October 2019 News
October proved to be a buoyant month for new purchase orders and bespoke builds. Wessex Water purchased a turbidity monitoring system for final effluent monitoring; DO optical sensor technology for aeration monitoring & control and our Protoc 300 TOC analyser for final effluent organic loading. South East Water purchased eight flow through nephlometers for potable turbidity compliance measurement. Turbidity monitoring was also supplied to a Paper Mill in Gloucester. A major car manufacturing plant in Derbyshire also purchase two OFD oil on water detection systems, to protect their surface water quality.
We also commissioned a new intake protection system for Essex & Suffolk Water. Three Protoc TOC analyser kiosk builds were started for Southend Airport, to support their surface water monitoring and control improvements. International sales include a Proam ammonia monitor supplied to our Taiwanese distributor. Additionally, our Irish distributor secured a large purchase order for the supply of our instrumentation on a surface water discharge application, at a distillery in Northern Ireland.
Essex & Suffolk Water Intake Protection System
A new water quality monitoring system was installed and commissioned at Barsham WTW to provide continuous intake protection, for water pumped from the River Waveney. The instrumentation comprised a multi-parameter digital controller with turbidity sensor which was pre-installed onto a PVC back-panel with Unistrut supports, to enable simplified site installation.
Additionally, a sample break-tank complete with sample degassing incorporated high and low flow utility alarm conditions. All the process signals were wired to an intermediate signals marshalling box, for connection to the site telemetry system. PPM attended site to commission the instrument panel and provide training to operational staff.
South East Water purchase eight HF Scientific turbimeters
South East Water have purchased eight flow through nephlometers for potable turbidity compliance measurement including the MTOL+ incorporating the latest measurement technology from by HF Scientific. The MTOL+ is built on the same measurement platform as the former microtol model which has proven to be a reliable flow through instrument, for raw and treated water applications. New features such as continuous ultrasonic cleaning of the measurement cuvette, graphical display and data logging complement the ergonomic design. The integral USB allows both data transfer and the possibility to upload new software to the instrument. The instrument calibration will still be maintained using the Primetime primary calibration polymer set which includes a 0.02NTU test point. Operators have always provided very positive feedback on the simplicity and speed of the calibration procedure especially since a single set of calibration standards may be used on multiple instruments.
Ntron secures important purchase order for Protoc TOC and OFD oil detection systems
Our Irish distributor has secured a significant purchase order for two Protoc Spyders with a Web controller-display touch screen, to continuously measure a new discharge from a major distillery, currently using our Protoc technology. The quality of the surface water will be continuously measured for organic load before it is discharged back to the local water course. Duplication of measurement has been selected to ensure that even during the analyser’s automatic calibration and cleaning routines, a second analyser is available for continuous analysis, to provide the optimum measurement capability. Additionally, two OFD oil on water detection systems have been procured to measure the same discharge point, for the presence of an immiscible component.
September 2019 News
September continues to be very busy in the UK. Purchase orders include ammonia measurement within Anglian Water, Wessex Water and United Utilities. Various sewage inlet applications were fulfilled with measurements of redox to infer septicity; conductivity for saline intrusion; pH for variations from non-compliant traders in addition to dissolved oxygen for aeration control and turbidity measurement for final effluent applications.
We also supplied a bespoke measurement system to a large food production plant preparing frozen products, to measure suspended solids on a trade discharge which will replace a rival system which has proved unreliable. System builds include a surface water monitoring analyser kiosk for Manchester Airport Group. We have also been busy with an ISO 9001:2015 quality standard audit which is required on a regular basis to ensure that we apply rigorous manufacturing standards to ensure a consistently high quality of manufactured product.
Manchester Airport Group (MAG) places further order for Protoc TOC analyser kiosk
Manchester Airport Group (MAG) has placed a number of significant purchase orders for the supply of water quality instrumentation over the last few years. The most recent, is a bespoke analyser kiosk to provide continuous surface water quality measurement at the new Terminal Two Apron. We have pre-installed our Protoc 300 TOC analyser with Paper Band filtration into a large walk-in analyser kiosk measuring 4.0m x 2.5m. The sample acquisition pump complete with automatic compressed air cleaning, lighting and frost protection has been pre-installed by PPM prior to delivery to site.
The kiosk also has an internal partition so additional flow metring and control panels may be installed on site by others. The total number of Protoc TOC analysers currently installed at strategic locations across the Airport is eight and this latest addition will make nine.
Trade compliance measurement at Suffolk food processing plant
A new digital water quality measurement platform has been supplied to a leading frozen food producer located in Suffolk for trade compliance measurement. Initially, a single sensor for continuous turbidity measurement to infer suspended solids has been procured and installed for off-line measurement within a sample break tank, taking a bypass feed of the trade discharge. In-situ measurement was not possible because of the amount of entrained air which causes measurement interference. The instrument and the sample break tank (with sample degassing facility) have spare capacity to integrate additional probes measurements, such as pH should they be needed at a later date, when the existing instrumentation may need replacement.
ISO9001:2015 annual audit successfully completed
We are pleased to report that our annual quality audit has been completed with good feedback from the inspector. The audit summary concludes that the audit objectives were met in accordance with the audit plan. There were no deviations from the audit plan. The management system was evaluated with respect that it is continually meeting its specified objectives. The overall quality system Pollution & Process Monitoring Ltd found to be well documented and well implemented with respect to ISO 9001:2015 and good amount of compliance was observed.
August 2019 News
August was a surprisingly busy month for domestic purchase orders and new projects builds. Within the UK we received purchase orders for our Proam ammonia monitor for a continuous final effluent monitoring application within Anglian Water; a semi-portable Proam ammonia for final effluent monitoring within Wessex Water; continuous pH measurement at the head of the waste water treatment works within Wessex Water and for turbidity monitoring of an intake within Essex & Suffolk Water.
Additionally, a large RAF base has placed an order for replacement Dissolved Oxygen instrumentation. We also wanted to complete our annual customer survey to provide important feedback on our performance required as part of annual ISO9001:2015 quality standard audit, scheduled for September.
Excellent feedback from our ISO9001:2015 customer questionnaire survey
In preparation for our ISO9001:2015 annual audit, we conducted a comprehensive customer survey. We asked customers who had procured instrumentation from us during the past twelve months, for their feedback on all aspects of their experience. We received very positive responses across all categories which included product supply, servicing and technical support. In particular, our customer support and technical knowledge was detailed as one of our strengths. Our customers advised they were 100% satisfied with the overall performance provided. Many categorised their experience as totally satisfied. We also scored extremely highly when compared to the service provided by our competitors, reinforcing our position in the market as a leading manufacturer and supplier of water quality instrumentation.
Wessex Water purchases a semi-portable Proam ammonia monitor
We have pre-installed a Proam ammonia analyser within a GRP enclosure complete with frost protection for installation at Langport WRC to monitor final effluent quality.
The analyser will use membrane filtration which is directly mounted within the effluent chamber, to prepare sample for analysis.
The analytical measurement will provide a more precise measurement than a direct probe technology which is currently installed and provide daily automatic calibration to verify the measurement system. The sample acquisition, reagent, calibration solutions and cleaning acid are all contained within the secondary enclosure which is mounted on a Unistrut frame, allowing for simplified installation.
July 2019 News
July has been an exceptionally busy month for new prospects, contract service work, purchase orders and bespoke instrumentation builds. Significant purchase orders include three bespoke surface water monitoring analyser kiosks comprising our Protoc TOC analyser for London Southend Airport. Furthermore, we have supplied four final effluent - turbidity monitoring applications within Wessex Water, in addition to completing a bespoke build comprising two Proam ammonia monitors and a turbidity system for final effluent compliance measurement.
A large northern UK Brewery has also placed a further purchase order for a Protoc 300 TOC analyser to compliment the Protoc instrumentation already installed across the site. Internationally, we have supplied our Protoc TOC analysers for two Indian petrochemical applications.
Wessex Water Final Effluent Monitoring System
The most recent bespoke analyser kiosk build has recently been completed for a project in Wessex Water. Our Proam ammonia monitors with membrane filtration have been pre-installed within a GRP enclosure with turbidity measurement receiving a pumped final effluent sample. A flow switch has been integrated to also provide an alarm for loss of sample supply. The enclosure also includes frost protection, LED lighting, individual fused spurs, forced ventilation, and preformed rigid pipework simplifying site installation.
The inclusion of a common signals box has allowed for a single armoured cable to be terminated, to transmit all analogue and digital signals. The monitoring system will be delivered to an appointed installation contractor who will connect services, prior to PPM commissioning & training visit.
Protoc 300 TOC analyser installation at large UK Brewery
Another Protoc 300 TOC monitor has been installed on a new fermentation process at a large Northern UK Brewery. This is a further addition to the existing TOC monitors also supplied by PPM that are monitoring a number of other locations across the site. These water quality monitoring stations give continuous feedback on organic load from each production area which has greatly helped the Brewery with cost reduction and their improvement strategy.
Two refinery projects secured for Protoc TOC analysers in India
We have received an order for two Protoc TOC analysers from our Indian Distributer who continues to secure regular orders within the petrochemical industries.
The end users for these purchase orders are the Indian Oil Company Limited (IOCL) for a refinery located in the very north of the county and Bharat Petroleum Company Limited (BPCL) for a refinery in the south west of India.
Domestic sales included our Proam ammonia monitors supplied to both Anglian Water and Severn Trent Water, for final effluent, compliance monitoring applications. Wessex Water additionally purchased pH and dissolved oxygen instrumentation for process control at Water Recycling facilities. A number of dissolved oxygen systems have also been supplied to a waste water treatment facility, at a large UK military base. Commissioning included a new installation at Northumbrian Water, for monitoring final effluent turbidity at a site which has very low outfall flows and the first of four Proam installations supplied to Anglian Water also for final effluent monitoring. An Irish research facility has placed an order for a RAMSES sensor, manufactured by TriOS. Internationally, we have supplied our Protoc TOC analyser technology to two petrochemical projects in India to provide continuous water quality measurement.
Proam Ammonia monitors supplied for final effluent monitoring
Two Proam ammonia monitors have been supplied to Anglian Water and Severn Trent Water, to provide continuous measurement of final effluent quality. Both Companies now have a significant number of Proam ammonia monitors installed, having witnessed the reliable operation for final effluent compliance measurement.
Final effluent typically contains a combination of suspended solids and biological that may cause fouling, growth and blockage within analytical instrumentation, affecting measurement reliability. The Proam has been specially designed with large diameter internal tubing and pinch valve technology, to allow the free passage of waste water samples of this difficult nature. When coupled with automatic chemical cleaning to reduce maintenance and keep the instrument operational, the instrument can remain on-line even during challenging conditions, to report data when most needed.
Another bespoke low flow turbidity monitoring system commissioned
We have supplied and commissioned another bespoke final effluent monitoring system within the waste water sector. The system was pre-engineered into a compact GRP enclosure and comprised a sampling system suitable for low or intermittent sample flows delivering sample to a flow through turbidity set up, complete with automatic compressed air cleaning. The cleaning system is integrated to remove biological fouling and prevent blockage within the sample transfer line. Handover training was also provided to a number of operational staff to advise them on correct maintenance and functionality of the measurement system.
Protoc 300 TOC analysers supplied to two Indian petrochemical applications
Our distributor in India, Forbes Marshall continues to secure important business within the petrochemical and refinery industries. Two Protoc TOC instruments have been shipped both having the final testing independently witnessed by Lloyds Register. The end users will be Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) at the Mumbai Refinery and Assam Petrochemicals, located in the very north east of India.
Domestic sales have been very buoyant this May. Anglian Water has placed additional purchase orders for final effluent ammonia monitoring at three sites, Wessex Water have procured four final effluent turbidity systems and United Utilities has also purchased a low flow - bespoke turbidity monitoring system.
Additionally, we have supplied our Protoc TOC analyser technology to Birmingham Airport and we have received purchase orders for trace DO measurement for use within a UK particle accelerator, turbidity monitoring at a Scottish sea farm pilot treatment plant and dissolved oxygen measurement at a major UK Diary. Internationally, we have supplied three Protoc TOC analysers ranged 0-10 PPM to India and a portable turbidity monitoring system to Indonesia.
Final effluent ammonia monitoring system delivered to Anglian Water
Three additional final effluent ammonia monitors, using the Proam ammonia technology have been purchased for AWS Louth, Ulceby and North Somercoates WwTW. The bespoke build for Louth WwTW was completed ahead of schedule and delivered to site within 4 weeks of receiving the purchase order.
The analysers complete with frost protection and preformed pipework, were pre-installed within a GRP enclosure. A second GRP enclosure has been provided with the membrane filtration and sample acquisition system to also be mounted on another Unistrut frame, fabricated by PPM. The M&E contractor will complete the site installation work to subsequently allow PPM to commission the instrumentation.
Birmingham Airport install four new Protoc 300 TOC Analysers
Four new Protoc 300 TOC analysers have been supplied to Birmingham Airport, to replace three existing Protoc TOC instruments, supplied around 12 years ago and one old BOD monitor. The decision to place the repeat order with PPM was heavily influenced by the service support provided over the past 12 years, contributing to reliable operation of the instruments.
The Protoc TOC monitors are linked to penstock valves which allow BIA to take prompt action in the event of any changes to the quality of the surface water run-off. Should the instruments detect the presence of glycol or other organic contaminants, flows can be diverted to sewer. Conversely, when the water quality meets the stringent standard, surface water flows can be returned to the local water course, greatly reducing discharge costs.
United Utilities places order for bespoke turbidity monitoring system
Another engineered Turbidity system has been ordered by United Utilities and will be commissioned early next month. The specially engineered system allows reliable Turbidity measurement at the smallest of waste water treatment plants which only have minimal or intermittent effluent discharge (without creating any false alarms or instrument fail conditions).
There are a number of these bespoke systems now installed in several of the major Water Companies and feedback on the performance, has been very good.
April this year has continued to be a very busy month for domestic and international sales. New orders included several key projects within Wessex Water. Our Proam has been supplied for final effluent water quality measurement and pH / Turbidity instrumentation has been purchased for a large membrane filtration waste water treatment facility.
We have also supplied suspended solids measurement to a UK winery for process control and our Protoc TOC analyser technology to a UK Refinery. Internationally four Protoc TOC analysers have been supplied to India for a petrochemical condensate return application.
Protoc trade effluent water quality monitoring
A large refinery in the North East UK, has replaced their fifteen year old Protoc TOC analyser, with a new mcerts Protoc 300 instrument. The dedicated GRP kiosk that housed the old analyser, was still in good condition which made the replacement straight forward. The majority of the supporting facilities were already in place so it was a simple transition from old to new with minimal down-time. The output signals were transferred to the new system in less than one hour, so there was very little disruption and continued protection to site effluent quality, thanks to the PPM’s engineers fast and efficient site work.
Final effluent monitoring kiosk order for Wessex Water
A purchase order has been placed for duplex ammonia measurement using the Proam ammonia analyser technology with membrane sample preparation, as part of a treatment upgrade at Thingley WRC. The water quality monitors including turbidity analysis, will provide continuous effluent quality measurement. The instrumentation will be housed in a large GRP enclosure equipped with internal and external lighting, frost protection and preformed sample pipework. The pre-installation will be provided by PPM to an agreed layout which will minimise time on site, during the construction phase of the project. PPM will also attend site to commission the monitoring system and provide training to operational staff.
Final effluent ammonia monitoring system delivered to Anglian Water
The first in a series of final effluent ammonia monitors, using the Proam ammonia technology was delivered to AWS Kibworth, located in Leicestershire. The analysers complete with frost protection and preformed pipework, were pre-installed within a GRP enclosure. A second GRP enclosure has been provided with the membrane filtration and sample acquisition system to also be mounted on another Unistrut frame, fabricated by PPM. The M&E contractor will complete the site installation work to subsequently allow PPM to commission the instrumentation.
Another Four Protoc TOC instruments supplied to Indian Oil Corporation
The latest build of four Protoc TOC analysers for our Indian distributor Forbes Marshal, has been despatched for the Bongaigaon Refinery. Located in the Assam area of India, the Bongaigaon Refinery is part of the Indian Oil Corporation. The Protoc instruments are ranged 0-10ppm TOC and will be installed for condensate return monitoring, on a cooling water application within the Refinery. This latest purchase order, brings the total supplied this year to the Indian Oil Corporation, to 23 Protoc instruments.
Domestically, there were many new purchase orders to keep us busy throughout March in addition to the previous month's bespoke analyser kiosks currently being progressed. Various Severn Trent Water projects required a number of Proam ammonia monitors for final effluent water quality measurement. Wessex Water purchased final effluent turbidity instrumentation. Birmingham Airport have purchased replacement Protoc TOC instruments.
International Food and Flavours (IFF) procured a walk-in analyser kiosk to be equipped with our Proam analyser configured for chloride measurement with membrane sample preparation. Internationally our distributor for India has secured a refinery project requiring multiple Protoc TOC analysers. Additionally, we have supplied a Protoc TOC analyser complete with a pH and conductivity monitor to our Irish distributor for a project requiring surface water quality measurement.
Four Protoc TOC analysers procured for Birmingham Airport
PPM has recently been awarded a tender contract with Birmingham Airport to supply four new Protoc 300 TOC water quality monitors. These new instruments will replace the existing TOC analysers previously supplied by PPM some fifteen years ago. The instruments will continue to provide continuous water quality measurement and control of surface water runoff from the hard standing.
The existing engineered kiosks, originally supplied by PPM are still in good condition, so do not need to be replaced. This contract covers the supply of the new MCERTS Protoc 300 TOC model, keeping disruption to site monitoring to a minimum. The PPM service team will continue to give after sales service and maintenance support, along with on-site training for the new monitors to Birmingham Airport staff.
International Food and Flavours (IFF) Chloride monitoring application
Following a recent evaluation of the ion selective technology, IFF have placed a purchase order for a continuous final effluent monitoring station. The decision to install continuous real time measurement was taken to enable a more proactive approach to the waste water treatment process.
The Proam analyser configured for chloride measurement, will be installed along with membrane sample preparation into a walk-in analyser kiosk. The instrument will continuously monitor final effluent water quality on the trade discharge. An automatic two-point calibration will be used on a daily interval, to maintain the operational performance of the instrument and to validate measurements. To date, automatic sample collection and laboratory analysis has been used to provide compliance data but this approach does not lend itself to real time control.
Haldia Refinery selects Protoc TOC analyser technology from PPM
The next build of Protoc TOC analysers is underway for our Indian Distributer, Forbes Marshall. Four Protoc analysers have been purchased for the Haldia Refinery; one instrument will have the testing witnessed by an independent inspector from Lloyds Register.
The paperwork from the other tests, will also be verified for the client’s documentation portfolio.
Three instruments are ranged 0-10ppm TOC for condensate return monitoring and one ranged 0-20ppm TOC for a cooling water application within the Refinery.
Production has continued to be very busy during February with many analyser and system builds in progress. Anglian Water has procured a system build comprising the Proam ammonia monitor for Kibworth WRC, to monitor final effluent quality. Wessex Water has purchased final effluent turbidity and inlet pH water quality measurement systems. A Proam final effluent water quality analyser has been purchased for Severn Trent Water, Ashley WwTW. We have built a bespoke water quality monitoring station for a UK water treatment works.
Our Irish distributor has placed two further orders for our Protoc TOC analyser, one of which also included pH, conductivity and turbidity measurement of surface water quality. A system build comprising our Protoc TOC analyser with Paper Band Filtration including pre-installation into a GRP analyser kiosk, was progressed for a UK biofuels manufacturing plant. Internationally, sales have included Protoc analysers sold to Belgium for a life science application and to Korea for effluent monitoring, at a fine chemical manufacturer.
A new intake monitoring station was installed and commissioned in the North East this month
PPM supplied another water quality monitoring system, to analyse abstracted water quality, at a NE Water Treatment Works. Whilst similar in design to previous installation, this system also incorporated remotes communication over the Ethernet protocol, specifically requested by the client. The instrumentation consists of pH, Temperature, D.O., Conductivity & Turbidity sensor technology plus a colour monitor, supplied by a third party. All these parameters have been integrated into a bespoke sample flow through configuration, purposely designed for ease of maintenance and fast response.
This instrument package was assembled on a purpose built, PVC panel to simplifying the site installation process within an existing GRP kiosk. A number of similar water quality monitoring systems, supplied by PPM are now operational across the Water Company’s catchment. The client has expressed a high level of confidence in the results and commented on the reliable operational performance of the PPM design.
Protoc TOC sold to Belgium life science company
Inatech our Belgium distributer, has placed an order for a Protoc 300 TOC analyser for their client, a leading life science company producing crop protection products. The Protoc instrument ranged 0-300ppm TOC, will be monitoring a waste water stream detecting product spillages. This instrument is to replace a current Protoc instrument which is now over 10 years old and compliments another Protoc analyser measuring a different waste water stream.
Korean fine chemical manufacturer purchases Protoc TOC system
Our distributer Dong Moon ENT Co. Ltd of Korea has secured another purchase order for a Protoc 300 TOC analyser ranged 0-400ppm. Complete with an automatic wash option, the instrument is to be used by a leading chemical manufacturing company monitoring TOC load entering the main wastewater treatment plant. The end user supplies fine chemicals to the Korean and Chinese semiconductor manufacturers and has recently invested in new wastewater treatment facilities.
January is typically a busy month and this year it has been as busy as ever. We received a number of domestic purchase orders for our Proam ammonia monitor. Severn Trent Water will use the Proam analyser to monitor final effluent quality. Wessex Water have procured the Proam technology including pre-installation into weather proof GRP kiosks, to profile a waste water treatment facility. Analyser kiosk builds also included a Protoc TOC monitoring system purchased for a new terminal facility at Manchester International Airport.
e also built, delivered and commissioned a new Protoc TOC surface water monitoring kiosk, for a large UK gas storage facility. Overseas, we received a purchase order for eight Protoc TOC instruments for India.
Wessex Water place order for three Proam ammonia analyser kiosks
Wessex Water have placed a significant purchase order with PPM to pre-engineer three water quality monitoring analyser kiosks, for the site at Charlton Horethorne WRC. The walkin analyser kiosks will be positioned at three separate locations across the works; at the inlet, at a siphon chamber and at the final effluent locations. The continuous measurement across the site will allows scientists to better understand the treatment process to optimise final effluent quality. Each analyser kiosk will be equipped with lighting, frost protection heating during winter and forced ventilation during summer. The instrumentation and membrane filtration will be pre-installed along with the associated sample pipework, to simplify the site installation.
Protoc TOC analyser kiosk for Manchester International Airport new terminal
Manchester International Airport is currently under taking a £1bn transformation programme, to expand their facilities and provide passengers with the best possible experience. The expansion includes an environmental investment in an additional water quality monitoring system engineered by PPM.
The surface water quality monitoring kiosk has been purchased for the new Terminal Two facility and will be located airside, to monitor surface water runoff at a divert chamber. A similar configuration, to all the other proven installations, comprising our Paper Band sample preparation and a submersible sample pump, will be used to present sample for continuous analysis by the Protoc TOC analyser technology.
Protoc TOC monitoring kiosk commissioned at a UK gas storage plant
A large gas storage facility based in the east of the UK, has purchased a new Protoc TOC analyser kiosk from PPM to monitor surface water quality. The Protoc Spyder and Web system will provide continuous water quality measurement on two surface water streams before they converge at a common discharge to river. The Spyder and Web analyser system will automatically alternative between the two sample streams to ensure water quality is not affected by hydrocarbon ingress. Results are constantly output and locally displayed on the touch screen, providing graphical trending and interaction with the analyser section.
Nine Protoc TOC instruments purchased for Gujrat Refinery project in India
A build of nine Protoc 300 TOC instruments is underway this month and will be destined for the Gujrat Refinery in the west of India. The Gujrat Refinery, owned by the Indian Oil Corporation is their second largest. Our distributer Forbes Marshall, is working closely with a local engineering company who are managing the expansion project. The instruments are ranged 0-10ppm TOC and will be continuously monitoring condensate return for organic ingress. The instruments benefit from an automatic cleaning option which once a day injects a wash solution into the analyser preventing a build-up of contamination that may otherwise affect the performance of the instrumentation.
Domestically within the UK, we have supplied our Proam ammonia monitor for installation within Severn Trent Water for both a potable water - intake protection application and also for a final effluent compliance monitoring requirement.
A Proam ammonia monitor was also supplied to Anglian Water for final effluent monitoring and we also fulfilled a final effluent ammonia monitoring application within Wessex Water. We have also received a significant purchase order from a large UK brewery, to provide another TOC monitoring system installed within an engineered analyser enclosure. Our Proam technology has also been sold overseas to monitor at a textile mill and six Protoc TOC analysers have been sold to India for a refinery application.
Protoc TOC analyser package sold to UK brewery
A large brewery in the North East has ordered a Protoc 300 TOC analyser and fully engineered analyser kiosk, to monitor waste water from a new fermentation process plant currently being built on site. This new installation will complement the other Protoc TOC systems already installed, providing improved plant control and compliance on the waste water discharge. The monitoring system includes sample preparation and a bespoke sample delivery system with compressed air back purging. This configuration will minimise the risk of sample line blockage, to maintain a reliable sample supply for continuous analysis.
Proam ammonia monitor sold to textile plant in Taiwan
Our Taiwanese distributer, Atlas Technology has ordered a Proam ammonia monitor for the Formosa Taffeta Co., Ltd. (FTC). The FTC head office in Taipei, has organised the purchase of the Proam for a textile production plant for their subsidiary, Formosa Taffeta Vietnam CO., LTD. This instrument will be located on the waste water treatment plant before discharge in to a local water course.
Six Protoc TOC analsyers sold to India for refinery project
Forbes marshal have placed an order for 6 Protoc TOC analysers destined for the Panipat Refinery located north of Delhi. The instruments will be integrated into a monitoring system for condensate return checking the quality of the water in order to protect the boilers from organic contamination.
November is a busy month domestically, for new purchase orders and system builds. We received purchase orders form a number of UK water companies and from the industrial sector. Our Proam ammonia monitor has been sold for potable water intake protection, ammonia and nitrate technology has been supplied for waste water process control and conductivity instrumentation installed for inlet monitoring at various waste water inlets. Commissioning of two new Proam ammonia monitors, pre and post tertiary treatment at Wessex Water Trowbridge WwTW also took place. The WWEM exhibition was attended allowing some important face to face discussions with key customers. Meetings included our new Beijing distributor who has just taken delivery of a Proam ammonia analyser for a water monitoring project. The meetings allowed a good transfer of application and product knowledge.
TriOS Nitrate monitors purchased for ground water research project
Two TriOS nitrate monitors have been purchased for a research project in the UK Cotswolds, to monitor ground water quality. The probe technology equipped with automatic cleaning, will be installed within various boreholes to provide continuous water quality measurement data affected by agricultural activity. The sensors use a reagent-less UV absorption principle with automatic correction for dissolved organics, turbidity and temperature. The monitoring system will be powered a 12VDC battery charged by solar panels and remote data access will also be employed, to minimise site attendance.
South West Water purchase ammonia & nitrate measurement system for waste water process control
South West Water has purchased a continuous ammonia and nitrate measurement system as part of a treatment upgrade to an existing waste water recycling facility. The instrumentation will be used within the liquor basin to provide real time process control. Automatic cleaning is integrated to maintain the condition of the sensors and minimise biological fouling. Provision has been made for the integration of two more measurements, should they be required at a future date.
UK Fertiliser manufacturer purchases ammonia, nitrate and pH instrumentation
PPM received a significant purchase order from a large UK fertiliser manufacturer and completed the assembly of a new water quality monitoring system The instrumentation will provide continuous measurement on three key sample streams to report ammonia, nitrate and pH. The sensors will be mounted in three separate sample break-tanks receiving pumped sample flows. All the sensors communicate to a central controller providing local display, user interfacing and outputs to the site telemetry system.
Domestic sales included our Proam ammonia monitor for a final effluent monitoring application within Wessex Water, a MLSS monitoring system for a diary production facility and a Protoc TOC analyser system pre-installed into an analyser kiosk for Manchester International Airport. Time was also allocated to product training.
PPM engineers attended the TriOS manufacturing facility in Germany, to receive service training, on their range of optical sensors which we distribute in to the UK marketplace. Internationally, sales included two Protoc TOC analysers supplied to India for an application at a Refinery.
Wessex Water procure Proam ammonia monitor for Royal Wootton Bassett WRC
Wesssex Water has placed a purchase order for another continuous ammonia analyser. The Proam manufactured by PPM, will be installed on a final effluent discharge to river, to provide continuous water quality measurement at Wootton Bassett WRC. The instrument was supplied with PPM's membrane filtration system, to remove suspended solids and biology. Sample preparation improves the reliability of measurement and reduces analyser maintenance. The instrument will be connected to Scopex using an analogue 4-20mA output so data can be continuously reported, enabling Scientists to proactively monitor the treatment process.
PPM engineers attend TriOS, Germany to receive in depth product training
PPM engineers received in depth product training at TriOS headquarters located in northern Germany. The training was provided by the head of R&D on key optical sensors used for the determination of nitrate, nitrite, dissolved organics, PAH oil in water and E-chem sensor technology. Additionally, the operation of various controllers used to interface sensors and output measurements to telemetry were also covered. Aspects of sensor calibration, routine maintenance, application specific guidance, product selection, automatic cleaning selection and installation were discussed. A tour of the manufacturing plant, product assembly, R&D facilities and quality control laboratory were very informative, underpinning the high quality offered by this innovative company.
Additional Protoc TOC analyser purchased for Manchester International Airport
A fully engineered Protoc TOC monitor system has been procured for the new Manchester Airport Terminal 2 extension. This latest purchase order will take the total up to nine Protoc TOC monitoring systems at Manchester Airport, giving them further protection of potential contaminants entering the surface water system. Our Paper Band Filtration system will be supplied to support the water quality monitoring system and the instrumentation will be pre-installed by PPM within a walkin analyser kiosk. Our Service engineers will the complete site commissioning to hand over an operational measurement system to the client.
Two Protoc TOC instruments purchased for refinery application in India
Forbes Marshal of India have placed an order for two Protoc TOC analysers for their client Chennai Petroleum Corporation. The Protoc instruments, range 0-10ppm TOC will monitor condensate return lines for organic ingress. The instrument testing is to be witnessed by an independent inspector from Lloyds Register with the report forming part of the client's quality document portfolio.
September has been a busy month, progressing system builds for a number of important clients, requiring pre-installation of analytical instrumentation. The fitting out of a large walkin analyser kiosk for the Norfolk Winery, with separate partitions areas for instrumentation and control panels, commenced. Additionally, work was completed on a new intake protection system for a potable water site within Northumbrian Water. Site installation of a final effluent turbidity system pre-installed within a small GRP kiosk, specially designed to accommodate low and intermittent flows, took place in Northumberland. We received a significant purchase order from SSE, for a walkin analyser kiosk comprising dual stream TOC analysis of surface water, at a gas storage site.
A metal architectural manufacturer placed an order for a continuous pH monitoring system, to replace an existing system used for pH dosing control. Internationally, sales include a Proam chloride analyser to Singapore, measuring treated effluent from a semi-conductor plant. Our Indian distributor has taken delivery of two Protoc TOC analysers ranged 0-10PPM TOC, for a refinery application. Our Proam ammonia monitor technology has been supplied to Taiwan for a petrochemical application.
Potable water intake protection monitoring system
We have engineered a new intake protection system, for a northern supply reservoir, to replace an existing panel which was over 15 years old. The new monitoring system from PPM follows the same design as previously supplied to the client, using a flow through sample tank which enables simple sensor removal, for calibration and routine maintenance. The water quality monitoring system which includes pH, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen and Temperature measurement, is closely matched to the client's requirements and externally communicates using a Modbus protocol. The sample flow through tank, which was designed and engineered by PPM, also includes high and low water level measurement with remote indication of 'loss of sample flow' and 'tank blockage' to identify potential sampling failures. The success of this analytical system, is as a result of a joint collaboration between PPM and client over several years to finalise the design and provide a common measurement approach.
Semi-conductor plant in Singapore purchase Proam chloride analyser
Our representative Advan Analytical, has secured a purchase order for a Proam Chloride monitor, for installation at a semi-conductor plant located in Singapore. The Proam analyser has been ranged 0-2,000mg/L CL and will be installed at Globalfoundries (Enduser) to provide continuous measurement of chloride concentrations of a treated waste stream, discharged to the public sewer. The Proam instrument was selected because the measurement electrode and sample are temperature stabilised while calibration drift is automatically compensated through a daily calibration routine. Additionally, since the effluent stream contains only small concentrations of suspended solids, the Proam analysers did not require sample preparation because the internal pipework and pinch valve technology minimises risk of internal blockage.
Taiwan China Petrochemical Development Corporation (CPDC) purchase a Proam ammonia monitor
Our Taiwanese distributor Atlas Technology, placed an order for a Proam ammonia analyser for their client, Taiwan China Petrochemical Development Corporation (CPDC). The application is for waste water monitoring prior to the treatment plant. The instrument is configured for a range of 2,500 mg/l N and uses an automatic built-in sample dilution system. CPDC is the sole producer of Caprolactam (CPL) in Taiwan. CPL is the main raw material to produce Nylon 6 and is made from cyclohexane and ammonia. The ammonia waste from the production process which is discharged to the site treatment plant, is of interest to ensure optimum treatment.
For further information on how PPM can support your instrumentation requirement please contact:
Pollution & Process Monitoring Ltd
Tel: 01732 882044
Fax: 01732 780190