Going green is everywhere, from the look of disgust on the shop assistant’s face when you ask for a carrier bag, to the nagging teenagers reviling the older generation for destroying the planet as they leave the lights on! But can the green revolution extend as far as analytical instrumentation in the Water Industry? Or more importantly can the design and use of such instruments help to reduce CO2 emissions?
Many thousands of tonnes of CO2 emissions could be saved each year if the water industry were to switch to using auto-calibrating analysers and remote monitoring of analytical instrumentation.
The vast majority of CO2 emissions typically associated with analytical instrumentation are due to the travel required by service engineers to calibrate and maintain analysers at multiple site locations. Process Instruments has done its best to reduce these emissions which has seen the development of three great examples of ‘green’ innovation technology: the pH Auto-calibrator, the Residual Chlorine Auto-calibrator and the CRIUS with Remote Access, via GPRS and the internet.
Auto-calibration modules for the pH and Residual Chlorine Analysers massively reduce the number of site visit per year due to extended maintenance and calibration periods, and the CRIUS with Remote Access via GPRS and the internet, almost eliminates the need to physically see the instrument, which all saves time and money and has a positive impact on the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Process Instruments takes its green credentials very seriously, and over the past few years has implemented numerous green initiatives. The company has a policy of only sending paper manuals if requested (PDF versions would normally be supplied); parts are sourced locally where possible; manufacturing remains local in the UK and throughout the development process efforts are continually made to design-out superfluous parts, in an effort to reduce the instrument’s whole life CO2 emissions.