Gas sensing

ION Science hosts service training for Norwegian distributor

ION Science recently held a two-day service training course for representatives from Norwegian distributor, Vestteknikk AS, at its state-of-the-art facility in Cambridgeshire, UK. Led by ION Science’s Technical Support Specialist and Trainer, Marcus Wadey-Leblond, the service training provided Vestteknikk’s Joar Nicolaysen and Kenneth Andre Rishaug with a comprehensive learning experience …

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Reducing the effects of cattle farming with methane monitors

In 2018, there were an estimated 1.002 billion head of cattle worldwide, an increase of 6.5 million head over 2017. Global meat production has continued, and is seemingly continuing, to rise and although cattle now accounts for a relatively smaller percentage of overall meat consumption, there were still over 68 …

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Vaisala probes facilitate rollout of environmentally friendly refrigeration

Supermarkets all over Australia and New Zealand are benefiting from advanced carbon dioxide monitors as new natural refrigeration systems are installed in the fight against climate change. The Woolworths Group employs over 205,000 staff and serves 900 million customers each year. As a large and diverse organisation, Woolworths knows that …

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Bats inspire detectors to help prevent oil and gas pipe leaks

Engineers have developed a new scanning technique inspired by the natural world that can detect corroding metals in oil and gas pipelines. By mimicking how bats use differing wavelengths of ultrasound to detect objects, hunt, and avoid predators, engineers have developed a new system that combines two separate types of …

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Research zeroing in on electronic nose for monitoring air quality

Research at Oregon State University has pushed science closer to developing an electronic nose for monitoring air quality, detecting safety threats and diagnosing diseases by measuring gases in a patient’s breath. Recently published research led by Cory Simon, assistant professor of chemical engineering in the OSU College of Engineering, in …

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A wearable gas sensor for health and environmental monitoring

A highly sensitive, wearable gas sensor for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially available, according to researchers at Penn State and Northeastern University. The sensor device is an improvement on existing wearable sensors because it uses a self-heating mechanism that enhances sensitivity. It allows for quick recovery …

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IGE Consulting uses Ion Science TigerLT instrument for risk assessments of on-site contamination

Geo-environmental consultancy, IGE Consulting, is using a TigerLT handheld photoionisation detector (PID) from Ion Science to provide comprehensive risk assessments of on-site contamination. Supplied by UK-based distributor, Shawcity, the instrument was chosen for its flexible lamp design options that target different ranges and types of gases, and is monitoring potentially dangerous volatile …

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Gas Sensing Solutions Appoints Julian Hayes as new CEO

Gas Sensing Solutions (GSS) has announced the appointment of Julian Hayes as chief executive officer, taking over from Calum MacGregor who is retiring after 14 years with the company. Hayes comes with wealth of knowledge and expertise in helping develop high technology businesses, having previously worked at a number of …

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Perfecting heat treatment and endothermic processing

For iron and steel, one of the most common approaches for hardening these relatively soft materials is to perform heat treatment under endothermic atmospheres. There are many methods for heat-treating metal alloys, some of which include case-hardening or surface hardening and annealing, but the general purpose of the treatment is …

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Casella’s VAPex Sampling Pump wins New Product of the Year award

Casella, air sampling, noise and vibration specialist, has won Occupational Health and Safety’s 2019 ‘New Product of the Year Award’ for its VAPex Personal Low Flow Sampling Pump. Casella’s VAPex Personal Low Flow Sampling Pump was selected as the best new product in the Industrial Hygiene: Air Sampling category by …

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