Several EU directives and national laws in European countries set requirements for continuous monitoring of flue gas emissions at power plants. Further requirements are set on the quality assurance of the installed measurement systems at the plants. The relevant standard in this regard is EN 14181:2004, the quality assurance of automated measuring systems. The standard dictates how to determine that the measurement systems installed for continuous emissions monitoring at a plant operate according to the directives and regulations set. Two major parts of this on-going quality assurance cycle are the QAL2 and AST procedures. A test laboratory performs tests on the systems on-site, and determines whether the systems fulfill the set requirements or not.
By Gasmet Technologies Oy based in Helsinki, FINLAND.
The recent COP 21 meeting reexposed the need for global coordination to monitor Green House Gases (GHG) as well as emissions of ChloroFluoroCarbons (CFC). Networks of sensors have been deployed over the Earth to measure concentration of gases such as methane, carbon monoxide, ethane, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, nitrogen oxide and dioxide (NOx)… Such task requires instrument with not only ultra high accuracy but also ultra high precision. Our QCNose Instruments have been designed for such operations where reliablity combines with performances.
By Aerovia based in Reims Cedex 2, FRANCE.
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