Gas analyser suits CCS


TESTING equipment specialist Quantitech has commissioned an advanced Gasmet FTIR multiparameter gas analyser at the UK Carbon Capture & Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) facility near Sheffield. This Pilot-scale Advanced Capture Technology (PACT) facility was created to catalyse and support both industrial and academic research.

PACT Business Development Manager Dr Kris Milkowski, from the University of Leeds, says: “FTIR gas analysis performs a vital role in our work with all carbon capture methods; enabling us to monitor CO2 levels in addition to almost any other gas from the Gasmet library of over 5,000 compounds.”
The Gasmet DX4000 FTIR analyser was supplied and configured by Milton Keynes based Quantitech. “The system was delivered with a sampling system and heated sample lines so that hot, wet and even corrosive gases can be measured,” says Sales Director Dominic Duggan.
“Dr Milkowski’s work with the Gasmet DX4000 analyser has clearly demonstrated the suitability of multiparameter FTIR for monitoring CCS plants. In most applications we would recommend a fixed continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS) for such applications, however, as a research site, the PACT facility requires maximum flexibility in its resources, so the portability of this system is ideal for PACT’s work.”