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Servomex gas analysers installed at UK power station

Servomex gas analysers installed at UK power station
April 20, 2009 – Drax Power Limited installed Servomex gas analysers at the UK’s cleanest and most coal-efficient power station.

Eight SERVOTOUGH Fluegas (2700) units, optimised to measure both 02 and COe, have been installed to monitor the oxygen burn mix for the combustion boilers at Drax Power Station in Selby, Yorkshire. By monitoring combustion processes more closely, Drax engineers will be able to control the optimum burn mix more accurately, thus saving fuel, enabling considerable cost savings and further improving emissions quality.

Already replacing a range of competitor analysers at other coal-fired power stations, the SERVOTOUGH Fluegas combustion gas analyser is ideal for monitoring combustion processes by using a combination of a zirconium oxide cell for measuring oxygen and a patented 'thick film' catalytic sensor for combustibles such as CO equivalents and COe. The SERVOTOUGH Fluegas is accordingly designed for high temperature operation up to 1750°C (3182°F) with a range of applications in extreme heated environments including process heaters, utility boilers, thermal crackers and incinerators – and therefore ideal for monitoring the combustion process at Selby or other coal-fired power stations.

Servomex will also provide full service and support - including installation and commissioning - for the SERVOTOUGH Fluegas analysers, which replace competitor products that had become obsolete and unsupportable for the future.

“The performance, accuracy and reliability of the SERVOTOUGH Fluegas has established it as the industry choice for monitoring combustion processes, so with this installation Servomex is proud to actively contribute to Drax’s status as the cleanest and most efficient coal-fired power station in the UK,” says Chris Cottrell, Managing Director, Servomex.

“Servomex has been a pleasure to work with and the contract was professionally project managed with a flexible approach,” concludes Peter Muff, Project Manager, Drax Power.

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