Storing, transporting or mixing large quantities of dust creates a risk of explosion. Because the dust particles are small, they can easily ignite in the presence of oxygen and cause a potentially devastating explosion due to the sudden release of energy.
The case study examines how the specific needs of a European customer led to Michell designing an integrated monitoring system for a water treatment plant. The customer operated a plant where sewage sludge is dried with a combination of mechanical pressing and heated air. Both CO and O2 have to be monitored in the silos where this process takes place to ensure the atmosphere is non-explosive.
Michell’s solution combined the XTP601 thermo-paramagnetic oxygen analyzer with a carbon monoxide analyzer in a single system for ease of use.
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