Greenhouse gas control in gas-fired power plants

EU Directive 2003/87/EC establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading requires proof of the CO2 emissions of all CO2 sources in a power plant. Usually the exact concentration of CO2 is rather difficult to calculate, therefore measurement in the exhaust duct is a desirable alternative provided the total uncertainty limits are met. SICK has developed a solution for monitoring CO2 emissions directly and providing the uncertainty certifications for reporting and trading of allowances on the basis of the EU regulations. The GHG Control CEMS solution combines the GM35 NDIR in-situ gas analyzer, the FLOWSIC100 ultrasonic gas flow measuring device, the MEAC GHG data acquisition system, and engineering services to provide a complete measurement system eliminating the need for laborious calculation methods to save time and money.

  • Following product families can be used
    • In-situ solution for measuring CO2 and N2O emissions
    • Direct measurement even with changing fuels and mixed fuels
    • Measurement without converting from the dry to damp status
    • Transfer of the greenhouse gas loads directly to the control unit