The environment has to deal with ever larger concentrations of pollutants due to the use of all types of combustion processes. Smog formation, acid rain and the constantly increasing number of allergies are a direct result of this development. The path to environmentally friendly energy production must therefore lead to a reduction in the emission of pollutants, which is only possible when the existing equipment is working correctly and defective equipment is taken off line. Flue gas analysis and a flue gas analyser enable you to measure the concentrations of the pollutants present and to adjust your burners for optimal combustion.
This branch can be seen as connected to several very different industries. It has a function as environmental control, as simple air pollution control equipment for its own sake. It can be seen as a supplement to general maintenance services and hence the protection of an investment, and it is also a valuable tool for reducing fuel costs. Known under many names, flue gas analysis, stack emissions monitoring or simply gas analysis. Should it become part of military procedure, we will probably be hearing about gas monitoring, stack as well! If we talk of compliance testing, then the legal aspect of the matter becomes clear, as well as the interest of the EPA in the matter. Without a flue gas analyser, there is no real way of checking your own level of compliance and hence avoiding nasty surprises when official testing with a flue gas analyser is carried out.
Many new sections keep being created. The modern interest in biogas has been increased by the high cost of fuel in recent times and the greenhouse effects caused by simply venting these gases to atmosphere. NO2 has become more of a topic, now that carbon monoxide has generally been reduced. Basically, stack testing is a growing business and will be with us for as long as we burn fossil fuels. Most of this site will employ the British expression, flue gas analyser and not the American flue gas analyzer, although there are some mixtures to be found. The two terms are, of course, identical in meaning. There are many other synonyms in common usage, and these will be mixed freely in some places. I apologise in advance for what may be seen as inconsistency. It is more a planned attempt to make everybody feel at home!
Topic index: The topic index is a short list of the various subject matters covered by this site such as biogas, biomass, landfill technology, sample conditioning systems, stationary monitors, indoor climate control and other carbon dioxide applications.
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Glossary of terms used in flue gas analysis:
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