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New initiatives in pollution risk management

E R Technical Services is pleased announce its continued development into new business areas, investing in new technology and materials to assist its customers with significant new innovation.

Many of the company’s customers carry out work in the commercial sector of the drainage market and are able to call on E R Technical Services’ vast experience to assist with the planning development and execution of bespoke solutions to what are often very challenging projects.

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Major flood repair helped by remote control boat

altA remote control boat equipped with a SonTek M9 Acoustic Doppler Profiler (ADP®) has been employed with HydroSurveyor software to create a 3-dimensional map of a damaged (and still submerged) flood barrier, following serious damage that took place during last December’s storms.

Data from the survey enabled the Environment Agency to act swiftly and effectively to repair the damage and thereby protect local industry and residents.

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Investment drives instrument service business

altAs Technical Director of environmental instrumentation specialist Quantitech, Jim Monaghan is acutely aware of the level and range of resources that are necessary to be able to deliver an effective instrumentation maintenance and calibration service.

“Most of the company’s service work is preventative maintenance,” he says. “We provide long-term service contracts that maximise instrument ‘up-time’ and in order to achieve this, it is necessary to invest heavily in staff, training, spares and consumables, as well as spare instruments and a hire fleet.”

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Increase your pH theory know-how and improve your measurements

altAccurate pH measurements require reliable meters and electrodes. Therefore choosing the right measuring instrumentation for your application is key.

By improving your pH theory and application know-how you can find the correct equipment for your needs more easily as well as guarantee reliable, high quality results.

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Portable GC-MS available for onsite ‘lab analysis’ trials

Quantitech has launched a new portable gas chromatograph mass spectrometer (GC-MS) and the company’s Dr Andrew Hobson is offering to visit trial sites, provide demonstrations and conduct analyses without charge.

The TRIDION™-9 is the fastest portable GC-MS in the world, able to rapidly detect an enormous variety of chemical compounds in liquid, solid or gaseous samples. Dr Hobson says: “As part of the launch, we need to demonstrate the advantages of field analysis to as wide an audience as possible, so, for a limited period, we are offering to visit UK sites in order to test real samples.

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Environment Systems extends Habitat Mapping of Anguilla to the Marine Environment

In 2012 Environment Systems created a new a habitat map of Anguilla. There was already some habitat mapping of the islands but it lacked detail and there was no baseline information of wetland (mangrove), limestone scrubland or particular species important to the islands’ biodiversity. The new map was created from Earth Observation data, including satellite, aerial photography and field survey data.

The project also included a knowledge transfer and training element with key members of staff from the Anguillian Department of the Environment (DOE) and Department of Physical Planning (DPP) visiting Aberystwyth to gain a better understanding of the use of Earth Observation techniques and software.

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Latest multigas FTIR analysers can be hired

altFTIR gas analysers have become popular in a wide variety of gas detection and monitoring applications because of their ability to measure almost any gas. However, the cost of this equipment can exceed the budgets of those that could benefit from this sophisticated technology, so Quantitech has established a small range of FTIR gas analysers that are available for hire.

Typical applications for FTIR gas analysis include industrial emissions monitoring, occupational safety surveys, engine exhaust testing, process monitoring, leak detection, emergency response, chemical spill and fire investigations, breathing gas analysis and many others.

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New portable GC-MS technology for onsite ‘lab analysis’

altTorion Technologies (USA) has appointed Milton Keynes based Quantitech to distribute a unique portable gas chromatograph toroidal ion trap mass spectrometer (GC-MS), in the UK and Ireland.

The TRIDION™-9 is the world’s fastest and most portable GC-MS. Combining a high speed GC with a miniaturised TMS in a lightweight, field-portable instrument, the TRIDION™-9 is designed to rapidly detect an enormous variety of chemical compounds in the field.

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New portable oil in water analyser

altInstrumentation specialist Quantitech has launched a new portable infrared analyser, the InfraCal 2. Based on the original highly popular InfraCal, the latest version offers a host of new features such as multiple calibrations, lower detection limits, faster analysis, data logging and a new touch screen with security features.

The InfraCal2 has been developed for applications such as sub-ppm detection of oil in water, monitoring cleaning efficiency of metal parts, measuring barrier layers in flexible films, textiles and fibre finishes, and quality control.

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