Despite the coronavirus crisis we are all dealing with, there has been ample good news too. For example, fire safety is being recognised as a vital industry alongside security. And great work is being done by our industry to mitigate the risks of infection and enable our technicians and inspectors to continue their key work. One further reason for hope is that innovation is being propelled. Research & development must continue in order to provide our industry with new solutions. One company celebrating these successes is the Safety & Health Excellence (SHE) Awards who announced their shortlist for 2020! Fire Innovation of the Year 2020 has nominated Portalevel(r) TOUCH by Coltraco Ultrasonics. 

The SHE Awards are industry leading and more than 200 entries were received for the 2020 Awards across 10 Categories. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner hosted by comedian Hugh Dennis on 22 September 2020 at the Vox, Resorts World Birmingham. (Something for us all to look forward to after this intense period!) Coming in June 2020 to improve fire suppression system servicing is the brand new revolutionary Portalevel(r) TOUCH portable liquid level indicator.

The Portalevel(r) TOUCH is designed to give fire safety engineering companies confidence and precision in FSS inspections by providing advanced reporting functions & ability to test on a wide variety of cylinder types, especially clean agents. The new 3-in-1 Portalevel(r) TOUCH allows customers to locate cylinder fill level, calculates weight and records results. It combines 30 years of expertise in ultrasonics from global leading British manufacturer Coltraco Ultrasonics - winners of the Queen's Award for International Trade 2019 - with true innovation, to empower servicing teams., fire safety engineering companies have the power to deliver high quality services to their customers due to the capability to save the results of inspecting fire suppression systems, with fully integrated level to mass calculations and quick and easy data exporting. Servicing is made easier and safer, with Portalevel(r) TOUCH award-shortlisted innovative intuitive technology:

1. FASTER: Multiple level indication technologies makes servicing quick and easy. Simply select agent type for precise and reliable detection, store common cylinder dimensions for high speed mass conversion and enhance quality of reporting.

2. BETTER: Making testing is cleaner and easier because of new sensor design minimising false readings and requiring no gel or water

3. CHEAPER: Advanced troubleshooting capabilities allows the unit to adapt to any challenging application and export waveform data back to Coltraco Ultrasonics for Advanced After Sales Support therefore saving costs by reducing downtime. 

Coltraco Ultrasonics are honoured to be shortlisted and wish to thank the SHE for recognising the benefits of this new product to the fire safety industry. Awards give us credibility within the market especially as we operate in 120 countries. Keeping the customer at the core, from product concept through to manufacturing and after sales Customer Care Commitment for the lifetime of products, Coltraco Ultrasonics aim to empower customers with advanced technology.


Coltraco Ultrasonics are world-leading British designers & manufacturers of ultrasonic technology. Delivering the Safesite(r): protecting life, assets & infrastructure on land. Using sound which others cannot hear, in liquids, air and solids. Queens Award for International Trade 2019: supporting our customers in 120 countries since 1987. See how we can support you at