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AquaGas Smart CEMS solution

 

AquaGas is excited to increase its range of smart sensors with the release of a new branded CEMS (Continuous Emissions Monitoring System) recently acquired through an OEM with MADUR (Poland) and available across Oceania: the MAMOS.

The MAMOS Smart CEMS is an online monitoring system designed by MADUR and integrated by AquaGas for the ANZ market which responds to industrials and environmental authorities today’s demand for a large range of industrial applications including small to large combustion plants (power station, paper mill, cement plant…), WTE (waste to Energy) installations as well as biogas, syngas and biomass generators .

Thanks to its modular and adaptive design the Mamos allows combining multiple sensors (PID, low and high range NDIR, Electrochemical, Thermal Conductivity) with applications specific sampling systems (Direct extractive heated and standard sampling train, Peltier cooler, Nafion membrane…). All system components are field replaceable and comes with a 24 months warranty.

Available as standalone unit, single analyser or redundant systems (fully backed up with manual and automatic redundancy) the Mamos smart CEMS is offered as a complete stationary CEMS for permanent installation or long term rental. AquaGas global service includes the various level of associated services (initial and final installation, commissioning, long term or punctual service agreement as well as the supply of consumables and critical spares for periods up to 5 years.

Moreover the MAMOS Smart CEMS ensures minimal investment and extremely low ownership costs for trouble free environmental monitoring and process control operations while complying with Australians states regulations.

Here are some of the MAMOS Smart CEMS main features:

  • Suited to complex gas matrix with accurate measurements of a large selection of gases: H2S, CO, CO2, HCl, SOx, NOx, H2, VOCs, CxHy, O2, NMHC and more.
  • Designed for harsh operating conditions with high dust load and elevated moisture content
  • Peltier, Nafion and standard sample conditioning sampling system
  • Builtin data logger
  • Reporting of normalised concentrations (mg/Nm3 or ppm) through analogue outputs, ModBus
  • Standalone and redundant systems with DAHS
  • Madcom acquisition and configuration software
  • In depth filtration with three stage particulates filtration (insitu with sequential backflush, heated filter, condensate trap and fine safety filter)
  • Full remote access
  • Multistream monitoring

 

AquaFID THC CEMS – Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems

 

AquaGas supplies four FID CEMS AquaFID

For Sydney’s greater remediation project

AquaGas Monitoring Systems is proud to be part of a major remediation project taking place in the heart of Sydney’s next financial, tourist, cultural and entertainment precinct. This significantly large remediation project is now underway over the next three years to remediate on site 150,000 tonnes of contaminated fill material from a former gas plant.

One of the main actors in this project,  South Pacific market leader for the containment and filtration of hydrocarbons (sheen, gasoline, diesel and oils) and a range of other chemicals, has selected AquaGas Pty Ltd for the supply, installation and commissioning of the Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems and Process Analysers at the remediation site.

To meet our client environmental monitoring requirements, AquaGas has offered a unique CEMS (Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems) solution based on Gas Chromatography, the AquaFID. The AquaFID is a fully automatic THC CEMS integrated in Australia by AquaGas for continuous and simultaneous measurement of Total Hydrocarbons (THC), Non Methane Hydrocarbons (NMHC) and Methane (CH4).

The AquaFID key features includes the association of a field proven, robust fast loop heated sampling system from Ankersmid Sampling BVBA (Belgium) with a highly accurate M529H FID analysers from PCF (Italia).

The Exproof sampling system is fitted with extensive features such as calibration port as per international CEMS code and EN14181 for reliable continuous compliance monitoring. A combined H2 and Zero Air generator FID Station from Leman Instruments (France) ensures gas cylinders free operation for more safety and minimal site attendance.

The remediation projects are being strictly monitored in real time. Data is regularly reported to the EPA.

 

AquaGas Pty Ltd

Integrated systems and Customised Services

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AquaGas Pty Ltd has the tools and technologies needed to accurately measure atmospheric emissions of gaseous pollutants helping you in improving air quality and environmental performances.

  • Portable Gas Analysers

    Multigas analysers fitted with a combination of proprietary gas cells for short term monitoring of biogas, syngas and combustion processes.

  • Isokinetic Sampling Console

    Isokinetic sampler developed for short to medium term emissions monitoring, fulfilling all the requirements of the dioxins and persistent organic compounds (POPs), PCBs, metals, HCB and fine dust measurement standard within the same sampling train

  • Data Acquisition and reporting Software

    Data Aquisition Software (CDAS) is a fully MCERTS accredited (parts A, B, C1 & C2) real time data acquisition software – now available for touch screens and windows 10. CDAS is customisable and flexible, allowing it to collect raw data from a range of instruments for CEMS

AquaGas Pty Ltd – Enews November 2016

We are delighted to announce the recent acquisition of several major projects in the field of Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEMS) and industrial process control.

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Continuous Emission Monitoring System

Prony Power Station in New Caledonia

AquaGas Pty Ltd, has been awarded a major contract for the supply, integration, installation and commissioning of two complete CEMS (Continuous Emission Monitoring System) used for compliance stack emissions monitoring of Prony Power Station located at one of the largest mining facilities located in southern hemisphere.

In this project, AquaGas has selected the LaserCEM (AP2E) and DR-320 R (DURAG) as the most suited technologies with regards to the application requirements and harsh monitoring conditions, providing the plant operator ENERCAL with the last generation of CEMS multigas analyser and dust monitors for online analysis of Particulates, HCl, SO2, NO, NO2, CO, CO2 and O2 at their two coal fired boiler facilities.

AquaGas scope also includes CDAS, Mcerts certified and state of the art data acquisition and reporting software suite. The CDAS software package ensures strict emissions reporting and clear environmental compliance.

The strong partnership with AP2E, expert in Laser Spectroscopy, and DURAG specialised in the field of environmental monitoring and process control has led to this first shared success, the acquisition of a capital reference for the LaserCEM in the field of power generation while enforcing AquaGas position in Oceania.

Prony Power Station is located on VALE mining site providing access to large port facilities for the supply of combustible. It consists of two 55 MW Alstom boilers (203 t/h – 87 bars – 515°C) equipped with Alstom turbines (85 bars – 500°C) and alternators (59 MVA – 11 kV) providing power for both the public demand and the needs of the large Nickel mining facilities.

Located close to the site and focused on customer satisfaction, AquaGas has implemented an efficient transfer of knowledge to the plant owner as well as to the local company ROBICAL assigned for the CEMS routine maintenance.

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Continuous Emission Monitoring System

Caltex Lytton refinery in Australia

Caltex has recently approached AquaGas to perform a system expertise at their Lytton refining facilities near Brisbane.

The difficulties experienced by Caltex with their CEMS (Continuous Emission Monitoring System) had been related to the existing sampling method and resulted in a high maintenance level and unreliable monitoring operations.

Thanks to the customer feedback and following a couple of site visits, AquaGas has identified several ways to optimise the existing CEMS (Continuous Emission Monitoring System) sampling method. In order to secure the data availability and keep the maintenance requirements to their minimum, AquaGas Pty Ltd has supplied, integrated and installed a set of heated gas sampling probes:

  • ASP300

    At the boiler facilities, the ASP300 fitted with automatic blowback, calibration port in accordance with CEMS standards and a continuous soot removal system.

  • ASP400

    For the Thermal Oxidiser, the ASP400 equipped with automatic blowback, calibration port in accordance with CEMS standards and designed to handle high dust load as well as elevated process gas temperatures.

Both the ASP300 and ASP400 provide the plant operator with application specific features and innovative design resulting in a series of advantages:

  • Programmable back-flush sequences,
  • Calibration as per CEMS code,
  • Extended filtration surface,
  • Flue gas temperature measurement
  • Insitu filters – The ASP’s allows the inspection of the Insitu or “top filter” without the need for dismounting the probe (No fitters required for inspection or maintenance).
  • Adjustable temperature set point (set at 190 degree Celsius)
  • Continuous and automated soot removal performed directly at the sampling point

For further information on Ankersmid Gas Sampling probes, you can visit our website: www.aquagas.com.au.

Ankersmid Sampling

  • Universal

    CEMS integration made easy

  • Performant

    Field proven, high quality, durable Ankersmid Sampling BVBA patented designs

  • Modular

    Comprehensive range of gas sampling equipment from one source

  • Efficient

    Easy to install, maintain and operate

AquaGas is supporting the global industrial community with high performance environmental and process monitoring systems (Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems, Air Quality Monitoring Systems, Online process analysers, Water Quality Monitoring Systems) specifically designed and built to meet your application requirements.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

Stack Testing

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APS Portable Gas Sampling System

The emission of pollutants resulting from a multitude of activities (industry, transport, …) alters the atmospheric composition and degrade air quality. Control of gaseous pollutant emissions in the atmosphere has become a major challenge for the protection of human health and the environment. To avoid these risks, the regulation has established discharge limits thresholds for certain pollutants and requires periodic inspections whose frequency depends on the type of activity (from 3 months to 3 years). Accredited stack testing companies are responsible for conducting short to medium term environmental compliance monitoring tasks in a wide range of industries and processes such as power plants and large manufacturing facilities including paper mill, foundry, waste recycling facilities,  refineries…

Prior to be analysed, the gas extracted from the discharge stack or process duct requires delicate conditioning which mainly consist of particulate filtration and moisture removal. Failure to achieve an efficient sample preparation can results in inaccurate measurements, loss of data or damaged equipment.

While stack testers and local authorities are continuously devoting time and knowledge to optimise the methods and protocols related to short to medium terms mandatory analysis campaign, ANKERSMID® has invested its long time expertise in developing the APS Portable Gas Conditioning Systems in direct collaboration with  leading stack testing companies.

As a result, ANKERSMID® Portable Sampling System APS provides stack testers with  features tailored to short term source testing in a robust and light weight design. The complete systems responds to today’s demand in terms of operation and compliance.

ANKERSMID®

Portable Sampling System APS

ANKERSMID® Portable Sampling System APS is a complete gas sampling train composed of:

  • APP Heated Gas Sampling probe

    High temperature filtration

  • AHL Heated Gas Sample line

    Fast and reliable sample gas transfer

  • APS Gas Sampling System

    Accurate and performant gas conditioning

APP Portable Heated Gas Sampling Probe

The APP Heated Gas Sampling Probe is a light weight sampling gun enabling high temperature filtration directly at the sampling point.

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The probe is heated up to 180°C in order to maintain the sample temperature above acid gases dew point. A filter element of 150 mm is integrated, suitable for most applications up to 1g of dust per cubic meter of emissions. Thanks to its design, the filter can be replaced or checked without the need of dismounting the probe. For applications where the dust load reaches 10 g/m³, a blow-back option can be fitted. Calibration gas can be injected directly into the probe through the calibration gas port according to emission monitoring standards enforcing test gas feeding via the probe’s filter element.

MAIN FEATURES

180°C operating temperature

Integrated over temperature safety switch

Low temperature alarm contact

Test gas port according to EN14181 available as standard

Light weight

Ready to operate in 15 minutes

Low and Easy maintenance

Universal mounting clamp for heated line

Compact design and universal applicability, easy handling with mounting eye on housing (2m chain incl.)

APP150 Portable heavy duty ABS case for safe transport

AHL Heated Sample Line

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The AHL Heated sample line is perfectly suited to mobile applications. It features a highly flexible smooth silicon outer jacket and can be fitted with options enabling efficient installation and operation:

  • Quick connect fittings at both ends: stainless steel pressure release connector directly inserted into the heated lines hard cap terminations (no cold spot)
  • Built-in cable with plugs to feed the APP sampling probe with power – No additional cable or power source required at the sampling location.
  • Additional inner tubes for test gas (calibration via probe filter) or compressed air (back-flush)

APS Portable Gas Conditioning System

 

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The APS portable sampling system is designed so that detailed gas analysis can be carried out at any time in any place. The entire sampling system is housed in a compact and robust carrying case which ensures safe transport and easy set-up. All the components can be easily accessed for inspection or routine maintenance. The APS concept allows you to perform gas analysis in an efficient manner, safely and with a minimum of maintenance. This system ensures reliable sample preparation without loss and prevents damage on the downstream analysis system. It is suitable for a large range of applications and has already been adopted by many stack testers around the world.

MAIN FEATURES

Fully automated

Moisture alarm (detection of sample condensates)

Extremely stable dew point +/-1 degree C

Optimal reliability

Compact and robust design

Light weight

Ready to operate in 15 minutes

Low and Easy maintenance

PFA coated heat exchanger

PTFE coated sampling pump

Preliminary sample filter

Built-in temperature controller for the heated line

AquaGas Pty Ltd

Integrated high performance monitoring solutions

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AquaGas Pty Ltd has the tools and technologies needed to accurately measure atmospheric emissions of gaseous pollutants helping you in improving air quality and environmental performances.

  • Portable Gas Analysers

    Multigas analysers fitted with a combination of proprietary gas cells for short term monitoring of biogas, syngas and combustion processes.

  • Isokinetic Sampling Console

    Isokinetic sampler developed for short to medium term emissions monitoring, fulfilling all the requirements of the dioxins and persistent organic compounds (POPs), PCBs, metals, HCB and fine dust measurement standard within the same sampling train

  • Data Acquisition and reporting Software

    Data Aquisition Software (CDAS) is a fully MCERTS accredited (parts A, B, C1 & C2) real time data acquisition software – now available for touch screens and windows 10. CDAS is customisable and flexible, allowing it to collect raw data from a range of instruments for CEMS

 

Ankersmid Sampling

ANKERSMID® , well-known in the monitoring industry as Ankersmid M&C, has the benefits of 30 years of experience in developing state of the art gas sampling and gas conditioning equipment tailored to CEMS (Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems) and stack testing (short to medium term measurements). Subsidiaries in several countries (Netherlands, France, China, Roumania, Germany, Korea…) and more than 100 employees world-wide place ANKERSMID® in a leading position within the field of environmental monitoring and process control instrumentation.

Mine Water Online Analysers

 

The use of water in mining has the potential to affect the quality of surrounding surface water and groundwater. In response to environmental concerns and government regulations, the mining industry worldwide increasingly monitors water discharged from mine sites, and has implemented a number of management strategies to prevent water pollution. Water issues and management vary from site to site and must be addressed locally.

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How mines use water

Mining operations use water for mineral processing and metal recovery, controlling dust, and meeting the needs of workers on site. The amount of water required by a mine varies depending on its size, the mineral being extracted, and the extraction process used. For instance, metal mines that chemically process ore to concentrate metals such as copper and gold use much more water than non-metal mines such as coal, salt, or gravel mines.

Although a large mining operation may use a considerable amount of water, the minerals industry overall consumes a relatively small quantity of water at national and global levels. Mining accounted for 4% of the water used in Canada in 2005, versus 60% for coal and nuclear electric power generation, 18.5% for manufacturing, 9.5% for municipal water supplies, and 8% for agriculture. Mining accounts for 1% of water used in the U.S., and 2-3% of the total water consumed in Australia.

The rate of water reuse and recycling in mineral processing is often very high at mine sites, especially in areas with arid climates. A number of innovative water conservation practices  are being developed and implemented to reduce water use.

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Types of mine water

There are a number of classifications of mine water, which can vary in their quality and potential for contamination:

  • Mine water: refers to any surface or groundwater present at the mine site
  • Mining water: water which has come into contact with any mine workings
  • Mill water: water used to crush and grind ore, may contain dissolved minerals and/or metals
  • Process water: water used in the chemical extraction of metals, commonly contains process chemicals
  • Leachate: water which has trickled through solid mine wastes and may contain dissolved minerals, process chemicals, and/or metals
  • Effluent: Mining, mill, or process water which is being discharged into surface water, often after being treated
  • Mine drainage water: Surface or groundwater which flows or has the potential to flow off the mine site

Typically, all the mine water at metal mines is collected and stored in tailing ponds before being treated and released to surface water if necessary.

 

SERES Mine Water Online analysers

Versatile Monitoring for the mining industry

 

SERES large portfolio of on-line analysers enables you to monitor precisely the complete mining process, from influent to effluent. Compliance with discharge regulations is another application example and typically expressed as sum parameters, for which SERES has unique solution.AQUAGAS - WQMS -TOPAZ

 

The TOPAZ mine water online analysers are designed for automatic and continuous monitoring of a several parameters amongst a large range of chemical compounds in all type of water. Thanks to its concept using a combination of analytical methods (Colorimetry, Titrimetry and Potentiometry or selected absorption) the TOPAZ allows accurate, reliable and versatile water quality monitoring. With  multistream capabilities up to 6 channels, the TOPAZ fulfils the industrial requirements and demands of mine water analysis.

 

 

Some of the TOPAZ analysers suited to the mining industry

Specs vs Parameters

Chrome

Total Chrome

Lead Manganese Copper Nickel
Sample preparation Dilution  required above

1000 µg/l

Filtration if required

Dilution  required above

3 mg/l

Filtration if required

Dilution  required above

2000 µg/l

Filtration if required

Dilution  required above

5 mg/l

Filtration if required

Dilution  required above

2 mg/l

Filtration if required

Method Colorimetry Colorimetry Colorimetry Colorimetry Colorimetry
Measuring range 0-1000 µg/l from 0-1 mg/l to 0-3 mg/l from 0-200 µg/l to

0-2 mg/l

0-5 mg/l 0-2 mg/l
L.D.L

Lower Detection Limit

10µg/l 0.13 mg/l 11 µg/l 9 µg/l 0.07mg/l
Accuracy <1-2 % Full range <1 % Full range <3 % Full range <3 % Full range <3 % Full range
Repeatability <1-2 % Full range <1 % Full range <2 % Full range <3 % Full range <2 % Full range
Response time 10 min

40 min (CT)

5 min 15 min 20 min 15 min

AT THE HEART OF INNOVATION

SERES environnement is continually implicated in the process of technological innovation. “We constantly re-invest in research and development in order to provide our clients with the most advanced technologies. For SERES, the notion of change is a permanent challenge. We work in partnership and collaboration with French and foreign research centres (such as the CNRS – the French National Centre for Scientific Research), Engineering Colleges and Universities.” SERES environnement makes 60% of its turnover on the export market in more than 35 countries with references in the Oil & Gas, Water treatment, Cement and Glass industry, Energy and large manufacturing companies…

SERES Environnement References

 


AquaGas is supporting the global industrial community with high performance environmental and process monitoring systems (Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems, Air Quality Monitoring Systems, Online process analysers, Water Quality Monitoring Systems) specifically designed and built to meet your application requirements.

Suspended oil online monitoring

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The benefits of accurate suspended oil (oil in water) online monitoring are countless with regards to process and wastewater management, especially in the oil and gas industry. Continuous hydrocarbons monitoring enables complete environmental compliance, detailed process optimisation and reduced operating costs often by the use of a single instrument.

  • Improves systems nominal capacity
  • Ensures safe purge and filtration operations
  • Eliminates manual handling and intermittent attendances
  • Decreases oil losses and hydrocarbons released
  • Prevents bacterial contamination and equipment corrosion
  • ATEX and application specific engineered versions available
  • Maintenance Free, purge time counter and auto-stop function
  • Automated fully programmable system
  • Suitable for all type of Hydrocarbons
  • Intuitive interface through touch screen

Discharge management

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Oil platforms, refineries and Tank farms generate produced water which requires close management. For every country in Oceania, there are regulations setting limits on the amount of hydrocarbons than can be disposed of overboard and a range of different lab techniques that can be used for reporting this amount. The OPAL and PAUTBAC II from SERES IR based analysers can provide continuous measurement of the oil concentrations in the discharge water from oil and gas processing and storage facilities.

Process optimisation


The OPAL and PAUTBAC II from SERES are respectively side stream analyser and oil tank de-watering systems based on IR light scattering. They not only can provide you with extremely accurate monitoring, but also sense for changes in the size of oil droplets and therefore in process conditions. Using the built in IR detector, the OPAL and PAUTBAC II analysers enable early detection of oil traces in all type of water, ensuring fast overview of the process conditions.
As the volume of your discharge water increases, you need a system that will meet your changing demands, work reliably and with minimal operator input required. Having provided hundreds of online monitoring systems worldwide, SERES is the best positioned to assist you along with your water management plan.

Oil Pollution Alarm

Every platform, refineries, industrial process (…) has to recover as much oil as possible, as efficiently as possible. In order to make improvements you need to understand how the current system is working. SERES Environnement manufactures the OPAL (IMO* certified) allowing real-time measurement of oil concentrations at the inlet and outlet of any separator, providing continuous on-line information about the effectiveness of your separators. The OPAL can also trigger a divert valve to route the produced water through a sand filter.

ODME OPAL

The OPAL is the last generation of detector designed for online and Real-time suspended Hydrocarbons monitoring. It uses Infra-Red scattering to enables early detection of oil in any type of water. Reagent’s free, the OPAL represents the most cost effective solution and matches a large range of application requirements.

* IMO International Maritime Organisation

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PAUTBAC II

automatic tank dewatering system

The PAUTBAC II is the best suited system to automate water drainage from oil storage tank. With its capacitive probe, it is a flexible, economical and reliable system capable to handle the crucial but time consuming task of oil tank dewatering without the need for human attendance. PAUTBAC II is designed to be install online and is a fully automatic system with adjustable threshold form 5 to 25% and no tank modifications required

 

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A Teflon coated capacitive probe is inserted in an explosion proof circulation chamber mounted in the tank draining pipe work. The probe measures the dielectric constant to detect the interface between oil and water. The control unit processes the probe signal to control the tank purge valve operation.

key facts about automatic dewatering systems

  • Avoid product losses
  • Reducing amount of hydrocarbons discharged on waste water / cost for waste water treatment
  • Increase tanks capacity
  • Prevents tank corrosion
  • Eliminates labour costs dues to manual operation
  • Reduce risk of personal exposures to chemicals

 

PAUTBAC advantages

  • Completely automatic dewatering process
  • No maintenance needed
  • No calibration needed
  • Elimination of tank penetration
  • Easy installation without having to drain tank
  • Highly sensitive and reliable

 

AT THE HEART OF INNOVATION

SERES environnement is continually implicated in the process of technological innovation. “We constantly re-invest in research and development in order to provide our clients with the most advanced technologies. For SERES, the notion of change is a permanent challenge. We work in partnership and collaboration with French and foreign research centres (such as the CNRS – the French National Centre for Scientific Research), Engineering Colleges and Universities.” SERES environnement makes 60% of its turnover on the export market in more than 35 countries with references in the Oil & Gas, Water treatment, Cement and Glass industry, Energy and large manufacturing companies…

SERES Environnement References

 

 

Continuous IR laser spectroscopy

Applications and References

The ProCeas® and the LaserCEM® are based on the OFCEAS* measuring principle combined with a Low Pressure Sampling LPS (100 mbar absolute) developed and patented worldwide by AP2E (France), for the online analysis of several key gases in industrial, environmental and OH&S applications. It provides measurements with a very high spectral resolution in addition to an exclusive and powerful sampling method (no heated line nor treatment of samples) and an interference-free, fast and sensitive analysis, regardless of the matrix of the gas to be analysed.

 

Combustion cycle in refineries

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References: EXXON (optimising combustion in boilers), Fives PILLARD (optimisation tool for the production and the adjustment of burners for boilers).

With the environmental constraints, Oil companies are looking for optimum energy and environmental efficiency of their burners. Combined cycles boilers optimisation requires accurate simultaneous online monitoring of O2 and CO to ensure both compliance with standards and process control efficiency. The ProCeas, used to track real time the residual rate of O2 (less than 3%), ensures optimal combustion process automation. The accuracy of the measurement is a financial matter: according to the thermal performance of the burner, even a reduction of 0.1% of oxygen in excess represents millions of dollars of savings in the annual consumption of fuel.

CEMS in coal fired power station

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Reference: IBIDEN Power Station – Simultaneous SO2/SO3 monitoring at the catalyst outlet according to the oxygen content variation have been done with the ProCeas® analyser.

SOx monitoring

SO2/SO3: AP2E also intends to enhance the approach aimed at combining environmental compliance and process optimisation, even if this seems less obvious to understand at first sight. If today SO2 is correctly measured, this does not fully reflect the sulphur emissions from combustion units subject to this requirement. In the presence of oxygen, SO2 does in effect form sulphur trioxide (SO3), a gas that is much more corrosive than SO2.

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Other chemical phenomena occur, particularly in denitrification (DeNOx), which in the presence of ammonia may lead both to an over-consumption of ammonia and to filter blockages. Therefore, not measuring SO3 entails the under estimation of sulphur emissions, and also additional maintenance costs and over-consumption of reagents. To have continuous and precise knowledge of the SO2 / SO3 couple enables the operator to choose the controlling conditions for limiting the formation of SO3 and its indirect costs.

Biogas

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References: SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Rhodia (France). VEOLIA for its Centre de Recherche Energie Environnement Déchet (CREED, Centre for research on energy, environment, and waste).

The processing of gases from biomass (biogas, bio-methane) remains a key step in industrial processes for producing various types of bio-energy, a manufacturing process that requires optimizing.

It is therefore imperative to have the ability to calculate the calorific value of these new gases and to be able to quantify the impurities present there, in order to reduce the risk of damage to facilities, to react quickly in case of malfunction, and to certify the quality of finished products. AP2E has installed several equipment units within the facilities of various players of the world of biogas around the world. The purpose is to analyse the CH4 and CO2 content, as well as the residual concentration of H2S. This is a major impurity which transforms into sulphuric acid in the presence of some moisture. It is a very corrosive acid; consequently it is destructive for the facilities and the engines that burn biogas or bio methane.

The ability to analyse in the same multiplexing equipment the H2S content (which varies according to the time of day) of the “raw biogas” at the exit of the casing serves to determine the use of this biogas and assess its composition and quality. Other compounds may also be monitored by adding specific laser sources, such as the water content, in order to control the efficiency of the condenser. AP2E is also currently studying the analysis of siloxane, another sore point for energy recovery.

Using a continuous analyser as a means of industrial control and economic optimization of production units is for the control of biogas quality. During the combined cycles of biogas generation, the absence of H2S is crucial. It is a major impurity and a source of engine breakage. However, conventional means of analysis have trouble distinguishing CH4 from H2S. Therefore, operators are forced to adopt an excessively prudent approach in the treatment stage with active carbon: it is changed even before it is totally saturated. With a continuous, accurate, and reliable analysis of the level of H2S in the exit of the adsorption bed, we can instead use it until its saturation point and reduce overall costs.

Tests conducted on a site with a valuation of 1 MW showed that the amortization of the analyser could be performed based on this single criterion of active coal consumption in less than a year. Indeed the cost of a monthly activated carbon charge is equivalent to AUD $65,000.

 

Indoor air quality

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References: In 2010, AP2E won an important contract with the DCNS for air quality control equipment for the confined interiors of submarines (on-board crew safety).

In April 2015, European regulations included formaldehyde as a proven carcinogenic product (CMR). In 2014, the ProCeas was certified approved method by EXERA (measurement, control, and automation equipment) and the LNE (National laboratory of metrology and testing).

AP2E is already working in the confined air field (submarines) and is interested in the building sector.  This new classification impacts devices monitoring the exposure to workers or to the public of formaldehyde, Freon, Ethanol… present in the indoor air of industrial sites or sites hosting the public. The ProCeas® Formaldehyde continuously measures these changes with a minimum 10 ppm threshold (maximum 1%).

Food processing industry

The drying field is another good example of application where energy efficiency has to be kept in mind, especially when processing food powders. Water monitoring is useful for avoiding excessive energy consumption (adjust dryer load to obtain minimise the residual H2O content). Online monitoring of carbon monoxide (CO) answers safety concerns. When food powders are dehydrated, the conditions may be such that CO is generated in the dehydrator. Once conditions for generating CO are present, CO tends to increase its concentration very quickly. To keep the CO below potentially dangerous level, it is necessary to detect the first signs of CO which appear above the levels already present in the atmosphere. The ProCeas is actually in operation within ten drying towers in dry food production facilities and has been chosen as the most reliable monitoring equipment by companies leading food processing industry.

Engine emissions testing

The automobile engines sector also remains a major target. With the arrival of the new EURO VI standards since September 2014, manufacturers have been forced to measure many pollutants (NO, NO2, N2O, NH3, CO2, CH4, and ethanol).

ProCeas

Successful testing with ProCeas® was conducted around the world:

– NH3 at Renault and VOLVO (France)

– N2O at Volkswagen (Germany)

– NH3 at General Motors (USA)

– NH3, N2O, NO, NO2 at Sensor Inc. (USA)

In the USA with Sensors Inc. – (www.sensors-inc.com): in May 2012, AP2E signed a contract for supplying ProCeas® analysers for the real-time control of gas emissions of engine test benches in the automotive industry. Sensors Inc. is the leading American manufacturer of real-time testing equipment for gas emissions in the transportation industry. The new range of measuring instruments is marketed in the US under the name of SEMTECH LASAR and it consists of four modules (NH3, N2O, NO, and NO2), each capable of analysing three gases simultaneously.

Natural gas

To be used in the best conditions, so that it limits damage and maintenance of equipment, natural gas must be rid of impurities, especially hydrogen sulphide (H2S), which is very corrosive, and all traces of moisture. Current filtration systems run against, among other things, the problem of measuring residual traces of these impurities because no reliable continuous analysis system was available so far. Today the main players in the “Oil & Gas” market deem the ProCeas® as the most efficient natural gas analyser for continuously and simultaneously measuring traces of H2S (LoD under 50 ppb) and H2O (under 50 ppm), without interference, without any dependence vis-à-vis the constitution of the gas, and with response times under a few seconds

Pure Gas

Pure gases online analysis

 

The ProCeas® is used by pure gases manufacturers to control the purity of the gas along production line (N2, H2, O2…).

Syngas

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References: Total, CEA Grenoble, IFP (French Petroleum Institute), GDF Suez, VEOLIA (CREED), Arkema

H2O, CO, CO2, and H2 rates

Praxair uses the ProCeas® as an online analyser of H2O, CO, CO2, and H2 rates, in a process for producing syngas from the gasification of coal, oil residue, pet coke, and biomass. This syngas is then used either as a source of energy in a heat and electricity combined cycle process or in a Fischer Tropsch process for producing second-generation bio-fuel. This process requires that the residual H2S generated by gasification have a value of less than 1 ppm to avoid the destruction of the polymerization catalysts.

CO, CO2, H2O, CH4, H2S, NH3 and H2

Midrex is a steel manufacturer that uses a gasification process similar to Praxair’s in order to cogenerate the electricity and heat needed in the manufacture of its steel. AP2E delivered to Midrex complete solutions that have enabled it on the one hand to measure the calorific value of these synthetic gases (by measuring CO, CO2, H2O, CH4, and H2) and also the presence of impurities such as H2S and NH3.

H2, H2O and Cl2

Today, the ProCeas® provides what no other infra-red laser technique could: the direct measurement of hydrogen (H2) and water (H2O) in chlorine (Cl2) without reagents or discharges, and interference-free. The ProCeas® performs measurements with a very high spectral resolution of very low concentrations (under a few ppm), with response times under a few seconds. This analyser also provides a control of the drying (H2O) in a chemical process at Arkema.

*Optical Feedback Cavity Enhanced Absorption Spectroscopy: technology developed and patented by the University Joseph Fourier (France), coupled to a Low Pressure Sampling(100 mbar absolute) developed and patented worldwide by AP2E, for the on-line analysis of different gases. By the end of 2010, after two years of R & D studies, the AP2E ProCeas®was the award recipient of the USA “R & D 100” which rewards the 100 most innovative global technologies of the year.


AquaGas is supporting the global industrial community with high performance environmental and process monitoring systems (Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems, Air Quality Monitoring Systems, Online process analysers, Water Quality Monitoring Systems) specifically designed and built to meet your application requirements.

OFCEAS & Low Pressure Sampling

Continuous Emissions Monitoring and Process Control

Starting in 2012, AP2E launched the industrialisation of the ProCeas® and LaserCEM® product range, the continuous and multigas analysers using OFCEAS* patented laser spectrometry. This analyser range is based on several innovations, providing very high performance in terms of response time (less than a few seconds) and great accuracy of the analyses (wide dynamic range from ppb to %):

OFCEAS, CONTINUOUS INFRA-RED LASER SPECTROSCOPY TECHNOLOGY

The ProCeas® and the LaserCEM® are based on the OFCEAS coupled to a Low Pressure Sampling LPS (100 mbar absolute) developed and patented worldwide by AP2E (France), for the online analysis of several key gases in industrial, environmental and OH&S applications. It provides measurements with a very high spectral resolution in addition to an analysis system with a simplified sampling (no heated line nor treatment of samples) and an interference-free, fast and sensitive analysis, regardless of the matrix of the gas to be analysed.

ProCeas

The OFCEAS technology essentially differs from the CRDS (Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy or Spectroscopy by resonance damping time) technology by its feedback principle: a part of the emitted radiation is returned from the chamber to the laser, enabling the tuning of the laser and the cavity resulting a resonance phenomenon. With a volume of only 15 cm3, the measuring cavity or cell is equipped with mirrors whose reflectivity exceeds 99.99%, providing an optical path between 1 and 10 km (approx. 10 meters in conventional technologies). The immediate consequence of this phenomenon is the identification of very intense absorption peaks with a very narrow spectral width. Given that the source used is a continuous laser, the system presents very high measurement stability: there is no zero drift and no need for new calibrations.

LOW-PRESSURE SAMPLING SYSTEM

The Low Pressure Sampling (LPS) System allows reducing the sample dew point (vapour pressure) to prevent the risk of condensation. The sampling method is achieved by the use of a sonic nozzle which allows reducing the sampling pressure down to 100 mbar. In these conditions the ambient temperature is almost always above the dew point eliminating the risk of condensation.

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  • No Sample heated line required to eliminate condensation: low power consumption, no related ongoing maintenance
  • True Direct Extractive CEMS/Process analyser (no dryer or scrubber)
  • No risk of absorption/desorption typical of high SO2/SO3 application
  • Low pressure accentuate the gas finger print
  • Cost effective multipoint monitoring
  • Standard system comply with ATEX standards

The integrity of the sample is therefore ensured. The very low airflow ensures a verylow response time and a minimal contamination of the system.

OFCEAS Detection limits

All these points enable to both increase the detection sensitivity and  simultaneously reduce the noise, which permits the detection of gases at very low levels of sensitivity (traces of H2S – LOD under 50 ppb, or traces of H2O – under 1 ppm).

ProCeas

Complete pre-calibrated multicomponent (H2S, CO, CO2, H2, H2O, HCl, HCN, HF, N2O, NH3, O2 and CH4) laser Infrared Spectrometer designed for online monitoring of combustion process, natural gas (LNG), pure gas (trace) and ambient air (trace).

 

LaserCEM

The LaserCEM is a complete pre-calibrated multi-component (NO, NO2, NOx, SO2, CO, HCl, CO2, H2O, H2S, NH3, N2O, COS, SO3, CH4, HF) laser Infrared Spectrometer designed for Continuous Emissions Monitoring and compliant to standard EN 15267-3 : 2008 and QAL 1 de EN 14181 . With the announcement of the continuous measurement of SO3 (sulphur trioxide) at the exit of combustion units, AP2E represents the link from an industrial point of view between regulatory measurements (EMC) and optimizing production processes. If SO2 is now properly measured, it does not fully reflect the sulphur emissions from combustion units subject to this requirement. In the presence of oxygen, SO2 does in effect form sulphur trioxide (SO3), a gas that is much more corrosive than SO2. And other chemical phenomena occur, particularly in de-nitrification (DeNOx), which in the presence of ammonia may lead both to an over-consumption of ammonia and to filter blockages. Not measuring SO3 entails the under estimation of sulphur emissions, and also additional maintenance costs and over-consumption of reagents. To have continuous and precise knowledge of the SO2 / SO3 couple enables the operator to choose the controlling conditions for limiting the formation of SO3 and its indirect costs.

*Optical Feedback Cavity Enhanced Absorption Spectroscopy: technology developed and patented by the University Joseph Fourier (France), coupled to a Low Pressure Sampling (100 mbar absolute) developed and patented worldwide by AP2E, for the on-line analysis of different gases. By the end of 2010, after two years of R & D studies, the AP2E ProCeas® was the award recipient of the USA “R & D 100” which rewards the 100 most innovative global technologies of the year.

 


AquaGas is supporting the global industrial community with high performance environmental and process monitoring systems (Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems, Air Quality Monitoring Systems, Online process analysers, Water Quality Monitoring Systems) specifically designed and built to meet your application requirements.

 

Total Organic Carbon (TOC)

 

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TOC Evolution

AquaGas introduces the TOC Evolution from SERES Environnement packed with true technical innovation empowering direct TOC online monitoring.

 

 

TRUE TOC ANALYSIS

The TOC Evolution allows accurate and complete measurement of  Total Organic Carbon featuring simultaneous and direct measurement of various TOC groups including Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), Non-Purgeable Organic Carbons (NPOC) and Total Inorganic Carbons (TIC). In addition it is possible to complete the TOC Evolution water quality monitoring capacities by adding optional parameters Total Phosphorus (TP) and Total Nitrogen (TN) or the correlated Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC)

 

TOC Evolution Measurement principle

 

PRINCIPLE

TOC Evolution measures the pollution load of Organic Carbons (OC) in any type of water by oxidation of the OC in CO2 allowing accurate Non Dispersive Infra Red measurement (NDIR) of the produced CO2 .

Reactor

New SERES patented high performance multifunctional reactor providing powerful and efficient oxidation. Its stripping function enables ultra-fast and optimal transfer of CO2.

Enhanced NDIR detection

Integral optical system for accurate, continuous and online IR measurement.

With a detection limit lower than 0.1 mg/l and fast analysis sequence ( less than 6 minutes), the TOC Evolution suits an unprecedented wide range of applications in the field of Water Quality Monitoring including but not limited to: industrial wastewater, process water and effluents/influents monitoring, Fresh water in water table, sources, drinking water purification and distribution processes, production of pure water such as demineralized, condensate water, steam production…
TOC online monitoring

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Compact full stainless steel field proof enclosure

Intuitive colour touchscreen interface

Quick response time, high precision (+/- 3%) and repeatability (+/- 3%)

User programmable sampling sequences

Low maintenance and operation cost

Cost effective TRUE TOC online monitoring

Broad measuring range from 0-10mg/l to 0-5 g/l

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AT THE HEART OF INNOVATION

SERES environnement is continually implicated in the process of technological innovation. “We constantly re-invest in research and development in order to provide our clients with the most advanced technologies. For SERES, the notion of change is a permanent challenge. We work in partnership and collaboration with French and foreign research centres (such as the CNRS – the French National Centre for Scientific Research), Engineering Colleges and Universities.” SERES environnement makes 60% of its turnover on the export market in more than 35 countries with references in the Oil & Gas, Water treatment, Cement and Glass industry, Energy and large manufacturing companies…

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