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nov 1 19 10Latest TVOC 2 incorporates well proven MiniPID 2 sensor technology for continuous detection of total volatile organic compounds

Further strengthening its position at the forefront of gas detection instrumentation for global occupational health and environmental monitoring applications, Ion Science ( has redesigned its TVOC fixed photoionisation detector (PID). Developed for continuous monitoring of total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs), the TVOC 2 features eye-catching new branding and incorporates the company’s latest market-leading long life MiniPID 2 sensor.

Ion Science’s TVOC 2 has three selectable detection ranges of 0 – 10, 0 – 100 and 0 – 1000 parts per million making it ideal for monitoring applications in a range of industries including manufacturing, processing, offshore, refineries, petrochemical, chemical, waste and water treatment, indoor air quality and pharmaceutical.

By incorporating Ion Science’s MiniPID 2 sensor, TVOC 2 boasts Fence Electrode Technology for increased resistance to humidity and contamination allowing extended operation in the field. A robust and rugged design helps ensure accurate results in the harshest of working environments.

Ion Science’s TVOC 2 utilises a diffusive sample technique resulting in less contamination issues compared to pumped systems which reduces lamp cleaning and servicing requirements. The 4-20 mA analogue output enables TVOC 2 to be integrated into a Distributed Control System (DCS) to give warning or control of high VOC levels in the working environment.

The ATEX approvals enable a three wire TVOC system to be used in Zone 2 hazardous areas, without safety barriers. Plus, ATEX and IECEx approvals allow TVOC to be used in Zone 1 hazardous areas, with safety barriers.

Ion Science’s TVOC 2 is simple to install, service and calibrate and does not require a hot work permit. The MiniPID 2 sensor is accessible and changeable in a matter of seconds.

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Conker launches SX80 business rugged tablet

Eight-inch tablet with optional 2D scanner enables enterprise mobility and productivity
London, UK – 17 September 2019 – Conker, a British producer of business rugged tablet, touch screen and mobile devices, announces the availability of its SX80 Android 8.1 tablet.  The SX80 has been designed to be fit for purpose within scenarios where a business rugged device is required to enable a mobile workforce and enterprise mobility strategy. This includes warehouse and logistics, engineering, construction, manufacturing, retail and emergency services.

ATEX Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge Puts to Sea

cygnus oct 19 1Cygnus Instruments makes the world’s only ultrasonic thickness gauge (UTG) that has been certified intrinsically safe to Zone 0.  And it is being chosen more and more by the marine industry.

Safety is of course the leading driver here, as Chris McChesney of Marine Technical Limits (MTL) explains: “as a leading FPSO integrity and repair management company, we ensure we are always meeting the highest possible standards.  On an FPSO, one is surrounded by confined spaces, Zone 0 and Zone 1 environments; so wherever relevant we will use ATEX equipment”.

Application-Report - Quality control on wallpaper coating machines

rt2 copyADFORS:
The company ADFORS belongs to the Saint-Gobain Group, the largest supplier of materials and building technologies worldwide.
ADFORS focuses on the construction and industrial markets and offers solutions based on a complete assortment of textile and coating technologies using synthetic and natural fibres. They are the global market leader in the field of tech- nical textiles and provide solutions which have been precisely adapted to customer requirements.

New SLED-401, 601 and 1000 series LED floodlights: the evolution of the Cortem Group SLED family featuring a greater Lumen Output

Nuovi SLED copyThree years after the market launch of the SLED floodlights family, Cortem Group has designed three new models featuring a diffused light beam and a greater Lumen Output: the SLED-401 (18.490 lumens), the SLED-601 (32.092 lumens) and the SLED-1000 (46.145 lumens).

A new high temperature linear heat cable for extremely harsh environments

ems sept 19 37Early detection of overheat to protect critical equipment is essential for preventing and reducing costly downtime.

LGM Products’ range of Signaline Linear Heat Detection cable is a cost effective and reliable method of detecting the early warning signs of overheat and fire for a range of applications from car parks to power stations.

Distillery lift trucks get “vapour aware” with Pyroban

hes july 19 22 3Chivas Brothers has introduced new explosion proof lift trucks to its whisky distillery in Tormore, nestled on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland.  The new Hyster® lift trucks have been converted by Pyroban® to make drivers aware of flammable whisky vapours and shut down the equipment automatically if necessary.


hes july 19 22 1New Rosemount™ 628 Universal Gas Sensors add carbon monoxide and oxygen depletion to the list of measurable hazards

Emerson has introduced two new Rosemount™ 628 Universal Gas Sensors to measure carbon monoxide and oxygen depletion in addition to the existing capability to monitor hydrogen sulphide. These additions to the series enable a broader range of hazardous situations to be monitored using the Rosemount 928 Wireless Gas Monitor platform.

Mobile offshore room solutions for plug and play

hes sat 19 4ELA Container Offshore GmbH is going from strength to strength. Their mobile room solutions are versatile and easy to assemble and fix in situ. There are options to rent or buy. Hans Gatzemeier, the Managing Director, spoke with us at PES. The company are having a great year and have already met their 2019 target. They have many trusted partners and their reach is worldwide.

PES: Hi Hans, it’s great to have you back. The good news is that we have many new readers, so for their benefit, please could you give us a brief overview of ELA Containers?

Safety Boot Heeler Met protects vulnerable instep

hes sat 19 3A quarter of the bones in our bodies are in our feet. Anyone that works in risky workplace environments knows how important it is to protect the vulnerable foot. The Steel Blue metatarsal protection (Met-Guard) is built into the boot and therefore not visible, providing maximum flexibility with every movement. The Heeler Met Bump S3 is the new waterproof safety boot that has just been added to the range of Met-Guard boots. This waterproof boot is suitable for damp, wet environments, walking through snow and shallow water whilst keeping the wearer’s feet dry. The Heeler Met Bump S3 is capable of withstanding the heaviest of drops whilst offering 100% Comfort.