BBC Countryfile visits Manchester International Airport & features PPM water quality monitoring instrumentation
PPM's Protoc TOC instrumentation was featured during a recent Countryfile broadcast (Sunday 30 July 2017) when the presenter Sean Fletcher visited Manchester Airport and met with Mark Stewart and Adam Perry from the Environment Team. The program explained how major engineering and constant monitoring was able to minimise the environmental impact from the busy international Airport on the surrounding countryside. Mark Stewart was filmed sampling perfectly clear surface water from the runoff before it enters the local River Bollin which passes under Runway 2.
He explained that the constant monitoring which was supplied by Pollution and Process Monitoring Ltd., was an integral part of the Airport's control system which could seal off the drainage system within 6 minutes, if an event was detected. Sean Fletcher the Countryfile presenter could be heard saying to Mark Stewart, "It's an amazing system you've got" after sampling the runoff which enters the River supporting brown trout and even otters. Some screen shots from the footage, show the Airport's operations and the continuous water quality monitoring supplied by Pollution & Process Monitoring Ltd.
Manchester International Airport has significant run off into the drainage system
Sean Fletcher from BBC Countryfile does a piece to camera from the runway
Sean Fletcher & Mark Stewart from the Environment Team sample the discharge
Protoc 300 TOC analyser system used to continuously monitor the discharge
The analysers are pre-installed by PPM into GRP kiosks providing protection
Protoc 300 TOC analyser to be installed for Agriculture application in South KoreaOur distributor Dong Moon Environmental located in South Korea, has placed another order for a Protoc 300 TOC analyser. The instrument will be installed within a bespoke kiosk complete with sample preparation beside the Yedang Reservoir, situated in Yesan-gun to the west of Korea. The analyser ranged 0-20 mg/L TOC will continuously monitor the abstracted water from the reservoir which will be used for aquiculture at an important agricultural facility. An automatic acid cleaning option will be integrated to prevent algae contamination affecting the operation of the instrument. The instrument will also be equipped with a digital option for transmitting the data via an RS232/485 communications protocol.
South East Water Purchase HF microtol Turbidity for potable water process monitoring
Three white light microtol instruments have been supplied to the South East Water Company for installation on to various potable water processes. Two turbidimeters will replace the former HF Micro200BW instrument at one site after many years of service and the third instrument will compliment existing microtol installations. The HF turbidity technology has been used for over 15 years by the Water Company and favoured for it's simplicity of operation and calibration, in addition to the proven reliability the turbidity instrument has demonstrated.
Northumbrian Water has four more low flow turbidity installations commissioned
Pollution & Process Monitoring have commissioned four more turbidity monitoring stations within Northumbrian Water, suitable for continuous monitoring of final effluent at sites which have either intermittent or low flow conditions. The monitoring stations have been bespoke engineered by PPM. They comprise small GRP enclosures providing weather protection to the instrumentation and ancillary equipment. The turbidity sensors have been installed within a special flow cell with compressed air injection to automatically clean the sensor and sample supply pipe work.
To allow for continuous monitoring on these small rural sites, a special stainless steel trough has been designed and installed in the effluent channel, to retain a small amount of sample for analysis. The complete design has been evaluated over an extended period of time on a number of Northumbrian Water sites to ensure the common approach delivers a reliable measurement solution which can then be replicated across the catchment.
Protoc TOC analysers purchased for surface water monitoring at a major US International Airport
Vanguard Controls Inc. in the USA has secured a substantial project for a west coast international airport monitoring project. The package consists of four Web analyser and two Spyder controllers supplied with Paper Band Filtration providing sample conditioning. The water quality monitoring system is configured with one analyser ranged 0-50ppm, two at 0-500ppm and another supplied with automatic sample dilution, achieving a measuring range of 10,000ppm TOC.
Proam ammonia monitor supplied to monitor effluent quality at a Scottish freshwater Fishery
Our Proam ammonia monitor has been supplied to a contractor installing a new water treatment system. The Proam analyser will continuously monitor the water for the presence of ammoniacal-nitrogen. The installation will take place at Loch Fyne in Scotland. The instrument is to be installed within a large GRP building housing the control panels for the treatment system. A balancing chamber is immediately adjacent so a submersible sample pump can deliver sample on a fast sample loop to a membrane panel preparing sample for analysis.
Protoc 300 TOC analyser replaces an old Protoc Spyder & Web instrument after 15 years service
A new Protoc 300 TOC analyser has been installed at a chemical manufacturing plant located in the NE of England to monitor the balanced trade discharge. The instrument replaces an old Protoc analyser which had provided 15 years of continuous service. The existing sample preparation, sample delivery and analyser kiosk has been re-used.
Four MLSS probes commissioned at large UK Dairy
A large UK dairy has recently installed four MLSS monitors supplied by PPM to provide continuous measurement of suspended solids concentrations in their aerobic treatment. The MBR plant requires much higher concentrations than a traditional liquor treatment process so the installation of MLSS probe technology to continuously trend the suspend solids concentrations will provide optimum process control to compliment the existing DO monitors also supplied by PPM. Furthermore, PPM have attended site to configure each probe with it's own site calibration using three different MLSS concentrations which should then provide the best reproducibility and remove operator error from spot sample analysis.
Glowing customer feedback from recent ISO9001 questionnaire
As part of our ISO9001 company audit, we are pleased to announce that once again we have received glowing feedback for recent projects and from our distributor network. An instrument engineer at Wessex Water scored PPM maximum marks against our peers and remarked "the best supplier I have ever dealt with" and similarly Anglian Water commented "I give 10/10 for service and assistance in ensuring the reliability of both our installations" which were commissioned in the last 12 months. It was also gratifying to receive praise from our industrial customer base with Tracey Stevenson representing Leeds Bradford Airport who responded "I am completely satisfied with all services associated with PPM." We would like to thank all those taking part and their positive feedback which has reinforced our position as a leading instrumentation manufacturer.
PPM visits Atlas in Taiwan to provide training to new staff
We visited our distributor in Taiwan to provide product and application training to more than 30 staff. With the influx of a number of new service engineers and an established installed base of Proam ammonia monitors, Atlas requested additional product training to be given at their Hsinchu office, just south of the capital Taipei. Two additional days were spent, at various semi-conductor manufacturing plants around Taichung to the south, to visit Proam ammonia installations measuring process waste water, to update operational software and optimise analyser configuration.
Protoc Spyder & Web TOC analyser kiosk to monitor a large gas storage plant in the NE of England
We have received a purchase order for an analyser kiosk comprising a dual stream Protoc Spyder and Web analyser system to replace an existing instrument which has been in place for more than 10 years continuous operation. The new installation, complete with membrane sample preparation, will continuously monitor surface water before and after read bed treatment. The TOC instrumentation will provide continuous water quality measurement to ensure that glycol coolant does not enter the surface water system at the gas storage facility.
Proam ammonia monitor supplied to Fortopco International Inc.
Fortopco International Inc our distributer in Canada, has placed another order for a Proam ammonia monitor. The new order is to compliment an existing Proam analyser on an expanding treatment works.
Muller Wiseman Diaries purchase PPM instruments to control aerobic digestion plant
Four suspended solids sensors have been purchased to monitor and control an existing waste water treatment process at a large dairy facility in Somerset. The instruments are to be installed to monitor the MLSS concentrations which are an important aspect of the biological treatment process. The monitors will compliment existing dissolved oxygen instruments previously supplied by PPM which are used to control the aeration used for aerobic digestion.
Wessex Water purchase Proam ammonia monitor for Radstock WwTW
The latest purchase order is to supply another Proam ammonia monitor for continuous measurement of final effluent quality at Radstock WwTW. The instrument will be installed within an existing kiosk and receive a pumped sample prepared for analysis by a simple membrane sample filtration system also designed by PPM.
Severn Trent Water purchase a further Proam ammonia monitor
A Proam ammonia monitor has been purchased for installation at Stoke Bardoff WwTW within Severn Trent Water. The instrument will be installed within an existing analyser kiosk and provide continuous measurement of final effluent quality.
Wessex Water purchase waste water quality instrumentation
The site at Weston-Super-Mare will be equipped with instrumentation supplied by PPM continuously measuring ammonium, nitrate and MLSS to provide key measurement data after the nitrification treatment process. This data will enable process optimisation to improve effluent quality and reduce treatment costs.
Two Proam ammonia monitors supplied to China
Our Chinese distributor has secured another two Proam orders for final effluent monitoring on a discharge to river analysing over the range 0-10mg/L N. One installation is for an existing Proam user underlining long term client satisfaction.
PPM supplies continuous monitoring to a new UK Waste to Energy Plant
A new Waste to Energy facility in North East of England has received an engineered analyser kiosk from PPM to enable compliance monitoring under their permit to operate. Continuous on-line monitoring for Ammonia, TOC, Temperature and pH has been installed in a purpose built monitoring kiosk providing weather protection and a suitable environment to maintain the instrumentation. The Proam ammonia and Protoc TOC analyser are also built in the UK by PPM, at their offices in Kent.
Thames Water purchase Proam ammonia monitor for final effluent monitoring
Our Proam ammonia monitor has been selected for installation at a waste treatment facility within Thames Water for final effluent compliance monitoring. The analyser has been pre-installed within a handrail mounted enclosure and supplied complete with sample preparation to remove solids and biology before continuous measurement is performed covering the range 0-3.00mg/L N.h strength effluent entering the trade outfall.
Anglian Water purchases another Proam ammonia monitor for final effluent monitoring
Another Proam ammonia monitor has been purchased for installation at a site within Anglian Water to monitor the final effluent discharge to a river. The instrument has been selected for Stanbridgeford WRC following positive feedback from numerous installations across the Anglian Water catchment, where the instrument has been installed for similar compliance monitoring applications.
Forbes Marshal our distributer in India has repeated Proam ammonia success
Forbes Marshal our distributer in India has placed another order for a Proam ammonia monitor range 0-500 PPM. Destined for a project run by Sobha Development who are headquartered in Bangalore. Sobha has a strong emphasis on environmental management, water harvesting and high safety standards. The construction is for a Waste Water plant serving a business park in Hyderabad.
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