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  • As fast as lightning: The new weather sensor with lightning detection

    Up to now, there was little evidence to prove that damage or fires were caused by lightning. Lightning strikes can not only cause dangerous fires but can also give rise to great financial losses in the case of surge damage. This is especially critical for smart grids, solar panels and wind turbines, but also for building insurance, outdoor events and the forestry sector. “WS800”, the ...

  • Lightning Safety – Detectors Can Save Lives

    On March 19th, 2016, tragedy struck a music festival in Larose, Louisiana. For the past several years, many people have descended on the family farm of Mike Malgout (Alligator Mike) to listen to various musicians while enjoying Louisiana style food and entertainment at the T-Bois Blues Festival. A number of those that attend the three day event opt to camp out in tents, and this year was ...

  • Easyjet unveils ash detector to end large-scale disruption

    easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today unveils a ground breaking technology that will minimise future disruption from volcanic activity. easyJet will be the world’s first airline to trial a new technology called AVOID (Airborne Volcanic Object Identifier and Detector). The system, essentially a weather radar for ash, was created by Dr Fred Prata of the Norwegian Institute for Air ...


    By Nicarnica Aviation AS

  • Miniaturized mobile ozone detector works in air, water and near explosive gases

    Researchers in Freiburg have developed a highly-sensitive, miniaturized mobile ozone sensor which can be used not only in air, but also in water and in the vicinity of explosive gases. The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF in Freiburg is developing improved chemical sensors that are not prohibitively expensive. One particularly important area of application involves the ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Crowcon launches Gas-Tec Hydrocarbon Gas Detector for Leak Survey and Localisation

    Crowcon’s new Gas-Tec portable hydrocarbon gas detector is designed for rapid leak survey and localisation in applications such as gas distribution networks and landfill sites. Using Crowcon’s tried and tested flame ionisation chamber, the Gas-Tec also features next generation technology such as GPS, data and event logging. The new device allows survey teams to track progress and quickly pinpoint ...

  • Pellistor replacement IR flammable gas detector from Crowcon

    Crowcon’s innovative new IREX infrared (IR) flammable gas detector is designed to replace pellistor (catalytic bead) type flammable gas detectors, resulting in faster response times and greatly reduced zero drift. Capable of detecting methane, butane, propane and many other hydrocarbons, IREX is specifically designed for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. Pellistor and some other IR type ...

  • Kashagan Field Protected by SharpEye

    The Kashagan Field, in the Kasakhstan's zone of the Caspian Sea, has invested in over 2,000 SharpEye Triple IR Flame Detectors. The AGIP  Kashagan FIeld provides an extremely harsh environment for the detectors to work in. Despite this, the SharpEye Triple IR detectors continue to provide top detection with the highest accuracy, reliability and the highest immunity to ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • We Invented It, We Perfected It!

    High Value – High Risk industries often have large facilities, often located in remote areas where conditions can reach extremes, from African deserts to Alaskan waters. These environments provide difficult conditions within which optical flame need to operate, directly linking to regular triggering of false alarms, resulting in a loss of confidence in the detection systems and ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • FAA Awarded Vaisala a Significant Ceilometer and Visibility Sensor Contract

    Vaisala to supply ceilometers and visibility instruments to U.S. airports. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Vaisala a EUR 4.4 million contract to supply ceilometers and visibility instruments for the Federal Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) program. The contract includes several hundred instruments and an extended warranty of five years. Deliveries started in ...


  • 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

  • Our Product Offering to You has Broadened

    We now have an even broader range of products available for integration or incorporation into a system. Hitherto, our products have included meteorological instruments such as humidity, temperature and pressure transmitters, ceilometers, present weather detectors, anemometers, precipitation, visibility and other hydrometeorological sensors. Our new product offering includes, for example, wind ...


  • The Heat Shield: Guarding your sensors against overheating

    Instruments installed in open plants such as gas detectors, smoke detectors or other instrumentation are often located in places where they are exposed to direct sunlight. When planning a new plant it is nearly impossible to predict in which location an instrument will be exposed to sunlight. Radiant heat from the sun will warm up instrument housings made of metal or dark material in a very short ...

  • Ashtead Stand under Siege at Sustainability Live!

    Commenting on the enormous number of visitors to the Ashtead Technology Rentals stand at Sustainability Live! in early May, General Manager, James Carlyle, says “The level of interest in rental instruments was so high that we had to bring in extra staff to cope with demand. It seems that almost everyone is now looking to rent rather than buy instruments. This is for financial reasons and because ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Climatronics’ PARTAC™ tactical particulate profiler detects a wide range of natural and man-made airborne particulates, including those associated with WMD attacks

    Climatronics Corporation announces the introduction of PARTAC™, a new tactical particulate profiler capable of detecting a wide range of natural and man-made airborne particulates, including those associated with WMD attacks. This robust eight-channel, low power monitor uses an internal laser scattering detector to rapidly count and sort incoming particulates by size into eight programmable bins. ...


    By Climatronics Corporation

  • Climatronics Corporation introduces the PARTAC™ tactical particulate profiler

    (Bohemia, NY, USA) - - Climatronics Corporation’s PARTAC™ tactical particulate profiler is capable of detecting a wide range of natural and man-made airborne particulates, including those associated with WMD attacks. This robust eight-channel, low power monitor uses an internal laser scattering detector to rapidly count and sort incoming particulates by size into eight programmable bins. With a ...


    By Climatronics Corporation

  • Fall Property Maintenance Tips to Help Avoid Common Indoor Environmental Quality Issues

    With the fall season in full swing, now is an ideal time to check the condition of a home or commercial property and perform some preventive maintenance tasks. Taking steps now can help to ensure a property is in good condition to provide a safe and comfortable place for building occupants before cooler winter weather arrives.   “Preventive maintenance ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • OSHA reminds employers to protect workers from dangers of carbon monoxide exposure

    With the arrival of cold weather, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reminding employers to take necessary precautions to protect workers from the serious, and sometimes fatal, effects of carbon monoxide exposure. Recently, a worker in a New England warehouse was found unconscious and seizing, suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Several other ...

  • Oxford Instruments announces the new handheld XRF analyser X-MET7500 for professional materials analysis of light elements

    Oxford Instruments is proud to launch a new member of its handheld XRF analyser X-MET7000 series, the X-MET7500. The X-MET7500 delivers fast and accurate analysis of the widest variety of materials, including trace elements and light elements (from magnesium) analysis, without the need for helium purge or vacuum pump.  It is the ideal screening tool: Metal industries: Positive Material ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Vaisala launches new ceilometer for high range cloud detection

    Related application software enables air quality forecastingAtlanta, GA, January 18, 2010) Vaisala introduces a new cloud height detector, the Vaisala Ceilometer CL51 in the American Meteorological Society's Annual Meeting in Atlanta today. The CL51 is designed to measure cloud base height and ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • The Need for Speed! - New X-MET7000 eXpress launched

    Oxford Instruments is proud to launch a new, faster handheld XRF analyser for high performance measurement - the X-MET7000 eXpress. The NEW X-MET7000 eXpress delivers the high performance that is needed when measuring trace elements without compromising on time. The new X-MET7000 eXpress delivers accurate analysis, lower limits of detection, improved precision (repeatability) and faster analysis ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

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