Intertek Sunbury wins Metrohm’s 'Oldest Titrator in the UK’ Contest

Intertek Sunbury wins Metrohm’s 'Oldest Titrator in the UK’ contest, donates prize to the chemistry department of Kingston University.

A university in London is the lucky recipient of a Karl Fischer Titrator, a prize worth £7,500, thanks to Intertek’s Sunbury laboratory in the UK.

The 915 KF Ti Touch, Metrohm’s newest compact, stand-alone Kark Fischer titrator for routine analysis, was won by Intertek in Sunbury, after Metrohm searched the UK and Ireland in a quest to find the oldest Metrohm titrator. The Karl Fischer titration is a universally acknowledged method for measuring water content in all types of substances including chemicals, oils, pharmaceuticals and food. Water can affect product quality, texture, shelf life, chemical stability and reactivity.

Metrohm customers from laboratories across the country posted images of their archaic instruments on the Metrohm UK & Ireland Facebook page, in a bid to win a brand new Ti-Touch titrator. The geriatric instrument winner was a vintage 1978 model 536 potentiometric titrator, submitted by Intertek, Sunbury-on-Thames. The instrument, over 36 years old, still works to specification!

As a gesture of good will, Intertek decided to donate the grand prize to the Chemistry Department at Kingston University, a local university where many Intertek employees have gained qualifications or are currently studying.

Representatives from Metrohm UK and Intertek Sunbury presented the prize to Kingston University in June, 2014.

 

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