GASERA expands its operations to Germany

Gasera expands its operations in Germany and opens a local sales office at Nürnberg. Gasera’s new office will be headed by Mr. Thorsten Knauf. Before joining Gasera, he was was working many years in sales and business development with gas sensing devices in Central Europe. Mr. Knauf’s vast experience in photoacoustic spectroscopy and networks will help Gasera’s success and further development in Central European market.

Thorsten

“Joining Gasera is a great opportunity for me personally to be part of the market enabler story and work with the technology leader in the field”, says Mr. Knauf.

“Last months successful launches and go to market operations of both GASERA ONE SHED and GASERA ONE FORMALDEHYDE in US market got us exited also on the European market opportunity at our fingertips. Our new local German office enables us to serve our European customers faster and enables us to visit our customers more often. We are pleased to get Mr. Thorsten Knauf joining to Gasera team as of now. Please join us in welcoming him”, says Dr. Ismo Kauppinen, the CEO of Gasera.

Gasera Nürnberg office was opened at the 2nd of May 2018. More information, please contact:

thorsten.knauf@gasera.fi  / +49 (0)170 1415819

contact@gasera.fi / +358 40 759 0329

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Pittcon 2018

The Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, United States, 27 February – 1 March 2018

Meet Gasera sales and marketing team in Pittcon 2018 

Please come and visit us at our booth #3173. We would like to talk with you about new market and application opportunities. Since last year, we have launched the GASERA ONE SHED which focuses on automotive evaporative emissions monitoring. And we have worked further with the GASERA ONE FORMALDEHYDE indoor air quality monitoring.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit us and hear more!

Gasera presentations at Pittcon 2018

Our CEO, Dr. Ismo Kauppinen, will have two presentations in Pittcon 2018. On Monday 26th, starting at 15:05 in room 308D, he will have a presentation about Monitoring Low Levels of Ammonia in the Ambient Air. On Tuesday 27th, starting at 13:00, he will open our automotive business in a presentation Monitoring Evaporative Emissions of Ethanol in Automotive Industry.

If you have any further questions or if you want to schedule a meeting at Pittcon 2018, please send us an e-mail to contact@gasera.fi.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Orlando!

Looking back at the year 2017

The Christmas season is starting and it is a good time to retrospect the year 2017.  In the beginning of the year 2017, we made a strategic decision to focus on three areas. We started to focus more on automotive, air quality measurements and clean room contamination. Now, at the end of the year, we may proudly say, that the decision was right. We managed to launch new products during the year 2017 for two of these focus areas. Together with product launches we opened new businesses and applications for our GASERA ONE platform. It has been a busy and an intriguing journey for the whole company.

Two new product launches and many exhibitions in the year 2017

We launched our GASERA ONE FORMALDEHYDE at Pittcon in March 2017. We started to sell it for both indoor and ambient air quality measurements right after the launch. There are a lot of new opportunities for this product in the near future. It is linked to several applications such as fence-line, biogas plants, new buildings, wood products, ambient air quality, indoor air quality and occupational safety. Coming to the latter half of the year, we noted that the word-of-mouth was starting work well for us. We started to receive new co-operation proposals through our networks and have already signed new partnerships. We received new measurement suggestions that we did not even think about in the first place.

The other product, the GASERA ONE SHED, was launched in October 2017 at the Automotive Testing Expo in Michigan. It monitors ethanol and 3 other gases simultaneously. We gathered some really promising feedback and test results during autumn concerning the product-market-fit. In addition to automotive and air quality measurements, we have started both co-operation projects and customer testing in the semiconductor industry.

During the year, we participated in many trade shows and gained experiences from exhibitions all around the world. We succeeded beyond our expectations in many occasions when it comes to the amount of new contacts and co-operation agreements. We are working in an industry where personal relationships matter and thus we will continue to focus on our local presence and events also in 2018. Our next year’s first exhibition will be the Photonics West in San Francisco. The main event for us in the first half of next year is Pittcon 2018 in Orlando. We hope to see you there!

Distribution development and research focus

We managed to achieve closer connections to several new countries in Europe and in Asia through our new distributor agreements. We sent our teams to distributor and customer sites to help them to get started with our equipment. In many cases, this turned out to be a successful way of working for both parties. While strengthening our distributor network in Europe and in Asia, we still see the importance of the American continent and the importance of the US market for us. The US reference from regulatory perspective or from major customer perspective plays a great importance to us and sharing our message further. During the year, we started to work together with new partners also in the US.

Our research and development team have made a lot of effort in taking advantage of the IoT in high end gas monitoring. We have focused on cloud based services and on developing Gasera’s pay-per-measurement business model. In addition to our own development projects, we have participated in several EU funded projects this year. The major achievement was a successful completion of the IRON project, which developed instrumentation for monitoring of toxic gases in cargo containers. The project gave good insights for our future development concerning instrument miniaturization and performance optimisation of multi-gas monitoring.  In 2018 our research and development team will take major steps towards our long term goal of bringing high performance hand held multi-gas monitors to consumers.

Gasera wishes You a Merry Christmas

Pleasant moments, great discussions and fast development over the year made it possible for us to reach our goals in 2017. Our solutions ensure the safety and wellbeing for the public and help industries to improve their production efficiency. These in mind, we continue to build the Gasera story in 2018. Now it starts to be a time to relax for a while, to have some time at home with families and friends.

On behalf of the whole Gasera team, wishing You a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Dr. Ismo Kauppinen, CEO of Gasera Ltd.

Gasera wishes Merry Christmas 2017
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Photonics West 2018

The Moscone Center San Francisco, California, United States, 27 January – 1 February 2018

Please come and visit us at Photonics Finland pavilion booth #4365

Please come and visit us at the Photonics West 2018. We would like to discuss with you more about photoacoustic laser spectroscopy and real-time gas monitoring. You will meet our laser spectroscopy expert Dr. Tuomas Hieta at our booth #4356. He will tell you more about our solutions for indoor and ambient air quality measurements.

If you have any questions or you want to schedule a meeting at Photonics West 2018 please send us an e-mail today to contact@gasera.fi .

We are looking forward to meeting you in San Francisco!

Gasera searches gas measurement and testing co-operation

Gasera is launching a co-operation campaign for its university contacts globally. The main purpose of the campaign is to further strengthen both research and development activities with universities. Gasera is currently searching for researchers and scientists, who work with HVAC technology, environmental technology and automotive testing. Gasera would like to start co-operation with researchers specializing in indoor and ambient air quality gas measurements.

“Providing our latest technology to researchers, gives us an opportunity to receive their feedback on our products, which plays a huge role in developing our next generation products”, says Dr. Juho Uotila, Chief Research Officer of Gasera.

Juho Uotila, Chief Research Officer of Gasera

Internet of Things effects also to gas measurements

In addition to changes in regulatory environment, the Internet of Things has a huge effect on the measurement processes in the future.  Due to the possibilities provided by IoT, the whole gas and air analysis industry develops fast. The purpose of the co-operation is to bring latest gas measurement technologies for universities. In addition, co-operation enables to share the latest theoretical findings and knowledge and technical development between both parties.

 “Universities receive a great opportunity to update their gas measurement instrumentation and start testing well known toxics such as formaldehyde with detection limits, that they have never tested before”, Uotila continues.

Further information about the campaign, please contact: michael.vecht@gasera.fi

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Testing the GASERA ONE in South Korea

We, from Gasera’s Customer Experience team, Maria and Sauli, visited our partner in South Korea in mid November. Our partner recently ordered a few Gasera gas monitors. Thus the main goal of our visit was to give a hand in setting up the GASERA ONE HF monitor and to help them start testing it in their laboratory.

About the monitor in question – if you are not familiar with HF: Hydrogen fluoride (HF) is a highly dangerous colourless gas which forms corrosive and toxic hydrofluoric acid upon contact with moisture. It is widely used chemical in pharmaceutical, petrochemical, polymer (e.g. Teflon) and microfabrication industries. In addition to yield related problems, it is also dangerous to human.

Our partner wanted to start testing the GASERA ONE HF due to its improved sensitivity and response time in comparison to previously used measurement equipment. The purpose is to be able to improve yield related problems at the semiconductor industry.

GASERA ONE HF TESTING TOGETHER WITH PARTNER

Visiting South Korea was an educational experience also from work perspective. The first task for us was to unpack the GASERA ONE HF and we proved the successful delivery of the monitor. As we were there, our partner had the possibility to ask all important questions to get the instrument up and running. Face to face discussions helped us to understand challenges that partners and end users are facing in the start. Some actions concerning testing back in Finland were also listed.

During our three days visit, we trained our partner to the use of the monitor and went through UI functionalities. We also briefed them the basic maintenance issues and the calibration procedure. For the first night we set up the indoor air measurement with the HF filter. The next day and the day after we had some constructive discussions about the handling of HF and measurement of it. It was interesting to note that there was a common understanding of measurement processes overall. We shared some thoughts about different materials used in contact with HF. How do they effect on measurement results was also a good discussion point.

Testing the GASERA ONE HF in South Korea

We had to rely on Google translate from time to time. With same type of humour  we managed to receive a common understanding on how successful measurements will be conducted.  Obviously, contacting is easier in the future as we have now met face to face. They will continue their testing measurements and we will give them remote assistance from Finland.

NEW GAS TESTING OPPORTUNITIES IN SOUTH KOREA

The visit at site gives a chance to learn more about the company and business in depth. We were glad to present Gasera and photoacoustic technology to our partner.  They were happy to hear more about the Gasera’s business overall. We talked about cleanroom monitoring and other co-operation opportunities.

In addition to HF measurement, there is a wide variety of harmful gases which are monitored in South Korea. We could serve our partner in monitoring other gases with the same photoacoustic technology.

WORKTRAVEL – LONG TESTING DAYS AND LOCAL DINNERS

We visited the first time in South Korea. This was the first visit in the testing premises of this partner. As usually in Asia, a pair of slippers were always available, otherwise their premises were like ours. We worked long testing days in order to finalise all tasks during a short visit. At some point we managed to taste some local differences in work life in the form of small earthquake. Luckily it was only a small one.

Dinner at the testing visitIn addition, we were honoured to enjoy South Korean hospitality and had some nice dinners with our South Korean colleagues. Food was great and especially Korean barbeque was an unforgettable experience. It was great to have someone to order some local delicious food. Otherwise one of us might have eaten hamburgers only.

During dinners, we didn’t talk much about business but compared our daily lives in Finland and in South Korea. Our South Korean colleagues were polite and cheerful. We shared the same humour and even the taste of music was like ours. They promised to listen the list of famous Finnish heavy metal songs from Spotify.  They wondered about Finnish countryside. It turned out that there is a small island called Jeju, where South Koreans have countryside. And they all go there for their holidays. Must be crowded.

HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON AGAIN!

We managed to help our partner to get started with the GASERA ONE HF ramp up. Working side by side with the partner gave us also some important development ideas.

It is always a pleasure to visit peers and it is an investment of time and resources for both. We see this way of working really important to make sure, that our partners will take the full advantage of the equipment they’ve started to use. From this project we received great feedback and learnings also for our future work.

And we hope to be able to visit you soon again!

Maria and Sauli

 

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Automotive evaporative emissions are measured with a new innovation from Finland based on a discovery of Alexander Graham Bell

Evaporative losses from the fuel system have to be tested and quantified for vehicle certification. Gasera’s new product GASERA ONE SHED allows direct monitoring of evaporative emissions as part of the qualification testing procedures for vehicles. 

In the automotive industry, regulatory requirements applying to qualification type testing procedures have been upgraded since the introduction of new gasoline mixes on the market. According to several industry codes and standards, evaporative losses from gas handling and storage system have to be tested and quantified for vehicle certification. The Sealed Housing for Evaporative Determination (SHED) is a test method used by the automotive industry to measure evaporative emissions. At the Automotive Testing Expo 2017 in Michigan, Gasera launches a new multi-gas analyser GASERA ONE SHED, which is designed specifically to monitor evaporative emissions in the SHED environment.

THE GASERA ONE SHED MEASURES MULTIPLE GASES SIMULTANEOUSLY

The gas components of interest are ethanol, methanol and refrigerants (R-134a and HFO-1234yf). Ethanol comes from the fuel system and methanol from the windshield washer system. Refrigerants leak from the air conditioning system.

“With the GASERA ONE SHED ethanol, methanol and refrigerants are measured simultaneously and distinguished from each other with no cross-interference,” says Dr. Ismo Kauppinen, CEO of Gasera Ltd.

ULTIMATE SENSITIVITY AND SELECTIVITY IS REQUIRED FROM EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS TESTING

New requirements for evaporative emissions testing create the demand for ultimate sensitivity and selectivity. The capability of the GASERA ONE SHED multi-gas analyser outperforms conventional analyzers in the SHED application. Due to the high resolution of the laser source used, all the components of interest can be accurately distinguished from each other. Conventional analyzers use a broadband IR-source and band-pass filters and are more prone to having interference issues. The ultra-high sensitivity is achieved with the Gasera’s patented sensor innovation.

”The GASERA ONE SHED uses photoacoustic spectroscopy, which is fundamentally based on a discovery made by Alexander Graham Bell in the 1880’s. This technology is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), which brings us a huge opportunity and enables us to start discussions with several car manufacturers in the United States and worldwide,” says Dr. Kauppinen.

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Ismo Kauppinen, CEO, Gasera Ltd., e-mai: ismo.kauppinen@gasera.fi, tel. +358 40 522 2611

M. Sc. Noora Jefimoff, Marketing Manager, Gasera Ltd., e-mail: noora.jefimoff@gasera.fi, tel. +358 40 759 0329

 

Gasera is a high-tech company established in 2004, headquartered in Turku, Finland. Currently Gasera employs 35 people. Its products are based on patented ultimate performance gas measurement technology. The main focus is in measuring harmful air pollutants in order to protect humans and the environment. Gasera’s long term goal is to bring hand-held multi-gas analyzers with lab-grade performance to consumer markets. For more information, visit www.gasera.fi.

 

Welcome to meet Gasera at the Automotive Testing Expo 2017 in Michigan, booth #12010, October 24th to 26th.

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GASERA ONE SHED multi-gas analyser

 

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Gasera Ltd. is the Photonics Company of the Year 2016

Photonics Finland nominated Gasera Ltd. as the Photonics Company of the Year 2016 at the annual Optics & Photonics Days 2017. The event was held in Oulu, Finland on 30th May 2017. This was the first time when the excellence in photonics achievements was regocnised and celebrated in Finland. This year’s theme was internationalisation. Gasera’s unique strengths mentioned were international business success, strong growth and significant customers.

For more information about the Photonics Company of the Year 2016 competition, please contact:

Photonics Finland, CEO Juha Purmonen
juha.purmonen@photonics.fi
+358 50 354 3832
The Photonics Company of the Year 2016

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The Air Quality & Emissions Show (AQE) 24 – 25 May 2017

AQE

Gasera Ltd. is attending The Air Quality and Emissions Show on 24 – 25 May 2017. The AQE will be held at Telford International Centre, Telford, UK.

The 9th in the series of Air Quality & Emissions Events will focus on industrial emissions and stack monitoring of (Part A) processes regulated by the Environment Agency, ambient air quality monitoring, the emissions to air of Part A2 and Part B processes controlled by local authorities, MCERTS standards, aspects of air quality protection and treatment.

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