A wide variety of products that are used in our indoor environments may emit harmful substances, raising health and safety concerns in homes, offices, public places and vehicles. There is increasing demand to reduce VOC emissions from indoor sources, backed by European legislation. REACH regulation is a European initiative for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical Substances. It was implemented to protect human health and the environment from harmful emissions of chemicals into...
Process control and emissions monitoring in a mineral wool plant is a challenge due to the presence of phenol and formaldehyde. To use an extractive system in this environment will demand a lot of maintenance. The OPSIS DOAS system is different and provides plants with an accurate analyser that will operate with a minimum of maintenance. The OPSIS DOAS system is based on a non-contact method using an optical measurement path that can operate across the duct.
The process control of a sulphuric acid plant needs good and reliable detection of gas phase sulphur dioxide (SO2). To measure SO2 is a challenge due to the corrosive environment and high concentration of SO2. Several places in the process needs to be monitored and to transport the sample gas is difficult. A large dynamic range is needed as the SO2 concentration can vary between 15% volume and a few mg/m3. Most systems installed need a lot of maintenance, sometimes as often as every day.
Our Continuous Emission Monitoring (CEMS) DAS solution supports multiple emission regulation requirements and can work virtually anywhere in the world. We currently have a number of installations in North America and Middle East. Starting from Feb. 2014, after successful completion of the MCERTS certification process, the solution is offered in United Kingdom and other European countries. We are also interested in selling our products in Asia, South America and Australia regions.
Gas Emissions to the Atmosphere; Production of aluminum from its ores at aluminum smelters results in carbon dioxide CO2, carbon monoxide CO, sulfur dioxide SO2, and hydrogen fluoride HF gas emissions to the atmosphere.
Warehouse Optimization: Balancing Equipment Performance and Worker Safety Through Emissions Measurements and Air Quality Monitoring. Successful warehouse functionality is dependent on both maximizing equipment performance and providing a safe and healthy environment for workers that encourages productivity. However, these two factors are often at odds with each other as warehouse equipment such as forklifts, burnishes and delivery trucks emit toxic gases that can have the potential to create poor indoor air...
Biggest CO2 Emission Producers; Cement is the main ingredient of concrete, which is the most common building material in the world. Cement industry is one of the biggest CO2 emission producers mainly due to the huge production capacities and calcination process, which is important part of the cement production.
The aluminium industry is the major source of perflurocarbon (PFC) emissions to the atmosphere, which are a major contributor to global warming. PFCs have greenhouse gas effects up to 10000 times that of CO2. Emissions have been reduced over the last 20 years, but further reductions are harder to achieve as all the mechanisms for PFC production are not known. In order to better understand the production of PFC on an industrial level, laboratory studies have been carried out using a small scale cell.
A key issue in the measurement of the products of combustion in Cement and Lime industries is the high levels of particulates. The Procal 2000 in situ analyser`s heated probe option is especially suited to this industry as it efficiently deals with variations in process temperature, keeping the probe above the sample dew point and safe from corrosive condensate.
CO (carbon monoxide) and CO2 (carbon dioxide) are generally measured to ensure process control. CO2 is the desired product and CO is undesired in combustion since it will explode in high enough concentrations. CO2 and CO concentrations can also be used to determine other process-specific efficiencies. Continuous emissions monitoring equipment that can be calibrated as a CO and CO2 analyzer is thereby essential for process control.
Motor vehicle emissions are a major source of air pollution in urban areas and impact the lives of billions of people every day around the world. Motor vehicle exhaust contains toxic chemicals that are harmful to people’s health when exposed at certain levels. These toxic fumes cause smog in the atmosphere, which can affect very broad regional air sheds and contribute to the formation of cancer. Teledyne API has several products specifically designed to meet the challenging demands of near-roadside air...
Temperature measurements play critical roles in a number of diverse industrial processes. AMETEK Land provides expert solutions to support product quality, process efficiency, safety and emissions control. Our industry-leading non-contact measurement instruments deliver essential temperature data for industry sectors including metals, non-wovens, paper and plastics. We also supply effective emissions monitors and conveyor belt scanners. AMETEK Land has more than 70 years’ experience in providing comprehensive...
There are many locations that should be measured and monitored with a portable emissions analyzer to maximize product quality, combustion efficiency, safety, and emissions reduction in a cement plant including the following:
The inherent flexibility of Procal analysers enables the instruments to be configured to meet Customer’s specific requirements. Their capability to monitor gas concentrations at elevated pressures and temperatures make Procal products ideal for process applications in the Chemical Industry.
From monitoring impurities in vents, stacks, air or water to point source or area monitoring, automatic and on-line measurement is an important tool. This type of measurement will detect, quantify and assist in reducing emissions. Siemens analytical products are utilized for many of these measurements.
Manufacturing of powdered and liquid flavorings and fragrances involves production phases where flavoring chemicals may be released into the ambient air breathed by workers. Exposure control by gas analyzers in the production rooms and laboratories is necessary to ensure that the Time-Weighted Average (TWA) concentrations do not exceed the maximum Permissible Emission Limit (PEL) values.
Triboelectric dust probes installed in the clean gas duct after bag filters, cartridge filters or centrifugal separators (cyclones) are used to detect faulty, damaged or leaking filters. This early detection of failures minimises product loss, improves environmental conditions and problematic dust emissions.
Benefits include low initial outlay, no consumables and low maintenance requirements.
There are more than 10,000 Dr. Foedisch filter monitor devices installed worldwide in the food processing, cement,...
As acknowledged leaders in the field of temperature measurement, AMETEK Land supplies the global mineral processing industry with specialist measuring equipment designed to meet the needs of the market. Our accurate, non-contact solutions deliver key temperature measurements that support control of the process and product quality. They also monitor emissions, and provide essential safety monitoring. Sixty years of experience serving the mineral processing industry worldwide has given AMETEK Land a wealth of...