Protea is a UK-based instrument manufacture and systems builder specialising in spectroscopic gas analysis, using FTIR, TDLAS and QMS technologies amongst others. Our customer-focused analysis systems for process, emission and environmental monitoring can provide a solution for direct installation into a plant (such as CEM systems) or we can provide the analytical technology on an OEM basis to preferred system integrators for your own installations and packaged systems. We can provide core analysers for mobile or laboratory testing, or complete integrated systems with complex sampling systems for plant process and emissions.

Looking for distributors

We are looking for official distributors for local support in markets such as emissions, process, laboratory, research, ambient air and workplace gas analysis. We are looking for OEM system integrators with knowledge and access to local market needs in emissions, automotive and other specialists gas analysis applications.

About Us


Protea Ltd delivers customer focused solutions for process, emission and environmental monitoring applications.

From an in-depth knowledge of measurement technologies, through system integration and software optimisation, to complete turn-key systems; Protea provides the solution to process improvement and emissions control.

Through the commercialisation and deployment of new technologies, Protea Ltd delivers customer-focused solutions for process, emission and environmental monitoring needs. With an in-depth knowledge of measurement technologies, system integration and turn-key system engineering and software optimisation; Protea can provide the solution to process and emissions control.

From sampling technique, through measurement instrumentation to data analysis and handling, Protea will supply the most suitable technology and engineering for the process. With a complete analytical systems understanding, we can ensure accurate results are delivered efficiently to the end-user, be it the laboratory analyst, site instrument engineer or the larger plant process control.

  • World leader in FTIR technology for process and emissions measurement for liquid and gas streams
  • Chemometric and multi-variate analysis expertise, enabling multi-component measurement solutions
  • On-line process control systems, with data handling and storage to industrial standards providing instant access to real time process information
  • Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMs) with ppb to percent level measurement ranges of organic and inorganic gas species
  • Portable analysers, such as mass spectrometer, for ambient air, roadside emissions, boundary fence and workplace PEL and TLV testing
  • Specialist laboratory instruments for specific applications e.g. fire testing to ISO 19702, breathing gas analysis to MOD Defence Standard 68-284



Protea is accredited to the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2008 quality management system for its system design, manufacturing, supply and service activities.

Accreditation ensures Protea's management system is focused to meet customer specific needs and ensure satisfaction.


Syngas analyser

atmosFIRi is a Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR) analyser with a very small volume flow-through cell and a high throughput single pass gas cell. atmosFIRi is ideally suited to the measurement of CO, CO2, CH4 and other non-CH4 hydrocarbons in Syngas composition. There are no costly gold coated optics with in the gas cell, as long pathlength are not required. The analyser is designed to give quick response, with response times of

AtmosFIR - Formaldehyde Gas Analyser

Protea’s latest atmosFIR product line of FTIR gas analysers is ideal for accurate quantitative continuous formaldehyde (HCHO) monitoring, both in industrial emissions and ambient air applications. The basic atmosFIR model can analyse HCHO to a detection limit of


Measurement solution for QAL2 EN 14181

BS EN 14181 is a quality assurance standard relevant to plants operating under the Large Combustion Plant (LCPD) and Waste Incineration (WID) Directives. Quality Assurance Level 2 (QAL2) of this standard involves the parallel testing of the plant automated measurement systems (AMS) against a certified test house, making measurements with a comparative standard.

Measurement solution for organic vapour speciation

Protea has deployed FTIR gas analysers in many projects requiring the monitoring of complex mixes of VOCs. In the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, scrubbers and carbon-bed abatement plants are typical installations where the use of Protea FTIR analysers and our chemometric expertise have proved valuable to plant operators. They prove an invaluable tool in process measurements and emissions...


PAS Pro - Fixed Process Analyser Control

When it comes to running continuous analysis system on process, a dedicated 24/7 running software environment is required. For this, Protea has developed PAS-Pro. PAS-Pro is built upon the same trusted components that make up the standard PAS application for the laboratory. However, the interface is stripped down to a more engineer-friendly interface. There is no need to change complex FTIR settings in the field. There is no need for the site engineer to ...

Protea - Spectral Libraries Software

We have built a large set of traceable reference spectra for use with Protea FTIR products. This spectrum library contains hundreds of organic and inorganic gas species. All references can be traced back to National Standards and are transferable references across our FTIR gas analysers.


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Monitoring and Testing - Environmental Monitoring

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Globally (various continents)

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$1,000,000 US - $10,000,000 US

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