In memoriam Peter Huber
Tuesday 12/06/2018 Peter Huber, founder and big inspiration of Huber Kältemachinenbau, passed away. Frank Van Hoorick wrote an im memoriam for a long term partner and friend. He will be missed.
New digital thermometer regulations in Petroleum Testing
Mercury in glass (MIG) thermometers have been the standard in reference thermometry for many decades but are now regulated out standards and references. In various PAC viscometers and other petroleum analyzers these mercury in glass thermometers have to be replaced by their digital counterparts. Not only for safety reasons, but also for easier operation and much better calibration.
NEW: Bionet Bioreactor Equipment
Optimus Instruments proudly presents a new collaboration with BIONET ENGINEERING from Spain. BIONET has developed a complete range of bioprocess equipment including series of bioreactors / fermentors, from small R&D equipment, both in laboratory and pilot plant, to industrial scale equipment. Buying BIONET’s you guarantee a solution up to date that will offer many years of service. Discover the new product range!
NEW: Chemglass 100L squatty jacketed reactor
Chemglass introduces the 100L squatty process glass reactor. Chemglass offers the only mobile 100L glass reactor in the market and now offers better clearance and wider access with the new squatty design. Discover more.
NEW: OptiMPP – Automated Mini Cloud and Pour Point Analyzer
PAC’s ISL just added an improved mini- Cloud and Pour Point analyzer model to its Opti-Cold Series platform. The ISL OptiMPP allows for an automatic determination of the cloud and pour points of petroleum products, in accordance with international standards test methods.
PAC brings fuel and jet testing to the next level
Great news: Herzog’s CID 510 is now officially published in the EN 590 diesel fuel specifications and OptiReader’s test procedure has been published in the Thermal Oxidation Stability of Aviation Turbine Fuels Method. PAC brings fuel and jet testing to the next level.
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is published
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 specifies the general requirements for the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of laboratories. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is applicable to all organizations performing laboratory activities, regardless of the number of personnel. The new version successes the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and is published since the end of last month. But what are the major changes?
This was PEFTEC 2017!
PEFTEC is a focused international conference and exhibition for Analytical Chemists, Scientists, Process Operators, Laboratory Personnel and Environmental Managers who work in around the Petroleum, Refining, Chemical and Petrochemical industries. PEFTEC took place on 29th & 30th of November 2017 in Antwerp, Belgium. As a principal suppliers of laboratory analysis materials and dedicated services for the petrochemical industry, Optimus Instruments and ELS exhibited at PEFTEC at the principal entrance booth together with our main manufacturer PAC.
Optimus Instruments: Your partner in liquid thermoregulation
Whether you’re looking for a simple solution for instrument cooling or a dedicated dynamic temperature control application, Optimus Instruments provides all tools for a carefree operation at exactly the right temperature. Let us introduce you to the three levels of thermoregulation.
ARTICLE: Total Cost Of Analysis in Petroleum Labs by European Lab Services
It seems contradictory, though it is the undeniable truth. While the importance of petroleum analysis increases, purchasing budgets have downsized over the last few years and lab managers have to reflect about how to purchase in a cost-effective way. This mindset goes way beyond exploring the market in search of the best prices. It is all about spreading out the cost over the next following years of usage. A well-known concept as Total Cost Of Ownership also takes multiple other parameters in account: maintenance costs, cost of downtime, energy consumption, etc.
Save tap water and money with a Van der Heijden chiller
Any cooling application that requires tap water as cooling fluid is a waste. It’s time to change this with our brand new Van de Heijden chiller line, the perfect alternative for tap water cooling. Protect not only your cooling instrument by using clean water along with the correct pressure and a constant temperature, but protect the environment as well. A Van der Heijden chiller always pays for itself!
PAC update: New OptiFlash COC, OptiFPP and Phase Technology
We welcomed already various new instruments from PAC. All new instrument models will be equipped with the same user interface in order to improve the ease of use and to facilitate the day-to-day use of all PAC products. Both the OptiFlash and OptiCool range will be completed with two brand new instruments. Also, PAC recently acquired Phase Technology offering great new equipment for cold properties testing.
Looking for a new reactor? Optimus Instruments offers fine reaction equipment for chemical, pharmaceutical and bio-tech applications. Optimus Instrumentsdelivers the complete package from glassware to automated solutions and after-sales support. Learn more about our reactor systems.
OptiFuel: A Game-Changer in Rapid Fuel Analysis
The brand new OptiFuel IR fuel analyser is now in beta-testing and will be officially released soon. PAC already released an interesting introduction article in Petro Industry News about their brand new analyzer. Click here to learn more about the OptiFuel.
OptiCPP: Brand new automated Pour and Cloud point Analyzer
Combining a revolutionary patented built-in cooling system and highly precise detection mechanism,ISL’s OptiCPP performs pour and/cloud point testing of any petroleum products, down to -95°C, in accordance with all the international standards.Its unique cooling technology eliminates external liquid connections, heat and noise but also the maintenance associated with external cooling.
NEW: KISS® Cooling and heating circulators
Under the brand name KISS we present a new model series with economical cooling and heating circulators. KISS stands for “Keeping Innovation Safe & Simple“ and describes what you may expect from the devices: innovative technology with safe and easy operation!
CALIBRATION SCOPE UPDATE - ISO 17025 mass calibration
Are you sure about your weighing results? European Lab Services recently acquired an ISO 17025 accreditation for mass calibration. By offering on-site calibration of precision balances and analytical balances from 1mg up to 17kg, ELS ensures high reliability of measuring results and of course supreme traceability.
Amarell: AMA-therm Low-Hazard Thermometers Inside Coated
Looking for an environmental-friendly alternative for the classic liquid-in-glass ASTM thermometers? Amarell recently introduced the AMA-therm Low-Hazard thermometers. The next generation thermometer line for every lab that makes its effort in durability. Order your new AMA-therm thermometer in our webshop and receive 10% discount!
Pilodist News: new Petrodist 350 CC and Petrodist 090 S
As the market leader in premium distillation systems, Pilodist distinguishes itself by cosntantly bringing adaptations and innovations to its installations. Discover more about the new PETRODIST 350 CC Fully automated system with brand new faction collector and Petrodist 090 S for Bitumen-Oxidation treatment.