optical detection News

  • New: 886 Professional Reactor for improved optical absorption detection

    Metrohm presents the 886 Professional Reactor, a rugged and versatile flow-through reactor for fully automatic pre- and post-column derivatizations. The new reactor enables single- or multi-step derivatizations at any temperature between 25…120 ºC. The ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Huge demand for PM all monitor

    Palas, the German manufacturer of particulate monitoring instruments, is expanding production to cope with demand for its fine particulate monitor, the Fidas® 200, which is distributed in the UK by Air Monitors. In the following article Jim Mills explains why Air Monitors is being kept busy by the demand for this exciting new technology. PM monitoring – the ultimate ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Optical Leak Detection Sensors - Leak detection/liquid presence within telecommunications equipment

    The increased use of small and metrocell technology has resulted in a growing number of units being deployed in locations which are difficult to access and not subject to regular inspections. Enclosures, cabinets and housings of these cells are at risk of fluid ingress, putting critical electronic systems and the end users’ service at risk. An industry proven solution to this problem is to ...


    By SST Sensing Ltd

  • ASTM D7202 - 11 standard test method for determination of beryllium in the workplace using field-based extraction and optical fluorescence detection

    Exposure to beryllium can cause a potentially fatal disease, and occupational exposure limits for beryllium in air and on surfaces have been established to reduce exposure risks to potentially affected workers (4, 5). Sampling and analytical methods for beryllium are needed in order to meet the challenges relating to exposure assessment and risk reduction. Field-portable sampling and ...


    By ASTM International

  • Detecting defects in solar cells

    Solar panels, or photovoltaic (PV) modules, are being rapidly deployed across the world as costs fall and the need for sustainable, low-carbon energy grows. Being able to effectively characterise PV cells is a key factor in quality control during manufacturing and understanding their long-term behaviour. NPL researchers, Simon Hall, Matt Cashmore and John Blackburn, have developed a new technique ...

  • Oil spill & leak detection

    Slick Sleuth™ Oil Spill Detection & Alarm Systems are used for immediate detection, early warning alert, containment and prevention of accidental spills – averting environmental damage, costly cleanup, and possible fines or regulatory penalties. The optical sensor detects small amounts of oil and can be configured to automatically shut off pumps or valves, activate alarms and personnel ...


    By InterOcean Systems

  • SST Sensing Optical Liquid Level Sensors

    Determining the presence or absence of fluids is an important feature of many products. Whether we need industrial sensors to know the fluid levels in a large industrial tank, coffee machine or oil reservoir or to identifying leaks in pumps, the ...


    By SST Sensing Ltd

  • Electrically-driven Optical Antennas demonstrated for the first time

    Antennas are essential components of all our daily lives, used in radios, mobile phones, Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth devices, RFID tags, baby monitors and garage door openers amongst other commonplace items. They work by converting electrical power into radio waves for transmission and vice versa for reception. Now, for the first time, an international group of scientists has demonstrated that the ...


    By Andor Technology Ltd (Andor)

  • Servomex partners with optical gas sensor expert

    A technology partnership between the gas analysis business of Spectris pk (Egham, England), Servomex Group Ltd (Crowborough, England), and Preclsive LLC (Woburn, MA), a developer of optical sensors for on-line gas sensing applications, will give Servomex the opportunity to offer its customers in the hydrocarbon processing market "a genuinely complete gas analysis solution for many downstream ...


    By MKS Instruments, Inc.

  • PetroSense line of revolutionary optical hydrocarbon sensors

    FCI Environmental, Inc., the manufacturer of the PetroSense line of revolutionary optical hydrocarbon sensors, announced the introduction of their real time TPH (and BTEX in particular) monitors. The PetroSentry system offers both a portable spot-check and a continuous monitoring solutions for detecting and monitoring the presence of BTEX in water. ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Hot Off The Press: To Detect and To Protect

    Many oil and gas installations, especially oil rigs and FPSOs, are located in areas with harsh weather conditions, such as in the North Sea or Alaska. Although a different area of the world, similar tough surroundings are faced at the other end of the spectrum where there is extreme sunlight and high temperatures coupled with occasional sand storms. In all of these locations and many ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • Development of new gas detection technologies

    Edinburgh Sensors, has a worldwide reputation for high performance gas sensing solutions which is built on 40 years of experience. A dedicated R&D team focuses on the development of new technologies, pushing the boundaries for gas detection. Changes in global consumer patterns create new requirements for gas detection and the path to new gas detection solutions can be challenging.  We ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Detecting diseases in the palm of your hand

    Portable laboratories the size of your palm, capable of analysing food for diseases such as salmonella, no longer belong in the realms of science fiction. A team of European researchers are on the fast track to producing just such a lab. OptoLabCard, a project funded by the EU to the tune of over EUR 3 million, offers to not only protect the health and well-being of millions of Europeans but also ...

  • Detection limit determination for Tekran 2700

    The new Tekran 2700 Methyl Mercury Auto-Analyzer continues to exceed the performance specifications it was designed to meet. We have established that the unit is capable of sample runs times below 8 minutes. With our all new electronics platform and advanced optics, we have reached even lower sensitivity levels. Using the EPA 40 CFR 136 protocol, we have determined the method detection limit ...

  • Speeding up E. coli detection

    A simple, automated method of tracking E. coli uses a laser to detect and monitor the microbe in potentially contaminated bodies of water or waterways. The technique, described this month in the International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design could reduce the incidence of waterborne disease outbreaks. Bin Chen of Purdue University Calumet, and colleagues there and at the University ...

  • BEST launches breakthrough innovations with the new OPUS Optical sorter

    BEST uses the latest and most innovative optical technologies to achieve highest efficiency in the detection and removal of unwanted materials. The company has a big focus on quality and reliability and is constantly striving to develop advanced, innovative and complete solutions for every sorting challenge imaginable. BEST listens to its customers and understands the need for a complete range of ...


  • Leading US cancer clinic installs first optical communication system for MRI

    Optoacoustics announced that The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) has installed the leading-edge IMROC™ communication system for use in its clinical Interventional MRI Suite, one of the most advanced facilities of its type in the world.Optoacoustics' Interventional MR Optical Communication System (IMROC) is the only system that enables doctors in interventional MRI (iMRI) ...


    By Optoacoustics Ltd.

  • Microplasma Technology for pollution detection: radical new developments

    The air we breathe is critical to supporting life functions and yet it is colorless, odorless, tasteless -- and constantly changing. Our bodies’ reaction to the quality of the air we breathe depends on what we are exposed to, the degree of exposure, the status of our health and our genetic make-up. Air quality is dynamic; when it changes even slightly, it can have a dramatic effect on health. An ...


    By Optomem Sensors Inc.

  • Hot Off The Press: H2s And Ammonia Detection

    While toxic gases have a wide variety of uses in a range of industries, they can be very dangerous at high concentrations. In particular, ammonia is an excellent coolant used in food production and storage, and an efficient fertilizer in the agriculture industry. Additionally, H2S is an inevitable byproduct within the oil and gas industry, pulp and paper production and more. Human senses cannot ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • Dependable gas detection without heated mirrors

    IRmax is an ultra-compact infrared (IR) flammable gas detector which delivers rapid, fail-safe detection of hydrocarbon gases and vapours. Featuring dual-wavelength IR sensor technology in a rugged 316 stainless steel package, IRmax is designed to detect methane gas and other potentially explosive hydrocarbons in the harshest conditions. Unlike conventional IR gas detectors, IRmax does not ...

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