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Apex Instruments announces new dedicated Spanish and Portuguese websites. View them now! Spanish Portuguese
Apex Instruments is excited to announce its attendance at the CEM International Conference and Exhibition in Barcelona. An industry thought leader in emissions monitoring, Apex Instruments designs, manufactures and distributes emission measurement sampling equipment, with products selling in over 70 countries. Apex will showcase a variety of products for conference attendees. The XC-30B MercSampler Console is designed for monitoring vapor-phase mercury and simplifies sampling requirements. The XC-30B Mercury System performs
Apex Instruments will be closed for the 4th of July Holiday Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th. We will resume business on Wednesday, July 5th. Have a happy holiday! – The Apex Instruments Team
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William H. Howe, President and Founder of Apex Instruments, Inc., announces his retirement after over 35 years in the source sampling equipment industry. Howe founded Apex Instruments in 1988 as a manufacturer of residential wood heater testing equipment. The company is located in Fuquay-Varina, NC and serves as a worldwide market leader in the source sampling equipment industry. He is leaving Apex Instruments to launch Merge Scientific, a manufacturer of
Apex Instruments is pleased to announce that we are now an authorized reseller for Dyacon, Inc. Established in 2007, Dyacon has been designing and manufacturing an extensive line of rugged and cost-effective weather instruments since 2012.  In comparison to other weather instrument providers that use third-party sensors, Dyacon designs and manufactures their own sensors, weather station controllers, and weather data portal. Unlike some of the other datalogger-based weather stations, Dyacon’s
Tyler Mills, Apex Instruments’ Domestic Sales Representative, will be out on the road July 5th – 15th.  Starting in Austin, TX, with scheduled stops in Houston, Dallas, Tulsa, Nashville and Knoxville, Tyler will have our company van loaded with the latest equipment and some great promotional items.    Contact Tyler Mills to set up an appointment for a visit.
Tianjin Favourite Technologies Co. Ltd., has been announced as the official Apex Instruments master distributor in China. The partnership between Apex Instruments and Tianjin Favourite Technologies began in early 2018. Tainjin Favourite Technologies is a leading distributor for source sampling solutions in the Chinese market. The company was started by Mr. Miao Yu over ten years ago and is dedicated to helping improve air quality through the products they offer.
Apex Instruments has launched PEAK32 TOP TIER TECHNOLOGY, an advanced, multi-functional metering console series powered by the PIC-32 microcontroller module and featuring a backlit sunlight-readable display. Peak 32 consoles are built to be rugged, compact, and cost-effective. The XD-502 Gen 2 is the latest release in the series currently in production. The Apex Instruments PEAK32 metering console series revolutionizes console displays by combining backlighting and sunlight readability, two features that
Apex Instruments is now offering nozzle calibrations and serial number engraving. Nozzle diameters will be calibrated to meet US EPA Method 5 requirements. Stainless steel and alloy 600 nozzles will be physically engraved to display the nozzle diameter, part number, and unique ID. All other nozzles will be identified by certificate only. This service can be requested when purchasing new nozzles. Previously purchased nozzles can be sent to the Technical Services Group to
Apex instruments has recently expanded its machine shop by acquiring an additional Haas CNC lathe. The new lathe increases our capacity to restock our inventory when faced with supply chain delays, which are currently at an all-time high. It also provides additional options for a faster turnaround time to meet the needs of custom fabrication solutions.
For the second year in a row, Apex Instruments has received a vendor rating of A from our distributor partner in Thailand, Sithiporn Associates. This evaluation is performed in accordance with their ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System. Apex was evaluated and received an A on the following parameters: quality, pricing, and delivery.
Jake Bush Environmental Service, (919) 346-8122 Jake joined Apex Instruments in June 2020. Since then, Jake’s experience and expertise has become an invaluable asset to our Technical Services Group and Calibration Lab. 4 1/2 years of stack testing experienceField experience with various stack testing methods, such as Methods 1-5, 8A, 9, 22, 23, 26A, 29, 202, CTM-013B, CTM-039 etc. with a focus on isokinetic testingField experience with CEM USEPA methods 3A, 6C,
We have recently updated our Quote Cart system. Quotes can be requested via the website as previously but with an updated procedure. You can add products to your Quote Cart on each product page as well as on product category pages. When you are finished selecting your products for a quote, you can go to the My Quote section of the website and press the “Request Your Quote” button. Fill
We are currently implementing our new Customer Relationship Management software, OnContact CRM. OnContact CRM is a web-based CRM tool that integrates with our new ERP system. OnContact provides insightful analysis and convenient access and to a variety of our customer data. We are excited about the powerful capabilities of this software and look forward to utilizing this new tool to optimize and improve our Sales and Technical Service departments. 
Mick Zuplo with Auvrupa 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 be used for flow measurement instead of an S-Type pitot tube.
William Howe, NC’s Small Business Person of the Year for 2020 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 and to represent the
Mick Zulpo with the Central Pollution Control Board and Go Green Mechanisms Pvt. Ltd. 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 in
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 list can be viewed on our Software Downloads page. Contact a service technician for questions
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 example, the implementation of a new ERP system, but overall, the company is growing and
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 EPA PS-11. Contact an Apex Instruments representative if you have more questions.
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 by Needis, was used for hands-on demonstration of sampling theory. The recent UN Minamata Convention
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 ENS!
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 7 years7 years of stack testing and environmental consulting experienceField experience with various stack testing methods such as Method(s) 1-5, 8A, 9,
  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 plaque on behalf of Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry during a presentation at the company’s headquarters
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 and broaden the services provided by the department. We look forward to the enhancements Terrance
Salesman Ben Rogers, Shipping, and QA shipping the first few XD-502 Consoles. 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. XD-502 Consoles next to XC-522 console comparison. Even though UK stack testing is for EN regulations (as opposed to US
  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 in the UK, OSS, we were introduced to Raforninn, an engineering company that oversees stack
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 flooding in our area. We have also been informed by our shipping carriers to expect
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, Mr. Bill Howe himself gave a tour of the students. He demonstrated our newest product,
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. Mick Zulpo and Miao Yu of Tianjin Favourite Technologies in Tianjin, China. 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 of experience selling
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 discuss developments in the stack testing industry. To date we have visited over 35 companies
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 products for their industry and no others. We appreciate this kind of attention. More to
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 spend some time with us in North Carolina. During their stay we provided training for
One of our newest members of the team, Terrance Odom, an experienced stack tester, held a personalized training course for government officials representing KBR. They covered methods 1-5 and 201A.          
Our Business Growth representatives have been traveling far and wide this year to make sure that we have a presence at every conference and tradeshow that we are expected at. Good job guys: Ben Rogers – Domestic Business Development Manager Mick Zulpo – International Business Development Manager EPRI 2018 – Apex Instruments Booth TCEQ 2018 – Apex Instruments Booth CEM 2018 Europe – Apex Instruments Booth Thank you to all
Apex Instruments is always innovating and coming up with new product designs and ideas. But each apex innovation has to go through a rigorous series of testing before the products can be approved for market release. During the weeks of the 12th of March, Apex Instruments has been running tests on the efficiency of our water condensers. The test sample environment was created using a propane-based Mr. Heater heating blower
Apex Instruments - Training Session - Sri Lanka
Currently, there is no national law that requires stack testing in Sri Lanka. That being said, we predict that sooner rather than later regulations will be passed and thousands of Sri Lankan stacks will have to comply. Apex Instruments in-field training demo in Sri Lanka With this in mind, Apex Instruments sent out a team of knowledgeable experts and representatives to Sri Lanka to give a 1 week training course
We are happy to announce our 30th year of success! Overview of our 30th Year: We want to show our appreciation to Vance Jones, Jose Phelps, and Brandon Isbell. These loyal employees have worked at Apex Instruments for more than 20 years. Thank you guys. Mick Zulpo has become our leader in International Business Development Ben Rogers has become our leader in Domestic Business Development Ryan Morgan and Chris Harris
Ben Rogers - Domestic Business Development
Ben Rogers – Domestic Business Development We are pleased to announce Ben Rogers as the new Domestic Business Development Manager. Ben will be a point of contact for our domestic customers, new and old. Ben first joined Apex Instruments while still in high school only leaving for college and a brief stint as a stack monkey. He has worked in various positions throughout his career at Apex including Shipping/Warehouse Manager
Apex Instruments at AEP CEMS 2017 Tradeshow
Apex was proud to be part of the first national AEP CEM user group meeting. We enjoyed putting faces to email addresses as well as collaborating and discussing future projects with our partners and customers. Thank you for all your support and positivity. We look forward to continuing our partnerships!   Apex Instruments at AEP CEMS 2017 Tradeshow
Apex Instruments is proud to announce the appointment of ENS Korea as our exclusive distributor in South Korea. Apex and ENS have a history dating back over 20 years, and with recent developments of making customized products for the Korean market, Apex and ENS hope to continue the success we have had in 2017 for many years to come.
The inaugural CEM India show was a huge success for Apex Instruments Inc! During the 3 day event we had many visitors to the booth inquiring about our new XC-170 system as well as our 30B sorbent trap sampling equipment. Visitors to booth included Shubhanand Mukesh from Tata Steel, Amit and Sumalya from TUV, Hasmukh Valand from GNFC, Kamal Kant from Abellon and Naveen Sharma from Udaipur Cement works just
Here’s an update from the EPA on Method 202. ACTION On August 23, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed technical revisions and editorial changes to clarify and update the procedures specified in Method 202. Method 202 describes the procedures that stack testers must follow to measure condensable particulate matter (CPM) emissions from stationary sources. It is known as the “dry impinger” method. This proposal does not modify the
Walter Smith, one of the founders of stack testing, has completed yet another Stack Testing training class at Apex Instruments. With hands on exercises, engaging discussions, and one of the best class sizes in years, the experience turned out to be a great success. Apex Instruments is proud to be a part of this ongoing tradition. Walt Smith providing an explanation for sampling theory equations.   A Method 2 Exercise
Apex Instruments Booth at ICMGP 2017
Apex Instruments Booth at ICMGP 2017 Thank you everyone that came to us and showed interest in our company and our mission. This year’s ICMGP (13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant) saw over 1,000 attendees from more than 50 countries. An important aspect of this year’s meeting was the close timing to the Minamata Convention, which is a new international treaty for global mercury pollution control by
Justin Mixon Two members of the Apex Team, Head of Engineering (Justin Mixon) and the Content Marketing Manager (Maksim Kovalev), visited the Santee Cooper Power Plant to perform field-tests on the new XC-170 Console prototype as well as get to know the Santee Cooper Stack Testing Team. The team was thrilled to get to know us and see all of our latest products. They especially loved that our new series
We had a great time at the 2017 EPRI Tradeshow in Dallas. Thank you for all of your interest and we enjoyed spending time with everyone that came to talk with us at our booth! If you have any follow-up questions, email us at, fill out a contact form, or call one of us directly from our phone number directory. Special thanks goes out to: Brian Shields and Brian
Apex Instruments has a news update from our distributor from Thailand! “In accordance with the Quality Measurement System ISO 9001:2008, Sithiphorn Associates Co., Ltd. has evaluated its vendors/suppliers during October 1st, 2015 to September 30, 2016. Apex Instruments is the one company that has been rated with an “A” for excellent for the sections of quality, price, and delivery schedule. We are impressed by your excellent service and wish that you
For more information on how to modify your product, click on this link to download the step-by-step PDF file. Purpose of Notification: Apex Instruments has been manufacturing source testing equipment since 1988. During this time, we have not become aware of any serious injuries from the use of our products or services. We are proud of this record and work very hard to assure this record stays intact. Recently, we
Apex Instruments is proud to have recently completed Isokinetic Method 5 and Method 201A certification training for Ecoquimsa and the INAF Group from Guatemala. Contact Apex Instruments to sign up for your class today!
The Model W-NK Wet Gas Meter Model A will no longer be available as of June 30th.
Due to repeated requests from our Mercury Sorbent Trap users, Apex Instruments is proud to introduce the Apex Instruments Mercury Sorbent Trap Service Agreement. This agreement will allow our Mercury system users unparalleled access to Apex Technical Service assistance and discounted rates on parts, services and field visits. Help minimize the risk of down-time and possible penalties due to missing data! Highlights of the Apex Instruments Mercury Service Agreement include: Priority
We here at Apex pride ourselves in providing the best stack testing equipment possible to our customers. Sticking to that mind-set, we are extremely proud to launch a new addition to our extensive catalog of stack testing equipment: Introducing the Wohler 550I The Wohler 550I is now being sold at Apex for the most affordable price on the market. It features: Best suited for Boiler MACT energy assessments and tune-ups,