Lab+Life Scientist Jan 2014

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what’s new

Cartridge system for GPC column protection Phenomenex has extended its SecurityGuard family of products to include a cartridgebased system that protects any non-aqueous gel permeation chromatography (GPC) column. The cartridge system replaces traditional guard columns, offering a convenient system for protecting GPC columns from the damaging effects of contaminants and microparticulates. The cartridges are offered in three-packs. The cartridge design enables the user to visually inspect the surface of the column’s packing material at any time and monitor contaminant build-up. The visual inspection allows for cartridge changes at the right time to maintain optimal column protection and performance. The product is compatible with any manufacturer’s GPC column of any particle or pore size. It is easy to use and connects directly into the column without the use of additional fittings that can decrease column performance. The cartridges can even be double stacked for added protection. Phenomenex Australia www.phenomenex.com

Wireless monitoring solution The Smart-Vue wireless monitoring solution safeguards the integrity of samples by continuously monitoring critical parameters of laboratory equipment and securely logging data. The product features audit trail traceability to assist with conformance to 21 CFR part 11 and other regulatory requirements. The unit has a temperature range of -200 to +350°C. Its applications include temperature, CO2 concentration, relative humidity and differential pressure. It is compatible with laboratory and ultralow temperature circulators and chillers. Rheology Solutions Pty Ltd www.rheologysolutions.com

Pressure relief valve test bench upgrade Nessco Pressure Systems (NPS) has upgraded two Hydratron Pressure Relief Valve Test Benches in order to comply with the stringent safety standards of the WA gas fields. Both test benches were fitted with a custom-built safety cell specifically designed to fold completely away from the bench, allowing clear passage to load valves onto the test unit with either a front-on or overhead jib crane. The units were also installed with a dead-man foot valve, designed to prevent nitrogen gas flow when not activated. The company’s qualified technicians custom designed and manufactured in-house both the safety cells and foot valves in order to meet the expectations of the oil and gas industry. During the process, they also serviced the test benches, subjecting them to the Hydratron-defined factory acceptance test (FAT), providing a total turnkey package. Nessco Group www.nessco.com.au

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