Industrial Biogas: Accurate Analyzation of CH4, O2, HS2 and CO2

January 20, 2020



Industrial biogas is a byproduct of several processes within a variety of industries. If your process includes biogas as a byproduct, then the accurate and consistent measurement of the biogas’ makeup is essential in maximizing its commercial value and ensuring safe and compliant operations of your plant and process.


The Four Main Components: Methane, Oxygen, Hydrogen Sulfide, and Carbon Dioxide

Methane Measurements
: Methane (CH4) being the primary component, the measurement of its composition and quality is essential in maximizing the benefits from private and government-backed incentives for this biogas to be used as a fuel source. 

Oxygen Measurements: Accurate and reliable measurements of oxygen (O2) is critical in maintaining the appropriate levels of saturation to prevent the generation of explosive mixtures of methane (CH4) and oxygen (O2). These measurements also ensure efficient levels of microbial activity to eliminate the potential for oxygen to poison an anaerobic digestion process. 

Hydrogen Sulfide Measurements:  The corrosive, flammable and poisonous nature of hydrogen sulfide make it necessary to ensure that the hydrogen sulfide (H2S) level is maintained at level of ideally less than 200ppm, minimizing the potential for corrosion when the condensing gas forms sulfuric acid. 

Carbon Dioxide Measurements: Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is used as an effective indicator of efficiency of an anaerobic digester performance. Understanding the performance of the digester is instrumental in keeping your product and plant protected. 


The Neal Systems Solution


Neal Systems expertise in engineering, installing, and servicing gas analyzation and detection systems is unrivaled in the industry. Whether you are producing solid products, liquid products, fuel, thermal or electricity our team can provide you with the most accurate and reliable gas analyzers and detection systems available.

Our top choices for gas analyzation and gas detections include: Hitech (aka Eaton MTL Gas), Servomex, and Draeger. With these products, our team can build an efficient and effective solution to keep your process maintained at the highest level to protect and ensure safety and the quality of your product. 

For more information on how Neal Systems can provide the best solution for your process, please contact us here

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