Press Release

ITT Instrumentation Selected by NASA for Use on Space Shuttle Discovery’s Final Flight and aboard the International Space Station

By SpaceRef Editor
February 26, 2011
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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.”

Discovery lifted off for its final mission on Thursday, February 24, 2011. For more information about NASA and the Discovery mission, please visit

ITT’s analytics business is a leading manufacturer of premium field, portable, laboratory and online analytical instruments used in water and wastewater, environmental, medical, and food and beverage applications. ITT meters, sensors, analyzers and related consumables are used every day by thousands of end-users around the world to analyze and control quality in countless industrial applications where precise measurement is required. ITT analytics products are sold under the globally recognized brands WTW, SI Analytics, OI Analytical, Royce Technologies, Aanderaa Data Instruments, Global Water Instrumentation, ebro and Bellingham & Stanley. To learn more about OI Analytical, WTW and other ITT analytics products, please visit

About ITT Corporation

ITT Corporation is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company reported 2010 revenue of $11 billion.

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