CEM India 2019

CEM India - Abstract

Abstract Title: Determination of TOC in stack through innovative FID analyser easy to carry
Abstract Type: Oral
Session Choice: Other
Presenter Name: Dr Carlo Bruno
Company/Organisation: Pollution srl
Country: Italy

Abstract Information :

Over the past decade enormous scientific, social and economic changes have impacted our quality and environmental regulations, prompting a new look at the subject of controlling emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).

PROBLEM: VOC emissions are quantified and monitored according to standard EN 12619, using FID analyser which uses hydrogen and other reference gases in pressurized cylinder. Operators must then approach the sampling point, often placed several meters from the ground, climbing chimneys of industrial settlements with instruments and cylinders. Is it possible to make this job easier and safer?

Using the Polaris FID analyser produced by Pollution Srl, Italy, it is possible to carry out the VOCs monitoring according to EN 12619 without lifting accessories and heavy weights typically involved with FID analyser.

So far, the portability of such analyser was a feature of FID designed for fugitive emissions from valves, flanges, gaskets, pumps or compressors monitoring. On the other hand, when VOCs are measured in chimneys according to EN 12619, the analyser must be much more robust and fully heated to 180°C leading to increase in size and weight. With Polaris FID analyser certified for EN 12619 the portability is not compromised anymore and miniaturization of the flame ionization detector and volumetric sampling system results in outstanding energy savings allowing the use of built-in rechargeable batteries and special hydrogen storage cartridge.

Polaris FID analyser complies with this standard regulation but what is really a breakthrough and cutting-edge, is the unmatched portability and the next generation technology. In a compact body is incorporated everything needed for measuring campaign: two rechargeable batteries that assure portability as required by operators; a lightweight zero air and span gas cylinders integrated into chassis in order to avoid external dangerous and heavy gas tanks, and last but not least, an advanced metal hydrides cartridge for hydrogen storage to fuel the flame detector. Here the hydrogen is chemically bonded to a special metal alloy avoiding any risk of leakage and explosion: hydrogen cylinder will not be a concern anymore. FID analysers have a strong track record in VOC emissions monitoring, nevertheless this new technology is finally available in order to achieve the core labour standards.