(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120320/FL72629LOGO ) According to National Grid, the retro-fit with the GasPTi devices is intended to decrease fuel consumption; reduce emissions; and improve the efficiency and thereby life-expectancy of these valuable machines. National Grid operates as many as 60 of the gas-fired turbines at 23 compressor stations and has changed its strategy on a Gas Chromatograph (“GC”) replacement project to cancel the GC’s and replace them with GasPTi devices, following a review of the latest GasPTi performance. By providing almost real-time data to the control processor, the GasPTi, using the proprietary GasPT2 and VE-Probe technologies, allows the operator to tune a gas-fired turbine in such a way as to create far better efficiencies and far lower emissions. This sale represents the first retail sales by Orbital-UK of the GasPTi for this specific “engine-control” application. Roger Wood a Senior Gas Quality Engineer with National Grid explained that, “The Gas PTi removes ‘the steps’ we currently have in data from the gas chromatographs; this is a major advancement in providing control for these engines. The GasPTi also helps us to reduce our operating costs, which is currently an important initiative for the company” According to industry analysts, the Global installed base for natural gas-fired turbines was approximately 46,000 units as of 2009. That figure is expected to reach 57,000 units by 2018, with associated maintenance costs rising from $18.3 billion in 2009 to as much as $25 billion by 2018. As explained by Orbital’s Managing Director, Andrew Ridge, “This order represents our first retail sales into the gas turbine market and continues our partnership with National Grid. That partnership is designed to create efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve the services provided by National Grid to its customers throughout the United Kingdom.” CUI Global’s president & CEO, William Clough, stated that, “By continuing to associate ourselves and our GasPTi device with energy providers as respected as National Grid, we continue to prove the viability and value of our GasPT2 and VE-Probe technologies. The GasPTi is especially applicable to the natural gas-fired turbine sector because of its value proposition and the ‘real-time’ nature of its analysis.” “We believe that these retail orders by such an industry stalwart for this specific application (engine control) is the beginning of our penetration into this exciting new market and will only enhance our ability to approach other large turbine operators in the future,” Clough concluded. About CUI Global, Inc. Delivering Innovative Technologies for an Interconnected World . .
Diaverum grows business by 30 percent in the United Kingdom
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This is a very strong message to the market. It demonstrates the confidence both the NHS and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has in Diaverum as a truly viable private sector partner. They are acknowledging our patient centered focus and how we are able to optimize limited health care budgets to deliver value, investment and patient excellence in the health care system. With the clinical responsibility of the patients remaining with the Trust, Diaverum will continue to work closely with the Trust to investigate opportunities to broaden the healthcare services offered and further improve patient care. In addition to offering haemodialysis treatment, Diaverum will promote self-care and work with the Trust to identify other treatment modalities, for example introducing nocturnal dialysis. Commenting on self-care Mick Harnett says, Studies have shown that patients who take more involvement in their own care tend to enjoy a better quality of life due to gaining more independence, with improved medical outcomes. We have seen very positive results in our other clinics for patients participating in some form of self-care, and we look forward to continuing this work in Birmingham. Patients will also benefit from providing feedback via a short quarterly patient questionnaire, the patient passport system and the patient education material which Diaverum will introduce across the new clinics. Commenting on the Diaverum approach, Dag Andersson, CEO and President of Diaverum said, While the UK is growing strongly, the senior management remains very close to our clinic operations, and are highly accessible for patients, staff and the referring NHS renal teams. This means our senior managers have an intimate understanding of customer needs and are thus able to act quickly and decisively to ensure our service always delivers. Working with iWantGreatCare in the UK, is enabling us to use patient feedback to provide the best renal care possible and create a standard of quality. About Diaverum At Diaverum, our mission is to improve the quality of life for renal patients by revitalizing them both physically and emotionally. Being one of the worlds leading renal care providers, Diaverum offers a holistic approach, from preventive and early stage renal care to all renal replacement therapies. As a product independent provider the largest in Europe we are able to focus solely on caring for the individual needs of our patients. Our experience in renal care dates back over 20 years, when the first dialysis clinic was established, previously under our former name Gambro Healthcare. Today, 7,100 employees care for almost 22,000 patients in 19 countries in Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Australia.