CITY TECHNOLOGY'S IRidium BENCH GAINS BAR APPROVAL
City Technology's IRidium infra-red bench
for use in vehicle emissions monitoring, has this month gained full approval
from one of the world's most highly respected approval bodies, the California
Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR).
City Technology, a leader in gas sensing technology, based in the UK is
now the only company in the world that offers analyser manufacturers a
full range of sensors which satisfies BAR 97 requirements. The City range
monitors CO, CO2 and hydrocarbons (all detected by the IRidium bench),
and O2 and NO (electrochemical sensors).
The BAR approval for the IRidium comes at a time when BAR standards are
increasingly being adopted across many other US states (e.g. New York,
Massachussetts and Maryland) and in Europe and the Far East. The USA is
continuing to set the international lead in devising and enforcing 'clean
air' legislation, such that many other countries are developing similar
The BAR-approved IRidium from City widens the options for manufacturers
of instruments used in the inspection and maintenance of vehicles in both
the repair and aftermarket sectors. Many OEMs worldwide are already utilising
City's NO gas sensors, also BAR-approved, which are essential components
within analysers used in the California Smog Check II Programme.
BAR confirms IRidium's success
David Baines is Sales & Marketing Director at City. 'We launched the IRidium
infra-red bench in July this year, and it has already been well received.
We aimed for an ultra-fast warm up, keeping it to less than 30 seconds,
and instrument designers appreciate its compact form for easy integration.
The BAR approval augurs well for the future.'
Compact, effective and easy to integrate
The IRidium measures just 32mm x 42mm x 150mm, has no moving parts, and
uses less than an average of 1 watt of electrical energy. Interfaces for
the IRidium have been developed with convenience in mind - easy integration
of the bench and sensor/s into analyser instrumentation has been a prime
driver of design. Combining the latest infra-red technology with proven
excellence in electrochemical sensing, the bench's speedy warm up period
of less that 30 seconds allows increased vehicle throughput and operator
productivity at testing stations. Custom-built manifolds for the electrochemical
sensor/s are also available.
17 November, 2000
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