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.