In what is expected to help North American gas detector manufacturers dramatically reduce their time to market, TUV Rheinland of North America has announced that it will now offer IEC 60079-29-1 certification services.
Currently, the typical turn-around testing period offered by other US suppliers of such certification services takes four to six months; TÜV Rheinland expects to be able to complete most testing within a two- to four-week period.
“TÜV Rheinland has an established history and reputation in North America in the areas of Functional Safety (FS) and hazardous locations (HazLoc) certification services, but we’ve never really offered flammable gas detector certification on this continent,” said Paul Silva, the company’s FS/HazLoc team leader. “However, after hearing from customers how frustrated they were trying to get their products certified to IEC/EN 60079-29-1 and knowing that our German lab in Cologne could make this happen in as little as one-fifth the time, including shipping to Germany, we felt it was incumbent upon us to add this service to our North America portfolio.”
SolidSense II pressure transducers from Brooks Instruments are widely used in ultra-high-purity applications and now these products have received International Electrotechnical Commission (IECEx) certification.
McCrometer’s advanced FPI MagTM (Full Profile Insertion) Electromagnetic Flow Meter, Ultra Mag® Flow Meter and MX Ultra Mag® Flow Meter after TUV review have obtained ISO 9001:2008 certification from the International Standards Organization (ISO).
GTCR, a leading private equity firm, has recently completed the previously announced acquisition of Cole-Parmer Instrument Company from Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Tech Air, a Connecticut-based distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and related welding supplies, announced that it has acquired US Oxygen Supply (US Oxygen) of Arlington, Texas, and Specialty Air Technologies (SAT) of Long Beach, California. Tech Air is owned by CI Capital
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