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IFAT 2018
More than 141,000 expert visitors from more than 160 countries came to Munich between May 14 and 18, 2018. For five days, the world’s leading trade fair for environmental technologies IFAT revolved around the issues of the management of water, sewage, waste and raw materials management. The next IFAT takes place in Munich from May 4 to 8, 2020.
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Gigantic Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, USA
From 30 April until 1 May 2018, the OTC took place in Houston with more than 61,300 visitors from more than 100 countries and 2,300 exhibiting companies.
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Successful tunnel symposium of the SIGRIST GmbH
Almost 120 participants attended this year’s tunnel symposium of the SIGRIST-PHOTOMETER GmbH, on 25th – 26th April in Trier, Germany. After a pleasant get-together on Wednesday evening, the event officially took off with numerous presentations outlining different aspects of safety in tunnels on Thursday. In the evening, our guests could see Trier through the eyes of a Roman or the night watch and then continue their expert discussions in the Bitburger Wirtshaus. On Friday, the Micheville tunnel near Luxemburg was visited and inspected in detail. In particular its special planning issues, operating technology and the frequency controlled ventilation was presented. During those two days, many valuable experiences were exchanged and important contacts could be made. We would like to thank all speakers and participants and are already looking forward to the next tunnel symposium in Germany in 2020.
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USP's & Advantages

Origin

Our company is an independent Swiss SME and enjoys a very good image as a manufacturer of high quality process photometers on the world market. Our customers benefit from our years of experience and best Swiss quality.

Values

Our company culture is based on a symbiosis of material and immaterial values that we maintain and develop for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Swiss Innovation

Our products provide solutions to real needs of the society, of people and of the environment. In terms of quality, reliability and uniqueness, they meet the highest standards and provide significant benefits to our customers.

Ethics + Responsibility

Our focus is directed at responsible corporate behaviour. We consider fairness, reliability and sustainability as much as factors of success as economic aspects.

References

Beverages & Food

Berliner-Kindl-Schultheiss-Brewery / Germany

In 2015, the Berliner-Kindl-Schultheiss-Brewery decided to modernize the young beer separator which has three turbidity measuring points (at the inlet, at the outlet, in the bypass). The goal was to incorporate reliable, low-maintenance turbidimeters. Those should guarantee optimum operation of the separator as well as allow a comparison of in-line and laboratory measurements.

SIGRIST turbidimeters TurbiGuard were chosen, with a connection to the control unit SICON M. These instruments supply EBC turbidity values which can be compared with those measured in the laboratory and cover a measuring range of up to 1000 EBC. This ensures smooth operation of the separator particularly during turbidity peaks from fresh fermentation tanks. SIGRIST TurbiGuards hardly need to be serviced.

The Berliner-Kindl-Schultheiss-Brewery was able to significantly reduce maintenance expenses at the separator during the first year.

 

»The SIGRIST instruments function without faults and never cause problems. Moreover I value the many years of personal contact provided by SIGRIST.«

Mr. Henschel

of the Berliner-Kindl-Schultheiss-Brewery

Water

Water supply Bern / Switzerland

In July 2012, the Bern water supply planned to monitor the water from the groundwater well Kiesen (output 30'000 - 40'000 l/min) for turbidity and SAC 254 (UV absorption) using SIGRIST instruments.

In December 2012, the turbidity monitor AquaScat 2 and the absorption measuring instrument ColorPlus 254/700 nm were taken into operation.

The quality of the groundwater is very clean with a constant turbidity of 0.008 FNU. A parallel measurement with a second SIGRIST turbidimeter AquaScat 2, carried out in January 2013, confirmed the very low turbidity value. SIGRIST photometers are capable of handling even such low turbidity values in a reproducible manner.

In July 2015 SIGRIST received a follow-up order by the Bern water supply for three AquaScat 2 WTM-A instruments and one ColorPlus 254/700 nm.

Aquascat 2 & Colorplus 254/700nm

»In addition to the high reliability of the ColorPlus and AquaScat instruments, the customer service provided by SIGRIST is unique!«

Mr. Burkhalter

of the Bern water supply

Traffic & Environment

Road tunnel Gotthard / Switzerland

Since September 2007, a total of 210 SIGRIST smoke detectors of the type FireGuard are in use in the Gotthard tunnel and its approach tunnels. Together with additional sensors such as linear fire alarm cables, flow measurement devices etc., the smoke detectors are the basis for the early detection of smoke and fire events.

In September 2016, after a period of use of 9 years, Mr. Werner Furrer, head of the Office for the Operation of National Roads (Switzerland), summarized their experience with the FireGuards as follows:

  • On average, there was one event per month, which was detected without fault
  • In a smoke event, the FireGuard is always the fastest system
  • No false alarms owing to correct parameterisation
© Raimond Spekking / CC BY-SA 4.0 (via Wikimedia Commons)

»We have had no failures so far. SIGRIST FireGuard smoke detectors are very reliable.«

Mr. Werner Furrer

head of the Office for the Operation of National Roads in Flüelen

Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008

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