CiDRA has entered into a strategic sales representative agreement with Krohne Australia. Under the terms of the agreement, Krohne will act as a sales representative of CiDRA’s SONARtrac array-based flow monitoring systems in Asia and the Pacific, outside of Japan. CiDRA’s patented SONARtrac® flow technology has established itself as a new class of industrial flowmeter, using measurement principles that are distinct from all other flowmeter technologies operating today and is ideally suited for measuring flow in difficult applications. The addition of CiDRA’s SONARtrac® line of systems will fit well with Krohne’s strong presence in instrumentation and automation systems, providing their customers with a robust, accurate and maintenance free volumetric flow solution. “CiDRA is pleased to expand our partnership with Krohne. SONARtrac’s proven application in resource industries such as mining, and the region’s tremendous growth, presents a strong opportunity to serve customers in Asia Pacific.” says Charlie Neagoy, Managing Director of Product Line with CiDRA.Patrick Matthews, Managing Director of Krohne Australia, adds: “The sales agreement with CiDRA is a strategic partnership of high importance for Krohne in Asia and the Pacific. We have already worked together for several years in applying SONARtrac technology to difficult minerals processing applications and based on this experience, we strongly believe that the combined knowledge in flow application of our two global companies will become a real success story across multiple industries.”Krohne is a full-service provider for process measuring technology for the measurement of flow, mass flow, level, pressure and temperature as well as analytical tasks. Founded in 1921 and headquartered in Duisburg, Germany, the company employs over 2,700 people all over the world and is present on all continents.
POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have arrested a man in connection with the murder of Robert McCartney in 2005.PSNI detectives arrested the 51-year-old in Jonesborough in Armagh this morning and searched a property in the area.The man has been taken to Antrim Serious Crime Suite for questioning.Robert McCartney was beaten and stabbed to death in Belfast in January 2005 after an altercation in a pub in the city.After his death his family went public with their fears that republican paramilitaries were intimidating witnesses and pressuring them not to give evidence about the murder amid claims that the IRA had been involved in his killing.The IRA denied that any involvement in the killing but expelled three of its members shortly afterwards.McCartney’s sisters campaigned for witnesses to speak out and for the truth to come out about the death of their brother. The case put pressure on Sinn Féin at the time as allegations surfaced that the party were involved in obstructing efforts to bring the killers to justice.