March 2021 News
With UK COVID lockdown restrictions still in place and large project work reduced, PPM’s site activities have predominantly been associated with preventative maintenance of existing installations.
One exception has been to recondition a number of bespoke, mobile analytical systems previously supplied to United Utilities receiving industrial effluent which can affect the biological treatment process. The trailer mounted instruments can be quickly deployed to provide continuous water quality analysis of the key measurement parameters. At the inlet to one treatment site pH, ammonia and TOC is continuously measured and at another, phosphate is continually performed. Product sales have included portable UVT instruments supplied for validating on-line UV treatment systems installed at potable water production sites.
Additionally, Wessex Water have purchased four Proam ammonia monitors pre-mounted within secondary enclosures to measure the ammonia in liquors, to enable real time control of the nitrification process. We have also supplied turbidity instrumentation for final effluent compliance measurement.
Internationally, we have supported the site servicing of a Protoc TOC analyser installed more than 12 years ago at a Portuguese PTA manufacturing plant. Despite the analyser’s age, it was reassuring to see the instrument had been well looked after and was in very good condition. With the benefit of virtual guidance using WhatsApp, the site was able to complete the servicing required to clear the fault and optimise the analyser. Forbes Marshal our distributer for India has placed an order for a Protoc 300 which is part of a refinery project, to measure condensate/cooling water. Ranged 0-10ppm TOC, the Protoc will be housed in a purged enclosure with air-conditioning and a sample system fabricated by the Forbes Marshall Steam Water and Gas (SWAS) team.
February 2021 News
Although the UK lockdown restrictions are still in place, we continue to provide service support to our existing customers and commission a new installation for Northumbrian Water. Additionally, we have received a purchase order for our Proam ammonia monitoring technology for a final effluent monitoring application within Severn Trent Water.
Wessex Water has placed orders for replacement instrumentation covering continuous turbidity and conductivity measurement. A paint manufacturer has purchased another dual pH monitoring system and we have sold a UV254nm instrument to a waste water treatment specialist to allow them to perform bench top discrete sample analysis, to support a trial installation.
Our Irish distributor has purchased our Protoc TOC analyser ranged 0-100 PPM with membrane filtration sample preparation and automatic compressed air cleaning, for a new installation in Eire. We are also pleased to report that we have also received our SafeContractor certification following another year of exemplary performance.
January 2021 News
With UK COVID lockdown restrictions still in place, these measures continue to subdue typical business activity. Despite these imposed restrictions, PPM has been busy attending various installations, providing preventative and reactive service support to our UK customer base. New sales opportunities have also been realised with sales of instrumentation to a number of our existing customers.
In the UK we have received purchase orders from Wessex Water for replacement instrumentation and a Proam ammonia monitor has also been procured for installation within Anglian Water.
Additionally, a major water utility in the north of UK has purchased a number of UV254nm instruments for discrete sample measurement across their water treatment sites - having already purchased a portable system more than ten years previous. We have also supplied the latest digital trace DO measurement to a UK power generation plant using our instrumentation to continuously monitor their boiler water, to ensure dissolved oxygen is efficiently scavenged by chemical addition.
Internationally, two Protoc 300 TOC analysers have been ordered by our Polish distributer - BP Techem for a waste water monitoring project at a large refinery. The instruments were ranged 0-500ppm and 0-2,000ppm complete with our Band Filter sample preparation system. Ntron our Irish distributor procured a Protoc 300 TOC analyser ranged 0-500 PPM with membrane filtration.
For further information on how PPM can support your instrumentation requirement please contact:
Pollution & Process Monitoring Ltd
Tel: 01732 882044
Fax: 01732 780190