We are delighted to announce that KANE have been selected as Building and Facilities News’ Specialist HVAC Company of the Month profile as a result of their continuous dedication to providing only the very best in portable measurements, testing and analysis solutions.
Established in 1963 by Douglas Kane and based in Hertfordshire, KANE also have locations in Manchester and France, from where the subsidiary KANE France is run. Specialising in HVAC and Automotive, the company have grown to become an international manufacturer and supplier of hand-held emission analysers for flue gas and automotive exhaust gas test applications. In addition they provide portable test equipment for temperature, pressure and electrical measurement.
This friendly and forward thinking company are constantly working on their next development and how their latest innovations can best assist with test and measurement requirements.
There are a number of reasons that have led KANE to become a renowned name in the HVAC industry. We spoke to Marketing Manager Martin O’Dea who explained, “With our UK based Research and Development division and manufacturing base, we provide innovative, easy to use and easy to maintain high quality test instruments. In addition, we also manage the after sales service, as only KANE can service and calibrate KANE products. This means they are maintained to our high standards and original manufacturer specifications, ensuring they are always working as intended.
“As we do not use third party service agents, our fixed price service offering also ensures our customers know the cost of ownership and there are no unexpected high service or calibration charges. Not only that, but KANE also offer an asset management dashboard which allows you to manage and book your product in online. This, combined with a fast turnaround time- in some cases even while you wait- ensures you aren’t without your analyser any longer than necessary.”
KANE work with an array of different clients and customers, with their instruments popular among commercial and domestic heating engineers, automotive technicians and electrical engineers. Most recently, the company have been consolidating their successes in order to meet an ever rising demand. Martin added, “Right now, we are in the midst of an expansion of our internal and external workforce in an effort to meet the growing demand for KANE products.
We will continue to develop and bring to market new and innovative equipment, and in order to do so, we have recently moved to a purpose built 25,000 sq ft head office in Welwyn Garden City. This new site combines the latest in lean manufacturing practices with an efficient and slick service and calibration operation.”
KANE have a variety of different products for different applications. Among their most popular instruments is the industry leading KANE458 Flue Gas Analyser.
Equipped with CO sensor protection that prevents CO sensor saturation and an infra-red CO2 sensor, this device is capable of measuring CO2 between 0-20%, as well as differential temperature and pressure. It can be used to detect gas in rooms, perform combustion performance, combustion efficiency checks and has in built in structured commission test procedure. Not only that, it features 6 line display, screen protection, fast printing, and a 6 year warranty if serviced annually.
KANE is also praised for their excellent calibration, service and recertification. In fact, they have proven to be the UK’s largest and fastest FGA after sales service provider. KANE is the only manufacturer of hand held gas analysers to be granted UKAS accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for it Welwyn Garden City calibration laboratory covering a range of gases, temperature and pressure.
With two UK Service Centres, they can provide swift servicing, calibration and recertification. This speedy service is crucial as out-of-calibration analysers produce invalid combustion reports, meaning recertification is of prime importance. Better yet, every KANE analyser is returned with a fully traceable calibration certificate and a warranty for the next 12 months.
In order to keep engineers on top of their work, KANE also have a Dashboard that allows users to view the service pricing of their analyser, analyser details, important company details and more. The dashboard even has a service request function, plus help in obtaining a calibration certificate and dealing with stolen equipment.
In order to demonstrate their wealth of high quality products, KANE exhibit at a number of trade shows every year. Martin commented, “We attend trade shows, both large National Exhibitions in the UK and overseas, and smaller local distributor trade mornings. The exhibitions were very successful for us in 2018 and we have a full calendar for 2019 too.” This May, you can catch the team showcasing their equipment at Installer 2019 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. In addition, they are also booked for ASCP 2019 at Celtic Manor, as well as PHEX shows in Tottenham, Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge, London.
For more information about KANE and how they can assist you with your projects, be sure to get in contact with the team using the details provided below. More information on their vast product range can be found online.
T 0800 059 0800 (UK Freephone)