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  • Online monitoring solutions for the fast determination of hydrogen in wet chlorine - Monitoring and Testing

    Online monitoring solutions for the fast determination of hydrogen in wet chlorine

    The purpose of fast determination of hydrogen in wet chlorine is to set up an early warning system against high hydrogen levels, thereby protecting the chlorine production plant against hydrogen explosion incidents. The hydrogen concentration in wet chlorine is very critical, especially for membrane and diaphragm cell type production of chlorine. A breakthrough of hydrogen in the chlorine by membrane or diaphragm damage can occur within a few seconds. Depending on the concentration, a mixture of H2 and Cl2 gas...

  • Online monitoring solutions for fast determination of hydrogen in dry chlorine - Monitoring and Testing

    Online monitoring solutions for fast determination of hydrogen in dry chlorine

    Fast determination of hydrogen in dry chlorine provides an early warning system against elevated levels of hydrogen, thereby protecting the chlorine production plant against hydrogen explosion incidents. AppliTek’s analyzer system for fast determination of hydrogen in dry chlorine can be considered as Best Available Technology (BAT). However, it can never replace a system for determination of hydrogen in wet chlorine since it meets other needs...

  • Online monitoring solutions for determination of water in recycled liquid EDC - Monitoring and Testing

    Online monitoring solutions for determination of water in recycled liquid EDC

    The purpose of determining water (moisture) content in liquid EDC (ethylene dichloride) is to decrease risk of corrosion and damage to production units downstream. This is determined at two sampling points in the process: EDC purification unit – top Light Column. EDC purification unit – top Heavies Column. For all other analytical solutions in the chlorination process, please browse the On-line Analyzers Suite under Products & Solutions.

  • Online monitoring solutions for the determination of ethylene in vent gases - Monitoring and Testing

    Online monitoring solutions for the determination of ethylene in vent gases

    The purpose of determining ethylene in the chlorination process is to minimize ethylene losses by feedback control of C2H4 / Cl2 ratio in the chlorination reactor. The on-line analyzer system uses selective C2H4 measurement by means of multi-wavelength infrared with automatic optical span possibility. For all other analytical solutions in the chlorination process.

  • Online monitoring solutions for determination of impurities in dry chlorine - Monitoring and Testing

    Online monitoring solutions for determination of impurities in dry chlorine

    The purpose of determining impurities in dry chlorine (after compression) is a quality control measure to avoid contamination and off-spec product batches. Alternatively, chlorine purity can also be determined by measuring absolute levels of chlorine in dry chlorine, by means of multi-wavelength UV analysis.

  • Online monitoring solutions for determination of hydrogen in dry chlorine - Monitoring and Testing

    Online monitoring solutions for determination of hydrogen in dry chlorine

    Levels of hydrogen in dry chlorine are monitored in hydrochloric acid synthesis by means of AppliTek’s multi-wavelength IR analyzer system. With increasing concerns over safety and efficiency in the chlorine manufacturing processes, AppliTek has investigated the use of proprietary on-line analyzer systems to monitor and control the HCl synthesis. Each of these on-line analyzer systems has been selected to control a specific part of the burner, by using techniques such as multi-wavelength infrared,...

  • Online monitoring solutions for determination of oxygen in vent gases - Monitoring and Testing

    Online monitoring solutions for determination of oxygen in vent gases

    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.

  • Online monitoring solutions for determination of moisture in dry chlorine - Monitoring and Testing

    Online monitoring solutions for determination of moisture in dry chlorine

    The purpose of determination of moisture in dry chlorine is threefold: prevent corrosion, prevent formation of ferric chloride and control the overall drying process. AppliTek offers two different solutions for determination of moisture: one traditional method by means of an amperometric phosphoric pentoxide (P2O5) electrochemical cell, or a more advanced technique based on tunable diode laser technology (TLDS). Both analyzer systems...

  • Online monitoring solutions for the determination of chlorine in hydrochloric acid - Monitoring and Testing

    Online monitoring solutions for the determination of chlorine in hydrochloric acid

    Chlorine levels in liquid hydrochloric acid (HCl) are precisely and safely monitored by means of AppliTek’s EZ-HCl process analyzer. On-line measurement of chlorine in liquid HCl guarantees the purity of the end product. An additional possible reason for the measurement is that chlorine is an indicator for the amount of excess hydrogen in the synthesis of hydrochloric acid.

  • Online monitoring solutions for determination of iron in hydrochloric acid - Monitoring and Testing

    Online monitoring solutions for determination of iron in hydrochloric acid

    Levels of iron in liquid hydrochloric acid (HCl) are precisely monitored by means of the EZ-HCl analyzer system. Iron oxides that dissolve in the HCl can lead to the formation of ferrous chloride (FeCl2) and compromised purity of the end product. With increasing concerns over safety and efficiency in the chlorine manufacturing processes, AppliTek has investigated the use of proprietary on-line analyzer systems to monitor and control the HCl synthesis. Each of these on-line analyzer systems has been selected to...

  • Online monitoring solutions for the determination of chlorine in dry chlorine - Monitoring and Testing

    Online monitoring solutions for the determination of chlorine in dry chlorine

    Levels of chlorine in dry chlorine in hydrochloric acid synthesis are monitored by means of AppliTek’s multi-wavelength UV analyzer system. Hydrochloric acid or HCl is one of the primary products of the chlor-alkali industry and commonly produced by the exothermic reaction of hydrogen and chlorine inside a burner. With increasing concerns over safety and efficiency in the chlorine manufacturing processes, AppliTek has investigated the use of proprietary on-line analyzer systems to monitor and control HCl...

  • Online monitoring solutions for the determination of chlorinated organics in water - Monitoring and Testing

    Online monitoring solutions for the determination of chlorinated organics in water

    Determining chlorinated organics in waste water of the oxychlorination process is for reasons of environmental compliance. The on-line analyzer system uses a scrubber system where a carrier flow is bubbling through the water. The vapor phase is measured by a Flame Ionization Detector (FID) and is a measure for chlorinated organics of the water.

  • Online monitoring solutions for fast determination of oxygen in wet chlorine - Monitoring and Testing

    Online monitoring solutions for fast determination of oxygen in wet chlorine

    The purpose of fast determination of oxygen in wet chlorine is twofold: verification and control of membrane oxygen permeation, as well as to keep control of the oxygen-chlorine-ethylene explosion triangle. The technology behind AppliTek’s analyzer system for the fast determination of oxygen in wet chlorine is qualified as Best Available Technology (BAT) as defined by US Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, as well as European directive 96/61/EC.

  • Online monitoring solutions for fast determination of oxygen in dry chlorine - Monitoring and Testing

    Online monitoring solutions for fast determination of oxygen in dry chlorine

    The purpose of fast determination of oxygen in dry chlorine is to verify the chlorine oxygen specifications, as well as to keep control of the oxygen-chlorine-ethylene explosion triangle. The technology behind AppliTek’s analyzer system for the fast determination of oxygen in wet chlorine is qualified as Best Available Technology (BAT) as defined by US Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, as well as European directive 96/61/EC.

  • Online monitoring solutions for determination of oxygen in hydrogen outlet - Monitoring and Testing

    Online monitoring solutions for determination of oxygen in hydrogen outlet

    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.

  • Online monitoring solutions for determination of ferric chloride in liquid phase EDC - Monitoring and Testing

    Online monitoring solutions for determination of ferric chloride in liquid phase EDC

    The purpose of determining ferric chloride in liquid EDC (ethylene dichloride) is to avoid contamination of EDC and decrease risk of corrosion to production units. For all other analytical solutions in the chlorination process, please browse the On-line Analyzers Suite under Products & Solutions. Background: Ferric Chloride (FeCl3) is used as catalyst in the EDC reactor. The FeCl3 colors the EDC with a yellow / brown color which is measured with an opacimeter.

  • Online monitoring solutions for the mining industry - Mining

    Online monitoring solutions for the mining industry

    As a primary industry, the mining industry faces the needs for optimizing the management of its resources. Exploration and excavation activities should be as efficient as possible. Companies also aim to maintain water resources while at the same time controlling the environmental impact of their activities.

  • Emission Monitoring for the Metal Industry - Metal

    Emission Monitoring for the Metal Industry

    The metal industry comprises a large variety of different branches, beginning with metal winning and recovery, metallurgy, metalworking and extending to manufacture of machines and devices for which metal finishing and electroplating are indispensable process steps for quality standards. These industries face the difficulties of improved process control and lower environmental stress. AppliTek implements on-line monitoring in specific processes of the metal industry to increase process efficiency and...

  • Process control for the petrochemical chemical industry - Chemical & Pharmaceuticals

    Process control for the petrochemical chemical industry

    Most chemical products as we know today are composed of a few hundreds of basic chemicals, extracted mostly from crude oil and natural gas. Operators of chemical and petrochemical processes understand the importance of process optimization, and understand the impact of instrumentation and analyzer systems.

  • Online monitoring solutions for the food & beverage industries - Food and Beverage

    Online monitoring solutions for the food & beverage industries

    Several on-line monitoring technologies such as non-destructive types have become increasingly important due to the increasing automation and the incorporation of new and more efficient processes in the food industry. Food quality and safety of food are the main points of interest, while adjacent processes such as process water and waste water treatment present new challenges to larger food companies.

  • Water monitoring for the pulp & paper industry - Pulp & Paper

    Water monitoring for the pulp & paper industry

    In the field of quality control and process control, AppliTek has developed a unique set of specific monitoring solutions in order to meet the ever-increasing demand for cost efficient paper production. Traditionally, AppliTek is also your one-stop shop for on-line analyzers with regards to environmental compliance.

  • Process Control for the Pharmaceutical Industry - Chemical & Pharmaceuticals - Pharmaceutical

    Process Control for the Pharmaceutical Industry

    Current pharmaceutical manufacturing practices would be impossible without the benefits of Process Analytical Technology (PAT) which became a framework for bottom line process understanding. The cornerstones of the PAT approach —multivariate data acquisition, process/endpoint monitoring and process analytical chemistry— are included in the AppliTek philosophy for pharmaceutical applications. Understanding and enhancing the process by our analytical solutions is our goal and, above all, your...

  • Environmental Control for the Water Utility Industry - Water and Wastewater - Water Utilities

    Environmental Control for the Water Utility Industry

    This section contains applications relevant for compliance, water treatment, drinking water and natural sources.

    Collecting, treating and distributing water to consumers and industry, in compliance with quality standards, means a challenging task to water companies. Both private as public water treatment entities have to manage carefully and sustainably their sources, processes and even distribution networks. AppliTek supports them not only with an extended portfolio of analyzers but also with its...

  • Online monitoring solutions for the drinking water industries - Water and Wastewater - Drinking Water

    Online monitoring solutions for the drinking water industries

    Diseases related to contamination of drinking water constitute a major burden on human health. The manufacturing, processing and distribution of safe water throughout the water cycle will raise the need for efficient monitoring systems detecting in real-time contamination, be it chemical or biological. Infectious diseases caused by pathogenic bacteria and parasites are the most common and widespread health risk associated with drinking-water. A number of chemical contaminants have been shown to cause adverse...

  • Online Monitoring for the Demi-Water Production Industry - Water and Wastewater

    Online Monitoring for the Demi-Water Production Industry

    Demineralization is the process of removing mineral salts as well as organic impurities from water by means of ion-exchange and can be found in various industries such as the chemical, food & beverage, irrigation and filtration industries. The consuming side of the industry relies on ever increasing quality and availability of demi-water while the manufacturers have to balance cost/output. AppliTek provides high quality analytical tools to increase process efficiency and quality control. Continuous measureme...

  • Online monitoring solutions for the water treatment industries - Water and Wastewater - Water Treatment

    Online monitoring solutions for the water treatment industries

    Collecting, treating and distributing water to consumers and industry, in compliance with quality standards, means a challenging task to water companies. Both private as public water treatment entities have to manage carefully and sustainably their sources, processes and even distribution networks. AppliTek supports them not only with an extended portfolio of analyzers but also with its experience in the advice, design and construction of complete monitoring systems and stations.

  • Real-time Control System for Wastewater Treatment Plants - Water and Wastewater - Water Treatment

    Real-time Control System for Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) are subject to large variation in flow and load, not to speak of uncertainties on the composition of the incoming wastewater. On top of that, the activated sludge treatment process, as used by the vast majority of treatment plants, is difficult to control due to the complex behaviour of the biological process. Nevertheless WWTPs are run 24/7, with operators and management challenged to meet ever tightening environmental regulations.

    In order to meet the operational...

  • Online monitoring solutions for the refining industries - Oil, Gas & Refineries - Refineries

    Online monitoring solutions for the refining industries

    Increasing regulations and specifications for fuel quality, compliance and the need to detect calamities as quickly as possible underlined the importance of on-line analyzers. Since more than 10 years AppliTek has acquired a considerable expertise in the advice, design and implementation of on-line analyzers and complete monitoring systems in the oil and gas sector.

  • Online monitoring solutions for the semiconductor industries - Monitoring and Testing

    Online monitoring solutions for the semiconductor industries

    AppliTek’s analytical solutions for efficient wet etching processes can be used in the semiconductor industry where latest generation fabs have only accelerated the needs for process monitoring. With the increased speed of processing, precise chemical concentration control is becoming crucial to wafer processing in order to obtain consistency and more cost-effective manufacturing of integrated circuits.

  • Online monitoring solutions for the chlor-alkali industries - Monitoring and Testing

    Online monitoring solutions for the chlor-alkali industries

    During the last two decades AppliTek was able to build up a unique expertise in the design, manufacturing and commissioning of on-line analyzer systems in the chlor-alkali industry. Our know-how in the critical processes is contributing to the Responsible Care Principle, while our goals for your production plant are self-evident: assure safety, enhance efficiency and increase net profits.

  • Online monitoring solutions for the ethylene dichloride EDC-VCM industries - Chemical & Pharmaceuticals - Fine Chemicals

    Online monitoring solutions for the ethylene dichloride EDC-VCM industries

    As a specialist manufacturer of analytics, AppliTek is your one-stop-shop for state of the art analytical answers to the specific needs of the chemical industry. Ethylene dichloride (EDC) is a chemical liquid that is not found naturally in the environment, and classified as a hazardous chemical. Process control, as implemented by AppliTek, will significantly increase output, product quality, and decrease production hazards. Environmental compliance is another value-added benefit of the AppliTek technology.