Mercury in the Petrochemical Industry – Applications for Control and Certification, Utilising the Power of Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry
Jan 11 2008 Read 1697 Times
Continuous R&D has led to the redesign of control electronics in much of their instrumentation to meet ROSH and WEEE directives and also the simplification of design and provision of additional operational features.
PS Analytical’s measurement systems are based on the PSA 10.525 Sir Galahad atomic fluorescence instrument. The Sir Galahad is a very flexible system, and using a combination of hardware and software, the PSA Research and Development team have been able to configure the Sir Galahad to accommodate a wide range of sample types. Natural Gas and Syn Gas (containing high levels of hydrogen sulphide) have been regularly measured in both online and offline applications.
By working closely with experienced engineers onsite and using PSA's scientific background the team has been able to overcome the difficulties and obtain a representative sample.
The sampling manifolds have been designed so that the measurement cycle can be completely separated from the plant itself. The installed systems incorporate specially designed sampling manifolds often linked to bypass loops, which are controlled by the PSA Sir Galahad and a process control software suite of programmes. One feature which enables
reliable unattended operation is the ability of the process operator to run a sequence which continuously clears and prepares the system for the next measurement and significantly reduces the requirement for system shutdown for maintenance. Many of their systems installed worldwide have been operating continuously for several years since
installation without shut-down. These systems operate around the clock to provide the production team with the data to reliably monitor the mercury levels in a safe and effective manner. Systems have been installed successfully in the UK, Bolivia, USA, Argentina, Tunisia and Thailand both onshore and on platforms. P S Analytical also provides
instrumentation for a number of the major testing houses operating in this field around the world.
Do you like or dislike what you have read? Why not post a comment to tell others / the manufacturer and our Editor what you think. To leave comments please complete the form below. Providing the content is approved, your comment will be on screen in less than 24 hours. Leaving comments on product information and articles can assist with future editorial and article content. Post questions, thoughts or simply whether you like the content.
In This Edition Fuel For Thought - DKSH extends partnership with Bruker in China - Will insurers mandate digital ecosystems for energy assets by 2025? - XOS heads to Mars Analytical Inst...
View all digital editions
Sep 28 2020 VIRTUAL EVENT
Sep 29 2020 Minsk, Belarus
Sep 29 2020 Sosnowiec, Poland
Oct 06 2020 Kuching, Malaysia
Oct 06 2020 St. Petersburg, Russia