Monitoring and Metering

Promising mobile technologies find methane leaks quickly

On trucks, drones and airplanes, 10 promising technologies for finding natural gas leaks swiftly and cheaply competed in the Mobile Monitoring Challenge, the first independent assessment of moving gas leak detectors at well sites. The organisers of the contest – Stanford University‘s Natural Gas Initiative and the Environmental Defense Fund …

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BVM is at the heart of level crossing safety updates

There are more than 6000 level crossings in the UK’s rail network, and in 2017-2018 there were over 400 collisions or near misses between trains, vehicles and pedestrians. To improve performance and reliability of locally installed detection and monitoring systems, BVM was asked to upgrade and future-proof existing technology. The …

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ACOEM scales up its air monitoring capabilities with acquisition of DynOptic Systems

ACOEM Group has broadened its technical expertise and market presence in air and gas monitoring following the acquisition of DynOptic Systems, a specialist manufacturing company that designs and produces a range of continuous emissions monitoring sensors and instruments. The acquisition includes DynOptic Systems’ subsidiary business, Tunnel Sensors, a world leader …

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Ion Science on target to achieve £20 million turnover in 30th anniversary year

In line with its 30 per cent year-on-year growth objective, Cambridge-based Ion Science is celebrating 30 years by announcing it is on target to achieve £20 million turnover in 2019. Increasing global awareness of the need to monitor volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for indoor and outdoor air quality continues to …

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New contract helps protect water resources

The Environment Agency has awarded a four-year contract to Meteor Communications for the provision of telemetry systems, services and MeteorCloud data hosting for water quality monitoring systems located in English rivers and bathing waters. The contract was awarded on 7th June 2019 and ensures continuity of data from around 250 …

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Ninewells Hospital chooses ION Science Tiger VOC detector for use within assisted conception unit

The Assisted Conception Unit at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee has purchased an ION Science Tiger handheld volatile organic compound (VOC) detector in adherence with the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (HFEA) regulations for air quality in tissue laboratories and to ensure optimum culture conditions for embryos. This follows an independent external …

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100 days, 100 nights: Sensor network reveals telltale patterns in neighbourhood air quality

Black carbon, commonly known as soot, is a significant contributor to global warming and is strongly linked to adverse health outcomes. Produced by the incomplete combustion of fuels – emitted from large trucks, trains, and marine vessels – it is an air pollutant of particular concern to residents in urban …

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Fluke acquires PRUFTECHNIK

Fluke Corporation has acquired PRUFTECHNIK, a market leader in precision laser shaft alignment, condition monitoring, and non-destructive testing. “Fluke’s acquisition of PRUFTECHNIK reflects the growing importance our customers place on reliability systems to keep their equipment in optimum operating condition,” said Marc Tremblay, president of Fluke Corporation. “This business will …

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Mouser Electronics and Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies sign global distribution agreement

Mouser Electronics has announced a global distribution agreement with Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies, an Amphenol company, to distribute its brand of Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies vibration monitoring products and sensing solutions. A trusted brand since the 1960s, Wilcoxon has a strong legacy of success in vibration monitoring. Companies and organisations across many industries …

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Endress+Hauser strengthens expertise for advanced analysis

Endress+Hauser has expanded its center of competence for advanced analysis in Lyon, France. The Group invested 2 million euros in a new production facility and office space to meet the growing demand in the area of advanced process analyses. From Lyon, around 20 employees support Endress+Hauser sales centers across Europe …

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