The end of the financial year is always a busy period, compounded by the need to complete a comprehensive stock take and a financial audit. Purchase orders were received for water and waste water quality instrumentation for a number of water companies. We have also sold our Proam ammonia technology overseas to an interesting semi-conductor application. Parameters included ammonia, DO, Conductivity and %UVT.
We also needed to complete a FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) for a large walk-in analyser kiosk build comprising eight analytical measurements and automatic sample collection. There are also some exciting new products developments including a new potable water turbidity instrument.
Two more Proams ordered for Semi-conductor application in Taiwan
Our distributer, Atlas Technology of Taiwan, has taken delivery of two Proam ammonia monitors ranged 0-500ppm as N, for a significant waste-water project. The end user is the Innolux Corporation, who manufacture LCD panels of all different sizes and touch-control screen technology. Innolux claim to be the world's leading manufacturer of TFT-LCD displays and supplies many of the world's leading information and consumer electronics manufacturers. The Company also is proud to boast they have a low carbon footprint with a focus on environmental improvement - in 2016 they won a Sustainable Water Management Award for outstanding water management performance, from the Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards scheme.
Wessex Water Purchase Proam ammonia monitor with membrane filtration
Another Proam ammonia monitor was purchased for continuous final effluent ammonia measurement within Wessex Water. The instrument has been supplied with membrane filtration which is typically installed to improve measurement performance and reliability of operation on final effluent applications. The instrumentation is to be installed within a small GRP enclosure by an electrical contractor, working on behalf of Wessex Water.
Wessex Water purchase further Conductivity instrumentation for crude sewage application
Two further conductivity monitors have been purchased from PPM to install at the inlet of a waste water treatment plant. The monitors provide an indication of TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) which is a useful indicator of industrial load entering the works.
Realtech M3000 UVT analyser to be installed for Potable Water application
A Realtech M3000 instrument is to be installed at Southern Water to replace an existing instrument, on a UV disinfection process. The Real M3000 instrument is used to control the lamp intensity of the UV sterilisation process, principally affected by the variation of dissolved organics and turbidity within the water body, to ensure efficient disinfection.
HF Scientific launch new MTOL+ turbidity meter
A new turbidity meter has been launched to replace the existing Microtol instrument. In addition retaining all of the key features of the microtol, the new MTOL+ also offers continuous ultrasonic cleaning, data logging of the measurement and calibration history, (for one year) and USB data transfer as standard.
In addition to progressing a number of engineered system builds, we also received purchase orders for individual loose instrument supply. Wessex Water purchased conductivity instrumentation for inlet monitoring at one of their waste-water treatment works, to detect the trade component. We also supplied turbidity instrumentation to Wessex Water for final effluent monitoring. A local authority placed a purchase order for two UVT systems which will be used to screen private water supplies. Anglian Water purchased another portable, battery powered ammonia monitor, for site investigation which was bespoke engineered by PPM. Our Protoic TOC analyser technology was also supplied to a UK textile application to measure final effluent quality. Additionally, a stringent external safety audit was also completed.
Safe Contractor Status awarded to PPM
PPM has once again demonstrated their commitment to health and safety by passing the stringent Safe Contractor audit. The certificate is valid for the following 12 months. The Safe Contractor scheme considers H&S policy and procedures, management culture, training methods, risk assessments and best practices. Once again, we are pleased to report that we had no reportable accidents for the last 12 months. In addition, all PPM service engineers have completed safety passport training, a separate qualification for the individual.
PPM commissions water quality monitoring system at a UK Waste to Energy facility
PPM engineers attended site to commission a bespoke monitoring system comprising Ammonia, TOC, pH and Temperature measurement, at a waste to energy plant located in the north east of England. The monitoring system had been pre-installed by PPM within a walk-in GRP analyser kiosk, provides continuous measurement of surface water quality at the Ash plant. The instruments automatically notify site of unacceptable ingress of the ash component during periods of high surface water run-off. The water quality data is output to the site's DCS system for control and display, within a central control room.
Anglian Water purchase portable ammonia monitor
Another portable ammonia monitor has been purchased by Anglian Water to allow for the temporary installation at waste water treatment sites, during winter months. The portable instrument will record data to allow Scientists to gain an in depth understanding of the nitrification treatment process especially where continuous measurement is not currently installed. The instrument has been bespoke built by PPM engineers, to allow for battery replacement in the field and simple data downloading to a USB memory stick.
Protoc 300 TOC analyser sold to Scottish textile mill
We have just supplied a Protoc 300 TOC analyser to a waste water treatment provider who have installed one of their treatment plants to a Scottish textile mill. The end customer manufactures woollen garments and uses a range of dyes within the manufacturing process. Since the effluent can contain dye products in the wash water, the Protoc TOC analyser has been installed to provide continuous measurement of the effluent stream. The technology can quickly respond to changing organic concentrations allowing the treatment system to react accordingly. The Protoc analyser system is ranged 0-1,000ppm TOC which is being used to estimate the corresponding COD concentrations of the discharge in real time.
We progressed a large number of engineered system builds in January including a large walk-in analyser kiosk for a Life Science Company and six smaller analyser enclosures for Unilever. ThemoFisher purchased new ammonia and phosphate analysers for a final effluent monitoring project, at one of their manufacturing plants. The instrumentation will be part of an integrated package of water quality instrumentation covering all key measurement parameters. Welsh Water purchased the microtol turbidity instrument for a drinking water application. A commercial bottling plant also purchased a microtol turbidity instrument for their production facility. Wessex Water purchased conductivity instrumentation for inlet monitoring at one of their waste-water treatment works.
Ntron purchase Protoc 300 TOC and Chemitec pH instruments
Our Irish distributor has placed an order for a Protoc 300 TOC analyser for a surface water monitoring project. The instrument will be installed in to a GRP analyser kiosk along with our membrane sample preparation system automated with compressed air cleaning. A Chemitec pH meter has also been purchased and it is intended to integrate a conductivity sensor in to the same multi-parameter instrument, in the near future.
ThermoFisher purchase Proam ammonia and Chemitec phosphate analysers
A separate purchase order has been placed to install new analysers for the measurement of ammonia and phosphate into a large walk-in analyser kiosk, intended for final effluent monitoring and control. The Proam ammonia analyser manufactured by PPM, will provide continuous measurement of ammonia using an ion selective, gas sensing technique. The Chemitec Colortec instrument uses a recognised colorimetric analysis methodology on a regular interval, to report the ortho-phosphate concentration. Both instruments will be connected to a site telemetry system, allowing for real-time control of the treatment process.
Spring water bottling plant installs HF microtol turbidity
A spring water bottling plant located in the Midlands has installed a HF microtol turbidity instrument to provide continuous water quality measurement. The nephlometer continuously measures the borehole water using the recognised light scatter technique to characterise physical water quality, at the point of abstraction. The fast speed of response can therefore immediately identify any event which would impact the quality of the water. On-line measurement with outputs to a control system, can therefore proactively manage the production process. PPM supplied the instrument within days of receiving the enquiry allowing the site contractor to install the instrument immediately for the client.
December proved to be a busy month in the UK but quieter internationally. We delivered a portable battery powered ammonium monitor to Anglian Water which was bespoke engineered by PPM. Training was given to operational Scientists who will use the instrumentation for short term installation at Waste-Water Recyling Centres, to capture trend data pre and post nitrification treatment. Existing portable ammonium monitors were also serviced for an adjoining region so they could be redeployed. A significant purchase order was also received from Affinity Water for turbidity instrumentation. Thames Water purchased a portable turbidity system for spot sample analysis at waste-water treatment works. The Nephlometer is low cost, simple to use and allows for fast and accurate, field assessment of physical water quality.
Affinity Water purchase ten microtol turbidity instruments
Affinity Water use the microtol Turbidity instrument at their Clay Lane water treatment works and neighbouring sites. Ten additional instruments have been purchased and this order follows many years of using the HF microtol technology. The competitively priced instrument is small, compact and simple to operate. The turbidity meter is used throughout key stages of the water treatment process including final treated water to ensure compliance to the Drinking Water Directive.
Six Protoc 300 TOC analysers ordered for Unilever plant
We have received a significant purchase order to deliver six individual water quality monitoring systems to Unilever. The water quality monitoring stations comprise our Protoc 300 TOC analyser which will provide continuous measurement of condensate break-through of for organics. The analysers will be pre-installed within GRP enclosures which are wired and plumbed by PPM engineers before delivery to site. The secondary GRP enclosures will also contain precautionary sample preparation, using a PPM stainless steel cross flow filter, frost protection and lighting.
November is typically a busy month in the UK and this year has not been an exception. We have received purchased orders from both the Water and Industrial sectors. Two Realtech UVT monitors have been supplied to a contractor working for Southern Water to monitor a potable water treatment process. We have received a purchase order for a bespoke build from Anglian Water to provide a portable ammonia monitor. Additionally, we have a significant purchase order from a UK Life Science Company, requiring a turn-key project to monitoring their site effluent discharge. This project will require integration of analytical measurement technology with sample preparation into a large walk-in analyser housing – the work will be completed by PPM engineers, early in the New Year.
Additional UK Protoc TOC sales were made to a speciality chemical manufacturer in Grangemouth and to two petrochemical plants in Middlesborough. UK commissioning included a new ammonia installation within South West Water for final effluent monitoring and a TOC and phosphate trade discharge monitoring system at BMW, Cowley. We also attended Aquatech in Amsterdam which provided an opportunity to meet with Chemitec and Realtech, to discuss new product development. International sales included our Protoc TOC technology used for surface water monitoring and control.
Protoc 300 sales to Warsaw Airport
BP Techem our distributor in Poland has placed an order for another Protoc 300. This TOC analyser is a replacement instrument for Warsaw International Airport. The Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Poland handling between 40-50% of Poland's air passenger traffic. The original Protoc was supplied in 2005 and the operators were keen to have a like-for-like replacement due to the positive experience and ease of use. The Protoc TOC analyser is used to provide continuous water quality measurement of surface water from the hard-standing discharged to a local water course.
Anglian Water purchase portable ammonia monitor
A portable ammonia monitor has been purchased by Anglian Water to allow for the temporary installation at waste water treatment sites, during winter months. The portable instrument will record data to allow Scientists to gain an in depth understanding of the nitrification treatment process especially where continuous measurement is not currently installed. The instrument has been bespoke built by PPM engineers, to allow for battery replacement in the field and simple data downloading to a USB memory stick.
Thermofisher Scientific order bespoke monitoring analyser kiosk from PPM
A significant purchase order for a walk-in analyser kiosk has been received to provide continuous trade effluent monitoring and control. PPM will pre-install a comprehensive suite of analytical technology covering key water quality parameters – nine in total. The kiosk will have wet and dry sections, complete with lighting and frost protection. Membrane sample filtration will be used to prepare sample for analytical measurement which includes our Protoc TOC, Proam ammonia and Chemitec phosphate analysers. In addition to various probe measurements, an automatic refrigerated sampler will also be installed to take representative discrete samples. All the signals from the instrumentation will connect to the site plc system which will control a divert valve to redirect effluent should the instrumentation detect further treatment is required.
At PPM, we appreciate the need for speedy despatch of spare parts to support critical instruments in the field. We have dedicated personnel who manage the stock holding, packing and despatch to destinations around the world. Recently, we received another spares order from the Qatar Fertiliser Company for a Protoc which has now been running for over 20 years. We look forward to continuing support for this instrument for the foreseeable future. Our Protoc analyser technology has been supplied overseas which include water quality monitoring applications in India and China. In the UK, Wessex Water have installed instrumentation to profile a major waste-water treatment facility using key determinants.
Protoc TOC analyser supplied to Indian Refinery
Forbes Marshal of India have secured yet another Protoc TOC order for a refinery application. The instrument will be installed at the HMEL Bhatinda refinery located in the Punjab. The range is 0-20ppm TOC monitoring the cooling water return line for organic contamination. The instrument will be independently inspected and the testing witnessed prior to despatch. The completed and endorsed report will form part of the quality documentation for the client's project.
Protoc 300 TOC analyser supplied to China for river water quality monitoring
Shanghai Source Environmental Instrument Company has placed another order for a Protoc 300 TOC analyser. Ranged 0-20ppm TOC, the application is river water monitoring and will form part of a long-term data collection exercise. The project will establish the changes in the organic loading in the river over an extended period of time.
Wessex Water Commissioning of MLSS, Ammonia, Nitrate & Nitrite analysers
PPM have commissioned instrumentation at Weston -Super-Mare WwTW to continuously measure the treated liquors at this large Somerset waste-water treatment facility. All the signals are connected to the site Scopex system which data records so the Scientists can evaluate and optimise the treatment process. The instrument also provides local trending so operational staff can visualise the data and identify how the biological process is performing.
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