Q.E.D. Environmental Systems
QED Environmental Systems design, manufacture and support environmental technology solutions for groundwater, soil and gas management applications into industrial, environmental and energy markets worldwide. Its corporate headquarters are in the USA which support the North, Central and South American markets. QED’s International office covers Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. The company’s focussed vertical markets include remediation, landfill, biogas, medical and food and beverage. QED has an extensive network of established international distributors, enabling it to provide its products, services and support in a local language to over 60 countries throughout the world. QED also has a strong portfolio of acquired product brands including Geotech, Landtec and Viasensor gas analysers, En Novative Technologies soil sampling products and Snap Sampler groundwater sampling solutions.
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Landfill Gas to Cash - Helped by Geotech static gas analyser
Assessing the value of landfill gas and advising on its optimum use is one of the specialist services of landfill experts, Coventry-based, Automatic Flare Systems (AFS).
AFS uses its mobile flare skid for landfill gas pumping trials to analyse the quantity and composition of landfill gas. Mounted on the skid is a Geotech GA3000 static gas analyser. It monitors the untreated gases downstream from knockout pots before going onward to a flare.
Managing director at AFS, Steve Willacy said, "We want continuous landfill gas monitoring and analysis and use a data logger to record the results from the gas analyser." The data is auto downloaded to a web page so AFS can inspect it without going to site.
At the end of the 12-week pumping trial AFS produces a site assessment report with daily gas readings, gas curves and an assessment of gas quality, types of gases and volume. "We can then advise on how the gas can be best used for power generation, as vehicle fuel, converted to methanol or to biomethane to replace fossil-sourced natural gas - or if no value, how best to flare it.
"We had been using another supplier's gas analysis equipment for about ten years and had been talking to Geotech about them producing a static gas analyser which suited our operations. With input from us and others, Geotech developed the GA3000 using its existing proven equipment, technology and know how. The GA3000 is doing exactly what we need it to do," said Steve Willacy.
Since completing its latest pumping trial in Scotland the AFS mobile flare and analysis skid with its GA3000 been moved to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis to carry out a pumping trial there.
While the GA3000 is working away on a remote Scottish island and its data is being inspected in Coventry, AFS is taking delivery of its next, larger Geotech automated extraction monitoring system (AEMS) with six gas channels for six supply sources, for an export client.
More from Geotech at: www.geotech.co.uk or from AFS at: www.afs-group.co.uk
For further information please email Geotechnical Instruments