OMAN – Swiss specialist in measurement and automation technology Endress+Hauser has opened a new sales office in Muscat, Oman, to strengthen its support to customers on the Arabian Peninsula.
Endress+Hauser country manager Haitham Al Rawahi will be in charge of the new office, according to a statement from the company.
He brings 15 years of experience in oilfield operations, corporate development and sales with national and international companies.
The team in Oman will receive administrative support from Endress+Hauser International in Reinach, Switzerland, and Endress+Hauser Middle East, based in Dubai, UAE.
Oman is the third-largest country on the Arabian Peninsula and Endress+Hauser has been working successfully in the Omani market for two decades, supporting customers in all major industries.
With the opening of the sales office, the Swiss group of companies is now able to further expand its local offering of products, solutions and services and help customers use their installed base even more efficiently.
In-Line Raman spectroscopy for process optimization
Earlier, Endress+Hauser showcased its advanced process measurement and analysis technologies with an emphasis on its Raman spectrometers.
Raman spectroscopy is a process that allows the chemical composition of material samples to be determined by exposing them to electromagnetic radiation.
After exposure, test samples emit material-specific radiation that allow their properties to be ascertained.
By plotting the changes in the wavelength of the reflected light, Raman spectroscopy allows end users to obtain a molecular footprint that can be used to identify, quantify, and monitor various substances.
According to Andreas Meyer, business development manager for liquid analysis at Endress+Hauser, when using conventional field instruments for measurement and analysis, parameters such as level, flow, pressure, and temperature are recorded individually and fed into regression models that make determinations about a sample’s quality.
However, this must be done using many different sensors and requires new models to be programmed for each specific application.
By contrast, Raman spectroscopy can measure multiple variables at once with high accuracy, allowing results to be delivered in real-time for continuous, on-the-fly optimization.
Because of this, it can help process manufacturers improve product quality, speed cycle times, increase yields, and comply with regulatory standards more effectively, Meyer said.
For industrial applications, the issue with Raman spectroscopy is that is largely limited to laboratory use and has yet to be applied to in-line applications.
With their ability to provide highly accurate material analysis in real-time, Raman spectrometers are however moving outside the lab to help end users improve product quality, speed cycle times, and increase yields.
As an example, Meyer mentioned the Rxn5 Raman process analyzer from Endress+Hauser that fulfills all explosion protection requirements and features solid state cooling as well as an embedded computer.
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