Sensor makes sense
The low power version was developed to ensure compatibility with existing instrument designs.
AS higher costs force businesses to rethink their use of energy, one industry supplier has responded with a sensor that it says will reduce response and recovery times and eliminate field failures with flue gas analysers.
Developed by City Technology to improve the accuracy, operational life and resistance to cross-contamination in analysers, the 4OXeco LP sensor uses the company’s lead-free toxic gas sensor technology. The 4OXeco LP low power version for use in portable equipment is produced in City’s 4 Series form factor to ensure mechanical compatibility with existing instrument designs.
Portable and fixed flue gas analysers are widely used in power stations, industrial, commercial and residential buildings to measure oxygen and carbon monoxide content of boiler flue gases, a key measure of efficiency and safety. The use of natural gas, LPG, light and heavy oils, biomass, wood pellets, coal, propane and butane in fixed boilers and power generation plants has increased the amount and types of contaminants likely to be present in flue gases, creating the potential for a higher incidence of false readings during measurements.
Tom Gurd, City’s emissions product manager, explained: “Increasing energy costs are making it more beneficial for businesses and homeowners to maintain combustion processes at peak efficiency.
“The new sensor is specifically designed to cope with the harsh environment in which it has to operate, it has proved its performance during our accelerated life test programme and two years of field use with a development partner in Germany, one of the most strictly regulated markets in Europe.”