V&F Newsletter 01 2015 - 1 April 2015


Welcome to the new release of our V&F Newsletter – a service of the V&F Analyse- und Messtechnik Team!

In this newsletter we inform you about the following topics:

  • German translation of the V&F website is online
  • New V&F pricelist is available
  • Tremendous Xenon market price increase
  • Project description “Environmental monitoring in Sicily”

German translation of the V&F website is online

The contents of the V&F website are primarily provided in English. For our customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland we’ve translated most of the content into German. Every website user can easily switch between the English and the German content via the language selection drop box in the top-level navigation.

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We are planning to add further languages to the V&F website in the future.

New V&F pricelist is available

The new V&F pricelist is available on the V&F website. This price list will be valid until the 31st of March 2016.

You can find the new price list here after successful login to the V&F website. As usual you will find the new pricelist in two different formats:

  • PDF document
  • Excel document to import the article and price data

Please note that several articles have been discontinued (800184 or 800185) without substitute. Other articles have been discontinued too, but there is a substitute article available:

Former article Substitute article
800086 800334
800225 800334
800306 800334
800036 800409
800150 800285
800087 800420
800166 800165
800167 800165
800168 800165
800083 800450
800338 800358

 

If you need a picture for a certain article, then you can have a look at the Spares & consumables section on the V&F website.

Tremendous Xenon market price increase

The global demand for Xenon increased at a greater than expected rate in 2014. This is mainly due to a higher demand in the lightning industry (see Figure below).

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This excess demand of Xenon leads to an increase in the market price of around 25%. Thus V&F has to increase the price for the article 800081 “Xenon gas cylinder 80l” by approximately 5% as of April 1, 2015.

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Xenon gas cylinder 80l - V&F article number 800081

Report on Environmental monitoring in Sicily

One of our environmental customers in Sicily (Italy) - the ARPA Sicilia (Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione dell’Ambiente Sicilia) – reported an incident, where several residents complained about foul smells near an industrial area.

Six petrochemical companies in the area were requested to report on the incident. They responded to the request, and stated that their plants were in normal operation at the time and that no event could be attributed to the phenomenon reported.

After the resident's complaints, inspections were carried out and the data collected from interconnected networks, as well as that from V&F mass spectrometers. One mass spectrometer was in the province's mobile laboratory and a second was in the fixed detection station.

This report gives you an example about the positive results of our technology for the involved residents and how the ARPA Sicilia could identify the compounds and localize the origin of the air contamination.

You can find more the full project description here.



V&F Newsletter 02 2015 - 12 November 2015


Welcome to the new release of our V&F Newsletter – a service of the V&F Analyse- und Messtechnik Team!

In this newsletter we inform you about the following topics:

  • Flash memory article replacement
  • Heated Valco Valve Box available
  • New cabinets with cooling device available

Flash memory article replacement

Within all V&F analyzers there is an industrial CPU with an integrated Disk on Module (DOM, V&F article number 800017). Those DOM are flash memories that are used instead of a hard disc drive.

Due to the fact that those DOM are hardly available on the market, we’ll replace them by new industrial grade Compact Flash (CF) modules (V&F article number 800455). The capacity of the new modules will be 8 GB compared to the 4 GB of the DOM.

This is a prerequisite for the exchange of the operating system from Windows XP embedded to Windows Embedded Standard 7.

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Flash module CF - V&F article number 800455

Heated Valco Valve Box available

From time to time we get inquiries for applications that require multiple sampling points. One solution would be to attach a Valco valve from Valco Instruments Co. Inc. (VICI) to the sample inlet of our analyzers.

We could offer such Valco valves with a different number of positions, fitting sizes and selectors:

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Valco valve with Dead end (SD) selector:

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Valco valve with Common outlet (SC) selector:

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Valco valve with Flow through (SF) selector:

We could also deliver the Valco valve in a heated box that can be mounted e.g. on a wall:

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Heated Valco Valve Box - Front view

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Heated Valco Valve Box - Side view

New cabinets with cooling device available

Besides our standard enclosures for the V&F analyzers, we can offer to assemble the instrument within a Rittal housing. The integrated air condition unit is mounted on top of the cabinet and enables to operate the V&F analyzer in environments with an ambient temperature between +10 °C and +55 °C.

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Cabinet (H=1200) with cooling device - V&F article number 800431

The size of the cabinet itself is 120 x 60 x 60 cm (H x W x D) for all our analyzers (except the TwinSense). In total the height will be 170 cm, cabinet plus the top mounted air condition unit and the wheels.