In recent years, gasification has become very popular as a means of diversifying the incomes of farms. The production of syngas requires careful calibration and measurement. Gas Data’s Syngas Click! System incorporates a purpose-built software package that enables clients to monitor and analyse gas levels on a continuous basis.
Gasification is a process whereby biological materials are heated and pressurized in the presence of steam. The resulting gas mixture is known as synthetic gas or syngas. Gasifiers and untreated syngas can be used to run engines that generate heat and/or electricity at greater levels of efficiency.
Syngas consists of methane, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and nitrogen. Small amounts of impurities are also present, such as hydrogen sulphide, ammonia, and heavier hydrocarbons (which are commonly referred to as tars).
Gas Data has developed a range of fixed system gas analysers that are tailored to the demands and compositions of syngas. Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and methane levels are all monitored – and integrated orifice plate flow meters allow the analyser to calculate continuously the gross calorific value (GCV) and gas flow from the gasifiers.
This data is critical, as it is required by operators if they are to report, appropriately, their engine efficiencies and claim the benefits of various government energy schemes. The Syngas Click! System is designed to improve the efficiency of syngas production.
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