ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) announced that its OI Analytical total organic carbon analyzer (TOCA) and WTW VARIO conductivity temperature meter have been selected by NASA for use on the final flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery and by the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) to measure conductivity and analyze water quality.
The OI Analytical TOCA was developed in collaboration with NASA specifically for use on the ISS. The TOCA will be used to analyze the organic carbon level in water that has been processed and purified, ensuring it is safe for human consumption, in line with the International Space Station Medical Operations Requirements Document.
The crews of both the ISS and Discovery will also use the WTW VARIO conductivity temperature meter to measure the conductivity of water within the spacecrafts' oxygen generation assembly, ensuring the continued operation of the oxygen generation system. The instrument's robust and ergonomic design makes it particularly suited for this demanding application while its innovative touch screen enables all functions to be performed single-handedly.
"ITT is delighted that two of its instruments will be playing a key role in Discovery's final mission," said Chris McIntire, president of ITT Analytics. "The instruments' high precision, robust nature and accessibility will ensure superior performance for the ISS crew."
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