Seven Protoc analysers supplied to China
Shanghai Source our Chinese distributor took delivery of the first two of five Protoc 300 TOC analysers for surface water monitoring with another five to be delivered in January 2008.
French chemical manufacturer purchases an engineered TOC monitoring system
Proanatec our French distributor has placed an order for a Protoc 300 TOC analyser including an engineered analyser kiosk to monitor a waste stream at ICI, C&P France p.a. in the Calais region. The installation is especially gratifying because it replaces an optical device that was reagentless but failed to give acceptable data. This installation is now the second Protoc 300 analyser to be installed at the site.
Hong Kong reports ProAm’s performance
The evaluation of the ProAm ammonia monitor at one of the major treatment works in Hong Kong has now been successfully concluded. The ProAm outperformed the existing on-line technology and correlated very well against the on site laboratory analysis. When the site is upgraded during 2008, the ProAm will be the instrument of choice as it demonstrated with better repeatability, lower detection, provision of both intermittent and continuous measurement and lower cost of ownership.
Nitrite analyser installed on potable water site
A Trescon nitrite analyser has been commissioned to continual analyse treated potable water for the presence of nitrite to ensure compliance to the Water Supply Water Quality Regulations 1989. As part of the disinfection process, ammonia is added following chlorination to form chloramine which has a long residence time preventing biological contamination. The instrument can safeguard against the formation of nitrites, by the oxidation of the ammonia if incorrectly dosed.
Three Valleys water invest in HF turbidity instrumentation
We received an order for a further eight microtol instruments to replace existing instrumentation at the Clay Lane WTW. The site has a significant number of instruments manufactuerd by HF Scientific and used to monitor the physical water quality following treatment.
N-tron place further orders for TOC analysers
We have received an order to supply two Protoc 300 monitors destined for two independant pharmaceutical companies. One of the applications is at an internationally renowned pharmaceutical company to monitor surface water discharge and the other is to monitor effluent discharge from a production area. Both analysers will be installed with Paper Band Filtration systems.
Gerber instruments of Switzerland
Our Swiss distributor has taken delivery of a Protoc 300 with a Paper Band Filter to run extensive tests on behalf of one of the local international airports. The airport intends to monitor discharges to river and the detect and divert system will be modelled on control system employed at Stansted International Airport.
Four DO monitors commissioned with Welsh Water
Four IQ Sensor Net systems have been installed to profile the dissolved oxygen saturation of raw water abstracted from the River Wye at Monmouth. Additional monitors have been installed at Court Farm WTW on the delivery point to the storage reservoir and within a Super Pulsator treatment system. It has been found that the flocculation process can be adversely affected when the DO concentration are too high. Consequently, remedial improvements have extended filter backwash intervals and improved water quality.
Additional Protoc supplied to Kellogg’s at Manchester
A new Protoc TOC analyser has been installed on the inlet to the effluent plant to monitor and smooth organic load entering the effluent treatment facility. This installation compliments an existing analyser commissioned to measure treated effluent quality. Both installation where installed within engineered enclosures that were trailer mounted allowing temporary removal when access was required to service existing plant.
Diagio utilise Protoc technology for waste minimisation
A Protoc TOC analyser system is about to be commissioned to minimise spillages from a bottling plant located in Northern Ireland. The Protoc 300 analyser was selected since the technology has a proven track record for similar applications and equipment certified to MCERTS was specified.
Alcontrol validate two new Labtoc analysers from PPM
The Alcontrol water quality testing laboratory based in Rotherham and owned by Yorkshire Water have purchased two new Labtoc analysers. These instruments both supplied with a 90 place auto-sampler allow automatic batch TOC analysis of both potable and waste-water samples. The water quality analysers were selected because of their simplicity of operation and are being validated before permanent installation at a new purpose built laboratory.
ICI image data upgrade to incorporate WTW turbidity
The IQ Sensor Net system has been installed at ICI to compliment the existing final effluent instrumentation also supplied by PPM. A Visoturb sensor has been installed with an automatic compressed air cleaning system to provide a continuous measurement of suspended solids with information continuously graphed on the Protoc TOC Spyder touch screen.
Three Valleys Water install WTW turbidity
The Clay Lane WTW has installed an IQ Sensor Net system with Visoturb turbidity sensor that has been automated with compressed air cleaning, to monitor the raw water quality prior to treatment.
The fifth Labtoc analyser is delivered to Poland
Pomeko, our polish distributor has supplied another Labtoc TOC analyser to the Department of Sanitisation. The instrumentation which is installed at four different laboratories is used to measure discrete potable water samples for Total Organic Carbon content.
Ntron secure project for Pharmaceutical application
Our Irish distributor has secured an order to measure surface water quality at a pharmaceutical manufacturer based in the SW of Southern Ireland. Two Protoc 300 units with Paper Band filtration will be configured to continuously analyse the surface water discharge to a local stream and also to the local council surface water drainage system.
Blue I Technologies evaluated within Welsh Water
Two independent instruments were installed alongside existing site instrumentation to establish the performance over an extended period of time lasting more than three months. Principally, the colorimetric DPD free chlorine and bufferless amperometric free chlorine measurements with automatic pH and temperature correction were of most interest. However additional sensors were also integrated for assessment. The data must be analysed but initial results are very encouraging.
S.E.Water takes delivery of PPM intake protection monitoring station
We delivered an engineered analyser kiosk containing a ProAm ammonia monitor, dissolved oxygen and oil detection equipment. The instrumentation will be commissioned to continuously analyse abstracted water from the River Thames at the Bray WTW.
Northumbrian Water gives thumbs up to PPM analysers at Bran Sands
Four ProAm ammonia monitors, installed and supported by PPM were installed within an analyser kiosk at the Bran Sands WwTW some four months ago. The instruments continuously monitor the screened influent comprising coke oven liquors discharged by a local steel works. Despite very challenging sample quality, all four ProAm instruments with supporting membrane sample preparation have been praised by Northumbrian Water for their performance during the first four months operation.
Inatech supplies a Protoc 300 to a pesticide manufacturer
Our distributor in Belgium has supplied a Protoc 300 TOC analyser to a major pesticide manufacturer located on the Dutch border who discharges into the River Meuse. The instrument will compliment an existing instrument and will continuous analyse site discharge for water quality.
Southern Water purchase suspended solids instrument for activated sludge
Following a thorough four month evaluation, an IQ system with Visolid MLSS suspended solids sensor has been purchased for an installation at Cowfold WwTW. The Visolid sensor was calibrated using three different concentrations of mixed liquor to establish a representative calibration curve so reliable measurements can be reported through out the measuring range. The previous instrumentation used a single point of calibration which incorrectly assumed a linear relationship that is too simplistic and therefore inaccurate.
Southern Water purchase sludge blanket meter for clarifier
After a two month evaluation period, an ENV100 sludge blanket meter has been purchased for an installation at Testwood WTW. The instrument has been installed to monitor the sludge interface in the clarifier and alarm a rising blanket should this occur. A special sensor was provided to accommodate the low density of solids which is typical in this application.
Two more ProAm ammonia monitors dispatched to China
One of the analyser will be evaluated by the Chinese Environmental Agency to validate the performance of the instrument. The second instrument is actually the first shipment of an order for six analysers which will be installed onto a number of waste-water treatment plants to measure water quality discharge.
N-tron purchase a Protoc 300 TOC analyser for surface water application
Our Irish distributor has taken delivery of a TOC analyser which will be installed on a manufacturing site producing contact lenses. The instrumentation will measure surface water quality which could potentially be affected by the ingress of organic chemicals into the site drainage system.
Premier Foods places further order for TOC instrument
The Wisbech site has placed an order for an effluent monitoring station comprising a Protoc Spyder and Web TOC analyser which is to be integrated into a small analyser kiosk.
Wessex Water orders further ProAm units
The Poole WwTW has placed orders and has already taken part delivery of four more ProAm ammonia monitors to compliment the existing eastern works final effluent monitor. The additional instrumentation will continuously monitor at key positions in-process and also the western works effluent quality.
Bernard Matthews procure phosphate & pH instrumentation
Following on from the successful installation of dual phosphate and pH systems at a sister site in Suffolk, the same instrumentation is to be installed at Great Witchingham to monitor the DAF treatment process. This instrument supply is in addition to the existing DO & MLSS instruments controlling the activated sludge treatment process and the final effluent monitors which are currently installed.
General Impianti purchases Protoc analyser
General Impianti (part of the Loccioni group of companies) specialises in the supply of instrumentation and automation. They have purchased a Protoc 100 TOC analyser to supply to one of their customers needing to regularly assess samples for COD concentration. The instrument has been configured 0-500PPM TOC and features a spot sample valve enabling simple discrete measurement.
Wessex Water commission bespoke portable ammoniacal-nitrogen monitor
A portable IQ Sensor Net system powered from an interchangeable battery pack has been designed for Wessex Water. This system will allow the latest process measurement technology to be temporarily installed at any location requiring detailed analysis. The VARiON sensor technology was chosen to incorporate dynamic compensation for potassium and provide the future option to include additional nitrate determination. The 2020 XT controller system allows for the simple removal of the display/interface to reduce power consumption extending battery life and time between visits. Data is automatically stored at a selectable interval so it can be graphed in the field or downloading to the Scientist’s PC for more detailed reporting.
Isa Mannai takes delivery of four TOC analysers to supply Sabic, Yanpet
Four ProToc 300 analysers have been delivered to our distributor Isa Mannai in Saudi Arabia. The analysers are to be integrated into purged kiosks by our distributor to comply with a Zone 2 requirement at the Sabic Petrochemical Plant located in Yanpet. Three analysers are measuring condensate 0-100PPM TOC and one is measuring waste-water 0-2,000PPM TOC.
Two Protoc 300 TOC analyser supplied through Inatech, Belgium
Two instruments measuring total organic carbon have been supplied to our local distributor in Belgium to continuously report river water quality. These instruments replaced existing instrumentation and were procured by the Belgium Government.
Protoc TL for a pharmaceutical application in Southern Ireland
N-tron, our Southern Ireland distributor secured an order for ProtocTL (trace level) destined for a pharmaceutical application to continuously measure 0-500PPB according to the USP directive.
N-tron supply Protoc micro-Spyder and Web
After 12 years of service the existing Protoc TOC analyser was replaced at Bushmills. The instrument is used to ensure the quality of abstracted water.
Corus at Scunthorpe purchase another ProAm ammonia monitor
A fourth ProAm analyser has been supplied to Corus at Scunthorpe to measure waste- water quality confirming the superior reliability that the design affords.
Protoc commissioned at GSK at Tonbridge
PPM commissioned a further instrument for the GSK group this month. The Protoc 300 TOC analyser has been installed to report effluent quality at the Tonbridge manufacturing site.
Panipat Refinery North of Deli, India
The final commissioning and acceptance testing was undertaken on three Protoc 300 TOC analyser measuring treated refinery waste water. The project was handled through Forbes Marshall, India who were delighted with the performance of our instrument and have subsequently signed an exclusive OEM agreement for the supply of similar to other projects within India.
Welsh Water install PPM process instrumentation
PPM attended site this month to commission the instrumentation supplied as part of an upgrade to the Cross Hands WwTW. Two S182 systems each with sensors for Dissolved Oxygen and MLSS have been fitted to control two parallel aeration lanes. An ammolyt ammonium monitor was also fitted to report the quality of final effluent and additionally two sludge blanket monitors were installed to monitor and control two independent clarifiers.
New Optical Dissolved Oxygen sensor technology
The new 700 IQ FDO is the culmination of several years of R&D by WTW who are confident that it offers unrivalled Dissolved Oxygen measurement performance. The sensor uses a new patented methodology. It combines various technologies; a florescence measurement with equal path reference along with a unique, pre-formed membrane that is treated with a special dye. The membrane cap is also micro-chipped holding the factory calibration data that defines the performance of each individual membrane. When a new membrane is fitted the calibration data is digitally uploaded so on-site calibration can be avoided. Furthermore, the selection of a “soft green light” source has minimised the aging process of the dye coated membrane thus stabilising calibration and improving reliability. Consequently the new sensor technology offers superior accuracy, stability and most importantly the least maintenance possible. WTW are very confident indeed, offering a 24 months performance guarantee from the date of supply for the replaceable membrane cap.
The 700 IQ FDO sensor can be simply integrated into the IQ Sensor Net system accommodating multiple sensor connection and a wide range of parameters. FDO Literature (.pdf, 600Kb)
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