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

Reducing dust emissions

Air thickness in India


Aerosols, suspended dust, and fine particulates are three important things when it comes to pollution control and emission reduction. The smaller the dust particles, the worse the effect on health. In India, there’s a lot of dust. This is why the country took the decision to significantly reduce these emission levels with as little impact on the cost to the national economy as possible. Continue reading

Green logistics are paying off

Intelligent sensors make logistics processes efficient and sustainable


Supply chains and logistics processes form a key component of the value added chains of many industry sectors and fields. Just as it does for economic development, the logistics sector also plays a key strategic role in reducing the level of CO² emissions. Many initiatives have already been launched, although solutions with low CO² emissions and alternative transport options are not yet  available on a wider scale. In this respect, intelligent sensor solutions can make a significant contribution.  Continue reading

Maritime emission monitoring

Full speed ahead: it pays to protect the environment


A container ship consumes an average of approx. 50 tons heavy fuel oil for each day at sea, depending on the ship’s size, load, and how it is operated. Proportional amounts of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and soot are released out at sea through the stack. The alternative is to invest in exhaust gas cleaning as well as in reliable exhaust gas measuring technology and monitoring systems. It is even an investment where it is possible to make money. Ship engines can cost-effectively be run on heavy fuel oil in emission control areas using modern exhaust gas cleaning and MARSIC ship emissions measuring devices. Operating costs can be significantly reduced and this money invested in environmental protection pays off in as little as 12 to 18 months, according to a study by Germanischer Lloyd.  Continue reading

Monitoring and controlling

Guideline: 10 steps to a suitable measurement system

Leitfaden Emission

The selection of a continuous emission measurement system (CEMS) is not a simple  process, after all decisions regarding significant investments and operating costs must be made. Unfortunately, there is no generally applicable rule that can be applied, as individual requirements relating to the respective industrial plant can have a major impact on the suitability and all important costs of the CEMS technology under consideration. The “Complete emission measurement technology from SICK” brochure offers guidance. It also contains the “10 steps to a suitable emission measurement system” guidelines and provides valuable support to help you make the right decision. Continue reading