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Analox taps into global offshore industry with IKM

The accuracy and capability of its new compressed breathing air analyser has secured Analox Sensor Technology a distribution deal with one of the leading companies supplying the global offshore industry.

Analox Sensor Technology (AST) has recently signed a distribution deal with IKM Testing Asia Pte Ltd, the Singapore-based subsidiary of IKM Gruppen AS. IKM Testing Asia Pte Ltd specialises in the mechanical completion, pre-commissioning and commissioning services in the onshore and offshore Oil and Gas industry, has a team of dynamic products sales specialists who supply flow control, instrumentation and high pressure equipment in the industry. They will be supplying AST’s new ACG+ compressed breathing air analyser in the oil and gas as well as general industrial markets.

The ACG+ was launched by AST on May 2014. This compressed breathing air analyser can be used as a fixed or portable unit and has been designed to meet the needs of the offshore industry. As a fixed unit it delivers continual monitoring of a compressed breathing air supply, providing real-time readings of levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds and water vapour. Alternatively, as a portable unit, it gives accurate spot testing of multiple compressors across a number of sites.

ACG+ multi gas monitoring unit from Analox

ACG+ multi gas monitoring unit from Analox

The ACG+ uses highly accurate sensor technology, providing an easy-to-use alternative to the established spot testing with colorimetric tube test kits. By using the ACG+ to alert personnel when compressed breathing air is not of the highest quality, an employer is able to comply with breathing air standards such as BS EN12021, DEF STAN 68284 and BS8478.

‘Delighted’ to be working together

Becca Dodds, of Analox Sensor Technology, commented: “We’re delighted to now be working closely with IKM. Their confidence in our equipment enables us to target the global offshore industry, where safety is the number one priority.

“On an oil rig, compressed breathing air could be used in paint spraying, fire-fighting and confined space entry, as well as during general maintenance where toxic gases may be present. The ACG+ gives complete confidence that the breathing air has not been contaminated.”

Kenny Pang, General Manager for IKM Testing Asia Pte Ltd, added: “We are delighted to be appointed by Analox Sensor Technology as the worldwide industrial distributor for the new ACG+ gas monitor in the Oil and Gas industry. This new appointment will not only enhance our product portfolio but also bring to our customers a new and exciting solution for compressed air monitoring. The complete sales solution of the ACG+ fits well with our business of providing calibration and after sales service.  The ACG+ brings great industrial applications and business opportunities.”

In addition to the ACG+, IKM Testing Asia will be supplying other ATEX approved Analox Sensor Technology products for the offshore industry, as well as some laboratory and medical products.

With the agreement in place, AST is now training 30 IKM sales representatives and technical staff, ensuring they have a comprehensive knowledge of the ACG+, including installation, use, calibration, maintenance and changing the sensors.

IKM Testing Asia Pte Ltd, established in 1997, is wholly owned by IKM Gruppen AS. The company has grown to become a major supplier for commissioning, inspection, testing, and cleaning services in the Oil and Gas industry. Regional subsidiary companies include IKM Testing (Thailand) Co Ltd, PT IKM Indonesia and IKM Testing Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Visit IKM at this year’s OSEA 2014 in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, on booth #BU4-06 in hall F.

Founded in 1981, Analox Sensor Technology provides niche and custom gas detection solutions to industries including beverage and fast food, commercial diving and laboratories. Analox has over 325 years of collective, specialist electronics and software engineering expertise, as well as a worldwide distributor network. Contact us to see how we can provide expert gas monitoring solutions and help you achieve your goals.

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