The need to demonstrate environmental responsibility is key for today’s marine and offshore industries. Charterers and the public demand high standards of performance and reliability. Fuels and exhaust gas emissions are also the subject of international, regional and national controls. The most significant is IMO MARPOL Annex VI - Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships, which also applies to mobile offshore drilling units and other oil industry platforms.
The Emissions Monitoring Solution from Protea is the P2000 emissions monitoring system is approved for the analysis of exhaust gases from the engines and boilers of ships and offshore rigs. Robust and with proven reliability, up to six gases can be measured including SO2, CO2 and NOx.
The Protea 2000 emissions monitoring system comprises up to 6 exhaust mounted analysers, each with automatic verification facilities. Emissions data from the entire system is securely managed and displayed at a dedicated Classification Society approved panel PC, with outputs to networks, control systems, and reporting facilities.
We would like to take this opportunity to say a thank you to everyone involved with our company including customers, staff, suppliers and partners for your support during the year. We are looking forward to 2019 and working with all of you again next year. Season’s greetings from all of us and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We have had an excellent year and are pleased to be moving into the next year with a positive outlook. We have significant expansion plans and projects planned for 2019 and more news will be made available in this area over the first months of the year.
Following on from the Quality and Environment exhibition and the Water, Waste Water and Environmental Monitoring show on the 21st and 22nd of November, Protea have appeared in an online article focused on “dirty diesel to clean carbon dioxide and biogas”. The full article can be seen by clicking the image below and there is more information also available below the image from the article.
To monitor and control this potential issue, measurement of siloxanes in a matrix of biogas can be achieved using FTIR instrumentation. Victoria Brewster, Product Leader for Spectroscopic Solutions at Protea commented to gasworld on the analyser that her company offers for this application:
“Protea used to operate a UKAS accredited stack emissions testing laboratory as well as manufacturing analysers. But, we were never really satisfied with the instrumentation that was commercially available for some of the more exotic challenges that this sector presented to us. So, we began to innovate our own instrumentation and data analysis software. Over the years, this has evolved to the highly sophisticated and robust solutions that we have brought to the AQE this year, including our atmosFIR, which is ideally suited to sub-ppm level siloxanes analysis in the biogas sector,” said Brewster.
The highest levels of performance and accuracy in environmental emissions monitoring equipment. With 20 years experience in gas analyser application and manufacture, Protea can provide the complete gas analysis solution for research, process and environmental emissions monitoring.
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New! In-Situ CEM Product Range
The unique in-situ CEM systems (Both Infra-Red and Ultra Violet) are flange mounted, with the Insitu sample cell protruding into the stack. The Protea In-Situ multi component CEM can monitor multiple gases species simultaneously, because the water vapour is monitored the pollutant gases can be reported on a wet or dry bases depending on the local environmental agencies requirements.
Protea will be exhibiting at the Air Quality and Emissions Show (November 21st & 22nd - 2018) AQE 2018 on Stand 8. The 10th in the series of Air Quality & Emissions Events will focus on industrial air emissions and stack monitoring of (Part A) processes regulated by the Regulators of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, ambient air quality monitoring, the emissions to air of Part A2 and Part B processes controlled by local authorities and SEPA, MCERTS standards and all aspects of air quality monitoring, protection and treatment.
In 2018 the AQE show will now run alongside WWEM (The 8th International Conference and exhibition on Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring). Visitors to AQE and WWEM will be able enter both these complementary events free of charge and will now benefit from attending two shows at one time under one roof showing a full range of products and services for air and water monitoring. Visitors to both shows will be Environmental managers, Process Operators, Local Authorities, Regulators , Consultancies and Scientists from across all industries.
Earlier in the year we relocated our offices in Peterborough to a new location which included a complete fit out to allow for a purpose built modern manufacturing facility. The images below provide an insight into the work that we do focused on the manufacture and production of in-situ gas analysers for a global market place. The new facility specialised in the production of the P2000 and P5000 in-situ Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEM) analysers that are flange mounted to the emissions point, with an in-situ sample cell inserted into a stack.
Our full office address for the new location is Protea Ltd, Peterborough, Unit 2 Venture Park, Stirling Way, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 8YD, UK. The telephone number is +44 (0) 1733 263437 and the email address is mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Protea offers both Infra-Red (IR) and Ultra Violet (UV) in-situ gas analysers. The in-situ CEM systems are multi-component and can monitor multiple gases species simultaneously. The analyser also monitors water vapour and so the pollutant gases can be reported on a wet or dry bases depending on the local environmental agencies requirements.
Protea have had a busy year during 2018 with the addition of new standards and accreditations. We have been very active in this area and have a dedicated area where you can access all six of our downloads offering detailed information on a wide range of accreditations relating to Protea and its products.
Our full range of accreditations and certificates is presented below:
International Electrotechnical Commission IEC Certificate Scheme for Explosive Atmospheres. IECEx is a voluntary system which provides an internationally accepted means of proving compliance with IEC standards. IEC standards are used in many national approval schemes and as such, IECEx certification can be used to support national compliance, negating the need in most cases for additional testing. Download the Protea IECEx Certificate of Conformity here or on our accreditations page.
The International Electrotechnical Commission(IEC) is an international standards organisation that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies - collectively known as "electrotechnology". IEC standards cover a vast range of technologies from power generation, transmission and distribution to home appliances and office equipment, semiconductors, fibre optics, batteries, solar energy, nanotechnology and marine energy as well as many others. The IEC also manages three global conformity assessment systems that certify whether equipment, system or components conform to its International Standards. If you require any further information regarding the Protea IECEx Certificate of Conformity or anything else you can email Protea at email@example.com
We are pleased to announce that Protea have attained an ATEX directive for Equipment or Protective Systems or Components Intended for use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Directive 2014/34/EU. Notification Number: Baseefa ATEX 7765. ATEX is a legal prerequisite for selling within the European Economic Area, but IECEx gives maximum international acceptance and, if feasible, most customers elect to have certificates for both schemes issued at the same time. Download the Protea ATEX Quality Assurance Notification here.
The ATEX standard is available for certain products in certain applications. If you require any further information regarding the Protea ATEX Quality Assurance Notification or anything else you can email Protea at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 offers the complete FTIR Gas Analyser solution for a global market place.
Our FTIR gas analysers represent the highest levels of performance and accuracy in industrial and research gas measurements. Protea offers a number of standard FTIR configurations that are designed for specific applications including:-
Protea will be exhibiting at Achema 2018 for the week 11 – 15 June. Achema is the world forum for the chemical engineering and process industries. Visit us in Hall 11.1, Booth E57, where we will be demonstrating our range of extractive and in-situ process and emissions gas analysers.
ACHEMA is the World forum for chemical engineering and the process industry, Innovations' platform and technology summit, Trend-setting meeting point, Take-off for investment decisionsa and the International network of experts and executives. General topics at ACHEMA include Chemical and biochemical Reaction Technology, Chemical Engineering, Mixing and Separation Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Laboratory Technology, Materials and Material Processing, Energy and alternative Feedstocks and Labour and Process Safety.
Protea have recently been awarded the RINA Certificate Marine Certificate for our Monitoring and control system continuous emissions monitor the P2000. The P2000 may be used for the continuous monitoring of emissions from the exhaust gas cleaning system. The actual reference standard is that the RINA rules for the classification of ships - Part C “Machinery, Systems and Fire Protection”, Chapter 3, Section 6, Tab.1 and IMO Res, MEPC.259(68) Chapter 6 “Emission Testing” as well as the relevant requirements of Revised MARPOL Annex VI and NOx Technical Code 2008.
Protea 2000 In-Situ Infra-red gas analyser connected to a Protea Control Unit forms the basis of a Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS). The Stack Mounted In-Situ analyser monitors the stack gas without the need for any sample handling equipment making it a cost-effective solution to Continuous Emission Monitoring and Process applications. The analyser monitors the stack gases “wet”, water vapour is continuously monitored enabling the pollutant gases can be reported on a wet or dry bases.
Last year DEFRA published plans for reducing roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations in the UK, setting out our approach to meeting the statutory limits for NO2. On 22nd May 2018 DEFRA published its draft for a Clean Air Strategy outlining their ambitions relating to reducing air pollution in the round, making our air healthier to breathe, protecting nature and boosting the economy. In this draft strategy, DEFRA set a clear direction for future air quality policies and goals. The strategy sits alongside three other important UK government strategies: UK Industrial Strategy, UK Clean Growth Strategy and the UK 25 Year Environment Plan. It can be downloaded here or viewed below.
The draft Clean Air Strategy 2018 sets out actions to improve air quality by reducing pollution from a wide range of sources. It affects a broad range of sectors and touches on the interests of many. DEFRA would like views on the actions being proposed to reduce air pollution and its effects, and to hear whether individuals, companies and organisations have any further suggestions. We will await the next stages of this important initiative.
The International Conference and Exhibition on emissions monitoring (CEM) took place in Budapest, Hungary from 16th-18th May 2018. Protea were in attendance at the event presenting there CEM solutions to a global audience. The CEM 2018 exhibition focused on a number of Conference topics including Emission regulation and future monitoring challenges, Standards and Quality, Dust measurement at low concentrations, Gaseous species at low concentrations (HCl, HF, NH3, SO3, CH4, N2O, CHOH, TOC), Mercury and Trace Metals, Fence line monitoring & measurement of fugitive/diffuse emissions, Innovative Measurement Technology & Industrial Case Studies (Power industry, Cement industry, Metal industry, Chemical Industry, Glass industry).
The 13th International Conference and Exhibition on Emissions Monitoring will be of interest and value to Process Operators, Environmental Managers, Regulators and Consultants. Topics featured at the Conference and exhibition will include: International regulation and Policy, Standards, quality control, monitoring techniques and industrial case studies.
As part of our expansion plans into future years we are pleased to announce that our new manufacturing facility is now fully operational. The new facility is located in Peterborough and will focus on the design, manufacture and supply of in-situ continuous emissions monitoring analysers to a global market place.
The new location address can be found at Protea Ltd, Unit 2 Venture Park, Stirling Way, Bretton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 8YD, United Kingdom.
FTIR Operation - Either to be provided with one of our own FTIR gas analyser systems, or provided to users of other FTIR equipment, Protea’s FTIR training course provides an in-depth and thorough training course for both the new comer to FTIR and also the experienced user. From an overview of spectral theory, to a breakdown of the components within an FTIR analysis system, our training courses enable the laboratory user or plant engineer to get the most out of this powerful technology.
FTIR Data Analysis - The beauty of FTIR spectroscopy for industrial gas analysis is the collection of spectral data that can be reviewed and re-analysed offline to provide extra information on gas species within the process. However the tools and techniques to do this are not always fully explained or demonstrated to newcomers to this technology. Protea can provide 2 day training courses specifically for the analysis of FTIR data. Starting with a review of data quality and spectral care, the course introduces the customer to the concepts of FTIR spectral analysis such as chemo metrics.
Protea is excited to announce our comprehensive building works are well underway on our new premises in Peterborough. The customisation of the 10,0000 square foot facility will enable the high production rate of emissions monitoring systems predicted for 2018 to be met, with the increased capacity as Protea continues to expanded. Further updates on the new location and the opening ceremony will follow in the coming months.
The year has already started well with the successfully accreditation to QAL 1 , EN14181 MCERTS for the P2000 multi component in-situ continuous emission monitoring system. This will enable us to meet our customers’ requirements both in Europe and the increasing number of countries adopting the requirements of this certification. Whereas there are several instruments with this certification we are one of few that can offer in-situ fully verifiable analysers with this accreditation. The P2000 analyser is unique with its capability of monitoring the common pollutant gases at these levels in varied applications and specifications. With our powerful reporting software makes our solution second to none.
We are pleased to announce that our Protea 2000 In-Situ Infra-red gas analyser is now accredited for MCERTS standard. This accreditation is tested to a European standard (15267-3) which is globally recognised. The new approval allows for Protea to offer and supply the P2000 Series Continuous Emission Monitor with Protea Control Unit.
Monitoring emissions to air, land and water (MCERTS) is a business emissions to air, land and water are regulated under strict European and UK laws, to protect the environment and human health. Businesses either monitor their emissions all the time, known as continuous monitoring, or at times defined in their permit, known as spot tests or periodic monitoring. In both cases they must meet quality requirements. MCERTS is the Environment Agency’s Monitoring Certification Scheme. It provides the framework for businesses to meet our quality requirements. As we now comply with MCERTS we can have confidence in the monitoring of emissions to the environment.
We would like to take this opportunity to say a thank you to everyone involved with our company including customers, staff, suppliers and partners for your support during the year. We are looking forward to 2018 and working with all of you again next year. Season’s greetings from all of us and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We have had an excellent year over the last 12 months and are pleased to be moving into the next year with a strong order book. We have significant expansion plans and projects planned for 2018 and more news will be made available in this area over the first months of the year.
Protea will be exhibiting at the Peftec exhibition in Antwerp, Belgium on 29th & 30th of November 2017. PEFTEC is a focused international conference and exhibition for Analytical Chemists, Scientists, Process Operators, Laboratory Personnel and Environmental Managers who work in around the Petroleum, Refining, Chemical and Petrochemical industries. PEFTEC will take place on 29th & 30th of November 2017 in Antwerp, Belgium.
PEFTEC features a high level conference programme, over 80 free to attend technical seminars and an exhibition represented by over 250 Instrument and Service providers. Topics and products featured at PEFTEC 2017 will include: Laboratory testing and measurement, Petrochemical Analysis, Emissions Monitoring in air, water and soil, portable and field sampling, reference materials, oil analysis, calibration, International & Industrial Regulation, standards, Quality Assurance, Measurement Techniques & Technologies.
As part of our growth plans Protea is please to launch a new range of products and technologies focused on Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS). The Stack Mounted In-Situ analyser monitors the stack gas without the need for any sample handling equipment making it a cost effective solution to Continuous Emission Monitoring and Process applications. The analyser monitors the stack gases “wet”, water vapour is continuously monitored enabling the pollutant gases can be reported on a wet or dry bases.
The range includes two models at the stage the Protea 2000 and the Protea 5000. The Protea 2000 can monitor up to six gas species, including NO, NO2, N2O, SO2, NH3, HCl, CH4, CO, CO2 and H2O in many CEMs and process applications. The Protea 5000 can monitor to multiple gas species, including NO, NO2, N2O, SO2, NH3, TRS, H2S and H2O in many CEMs and process applications. The analyser probe is heated, ensuring components in contact with the stack gas are above the dew point, enabling the analyser to be installed on highly corrosive applications such as Nitric Acid and Sulphuric Acid plants. The analyser is compliant with international standards such as US EPA 40 cfr Part 60 & 75.
Protea Ltd acquire the sole rights to manufacture the Parker Procal range of In-Situ Continuous Emission Monitoring (CEMS) and Process analysers from Parker Hannifin. The range of In-Situ analysers are considered to be number one in the field of CEMS with a large installed base in demanding applications globally. The In-Situ analysers will compliment Protea’s existing extensive product range, enabling the company to develop its application capability in all key industrial sectors. Click the image below to download this news press release.
Protea Ltd design and manufacture a range of advanced Fourier-Transform Infra-Red (FTIR), Tuneable Laser Diode (TDL) and Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer (QMS) instruments. The systems are supplied for both CEMS and Process applications, capable of monitoring low level emissions compliant with international standards (European EN14181 and US EPA).
The Company will manufacture the In-Situ product range in a new facility in Peterborough UK and has recruited a team with extensive experience of In-Situ CEMS technology. Protea Ltd Managing Director Andrew Toy “I am pleased to announce the inclusion of the Procal In-Situ range of analysers and accessories into our product portfolio, enabling Protea to considerably expand its capabilities. We are now able to offer fully integrated Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems to meet the ever demanding market requirements.”
The company will utilise its extensive highly experienced distributor network to market and support both its existing and the newly acquired In-Situ range of gas analysers as it continues to develop its capabilities in the growing international environmental monitoring sector.
About Parker Hannifin - Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For 100 years the company has engineered the success of its customers in a wide range of diversified industrial and aerospace markets. Learn more at www.parker.com.
Protea will be exhibiting at the Conference and Exhibition (CEM) on Emissions Monitoring India on 26th to 28th September 2017 at stand 26. India is one of the world's fastest growing economies and is currently the third largest polluting country in the world emitting 2407 million metric tonnes of CO2 .To tackle this pollution The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) of India has taken an important step to adopt Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) in India. The CPCB has initially directed plants in 17 categories of highly polluting industries to install CEMS for real time monitoring and compliance.
The CEM India conference follows on from the highly successful series of CEM events which have been held in Europe since 1997. CEM India will provide delegates and visitors in depth information on Indian regulation and policy, monitoring guide lines, calibration and quality control. There will be case study presentations from International speakers, The Central Pollution Control Board and the Centre for Science and Environment on best practice, installation, procedures and data capture.
The last twelve months has seen significant growth within Protea for both home and export market sectors. We have seen expansion and growth in our product range, human resources and also our quality systems. This follows on from an expansion into larger premises and the acquisition by the Bartec Auto ID group of companies. We have also invested in the development and expansion of a network of global distributors across key markets within our industry sectors.
We now have distributors in Austria, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Netherlands, China, Denmark, Eire, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Netherlands, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Laos, Lithuania, Malaysia, Norway, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore. If you are in a territory that we do not have representation then we are interested in hearing from you.
Protea is pleased to announce that we have had our Integrated Management System (IMS) successfully audited by TÜV Rheinland and have been awarded certification to ISO 9001:2015 for the design, manufacture, supply and service of analysers for gas emissions, process control and research.
Protea Ltd are the sole UK manufacturer of FTIR’s and our certification to ISO 9001:2015 further enhances our commitment to manufacturing and delivering high quality products and services. This commitment to quality is in addition to our ongoing EN 15267-3 certification tests for MCERTS approval of our atmosFIR CEM which we anticipate to be completed later this year.
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 monitoringProtea are pleased to announce the appointment of two new business development representatives covering global territories for all products in the Protea range. This will cover responsibility the for developing sales growth internationally, the recruitment and management of a worldwide distributor network and the supporting customers and end users directly. Making regular worldwide visits to assist and support, promote, specify applications for a range of emission monitoring products, this new team will look to develop a clear action and growth plan through exhibitions, seminars and marketing support. They will also provide commercial and application training and obtain certification, vendor approvals working with large OEM customers. We welcome Chris Daw and Karen Canham to Protea.
Chris Daw has long experience in bringing high tech, high value products from concept to market, particularly in the export field. In the 35 years that he has been in industry and sales, he has always gone the extra mile for customers, and been really effective in new business development in numerous new territories. We see Chris being a real asset to Protea and he can be contacted on Chris.Daw@protea.ltd.uk.
Karen Canham has vast experience in technical and high value sales development and Support for Small &Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Medium Sized Businesses (MSBs). A history of worldwide growth with a network of associates in key geographical hubs that can assist in developing sales strategy’s and routes to market. Karen is available to help you with all applications and can assist you and potential clients by co-ordinating and management of sales initiatives. Karen is an exceptional communicator when dealing with your specifications and she can be contacted on Karen.Canham@protea.ltd.uk.
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 9001:2015 standard, which was passed.
Protea is certified to the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 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.