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.