Greenhouse gas measurement

Measuring rather than calculating: Efficient greenhouse gas measurement directly in the stack


Emissions trading requires facilities that generate greenhouse gases to take their own measurements and draw up reports concerning the volume of emissions that they produce. The EU directive that took effect at the beginning of 2013 saw the introduction of more stringent requirements when it comes to the accuracy of these measurements. The measurement uncertainty for high quantities of emissions must be below 2.5%. Vantaan Energia, an energy supplier based in Finland, has found a solution to this challenge thanks to the GHG-Control greenhouse gas measuring system by SICK. Continue reading

NOx / NH3-monitoring systems

Less hazardous substances in the air: Power plants in China rely on solutions from SICK

Kohlekraftwerk Coal

China is taking measures against the air pollution in its country for a long time. Nitrogen reduction is a topic that is very much on the agenda. With measures needed to meet the strict requirements that the government has set out, solutions from SICK are being used in Chinas power plants. SICK has now delivered its 500th DeNOx system for monitoring denitrification levels. So nitrogen oxide (NOx) and ammonia (NH3) can be monitored which helps reducing hazardous substances in the air. Continue reading

Power Plant

Stop boiler wall corrosion


In spite of alternative energy concepts, coal-fired power plants are a technology which cannot be replaced at the moment. Installation damage and boiler downtime due to corrosion by flue gas however considerably impairs the efficiency of such combustion plants. The GM960 gas analyzer from SICK is therefore used to monitor the boiler wall. Continue reading