Despite a very difficult period, with the pandemic affecting normal business activity, we have continued to provide service support to critical UK installations requiring routine preventative maintenance. Additionally, with skeleton office staffing in place, the supply of instruments and spares has also not been adversely impacted. To observe social distancing guidelines and minimise the risk to our workforce, where possible we have implemented remote working and scheduled office attendance, to minimise the risk of infection transmission between employees. We are pleased to report that this practice appears to have worked well whilst still maintaining a high level of support to our customer base. Sales have also held up very well in the UK and Internationally.
Affinity Water have purchased two TriOS water quality measurement systems for two water intake protection installations are their Chertsey and Walton water treatment sites. Additionally, they have also purchased three additional MTOL turbidity instruments. Wessex Water has purchased three Proam ammonia monitors and taken delivery of four Proam instruments pre-mounted within secondary enclosures. A Proam instrument has also been supplied to Severn Trent Water for final effluent monitoring. Our Irish distributor has secured a project requiring our Protoc TOC analyser with a sample break tank to contain pH instrumentation. The delivery of the first mobile trailer for Northumbrian Water has taken place and the build of the second trailer is now underway.
AFFINITY WATER PURCHASE TWO TRIOS WATER MONITORING SYSTEMS
Two TriOS water quality measurement systems have been purchased for the Chertsey and Walton Sites, to provide continuous analysis of raw water abstracted from the River Thames. The Tribox touch screen controller, with local display and telemetry outputs, will interface with the OPUS optical probe providing DOC, nitrate and turbidity measurement and also with the Lisa-C optical probe, providing colour measurement. The use of two separate probes, each with different path lengths will optimise the quality of measurements. A 5mm pathlength has been selected for the dissolved organics and nitrate measurement whilst a 50mm pathlength has been selected to obtain the best possible resolution for the colour determination. Both probes will be installed in a bespoke sample tank and will feature automatic compressed air cleaning of the optical windows, to maintain their integrity.
WESSEX WATER REPLACE TWO PROAM AMMONIA MONITORS AT MARSHFIELD WRC
Wessex Water has placed a purchase order for another two continuous ammonia analysers. The Proam ammonia monitors manufactured by PPM, will be installed on two sample streams to measure water quality and the nitrification process. The instruments will be installed in conjunction with PPM's membrane filtration system, to remove suspended solids and biology. Sample preparation improves the reliability of measurement and reduces analyser maintenance. The instruments 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.
AFFINITY WATER PURCHASE THREE ADDITIONAL MTOL TURBIDITY INSTRUMENTS
Affinity Water use the MTOL turbidity instrument at their Clay Lane water treatment works and neighbouring sites. Three additional instruments have been purchased and this order follows many years of using the former 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. The latest MTOL model incorporates many new features including continuous ultrasonic cleaning and data logging as standard.