And so the story continues…LumaSense, originally founded in 2005, expanded into the world of gas monitoring with the acquisition of the INNOVA AirTech Instruments A/S. INNOVA was originally founded in 1978 in Ballerup, Denmark near Copenhagen.
This week we sent an email sharing our story and a couple of great products from INNOVA. That story wouldn’t be possible without the service of those who have diligently worked for INNOVA and LumaSense over the years!
Inge Lise Olsen
LumaSense’s INNOVA team is a spirited bunch! Below are some pictures of recent social activities.
Bike to work participants Inge Lise, Jørgen, Lars, Serge, Susanne, Thomas, Charlotte and Per
DHL Road Race Inge Lise, Kirsten, Per, Susanne, and Thomas
Go Cart Racing and Bowling Thomas, Lars, Susanne, Serge, Mikael, Kim, Steel, Morten
Go Cart Racing and Bowling Lars, Susanne, Serge
Go Cart Racing and Bowling Steen
Employee Celebration Party Lars and Henning
Employee Celebration Party Inge Lise, her husband, Charlotte, Susanne, Lars
Employee Celebration Party Steen, his wife, and Kim
I & C Sales North, Inc., a longtime LumaSense partner from Michigan, joined us at the 28th annual ASM Heat Treating Society Conference and Exhibition. Innovators, influencers, and decision makers in the Heat Treating industry gathered from around the world at the conference in Detroit last month.
Bob Mintz, Janelle Coponen, Jonathan Wright, Denise Kinnunen, Nate Wilcox, and Bill Kolbeck
The two-day show was very successful! Jeremy Lovell, Vince Lowler, and Jonathan Wright talked with show attendees about the latest industry innovations, such as the ISR 6-TI Advanced, the first industrial grade pyrometer with thermal imaging. Jeremy showed several potential customers how they can achieve measurable results when they didn’t think was possible.
And so the story begins…LumaSense was founded in 2005 with the acquisition of the Luxtron Corporation. Luxtron was originally founded in 1978 right here in Silicon Valley, not too far from where LumaSense is today.
This week we sent an email sharing our story and some of the great products from Luxtron.
That story wouldn’t be possible without the service of those who have diligently worked for Luxtron and LumaSense over the years!
August marked the 10th anniversary of LumaSense Technologies, Inc.® Although it was originally founded in 2005, the companies that make LumaSense what it is today have over 50+ years of history and experience in the industries we serve. Many of you may have already seen the press release that tells our story.
Our headquarters office in Santa Clara held a lunch celebration that was kicked off by a speech from our CEO, Steve Abely. Steve discussed our history and honored members of our LumaSense family with substantial service to the company.
Our Human Resources team members Pat Winter and Erica Perez designed a special LumaSense version of bingo. Pictured below are some of the winners!
Bingo winner Phillis Buettner
Bingo winner Tom Doak
Bingo winner Dave Ducharme
Bingo winner Rosa Veloz
Bingo winner Carola Herlich
Bingo winner Shelly Ong
After lunch and bingo, our executive team tried to pose for a group photo!
Click here to see more photos from the company celebration!
Atlas Inspection Technologies (Atlas) is a longtime LumaSense partner from the southwestern United States. Motivated by growth in the oil and gas sector, Atlas personnel visited LumaSense headquarters to receive product and service training on E2T and the new PULSAR 4.
Jesse Miller (left) from Atlas Inspection Technologies’ Denver office and Brad Roberts (right) from the Seattle office took a hands-on approach to learn more about the PULSAR 4 with E2T product manager Dave Ducharme (center).
We are very excited to share that our Japanese partner Hazama Sokki notified us that our IGA 140-TV pyrometer launched into space!
The pyrometer launched on August 19th as part of the HTV5 cargo mission from the Tanegashima Space Center and arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on August 24th! As part of Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF), the pyrometer will help scientists gather data on high temperature melts. ELF can use the zero-gravity environment to levitate a sample, control the position with electrostatic force, and then heat it to above 2000 °C.
North America relies on an aging electrical grid, some of which originated in the 1880s. This old and complex patchwork system of power generating plants, power lines, and substations operate cohesively to power homes and businesses.
Age is an important indicator of remaining life and structural strength. As equipment gets older, it breaks down causing an increasing number of power outages. A recent project investigated 2,300 “problem” transformers out of the total US installation base of 115,000 large power transformers. Of these 2,300, a total of 750 failed – for a failure rate of 32%! The industry cost of power interruptions caused by transformer failure can be considerable.
Transformers are the most important (and costly) equipment in an electrical power network. These aging pieces of the system put a difficult choice in front of the world’s electric utility companies: replace the critical transformers with new units or try to extend the working life of the existing fleet of older units.
We are excited to share that we released the new PULSAR 4 at the ADIPEC show in Abu Dhabi today! The PULSAR 4 is the latest addition to our E2T line of petrochemical infrared sensors and it is our best PULSAR product to date for keeping valuable petrochemical assets performing and prevent unwarranted downtime!
What is it for? Oil & Gas operations are heavily dependent on combustion based processes to supply the world’s growing energy needs. The PULSAR 4 is intended for monitoring the Refractory and Gas temperatures inside Sulfur Recovery Units, Sulfur Burners, and Thermal Oxidizer Furnaces where temperature control is crucial to efficient, safe, and clean operations.