Transformer and Load Tap Changer (LTC) assets are among the most expensive pieces of equipment for electric utilities. Preserve these assets by using an appropriate DGA (Dissolved Gas Analysis) diagnostic method to improve service reliability, avoid transformer failure, and defer capital expenditures for new transformer assets..
How Does a Gas Analyser Work?
Whatever you want to detect, you need to identify a property of the object that is easy-enough to measure. When it comes to monitoring and analysis of gaseous species (atoms or more commonly molecules), it turns out that it often is possible to utilize the optical properties of the gas. You need a light source, a light detector, and a characteristic behaviour of the gaseous species in question allowing it to be separated from all other gaseous species that might occur in the same gas mixture. One method used...
Headspace gas and oxygen permeation analysis of food packaging designs - Case Study
Food packaging designs tested using Systech Illinois gas analysis equipmentAt the Loughry Campus, Systech Illinois` headspace gas analyzer and oxygen permeation analyzer are used in the testing of food packaging.Located in Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, Loughry Campus offers educational and training programmes in all elements of Food Management. Students have access to a purpose built food technology centre and laboratories where they can develop competences to enable them to: Formulate new...
SCUBA diving gas analysis - keep safe, keep diving
If you plan to scuba dive, you need to know about the different gases available. Many people think that you can breathe the same air underwater that you breathe on the ground. However, this is not the case. Regular air contains a high amount of nitrogen (78%), which can do strange things to your body when you are underwater and under pressure. On deep dives, too much nitrogen can have an narcotic effect (known as being ‘narced’) which can have dangerous consequences. In this blog post, we take a...
Toxic gas analysis - new video, white paper and case study
Dangerous levels of toxic gases in freight containers represent a major threat to port and transport workers, customs officials, warehousemen, store employees and consumers. However, the risks posed by these gases can be effectively assessed with Gasmet FTIR multigas analysers. Gasmet has therefore published a video, a white paper and a case study; providing comprehensive help and advice for any employers that need to assess such risks in order to protect the health and welfare of staff and customers. The air...
Total solution: Gas and particulate analysis in Cement industry
Cement plants are increasingly required to install continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS). While these represent a significant financial outlay, a range of other factors also need to be considered when selecting a suitable CEMS. To the inexperienced, selecting a suitable CEM can mistakenly be considered as simply ensuring that the applicable national regulations (eg MACT in the USA, Industrial Emissions Directive in Europe) are adhered to, with the necessary international quality assurances for the...