Turning garbage into revenue

Energy as a waste product


Garbage that is burned and converted into power, district heat, and ash releases significantly fewer climate-damaging gases than garbage deposited in landfills. However, the practice of thermal recycling (which converts waste into energy) is also booming because, all over the world, there is an increasing amount of garbage and less landfill space. Across the globe, approximately 230 waste-to-energy plants will soon be added to the 2,200 or so that are currently in operation. The aim is to achieve greater efficiency, lower costs, and reduced CO² emissions through metal recycling, ash treatment, and waste heat recovery. Continuous measuring technology helps to determine efficiency reserves. 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

Water protection

Fighting water contamination effectively


In industrial systems or chemical parks, organic substances can enter these wage systems or surface water during filling processes or repairs. To prevent this, waste water must be reliably inspected for contamination before it enters rivers or seas. How does it work? Continue reading

Data based services

Web-based remote maintenance with Remote Services from SICK


The control station of a coal-fired power plant receives an alarm signal. A gas analyzer is supposed to keep harmful emissions to a minimum, although this clearly doesn’t seem possible at this very moment. The problem has to be rectified quickly – not only to avoid wasting valuable resources, but also to prevent the facility from being shut down due to official requirements. Thanks to web-based remote maintenance via Remote Services from SICK the device parameters in Brasil can be set in Germany and the facility runs. Continue reading

power | measuring

Level and temperature monitoring in transformer stations


As a leading transmission system operator for regenerative energies in Europe, Amprion GmbH operates the most extensive high-voltage transmission system measuring some 11,000 km (6,800 miles) between Lower Saxony, Switzerland, and Austria, featuring some 160 substations and transformer stations. To avoid over flow and to save the environment level sensors and temperature sensors from SICK measures liquid levels and controls temperatures. Continue reading