The GENIE-P for Sampling of Hazardous Liquids in a Hazardous Area

Refineries, Chemical Plants, Drug manufacturers and indeed many other industries; discharge effluent which is composed of a mixture of explosive chemicals, or emit an explosive vapour.

These effluent discharges contribute extensively to the pollution that already exists in rivers and streams and in out-falls which discharge directly into the sea.

With normal effluent discharges from industry, sampling is a simple matter with either portable or free-standing Composite or Discrete Samplers; and as sampling is the means whereby the water authorities, or the Industries themselves, are able to determine the degree to which the effluents have been polluted; it is virtually impossible where the effluents contain chemicals emitting a hazardous (explosive) vapour. It is with this in mind that Sirco Controls Ltd., have developed a sampling machine called “The GENIE-P”, which can be used in even the most dangerous areas; Classified Division O. It is the World’s first 2-part Sampler for use in a hazardous area and for taking samples which themselves emit a hazardous vapour.

The connection between the sample collector and the Controller is a cluster umbilical carrying pneumatic and/or intrinsically safe signals – the only requirement at the Controller Unit in the safe area being a suitable air supply and a 110/240 V AC single phase or similar electrical source.

Each Unit is housed in a robust GRP cabinet; the Sampler Collector Unit being free standing and the Controller Unit wall mounted.

The State of the Art electronics in the Control Unit is readily programmable for frequency and volume of sample with delay start timing and 24-jar or Composite operation. “The GENIE-P” can be used either for samples taken from a stream or tank by the Vacuum Pressure method, using a metering device and pneumatic distribution system; or from a pressurised source using the timed valve system.

Both the GENIE-P and the GENIE-P/VBV versions (for Sampling from an Open Channel or Closed Pipe using the Vacuum/Pressure method of Sampling) of this Sampler conform to the Mcerts Performance Standards for Continuous Water Monitoring Systems, Part 1, Version 4 (April 2017).