The 5 instruments your business needs for emission monitoring

The 5 instruments your business needs for emission monitoring

It has become increasingly important that everyone, from private citizens to the head of an international operation, play their part in ensuring that they are being eco-conscious and protecting the environment. There are many different ways this can be done. Whether that be driving a hybrid car or recycling materials, it is important that everyone endeavours to make an effort. This effort is even more important in the industrial sector, where it should be a major priority for companies to ensure that they are doing everything they can to decrease pollution overall.

This can be an incredibly difficult task in this industry. Historically the equipment, production and machines used have been large elements of air pollution. But in this modern age, technology is available that allows these industries to take steps to reduce their contribution to air pollution at every step of the production cycle.

Emission monitoring devices are one such test that allows companies to ensure that all equipment is functioning as it should, and is, therefore, contributing to an eco-friendly environment.

With that in mind, what pieces of emission testing devices do you need for your monitoring?

Flue gas analyser

When it comes to writing up a shopping list, a flue gas analyser should be right at the top.

A flue gas analyser can record small traces of gas pollution in the air, making it a crucial tool for industrial applications. There is no extra training required to use one as they are simple to operate, so anyone on site has the capability of learning to use it quickly and efficiently. This avoids any downtime required for training that could affect the production cycle.

Flue gas analysers have been in use for approximately 40 years. This time tested device has proven its usefulness and necessity. They are capable of testing a variety of different types of gasses, and some are even able to be operated from the readouts on a smartphone or tablet via an app. It is important to use the device in conjunction with other tools to provide all-around comprehensive emission monitoring. Such other devices include a smoke tester in oil heating systems or a nanoparticle measuring instrument when checking various types of industrial equipment.

Smoke tester

During the manufacturing process, it is not uncommon for smoke to develop. Whether its due to the nature of the machinery, combustible chemicals or any other elements, it can be an expected by-product in most industries. Even with this in mind, it is still very important for companies to have the ability to detect particulate matter to ensure safety standards and production is running smoothly at all points.

This is why a smoke tester is essential. A high-quality smoke detector should be able to detect particulates that otherwise would not be. It is common in the industrial sector for employees to be working in close proximity of systems that generate a lot of particulate matter, and it is in these instances where detection and testing are most important.

Nanoparticles meter

The inhalation of nanoparticles into the body can have a range of health concerns, including lung inflammation and cardiovascular problems. For example, studies have shown that diesel exhaust causes a general inflammatory response and alters systems, such as the ones that control a person's heart rate.

If a production facility is known to produce nanoparticles they need to be aware of the dangers these pose to human beings. Therefore, these ultra-fine particles need to be monitored and investing in the appropriate instruments that can determine the amount of particles in ambient air is crucial.

Particle Counter

It is necessary to comply with legal regulations relating to particulate matter in a variety of professions. For example, heating engineers encounter particulate matter and are required to be able to work with different measures in this area. In such instances, it is important to use particulate matter measurement instruments.

Instruments that are capable of undertaking digital measurements and carrying them out in real-time allows the user to respond quickly if the values are too high. Testo's range of instruments is approved for all the various fuel classes. This allows you to not only ensure the safety and protection of the people in the direct vicinity but also enables a more effective approach to environmental protection.

Leakage meter

For all emissions monitoring and testing, a leakage meter is an important catch-all tool. A leak can cause serious damage. To avoid this, you should carry out the required tests with the appropriate pressure/gas leakage measuring instrument in order to improve fault protection and meet legal requirements.

Not only can most of these state-of-the-art detectors determine that there is a leak, but can also pinpoint the exact location of the leak. This increases the efficiency of any required repair work. These detectors are capable of being calibrated to account for any change in altitude depending on your geographical location, allowing the instrument to be as accurate as possible with even the smallest of leaks.

Each one of these instruments is portable and can be used on a wide range of equipment in different locations. They are built to last, being specifically designed to be used over and over again, meaning that they pay for themselves. They are also designed to be used together to achieve different readouts and results. For more information about emissions measuring devices, and how they can be used in your business, contact the Testo New Zealand team today.