“Floating” work tent used at pit works

TROTEC work tent used for cable layings

Work tent at cable layings
Work tent at cable layings

This is a short article about the practical use of our work tents.
In Heinsberg the work tent 180×250 KE was used for cable layings. But there was a problem: the hole was larger than the work tent. Nevertheless the work tent could be fixed safe by means of nylon ropes. Therefore the back of the work tent was placed on the edge of the hole. The work tent didn’t have any other contact to the ground and so it was floating.

Safe fixing of a work tent
Safe fixing of a work tent

Easy access to the cables was possible because of this advantage and all cables could be reached for necessary works.

Due to the many possibilities for fixing the work tent it is flexibly usable.

Thermometer for measurement without coming into contact with a body’s surface

As of recently there’s a new infrared thermometer available at the TROTEC-shop. With the thermometer Temptection BodyPlus skin temperature and the temperature of other surfaces can be determined without actually coming into contact with the body’s surface.

Contact-free measuring is very hygienically because there’s no direct contact with the body’s surface. Conventional thermometers have to be disinfected after every usage to avoid an infection. With the Temptection BodyPlus large numbers of people can be checked fast.

So the thermometer is ideal for use in doctor’s surgeries, hospitals, kindergartens, schools and other places of action.

Even parents should be interested in the thermometer because they can measure their children’s temperature easily while they are sleeping. The temperature of baby food like milk or porridge can be measured fast and easy-going.

Benefits in practice with a thermometer Temptection BodyPlus:Temptection-BodyPlus

  • contact-free measuring at a distance of 5 to 15 cm
  • determines body temperatures from 30 to 42.5°C
  • determines surface temperatures from 0 to 60°C
  • backlit LCD
  • alarm function
  • easy to handle

Evergreen – measuring of residual moisture in screeds

The topic humidity measuring in screeds remains an evergreen. In circles of experts and even in the specialised press people don’t stop discussing and reporting about this issue.
The iba-institution Koblenz under administration of the diploma engineer (senior technical college) Hans-Joachim Rolof started a survey concerning this topic.

“Which method is actually used? Who measures electrically, who measures the CM-%? Which is the generally accepted measuring method?”

humidity measurements People had been interviewed who are concerned with the determination of residual moisture in screeds. Including 30% of representatives of the adhesives industry and flooring industry; 23% experts; 16% floor layers; 9% screed layers; 7% architects / site managers; 5% manufactures of measuring instruments and 10% others.

Concerning the question „how to measure“ the attendees answered:

Electrical moisture measurement (only): 14%
CM-method (only): 21%
Electrical moisture measurement and CM-method: 65%
Darr analysis: 19%
Microwave analysis: 2%

Note: Additionally to the electrical method and the CM-method namings of alternative methods (Darr analysis etc.) have been allowed. Especially experts measure moisture in building material on-site and in laboratories so that more than 100% of namings result.

The survey pointed out clearly that ¾ of those polled using both measure methods, the electrical moisture measurement and the CM-method (65% of the attendees), use the electrical moisture measurement as intermediate examination to determine a checkpoint for the Cm-method.

About 2/3 of those polled made good experiences with the CM-method, but about a half of them is satisfied with the electrical method.

In fact the combination of both methods is best to define moisture in screeds. With the electrical measuring instruments you can control how screed desiccates und the user needn’t conduct the complex CM-method at his visits at the construction sites. Finally if the metered values on the screen of the electronic moisture measuring instrument don’t change he although has to conduct the CM-method – there’s still no other way to handle it.

Immediate measures – protection packages against the swine influenza

Air purifier Set-Cleanroom250MGThe swine influenza is on the march across the globe. The WHO (world health organisation) reently declared the highest alert.

At the moment there is no vaccine available for humans against H1N1. Currently the most effective protection is the neutralisation of the influenza A virus.

Therefore TROTEC offers three exclusive air purifier protection packages for prevention against the pig flu:

  • Air purifier HealthPro 150 plus the
    fever thermometer Temptection BodyPlus
  • Air purifier HealthPro 250 plus the
    fever thermometer Temptection BodyPlus
  • Air purifier Cleanroom 250 MG plus the
    fever thermometer Temptection BodyPlus

Quo Vadis flooring being a guest at Trotec

From June 19th to June 20th 2009 Quo Vadis flooring is a guest of it’s passive member Trotec. The members meet for an annually exchange of experiences at the exhibition and training facility of the Trotec company in Heinsberg. Two years ago it was only an idea, but now Michael Resch has not only the opportunity to show the members of Quo Vadis flooring the Trotec company but also parts of the district Heinsberg.

The Friday starts with a presentation about the topics building drying and measurement. In the evening a typically regional framework programme is planned which shall show the members the most western district of Germany.

On Saturday there’s the annually general meeting of Quo Vadis flooring (registered association) in the rooms of the training facility of the Trotec company.

IQAir air purifiers for effective infectious prevention against the swine influenza

The expansion of H1N1 (swine influenza)

Since March 2009 the A/H1N1 influenza virus, also known as swine influenza or pig flu, spreads unusually fast. After a local confined onset in Mexico the virus is now widespread on all continents just after a few months. The world health organisation (WHO) decided to raise the pandemic alert to phase 6. This step is done very rarely by the WHO.

The last time the WHO declared an influenza pandemic is 41 years ago. The risks of the swine influenza are hardly appreciable yet. The virus is new and it will probably modify itself – it’s possible that the virus becomes very hazard.

Prevention is the best defence

Just like a variety of respiratory diseases H1N1 is assigned by direct contact from human to human: via airborne infection while coughing and sneezing or because of touching contaminated surfaces. Because there’s still no vaccine against H1N1 prevention is the most effective strategy. Given of the increasing infections a specifically proceeding for stemming the onsets is absolutely necessary. Schools, universities, hospitals and other medical institutions, departments, public transit and wherever a lot of people meet infectious prevention is urgently advised.

Air purification offers an efficiency, reliably, flexibly and economically solution for infectious prevention. IQAir® is one of the few air purifiers having the ability to remove airborne particles ≥ 0.3μm with the necessary efficiency of more than 99.97 %. This study, implemented by the national electrical and mechanical services department (EMSD) on behalf of the Hong Kong hospital authority (HKHA) in 2003, should find an effective solution for containment of the “severe acute respiratory syndrome, also known as SARS. Since then IQAir® takes an important part in the fight against SARS and other challenges in prevention of airborne infections.

Efficiency of the IQAir® filtration of the H1N1 virus

IQAir® filtration system have been tested successfully according to the strict standards of DIN EN 1822 by an independent institution. The HEPA-filters of the IQAir® Cleanroom-series are filters of class H12, resp. H13 and filter at least 99.5 % of the smallest and highly infectious particles of known disease agents. Therefore the pig flu virus (approx.. 0.1μm diameter) or the SARS corona virus (approx. 0.11μm diameter) are filtered approximately at 100 %.

Chief advantages of the highly effective IQAir® air purifiers

Though high efficiency isn’t the only feature of performance of IQAir® devices it’s still one of the most important features. The highly efficient air purifier guarantees:

  1. User nearby the air purifier breathe air as clean as possible.
  2. Less air circulation is necessary to clean the ambient air. That entails that the air purifier can run on a lower fan stage than less efficiency air purifiers whereby less noise and draught occurs.
  3. Filtered suspended matters remain in the filter and won’t get into the ambient air again.

The IQAir®series technology

Air purifier iQAirIQAir air purification systems proved themselves over a million times in critical areas all over the world since more than 10 years. Because of their superior filtration efficiency, their great versatility und high mobility IQAir® air purifiers belong to the most advanced and economic mobile air filtration system available in the sector today.

IQAir air purification systems are used by leading research institutions, hospitals und companies for air purification all over the world.

IQAir air purification systems specially excel with their high separation efficiency of constant and liquid airborne particles or aerosols. The Cleanroom 250 MG is used for infectious prevention in medical institutions and in cleanroom likely areas for particle reduction because of its certified and guaranteed filtration efficiency. Every single filter of the Cleanroom-series has been tested and every device has got an own certificate.

Every model offers high comfort of application and the following system advantages:

  • absolutely silent conception
  • easy control
  • 6 adjustable fan stages
  • Certified quality
  • Fast and safe filter exchange and smoothly disposing
  • High performance radial fan
  • Economical system
  • Sturdy construction

The combination of a Premax MG pre-filter and a Cleanroom-HyperHEPA-filter offers a high filtration efficiency with allergens, viruses, bacteria and moulds and enables the reliably usage of the air purifiers in medical institutions, schools, kindergartens, care homes, anterooms, hotel rooms and allergy treatment centres.

High performance virus elimination

Radial fans of the IQAir systems are propelled by an powerful quality motor built for non-stop operation. So only one device can purify the ambient air in rooms up to 50 m² (125 m³). For example: A room with a volume of 60 m³ can be filtered 6 times in only one hour.

Discovering by controlling!

Not only prevention is necessary to stem the pig flu. Already existing viruses have to be isolated consequently to prevent the population from more infections. That’s why local health authorities advise more checks at airports and stations. That’s the only way to interrupt the chains of infection. Nevertheless, up to now consequent checks are impracticable. Checks at Frankfurt airport had to be stopped, for example.

The swine influenza begins suddenly. Fatigue, joint pain and high fever are typical symptoms of an infection with the H1N1 virus. With infrared thermometers from Trotec a person’s temperature can be detected very fast, precise and without a touch. Crowds can be scanned very easy and fast for the distinctive H1N1 symptom.

Construction site exploration with audio frequency analysis

locating conductions One of our customers got the task to locate conductions in the soil on the area of a clinical centre before a building project. Restructuring of the entrance and the construction of a new building had been planned. For avoiding any troubles and interruptions during the construction the precise location of all conductions in the soil – electrical power, telecommunication, water, heating, gas, oxygen, coldness – had to be located and determined. For this purpose the company used the audio frequency analysis.

The origins and endpoints of the different conductions were known, but nobody knew how they proceeded in the ground. Under usage of an emitter all conductions had been transmitted actively with a frequency one by one and with the help of the audio frequency analysis all conductions in the study area had been located concerning their location, course and depth. The determined course of the conductions had been marked on the surface of the area, documented by an orthonogal measurement and finally assigned into a site plan.

Because of the audio frequency analysis the different conductions could be located on the construction site and the early resulting documentation of the actual state could ensure a high planning security.

Introduction of a mobile safety screen at fire brigade Heppenheim

After the first presentation at the fire service fair FLORIAN 2008 in Sinsheim the fire brigade Heppenheim was absolutely thrilled by the mobile TROTEC safety screen. Instead of using blankets to protect the crash site the fire brigade Heppenheim now uses the mobile safety screen technology.

Benefits of mobile safety screens:

mobile safety screen
mobile safety screen
  • widespread protection from prying eyes: more than 7 m long and approx. 1.8 m high
  • fast setup by two persons
  • compact stowage in carrier bag, dimensions approx. 1.45 m x 0.3 m x 0.3 m
  • no more loose bars
  • equipped with carrying loop on top
  • additional loops available for fixing
  • horizontally deployable, protection against rain by putting the safety screen on top of a car just like a roof

We would be most glad to send you a demo-safety screen at your request.
Contact us at zelte@trotec.de or via telephone on 0049 2542 – 962481

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