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Events – Keit at AOCS 2022

 

AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo 2022

The American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) is ready for a hybrid live & online event with exhibits and a full techical program scheduled for 1-4 May in Atlanta, Georgia.  Researchers, producers and suppliers will be sharing the latest innovations in analysis, production and characterisation within the Fats & Oil industries. Drop by Keit booth #245 to see our IRmadillo process analyser. Find out how Keit’s technology can optimise the fats & oil refining process with real-time analysis for better yields and cost savings.

Keit will be presenting three sessions during the event.

Wednesday, 4th May 

Static optics FTIR spectroscopy for the measuring and control of fermentation (Presenter & Chair: Dr. Jonathon Speed)
Track: Processing; Session: Control, Instrumentation & Machine Learning

Advanced process control in edible oils refining (Presenter: Richard Salliss)
Track: Processing; Session: Control, Instrumentation & Machine Learning

Demystifying chemometrics: How multivariate analysis allows spectroscopy to be used to solve most analytical problems (Presenter: Dr. Jonathon Speed)
Track: Analytical; Session: Rapid & High Through Put Screening Methods

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About Keit Spectrometers and the IRmadillo Process Analyser

Keit has created the IRmadillo mid-infrared spectrometer to provide in-line process analysis of liquids over a variety of operating environments – including those most challenging. They are built tough with fixed sampling probes and a vibration-tolerant design. This enables the IRmadillo to provide real-time process analysis of liquids in environments that challenge standard instrumentation. Keit enables process optimisation & cost savings to our customers through rugged technology.

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Events – FEW 2021

Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo 2021

FEW 2021 is ready for a live exhibition and techical program scheduled for 13th-15th July in Des Moines, Iowa.  Ethanol and renewable fuel producers and suppliers will be sharing the latest innovations within the biofuels industries for optimisation of processing and production. Keit will be exhibiting and participating in FEW’s annual Black out Bingo. Drop by booth #1133 during the FEW expo to see our IRmadillo process analyser on show. Find out how Keit’s technology can optimise the bioethanol fermentation process & renewable diesel pre-treatment with real-time analysis for better fermeter yields and cost savings.

Keit’s Product & Application Manager, Dr. Jonathon Speed, presents two sessions during the event.

Wednesday, 14th July (3:30pm-5pm)
The journey of turning an FTIR spectrometer into a process analyser for the bioethanol industry
FEW Track 1: Productions & Operations (Room 1), Session “Leveraging Best-Available Innovations in Lab Hardware and Programmatic Approaches to Drive Out Process Upsets While Driving in Greater Yield

Thursday, 15th July (1:30pm-3pm)
An analyser for the pre-treatment of renewable diesel feedstocks
Renewable Diesel Summit: Room 5, session “Right from the Beginning: Towards an Optimal Pretreatment Program in Renewable Diesel Production”

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Find out more about Keit’s IRmadillo and improved monitoring of Biofuels, Bioethanol and Renewable diesel

About Keit Spectrometers and the IRmadillo Process Analyser

Keit has created the family of IRmadillo mid-infrared instruments to provide in-line process analysis of liquids over a variety of operating environments – including those most challenging. They are built tough with fixed sampling probes and a vibration-tolerant design. The IRmadillo enables real-time process analysis of liquids in environments that challenge standard instrumentation enabling process optimisation & cost savings.

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Events – PACWEST 2021

PACWEST 2021 virtual conference brings together Canadian mill managers, engineers and suppliers to explore the latest innovations within the wood fibre industries for optimisation of processing and production. Keit’s Product & Application Manager, Dr. Jonathon Speed, presents on Thursday, 3rd June 2021 (8:30am-11am PST)  “An On-line and Real-time Process Analyzer for Control in Pulp & Paper Manufacturing” scheduled in Session C. Automation & Controls.

Dr. Speed will present a technical overview of the latest analytical technology for analysing the Kraft process utilising the IRmadillo. The IRmadillo was designed to function in harsh, caustic & challenging industrial environments. Unlike standard process analyzers, it can be installed directly on-line or in-line with manufacturing process lines throughout the Kraft process. Jonathon will go into further details on this  innovation in spectroscopic design to enable on-line monitoring for real-time control of pulp & paper processes. His presentation will include:

  • Direct comparison of the static-optics spectrometer with near infrared (NIR), Raman and a traditional FTIR spectrometer
  • Performance of the instrument in a range of chemicals of relevance to the Kraft process specifically as well as other additives or high-cost chemical monitoring
  • Demonstrate the differentiation and quantitation of sodium sulfate and sodium sulfite simultaneously in aqueous mixtures
  • Explore the application of the technology in green liquor monitoring to unlock and improve process control and savings

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Register & read more: PACWEST 2021
Find out more about Keit’s IRmadillo and improved monitoring of the Kraft process in the Pulp & Paper Industry

About Keit Spectrometers and the IRmadillo Analysers

Keit has created the family of IRmadillo mid-infrared instruments to provide in-line process analysis of liquids over a variety of operating environments – including those most challenging. They are built tough with fixed sampling probes and a vibration-tolerant design. The IRmadillo enables real-time process analysis of liquids in environments that challenge standard instrumentation enabling process optimisation & cost savings.

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Events – TAPPIcon Virtual 2021

The U.S. Technical Association of Pulp & Paper Industry (TAPPI) has planned the first-half of their annual meeting (TAPPIcon) as a virtual 2-day event in May 2021 (4-5 May 2021).

National and international pulp and paper mills along with other industry-focused organisations will share the latest innovations in processing and production of pulp, paper, packaging and tissue. Keit’s Product & Application Manager, Dr. Jonathon Speed, presents on Tuesday, 4th May 2021 (10am-12pm EST) in the Process Control Track: (PC1.2) An On-line and Real-time Process Analyzer for Control in Pulp & Paper Manufacturing.

The IRmadillo was designed to function in harsh, caustic & challenging industrial environments. Unlike standard process analyzers, it can be installed directly on-line or in-line with manufacturing process lines throughout the Kraft process. Jonathon will go into further details on this  innovation in spectroscopic design to enable on-line monitoring for real-time control of pulp & paper processes. His presentation will include:

  • Direct comparison of the static-optics spectrometer with near infrared (NIR), Raman and a traditional FTIR spectrometer
  • Performance of the instrument in a range of chemicals of relevance to the Kraft process specifically as well as other additives or high-cost chemical monitoring
  • Demonstrate the differentiation and quantitation of sodium sulfate and sodium sulfite simultaneously in aqueous mixtures
  • Explore the application of the technology in green liquor monitoring to unlock and improve process control and savings

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Review the program: TAPPIcon virtual 2021
Find out more about Keit’s IRmadillo and improved monitoring of the Kraft process in the Pulp & Paper Industry

About Keit Spectrometers and the IRmadillo Analyzers

Keit has created the family of IRmadillo mid-infrared instruments to provide in-line process analysis of liquids over a variety of operating environments – including those most challenging. They are built tough with fixed sampling probes and a vibration-tolerant design. The IRmadillo enables real-time process analysis of liquids in environments that challenge standard instrumentation enabling process optimisation & cost savings. www.keit.co.uk

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Events – AOCS Virtual 2021

The American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) has planned their 2021 annual meeting as a virtual event (3-14 May 2021).

Industry, academics and research organsations will come together online over two weeks to explore the full range of innovations and challenges in the oil processing chain – covering leading industry trends from new technologies to production of biofuels, food safety & security, processing and lipid oxidation & quality.

Monday, 3rd May (7am-9:35am CDT),  Processing track, “New & Emerging Technologies” session

  • Keit’s Product & Application Manager, Dr. Jonathon Speed, will be co-chairing the session with Richard Ozer, Crown Iron Works
  • Keit’s Richard Salliss will present “Industry 4.0 and advanced process control in edible oil refining”. Richard will provide an overview of the concepts of advanced process control (APC), introduce the underlying principles as well as discuss the potential benefits when applied to edible oil processing. He will discuss some potential implementation routes in edible oils, and discuss strategies to make full use of APC and engage in the roll out of Industry 4.0.

e-Poster Session (3-14 May), “Processing” poster track

  • Read (and listen to) Keit’s Dr. Jonathon Speed as he presents his e-Poster entitled “Online FTIR analysis for process control of biofuel production“. Accessible online throughout the annual meeting, it will also allow you to register for an additional free AOCS webinar on the same topic after the annual meeting. Dr. Speed will present the initial work of a static optics FTIR spectrometer for on-line and real time analysis of biofuel production from natural product feedstocks, show detection of FAMEs in triglyceride feedstocks, measurement of methanol and glycerol as well as the catalyst used in transesterification production of FAMEs from triglycerides as well as show the monitoring of a complete transesterification reaction, and how on-line analysis can be used to better control and improve the efficiency of the process.

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Review the program: AOCS Virtual 2021
Find out more about Keit’s IRmadillo and capabilities with monitoring fats & oil processing.

About Keit Spectrometers and the IRmadillo Analyzers

Keit has created the family of IRmadillo mid-infrared instruments to provide in-line process analysis of liquids over a variety of operating environments – including those most challenging. They are built tough with fixed sampling probes and a vibration-tolerant design. The IRmadillo enables real-time process analysis of liquids in environments that challenge standard instrumentation enabling process optimisation & cost savings. www.keit.co.uk

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IRmadillo “…stable, robust, precise…”

Keit’s IRmadillo purchased by leading forest products company

Oxford, United Kingdom: Keit is pleased to announce the sale of an IRmadilloDiamond process analyser to a leading international company in the forest industry sector for monitoring production processes in a manufacturing facility.  The company’s Senior Development Engineer responsible for the selection stated “During the long-time testing and demonstrations we have found IRmadillo to be stable, robust, precise and well suited for industrial on-line applications”.

Dan Wood, CEO, Keit, commented “Sales of the IRmadillo continue on a positive trend as we see more and more manufacturers seeking advanced on-line technologies for improvements in process monitoring along with increased automation. The latest sale to a leading forest products company is an indicator that the IRmadillo provides a clear solution to industries that seek out efficiencies through better monitoring and control of their processes. The customer’s statement regarding the IRmadillo’s stability, robustness and precision tells me that we’ve achieved what we set out to do with the IRmadillo as an industrial on-line analyser”.

Dan Wood concluded “As always, our goal is to help companies reduce waste and provide continuous improvement to the quality of their manufacturing processes. With a practical, no-nonsense instrument like the IRmadillo, we can promote improved process yields, throughputs and understanding. We are excited to see the IRmadillo help yet another client make faster, better decisions on their production processes”.

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About Keit Spectrometers and the IRmadillo

Based out of the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire, England, Keit Spectrometers has created the IRmadillo to provide on-line, in situ process analysis of liquids through pioneering technology. The IRmadillo process analyser is built tough with a fixed sampling probe and a vibration-tolerant optical design. It enables real-time chemical reaction analysis of liquids in environments that challenge standard instrumentation.

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Events – PWC 2021 virtual

The Pulp & Paper Technical Association of Canada (PAPTAC) is holding their annual conference, PaperWeek Canada (PWC) as a virtual event in 2021 (8-10 February 2021).

National and international pulp and paper mills along with other industry-focused organisations will gather to share the latest innovations in processing and production of pulp and paper. Keit’s Product & Application Manager, Dr. Jonathon Speed, presents on Wednesday, 10th February at 3:00pm EST in the Pulping Stream: An Online & Real-time Analyzer for Closed-loop Control in Pulp & Paper Manufacturing.

The IRmadillo was designed to function in harsh, caustic & challenging industrial environments. Unlike standard process analyzers, it can be installed directly on-line or in-line with manufacturing vessels and process lines throughout the Kraft process. Jonathon will go into further details on this  innovation in spectroscopic design to enable on-line monitoring for real-time control of pulp & paper processes. His presentation will include:

  • Design of the instrument, highlighting the differences in its design that separates it from classical FTIR instruments
  • Performance of the instrument in a range of chemicals of relevance to the Kraft process specifically as well as other additives or high-cost chemical monitoring
  • Demonstrate the differentiation and quantitation of sodium sulfate and sodium sulfite simultaneously in aqueous mixtures
  • Direct comparison of the static-optics spectrometer with near infrared (NIR), Raman and a traditional FTIR spectrometer
  • Explore the application of the technology in green liquor monitoring to unlock and improve process control and savings

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Review the program: PCW 2021 Virtual
Find out more about Keit’s IRmadillo and improved monitoring of the Kraft process in the Pulp & Paper Industry

About Keit Spectrometers and the IRmadillo Analyzers

Keit has created the family of IRmadillo mid-infrared instruments to provide in-line process analysis of liquids over a variety of operating environments – including those most challenging. They are built tough with fixed sampling probes and a vibration-tolerant design. The IRmadillo enables real-time process analysis of liquids in environments that challenge standard instrumentation. www.keit.co.uk

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Events – ICSOBA 2020

ICSOBA 2020 - Keit IRmadillo Presentation

The International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium (ICSOBA) is holding their annual conference as a virtual event in 2020 (16-18 November 2020).

Global mining, minerals, and metals researchers along with industrial organisations will gather to share the latest innovations in processing and applications in bauxite, alumina and aluminium. Keit’s Product & Application Manager, Dr. Jonathon Speed, presents on Tuesday, 17th November 2020 in the Alumina Stream “Online FTIR Analysis for Improved Efficiency in Alumina Production”.

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Read more  ICSOBA 2020.
Find out more about Keit’s IRmadillo and improved monitoring of the alumina refining process. 

About Keit Spectrometers and the IRmadillo Analysers

Keit has created the family of IRmadillo mid-infrared instruments to provide in-line process analysis of liquids over a variety of operating environments – including those most challenging. They are built tough with fixed sampling probes and a vibration-tolerant design. The IRmadillo enables real-time process analysis of liquids in environments that challenge standard instrumentation. www.keit.co.uk

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Keit’s Presentation at the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) #WebinarWednesday

Keit’s Product & Application Manager, Dr. Jonathon Speed, presented at the American Oil Chemists Society’s (AOCS’) weekly webinar series an in-depth review of challenges that the edible oils industry faces in generating real-time monitoring data with current process analytical technologies (PAT) and the subsequent development of the robust FTIR, the IRmadillo.  In it, Dr. Speed has highlighted not only the the difficulties, but how the IRmadillo was developed to become an on-line industrial process analyser with the ability to monitor a range of components including free fatty acids (FFA), fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs), and others. The presentation entitled The Development of a Robust Spectrometer for On-line & Real-Time Monitoring of Oil Quality was recorded on 3rd June and is accessible for viewing.

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Download our brochure on monitoring edible oil refining with the real-time analyser, Keit’s IRmadillo.  Learn how we can help you monitor your process for increased efficiency and savings.

About Keit Spectrometers and the IRmadillo Analysers

Keit has created the family of IRmadillo mid-infrared instruments to provide in-line process analysis of liquids over a variety of operating environments – including those most challenging. Now with two choices, the IRmadillo25 and the IRmadilloDiamond,both are built tough with fixed sampling probes and a vibration-tolerant design. They enable real-time chemical reaction analysis of liquids in environments that challenge standard instrumentation. www.keit.co.uk

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Get the latest news by following us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or join us at the American Oil Chemists Society’s (AOCS’) Virtual 2020 Annual meeting. We will be presenting the IRmadillo both during the conference session as well as an online exhibitor and sponsor.

IRmadilloDiamond Receives ATEX & IECEx Certifications

Keit’s Diamond Model of In-Line Process Analyser now Ex Certified: Safe for use in Hazardous & Potentially Explosive Environments

Oxford, United Kingdom

Keit is delighted to announce the receipt of ATEX and IECEx certifications for the IRmadilloDiamond –  Keit’s process analyser with a diamond-ATR tipped probe for industrial, in-line analysis of liquids. The European and globally recognized Ex certifications confirm the IRmadilloDiamond safe for use in hazardous environments including potentially explosive ones. This is a requirement for many operators in process industries whose production processes frequently involve potentially explosive atmospheres.

The standard model of the IRmadillo (IRamdillo25) has already received Ex certifications. Now Keit’s customers can benefit from the option of a diamond-ATR model enabling those industries a choice in their analytical technology for a variety of operating environments. A distinguishing feature of the IRmadilloDiamond is the inherent hardiness of the diamond ATR to tolerate a pH range of 0 to 14, along with a natural resistance to abrasion and overall general abuse. Importantly, for all IRmadillos, the ability to remain in place in the pipework during production processes leads to a decrease in production downtime and safety issues. As a result, production managers and engineers have the information they need to monitor, control and optimize a wide range of processes in real time.

Keit's IRmadilloDiamond FTIR Spectrometer

About Keit Spectrometers and the IRmadillo Analysers

Based in the Harwell Campus in South Oxfordshire, England, Keit has created the family of IRmadillo mid-infrared instruments to provide in-line process analysis of liquids over a variety of operating environments – including those most challenging. Now with two choices, the IRmadillo25 and the IRmadilloDiamond, both are Ex certified and built tough with fixed sampling probes and a vibration-tolerant design. They enable real-time chemical reaction analysis of liquids in environments that challenge standard instrumentation.

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