For nearly 100 years the name UNION Instruments stands for high-performance measurement technology, outstanding accuracy of measurement, quality and maximum security.
UNION Instruments GmbH is a Germany based manufacturer of devices and systems in gas measurement technology with a global approach, e.g.
- Calorimeter CWD determine the calorific characteristics of combustion gases like heating and calorific value, Wobbe index, air requirement in sewage plants or in glass and ceramic industry
- Multi-Gasanalyzers INCA serve for continuous determination of components in natural and bio-gases
- Pressure and temperature measuring devices DPK / ESS serves for measurement of gas and water pressure in supply networks
- Service, Engineering and customized solutions
The company headquarters are in Karlsruhe and Lübeck. In both locations, departments for development and production are active; the focus in Karlsruhe is on devices for calorimetry, in Lübeck for gas analyzers.
Sales activities in many countries indicate UNION Instruments' extensive and ever increasing presence on the markets. The related services are assumed by authorized distributors - by now all over the world.
UNION Instruments attended the 61st ISA Analysis Division Symposium in Galveston, USA, in April 2016 with the exhibition of the CWD2005. One of the key topics of the symposium was the new and tightened EPA regulation regarding flare monitoring and control in the U.S. hydrocarbon and chemical industries. According to EPA, online gas chromatographs and calorimeters are first choice to determine and provide the required analytical data of the flare gas composition.
During the Symposium, flare specialists of leading petrochemical companies were very interested in the CWD2005 and its technical highlights, as this calorimeter is a direct reading, Wobbe-type calorimeter. It determines the required energy content of flare gas directly and does not (as indirect, CARI-type calorimeter do) need any correlation factors or additional calibration gases to reach the required 2% accuracy and/or to include gas components like carbon monoxide or hydrogen in the measurement. Especially suitable for flare gas controlling in explosive areas are the CWD2005 DPC and the CWD2005 SPC of UNION Instruments.
Delta Instrument LLC, UNION Instruments representative in the US, has already intensively picked up this promising marketing opportunity.
UNION Instruments trusts in the strong acceptance of its measuring instrument technology and application expertise in the global business.
Therefore, UI expands continuously the regional presence in international markets. Two years ago the export activities have been concentrated on about 15 countries with a special focus on the US and China. Today, UI has doubled the number of export countries to about 30 by successfully acquiring sales partners for Norway, Denmark, Sweden and France as well as Iran and other near east regions or Indonesia, Korea, Argentina and others. This builds a strong personal base for further business growth of the company.