Protea exhibited at the Air Quality and Emissions Show in Telford on May 24th to 25th at stand numbers 13 & 14. This was the 9th Air Quality & Emissions exhibition and focused on industrial emissions and stack monitoring.
Products on display at our stand included the atmosFIR Multigas Emissions Analyser, the atmosFIR CEM and the ProMass system. Through the commercialisation and deployment of new technologies, Protea Ltd delivers customer-focused solutions for process, emission and environmental monitoring needs. With an in-depth knowledge of measurement technologies, system integration and turn-key system engineering and software optimisation; Protea can provide the solution to process and emissions control.
Protea will be presenting at the Air Quality and Emissions Show in Telford on May 24th to 25th at stand numbers 13 & 14. The 9th in the series of Air Quality & Emissions Events will focus on industrial emissions and stack monitoring of (Part A) processes regulated by the Regulators of the United Kingdom and North Ireland, ambient air quality monitoring, the emissions to air of Part A2 and Part B processes controlled by local authorities and SEPA, MCERTS standards, aspects of air quality protection and treatment.
Products on display at the Air Quality & Emissions Show include the atmosFIR Multigas Emissions Analyser, the atmosFIR CEM and the ProMass system. Through the commercialisation and deployment of new technologies, Protea Ltd delivers customer-focused solutions for process, emission and environmental monitoring needs. With an in-depth knowledge of measurement technologies, system integration and turn-key system engineering and software optimisation; Protea can provide the solution to process and emissions control.
We are pleased to announce and welcome our latest addition to the Protea team, James Hogan, who is now in the role of Applications Specialist. The role will see James deployed on the full range of Protea products and services including our FTIR Gas Analysers operating on several industry sectors.
James is from Chester and graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Medicinal Chemistry. Previously James has worked for Jones Environmental Laboratories since June 2014 with a role focused on the day to day running and maintenance of GCMS machines. Along with data handling and processing, the preparation of standards and other day to day general laboratory work. He has a very positive attitude and enthusiastically accepts any challenges including presentations and public speaking.
Representatives from Protea recently visited the M + R 2017 trade show which is a specialised event for process instrumentation in the heart of the largest petro chemical cluster in Europe, Antwerp. Visitors in attendance would obtain an overview of innovative measuring and control technologies for the efficient management and optimisation of industrial processes.
At the Antwerp Exp there were many in attendance including processing plants, among others BASF, Styrolution, Air Liquide, Eurochem, IBR, Eurochem, Solvay, Ineos, Monsanto, Eastman, Evonik, Bayer, Ashland, Monument Chemical, Lanxess, Lubrizol, Borealis, Total Refinery, ExxonMobil (Refinery & petrochemicals), Total (Olefins & Polymers), Nippon Shokubai, Kuraray, Praxair, 3M and Electrabel. Discover all possibilities of intelligent instrumentation (with digital data input) for your process control, safety, energy management, condition monitoring and diagnostics. Participate in conferences about IoT, process measurements & ATEX/AEC 61511 given by well-known scientists and process engineers took place and it was an opportunity to meet peers and exchange knowledge in the Human Networking Bars.
Protea will be in attendance at the Air Quality and Emissions Show (May 24th & 25th - 2017) on booth 57. The 9th in the series of Air Quality & Emissions Events will focus on industrial emissions and stack monitoring of (Part A) processes regulated by the Environment Agency, ambient air quality monitoring, the emissions to air of Part A2 and Part B processes controlled by local authorities, MCERTS standards, aspects of air quality protection and treatment. Click the image to register for your visit.
There are two conferences planned at AQE 2017, One covering Air Quality and the other focused on Emissions. The Emissions conference will take place on Day one - 24th May and is titled Monitoring of difficult species and regulation for stack emissions. The conference will feature nine expert speakers who will give timely and topical guidance on overcoming the challenges facing the air quality community. Topics will be based around air quality measurement and monitoring.
Here are links to the final project reports for deliverable D1, and a copy of the magazine article published by the following organisations:
ADBA website (December 2017):http://adbioresources.org/news/solving-the-siloxane-measurement-problem
EBA newsletter (January 2017):http://european-biogas.eu/newsletter
Bioenergy insight magazine article (January 2017):http://www.bioenergy-news.com
We would like to take this opportunity to say a thank you to all of our staff, stakeholders, suppliers, partners and customers for your support during 2016. We are looking forward to 2017 and working with all of you next year. Season’s greetings from all of us and we wish you a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
The year has seen a number of developments including the acquisition of Protea Limited by Bartec Auto ID Limited. As a group of companies we are stronger than at any other time in our history. We have developed new products during the year and also relocated allowing for a doubling in our capacity. We are very pleased with our latest product launches including the atmosFIR CEM and the expansion or our FTIR Gas Analyser range.
The atmosFIR CEM is a complete emissions monitoring system incorporating the atmosFIR 19" FTIR analyser. As completely hot and wet emissions measurement, atmosFIR CEM is ideal for complete measurement of multiple gases from applications such as incineration and power. A standard gas suite of NO, NO2, N2O, SO2, NH3, HCl, CH4, O2, CO2 and H2O is provided, but with the powerful FTIR analyser, further gases can be added easily in software.
At the heart of system is the high-resolution, robust and proven FTIR spectrometer offering high signal throughput, low-noise and long lifetime of components. atmosFIR has been developed to incorporate the latest improvements and advantages in technology, The atmosFIR FTIR analyser contains an in-built sampling system and is designed for ppm-level emissions monitoring. The analyser can be used as a portable or bench-top unit as well as part of the installed CEM system.
For heated gas sampling from up to 4 separate sample points, Protea’s Heated Stream Selection Module (HSSM) is a ready to use 19" rack interface that can be used with Protea’s range of multigas FTIR analysers or any other industrial gas instrumentation.
The standard HSSM includes a bank of 4 heated solenoid valves with 1 common outlet, allowing each of the sample points to be switched onto sample simply. The HSSM runs with constant by-pass of all sample points for quick response time.
Fully stainless steel construction of sampling parts is utilized, with the option for coating the sample stream when reactive or "sticky" gases are to be measured. The HSSM is capable of heating to 180°C for measurement of wet stack emissions such as from incineration applications, as part of a complete heated gas sampling system.
In a complete hot gas analyser system from Protea, any number of HSSM units can be configured together with our complete Sampling Control system, which gives automated sequencing of the sample streams from within the FTIR software. For example, 3 HSSM modules can be used together allowing 12 sample points, all with heated lines and heated probes to be measured with the 1 gas analyser.
The benefits of Protea’s FTIR analyser software means that completely separate gas analysis calibrations can be loaded for each measurement point. This means in effect one analyser can do the job of many, measuring completely different process at each point.
Protea will be running an Advanced Analysis course for user of FTIR gas analysers for process and emissions measurements on 11th-12th October 2016. The PDF offered our latest support documentation for our valued partners and users of Protea's range of FTIR gas analysers. Please contact us for more information. For more information please download the PDF below. We are delighted to offer you the chance to register for the next of our Advanced Analysis Courses in FTIR.
The FTIR FAQ document provides a complete breakdown of our FTIR analyser hardware and software components, addressing common questions and explaining how Protea's products enable the full power of this multigas technology to be realised in process and emissions gas measurements
This comprehensive two day course allows the full features of our software to be applied to the most challenging of multigas applications. This course will also allow you the chance to ask the experts on the best practice of applying our analysers in your particular application.
Protea’s FTIR gas analyser manufacturing process was today successfully audited against BS EN 15267-2, providing assessment our quality management system for the manufacturing of our ProtIR 204M and atmosFIR gas analysers in use as certified emissions monitoring equipment. This is a major achievement for Protea and reinforces our focus to offer the highest product quality levels for Gas Analysis equipment.
BS EN 15267-2 specifies the requirements for the manufacturer’s quality management system, the initial assessment of the manufacturer’s production control and the continuing surveillance of the effect of subsequent design changes on the performance of certified automated measuring systems.
Protea’s Quality Management System for design, manufacturing and support of our range of gas analysers was today again audited against the ISO 9001:2008 standard, which was passed.
Protea is certified to the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2008 quality management system for its system design, manufacturing, supply and service activities. Certification ensures Protea's management system is focused to meet customer specific needs and ensure satisfaction.
Protea have grown over recent years leading to the need to relocate to new premises this year. We are pleased to announce that during June 2016 we have relocated, doubled office space and doubled workshop space by moving to a modern manufacturing facility close to our original location near Crewe. 2016 will see many developments across all areas including product, process and staff development.
Our new address is Protea Ltd, 10 Prosperity Court, Midpoint 18, Middlewich, Cheshire, CW10 0GD, UK. We are located just off the M6 at junction 18 just North of Crewe. This makes our location very accessible from the whole of the United Kingdom.
Protea’s range of Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Gas Analyser allows for the measurement of nearly any gas with one instrument. A FTIR gas analyser collects a full infrared spectrum continuously, allowing for hundreds of gases to be detected and measured at once. Changes are only needed to software calibration files to measure new gases.
Protea was the first company in the UK to use FTIR gas analysers for mobile stack emissions testing. Protea has been able to develop our instrumentation with an understanding of the needs of our end-users and customers. In-house development of software algorithms, FTIR gas cell optics and sampling system control systems allows us to provide not only the high performance FTIR analyser but the complete measurement system around it.
Protea are excited to be exhibiting at the Pig and Poultry Fair www.pigandpoultry.org.uk, which will attract more than 10,000 visitors this year, and will be held at the NAEC, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire from 10th – 11th May 2016.
Protea will be showcasing our analysers and sensors specifically aimed at the agricultural and livestock industry. The Solus Multipoint is an ideal solution for monitoring multiple samples of Ammonia (NH3) as per the VERA protocol. We will also be demonstrating a new line of low-cost NH3 detectors for quick and simple NH3 indication.
Visit our Stand at The Pig and Poultry Fair – Hall Blackdown, Stand 465
Protea are proud to announce the addition of in-built calibration gas dilution function to our range of FTIR gas analysers. This feature, using precision a Mass Flow Controller within the analyser, allows the FTIR user to dynamical calibrate their FTIR gas analyser from within the FTIR software at the touch of a button.
Without the need for expensive external gas dilution equipment, FTIR gas analyser linearity checks can be carried out quickly, simply and with combined data storage.
Protea have completed the successful training and installation a ProtIR 204M Transportable CEM system in Doha. The installation has been conducted in partnership with our agent in the region, Newtech International.
The analyser will be used to measure incineration and combustion process emissions, such as NOx, CO, SO2, HCl and NH3.
Measure any gas, in any background, with our range of analysers for research, process and emissions. With 20 years’ experience in FTIR gas analyser application and manufacture, Protea can provide the complete gas analysis solution. atmosFIR New Range of high resolution multigas FTIR 19 inch rack or portable versions, for fixed, mobile and integration. PotIR 204M MCERTS approved transportable CEM for stack emissions.
As part of our participation in a Support for Impact Project (SIP) as part of EMPIR, Protea’s FTIR analyser has undergone laboratory validation testing. Protea’s atmosFIR biogas analyser was validated against multiple siloxane standards developed by NPL. Mixtures of linear and cyclic siloxane compounds were analysed in a typical biogas background.
Protea's range of FTIR gas analysers can measure hundreds of gas species. In order to provide the analysts with help in identification of unknown peaks in their spectra, Protea have provided the following band assignment lookup utility. By entering the absorption position of an unknown molecular vibration the tool will return suggestions on the bond that could be present.
With the full spectrum analysis of Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR) Spectrometers, there often occurs the absorption peaks or features of species that are "unknown" or new to the analysis method. The role of the analyst is often to identify these new species in order that they can be added to the quantitative analysis method. Protea would also recommend the use of our free Spectrum Viewer software to help with the identification of unknown spectral features.
Protea's involvement in the HyCoRA project for cost reduction in hydrogen fuel quality assurance has had its Mid-Term review meeting, where all deliverables have been met.
Protea is looking forward to publishing results from our new FTIR and MS analysis equipment later this year. The HyCoRA project has received funding from the European Union'’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 621223.
In the current climate, there is not always the budget or cap-ex approval for new analytical tools on plant. In order that plant operators can still get the detailed monitoring data that is needed to make decisions on plant improvements or cost savings, Protea’s gas analysers can be rented over various timescales.
From back-up CEM analysers to ambient air studies, from complex VOC-speciation to gas composition analysis for CV, our analysers can be deployed to give measurement data needed to make decisions.
Our analysers can be deployed and set-up by an engineer, but with 4G data access they are always in contact with Protea and the support team here. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Protea on +44 (0)1270 872000 for more information.
Protea is pleased to welcome Mohammed Ul-Haq as the latest member to our team.
Mohammed joins us as a recent graduate with an MSc in Instrumental Analysis, and his skills in Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) and Mass Spectrometer analysis methods will be invaluable in providing our customer-focussed analyser systems. In particular, Mohammed will be working on Protea’s recent InnovateUK TSB awarded AIR-IQ project.
Protea are pleased to announce the launch of its fully-featured website www.protea.ltd.uk. The new site has extensive content including full product range details, technical resources, Product Range, Systems Solutions, Applications By Industry, Technology, Analytics, Rental, Distributors and much more.
The objective of the new site is to provide key information in a user friendly format, on all our products, along with all technical data, specifications and colour options, in one place. We hope to provide all the essential project planning tools for potential and existing specifiers and customers. We would love to hear your thoughts on the new site along with any other features you feel would be beneficial. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Protea on +44 (0)1270 872000 for more information.