WE HAVE A PASSION FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS THE LIFE OF AN ECOTECH SERINUS GAS ANALYSER David Logan RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT MELBOURNE The Serinus 50 SO 2 gas analyser development was based on the EC9850. My role was to incorporate the electronics of not only the EC9850 preprocessor board, but also the EC9841, EC9810 and EC9830 electronics all onto one PCB using Surface Mount Technology. A great team effort and very rewarding. Mark Staples OPERATIONS MELBOURNE In Operations, every week on a Monday we come together to review the progress of every sales order and the status of every analyser on each order. The Serinus 50 will be considered as to whether its parts are available (or arriving in time) the production schedule is on time or late, the testing of the product is progressing as expected or there are complications, when it gets to Final Quality Assurance (FQA) if it meets expectations and is complete and finally, when it’s boxed and on the shelf in the warehouse if it can be shipped. We review all of this together as a team and make a commitment to Sales (and therefore our customer). Image by: Chris Fowler William Phelan SYSTEMS MELBOURNE When the first Serinus arrived in the Systems Department, everyone said “the fittings are on the wrong side!” The EC9800 series fittings were on the right, and the Serinus are on the left. Well the reason is that the EC9800 was designed in USA and the Serinus is designed in Australia. We could only conclude that it must be a lefthand drive, right-hand drive thing. Viral Chitroda OPERATIONS INDIA I am proud that my job means I can ensure the order of any Serinus 50 gets entered as per Purchase Order (PO). Once that is done, I schedule the production of the instrument and aim at moving the instrument along in production, pre-test, testing, Final Quality Assurance (FQA) and dispatch areas as per the priority of the instrument. Jessica Pekin MARKETING MELBOURNE Working very closely with R&D and Sales, I coordinated the product release of the Serinus Calibrator. This included developing collateral (brochure, specification sheet, howto-order guide, posters, etcetera), communication to distributors, customers and staff, email signature banners and localisation of posters and brochures for distributors. This was a large project and one I am very proud of, as the challenge for me was understanding the product. Once I understood the complexities of the Serinus Calibrator, everything else just fell into place. ecotech.com The new range of Serinus Gas Calibrators. When close enough isn’t good enough. Nilupa Dediwalage MECHANICAL ENGINEERING MELBOURNE The Mechanical Engineering Team has a wide-ranging contribution to the entire lifecycle of an Ecotech gas analyser. From my involvement with design in the early stages of the birth of an instrument, through Research & Development, to Jamie Kilpatrick’s involvement in taking it through manufacture and production, through to William Phelan’s involvement in finally integrating, installing and commissioning it into a system. We have a unique insight into the parts that make a whole, when it comes to Ecotech instruments. Chris Fowler SYSTEMS MELBOURNE We have contributed to the evolution and success of the Serinus 50 by discovering and troubleshooting issues/improvements over time for the integration of this analyser into a Turnkey System. Image by: Chris Fowler Precision gas calibration for total confidence in monitoring and reporting accuracy. Highly flexible: gas dilution calibrations, ozone analyser precision checks, gas phase titrations and ozone transfer calibrations New user interface, innovated from customer feedback: simple to configure and intuitive to use Class-leading performance: accuracy, traceability, repeatability Frank Kirn PURCHASING MELBOURNE How do I contribute to an Ecotech gas analyser? I play my part by staying on top of deadlines with suppliers to ensure all the new components are delivered on time! ECOTECH : TOGETHER
Sebastian Wojtas ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING SERVICES (ERS) MELBOURNE Although I have personally not been able to contribute to the development of the Serinus 50 analyser, here in the ERS department, we all get to look at and interpret the data from all of Ecotech’s analysers. 2007 Ecotech staff numbers exceed 100 Bernard van Zyl EASTERN SALES BRISBANE I bell them (call prospects). I tell them (inform clients). Then I sell them (analysers). Clinton Bush STORES MELBOURNE I pack ‘em up and ship ‘em out. David Brown SYSTEMS VICTORIA Image by: Chris Fowler We fit the Serinus 50 into a rack system for the customer. We test and make sure that the instrument is performing as expected and that the data is being recorded on the logging system. OUR FRIENDS ACROSS THE GLOBE HAK Automation S.A.E (EGYPT) Ecotech and HAK Automation started cooperation in 2009. We work together to meet our customers’ expectations, introducing the best environmental solutions to measure and therefore protect the environment. HAK Automation has more than 40 years’ experience in system integration for gas analyser systems for process and CEMS (Continuous Emissions Monitoring System) application, with hundreds of installation all over industrial plants in Egypt including cement, power, chemicals, fertilisers, and metal, which we are the current partner for most industrial plants. With the new updated regulations in Egypt, all industrial plants will be interested in installing Air Quality Monitoring Stations (AQMS). The success story is still going and continuing. HAK Automation installed first AQMS with a Spirant BAM to measure continuously PM10/wind speed/direction for air quality monitoring in cement plant in Egypt in 2015. Now after this successful first installation, we are looking forward for more opportunities in the Egyptian market as the AQMS market is still growing. The market potential is relatively high for HAK Automation and Ecotech. This is based on two facts: Ecotech’s variety of technologies and applications for ambient air monitoring, as well as the strong local support and service provided by HAK Automation. 45
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