Ambient air monitoring involves the measurement of `representative` air in urban, industrial and rural areas. These measurements are used to determine the human exposure to pollutants and can be combined with trace/background monitoring.
New regulation forces ships to lower the emissions of SO2. Ships travelling in SECA areas has to either run on low sulphur fuel, or install SO2 scrubbers. To measure the SO2 emissions from a ship is not an easy task. OPSIS provides the Port Authorities with a unique measurement principle where the emissions from the ship is measured remotely. Light is passing the emissions and by analyzing the light, concentrations of SO2 can be measured.
To measure the air quality in a city is a challenge. A large number of gaseous components need to be measured with high accuracy. The monitoring site needs to be representative for the city and the system has to be easy to maintain and calibrate. The OPSIS open-path monitoring systems provide a flexible solution, giving the average concentration for an area. A single OPSIS system can measure all relevant gaseous components set by the authorities, such as NO, NO2, SO2, O3, BTX, NH3.
To measure air quality in the ambient air is a challenge. The monitoring site needs to be representative and not dependant on changes in local traffic. A large number of gaseous components need to be measured with high accuracy and high availability.
Aerospace and aviation machining, welding, metal finishing, coating, and painting processes are complex and messy, often requiring clean rooms with precise temperature and humidity controls, as well as the need to isolate and capture contaminants via positive or negative pressure. But, expensive permanent enclosures aren’t efficient for alternating between short-term production projects and long-term constructions. What if you had a flexible clean air alternative that you could quickly deploy for existing...
Cerex Multi-Gas Open Path Analyzers are available in both FTIR and UVDOAS technologies to meet specific requirements for perimeter ambient air quality monitoring, leak detection, fugitive emissions monitoring and ambient air quality monitoring. Cerex multi-gas analyzers offer significant advantages over single gas analyzer arrays, electro-chemical sensor arrays and time integrated air sampling hardware.
With over 15 years of experience in the measurement of volatile organic compounds (VOC), Environment SA announces the VOC72M, a new generation analyzer for the measurement of BTEX compounds by gas chromatography with photo-ionization detector (PID). The VOC72M can handle up to 40 compounds and eight configurations for analysis. This compact and fully automated analyzer with wide voltage range specifications (90-240V) provides equivalent performance to the laboratory chromatographs and is particularly suited to...
Many of the air quality analyses can be performed with standard laboratory consumables, such as traditional filter papers. However, some analyses require materials with specific features, for example filters with low metal levels.
Common air monitoring applications include:
Air quality testing of ambient environment and emissions. Includes particulate monitoring methods such as PM2.5 and PM10, and chemical analysis such as heavy metals determination.
Asbestos sampling and analysis
OPSIS provides real-time, flexible monitoring of particulate matter in the ambient air. Particulate matter monitoring with OPSIS, is a cost-effective solution, is ideally suited for use in modern monitoring stations. It can be remote controlled and includes automatic calibration, features that frees time. The SM200 meets the new regulation for automatic monitoring of PM10 and PM2.5. It also meets the new regulation for particulate matter sampling on filter membranes for further analysis of cadmium, nickel, PAH...
Car tunnels need ventilation in order to keep air pollution below the limits. When the pollution levels reaches a setpoint, the fans must be started and kept running until the pollution levels decreases.
To monitor benzene emissions can be a challenge, but OPSIS makes it easy. Benzene is an aromatic hydrocarbon liquid that evaporates quickly if exposed to ambient air. It is one of the most commonly used substances in the chemical industry and it is known to cause cancer. For this reason, refineries in the United States must start monitoring fugitive emissions of benzene from January 30, 2018. This is part of the 2015 U.S. EPA Petroleum Refinery rule. In case a yearly rolling average of benzene concentrations...
To measure the ambient air quality at airports is a challenge. The monitoring site needs to be representative for background levels and not dependant on changes in local traffic. A large number of gaseous components need to be measured with high accuracy and high availability. The OPSIS DOAS system provides the user with a fast system that gives high availability at low cost. The impact of aircraft take-offs and landings can easily be followed on-line. The OPSIS system can also monitor fugitive emissions from...
The OPSIS open-path monitoring system is an excellent tool for monitoring the air quality, fugitive emissions and gas leaks at industrial sites. By arranging monitoring paths strategically at locations outside the borderline of an industrial area, fugitive emissions and gas leaks will effectively be detected. By combining the measured gas data with meteorological parameters information such as where the pollution sources are located and the strength of the emissions can be calculated, using the EnviMan software.
Heavy metals, particulates, SO2 & NOx are the main emissions from the glass manufacturing industry and their measurement requires careful selection of instrumentation. Ecotech offers a complete monitoring solution tailored to this industry.
E Instruments International’s gas monitoring specialists performed a forklift exhaust gas analysis and an ambient air quality analysis at a Pennsylvania warehouse in which a fleet of propane forklift trucks is operated on a daily basis. The main objectives of these tests were to investigate:
Measurement of particulates, SO2, NOx, fluorides and greenhouse gas emissions from the aluminium industry requires careful selection of instrumentation. Ecotech offers a complete monitoring solution tailored to this industry.
Measurement of particulates, SO2, NOX, TRS and greenhouse gas emissions from the Pulp & Paper industry requires careful selection of instrumentation. Ecotech offers a complete monitoring solution tailored to this industry.
Primary aluminium smelting generates large amounts of hydrogen fluoride gas (HF). Worker safety and ambient air quality concerns require that HF be monitored at several locations in smelters. Traditionally, a variety of chemical sampling methods have been used for HF monitoring in and around smelters. However, these methods are labour intensive and require ongoing maintenance and consumables. During the past decade, laser based HF analyzers have been replacing the traditional methods. Laser analyzers are compact,...