Thank-you to all who visited our stand at WWEM 2016

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It was great to meet so many of our valued customers, suppliers and partners at WWEM 2016 in Telford last week.

WWEM 2016 more photos

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It was great to meet so many of our valued customers, suppliers and partners at WWEM 2016 in Telford last week.

Thank-you to all who visited our stand at WWEM 2016

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It was great to meet so many of our valued customers, suppliers and partners at WWEM 2016 in Telford last week. [caption id="attachment_356" align="alignleft" width="572" caption="Brad Weaterton & Ben Capewell of Multisensor Systems"]WWEM 2016[/caption]

Exciting new applications in Malaysia

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Multisensor Systems customers in Malaysia are developing an exciting new application for the MS1200-SYS VOC monitor. They are working with our founder Dr Krishna Persaud to develop a system to alert the public to Leptospira infection in rivers and streams. The system will allow cost effective, 24/7 monitoring of water quality – even in remote areas, reducing the public risk of exposure to the bacteria which causes Leptospirosis. Thousands of people are infected with the bacteria each year and Leptospirosis accounted for at least 78 deaths in Malaysia during 2015. Click here to read more about this new innovation

courtesy of the Borneo Post

Ben Capewell joins Multisensor

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We are delighted to welcome Ben Capewell to Multisensor Systems as our UK Sales Manager. Ben comes to us with over 15 years of experience within the water industry and environmental technologies. We are excited to work with Ben moving forward as we launch the MS3000 Ammonia Monitor at WWEM 2016. If you would like further information about the MS3000 please contact Ben at ben.capewell@multisensor.co.uk or on 07739351195

Multisensor to Exhibit at WWEM 2016

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We are delighted to announce that Multisensor will be exhibiting at the "Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring Exhibition" in Telford this year. WWEM is a biennial exhibition, which will be held at the Telford International Centre over two days on 2nd and 3rd November 2016 We would be very pleased to meet you on our stand no 45. Please Click HERE to pre-register for WWEM. Multisensor will be showcasing our MS1200 VOC Oil in Water Monitor and offering a very special preview of the MS3000 Ammonia in water monitor, so please do ask one of the team for more details. If you would like to schedule a meeting with one of our team at WWEM, we would be delighted to further discuss your needs and how our products can help. Please call 01614915600 or contact us at info@multisensor.co.uk

Rotorflush Filters

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In applications with abnormally high suspended solids, several of our customers use Rotorflush self cleaning filters to protect our instruments. Click here to find out more about using Rotorflush Filters in Online Analysers.

Aquatech 2015

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We have just returned from a hugely successful week at Aquatech 2015 in Amsterdam Thanks to everyone who stopped to talk and find out more about our products. Hope to see you there again next year!

Award winning technology

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The winners of the Water Industry Forum Impact Awards 2015 for UK Water Research were announced at a reception held at The Crystal in London’s Docklands on 30th June. The awards, based on REF2014 Impact Case Studies, were judged by senior representatives from across the UK water industry and sponsored by NM Group, Yorkshire Water, Anglian Water, Arup and the Scottish Government. We are extremely proud to announce that our Oil in Water monitoring technology was chosen as the winning entry in the category:- Manufactured Products Award sponsored by NM GROUP University of Manchester, School of Engineering & Analytical Science Led by Prof. Krishna Persaud ‘MULTISENSOR – Non contact water pollution monitoring’ Prof. Krishna Persaud pictured with Brad Weaterton, Managing Director of Multisensor, received a magnificent crystal glass award. [caption id="attachment_315" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Directors of Multisensor Prof. Krishna Persaud (left) and Brad Weaterton."][/caption] You can find out more about the awards at the Water Industry Forum website here

SSIP Accreditation for Multisensor Systems

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We are very proud to announce that we have been confirmed as a Worksafe Contractor, as recognised by the Safety Schemes in Procurement Forum. This award recognises our continuing efforts to ensure the Health and Safety of our employees, partners and customers. We now hold certification for SSIP, IOSH and the Water Hygiene "Blue Card" Please contact us if you would like copies of our certification or our health & safety policies [caption id="attachment_309" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="SSIP"][/caption]

Multisensor develops business opportunities in Poland

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We are very excited to be at the Wod Kan exhibition in Poland this week! Do stop by at our booth and find out more about our innovative range of products! Click here to find out more about the show...... [caption id="attachment_305" align="aligncenter" width="229" caption="The Multisensor Systems Booth at Wod Kan"]Mat[/caption]

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Multisensor CEO Brad Weaterton enjoyed a most productive trip to Taiwan last week to visit our valued distributors AST Science Corp. AST are the exclusive distributors for the Multisensor range within Taiwan, and can be contacted with any enquiries at ast@astsciencecorp.com [caption id="attachment_300" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Kevin, Bruce, Gary and James from AST Science Corp"]AST[/caption] We would like to wish all at AST a very happy and prosperous New Year, we look forward to a continued close business relationship in the coming year!

Come and join our team!

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Continued growth means that we are now seeking an instrumentation engineer to join our team. The role will involve:

Servicing and commissioning Multisensor’s products in the UK and overseas

Participating in new product definition and development

Test and verification of existing and new instrumentation platforms

Mechanical and “wet end” design

Training of customers and other staff

Working with sales to provide a full service offering to customers

The key requirements are:

Experience in field operations in the water industry

Understanding of the technical and operational needs of the water industry

Qualified to degree level in Electrical, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering

Willing to do what is needed to get the job done

An ability to integrate with and enthuse other team members

The successful applicant will enjoy a competitive salary and the potential to develop with a fast growing company.

Multisensor Systems installs ATEX approved VOC Monitoring system

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Multisensor Systems Ltd has announced the successful deployment of the MS1100-ATEX VOC and Hydrocarbon Monitor System, designed for ATEX Zone 2 environments. MS1100-ATEX is an event monitor, providing alarms at user set levels to provide protection from the build-up of harmful or explosive substances in the atmosphere or in water. Alarms can be used locally to drive either visual or audible devices and continuous monitoring can be implemented via a 4 – 20mA loop output.

The new product, a derivative of the successful MS1100-SYS, conforms to the requirements of Ex II 3 G Ex nA IIC T6 Gc and Ex II 3 D Ex tc IIIC T85oC Dc IP65.

The instrument is housed in an ATEX Zone 2 compliant stainless steel enclosure and uses advanced gas sensing technology and signal processing in detecting gases or volatiles in a sample tank, drain or from the environment.

The MS1100-ATEX is sensitive to low parts per billion (ppb) concentrations and its wide dynamic range allows it to be used in a wide variety of applications.

Unlike other methods of measuring VOCs the Multisensor range of systems do not require laboratory facilities nor do they employ any chemicals in implementation. This reduces running costs, servicing requirements and operator input, saving both time and money.

Requiring less than 25W in normal operation the system uses a single phase 90 – 240V AC or 24V DC power supply.

New distributor for Eastern Canada region

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Multisensor and Avensys Solutions Announce a Distribution Partnership Avensys Solutions Becomes Official Distributor in Eastern Canada for Multisensor Systems Ltd. Montreal, Canada and Manchester, UK – March 19, 2013 – Avensys Solutions, a division of 3SPGroup, and Multisensor Systems Ltd, a UK based company, have announced that they will become partners in developing the Eastern Canada market for water quality monitors. Multisensor Systems supply non-contact, low maintenance, on-line instruments for the measurement of Trihalomethanes (THMs), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and other substances in waste water, drinking water, remediation schemes and industrial applications. Brad Weaterton, CEO of Multisensor Systems, said “Following the successful deployment of Multisensor’s products in Europe, Avensys provides the ideal combination of technical and commercial capability to successfully promote Multisensor’s products in the Canadian market, spearheading our growth in North America.” Pierre Michaud, V.P. Sales & Marketing, Avensys Solutions, adds “We are very pleased with this partnership as this represents a great addition to our drinking water product line and broadens our overall offering”. Products include: • The MS2000-SYS, a THM Monitoring system, providing on-line measurement down to 10ppb. With a 20 minute sampling frequency the MS2000-SYS enables accurate monitoring of water processing and THM removal systems. • The MS1200-SYS on-line VOC / Hydrocarbon in water (% Concentration) monitoring system, based on advanced gas sensing techniques, which is designed to measure VOC concentrations in the range of 10 – 1,000 ppb. The MS1200-SYS can provide trend data to detect contamination in ground water, to monitor the condition of GAC filters and can generate alarms if user definable thresholds are exceeded to protect water treatment equipment. Applications include monitoring filtration plant used in land and water remediation projects, gas storage and de-humidification, industrial processing and water treatment. Unlike other methods of measuring THMs and VOCs, the Multisensor range of systems do not require laboratory facilities nor do they employ any chemicals in implementation. This reduces running costs, servicing requirements and operator input, saving both time and money. About Multisensor Multisensor is a privately funded developer and supplier of highly sensitive instruments for the detection of environmentally harmful contaminants in water and air. Using a variety of different sensor types the company designs signal processing and interfacing hardware and software, to provide cost effective solutions to monitor and protect a variety of clean and waste water installations, conduct air monitoring and detect harmful organic chemicals. For more information, please visit www.multisensor.co.uk About Avensys Solutions Avensys Solutions, a division of 3SPGroup, is an industry leader in providing instrumentation and integrated solutions for the monitoring of industrial processes and environmental surveillance applications for air and water in the Canadian marketplace. Serving the industrial, water/wastewater, green energy and power general markets, Avensys Solutions also offers strong engineering and servicing capabilities. For more information, please visit www.AvensysSolutions.com About 3SPGroup 3SPGroup is a leading provider of innovative optical products and solutions for Lasers, Sensing & Telecom markets. Through its Avensys Solutions division, it also provides instrumentation and integrated solutions for process and environmental monitoring systems. For more information, please visit www.3spgroup.com . Press Contact: Multisensor Brad Weaterton T: +44 161 491 5600 brad.weaterton@multisensor.co.uk Avensys Solutions Louise Clément T: +1 514-428-6766 F: +1 514-428-8999 www.lclement@avensys.com

Success for Multisensor Systems MS1200-SYS in Granular Activated Carbon Bed Monitoring

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- Multisensor Systems Ltd has announced the successful deployment of the MS1200-SYS VOC and Hydrocarbon monitoring system in GAC Filter Monitoring applications. The MS1200-SYS has now been installed in locations globally and customers are enthusiastic about the projected cost savings, through reduced carbon replenishment.
The key benefits to users, in monitoring the condition of their Carbon Filter Beds and the detection of breakthrough, are increased lifetime of media - resulting in reduced costs, and removal of the risk that when the media is exhausted, harmful or un-licensed emissions to the environment may occur.
Applications include; monitoring filtration plant used in land and water remediation projects, gas storage and de-humidification, industrial processing and water treatment.
Providing round the clock monitoring, the MS1200-SYS is an on-line VOC / Hydrocarbon in water (% Concentration) monitoring system, based on advanced gas sensing techniques, and is designed to measure VOC concentrations in the range of 10 – 1,000 ppb.
The MS1200-SYS can provide trend data for the condition of the filter and can generate alarms if user definable thresholds are exceeded.
Unlike other methods of measuring VOCs the Multisensor range of systems do not require laboratory facilities nor do they employ any chemicals in implementation. This reduces running costs, servicing requirements and operator input, saving both time and money.

Multisensor to present for the WIPAC workshop series at WWEM 2012

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Multisensor Systems Ltd is pleased to announce that we will be presenting a workshop at WWEM 2012 in Telford http://www.wwem.uk.com/workshop-programme/ Dr Mark Brown will be speaking on "The formation, detection and removal of Trihalomethanes (THMs) in drinking water" The workshop is scheduled to take place in room no 7 at 3.30pm on Thursday 8th November 2012 and is part of a series of workshops arranged by WIPAC - the Water Industry Process Automation and Control group. http://wipac.org.uk/

Multisensor to speak at EWWM- the 6th European Wastewater Management Conference & Exhibition

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The European Waste Water Management Conference is one of the few events in the UK that deals specifically with problems and solutions for the management and treatment of wastewater.

The programme includes 50 technical papers over the two days, covering a range of topics from asset optimisation to novel process options.

Dr Mark Brown of Multisensor has been confirmed to speak in the "Process Automation and Control" section of the conference which is being presented by the WIPAC LinkedIn Group.

The conference takes place at Lancashire County Cricket Club, Old Trafford, Manchester, on the 9th and 10th October

We look forward to meeting you there....

Record Fine for Enbridge Spill

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The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has recommended a fine of $3.7 million USD against Enbridge Energy, for the spill which occured in July 2010, near Marshall USA

Due to multiple violations of federal pipeline safety regulations and a lack of a safety culture at the company, 20,000 barrels of crude oil was allowed to spill into the environment.

For more on this story, visit the Spill International website

http://www.spill-international.com/news/id985-Record_Fine_for_Enbridge_Spill.html

SWIG workshop on "The Role of Sensors in Disinfection Control - Minimising by-products whilst maximising disinfection"

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Dr Mark Brown, our Sales Director will be speaking at the upcoming workshop organised by SWIG - Sensors for Water Interest Group

The workshop will be held at the Scottish Government Offices, Leith, Edinburgh on 26th September 2012.

For more details please visit the SWIG website at http://www.swig.org.uk/files/cms/Disinfection%20by-products_2012_lflt_draftFinal_1340888081.pdf

Distributor Agreement finalised with Modern Water

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Multisensor Systems Ltd is pleased to announce that we have finalised an agreement with Modern Water plc for distribution of our range of instrumentation. Modern Water will be the exclusive distributors for Multisensor products in China and South Korea. Please see the distributor section of our website for full contact details

Distributor appointed for South-Eastern US States

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Multisensor Systems Ltd is pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with Heyward Incorporated in Charlotte, North Carolina. Heyward will exclusively represent the Multisensor range in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.
Please see the distributor section of the website for full contact details.

Spring 2012 news update:

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It's been a busy couple of months here at Multisensor HQ! We have seen huge interest in our products internationally with sales taking off in Canada, USA, Europe and Asia, plus distribution agreements signed with a number of new partners (look out for official announcements to follow....)

Come and meet us at the SWIG workshop on Contamination Risk Management and Drinking Water Security!

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Our MD, Brad Weaterton, will be presenting at the workshop on "Onsite monitoring of surface and groundwater" Further details about the programme can be found here We hope to see you there!

Our brand new product, ideal for monitoring drinking water sources such as boreholes. The MS1200 oil in water monitor

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- Multisensor Systems Ltd has announced the launch of the MS1200, an on-line VOC Monitor for Hydrocarbon and Oil in Water concentration measurements. The MS1200 uses advanced gas sensing techniques to provide a non contact and reagent free system. The instrument is designed to measure VOC concentrations as low as 5 ppb. The MS1200 implements a true concentration measurement together with an alarm system with user programmable alarm levels. Unlike other methods of measuring VOCs the Multisensor product does not require laboratory facilities nor does it employ any chemicals in its implementation. This reduces costs and time in monitoring VOCs at borehole sites, at the input of water treatment works or at environmentally sensitive locations. The Multisensor MS1200 Monitor works by passing gas, from the headspace above the water, across a sensor array. The data from the sensors is subsequently processed to provide concentration levels and statistics. There is no direct contact with the water being monitored resulting in servicing only being required every 6 months, minimising cost. The instrument reports concentrations of VOCs using a variety of communications interface options, including wireless, digital wired interfaces such as Profibus and a 4 – 20mA analogue current loop for SCADA systems. Historical data is stored within the monitor and this can be downloaded for further analysis via the wireless interface or by connecting a PC to the USB port. This method is also used for firmware upload and reporting of instrument status. Consuming a typical 10W and working with power supplies from 90V to 240V AC or 24V DC over a temperature range of 0 – 50C the product provides accuracy of better than +/- 10% using the sample presentation system which is provided. The MS1200 is available now as a system mounted on a backboard or as individual components.

Water Pollution in L.A. traced to Tar Pits

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For years, residents living near Ballona Creek and environmentalists have complained of mysterious sheens of oil and grease in the western Los Angeles County waterway, often blaming industrial dumping, urban runoff or other man-made causes for the pollution. The tar pits, in Wilshire Boulevard's Miracle Mile neighborhood, overflow during heavy rains, overwhelming the devices that separate oil from water. Polluted runoff then gets into the storm drain system, spilling into the creek and emptying into the ocean, according to county planners. The Page Museum and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County have paid regional water regulators $15,000 in fines for releasing polluted water into the storm drains in 2006. And in 2002, the Page Museum paid $3,000 to a coastal cleanup project to settle a stormwater discharge violation. Since 2009, the county has pumped excess water from the area into the sewer system, where it is treated before being released into the ocean. The measure was designed to be only temporary, and Los Angeles County supervisors voted earlier this month to spend $2 million to build a new system that will clean the water before it is deposited into the sewers. For further details please see the LA Times website

Oil spill pollutes Bury St Edmunds river

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About 5,000 gallons of oil has spilled into the River Lark in Bury St Edmunds, polluting a 2.5 mile stretch.

The Environment Agency said they were alerted on Monday evening and found red diesel entering the river near the Eastern Way Industrial Estate. It has affected the waterway downstream to the Suffolk Golf & Country Club. The Agency said it was carrying out an investigation and would take any appropriate enforcement action. For full details visit the BBC News Website

Multisensor Announce MISCOwater as American distributors

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5th December 2011 Multisensor Systems Ltd are pleased to announce the appointment of MISCOwater, as our official distributor for the south western states. MISCOwater will be handling all enquiries relating to California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. The agreement covers the full current range of Multisensor Systems Products, including the highly successful VOC monitor MS1100 and our revolutionary new THM monitor, the MS2000. For more information on MISCOwater, please visit their website or contact Chris McCampbell P.E. on (+1) 949 458 5555

Multisensor announce WJF as Canadian distributors

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28th November 2011 Multisensor Systems Ltd are pleased to announce the appointment of WJF Instrumentation of Calgary, as our official distributor for Western Canada. WJF Instrumentation will be handling all enquiries relating to Yukon, Northwest Territories, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The agreement covers the full current range of Multisensor Systems Products, including the highly successful VOC monitor MS1100 and our revolutionary new THM monitor, the MS2000. For more information on WJF, please visit their website or contact Sheldon Wrubleskj on (+1) 877 291 5572

Large fine for firm after diesel pollution of lake

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A BILSTHORPE firm which polluted two countryside lakes with red diesel has been hit with a £20,000 fine and forced to pay more than £10,000 in costs. A farming and vegetable packing business admitted polluting agricultural land around Rainworth Water and Rufford Abbey Country Park Lake with the fuel in November 2009. The original source of the pollution was from a damaged diesel tank. Rainwater had accumulated in the outer containment tank and a Strawson Ltd employee pumped the water out of the bund, not knowing that it was contaminated with red diesel. An Environment Agency officer in charge of the investigation said: “Regulations state that waste water that is contaminated with oil must be disposed of carefully and with all the necessary paperwork. The company commented that it has always been committed to robust environmental management on all its farms, and is regularly audited in respect of that. See the full details here

WEFTEC 2011

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British Water Industry Demonstrates Know-How to North American Market LOS ANGELES (October 18, 2011) – The United Kingdom’s deep history and experience in the water sector is showcased this week through the presence of a delegation of British companies at the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), the largest annual meeting of water sector professionals in North America. The British companies – including UK Trade & Investment’s delegation of nine organizations – exemplify the country’s extensive expertise in the water industry, ranging from water resource management and engineering to water purification and treatment technologies and monitoring. “The UK’s holistic environmental initiatives and regulatory framework have cultivated an active business environment in Great Britain, spurring water companies to innovate and implement new technologies and approaches that can be applied to global water issues,” said Michael Rosenfeld, UK Trade & Investment, Vice Consul – US Clean Technology Sector. “As the world collectively seeks answers to water scarcity and water quality issues, there is a strong recognition that the UK water sector is an important international partner providing solutions and resources to draw upon and collaborate with.” Great Britain – which is home to more than 500 companies and 80,000 employees in the water industry – has proven to be an important partner in supplementing the water sectors in the United States and Canada. “The UK’s deep experience in the water and environmental industries is a valuable supplement to the water sector in North America and has greatly enhanced the existing capabilities of Atkins North America for the planning, design and construction of water and wastewater systems,” said Douglas Fredericks, Vice President, Water Infrastructure for UK-based Atkins, a leading international engineering and design consultancy. The company has provided its water engineering services throughout North America, such as the recent upgrade and expansion of the 300 million gallon per day Potomac Water Filtration Plant in Montgomery County, Maryland which services more than one million residents. During WEFTEC, Mr. Fredericks will discuss a more economically and environmentally sustainable approach to wastewater treatment on a UK Trade & Investment panel discussion about the water industry’s role in the world’s shift to sustainably-focused economies. “Atkins is pleased to join other British companies in Los Angeles this week to share the knowledge and insight gained from our country’s extensive history in water management and environmental and infrastructure enhancement,” said Fredericks. The UK is developing new technologies and solutions for the water industry, many of which are implemented throughout North America. For example, Cheshire-based Multisensor Systems – a developer and supplier of online environmental monitoring instruments – has received an enthusiastic response from water treatment and wastewater customers in the Western US and Canada. The company has secured two trials sites in the US for its latest thrihalomethane monitor, an online tool designed to monitor and report the concentrations of carcinogenic substances in drinking water, which will be showcased at WEFTEC. “The regulatory environment in North America, combined with the need to drive down cost and energy consumption in its water sector, makes the region an ideal platform for partnership with the UK’s advanced technologies and experience in water management and treatment,” said Brad Weaterton, CEO, Multisensor Systems. British companies are also providing services to several notable water quality projects in North America. For example, Atkins worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers to develop and manage the $14 billion storm damage risk reduction program after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Southern Louisiana. Arup, a UK-based international design and engineering consultancy, is currently leading the engineering design of a vital new intake tunnel at Nevada’s Lake Mead, the largest man-made reservoir in the US and a source of water for millions. The new tunnel will ensure water quality and supply amid declining lake levels caused by increasing drought in the Southwest US. “As governments, companies and regulators in North America and the UK continue to address critical issues like water scarcity and conservation, the collaboration of technologies, education and standards will be key to evolving the water sectors of both regions,” added Rosenfeld of UK Trade & Investment. UK Trade & Investment – alongside its nine UK delegate organizations including Multisensor Systems – are located at booth #5337 West Hall during WEFTEC 2011. For more information contact Michael Rosenfeld, UK Trade & Investment, Vice Consul – USA Clean Technology Sector at (310) 420-0835 or mike.rosenfeld@uktradeinvestusa.com. UK Trade & Investment will also be interacting from WEFTEC 2011 through its Twitter account @UKTI_cleantech. About UK Trade & Investment UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the British department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK’s economy – acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business. UKTI offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. We provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage. For more information on UKTI, visit www.ukti.gov.uk or telephone +44 (0)20 7215 8000. For latest press releases, visit the online newsroom at www.ukti.gov.uk/media. You can also keep in touch with developments at UKTI through www.blog.ukti.gov.uk, www.twitter.com/ukti and www.flickr.com/photos/tags/ukti.

Hydrocarbon Pollution case proceeds in State Court

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An ongoing court case, claiming that toxic hydrocarbon pollutants leaked from the neighboring property onto the Plaintiffs' property. Plaintiffs, in their lawsuit, have alleged that its soil has been contaminated by oil and other hydrocarbon products as a result of years of leaks emanating from storage tanks maintained by the neighbouring company. Court documents state that Plaintiffs claim their damages are in excess of $30,000,000 and that remediation may cause the shut down of their business. Plaintiffs are engaged in on-going testing and monitoring of their site to insure that the pollutants are not contaminating the ground water. see the full article here

Environment agency encourage oil pollution prevention

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Environment Agency officers will be visiting 43 companies on the Dunkirk Industrial Estate near Nottingham to carry out pollution prevention and hazardous waste visits between 7th. and 9th. September 2011. The main aim of these visits is to work with the companies on the Dunkirk Estate to prevent any pollution incidents, such as fuel and oil going down surface water drains and ending up in the nearby Tottle Brook. Tottle Brook has also suffered from various other environmental incidents in the past which have included fly-tipping and illegal waste. See the full story here

Oil pollution source found in Aberystwyth Harbour

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The source of oil which polluted Aberystwyth harbour has been found, says Environment Agency Wales.

The red diesel oil spill has been traced to a nearby company, which has not been named, but the investigation into the cause is continuing. Officials said the pollution had stopped but "residue" in the sewerage system could still get flushed out and enter the harbour. Traces of the pollution have also been reported on Aberystwyth South beach. On Monday, Public Health Wales and Ceredigion County Council were advising people who were staying on boats in the area to seek alternative accommodation. They also said it might be advisable for residents to keep doors and windows closed. The oil caused a "visible sheen" on the water, and odour problems had persisted in the area but officials expected the situation to improve. for the full story go to BBC news website

Multisensor Systems Announces Reagent-less On-line THM Monitor

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  • 2011-08-19 14:21:11
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Manchester, UK – 16th August 2011 - Multisensor Systems Ltd has announced the launch of the MS2000, an on-line Trihalomethane (THM) in water monitoring instrument, based on advanced gas sensing techniques. The instrument is designed to measure THM concentrations down to less than 10 ppb. Unlike other methods of measuring THMs the Multisensor product does not require laboratory facilities nor does it employ any chemicals in its implementation. This reduces costs and time in monitoring THMs at the output of water treatment works or in the distribution network. The Multisensor THM Monitor works by passing gas, from the headspace above the water, across a sensor array. The data from the sensors is subsequently processed to provide concentration levels and statistics. There is no direct contact with the water being monitored and therefore servicing is only required every 6 months, minimising cost. The instrument reports concentrations of THMs using a variety of communications interface options, including wireless, digital wired interfaces such as Profibus and a 4 – 20mA analogue current loop for SCADA systems. Historical data is stored within the monitor and this can be downloaded for further analysis via the wireless interface or by connecting a PC to the USB port. This method is also used for firmware upload and reporting of instrument status. Working with power supplies from 100V to 240V AC or 24V DC over a temperature range of 0 – 40C the product provides accuracy of +/- 5% using the sample presentation system which is provided. -ENDS- Press Contact: Brad Weaterton. Tel 0161 491 5600 Email brad.weaterton@multisensor.co.uk Multisensor Systems Ltd (www.multisensor.co.uk) is a privately funded developer and supplier of highly sensitive instruments for the detection of environmentally harmful contaminants in water and air. Multisensor Systems specialises in the development and supply of products using advanced gas sensing technology. Using a variety of different sensor types the company designs signal processing and interfacing hardware and software, to provide cost effective solutions to monitor and protect a variety of clean and waste water installations, conduct air monitoring and detect harmful organic chemicals .

New member for the Multisensor team

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Multisensor are pleased to welcome Mark Brown, a new addition to our growing business here in Cheadle Mark will complement the team with his knowledge and experience in his role heading up our sales department. We are all looking forward to working with Mark and wish him all the best in his new role.

£25,000 fine for diesel pollution of Essex stream

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  • 2011-08-05 13:57:06
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Crop growers were fined £25,000 with £2,015 costs following the pollution spills last October. An estimated 4,000 litres of diesel contaminated the surface water drainage system for 350m after a storage tank was broken into at the farm and a hose left running overnight. Harlow Magistrates’ Court heard the farm’s accident management plan was out of date, not all drains were shown on its drainage map, and sprayer filling areas were too near to surface water drains. Read the full story here: Chelmsford Weekly News

American public support EPA in efforts to clean up US waterways

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  • 2011-08-05 13:32:35
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Washington, D.C. – On July 28, thousands of public comments were delivered to the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters calling for strong clean water protections. These comments, collected across the country, reflect widespread public endorsement of the Administration’s efforts to restore Clean Water Act protections to critical waterways and drinking water sources. Among those who commented were over 1,300 health professionals, 60 county officials, and over 250 sportsmen groups. This show of public support comes as Congress debates legislation that would block EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from moving forward on clarifying which water bodies are protected under the Clean Water Act. Hundreds of organizations have encouraged EPA to move forward with restoring Clean Water Act protections to America’s streams and wetlands. National organizations include American Rivers, Clean Water Action, Clean Water Network, Earthjustice, Environment America, Izaak Walton League, League of Conservation Voters, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club. read the full article here: Environment America

Our Rivers campaign to raise awareness of UK river pollution

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  • 2011-08-05 13:08:08
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A RIVER wildlife survey launched last week aims to highlight the condition of wildlife found in and around rivers in Wales and England. The survey, by the Our Rivers campaign, aims to collect information about the wildlife and species people have seen in their area. But it also hopes to tackle major concerns about rivers, after an official report showed nearly three-quarters failed environmental targets last year. Jack Clarke, from the campaign, said: “Many of us have a river close to our homes where we love to walk, fish or simply sit and reflect and we’re hoping we can encourage this national army of river wildlife spotters to tell us what they have seen.
He said river wildlife is under threat by rural and urban pollution, over-abstraction, sewage discharges and invasive species. An Environment Agency report last year showed that 72% of rivers in Wales and England are failing European environmental targets, he said. Mr Clarke added: “We need to raise awareness of these issues and put pressure on the Government to do something about them ahead of the publication of the upcoming Water White Paper. “This document will set out how our Government cares for our river network and the wildlife that depends on it.” To take part log on to www.ourrivers.org.uk Read the full article: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/07/11/army-of-wildlife-watchers-to-monitor-our-rivers-91466-29029746/#ixzz1U9egZ1Wj

National trihalomethane assessment program for Ireland

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  • 2011-07-25 16:11:34
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The EPA has set up a trihalomethane assessment program to fully review THM issues nationally. Since 2007, the number of public water supplies failing to meet recommended minimum THM concentrations, has been increasing. Full details can be found here

Multisensor VOC and Hydrocarbon Monitors for Water Treatment Works and Environmental Protection.

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  • 2011-04-06 15:19:28
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Manchester, UK – 6th April 2011 – Multisensor Systems Ltd has announced the availability of a new range of volatile Organic Compound (VOC) and Hydrocarbon detection products, based upon its advanced, low maintenance sensor technology. These monitors are designed to protect Water Treatment works, monitor Industrial Wastewater for accidental and illegal discharges and for environmental monitoring. Service and calibration periods are 6 months reducing cost of ownership and the non contact method of sensing VOCs makes for very high reliability. The MS1100 range provides for the detection of VOCs to parts per billion concentrations, so hydrocarbons can be detected much earlier than is the case using optically based instruments. The MS1100 is smaller than its predecessors and provides an adjustable alarm function to signal a high VOC concentration event, relative to the background level in an individual application or environment. The instrument adapts automatically to sensor and circuit drift. A 4-20mA isolated loop output for integration into a SCADA system is provided as standard. Additional communications options, such as a wireless data modem, Profibus or extra relay drives are available. A USB port is provided for programming of the unit and firmware upload, or this can also be achieved via the optional wireless modem. All data is collected and stored for later retrieval, allowing detailed analysis using the graphical User Interface (GUI) which is supplied, or if preferred via standard spreadsheets. The instrument is housed in an IP65 enclosure, requiring 90-240V AC single phase or 24V DC power, and is supplied with all software and GUI.

Multisensor to exhibit at Wasser Berlin

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  • 2011-03-09 16:55:42
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We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Wasser Berlin Trade fair and Congress between 2nd and 5th May 2011. "The global economy depends on water. Water is the source of life for the world population - today and tomorrow. The industry's main event for water and wastewater WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL offers the attractive combination of a professional trade show and an international congress program." For more details, please visit the Wasser Berlin website here Multisensor Systems Ltd are looking forward to a successful show and hope to see you at our booth in Hall 5.2, stand no 214

Multisensor to exhibit at ACE11

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  • 2011-02-14 15:32:24
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Multisensor systems have announced that they will be exhibiting at ACE11, the American Water Works Association’s 130th Annual Conference & Exposition which runs from June 12-16,2011 in Washington, D.C. Visit http://www.awwa.org/ace11/ for more information. Products which will be exhibited include the MS1100 On-line Hydrocarbon Monitor and the MS2000 On-line THM (Trihalomethane) Monitor. Why not join us at Booth no 2653? Watch out for more details!

Freak ice accident causes 400 gallon toluene spill

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  • 2011-01-10 12:53:03
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The spill occurred when an ice chunk fell and struck a handle, opening a valve on the printing company’s solvent recovery system and released 300-400 gallons of toluene.

Are you ready for new Environmental "Civil Sanctions"?

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  • 2011-01-10 12:49:52
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Environmental Civil Sanctions are an alternative means of enforcement to criminal sanctions (including prosecution), available for use by both the Environment Agency (EA) and Natural England (NE). The new regulations will allow those who unintentionally commit environmental offences to be given notice that they are in breach of laws, and will have more opportunity to repair damage and change their practices rather than being taken to court. However, those who deliberately or recklessly cause environmental damage will face legal action and their failure to ‘do the right thing’ will almost certainly lead to much harsher penalties. Check out the full details here

Multisensor develops links with edie.net

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  • 2010-12-22 16:08:09
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Edie (Environmental Data Interactive Exchange) is the online resource for professionals responsible for the sustainability of their company or organisation. Edie provides practical information, in-depth yet accessible news, informative videos and a wealth of networking and communications channels. Officially Europe's biggest environmental website, Edie combines an unparalleled directory of products and services from thousands of specialised companies with an online news service reporting on the latest environmental stories as they break. As well as browsing easy-to-access online news from the UK, Europe and around the world readers can subscribe to a free weekly newsletter delivering the latest articles directly to their inbox. Why not visit the edie.net

Jet fuel supplier fined for Heathrow groundwater pollution

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  • 2010-11-22 15:16:26
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November 2010 A London company responsible for supplying jet fuel at Heathrow Airport was fined £40,000 and ordered to pay the Environment Agency in excess of £14,000 for its costs, after severely polluting groundwater beneath the airport, with at least 139,000 litres of Jet A-1 aviation fuel. It is not known how long the leak had been going on for or the total volume of fuel lost. A £7 million automated leak detection system had been malfunctioning for at least five months prior to the incident, and had not detected the leak. The company did not put a manual testing system in place despite knowing that the automated system was not working properly. A specialist remediation company has been contracted by the jet fuel supplier to recover fuel and remediate the affected area. As at June 2010 139,391 litres have been recovered and was being recovered at a rate of 80—100 litres per week. The cost of remediation to date is approximately £1 million!

Insulation Firm fined £12,000 after washing spilt oil down the drains.

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  • 2010-11-22 15:05:57
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November 2010 An insulation firm has been fined after letting accidently spilt oil pour down a drain, through the Barbourne Brook at Gheluvelt Park and in to the River Severn. The pond at Gheluvelt Park is home to a pair of swans and a large population of ducks, many of which were coated in oil. The company was fined a total of £12,000 and ordered to pay costs of £5,563.53 plus a £15 victim fine. For the Environment Agency, Sheila Abrahams told the court on November 14 the agency received calls about oil on the Barbourne Brook. The source was traced to an outfall at Northbrook Close in Barbourne where the EA discovered staining on the yard of the group's premises and on the road, consistent with someone washing down oil into the drains. They found three road gullies containing substantial amounts of oil. The company claimed its employees unwittingly passed a redundant oil tank to some individuals who they presumed were from a company asked to pick up the tank. The unidentified individuals dropped the tank while trying to load it on to a lorry, resulting in the oil spill, but there was no spill clean-up equipment on site.

Fuel distributor fined £5000

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  • 2010-11-22 14:42:33
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October 2010 A company has been fined £5,000 and ordered to pay £3,700 costs after polluting a tributary of the River Clyst near Dart Business Park, Clyst St George, near Exeter, Devon, with red diesel. On 24 July, 2009, a significant quantity of red diesel was seen in the watercourse. Booms and pads were put across the tributary to contain the pollution and the Environment Agency used more than 100 filled sandbags for construction of a weir to contain diesel. Although further investigation traced the leak to the fuel distributor's site, the company was not showing any loss of oil on their computer system. However, a pressure test and ground excavation revealed a hole in a supply pipe to a fuel dispensing island. A quantity of oil entered the watercourse but the majority was contained in a 100 metre section. The River Clyst is a SSSI (site of special scientific interest), a SPA (special protection area) and a RAMSAR site (a wetland site with international importance). The magistrates court recognised the work undertaken by the company to remediate the environmental impact of the spillage. 'We believe that 22,000 litres of red diesel had been lost to the ground near the fuel island. An accurate fuel measuring system within storage tanks and leak detection on pipe work would have alerted the company early on and avoided a major oil spill,' said Mischka Hewins for the Environment Agency.

Transport Company fined £6,867 over oil spill

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  • 2010-11-22 14:37:21
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September 2010 A haulage firm has been ordered to pay £6,867 after an oil spill at its vehicle maintenance yard caused "significant damage to local wildlife". The company was fined £4,000 and ordered to pay £2,852 costs, plus a £15 victim surcharge. On 14 July 2008, members of the public informed EA officers that a large amount of oil could be seen on the Thames. It was discovered that the oil was entering the river from a surface water sewer at Westfield Landing in Kingston. However, the source of the pollution was traced to a vehicle maintenance facility in Lower Marsh Lane, Kingston. Peter Ehmann, EA officer, found that an oil interceptor at the yard, designed to stop small spillages from leaving the premises, was so full of oil that it could not function properly. This had caused thick black waste engine oil to run into the surface-water sewer system, which was in turn linked directly to the outfall at Westfield Landing. The transport company admitted in court that it had failed to empty the interceptor, which meant it had failed to operate properly. About 40 swans were affected by oil and some had to be rescued by the Swan Sanctuary in Shepperton, Surrey. Ehmann says the incident resulted in "significant damage to local wildlife and the general area". He adds: "Although a number of swans had to be rescued and cared for by the local swan sanctuary, it was fortunate that the pollution didn't result in any fish mortality. "Irresponsible handling of oil and disposing of oil down drains is totally unacceptable and we are pleased that the court has recognised this."

Summary of recent pollution events

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  • 2010-11-22 14:10:33
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Feb 2009; forklift truck repair site fined £8,000 and ordered to pay costs of £4,000 after red diesel leaked into Hammond Beck at Donington. May 2009; plant hire company fined £12,000 and ordered to pay costs over £1,500 for an oil leak which polluted the River Calder. The firm estimated that it also cost them over £12,000 to clean up the spill... June 2009; oil and paint fly tipping cause the death of hundreds of trout in Skelton Beck. June 2010; vandals caused 2000litres of oil to spill from a tank into the River Almond in West Lothian. August 2010; Utility company fined over £12,000 when an interceptor failed to prevent an oil spill polluting the River Thames. The company also spent arund £97,000 remediating the environmental damage! August 2010; fuel leaked from a hole in the petrol storage tank of a filling station in Cambridge, leading to £10,000 in fines and £5,000 in costs.

Introduction to the "Incident Update" area of the website

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This area of the website will be regularily updated with details of environmental incidents, prosecutions by the Environment Agency and the resultant fines and costs incurred. Most of these incidents could have been mitigated by installation and use of the Multisensor MS1000/1100 VOC monitors. The Multisensor system could have alerted either the pollutor or the monitoring agency to the event as soon as the pollutant entered the drainage system or water channel, thereby allowing for immediate containment of the leak and greatly reducing the environmental impact of the incident. Please note: This is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Names of guilty parties have been omitted, however all information published here is in the public domain and can easily be found elsewhere.

Multisensor and Cummins work to protect the environment against fuel spillage

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  • 2010-11-19 12:10:29
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Manchester, UK – 19thNovember 2010 - Multisensor Systems Ltd and global diesel engine manufacturer Cummins Engineering Company have announced the deployment of a new system to protect against accidental spillage of diesel fuel at Cummins’ Darlington engine test facility. The system which provides automatic detection and containment of any spillage is based upon Multisensor’s MS1000 Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) detection instrument, which uses Multisensor’s advanced sensor technology. Cummins has implemented the system as part of their wider environmental protection process, a company-wide commitment to be a leader in the industrial community and provide the highest level of protection to the local environment. The MS1000 range provides for the detection of VOCs and Hydrocarbons to parts per billion concentrations. This means that any VOC can be detected much earlier than other instruments are capable of, thus making sure that the highest level of protection of plant, equipment, customers and the environment is provided. Paul Malpass Technical Specialist at Cummins’ engine test facility said “The new emergency spillage containment system using Multisensor’s VOC detection instrument provides the security which Cummins demands to protect the local environment and infrastructure to the highest level.” Brad Weaterton, CEO of Multisensor added “Cummins’ application is ideal for our product which combines the highest performance levels with immediate reporting of any discharge of fuel and a low cost of ownership” The MS1000 provides an alarm function to signal a high VOC concentration event, with programmable alarm threshold levels for adjustment to the application in which it is being used. Similarly the sensitivity can be controlled to tune the operation to the environment. The instrument adjusts automatically to variations in the background environment and to sensor and circuit drift. The Cummins system uses the 4 – 20mA isolated loop output for integration into a central control and security system and also generates audio and visual alarms locally.

WEFTEC, New Orleans

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  • 2010-09-23 15:37:13
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WEFTEC is to be held October 4th to 6th in New Orleans and Multisensor will be there to take in the latest trends in instrumentation for the water industry, particularly as it relates to water quality, industrial discharges and detection of VOCs in clean and waste water. We will bring news in our blog. We are also happy to arrange a meeting with any show goers who wish to discuss VOC or THM measurement. We look forward to seeing you there.

Multisensor to exhibit at Eco Expo Asia in Hong Kong

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  • 2010-09-23 15:18:02
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Multisensor systems has announced that it will be exhibiting at Eco Expo Asia in Hong Kong from 3rd to 6th November 2010. The prestigious event showcases advances in Environmental Monitoring and other environmental technologies. Multisensor will be highlighting its VOC and THM monitoring instruments. More information will follow.

Multisensor expands range of VOC Monitors for Environmental Protection

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  • 2010-09-23 15:10:44
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Manchester, UK – 23rd September 2010 - Multisensor Systems Ltd has announced a new range of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) detection products based upon its advanced sensor technology. The MS1100 range provides for the detection of VOCs to parts per billion concentrations. This means that any VOC can be detected much earlier than optically based instruments are capable of, thus making sure that the highest level of protection of plant, equipment, customers and the environment is provided. The new range is designed for the protection of Water Treatment Works, the monitoring of Waste Water for illegal discharges, the detection and containment of accidental spillages in Industrial applications and environmental monitoring. The MS1100 is smaller than its predecessors and provides an alarm function to signal a high VOC concentration event, with programmable alarm threshold levels for adjustment to the application in which it is being used. Similarly the sensitivity can be controlled to tune the operation to the environment. The instrument adjusts automatically to variations in the background environment and to sensor and circuit drift. Programming of and firmware upload to the MS1100 are via either the USB port or the wireless data modem link. Data is collected and stored for later retrieval, allowing detailed analysis using the Graphical User Interface (GUI) provided or standard spreadsheets. The basic unit provides a 4 – 20mA isolated loop output for integration into a SCADA system and indication of a system fault through a relay output. Various additional communications options are available, such as a wireless data modem and Profibus, plus the addition of extra relay drives. The instrument is housed in an IP66 enclosure, requiring 90 – 240V ac single phase or 12/24V dc power and is supplied with full software and GUI.

See Multisensor at WWEM Telford

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  • 2010-08-11 17:46:56
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Multisensor will be exhibiting at WWEM Telford on 10th/11th November 2010. We will be showing the MS1000 VOC monitor range and our new THM Measurement Instrument. Both instruments are sensitive to ppb levels, feature on-line reporting and require little maintenance. Come and see us, we will be delighted to meet you!

Multisensor Systems Announces New Funding

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  • 2010-08-10 16:55:46
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Multisensor Systems Ltd has announced new funding to resource company growth and to develop further develop its range of environmental monitoring instruments. These include Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) detection and THM measurment products based upon advanced sensor technology developed at Manchester University. Funding has been provided by a single investor who recognised the great potential for both the existing instruments and the new products currently in the design phase. The Manchester based company has also announced the appointment of Brad Weaterton as Managing Director. Multisensor Systems specialises in the development and supply of products using advanced gas sensing technology. Using a variety of different sensor types the company designs signal processing and interfacing hardware and software, to provide cost effective solutions to monitor and protect a variety of clean and waste water installations, conduct air monitoring and detect harmful organic chemicals . Multisensor Systems has been providing instruments to the UK water companies and for other environmental and industrial applications for the past two years and the new investment allows it to enter new international markets, move into additional industrial and environmental applications and expand its support and development engineering capability.
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