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explosion monitoring Applications

  • Environmental Monitoring

    Environmental monitoring is becoming more important every day in local, national and international policies, showing the environmental awareness demanded by society.

    This fact gives rise to an increase in the amount of legislation that obliges companies to law enforcement. Thus, the necessity of making more pollutants controls means high analysis expenses to the companies, which need to subcontract this service.

    Although applications in this area advance, there is still a clear demand to get new portable and versatile analysis systems for many different application fields such as pollution in environmental or waste waters, monitoring nutrients in agricultural or horticultural water as well as general process control in chemistry industry. Because of the number of enviromental analysis required, there is a need for screening and monitoring measurements of these compounds at contaminated areas.

    Traditional monitoring techniques are typically based on laboratory analysis of field-collected samples that require considerable effort and expense, and the sample may change before analysis. Moreover, the equipment currently available is too large and expensive and it cannot be made portable.Alternatively, microfluidic and electrochemical sensor technologies can contribute to the development of new portable monitoring systems, complementing standard analytical methods for different environmental monitoring applications.In this way, the decentralization and integration of all those typical analyses is the paramount importance in order to reduce cost, simplify the analytical process and make more accessible these technologies to end-users. The development of portable, robust, and accurate Lab-on-a-Chip systems to monitor priority compounds such as contaminants, explosives, chemical warfare agents, inorganic and organic ions is a demand of modern society. Portability allows analyses to be carried out outside of the laboratory, minimizing the risk of contaminating the sample and leading to a faster response time at a lower cost.

    Thus, MicruX solutions and technologies open the gate to develop portable and esay-handly Lab-on-a-Chip devices in order to improve pollutants in-situ analysis in a very economic and efficient way.

    By MicruX Technologies based in Oviedo, SPAIN.

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    Gas monitoring and dust monitoring for the powerplants industry

    LaserGas measurements

    • Boiler combustion control, O2 and CO
    • DeNOx system, NH3 and NO
    • Electrostatic precipitators (ESP), CO monitoring for explosion prevention
    • Stack gas emissions, NH3, H2O, NO
    • Coal silos, CO monitoring for explosion prevention and detection of smouldering fires (only in coal fired plants)

    LaserDust measurements

    • Stack gas emission
    • Coal silo, explosion prevention

    By NEO Monitors AS based in Skedsmokorset, NORWAY.

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    Gas monitoring and dust monitoring for the cement industry

    LaserGas measurements

    • Preheater exit, CO monitoring
    • Electrostatic precipitators (ESP) after pre-heaters, CO monitoring for explosion prevention
    • Coal silo, CO monitoring
    • Exit of coal mill, dust filter, CO monitoring
    • Stack gas emissions, HCl and HF

    LaserDust measurements

    • Stack gas emissions
    • Coal silo, explosion prevention

    By NEO Monitors AS based in Skedsmokorset, NORWAY.

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    Gas monitoring and dust monitoring for the iron / steel industry

    • Blast furnace offgas, combustion control, CO, CO2, O2
    • Converter (Basic oxygen furnace BOF)
      • CO gas recovery
      • O2 measurement for explosion prevention
    • Electric arc furnace offgas, combustion control, CO, O2, H2O
    • Reheating furnaces, O2
    • Coking plant
      • CO analysis in oven offgas
      • O2 analysis for explosion prevention in raw coke gas or after tar precipitator
      • NH3 measurement after scrubber
      • H2S measurement after scrubber

    By NEO Monitors AS based in Skedsmokorset, NORWAY.

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    Portable and fixed gas analysers for landfill perimeter monitoring

    Controlling potentially explosive and asphyxiate gases from escaping off site is important for meeting Health and Safety standards and protecting the local environment.

    By Geotech based in Leamington Spa, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Gas Detection Solutions for Liquified Natural Gas Detection

    Liquefied natural gas owners require improved routine monitoring of facilities for safety, economic and regulatory reasons. Leaking LNG can cause explosions leading to loss of life and property. Loss of product through undetected leaks dramatically reduces a pipeline operator’s profitability. Traditional gas detectors are slow to reach and require a labour intensive process to keep maintained. IR detectors have been used but with limited success because of cross interference from other atmospheric gases.

    By Boreal Laser Inc. based in Edmonton, ALBERTA (CANADA).

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    CO gas monitoring for coal pulverising mills

    Our range of safety analysers can offer early detection of fire / explosive conditions. From CO monitors for pulverising coal mills through to UV flame and smoke detectors installed on oil rigs and the cross-channel passenger shuttles, operated by Eurotunnel.

    By Codel International Ltd based in Bakewell, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Gas monitoring instruments and systems for process NOx measurement

    Nitric acid HNO3 is an important intermediate reagent for production of several important end products, such as fertilizers, explosives, dyestuffs/pigments, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, photographic materials, plastics, and synthetic fibers. At nitric acid manufacturing plants, the Gasmet™ FTIR Gas Analyzer can be used to measure several gaseous components from the process stream for purposes of process control. A single system can be used to measure the high levels of nitrogen monoxide NO and nitrogen dioxide NO2, as well as water vapor H2O, nitrous oxide N2O, carbon monoxide CO, carbon dioxide CO2 and ammonia NH3. The fixed installation products for these purposes are the Gasmet™ CEM II measurement system, and the Gasmet™ FCX Gas Analyzers, both of which utilize the FTIR measurement technique for simultaneous multicomponent analysis of the sample gas.

    By Gasmet Technologies Oy based in Helsinki, FINLAND.

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    Gas Detection Solutions for Pipeline Leak Detection

    Natural gas pipeline owners require improved routine monitoring of pipelines for safety, economic and regulatory reasons. Leaking natural gas can cause explosions leading to loss of life and property. Loss of product through undetected leaks dramatically reduces a pipeline operator’s profitability.

    By Boreal Laser Inc. based in Edmonton, ALBERTA (CANADA).

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    High quality gas sensor solutions for mining

    Fast, accurate and reliable measurement of CH4. The extraction of coal releases methane gas, which can mix with the air in a mine to form a hazard due to its flammability. Ventilation with fresh air from the surface is used to dilute the methane and reduce the risk of explosion. Monitoring of the methane content of the stale air exiting the mine allows the amount of ventilation to be controlled. Although our sensors are not ATEX approved for use in potentially explosive atmospheres they are suitable for monitoring air containing methane concentrations below the lower explosive limit. Our OEM products can be built into equipment which is approved for use in the monitoring of mine exhaust gas and similar applications.

    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd based in Livingston, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Sensor for Biogas

    Anaerobic Digestion plants produce various gas components from a source material (or feedstock) that can be composed either solely or as a mixture of slurries, purpose-grown crops, food and organic waste material. The composition of the gas produced varies depending upon the feedstock and the Anaerobic digestion process itself. As a consequence, it is normal to measure various components of the resultant gas produced to evaluate the efficiency of the Anaerobic Digestion process. Furthermore, due to the flammable nature of Methane (CH4), and the risk of asphyxiation, most plants feature ambient air monitoring to protect personnel from any unplanned accumulation of leaked gas. CH4 is the gas component fuel, which is the intended end product of the anaerobic digestion process. In biogas plants, the concentration of CH4 in a working plant varies between 50%-75%, which is well above the Upper Explosive Limit (UEL).

    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd based in Livingston, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Gas detection analyzers for wastewater treatment industry

    Regulations prohibit facilities from discharging flammable or explosive wastes from their processes into the wastewater collection system. These wastes are not only a fire and explosion hazard but they can also effect the efficient and effective operation of the treatment facility. PrevEx Flammability analyzers are used to continuously monitor the waste stream for flammable gases and vapors. Their unique design and operating technology make them the ideal analyzers for the harsh conditions found in the sewer environment.

    By Control Instruments Corporation based in Fairfield, NEW JERSEY (USA).

  • Gas detection analyzers for semiconductor industry

    Semiconductor manufacturing facilities employ a number of hazardous gases in their production processes. Whenever these gases are stored, distributed or used in manufacturing processes, there exists the potential for a hazardous condition. The primary hazards associated with these gases include fire, explosion, and contamination resulting in product loss or unscheduled preventative maintenance. These gases must be continuously monitored to ensure the health and safety of employees, to protect property, as well as to maintain regulatory compliance. Continuous gas monitoring in semiconductor facilities is a requirement of local and state regulations.

    By Control Instruments Corporation based in Fairfield, NEW JERSEY (USA).

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    High quality gas sensor solutions for landfill

    State-of-the-art systems enabling easy monitoring of CO2 and CH4 gases. Capped Landfill Sites produce a range of gases, mostly methane and carbon dioxide. Legislation requires that these gases are safely removed from beneath the cap to avoid a physical explosion due to the build-up of pressure beneath the cap. Safe disposal usually entails burning such as flare stacks, internal combustion engines or by processing to produce Methane gas fuel. For large sites with access to power distribution infrastructure internal combustion engines are used to generate electricity which is fed into the local electricity grid. All of the above safe disposal process require the measurement of the Methane content (and in many cases the CO2 concentration). Edinburgh Sensors provide gas sensors for both Methane and CO2 that can be integrated into landfill gas processing systems enabling easy monitoring of these gases.

    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd based in Livingston, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Gas detection analyzers for pulp & paper mills

    Flammable non-condensible gases (NCG’s) are byproducts of the wood pulping process. Health and pollution regulations prohibit the release of these gases into the atmosphere. They are usually eliminated by passing them through an incinerator or by using them as fuel in the burner of a boiler or kiln. The incinerator, boiler or kiln however can be damaged by NCG’s which have built up explosive levels. Pulp mills require the use of our PrevEx Flammability Analyzers to monitor the NCG stream and detect and divert these dangerous concentrations before they can cause damage and shut down the mill. The PrevEx analyzers accurately measure the total concentration of flammable gases present in the NCG sample. Their high sampling speed dramatically improves response time—an important factor in pulp mill applications.

    By Control Instruments Corporation based in Fairfield, NEW JERSEY (USA).

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