CEMS

Thermo Scientific press release regarding tested systems

Thermo recently released a press release saying that they had 25 systems that have passed all of the required regulatory testing (I’m sure that they mean as far as they can given the state of the regulations and standards at this point). Hopefully we will soon be able to add a couple more to the…

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MCG installation a little rough

The installation of the MCG’s has been going a little rough. At this time we have one of the units installed but not completely tested. We have the first production “X Box” systems and the design has been updated and standardized since we installed ours. As a result there are a few standard parts that…

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The final few steps in Hg CEMS implementation

We are working on the last few steps to complete the project. Thermo sent us a mercuric choloride generator for a game cube probe but we have the modified inertial probe installed so we had to wait a couple of months for the right kit. We are scheduled to have it installed the week of…

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Mercury Systems are Operational

A long overdue update… All of the little issues have finally been resolved and both Mercury Freedom Systems are working. We have the mercuric chloride generators and nitrogen generators on order and expect to receive them in the next few weeks. We encountered a number of difficulties during the commissioning of the systems. Our original…

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Slow progress on Mercury CEMS Installation

We have been working on the Thermo Fisher Scientific Mercury Freedom installation for 3 weeks and have hit a series of snags. We are the first production installation (there is 1 R&D unit running) of the probe controller on the stack using the 82X configuration dubbed the “X Box”. Basically we did not want to…

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Early impressions of Thermo Mercury Freedom System

We are in the early stages of commissioning two new Thermo Fisher Scientific Mercury Freedom Systems at St Johns River Power Park in Jacksonville, FL. It is nice to have a customer who has decided to be an early adopter of this technology. There are still a lot of unanswered questions and uncertainty but I…

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Major CEMS upgrade mostly completed

We have recently completed upgrading two NOx/SOx CEMS systems at St Johns River Power Park in Jacksonville, FL. This project was started during the summer of 2006 when I started a series of meetings with the plant staff to review their existing systems piece by piece and ultimately developed a very detailed specification for the…

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Custom Operator Reports to Ensure Environmental Compliance

Everyone struggles to comply with the assortment of environmental restraints that are the result of federal, state, local, and permit requirements. It is important to present information to your operators in an unambiguous manner that lets them know immediately if they are on target. I recently put together a little solution for a customer who was having problems. They could produce reports from…

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