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A brand new design

After six months of refurbishment work, from our calibration laboratory to the front desk through the manufacturing factory, a brand new design is introduced. Made of 70% recycled and astutely salvaged materials, the audacious and energizing work atmosphere of our premises is now reflecting the crew who’s working for you everyday.

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Polycontrols laboratory renew their ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation

Quality & Innovation

Polycontrols flow calibration laboratory is pleased to announce that they have successfully renewed their ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation and, in addition to the capabilities already accredited, this renewal was an opportunity to increase it’s scope of accreditation for the calibration of liquid flow up to 300 gpm.

‘The increase in our scope of accreditation is an outstanding success! It was made possible by the continued dedication of our entire team. We developed three new high precision gravimetric flow calibration benches that allow us to certify Coriolis flow meters up to 3 inches. Our ISO/IEC 17025 will continue to nurture, sustain and verify our commitment to quality and technical expertise in all areas of the flow calibration.’ says Roger Desaulniers, President of Polycontrols Technologies.

The ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation ensures all customers will continue to receive high quality flow meter calibration services with the added confidence that all aspects of our quality system are implemented concisely and rigorously. Each part of the flow meter calibration process is proven to be suitable and compatible to provide accurate and reliable results.

ISO/IEC 17025 is the main standard used by testing and calibration laboratories and includes management requirements that are related to the operation and effectiveness of the quality management system within the laboratory as well as technical requirements that include factors which determine the correctness and reliability of the tests and/or calibrations performed at the laboratory.

New Web Portal Launched for flow meter Calibration

Polycontrols is pleased to announce the launch of a new secure portal dedicated to the flow meter calibration!

This new site is a unique tool that provides in one place all relevant information related to flow meter calibrations and monitors in real time the evolution of the flow meter calibration work carried out at Polycontrols.

The calibration history for each flow meter, the status of calibration in progress, electronic copies of calibration reports and workflow of each calibration request are presented in order to get an overall view of all the essential information related to flow meter calibration including order tracking.

Control Magazine’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards Honor Brooks Instrument for Excellence in Flow Meters

The readers have chosen… and they choose Brooks!

Brooks Instrument received multiple honors from Control Magazine’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards. Brooks earned high marks in the variable area flowmeter, positive displacement flow meter and thermal mass flow meter categories.

Brooks placed No. 1 in the variable area flow meter and positive displacement flow meter categories. The company has placed No. 1 in variable area flow meters for 16 consecutive years and No. 1 in positive displacement flow meters for 19 years in a row. Readers also recognized Brooks for its innovations in the thermal mass flow meter category.

“Brooks Instrument is proud to be recognized by Control Global’s Readers’ Choice Awards because winners are selected by professionals who use our products in the field,” said Steve Kannengieszer, director of product marketing at Brooks Instrument. “These awards are a reflection of the brand Brooks has built over the years through a strong product line and out standing technical support.”

This is the 21st year that Control Magazine has conducted the Readers’ Choice Awards. Close to 1,000 process automation professionals selected the winners via an e-mail survey (with no pre-selected choices presented). The survey is the only completely unaided brand preference survey in the process industries.

Control Magazine’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards Honor Brooks Instrument for Excellence

Confirmed presentation at North American Cold Spray Conference – ASM International

The North American Cold Spray Conference (NACSC) will take place April 3-4, 2013 as a co-location with the AeroMat 2013 Conference and Exhibition in Bellevue, Washington at the Meydenbauer Center.

Join us for an intensive meeting featuring invited talks and cold spray experts from around the world. North American Cold Spray features targeted presentations on applications for specific industries such as aircraft, space, gas turbine and defense.

The performance evaluation of a new powder feeder that allows continuous and uniform feeding of submicron powders for cold spraying and suspension plasma spray (SPS) will be discussed by Polycontrols.

New Website Launch

Polycontrols is celebrating the launch of its new website. This new website has been completely redesigned to improve interactivity, allowing everyone to contribute, share and collaborate in various forms and through various social media.

It contains many additional features such as a new secure portal that provides in one place all relevant information related to flow meter calibrations and monitors in real time the evolution of the flow meter calibration work carried out at Polycontrols. The access to information is facilitated and users can see concrete examples of systems and services.

Confirmed presentation at IMA Magnesium Applications Seminar North America

Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

This seminar aims to provide comprehensive educational presentations and case studies by magnesium experts on issues important to the design and engineering community as well as on protecting the global climate and preventing air pollution in magnesium production and casting operations.

Topics covered by Polycontrols:

  • Non SF6 Magnesium melt protection recent trials
  • Alternative solutions to replace SF6: HFC 134a, Novec 612, Diluted SO2
  • Regulations
  • Considerations in alternative selection

Polycontrols laboratory renew their ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation

Polycontrols flow calibration laboratory is pleased to announce that they have successfully renewed their ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation as a result of the outstanding achievement and continued dedication of his team.

‘’This ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation will continue to nurture, sustain and verify our commitment to quality and technical expertise in all areas of flow calibration. The ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation ensures all customers will continue to receive high quality flow calibration services with the added confidence that all QA/QC systems are implemented at a high standard. Each part of the flow calibration process is proven to be suitable and compatible to provide accurate, reliable results ’’ says Roger Desaulniers, President of Polycontrols Technologies.

ISO/IEC 17025 is the main standard used by testing and calibration laboratories and includes management requirements that are related to the operation and effectiveness of the quality management system within the laboratory as well as technical requirements that include factors which determine the correctness and reliability of the tests and/or calibrations performed at the laboratory.

Signed agreement with the NASA

Polycontrols will be contributing to the next mission to Venus, whose objective is to explore its surface which cannot be seen from Earth.

An agreement was reached with the NASA Glenn Research Center for the supply of a gas mixing system to simulate the atmosphere of the planet Venus. This system will reproduce the planet’s atmosphere to test the electronic equipment of the exploration module which must withstand thermal stress and a highly acidic and corrosive environment.

Venus is known as the Earth’s twin because the two planets are similar in size. Venus is closer to the sun than any other planet except Mercury. At its closest approach, Venus is about 38.2 million kilometers from Earth.

Although Venus is called the Earth twin, its surface conditions appear to be very different from those of the Earth. The planet is surrounded by thick clouds of sulfuric acid, preventing its observation. The surface of Venus is extremely hot and dry. The temperature of the planet’s surface is about 870 degrees F (465 degrees C), the temperature is higher than that of any other planet.

Most astronomers believe that Venus’s high surface temperature can be explained by what is known as the greenhouse effect. A greenhouse lets in radiant energy from the sun, but it prevents much of the heat from escaping. The thick clouds and dense atmosphere of Venus work in much the same way. The sun’s radiant energy readily filters into the planet’s atmosphere. But the large droplets of sulfuric acid present in Venus’s clouds — and the great quantity of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere — seem to trap much of the solar energy at the planet’s surface.

Flow Technology Inc (FTI) – New distribution agreement

Polycontrols has signed an agreement for the representation of Flow Technology (FTI) product line. The addition of this manufacturer, recognized worldwide for its high accuracy turbine meters, PD Meters and specialized flow metering solutions, constitutes a strategic fit with the flow expertise offered. This partnership allows Polycontrols to deliver more than ever world class quality flow measurement solutions and unsurpassed industry experience with a focus on total customer satisfaction.

Broad Range. Users of Flow Technology’s precision flow metering devices range from major oil and gas companies drilling at the bottom of the North Sea, to leading food and beverage producers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and the NASA space program. Even winning Nascar™ and NHRA™ racing teams use FTI flow meters. FTI flow metering products are frequently used in mission critical applications, especially within the aerospace, military and oil and gas markets which they serve.