Gasmet - committed to producing high quality monitoring technology

08.12.2020
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Over the last three decades Gasmet has evolved from a university spin-off into a global supplier and manufacturer of gas analysis systems through its commitment to improving air quality, protecting the environment and promoting work safety.

In 1990, Finnish shelter and blast resistant and gastight door manufacturer Finntemet acquired the Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy or FTIR business of Scanoptics and Temet Instruments – which later became Gasmet – was born.

It had been compulsory in Finland to include a shelter in any building over a certain size since the late 1950s and Finntemet recognized the importance of being able to monitor air quality on these structures.

At that time there was no device on the market capable on conducting the type of analysis required so the initial focus was on improving the FTIR technology. However, following the establishment of the European Environment Agency and the adoption of the Air Quality Framework Directive in the 1990s, demand for emissions monitoring equipment grew quickly.

The first FTIR gas analyzer was sold in 1993 and the range of applications for the technology saw business expand across Europe and into the US. In the following decade a management buyout was completed and the company was renamed Gasmet Technologies in 2006.

Gasmet is now one of the leading providers of certified continuous emission monitoring solutions for crucial gas compounds worldwide with in excess of 5000 devices in use across more than 80 countries.

Portfolio of innovative solutions

Despite the presence of modern and efficient industrial gas purification systems, industrial plants may discharge small amounts of pollutants that are harmful to humans and the environment. Gasmet’s continuous emission monitoring systems help maintain these emissions at a safe level.

The company has developed a portfolio of innovative solutions, including a continuous emission monitoring system (CEMS); a continuous mercury monitoring system (CMM); and a system for dioxin sampling (GT90 Dioxin+).

All Gasmet systems are certified according to EN 15267. Further information on certification can be found at on Certificates-page.

Embracing sustainability

All these solutions enable plant operators to demonstrate that their facilities are complying with the conditions of their environmental permit and are operating in a sustainable way.

Emission monitoring isn’t just about process optimization though. For facilities such as power plants, waste-to-energy plants and cement plants it is about meeting their monitoring requirements, not exceeding certain gas emission levels, and operating according to the emission monitoring standards. These plants require a system that ensures compliance and delivers long term reliability.

For example, Gasmet’s CEMS solution has been used by Melton Renewable Energy UK to demonstrate to the UK Environment Agency that the company’s Thetford power plant was complying with the conditions of its environmental permit. The data generated by the solution is also used to maximize operational efficiency.

Gasmet FTIR technology was chosen because of its ability to monitor multiple gases simultaneously explains Thetford power plant manager, Andrew Corbyn. “Individual gas readings are displayed in almost real time in the control room, which enables our staff to respond quickly to changes resulting from variations in our feedstock,” he says. “This ability to continually adjust the process ensures that we operate the plant efficiently, generating maximum renewable energy while maintaining a clean burn.”

Gasmet’s CEMS solution has also proved its value at Tammervoima waste-to-energy plant in Tampere, Finland, which incinerates municipal waste to provide electricity and heat for the people of the Tampere region.

Gasmet’s flue gas measurement system is used to monitor the plant’s emissions to ensure they stay within set boundaries. The system has worked so well that there have been zero shutdowns since the plant commenced production in 2016.

A guaranteed return on investment

Mergers and acquisitions have played a crucial role in the evolution of Gasmet Technologies. In 2019 the company was acquired by Nederman Group, the global leader in industrial air filtration.

Another significant aspect of Gasmet’s success has been its ‘buy with confidence’ philosophy. When a customer chooses a Gasmet product they are tapping into decades of expertise and knowledge, a guaranteed return on investment and peace of mind that they are using world-class, reliable technology to maintain compliance.

By manufacturing all its products in-house, Gasmet maintains control over the quality of its solutions, an assurance further reinforced by the investment that has been made in performance verification and certification.

Gasmet is committed to continuing to produce high quality monitoring technology to help businesses reduce and manage their emissions and ensure workplace safety.

 

Are you interested in emissions monitoring?

Download a free copy of our emissions monitoring handbook below and learn more about the beats available technologies and solutions to do effective emissions monitoring and sampling:

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In this guide you will learn more about:

  • Industrial Emissions Monitoring & Suitable Technologies
  • Quality Assurance
  • WI BAT Conclusions for waste incinerators and co-incinerators
  • LCP BAT Conclusions for large combustion plants
  • Gasmet’s Solutions for Emissions Monitoring

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New Gasmet CMM AutoQAL: Unparalleled Efficiency for Continuous Mercury Monitoring

Gasmet GT90 Dioxin+ Is an Effective Solution for Dioxin Sampling

Continuous Mercury Monitoring Requires Reliable and High-Quality Systems with High Top-tier Sensitivity

A Case Story: LKAB and Gasmet’s CEMS Cooperation

 

Gasmet Provides Emission Monitoring Solutions for the Following Applications

Waste Incineration
Power Plants
Cement Production
Raw Gas Measurements
Compliance Measurements
Aluminum Production
Fertilizer and Nitric Acid Production

 

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