Distributor Meeting in OctoberOn the 16th and 17th October 2018 we held our inaugural International Distributor Meeting. Fittingly the meeting was held in one of the seats of the Industrial Revolution, Quarry Bank Mill near Manchester UK. 33 people from 27 different countries attended, a great result given the distance many had travelled to hear the latest ugrades to Multisensor’s product and to receive detailed training. The countries that were represented during the meeting were: Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Morocco, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand. During the meeting the following topics were discussed:
- Electronic nose technology, the basis of our products
- The NEW MS1200 VOC and Hydrocarbon Monitor and the NEW MS2000 THM Monitor (both with enhanced user interfaces)
- Ammonia measurement in raw waste water using the MS3500 Ammonia Monitor
- Communication protocol trends in the water industry (Modbus, Profibus, WiFi etc…)
- Servicing and Commissioning of the Oil in Water and Trihalomethane Monitors
- Data analysis and interpretation
- Case studies from drinking water plants and wastewater plants
Distributor Training Conference in October
Multisensor Systems Ltd. is proud to announce that on the 16th and 17th of October 2018 we are holding a Distributor Training Conference, with around 30 distributors attending from all over the world.
The two day meeting will take place at Conference Facilities located at Quarry Bank Mill, Manchester, a National Trust property which is one of the best preserved textile mills of the Industrial Revolution.
The event will focus on technical support, service, maintenance and troubleshooting with the distributors attending gaining all of the training needed to support their customers in the coming months and years, to maximise the benefit of Multisensor instruments.
The meeting will include the theory of operation of Multisensor products, with Prof. Krishna Persaud leading sessions on “Electronic Nose” technology and how that has been adapted to provide highly sensitive yet practical products for detecting a variety of substances.
The implementation and support of these products and their use in real applications will be the core of the material which delegates will take away with them to enable efficient and effective solutions in water monitoring to be deployed.
Product enhancements will be introduced and discussed as well as new products for Water Treatment Works protection and Waste Water Monitoring.
Attendees will also gain an insight into exciting new possibilities in sensing systems and technologies provided by Multisensor’s research staff, which will extend Multisensor’s capabilities in the future.
New distributor appointed for Central AmericaMultisensor Systems Ltd. is proud to announce that the company A.V. ELECTRONICA INDUSTRIAL PANAMA, S.A, is now our official distributor for the following countries: Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Venezuela.
The company is managed by Pedro Azuaje, an electrical engineer with a vast experience in process automation and water analysis. The company has more than a decade of experience working with the clean water and wastewater sector in Venezuela and has now expanded its presence with an office in Panama.
An MS1200 VOC analyser is already installed in the Panama Canal. The constant transit of vessels results in a high risk of collisions with the banks or structures of the canal and produce an accidental spill of oil. This would compromise the supply of potable water for consumption and general uses in the Canal Zone.
The Canal Authority decided to use the MS1200 system as an early warning system in case of contamination, thus preventing the suspension of the service, high maintenance costs and cleaning tasks that could arise from an oil spill. The instrument is installed in a pumping station about 30 metres from the banks of the Canal from where the water is taken. The water is analysed for the presence of oil and VOCs every 15 minutes and if there is an increase in the level, an alarm is activated and an action is taken. The environment is constantly warm and humid, which is very hostile to all electronic equipment. The MS1200 has performed reliably since installation
Polish distributor Gremes visits Multisensor and Oil in Water Monitor installation.
Between 5th and 7th of March, Multisensor Systems were very happy to host Patryk and Krzysztof from Gremes, our distributor in Poland ( www.gremes.pl ). Over the course of three days they received full commercial, technical and scientific training on the Multisensor range of products such as the Ammonia Monitor (MS3500) for raw wastewater, the THM Monitor (MS2000), - for post chlorinated water and the Oil in Water Monitor (MS1200) .
A particular interesting part of the training was a visit to a UK water company where an MS1200 has been providing protection for a drinking water intake for two years.
The unit was installed after a pollution event created some problems for the water treatment plant. The water company chose the MS1200 Oil in Water Monitor due to its proven performance, low operating costs and high reliability.
The instrument is installed in an outbuilding (around 100 metres from the river where the water is abstracted) together with other instruments (turbidimeter, pH etc…) and all their readings are recorded and sent to a central location.
The time the water takes to reach the water treatment plant provides enough time for the operators to act to protect assets and customers in the case of a contamination event in the river. The river runs through some heavily industrialised areas where there are chemical and petrochemical plants.
Gremes were able to appreciate the factors which make the MS1200 an ideal choice for the Water Company and the practical considerations of such an installation. This enables them to support customers in Poland in choosing the right product for their application and providing a high level of technical support.
Multisensor VOC Analyser Support in FranceMultisensor Systems are happy to announce that we have recently appointed an exclusive distributor who will support customers in France.
Marking a major step in the European development of Multisensor, the cooperation with the strong and dynamic “Air & Eau Systèmes” will allow customers in France to benefit from our contactless measurement technology to report on-line:
- Hydrocarbons and VOCs in water,
- TriHaloMethanes in drinking water and
- Ammonia in Raw Wastewater intakes.
Preliminary discussions have emphasised the need for a reliable way to detect VOCs in water, both for drinking water and industrial applications. Some of the most common compounds that we can detect can be found below:
- DiChlorobenzene 1,2
- DiChlorobenzene 1,3
- DiChlorobenzene 1,4
- Ethyl Benzene
- TriMethylBenzene 1,2,4
- TriMethylBenzene 1,3,5
- TriChloroBenzene 1,2,4
- Xylene m
- Xylene o
- Xylene p
- Range of solvents
- Penetrating Oils
- Some cutting fluids
Thanks to the contactless technology, Multisensor products allow customers at water treatment plants, industrial sites and water treatment facilities to ensure that their systems are working correctly, their filters and RO membranes are not damaged by oils and hydrocarbons and that their processes are properly balanced.
If you have any enquiry about an application and you are based in France, please get in touch with us or with our distributor, Air & Eau Systèmes, http://www.air-eau.com .