Chemical and pharmaceutical facilities use a variety of hazardous gases and solvents in their production processes. Whenever these substances are transported, processed or stored, the potential risks are high for hazardous conditions. These substances must be continuously monitored to protect personnel and facilities from accidental releases or leakage. Our various lines of hazardous gas monitoring systems benefit the chemical and pharmaceutical industry in the following applications.
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...
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...
MANTECH’s innovative PeCOD Analyzer is helping Ontario’s craft brewers manage their wastewater more effectively. PeCOD is an integral part of the Brü Clean System, a specialized wastewater treatment process developed by Econse Water Purification Systems for the craft brewing industry. Together they helped reduce the amount of wastewater for treatment by 75 per cent. “We can accomplish in a few minutes what other companies take weeks or months to do and this lets us move straight to effective...
In the semiconductor manufacturing industry, various perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are used. The emissions of the PFC compounds into the ambient air are reduced by scrubbing of the exhaust gases from the process. In this process, the Gasmet™ FTIR Gas Analyzers can be used to measure the emissions into the atmosphere and also monitor the efficiency of the scrubbers. Typically monitored PFCs in the exhaust gas include carbon tetrafluoride CF4, trifluoromethane CHF3, and hexafluoroethane C2F6.
Independently managing your recycling facility can reward your community with jobs and revenue. But the challenges of processing and handling the variety of material can be difficult. Which materials should you accept and how will you process them? Do you want a single, large-capacity two-ram or a mix of smaller, material exclusive balers? Have you outgrown a vertical baler solution? OBC can help you analyze your operations and find the best equipment configuration for your municipality.
IONICON PTR-MS systems can analyze trace gas concentrations of volatile metabolites in the off-gas of bio-pharmaceutical fermentations in real-time. This highly relevant process related information can be used for on-line process monitoring and process control.
Without an effective processing strategy, foam waste can easily overrun your valuable floor space. And depending on the volume and variety you accept, a simple compression solution might not be enough. Do you need a dedicated densifier for each grade? Is an air conveyance system right for your operation? OBC has years of experience analyzing and prescribing equipment configurations for effective foam processing solutions.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has two stack testing methods for FTIR gas analyzers. Method 320 is an FTIR method for measuring wide range of organic and inorganic pollutants. Method 321 is a specific version for measuring hydrogen chloride HCl at cement kilns producing Portland cement. These methods define a quality assurance and control processes for verifying the accuracy of the results. The requirements for analytical equipment and software are defined on 40 CFR Part 60 Appendix B...
On-line Monitoring of Bioprocesses. PTR-MS systems can be used to gather highly relevant process related information in biopharmaceutical fermentations from analyzing volatile metabolites in the fermenters off-gas.
Proper preparation and processing can significantly impact the return you get on your plastic. Knowledge of the markets, specifications, grades and other variables that affect plastic value is crucial to maximizing your success. Do you need multiple vertical balers or a large, two-ram solution? Should you shred before processing? OBC can leverage our vast experience in plastic recycling to help you analyze your needs and prescribe the right solution.
“Biogas” means a mixture of various types of gas (mostly methane) produced by bacterial fermentation in anaerobic conditions(absence of oxygen) of organic residues from waste, decaying plant, carcasses in putrescence. The analyzers of biogas by Infrared cells carry out the continuous analysis of CH4, O2, CO2, H2S and NH3. The whole process sees the decomposition of organic material by some types of bacteria, producing carbon dioxide, molecular hydrogen and methane(methane conversion of organic compounds...
The monitoring of “Ultra Pure Water” or “High Purity Water” requires the lowest possible detection limits for process analyzers. Resistivity is often around 18 MΩ. Dedicated instruments can detect infinitely small amounts (ppt e.g. parts per trillion) of ions.
When analyzing water and food, trust plays a very important role. Only careful analysis using tests that are performed correctly and are delivering sound results will help to maintain and improve our quality of life. With ready-to-use tests and test systems from Merck Millipore, you can trust your results. Our broad product range covers everything from water analysis to the control of production process up to the measurement of special food parameters.
Determining levels of CO and CO2 and their respective ratio in the oxychlorination reactor contributes to overall process efficiency. The on-line analyzer system uses a selective CO/CO2 measurement by means of multi-wavelength infrared with automatic optical span possibility.
The purpose of determining water (moisture) content in liquid VC (vinyl chloride) is to decrease risk of corrosion and damage further downstream the process. The on-line analyzer system uses a selective H2O measurement by means of multi-wavelength infrared.
The purpose of determining ethylene in the oxychlorination process is to minimize ethylene losses by feedback control of C2H4 / Cl2 ratio in the oxychlorination reactor. The on-line analyzer system uses a selective C2H4 measurement by means of multi-wavelength infrared with automatic optical span possibility.
The purpose of determining oxygen in the chlorination process is to control the O2/C2H4 ratio in the reactor in order to keep oxygen levels outside flammability limits. The on-line analyzer system uses selective and fast oxygen measurement by means of a paramagnetic analyzer with corrosive resistant measuring chamber.
The purpose of determining oxygen in the oxychlorination process is to control the O2/C2H4 ratio in the reactor in order to keep oxygen levels outside flammability limits. The on-line analyzer system uses selective and fast oxygen measurement by means of a paramagnetic analyzer with corrosive resistant measuring chamber.
The determination of oxygen in hydrogen is a safety critical measurement to keep the hydrogen mixture below explosion limits during chlorine electrolysis. AppliTek’s analyzer system is engineered to detect oxygen in an early stage and safeguard the compression process, with a small footprint allowing easy integration in any production site.