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VM-3000 customized
MI - NEWS
January 2017
Belgium

VM-3000 with customized dustproof enclosure

The VM-3000 is monitoring mercury vaporized by thermal desorption due to
remediation of contaminated soil.

Customized VM-3000 in dustproof enclosure in Belgium

Heating of contaminated soil with so called "Smart Burners" evaporates volatile pollutants. The polluted gases are extracted and the contaminants are recycled. For that purpose the mercury concentration of the volatile phase must be known.

The dustproof enclosure of the VM-3000 prevents contamination of the analyzer while measuring. The VM-3000 unit has all of its electrical in- and outputs as well as the sample gas outlet on the rear. For this special edition all in- and outputs are routed to the front. All necessary cable and tubing are fed through the dustproof cable glands on the bottom of the enclosure.

MMS-NG customized
MI - NEWS
April 2016
Algeria

MMS-NG with customized explosion-proof enclosure

Single channel Mercury Monitoring System for natural gas shipped to Algeria

Customized MMS-NG in explosion-proof enclosure in Algeria

The monitoring system comprises a two phase Sample Conditioning System (pre-SCS with particle filter, not shown and SCS, left), the analyzer system (middle) with the UT-3000 detector and an automatic mercury calibration gas unit and a pump module to the right.
The rightmost picture shows the analyzer system with the door and the cover of the keyboard removed.

The system is meant to monitor a mercury absorber. Utilizing the high performance GoldTrap amalgamation module and the optimized state-of-the-art atomic absorption detector detection limits at sub-ng/m³ levels can be achieved.
The EX(d) flameproof protective enclosure is certified for hazardous Zone 1 (Ex d, IIA, T3).

UT-3000 NG mobile
MI - NEWS
January 2016
Bolivia

NEW: Customized UT-3000 NG mobile

Flexible and easily transportable mercury monitoring system for natural gas

Mercury Monitoring System for Natural Gas UT-3000 NG mobile in Bolivia

The mobile analyzer system for mercury traces in natural gas is used for quality controls at differing natural gas processing plants.

The Natural Gas Sampling System reduces the primary high pressure of the sample source (up to 200 bar) to a pressure below 1 bar so that the gas can be fed to the continuously operating analyzer: UT-3000 Mercury Ultratracer. This highly sensitive detector is equipped with a GoldTrap allowing for a measuring range of 0.1 ng/mᶟ to 1000 ng/ mᶟ at 10 l sample volume (lowest range). The analyzer features an AutoRange function that adjusts the sample volume according to the mercury concentration of the sample. For safety reasons a flammable gas detector is integrated in the monitoring system.

MMS-NG
MI - NEWS
November 2015
Saudi Arabia

Customized MMS-NG for a Natural Gas Plant

A 4-channel system to monitor Mercury Removal Units

Mercury Monitoring System for Natural Gas MMS-NG in Saudi Arabia

A customized 4 channel Mercury Monitoring System for Natural Gas (MMS-NG) meeting the special demands of the customer was delivered to Saudi Aramco. One channel is monitoring the gas entering three Mercury Removal Units (MRUs), three channels measure the gas leaving the MRUs. An additional system with two channels surveys the inlet and outlet of a fourth MRU for incurring condensate (mainly higher hydrocarbons).

Owing to the GoldTrap technology the mercury analyzer (UT-3000) integrated in the MMS-NG allows for precise mercury measurements at ultra trace levels. Higher concentrations that can occur in gas or condensate before entering the MRUs can also be measured without any problem. An AutoRange function will automatically reduce or increase the sample volume to be measured. For the above reasons the MMS-NG is able to cover an extremly wide measurement range which makes it the ideal choice for monitoring Mercury Removal Units.

MMS-NG
MI - NEWS
November 2015
Uzbekistan

MMS-NG to monitor a Mercury Removal Unit (MRU)

The UT-3000 installed in the MMS-NG warrants an extreme sensitivity

Mercury Monitoring System for Natural Gas MMS-NG in Usbekistan

A two-channel Mercury Monitoring System for Natural Gas was delivered to the Uz-Kor Gas Company in Uzbekistan. The MMS-NG controls the inlet and outlet of a Mercury Removal Unit (MRU) in a production plant to ensure the removal of mercury in the natural gas before it is further processed.

Due to the analyzer with GoldTrap technology (UT 3000) the MMS-NG excels in sensitivity and offers a broad measuring range (0.001 µg/m³ ... 50 µg/m³).

PA-2 Gold
MI - NEWS
August 2015
USA

Working for a clean future:
PA-2 Gold to monitor Hg-absorber of coal fired power plant

UT-3000 guarantees detection limit of 1 ng/l (ppt)

Process Analyzer PA-2 Gold, USA

A PA-2 Gold process analyzer has been installed at a coal fired power plant in the USA.
A highly efficient mercury removal system will make sure that the strict regulations applying are met.

In order to monitor the quality of the mercury removal system the PA-2 Gold, a highly sensitive version of the proven Mercury Process Analyzer PA-2 (equipped with the Mercury Ultratracer UT-3000) has been installed. A detection limit in the range of 1 ng/L (ppt) is required for meeting regulations, which made the PA-2 Gold the ideal choice for this task.

SM-4 mobile
MI - NEWS
February 2015
Salvador, Brazil

First shipment of the new SM-4 mobile

One instrument for different measurement sites

Stack gas monitor SM-4 mobile in Salvador, Brasil

Our new SM-4 mobile Mercury Monitoring System is constructed on the basis of the well proven technique of the stationary stack gas monitor SM-4. The modular design allows for quick assemblage and disassemblage as well as easy transport. Therefor the instrument can be used on on multiple measurement sites.

The SM-4 mobile was ordered by the brasilian national institution for industrial education (SENAI) . For limited time spans measurement campaigns will be carried out in different power plants run by the brasilian company Petrobras.

AULA-254 GOLD
MI - NEWS
March 2012
Toronto, Canada

Mercury in Foodstuffs ?

Health Canada analyzes a multitude of various food samples

Automatic Mercury Analyzer Aula-254 Gold in Canada

Health Canada is the federal department responsible for helping the people of Canada maintain and improve their health. Health Canada runs a laboratory to measure amongst other things the mercury contamination of various foodstuffs.

Health Canada's AULA-254 Gold serves to analyze a multitude of samples rapidly and automatically. With a duration of a measurement cycle of 60 to 180 seconds approx. 20 to 60 samples can be analyzed per hour. A detection limit of <5 pg Hg and a measuring range of 1 ng /l to 50 μg/l (GoldTrap on) enables the AULA-254 Gold to measure mercury concentrations far below the maximum limits permitted (e. g. <0,5 ppm for retail fish).

LabAnalyzer 254
MI - NEWS
July 2009
Munich, Germany

LabAnalyzer 254 in medical science

The institute for workplace-, social- and environmental medical science at the
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich
is now equipped with a LabAnalyzer.

LabAnalyzer 254 in medical science in Munich, Germany

Easy and uncomplicated operation of the LabAnalyzer allows for a high performance in everyday analytics. The activated carbon filter at the sample outlet prevents any mercury contamination.

The analytical team of the institute for workplace-, social- and environmental medical science uses the LabAnalyzer mainly for rapid and precise determination of mercury in blood and urine samples. In contrast to a typical multi-element AAS the LabAnalyzer is especially designed to measure elemental mercury only, resulting in optimized AAS techology, enhanced performance and a measuring range of 0.01 ppb to 10 ppb.

PA-2-Gold
MI - NEWS
June 2009
Tarragona, Spain

Water of Ebro River Monitored Continuously

Support for remedial actions

Process Analyzer PA-2 Gold in Tarragona, Spain

 

Our new PA-2-Gold Process Analyzer automatically monitors the mercury concentration in the water of the Ebro River. The instrument has been installed on behalf of the Consorci d'Aigües de Tarragona in an analyzer shelter at the river bank at Tortosa/Tarragona (Spain).

The online measurement supports remedial actions where mercury contaminated sediments are removed from the river bed.The low detection limit of 0.01 ppb required for this task is achieved by employing the highly sensitive UT-3000 detector with amalgamation technique.

Tracker 3000 IP
MI - NEWS
January 2009
Norway

Tracker 3000 IP delivered to Conoco Phillips

Portable mercury analyzer to ensure health and safety at work

portable Mercury Tracker 3000 IP in Norway

Low weight (approx. 5 kg), easy operation and a wide measuring range of 0,1 μg/m³ to 2000 μg/m³ make the Tracker 3000 IP mercury analyzer the ideal choice to localize leakage and resulting mercury contamination in natural gas industries.

Furthermore the Tracker 3000 IP is suitable for continuous operation to monitor mercury contamination in air. Hence he provides an important contribution to environmental protection and safety at work.

Custom-MMS-NG / VM-3000 / UT-3000
MI - NEWS
April 2008
Songkhla, Thailand

Mercury Online System for Offshore Platform
to minimize Risk of Mercury Corrosion

Customized four channel solution featuring an automated multiplexer

Mercury Monitoring System for Natural Gas, Songkhla, Thailand

Mercury traces contained in natural gas can cause severe damage to gas processing plants due to corrosion effects. A customized Mercury Monitoring System for automatic monitoring of mercury has been commissioned on the central processing platform of the Arthit Gas Field which is located in the Gulf of Thailand.

The analyzer unit features a VM-3000 Vapor Monitor, an UT-3000 Ultratracer, an automatic calibrator as well as an automatized four-channel multiplexer. One channel (VM-3000) allows for measuring high and very high mercury concentrations, three channels feeding the UT-3000 enable the system to measure extremly low mercury concentrations.

Especially important: the analyzer is housed in a certified EEx p cabinet.

SM-4
MI - NEWS
October 2007
Valmy Station, Nevada, USA

Mercury CEMs for Nevada Power Station

Two Type SM-4 CEMs installed
No maintenance required during Trimble County Testing

Mercury CEM SM-4 in Nevada Power Station

Left: Two measuring units, ,right: thermo catalytic sample probe

Two SM4 continuous mercury compliance monitors have been installed for Electric Power Research Institute ReACT Project at Valmy Station in Nevada. The SM4 monitors measure mercury concentrations at very low levels, ranging from 0 to 100 nanograms per
cubic meter. Samples are taken from test process streams at both inlet and outlet locations of the mercury reduction unit. This is a six-month project and shall demonstrate EPRI's new multi-pollutant removal technology.

The SM4 is the first instrument working on a thermo catalytic principle, it avoids wet chemical sample treatment. As a consequence, maintenance demand has been drastically minimized. The SM-4 is the only monitor that required no maintenance during the Trimble County Testing at a coal-fired utility wet stack. Also no carrier gases and no water were consumed. Data availability reached excellent 95%. The instrument uses straight extractive Hastelloy probe with no plugging or corrosion. Pleasingly the SM-4 costs considerably less than comparable instruments.

UT-3000
MI - NEWS
February 2006
Malta

UT-3000 on continuous duty

The extremly precise analyser was delivered to MEPA
(Malta Environment & Planning Authority) in Zejtun, Malta.

Mercury Ultratracer UT-3000 in Malta

Apart from particulate matter, SO2 and NOx MEPA is now measuring mercury concentrations in air in its Zejtun based monitoring station. Current as well as past values of the measurements are available on the MEPA website at any time.

Owing to its GoldTrap the UT-3000 Ultratracer is able to measure mercury in the ng/m³ range. Practically maintenance-free automatic operation allows for real-time measurement.

MMS / VM-3000
MI - NEWS
March 2005
Marathon, Canada

Gold and Mercury: two good friends

Eight channel -multiplexer combined with a VM-3000 allow measurement and localisation
of mercury contanimation in a gold mine in Canada

Mercury Monitoring system MMS in a gold mine in Kanada

Many gold ores contain more or less mercury. A metallurgical process is applied to extract and purify the gold from the rock. Due to the related chemistry mercury accompanies the gold and is also extracted. When heat is applied, mercury may be released into the air.

In order to detect sources for mercury emissions and last but not least in order to protect the workers a MMS (Mercury Monitoring System) equipped with an 8-channel multiplexer has been installed at a the Newmont Golden Giant Mine in Ontario. Mercury concentration is measured with a VM-3000 Vapor Monitor.

Sample air is drawn from 8 sample filters which are installed at different locations in the refinery area and outside the vacuum pump room.

The system has been in operation for one year and a calibration check of the system showed that there is only an extremely small calibration drift provided that sample pre filters are replaced on a regular basis.

MMS / VM-3000
MI - NEWS
March 2005
Newcastle, USA

Monitoring of Mercury Emissions from a Cellroom

16-channel Mercury Monitoring System (MMS) installed

Mercury Monitoring System MMS in Newcastle, USA

Total mercury emitted from the cellroom of a chlorine-alkali plant is determined at the OxyChem Delaware City Plant. A 16 sample point MMS consisting of a 16-channel Multiplexer, a VM-3000 Vapor Monitor and a MC-3000 Mercury Calibrator has been installed. An air flow model is used in conjunction with the MMS to calculate mercury emissions.

Signals of temperature sensors which are mounted at the roof ventilation openings and the signal of the mercury analyzer are used for calculation of the mercury mass flow.

 

 

PA-1
MI - NEWS
February 2004
Cajamarca, Chile

PA-1 Process Analyzers installed in a Gold Mine in Peru

Waste water is monitored for mercury contamination

Process Analyzer PA-1 in a gold mine in Chile

Gold is extracted from the rock using a chemical leaching process. In order to be able to control mercury concentrations and to keep effluents clean two PA-1 process analyzers have been installed.

The location is a shelter inside the water treatment plant situated at an altitude of 4000-5000 meters above sea level.

VM-3000
MI - NEWS
August 2001
Tenerife, Spain

Sitting on top of the world

Mercury Vapor Monitor VM-3000 on Top of Europe´s highest Volcano

Mercury Vapor Monitor VM-3000 on top of Mount Teide, Spain

The Mercury Vapor Monitor VM-3000 is used to monitor mercury in the exhalations of the Teide (a 3717 m high Volcano on the Canary Islands).

It has been installed in the volcanological observatory and is operated by the team of Professor Nemesio Perez.