Infrared Symposium & Tradeshow

IR/INFO 2014 | New Orleans | 19-22 Jan 2014

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Burlington NJ, USA — IR/INFO kicks off the 2014 training season with its unique blend of user education and thermographer sharing at its meeting in New Orleans….again!

Be a part of the cutting edge of technology by joining them at IR/INFO 2014! The symposium will assist you to be prepared for facing technological challenges within your work environment.

Whether you are the “Answer Guy” at your facility, or a newcomer to the world of maintenance and industry, IR/INFO will provide you with a foundation for providing solutions and answers to your questions. (more…)

SP Scientific has announced its LyoLearn winter 2013/2014 webinar program.

LyoLearn WebinarsOnline — Due to run on 22nd January 2014, is a new webinar entitled ‘Secondary Drying Optimization for Proteinaceous Drug Formula‘ chaired by Lisa M Hardwick, a highly experienced scientist from Baxter Biopharma Solutions.

This free webinar focuses on how and why the secondary drying phase of a lyophilization cycle can be critical for protein-containing products. The webinar will utilize case studies to describe methods to determine acceptable ramp rates and shelf temperatures for the freeze dry cycle, as well as the optimal residual water content for the finished product.

A thin coating tricks IR cameras

Looking cooler when heated…

Infrared readings from a vanadium oxide sample
Infrared readings from a vanadium oxide sample

Cambridge MA, USA ??? Active camouflage has taken a step forward at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), with a new coating that intrinsically conceals its own temperature to thermal cameras.

In a laboratory test, a team of applied physicists placed the device on a hot plate and watched it through an infrared camera as the temperature rose.

Initially, it behaved as expected, giving off more infrared light as the sample was heated: at 60 ??C it appeared blue-green to the camera; by 70 ??C it was red and yellow. At 74 ??C it turned a deep red…and then something strange happened. The thermal radiation plummeted. (more…)

Vaisala Acquires Renewable Energy Assessment & Forecasting Services Co.

Wind & Solar Energy Markets

Vaisala_logoHelsinki, Finland — Vaisala strengthens its position in the renewable energy market through the acquisition of 3TIER Inc., a US-based company with USD 9.0 million net sales in 2012 and 55 employees.

The value of the deal is EUR 10.7 million. Vaisala is using its existing cash balance to finance the transaction.

This acquisition will not have a material impact on Vaisala’s 2013 financial result or balance sheet. Market guidance for 2014 will include also 3TIER’s impact on Vaisala’s financial result and it will be disclosed on February 10, 2014 in Vaisala’s financial report for January-December 2013.

IRISS Showcased in Electrical Industry Awards

Innovative Test & Measurement/Inspection Product of the Year and …


Bradenton FL, USA -???IRISS was selected as a finalist for two Electrical Industry Awards in 2013. One award recognized IRISS as a Product of the Year finalist for providing Stansted Airport the ability to perform safe, electrical inspections and shortening the inspection time and associated costs.

The other award acknowledged the innovation of the Platinum Series IR windows featuring the Poly-View System??? transparent polymer allowing for visual, infrared and ultraviolet inspection.

Powerful Evaporator for Drug Discovery

Combines ease of use, compactness, operational versatility and more…

genevacpr231Ipswich, UK & Stone Ridge NY, USA — The HT-4X centrifugal evaporator from Genevac provides optimised sample preparation capabilities for scientists working in the drug discovery environment.

Built to the highest specifications, the HT-4X makes demanding applications routine.

Corrosive vapours such as trifluoroacetic acid may be removed by the standard system and an inert purge option allows high safety evaporation of flammable solvents.

In addition, the HT-4X can also be used to achieve high speed lyophilisation of HPLC fractions and solvents used for reformatting samples.

“Laboratory Heating Blocks”

In Best Practice Guide

IAsynt_201Isleham, UK — Asynt, in conjunction with the Department of Chemistry, University of St Andrews (UK) and Advanced Chemical Safety Inc. (USA), have produced an 8-page illustrated document to provide laboratory staff with an IN BEST PRACTICE GUIDE to safe use of heating block systems.

Heating blocks provide a safe, convenient and productive alternative to heating mantles and oil baths for heating round bottomed flasks, tubes and vials.

Used in combination with a standard hotplate stirrer, heating blocks such as the Asynt DrySyn range have proved themselves with their ability to outperform the heat-conducting properties of oil baths.