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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Electrochemical Sensor Technology News

Sensotec Lauches Identity Technology

signal conditioning. for connectivity of sensors and associated signal conditioning. and user defined location information is stored in the sensor. information and automatically sets up and calibrates the signal conditioning with the sensor. market. identity of blind cable and connectors. automatically recognized when the signal conditioning is powered up.

Partners Look to Tackle Risks of Autonomous Shipping

Photo: Rolls-Royce

As industry efforts to make autonomous shipping a reality continue, Rolls-Royce and AXA Corporate Solutions have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to explore ways in which they can bring a new risk management offering to the marine market.The companies say they seek to utilize Rolls-Royce Ship Intelligence systems and equipment and AXA’s risk analytics capabilities to support current sailing and future vessels."Combining AXA’s Marine Underwriting expertise and Rolls-Royce Ship Intelligence will enable both companies to deliver higher customer value through continuous innovation…

Alion Part of Navy Contract, Advanced Above Water Sensors

Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, in conjunction with fourteen other companies, was awarded a $134m contract from the Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) to support the development and procurement of Navy above water sensors. Work under the contract will result in more efficient office and project management functions and continuity over the entire acquisition cycle. PEO IWS 2.0 is the Above Water Sensors Directorate within PEO IWS. Working with prime contractor Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., Alion will provide support in the areas of program and financial management, engineering and test and evaluation.

Salwico Emission Monitoring Systems

Image courtesy Consilium Marine & Safety AB

The Salwico Emission Monitoring Systems is a continuous measuring NOx, SO2 and CO2 analyzing equipment for marine applications. Unlike other solutions based on electrochemical sensor technology, not equivalent to chemiluminescent analyzing principles, Consilium is the first and only supplier providing a fully compliant solution. The analyzing technology is based on the regulatory chemiluminescent principle as stated in the Marpol Annex VI NOx Technical Code. By adapting innovative…

New Technology for Submarine Wireless Battery Monitoring

The German navigation specialist Raytheon Anschütz introduces a newly developed wireless battery monitoring technology. The core of the system is a new sensor that features an innovative measurement concept to provide highest failure safety while contributing to cost savings during installation and servicing. Raytheon Anschütz, as a subsidiary of the Raytheon Company, presents a wireless battery monitoring demonstration at this year’s UDT in London. The Wireless Battery Monitoring System (WBMS) is the central measuring and evaluation system for main batteries aboard submarines.

E8500 Combustion Analyzer

The new E8500 combustion analyzer is a complete portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. The E8500 is suitable for regulatory & maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications. The E8500 includes electrochemical sensors to detect the presense of O2, CO, NO, NO2, SO2, H2S, as well as NDIR Sensors which pick up CO2, CxHy, CO. It is designed to provide stack gas & ambient air temperature measurements and draft & differential pressure measurements, and to calculate efficiency, excess air, and CO2 values.

The Digital Future of Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensors

(Image: CMR Group)

CMR Group’s chief technical officer, Patrice Flot, considers the current approach to sensing exhaust gas temperature (EGT) on high horsepower engine platforms and the capabilities provided by new digital technology. An EGT sensor measures the temperature of the engine exhaust gas to prevent damage to critical components such as the after treatment system, turbines and cylinder head exhaust valves. It can also be used inside the combustion chambers where hot gases are generated.

E Instruments International Intorduces the E8500 Combustion Analyzer

E Instruments E8500

The NEW E8500 combustion analyzer is a complete portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. The E8500 is ideal for regulatory & maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications.

Cover the Guns: Transhield's Armordillo Navy Approved

Photo: Transhield

Transhield, Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech protective covers for commercial and industrial markets, announce that their patented Armordillo protective covers have successfully completed evaluation with the U.S. Navy. The evaluation of Transhield Armordillo advanced protective cover technology occurred over a nine-month period onboard several surface combatants and at the Naval Research Lab. As a result of the evaluation, Naval Sea Systems Command released a message to all Naval…

WaveSentry Sea-State Project in Progress

Chelsea Sensor equipment to be fitted to French ferry to progress WaveSentry sea-state forecasting project. Novel sensors, provided by the Chelsea Technologies Group are to be fitted to a cross-channel ferry to collect vessel motion data as part of the WaveSentry project which is being managed by Marine South East. This motion data will be processed to derive certain indirect sea-state measurements which will be merged with a range of other data feeds within the WaveSentry sea-state measurement and forecasting system.

Det-Tronics Gains Approval for Gas Detector

Det-Tronics Adds IP66/67 Approval to Existing Ultra-Fast Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Detector; Detector approved for Class I, Div 1 locations including locations that require IP66/67. Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics), a provider of industrial fire detection, gas detection, and hazard mitigation systems, announces that its Nanotechnology Metal Oxide Semiconductor hydrogen sulfide gas (NTMOS H2S) detector has earned approval for use in locations that require an ingress protection rating of IP66/67, ideal for petrochemical, oil and gas applications (http://ntmos.det-tronics.com).

Electronic Sensor Technology Completes Sale

Electronic Sensor Technology has received an order from Northrop Grumman Corporation, a leading defense contractor and shipbuilder distributor, for three zNose devices. The devices are expected to be used for cargo detection in Louisiana as part of Northrop Grumman's security integration project for the U.S. Navy. The zNose is an electronic sensor device that can capture and analyze nearly any odor, fragrance or chemical vapor within ten seconds, for security and defense applications.

TE Connectivity Expands Sensors Offering with AST

TE Connectivity Ltd, a world leader in connectivity, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of American Sensor Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of pressure and position sensing solutions with 2013 revenues of approximately $20 million. The acquisition further expands TE’s growing portfolio of sensors and sensor systems. AST specializes in manufacturing products incorporating their proprietary technologies for use in high performance, harsh and extreme environments such as high corrosion, high and low temperatures, and toxic and hazardous materials settings. AST’s products serve several industries including marine and offshore oil and gas, energy and power generation, industrial controls, aerospace and defense, and industrial and commercial transportation.

E Instruments Offers Combustion Gas and Emissions Analyzer

The E8500 combustion analyzer (Photo: E Instruments).

The new E8500 combustion analyzer from E Instruments is a portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. The E8500 is ideal for regulatory and maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications. The E8500 includes electrochemical sensors for O2, CO, NO, NO2, SO2, H2S; NDIR sensors for CO2, CxHy, high CO; low NOx and true NOx capable; real-time PC software package; wireless remote printer; internal thermoelectric chiller with automatic condensate removal…

Biofouling Foiled: UV Light Harnessed for Biofouling Control

(Photo courtesy of Adrian Round, Dir. of Observatory Operations, ONC)

Since the first deployment of in-situ monitoring instrumentation, biofouling has been a problem. Without an effective solution, people have historically had to accept the limits biofouling imposes on ocean sensing work, with significant repercussions. When instrumentation is deployed in-situ, the value of the data taken during the deployment corresponds with the longevity: information gleaned from a longer deployment is often more useful than information from one of a shorter term.

New Portable Combustion Gas and Emissions Analyzer

E8500

The new E8500 industrial combustion analyzer from E Instruments is a complete portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. According to the manufacturer, the E8500 is suited for regulatory and maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace and other combustion applications. The analyzer features up to nine gas sensors and has capabilities for wireless communication with computers and other windows devices. The E8500 also includes electrochemical sensors – O2…

Portable Industrial Combustion Gas & Emissions Analyzer

The new E8500 combustion analyzer is a portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing.  The E8500 is ideal for regulatory and maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace and other combustion applications. The E8500 Also Includes: Electrochemical Sensors – O2, CO, NO, NO2, SO2, H2S; NDIR Sensors – CO2, CxHy, High CO; Low NOx and True NOx Capable; Real-Time PC Software Package; Wireless Remote Printer; Internal Thermoelectric Chiller with Automatic Condensate Removal; Stack Gas and Ambient Air Temperature Measurements; Draft and Differential Pressure Measurements; Efficiency, Excess Air, and CO2% Calculated Values. www.E-Inst.com (As published in the October 2013 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - www.marinelink.com)

Terion Launches FleetView 3T

Terion launched FleetView 3T -- a product line extension specifically designed for managing tanker trailers. The FleetView 3 technology platform was developed to accommodate all kinds of asset types and to support many different sensors. The product is designed to gather information from cargo sensors, door sensors, Tractor ID devices, tire pressure sensors, and gas pressure sensors. The product communicates real-time trailer location and event status when the trailer is tethered or untethered, and provides an accurate record of loaded or unloaded status by way of a patented Cargo Sensor.

Oily Wastewater Transformed with WETT-O

Terragon Environmental Technologies has been developing the Wastewater Electrochemical Treatment Technology for oily water, or simply WETT-O, for the past six years. WETT-O uses an electrochemical process to transform oily wastewater into reusable or dischargeable water depending on the application. WETT-O uses electrochemistry and does not require filters, membranes, chemicals or biological treatment commonly found in alternative approaches. Terragon’s proprietary Electrocoagulation (EC) cartridge employs sacrificial anodes and electricity which release ions that act as coagulants.

Fireboy-Xintex Brings New Tech to IBEX

Image: Fireboy-Xintex

Fireboy-Xintex said it will exhibit its latest technology developments at The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), including newly released carbon monoxide alarm system as well as a new series of fire suppression systems. At IBEX, to be held October 4-6, 2016 at the Tampa Convention Center, Fireboy-Xintex is releasing its new CMD5-M Carbon Monoxide Alarm, which features an electrochemical sensor, compact design and a version that requires no external power to be fully functional.

Scientists Strive to Make Fuel from Seawater

Refuelling at Sea: Photo courtesy of NRL

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is developing the chemistry for producing jet fuel from renewable resources. Refueling U.S. Navy vessels, at sea and underway, is a costly endeavor in terms of logistics, time, fiscal constraints and threats to national security and sailors at sea. In Fiscal Year 2011, the U.S. Navy Military Sea Lift Command, the primary supplier of fuel and oil to the U.S. Navy fleet, delivered nearly 600 million gallons of fuel to Navy vessels underway, operating 15 fleet replenishment oilers around the globe.

Partnership Targets Waste Conversion Solutions

Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc. has entered into a strategic partnership with Green Marine Capital (GMC) in an effort to enable off grid sustainability by developing and commercializing simple compact and economical products that allow any habitat to convert its waste into useful resources, such as energy and clean water, Terragon said. Terragon’s first commercially available product, the patented Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS), converts each kilogram of waste generated by a habitat into 2kWh of thermal energy. A second product, the Wastewater Electrochemical treatment Technology (WETT), converts sewage into clean water that can be used for many utilities. Combined, MAGS and WETT can eliminate waste discharge from any habitat while reducing its need for energy and water.

RCH Engineers New Steering System

Image: RCH

Rio Controls & Hydraulics (RCH) said it has developed a new steering system by modifying existing inductive sensors used in the oil and gas industry to reach a design that the company said will provide accurate and longer lasting sensor command and feedback signals. This technology aims to replace conventional devices such as potentiometers, as RCH claims its system offers many advantages over traditional steering. •    Inductive Technology has no moving parts, so the lifecycle when compared to the conventional technology is extended from an estimated 2.5 years to over 120 years.

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