Part Number Changes

In an effort to increase the accuracy of our internal database of information, Apex Instruments has recently updated its product legends. As a result, many part numbers for our products have changed and should be carefully noted in the following areas: The part number suffix for a 240V version of a product New system of[…]

New Distributor in Turkey: Avrupa

A recent change in the flow measurement regulations in Turkey is opening up an opportunity for our newest Turkish distributor, Avrupa. Their plan is to bring the Apex Instruments XC-3D55 Flow Measurement System to Turkish stack testing companies that need to adapt to the recent regulatory. The regulation change requires a 3-dimensional pitot tube to[…]

NC’s Small Business Person of the Year

Congratulations to our president, William Howe, on being declared North Carolina’s Small Business Person of the Year! Each year, the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) selects one individual from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam to be the Small Business Person of the Year[…]

Leading the Industry in India

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the Indian equivalent of the EPA, has purchased Apex Instruments equipment to use for Method 23 reference testing. The acquisition of this tender will make it easier for local state environmental agencies to purchase Apex Instruments equipment as well. Go Green Mechanisms, our newest distributor in India, was instrumental[…]

End of Life: 4-pin Amphenol Connector

We have been notified by the vendor that the Amphenol 4-pin console power outlet connector will no longer be available. We will continue to offer our remaining stock and the 5-pin power connectors will become the standard in all our products. Affected products include consoles, sample box assemblies (heated ovens), umbilical cables, and probes. More[…]

Software and Firmware

Are you running the correct firmware (console-based) and software (PC-based) for your Apex Instruments sampling equipment? Our technical services team is constantly working to improve our firmware and software by fixing bugs and making performance enhancements to the firmware and software of our products such as the XC-5000, XC-30B, XC-6000, STM-12B, and the XD-502. An updated[…]

New Chilling Technology for our STM-12B Mercury System

The engineering department at Apex has always had its eye on the potential of thermoelectric technology to be able to cool the gas for moisture removal. However, the development of such a chiller was postponed due to the lack of adequately durable and reliable thermoelectric modules (Peltier elements). After having discovered the advantages and capabilities[…]

End of Life: Sterling Gas Cooler, SGC-4000Hg

After 15 years of using Stirling Coolers to cool and remove moisture from sample gas in our mercury sampling systems, Apex Instruments is switching over to thermoelectric technology. The cooler used in the STM-12B Mercury System as a replacement is the TEC-4000Hg. Additional gas coolers and condensers will be offered for various gas-chilling needs; each[…]

State of the Company 2020

A State of The Company address can be expected to be full of overexaggerated praise and accolades. This year, however, the yearly tribute was well-deserved. The company met and exceeded several goals during the 2019 calendar year including revenues, product quality control standards, and new product development releases. The year was not without challenges, for[…]

New GA-3T Design

Notice: New GA-3T Design Based on customer feedback, we have redesigned the GA-3T filter support. On the side that touches the filter, the O-ring and the groove are wider and closer to the edge of the disk, such that the filter does not contact the O-ring. This positioning creates more space in the center of[…]

Sintrol Tests their New Dust Measurement System

Sintrol shipped us a prototype of their newest product for testing and early market research. We are excited to work with Sintrol and to help make their new Extractive Dust Measurement System (EXO) available in the US market. This system utilizes a technology called Optical Forward Scattering and is intended to be used for US[…]

Educating the Stack Testers of Thailand

In July, Needis Supply Instruments invited Apex Instruments to Bangkok to help teach an educational seminar to local stack testing companies. Approximately 60 industry professionals attended, representing 14 different companies. Mick Zulpo presented on 4 topics during the seminar: Method 30B, Method 201A, Method PS-11, and the Isokinetic Console XD-502. Additionally, an isokinetic system, provided[…]

Time with ENS Korea

Our distributor in Korea, ENS Korea, recently visited to discuss product development and to take an in-depth look at the XD-502 software. While here, they delivered the good news that the XD-502 console has been approved for national use in Korea by KTL, a government lab authority that authorizes instruments for use.  Keep up the good work[…]

Meet the new TSG Team

The Apex Instruments Technical Services Group is here to help you get the most out of your products. Our skilled staff is available to help provide training, support, and, troubleshoot your stack testing equipment. Terrance Odom Technical Services Group, (919) 346-5021 Has worked at Apex Instruments for 1 year 2 years of stack testing[…]

Apex Instruments is Recognized for 13 Years of Employee Safety

  Fuquay-Varina—The N.C. Department of Labor recently recognized Apex Instruments as a participant in the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) for more than 10 consecutive years. The program recognizes companies for a commitment to the safety and health of their employees. Consultative Services Bureau Chief, Kevin O’Barr, presented company officials with a special[…]

New Manager for TSG – Terrance Odom

We are pleased to announce that our Technical Services Group has a new manager, Terrance Odom. Terrance has directed the TSG division since October 2018 and provides invaluable experience as a stack tester and environmental consultant. Terrance manages the operations involving our calibrations, quality control, and customer support. He is looking to refocus the goals[…]

Engineering the New Gas Chiller

  Our engineers started with the goal of designing a gas conditioner to better suit the needs of stack testers. With this in mind they have developed a gas chiller with 3 key qualities: Light weight Durable Low maintenance Our new thermoelectric chiller comes with a built-in sample pump, three temperature controllers and a built-in[…]

XD-502 Consoles a Huge Hit in the UK

Our newest console, the XD-502, is making waves in the UK. After numerous exciting demonstrations with our UK distributor, several companies have decided to replace their older consoles with our XD-502’s. More than 30 consoles have been requested. Even though UK stack testing is for EN regulations (as opposed to US EPA), the stack testers[…]

Apex Gives Training in SGS Africa and Iceland Offices

  Apex has a unique opportunity to become a stack testing leader in the East Africa region. We have reached out and developed relationships with key people in a country of influence in that area: Kenya. In late 2018, we met with Kenyan government officials and performed training sessions for 5 SGS Africa offices. Through our distributor[…]

Hurricane Florence Update

Apex Instruments Hurricane Florence Update As Hurricane Florence makes its way towards North Carolina it is very likely that our business may be temporarily impacted by this large storm. We will make every effort to keep Apex Instruments open during our normal business hours however we may be affected by loss of power and potential[…]

2018 Walt Smith Summer Stacktesting Class

With a diverse group of enthusiastic students eager to learn about isokinetic stack testing methods, Walt Smith did it again and gave what may be his last performance as a maestro of the subject. The group was quick to learn and were eager to get started with the field test portion of the class. Afterwards,[…]

Apex Visits China and India to Meet with Distributors

Our International Business Development Manager, Mick Zulpo, recently traveled abroad to spend time with some of our international distributors as well as explore new relationships. Our first stop was Tianjin, China to evaluate a new potential distributor, Tianjin Favourite Technologies. Tianjin Favourite is a small company with a staff of experts who have 20 years[…]

Apex Instruments 2018 Roadtrip

Every two years or so Apex Instruments hits the road in an effort to visit as many of our customers throughout the United States as possible. This summer our President, Bill Howe, and our business development guru, Ben Rogers have traveled over 10,000 miles in our company van to show off our new products and[…]

Apex Signs Deal with Chinese Distributor

Throughout this year, we have been visiting China to evaluate a new potential distributor, Tianjin Favourite Technologies. Tianjin Favourite is a small company with a staff of experts who have a combined 20 years of experience selling stack testing equipment. They are especially interested in our lines of products and want to focus on our[…]

Quality time with our Korean Distributor!

We love spending time with our international distributors and we like to take advantage of every opportunity to do so. All of our products that are distributed in South Korea have to pass government verification by a company called Korean Test Laboratory (KRL). Our Korean distributor, ENS Korea sponsored a trip for KTL to come[…]