Process Analytical Technology

Keit at FEW 2019 – Bioethanol Monitoring

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Meet us at FEW 2019 (10-12 June) in Indianapolis, Indiana (Booth #2034). We’ll be showcasing our compact, in-line process spectrometer, the IRmadillo.  Learn more at our presentation during the world’s largest ethanol event at this annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo.  

See Real-Time Monitoring of  Sugars, Alcohols, and Acids

Right at our booth we’ll show how easily our IRmadillo real-time process analyser works to monitor chemical reactions of liquids in the production of bioethanol.

  • Direct observation of feedstock consumption into ethanol
  • Ability to differentiate between individual components such as different sugars
  • Monitor the reactions and check for peak productions without waiting for HPLC results

This rugged mid-infrared spectrometer is a simple, compact solution for in situ process analysis in industrial applications (with an added benefit of being certified safe for hazardous environments).

Wed., 12th June (3:30pm): Track 1 Production & Operations. Session title “Instrument Flying for Ethanol Producers: Utilizing Analytical Tools to Determine the Efficacy of New Production Approaches”. Dr. Jonathon Speed  presenting The Development and Implementation of a Universal Bioethanol Monitoring Sensor.

Visit Keit Booth 2034: Talk to our CEO, Dan Wood, and our Product and Applications Manager, Dr. Jonathon Speed, about the new models of probes adapted to different industrial chemical environments. 

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Read about the IRmadillo and how it can monitor the bioethanol production process. Send us an email at enquiries@keit.co.uk — Let us know how we can help you with real-time process monitoring & control.

Keit at AOCS 2019: Real-time Oil Analysis

AOCS 2019 & Keit Booth 608

Meet us at AOCS 2019 (5-8 May) in St. Louis, Missouri (Booth #608). We’ll be showcasing our compact, on-line process spectrometer, the IRmadillo.  Learn more at our presentations during the Annual Meeting of the American Oil Chemists Society, a premier international science and business forum on fats, oils, surfactants, proteins and related materials. 

See Real-time Differentiation of  Oils, Fats, Sugars, Alcohols, and Acids

Right at our booth we’ll show how easily our IRmadillo real-time process analyser works to monitor chemical reactions of liquids.

  • Direct observation of oil degradation
  • Ability to detect blends of oils
  • Monitor the production and consumption of intermediates and check for contamination

This rugged mid-infrared spectrometer is a simple, compact solution for in situ process analysis in industrial applications (with an added benefit of being certified safe for hazardous environments).

Talk to our Product and Applications Manager, Dr. Jonathon Speed, about the new models of probes adapted to different industrial chemical environments: from a diamond ATR suited to high pH environments to our high temperature probe.

Learn about Recent Advancements in Process Analytical Technology

Mon., 6th May (10:30am, Hall 1): Technology Fast Track Session #1, Dr. Jonathon Speed What does an Armadillo have to do with oil analysis?

Tues., 7th May (3:00pm-3:20pm, Room 100) Session ANA3a: Rapid Methods of Analysis, including Portable Devices. Dr. Jonathon Speed presenting The Development of Robust Spectrometer for Online and Real-Time Oil Monitoring Quality

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Read about the IRmadillo and Edible Oil Analysis. Send us an email at enquiries@keit.co.uk — Let us know how we can help you with real-time process monitoring & control.

A Profile in Confidence: Keit in the Thames Valley Business Barometer

Keit was profiled as one of the regional business highlights in the January 2019 Thames Valley Business Barometer. In the profile, Dan Wood, Keit CEO, shared his views on Keit’s performance, the key challenges, and his opinion on the current economic-political conditions and their impact on the company.

Rooted in Oxfordshire, on the Harwell Campus 

Dan Wood commented in the profile that he has a positive outlook on current performance of the company noting a ramping up of sales and expanded operations on the Harwell Campus. Keit began with a space technology concept through the European Space Agency Business Innovation Centre (ESA BIC) on the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire, England and has continued to grow both in performance and manufacturing space. Now having launched a commercialised product, the IRmadillo FTIR spectrometer, Keit has flourished through the support of technology investors and access to world-class development facilities.

Business Outlook for the Future

Dan also stated he was confident in business prospects for the near future despite the uncertainty of the looming Brexit decisions, unlike the sentiment of surveyed businesses who reported a slight drop in confidence since the middle of last year. Despite potential hurdles, part of Keit’s confidence stems from a successful exporting strategy to key target markets in North America and Europe (with opportunities expanding into Japan, Australia and Scandinavia).

Advancement in Analytical Technology 

One of the factors sustaining Keit in this season of economic uncertainty is the ability to innovate – to take a technology that originally applied to space exploration and apply it to solve industrial manufacturing challenges in sectors that have a need for improved analytical solutions and are faced with unsatisfying alternatives.

The IRmadillo has been developed to be a real-time process analyser to monitor chemical reactions in liquids – from differentiation of multiple sugars, to determining alcohol and acid concentrations in complex manufacturing processes where current technologies struggle. Biofuel, Oil & Gas, Chemical, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, and Food&Beverage industries rely upon instrumentation to monitor their production processes and to date are faced with limited options. Keit continues to differentiate itself with innovation.

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About the Thames Valley Business Barometer 

The Thames Valley Business Barometer summarises the results of a twice-yearly survey focused on economic confidence and corporate performance for the Thames Valley (Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex) – widely recognised as one of the top economic regions in Britain outside of London, particularly due to the technology sector. In addition, the issues include regional business profiles, a roundtable business discussion and highlights a current business trend.   The January 2019 issue includes the topic of cybersecurity. Read the January 2019 issue, or just Dan Wood’s interview on Page 9 of the report.

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Keit at IFPAC 2019: Demonstrating Innovation in Process FTIR

IFPAC 2019 Keit Booth 506 IRmadillo

Meet us at IFPAC 2019 (4-6 March) in North Bethesda, Maryland (Booth #506). We’ll be showcasing our compact, on-line mid-infrared spectrometer, the IRmadillo.  Learn more during our presentation on Tuesday 5th March at this leading process analytical chemistry meeting in the US focused on innovations and technology.

See Real-time Differentiation of  Sugars, Alcohols, and Acids

Right at our booth we’ll show how easily our IRmadillo real-time process analyser works to monitor chemical reactions  – from differentiation of multiple sugars, to determining alcohol and acid concentrations in a complex process. Get to talk to our Lead Application Scientist about the new models of probes adapted to different industrial chemical environments: from a diamond ATR suited to high pH environments to our high temperature probe, and a probe developed for sterilise-in-place (SIP) procedures.

Learn about Recent Advancements in Analytical Technology

Mon., 4th March (1:05pm-5:40pm, Brookside A): Jana McGuin, Shushil Machhi, Mark Berge (Medimmune), Jonathon Speed (Keit) “Evaluation of FTIR spectroscopy for use in mammalian cultures”, Session: MON PM-V MSAT & Biologics, Topic: Real-Time Monitoring of Bio-Reactors and Bio-Processing

Tues., 5th March (1:05pm-5:40pm, Brookside B):  Dr. Jonathon Speed, “Turning an FTIR spectrometer into a universal concentration meter for the bulk and petrochemical industries“, Session:  TUES PM-IX-B Mass Spec/Process Spectroscopy, Topic: Process Spectroscopy

Wed., 6th March (1:05pm-5:40pm, Forest Glen Conference Room): Dan Wood for Dr. Jonathon Speed, “Comparison of vibrational spectroscopic techniques for biochemical and biopharmaceutical production“, Session: WED PM VI Smart Sensors for Bio-Processing, Topic: Process Control for Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical

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SciX 2018: Keit Discussing Innovation in Process FTIR

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Keit has a full schedule at this year’s annual meeting of the The Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) at SciX – The Great Scientific eXchange, October 21 – 26, 2018 (Atlanta, GA).

You’ll see us demonstrating the IRmadillo FTIR Spectrometer at Booth #814. We’ll have a hands on demonstration of our compact, online mid-infrared spectrometer working on a continuous real-time reaction at the largest national meeting in the US focused on Spectroscopy, Chemistry and the innovations in its applications.

Make sure you attend one of the Keit presentations

  • Sun., 21st Oct 2018 (4:50pm): What’s Hot Vendor Symposium. Dan Wood “Expanding the Process Capability of Process FTIR”
  • Tues., 23rd Oct 2018 (3:50-5:10pm, Location A704):  Dan Wood “Real-Time Monitoring of Industrial Fermentation Process With in situ FT-IR Spectrometer”. Session Code: 18PMA11 “Synthetic Biology and Bioprocessing”.
  • Wed., 24th Oct 2018 (1:30-2:50pm, Location L503): Dr. Jonathon Speed “Calibration Transfer: How Changing the Hardware Made the Maths Much Easier”.  Session Code: 18CHEM05 “Chemometrics in Industry”

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IRmadillo at ACS Fall Meeting 2018: Demonstrating Innovation in Process FTIR

We’ll be exhibiting and speaking at The American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Fall National Meeting 2018 (19-23 August) in Boston, Massachusetts (Booth #612) — You’ll see us demonstrating our compact, online mid-infrared spectrometer at one of the largest national meetings in the US focused on chemistry and the innovations in its applications.

See Real-time Differentiation of  Sugars, Alcohols, and Acids

Right at our booth we’ll show how easily our real-time process analyser works to monitor chemical reactions  – from differentiation of multiple sugars, to determining alcohol and acid concentrations in a complex processes. Pick up a small gift as a thank you, and get to talk about the new model of Steamy IRmadillo, an FTIR model customised for use in industrial environments that require sterilise-in-place (SIP) procedures.

Learn about Recent Advancements in Analytical Technology

Our own Dr. Jonathon Speed and Dan Wood will be presenting throughout the entire meeting. Make sure you attend one of their presentations.

  • Sun., 19th Aug 2018 (11:30am- 12:00pm): Real-time and online monitoring of biomass consumption processes using FTIR spectroscopy. Location: Mahoney Ex:Change – Aloft Boston Seaport
  • Mon., 20th Aug 2018 (8:00am-10:00pm):  Poster presentation (#44) “A robust and rugged FTIR spectrometer designed for industrial chemistry”. Location: BCEC, Exhibit Hall B2/C
  • Tues., 21st Aug 2018 (2:50pm – 3:15pm):  Design, development and coming to market of a novel, robust and rugged solid state FTIR spectrometer. Location: Mann 3 – Aloft Boston Seaport
  • Wed., 22nd Aug 2018 (10:40am – 11:00am): A robust and rugged FTIR spectrometer designed for industrial chemistry. Location: Seaport Ballroom C – Seaport Boston Hotel
  • Thurs., 23rd Aug 2018 (11:50am – 12:10pm): In operando FTIR spectroscopy of challenging to monitor catalytic reactions.  Location: Pacific Grand Ballroom Salon G – Renaissance Boston Waterfront 

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IRmadillo at FEW 2018: The ONLY Process FTIR for the Bioethanol Producer

See Real-time Differentiation of Multiple Sugars, Ethanol, Methanol & Organic Acids and Lactic acid

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We’ll be exhibiting at FEW 2018 on 11th-13th June in Omaha, Nebraska (Booth 1333) — You’ll see us demonstrating our compact, online mid-infrared spectrometer at the largest, longest running ethanol conference in this industry. FEW 2018 is co-located with Advanced Biofuels Conference 2018, a complementary event tailored for industry professionals engaged in producing, developing and deploying advanced biofuels including cellulosic ethanol, biobased platform chemicals, polymers and other renewable molecules.

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Right at our booth we’ll be monitoring —  live — an active fermentation process with the Keit IRmadillo FTIR spectrometer. We’ll show how easily our real-time process analyser works to monitor feedstock sugar consumption and alcohol concentrations.

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Have your cake and eat it too…Come Celebrate New Instrument

Drop by the Keit booth for a slice of cake on Monday, 11th June. From 5:00pm-6:30pm. At booth #1333 we’ll be handing out celebration cake to mark the new IRmadillo model to be released this year – the Steamy IRmadillo.  Pick up a small gift as a thank you, and get to talk about the Steamy IRmadillo, an FTIR model customised for use in industrial environments that require sterilise-in-place (SIP) procedures.

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Application Notes – Industrial Fermentation & Bioethanol Process Monitoring

Why wait for FEW?  Read the Keit application note on monitoring an Industrial Fermentation Process.

Or get right to reading about how the IRmadillo monitors Bioethanol Production Processes.

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Keit Joins CAMO Software’s OEM Partner Programme

Expanded Offerings   

CAMO’s Unscrambler® X ― a powerful multivariate analysis tool – available for integration with Keit’s IRmadillo on-line sensor for real-time process monitoring 

Keit announced partnership with CAMO Software (CAMO), a global provider of chemometric software, as part of their OEM Partner Programme.  The programme underlies the ability of the Keit technology to provide powerful analysis options for those clients needing better understanding and visualisation of their complex chemical reaction processes.  CAMO partners with leading instrumentation companies around the world specifically to enhance analysis of spectral data.

Dan Wood, Keit CEO, stated “This partnership strengthens Keit’s offerings to our clients. It formalizes the ability of Keit to provide streamlined offerings and efficiency of data analysis. Moreover, it is a further sign of Keit spectrometer’s ability to provide a wider range of options”.

For analysis of complex data sets

Dan continued “Our instrument and our Application Scientists have been working with CAMO Unscrambler® for a while and have been impressed with its ability to analyse multiple components in a sample – not just focus on one”.

“Formalizing the working relationship with CAMO affirms to clients that they can benefit both from our ability to capture data with our mid-infrared instrument as well as integrate with an analysis tool to interpret the results”.

Dimitris Alexandrakis, Partner Manager at CAMO Software, said “Our Unscrambler® tool reduces the complexity of spectral data to its underlying chemical structures and offers a comprehensive range of data pre-processing tools designed to remove the effects of light scattering from spectral data”.

Dimitris continued “It also offers advanced data mining using regression and classification methods including Support Vector Machines and powerful experimental design to create robust calibrations. All CAMO analytics software and solutions are 21 CFR compliant”.

Dan Wood finished with “Our Keit instrument is compatible with multiple chemometric packages, and some clients prefer to receive just the raw data. For others, having CAMO software as an option with the IRmadillo FTIR spectrometer greatly simplifies an already complex data interpretation process.”

About CAMO Software

Founded in 1984 by a group of Norwegian scientists, CAMO Software are pioneers and an established leader in multivariate data analysis. Today, CAMO Software has offices around the globe and works with some of the world’s most prestigious organizations. CAMO Software’s analytical modeling, prediction and classification solutions are the preferred choice for over 25,000 data analysts worldwide across a range of industries. CAMO Software’s flagship simulation and prediction software product is The Unscrambler® X, recognized for its ease of use, exceptional data visualisation and advanced multivariate methods. CAMO also offers a range of software products which can be integrated directly into scientific instruments and process monitoring solutions.

 

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About the IRmadillo™, an in situ production FTIR Spectrometer

The IRmadillo is a solid-state FTIR spectrometer that provides real-time reaction analysis for better process monitoring and control in manufacturing environments. The IRmadillo FTIR spectrometer is built tough and certified safe for use in hazardous and potentially explosive environments.  A novel and vibration-tolerant analytical instrument, the mid-infrared spectrometer is compact and robust. Unlike any other FTIR, the Keit instrument can be mounted directly onto manufacturing vessels or connected to process lines enabling continuous, real-time reaction analysis of liquids and slurries. 

About Keit Spectrometers

Keit Spectrometers provides rugged technology for real-time, in-line process analysis of liquids in manufacturing environments. Started in 2012 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in Oxfordshire, England, Keit provides better monitoring solutions to companies around the world for improved manufacturing processes. The IRmadillo’s innovative design enables manufacturing industries to make faster production decisions for reduced waste and better resource management.

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Best New Product – Keit IRmadillo at GCC Jan 2018

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Keit Voted Best New Product at GCC Jan 2018 – IRmadillo

Keit announced that their rugged FTIR spectrometer, IRmadillo, was voted the Best New Product Showcase Winner at the recent Gulf Coast Conference (GCC) held in Houston, Texas 18-19 January 2018.  Vying with nearly 20 other competing technologies from among 180 exhibitors for the honour of the title, Keit’s IRmadillo won over the the GCC’s Oil & Gas industry attendees.  The Keit instrument successfully demonstrated its true innovation in process analytical technology with rugged features and significant benefits.

Every year,  the Gulf Coast Conference brings together hundreds of professionals for the advancement of knowledge of chemical analysis technology associated with the Petrochemical, Refining, and Environmental fields.  The IRmadillo FTIR spectrometer was a perfect fit for the conference and was successfully showcased by Keit’s US Distributor, Quantum Analytics.

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About the IRmadillo™, an in situ production FTIR Spectrometer

The IRmadillo is a solid-state FTIR spectrometer that provides real-time reaction analysis for better process monitoring and control in manufacturing environments. The IRmadillo FTIR spectrometer is built tough and certified safe for use in hazardous and potentially explosive environments.  A novel and vibration-tolerant analytical instrument, the mid-infrared spectrometer is compact and robust. Unlike any other FTIR, the Keit instrument can be mounted directly onto manufacturing vessels or connected to process lines enabling continuous, real-time reaction analysis of liquids and slurries.

About Keit Spectrometers

Keit Spectrometers provides rugged technology for real-time, in-line process analysis of liquids in manufacturing environments. Started in 2012 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in Oxfordshire, England, Keit provides better monitoring solutions to companies in the UK and abroad for improved manufacturing processes. The IRmadillo’s innovative design enables manufacturing industries to make faster production decisions for reduced waste and better resource management.

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Keit Delivers IRmadillo to Green Biologics

Keit IRmadillo delivery to GBL Dec 2017

Keit’s New FTIR Spectrometer to Green Biologics for Monitoring Biorenewable Product Development Project

Keit announced delivery of an IRmadillo FTIR spectrometer to Green Biologics (GBL) as part of a project for the development of new products from biorenewable resources.  GBL purchased the innovative IRmadillo instrument for use in providing real-time chemical analysis of biological processes. It is part of a larger plan by GBL to develop and refine new processes and products from sustainable, bio-based ingredients.  The selection of the IRmadillo underlies Keit’s ability to provide innovation in process analytical technology (PAT) to manufacturing industries.

About Green Biologics

Green Biologics Ltd, (GBL) a renewable chemical company which is now producing the only commercially available renewable acetone and butanol globally, is teaming up with innovative SMEs Dynamic Extractions (DE) and BioExtractions Wales (BEW) to develop a manufacturing process for the biological production of a medically and chemically important biochemical.  Supported by the University of Exeter (responsible research), E4tech (life cycle analysis) and Keit (process analysis and control) the team aim to develop a process for production that uses renewable feedstocks and processing, reduces the environmental impact of manufacture and is made using methodology that is acceptable to society at large. The project will apply CLEAVE™, a GBL-developed technology that revolutionises the use of clostridial bacteria for the production of a wide range of biochemicals. GBL will develop the microbes and manufacturing process with technology developed by DE and BEW being used to purify the product and develop new markets based on promoting sustainability. This project is co-funded by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.   www.greenbiologics.com

Keit IRmadillo FTIR Spectrometer

About the IRmadillo™, an in situ production FTIR Spectrometer

The IRmadillo is a solid-state FTIR spectrometer that provides real-time reaction analysis for better process monitoring and control in manufacturing environments. The IRmadillo FTIR spectrometer is built tough and certified safe for use in hazardous and potentially explosive environments.  A novel and vibration-tolerant analytical instrument, the mid-infrared spectrometer is compact and robust. Unlike any other FTIR, the Keit instrument can be mounted directly onto manufacturing vessels or connected to process lines enabling continuous, real-time reaction analysis of liquids and slurries. 

About Keit Spectrometers

Keit Spectrometers provides rugged technology for real-time, in-line process analysis of liquids in manufacturing environments. Started in 2012 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in Oxfordshire, England, Keit provides better monitoring solutions to companies in the UK and abroad for improved manufacturing processes. The IRmadillo’s innovative design enables manufacturing industries to make faster production decisions for reduced waste and better resource management.

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