September News 2021
New UK sales opportunities where predominantly within the municipal sector during September. Wessex Water, Severn Trent Water and Northumbrian Water procured new water quality measurement instruments for potable and waste water quality measurement.
UK Industrial applications included a surface water monitoring system for a leading UK pharmaceutical company. The bespoke build included pre-mounting the instrumentation for pH, temperature and open channel flow measurement into a secondary GRP enclosure to simplify site installation.
Additionally, a large manufacturing plant in Lincolnshire has recently upgraded their surface water outfall monitoring with a Proam Ammonia analyser. The site has a large surface water catchment lagoon which prevents any potential spillages entering the local water course. This is closely monitored by on-line instruments situated in a purpose build housing, close to the lagoon. A number of water quality parameters are continuously monitored and ammonia is of key importance. Consequently, the client wanted to upgrade an old analyser with one from PPM, based on the reliability of the other Proams already installed at the site and the quality of service, provided by PPM.
Internationally, Forbes Marshall, our exclusive distributor for India have placed another order for a Protoc 300 TOC analyser. Ranged 0-100ppm and with the automatic wash option the instrument is destined for an industrial client measuring the waste water from a process stream. The instrument has undergone our strict final testing rescheme which includes recording linearity and output verification.
August 2021 News
Our domestic sales were predominantly to the UK waste water Utility sector during August with a number of new instruments supplied for process and final effluent monitoring applications. Turbidity, ammonia and DO measurement technology was supplied to a number of Wessex Water sites. Anglian Water also commissioned a new final effluent ammonia installation to monitor the treated effluent affected by seasonal load at the coastal holiday destination. The continuous monitor comprised part of a waste water treatment upgrade to further improve effluent quality, at the site. Bespoke engineering builds were also completed for a number of industrial clients which included a surface water monitoring application for pH, ammonia and nitrate.
Internationally, Atlas technology our distributor in Taiwan has secured orders for two clients. The first is for four Proam ammonia monitors which are to be installed at the Micron plant, FAB 11 located in Taoyuan. The second project is for a single Proam analyser intended for the CTCI Corporation, with headquarters in Taipei and is the largest engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm in Taiwan. The end user for this project is within the power industry.
July 2021 News
A large number of domestic sales kept us very busy during July in addition to the instrument and bespoke system builds already underway. We received numerous purchase orders for UVT instruments used to verify water quality at private and municipal potable water production sites. We also supplied our Proam ammonia technology for waste water quality discharge monitoring within Anglian Water. Wessex Water also purchased several replacement instruments including turbidity measurement for final effluent turbidity discharge compliance.
Internationally, within Romania we secured an order for three Proam ammonia monitors. The instruments will be installed at key locations in Bucharest to provide continuous water quality measurement along the Dambovita River that crosses the city. The three analysers will be configured to measure 0-2.00 mg/L N and integrated into a comprehensive river monitoring system.
We are also pleased to announce that our Protoc 300 TOC analyser has been recertified by the CSA Group who are responsible for the Environment Agency MCERTS Product Conformity Certification scheme. The rigorous performance and quality assessment scheme was introduced to provide end users an additional level of instrument selection confidence.
The Protoc 300 complies with: Performance Standards and Test Procedures for Continuous Water Monitoring Equipment, Part 2: Performance standards and test procedures for on-line monitors, Environment Agency, version 3.1, August 2010. Certificate number MC 060077/06.
Sira MC 060077
June 2021 News
We have received several new purchase orders including bespoke monitoring systems intended for continuous waste water-water measurement. Wessex Water has placed an order for a Proam pre-installed within a frost protected cabinet complete with sample delivery and sample preparation, to provide continuous ammonia load measurement. Additionally, replacement instrumentation was purchased for a final effluent ammonia application. A UK treatment consultancy also purchased a portable UV254nm instrument to verify the UV disinfection process at various municipal sites.
In the north east, a major UK fertiliser manufacturer extended their scope of on-line water quality monitors for a process monitoring application. After the success of several other monitoring systems supplied by PPM, the project team once again contacted us to engineer a new backboard assembly which included pH, Temperature, Nitrate & Ammonia measurement. Sample cooling and sample flow detection will also be incorporated. The new continuous monitoring system with a fast sample loop off the main process line, will ensure a quick response to any process changes and these will be instantly reported back to the main control room, so events may be actioned without delay.
The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), the world’s biggest contract chip manufacturer, has again invested in PPM technology by placing an order for another two Protoc ammonia monitors. The project is being coordinated by our exclusive distributor, Atlas Technology, who will provide all necessary support and expertise for this installation. The instruments are ranged 0-500mg/l as N and will monitor waste water coming from a FAB plant expansion.
May 2021 News
Ammonia measurement was the key water quality theme for May, with a series of UK and international purchase orders.
Anglian Water placed an order for ammonia instrumentation to be installed for a final effluent compliance monitoring application. Two further Proam ammonia monitors are destined for Severn Trent Water where they will be installed to continuously measure treated effluent quality. We also received a purchase order from Wessex Water covering seven treatment sites which included upgrades to existing ammonia monitoring installations. Internationally, we received a significant purchase through Atlas Technology based in Taiwan.
Atlas Technology has again secured a significant project incorporating our Proam ammonia monitor. Ten instruments have been ordered, tested and shipped, destined for the expansion of the Micron Hwa Ya Technology Park FAB, located in Taoyuan Taiwan.
Micron Memory Taiwan Co., is a subsidiary of U.S. based dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chip maker Micron Technology Inc. The Proam instruments are to be used to monitor waste water streams coming from various production sources. This follows Micron’s investment last year when they purchased the Proam analyser technology for the A3 plant in Taichung.
April 2021 News
The new financial year has started with a good mix of domestic UK orders and international business.
The build of four Proam ammonia monitors into secondary enclosures for aeration control at two sites within Wessex Water was completed. Wessex Water also procured replacement instrumentation for a number of other sites which included final effluent ammonia and turbidity measurement.
A large pharmaceutical customer located in the north of England, purchased a replacement Protoc 300 TOC analyser for a critical surface water measurement application. The existing Protoc instrument had provided over ten years continuous operation so the customer had no hesitation returning to PPM. The direct replacement will continuously monitor the main outfall from site, to ensure no potential surface water contamination reaches the local water course.
Dong Moon our distributer in Korea has taken delivery of a Protoc TOC analyser for a drinking water treatment plant in Yongin Korea. The instrument is range 0-10ppm with automatic cleaning and digital RS232/485 interface options. Yongin is a major city in the Seoul Capital Area, the largest in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. With a population over one million, the city has developed rapidly since the 21st century, recording the highest population growth of any city in the country.
Atlas Technology of Taiwan has secured an order for another two Proam ammonia monitors ranged 0-500 mg/l for their client Winbond Electronics Corporation. Winbond's major product lines include Code Storage Flash Memory, TrustME® Secure Flash Specialty DRAM and Mobile DRAM. The Company is the only one in Taiwan with the ability to develop DRAM and FLASH products in-house.
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