Biogas analysis

If you are starting your adventure with natural gas/biogas/pyrolytic gas or if you are the operator of a biogas plant as a fuel in a cogeneration processor as a support – help in burning natural gas – then you are in the right place!

When obtaining biogas or exploiting gas with the use of a power generating unit, it is worth reading some information which, in our opinion, will clarify the issue of fuel utilisation, on which you will be or are currently working – especially in terms of the content. Based on the experience and references of the companies with which we cooperate, if you plan to purchase an engine and its further operation, it is worth to approach the matter comprehensively, and most importantly, professionally.

The performed gas tests are later necessary for the process of evaluating the quality of the raw material and the efficiency of the energy recovery process – when changing the oil, problems with mixers, intercoolers, etc candles. – are the estimated base and the reference value for potential faults, as well as a necessary document for the service of the aggregates. The gas analysis service provides you with a full analytical description of the fuel you are working on. The results of the conducted research will allow you to answer all the questions concerning the utility values of the gas – its calorific value, physical properties, and will also indicate potential hazards for the engine associated with the use of fuel. The tests carried out by G. P. Chem. are fully compliant with the DTR of the unit, as well as fully understandable for engineers, service technicians, chemists and persons responsible for its operation.

The scope of our tests is accredited and certified, and it is 100% compliant with DTR requirements set by leading manufacturers of power generators. Moreover, the results of our research are clearly summarized in order to easily determine the quality of the raw material from the point of view of its energy usefulness. Namely, biogas used as a fuel in power generators, macro turbines and microturbines requires a brief description of the content of its components (both the main components and the content of pollutants) expressed in mg or ppm (of a given component)/10kWh of electricity produced by the unit from the fuel used. Such a synthetic and precisely expressed description of the components’ content is the only proof for the service that the quality standards of the raw material fed to the engine have been met!

The scope of our tests is accredited and certified, and it is 100% compliant with DTR requirements set by leading manufacturers of power generators. Moreover, the results of our research are clearly summarized in order to easily determine the quality of the raw material from the point of view of its energy usefulness. Namely, biogas used as a fuel in power generators, macro turbines and microturbines requires a brief description of the content of its components (both the main components and the content of pollutants) expressed in mg or ppm (of a given component)/10kWh of electricity produced by the unit from the fuel used. Such a synthetic and precisely expressed description of the components’ content is the only proof for the service that the quality standards of the raw material fed to the engine have been met!

And how does it look in practice?

Take the time to have your biogas tested by us! Gas sampling for analysis usually takes 2 to 5 hours, depending on the type of raw material. Gas samples shall be taken three times (solution test) and several times (gaseous). Samples of solution and gas are conditioned and privatized (sample preparation time approx. 2-3 days). The next step is analysis. We always analyze our samples with a minimum of 3 repetitions in order to obtain an appropriate statistical analysis. The final phase of the service is the preparation of a substantive report on the conducted analyses. The report contains detailed data on samples taken, the scope of analyses, detection forms, the scope of accreditation, the scope of certification, equipment used and reagents. The report is accompanied by a concise factual description and interpretation of the collected results. All the obtained values are presented in a clear and understandable way, and most importantly they are related to the context of DTR requirements in a tabular way. Time to deliver remains a matter for the individual.

Choose your aggregate producer:

MWM: Catepillar

List of available reasearches:

  • CH4 [%]
  • CO2 [%]
  • N2 [%]
  • O2 [%]
  • H2 [%]
  • Gas temperature (°C)
  • H2S – hydrogen sulphide [ppm] /[mg/Nm3[
  • NH3 – ammonia [ppm] /[mg/Nm3]
  • H2O rH [%/ °C].
  • Oil vapour <C5 [mg/Nm3].
  • Oil vapours C5-C10 [mg/Nm3]
  • Oil vapours > C12 [mg/Nm3]
  • AIR calibration correction [%]
  • Ethane(en/yn), Butane(en/yn), Propane(en/yn)
  • Sulphur (free) [mg/Nm3]
  • Sulphur sum [mg/Nm3]
  • Derivatives: Cl [mg/Nm3].
  • Derivatives: F [mg/Nm3] ].
  • Dusts [mg/Nm3]
  • Dustiness (5-10 nm)
  • Volatile silicon compounds – VMSs [mg/Nm3] Calorific values (H, Ho)
  • Index Wobbe
  • Relative and specific density

 

AIR CREAT LINKS / VMS NAME KEY:

  • TMSOH – trimethylsilanol
  • TMS – trimethylsilan
  • L2 – Hexamethylenedisiloxane
  • L3 – Octamethyltrisiloxane
  • L4- Decamethyltetetrasiloxane
  • D3 – Hexamethylcyclotrisiloxane
  • D4 – Octamethylcyclotertasiloxane
  • D5 – Decamethylcyclopentasylxane
  • D6 – Dodecamethylcyclohexyacetate
MAN: Petra

List of available reasearches:

  • CH4 [%]
  • CO2 [%]
  • N2 [%]
  • O2 [%]
  • Hydrocarbons C2-C6 [%]
  • Gas temperature (°C)
  • H2S – hydrogen sulphide [ppm] /[mg/Nm3]
  • NH3 – ammonia [ppm] /[mg/Nm3]
  • H2O rH [%/ °C]
  • VOC – volatile organic compounds [mg/Nm3]
  • Density of biogas [g/m3]
  • Sulphur sum [mg/Nm3]
  • Derivatives: Cl [mg/Nm3]
  • Derivatives: F [mg/Nm3] ]
  • Dusts [mg/Nm3]
  • Dustiness (5-10 nm)
  • Silicon content -Si [mg/Nm3].

 

AIR CREAT LINKS / VMS NAME KEY:

  • TMSOH – trimethylsilanol
  • TMS – trimethylsilan
  • L2 – Hexamethylenedisiloxane
  • L3 – Octamethyltrisiloxane
  • L4- Decamethyltetetrasiloxane
  • D3 – Hexamethylcyclotrisiloxane
  • D4 – Octamethylcyclotertasiloxane
  • D5 – Decamethylcyclopentasylxane
  • D6 – Dodecamethylcyclohexyacetate
Jenbaher

List of available reasearches:

    • CH4 [%]
    • CO2 [%]
    • N2 [%]
    • O2 [%]
    • H2 [%]
    • Gas temperature (°C)
    • H2S – hydrogen sulphide [ppm] /[mg/Nm3]
    • NH3 – ammonia [ppm] /[mg/Nm3]
    • H2O rH [%/ °C]
    • Oil vapour
    • Oil vapours C5-C10 [mg/Nm3]
    • Oil vapours > C12 [mg/Nm3]
    • AIR calibration correction [%]
    • Ethane(en/yn), Butane(en/yn), Propane(en/yn)
    • Sulphur (free) [mg/Nm3]
    • Sulphur sum [mg/Nm3]
    • Derivatives: Cl [mg/Nm3]
    • Derivatives: F [mg/Nm3]
    • Dusts [mg/Nm3]
    • Dustiness (5-10 nm)
    • Volatile silicon compounds – VMSs [mg/Nm3]
    • Calorific values (H, Ho)
    • ABUNDANT METHANE (LM)
    • Index Wobbe
    • Relative and specific density

AIR CREAT LINKS / VMS NAME KEY:

    • TMSOH – trimethylsilanol
    • TMS – trimethylsilan
    • L2 – Hexamethylenedisiloxane
    • L3 – Octamethyltrisiloxane
    • L4- Decamethyltetetrasiloxane
    • D3 – Hexamethylcyclotrisiloxane
    • D4 – Octamethylcyclotertasiloxane
    • D5 – Decamethylcyclopentasylxane
    • D6 – Dodecamethylcyclohexyacetate
MTU

List of available reasearches:

    • CH4 [%]
    • CO2 [%]
    • N2 [%]
    • O2 [%]
    • H2 [%]
    • Gas temperature (°C)
    • H2S – hydrogen sulphide [ppm] /[mg/Nm3]
    • NH3 – ammonia [ppm] /[mg/Nm3]
    • H2O rH [%/ °C]
    • Oil vapour
    • Oil vapours C5-C10 [mg/Nm3]
    • Oil vapours > C12 [mg/Nm3]
    • AIR calibration correction [%]
    • Ethane(en/yn), Butane(en/yn), Propane(en/yn)
    • Sulphur (free) [mg/Nm3]
    • Sulphur sum [mg/Nm3]
    • Derivatives: Cl [mg/Nm3]
    • Derivatives: F [mg/Nm3]
    • Dusts [mg/Nm3]
    • Dustiness (5-10 nm)
    • Volatile silicon compounds – VMSs [mg/Nm3]
    • Calorific values (H, Ho)
    • ABUNDANT METHANE (LM)
    • Index Wobbe
    • Relative and specific density

AIR CREAT LINKS / VMS NAME KEY:

    • TMSOH – trimethylsilanol
    • TMS – trimethylsilan
    • L2 – Hexamethylenedisiloxane
    • L3 – Octamethyltrisiloxane
    • L4- Decamethyltetetrasiloxane
    • D3 – Hexamethylcyclotrisiloxane
    • D4 – Octamethylcyclotertasiloxane
    • D5 – Decamethylcyclopentasylxane
    • D6 – Dodecamethylcyclohexyacetate
HORUS: Libher

List of available reasearches:

    • CH4 [%]
    • CO2 [%]
    • N2 [%]
    • O2 [%]
    • H2 [%]
    • Gas temperature (°C)
    • H2S – hydrogen sulphide [ppm] /[mg/Nm3]
    • NH3 – ammonia [ppm] /[mg/Nm3]
    • H2O rH [%/ °C]
    • Oil vapour
    • Oil vapours C5-C10 [mg/Nm3]
    • Oil vapours > C12 [mg/Nm3]
    • AIR calibration correction [%]
    • Ethane(en/yn), Butane(en/yn), Propane(en/yn)
    • Sulphur (free) [mg/Nm3]
    • Sulphur sum [mg/Nm3]
    • Derivatives: Cl [mg/Nm3]
    • Derivatives: F [mg/Nm3]
    • Dusts [mg/Nm3]
    • Dustiness (5-10 nm)
    • Volatile silicon compounds – VMSs [mg/Nm3]
    • Calorific values (H, Ho)
    • ABUNDANT METHANE (LM)
    • Index Wobbe
    • Relative and specific density

AIR CREAT LINKS / VMS NAME KEY:

    • TMSOH – trimethylsilanol
    • TMS – trimethylsilan
    • L2 – Hexamethylenedisiloxane
    • L3 – Octamethyltrisiloxane
    • L4- Decamethyltetetrasiloxane
    • D3 – Hexamethylcyclotrisiloxane
    • D4 – Octamethylcyclotertasiloxane
    • D5 – Decamethylcyclopentasylxane
    • D6 – Dodecamethylcyclohexyacetate