Energy & Renewables Applications in Africa

  • Hydrocarbons monitoring

    Hydrocarbons are a family of organic chemicals consisting of carbon and hydrogen atoms arranged in a variety of ways. Hydrocarbons are found naturally in crude oil and are released into the environment with its combustion (power plants, home heaters etc).

    By Ecotech Pty Ltd Distributor in SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Noise monitoring for the petrochemical industry

    Many industrial operations take place over lengthy time periods and operations often continue 24 hours a day.  By implementing a 24 hour noise monitoring system, with real-time communication and alert notification, a plant can demonstrate to the community and regulatory agencies that they are sensitive to the community and prepared to root-cause and correct any problems that may arise.

    By Larson Davis, a division of PCB Piezotronics Office in Gauteng, SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Measurement and control systems for the Boiler water monitoring

    In ongoing operation, the substances suspended in the boiler water are concentrated. In order to avoid the negative consequences (foaming, deposits) of excessive salt content in the boiler water, specified limit values must not be exceeded. With the aid of a desalination control valve, boiler water with concentrated content is constantly removed and replaced with clean water. If the limit values are exceeded, the conductivity limitation ensures prompt switching off of the burner(s). Foreign substances that have sunk to the bottom of the boiler are removed by briefly opening a drainage valve.

    By IGEMA GmbH Distributor in Nasr City, EGYPT.

  • Environmental monitoring solution for power plant

    The construction of coal and natural gas power stations is continuing at a steady rate along with older power stations being retrofitted with more effective flue gas cleaning systems. Both the community and environmental protection authorities are paying closer attention to both emission and ambient concentrations around power stations.

    By Ecotech Pty Ltd Distributor in SOUTH AFRICA.

  • No Pressure transportation of liquid

    HDPE Double Wall Corrugated Pipe is one of the best solutions for the transportation of liquid using gravity. This is because the pipe is made up of two layers. From the inside its smooth, and from the out side it is corrugated to give the pipe high ring stiffness.

    By Hebeish Group based in Cairo, EGYPT.

  • Noise monitoring for airports

    Airports, small and large, use noise and operations monitoring systems to reduce the noise of flight operations in the surrounding community.  Noise monitoring is generally used to evaluate noise abatement programs and to develop aircraft departure and arrival procedures that minimize the impact of aircraft noise based upon altitude, flight path, and time of day.  Noise monitoring is linked with radar tracking so that specific aircraft can be identified when noise limits are exceeded and so operational requirements can be enforced.
    Larson Davis provides noise monitoring systems to airports, consultants, and system integrators with the technology and support to make a successful program.

    By Larson Davis, a division of PCB Piezotronics Office in Gauteng, SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Measurement and control systems for the controlling the level - electronically

    Discontinuous control is used mainly in smaller steam boilers with low output since the temperature fluctuations in the boiler are fairly great as a result of irregular refilling with water. Continuous control, on the other hand, permits still more economical steam generation with high quality.

    By IGEMA GmbH Distributor in Nasr City, EGYPT.

  • Dust monitoring and Sand Storm Monitoring

    The frequency and intensity of dust and sand storms in many parts of the world are steadily increasing due to droughts and climate change. The severity of such storms is anticipated to increase over the coming years. These dust storms may last hours or days and cause huge damage and imposed a heavy toll on society with its physical effects, such as visibility reduction, heavy winds, red sky, hailstone and severe lightning. Such Dust storms, have a negative impact on human health, and industrial products and activities. They reduce visibility, layer on skin and cloths, infiltrate buildings and find their way into food and drinking water leaving a permanent sandy feeling in your mouth. Traditional dust monitoring instruments whether they be purely filter based gravimetric samplers or continuous monitors utilising Tapered Element Oscillating Microbalance (TEOM) or Beta Attenuation (BAM) simply are unable to cope with the high dust loads created by these storms. The filters on these instruments are quickly clogged and no further measurements are possible until a service technician visits to replace filters and filter tapes. In dust storm events this is impossible. Therefore, over the past few years a need for alternate technology which are non filter based, can cope with extremely high dust loads, require minimal maintenance and can operate off solar power has been employed in regions such as the Gobi Desert of China for the continuous monitoring of dust storm events. These instruments have demonstrated that an instrument can measure dust storm events with maintenance performed only once every 12 months. That it is possible to communicate remotely and that these systems can not only provide an early warning for dust events but have the accuracy and sensitivity to be an extremely useful tool in gauging hourly changes of visibility. Infact such instruments have been utilised by a number of EPAs around the world, including all Australian EPAs for the purpose of measuring ambient visibility as well as providing an accurate indication of rising dust events.

    By Ecotech Pty Ltd Distributor in SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Measurement solution for glass wool insulation manufacture

    The installation of suitable installation material in buildings is a cost effective way to reduce energy costs. The manufacture of insulation from minerals or mineral products, such as glass. Recycling glass to form insulation materials is another way to keep the process "green".

    By Protea Limited Distributor in Modderfontein, SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Measurement solution for Biomass combustion research

    The use of alternative combustion fuels that provide a renewable source of energy is a major area of research and investment. Sources of biomass fuels include virgin wood, energy crops, agricultural residues, food waste and industrial waste. Controlling the combustion process of any new fuel and keeping track of the biomass fuel emissions of combustion by-products is important to users of these new fuels.

    By Protea Limited Distributor in Modderfontein, SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Process Belt Meshes for Belt Filter

    VACUBELT filter belts for belt filters guarantee continuous filtration with high throughput, low residual moisture and optimal results for the filter effect.

    By GKD - Gebr. Kufferath AG Office in Randfontein, SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Sludge monitoring for water and wastewater industry

    Improved monitoring and automation can deliver more efficient waste treatment and reduced energy consumption and improved effluent quality. The cost of treatment and the quality of effluent discharge can thus be significantly reduced.

    By Pollution & Process Monitoring Ltd Distributor in Magaliessig Fourways, SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Wind farm noise monitoring

    Wind energy is a renewable energy source that is being harnessed globally to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and the associated impact on our environment. However, the environmental impact of the turbine noise and the blade pass noise is a concern that is carefully monitored and generally regulated. It is very important to be able to acquire accurate acoustical data for analysis, noise impact predictions, and regulatory compliance. Effective noise monitoring is a very valuable tool to manage a wind farm’s relationship with the community and with the local regulatory organizations. 

    By Larson Davis, a division of PCB Piezotronics Office in Gauteng, SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) monitoring

    Oxides of Nitrogen (NO/NO2/NOX) is the product of endothermic reactions within combustion engines and causes significant environmental pollution. The main source of NOX is from the engine of automobiles and these pollutants are harmful to humans in their respective forms or in the creation of ozone (O3) or acid rain. NOX is most prevalent in our societies as a contributor to asthmatic conditions as well as the photochemical smog found throughout many industrialized cities.

    By Ecotech Pty Ltd Distributor in SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Ozone monitoring

    Ozone found in ambient air can have a direct affect on human health and also has the potential to create photochemical smog. It is for this reason that the U.S. EPA has set a one hour limit of 120 ppb and an 8 hour limit of 80 ppb. Ozone has been found to affect human health by harming the respiratory and immune system. People with pre-existing respiratory damage or diseases are more likely to suffer from the affects of ozone.

    By Ecotech Pty Ltd Distributor in SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Measurement solution for AD-211 VOC speciation in natural gas, syngas & gasification

    Composition of Natural Gas, Syngas via VOC Speciation

    The composition of fuel gas is important in order to determine calorific value and also to detect any unwanted contaminants in the gas. Online analysis is important in order to give real-time and direct action on issues.

    By Protea Limited Distributor in Modderfontein, SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Measurement and control systems for the Indicating the level - mechanically

    Depending on the regulations, a steam boiler must be equipped with one or more direct and/ or indirect level gauges. With direct level gauges, the liquid level can be seen directly through a glass or mica window. The use of a transparent level gauge with background illumination gives operating staff a clear separation between the water and steam zones even when viewed at a relatively long distance. Bicolour level gauges (black and white or green and red) are very suitable for camera transmission to the measuring station because of their special design and the intense LED illumination. With indirect level gauges, the water level is transmitted by a magnetic system to a display panel on the outside of a pipe.

    By IGEMA GmbH Distributor in Nasr City, EGYPT.

  • Measurement solution for QAL2 EN 14181

    BS EN 14181 is a quality assurance standard relevant to plants operating under the Large Combustion Plant (LCPD) and Waste Incineration (WID) Directives. Quality Assurance Level 2 (QAL2) of this standard involves the parallel testing of the plant automated measurement systems (AMS) against a certified test house, making measurements with a comparative standard.

    By Protea Limited Distributor in Modderfontein, SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Environmental solution for radionuclide monitoring

    The continuing establishment of nuclear power stations around the world pose unique environmental challenges for their operators. Ecotech provides air samplers to nuclear power plants for sampling of radionuclides.

    By Ecotech Pty Ltd Distributor in SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Radionuclide Monitoring for Nuclear Power Plants

    The continuing establishment of nuclear power stations around the world pose unique environmental challenges for their operators. Ecotech provides air samplers to nuclear power plants for sampling of radionuclides. A nuclear power plant`s radionuclide monitoring network enables continuous sampling of airborne particles onto sample filters contained within High Volume Air Samplers. These filters are then analysed in a laboratory in order to screen for any radiation releases. The challenge has always been to obtain a sufficiently large volume through the filter in order to exceed the laboratory methods minimum detection limits. Ecotech`s MegaVol Sampler, samples at a flow rate of between 120-150 m3/hr providing a high flow rate in order to collect a sufficient sample mass for laboratory analysis. The MegaVol will maintain volumetric flow rate at a preset volume until the filter is either changed or overloaded. The MegaVol can be equipped with a 3G modem in order to remotely monitor flow rate and other diagnostic parameters such as temperature, pressure and wind speed and direction.

    By Ecotech Pty Ltd Distributor in SOUTH AFRICA.

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you