Monitoring & Testing Articles

  • Preventable Mistakes with Vortex Flow Meters

    Vortex flow meter technology is an ideal technology for many applications particularly saturated and supersaturated steam, volumetric water applications as well as flow energy management (natural gas, compressed air, steam, water) in facilities and large campuses. In some of these applications, vortex installations can be tricky and take flow expertise for the most successful installations. Kam ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Process analytics in vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) plants – Case Study

    Vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), made from ethylene and chlorine by pyrolysis, is the feedstock for the production of the very common plastic material PVC. Modern VCM plants use integrated processes, combining endothermic and exothermic reactions in an almost energy balanced operation. Plants optimize the product quality, plant safety and cost efficiency by using advanced process control equipment ...

  • Insitu analysis of ammonia slip and water vapor using a tunable diode laser for SCR/SNCR optimization and boiler tube surveillance in power plants

    ABSTRACT Environmental Regulations driven by the 1990 Clean Air Act require Power Plants to reduce NOx emissions. SCR's and SNCR's reduce NOx emission by injecting ammonia into the combustion flue gas. which ideally reacts with the NOx to form H?0 and Nj. The efficiency of the SCR SNCR is determined by monitoring the outlet for excess NH3. referred to as NH3 slip. The flue gas sample ...

  • Waters 2017 Food Testing Application Notes Booklet

    Abstract / Summary Waters is a leader in developing food and water quality testing systems that incorporate analytical standards and reagents, sample preparation products, chromatographic columns, instrumentation, and data management software. Our comprehensive solutions offer food and beverage laboratories the tools needed to check compliance with food and ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Use of process analytics in cryogenic air separation plants – Case Study

    For further treatment of primary and intermediate materials, large amounts of oxygen and nitrogen are required by many industries, e. g. chemical and petrochemical, metal, semiconductor and food industry, in machine construction and many others. Oxygen and nitrogen are, together with Argon, the main constituents of ambient air. They are obtained from there by means of the air separation ...

  • Area monitoring of specific ppb-level constituents utilizing process gas chromatography

    ABSTRACT In most of the industrialized countries worldwide, increasingly stringent environmental regulations require the continuous reduction of a wide range of emission sources and components. Despite local variations concerning concentrations, absolute emission quantity, target priorities and timetables, regulations typically require active compliance and proof thereof. The impact of ...

  • Extensive Solutions for Removing Arsenic from Your Drinking Water

    You may not be aware that your water supply has unsafe levels of arsenic in it. If testing proves this to be the case, you must immediately find a form of arsenic water treatment to help you have access to clean drinking water again. Arsenic is a poisonous substance that has innumerable negative health effects on humans. There are several methods of performing arsenic removal from ...

  • Moderator shares how upcoming conference will foster development of new technologies in fractured rock

    Ken Goldstein, CGWP, will moderate a session titled “High-Resolution Characterization in Fractured Rock” at the upcoming 2017 NGWA Conference on Fractured Rock and Groundwater, October 2-3 in Burlington, Vermont. Goldstein is senior vice president, water and environmental systems at Louis Berger. He recently ...

  • What classifies as water pollution and why is it an issue?

    The UN declared 2005-2015 as the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’. Yet each day thousands of people still die as a result of contaminated water. This does not even take into account the millions of organisms that perish every year thank to polluted water sources. Water pollution is a huge issue that is made more so by the fact that unfortunately, water is ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • What you need to know about mercury emissions monitoring

    Gasmet Technologies (Finland) has published a new White Paper on the monitoring of mercury emissions to air from industrial processes. The Paper provides an overview of current initiatives to reduce mercury emissions and explains how continuous mercury emissions monitoring can help inform process control and the efficient operation of pollution abatement equipment, whilst also demonstrating ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Simultaneously keep an eye on 10 Solar Performance Factors

    Many environmental factors influence the performance of solar plants. The new whitepaper explains why it is important to monitor these factors and gives valuable tips on how to choose the right weather sensor. Free Whitepaper about the observation of factors influencing solar plant performances The fastest possible achievement of the break even point of ...

  • Why evaluate hydraulic fluid compatibility?

    When introducing a new control fluid to hydraulic systems, it is important to ensure that the new liquid or mixture is of equal or superior quality to the previous fluid. If the new mixture is incompatible, precipitate may form and result in an overall inferior fluid. This can speed up clogging or damage the system. When a manufacturer of construction machinery releases a new line of bulldozers ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • ITS International: When weather comes with warning

    The latest ITS International issue - a leading transport technology-related magazine - features us in an article about market trends and developments. Remote operation, mobile sensors and connected vehicles are some ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) market trends. In a current ITS International article you find interviews with five representatives of leading road weather sensor ...

  • How Does a Water Flow Meter Work?

    A water flow meter works by measuring the amount of water that passes though the flow meter. The most common mechanical types work by measuring the speed of flowing water that causes a turbine or piston to rotate. The volumetric flow rate of the water is proportional to the rotational speed. Other water flow meters include ultrasonic, magnetic and vortex flow meters. The best type of water flow ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Using EDXRF to quantify the amount of Metals in Asphalt Binders

    This article reviews these sources and proposes a scheme for measuring and quantifying the amounts of metals in their source materials used to bind asphalt used in making roads. The use of bench top EDXRF to characterize binders before blending them into asphalt cements is possible because the metal values are in the 10s – 1000s of ppms and are readily monitored. ...


    By Xenemetrix Ltd.

  • Efficacy of chlorine, chlorine dioxide and ultraviolet radiation as disinfectants against plant pathogens in irrigation water

    Abstract A number of disinfection treatments are available to treat irrigation water to reduce the risk of plant disease. However, limited published studies had compared the efficacy of disinfection treatments on a range of plant pathogen species, on their various life stages and in different water qualities. In this study, propagules (spores, mycelium, cells) of eight plant pathogens ...


    By NW Solutions

  • Managing Maintenance Backlogs

    Every business has work that needs to be done. It could be greasing moving parts of a machine, changing the oil in a vehicle, performing an inspection, or a million other tasks. Whatever the case may be, this work gets added into a backlog in preparation for work scheduling and planning. When the work is completed, it is then removed from the backlog. Sometimes, backlogs can grow to unhealthy ...


    By CHAMPS Software Inc.

  • California Bill would require disclosure of cleaning product ingredients

    On September 13, 2017, the California Senate passed the final version of the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (S.B. 258), which would require manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose certain chemical ingredients on the product label and on the manufacturer’s website. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 27 to 13. The California Assembly passed the bill by a vote of 55 to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Process analytics in polyethylene (PE) plants – Case Study

    For the production of polyethylene a variety of processes is in use depending on what final products are intended to be produced. However, regardless of the process type, all plants require process analytical equipment to collect reliable and accurate information for process control, product quality, plant safety and environmental compliance. Siemens, a leader in process analytical ...

  • Clean air ensured – Off gas monitoring in mineral wool production – Case Study

    The customer The customer is one of the world’s leading producers of mineral wool – a material that improves the quality of life for millions of people and helps to alleviate environmental problems, such as the greenhouse effect, smog and acid rain. Mineral wool insulation gives us pleasant indoor environments by keeping out the freezing cold. In hot climates, stone wool ...

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