PRLog - Nov. 30, 2011 - NORWALK, Conn. -- Wilks InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers provide accurate, on-site analysis to help regulators and industry reduce the discharge of fats, oil and grease in wastewater. On-site testing with the portable mid-IR InfraCal Analyzer gives results in 10 minutes and eliminates the wait for off-site lab results. It is simple enough for an operator with minimal training to do the analysis.
InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers
Stricter wastewater regulations worldwide are aimed at lowering fats, oil, and grease (FOG) levels that cause sewer overflows. The InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers provide accurate, easy on-site analysis to help regulators and industry reduce the discharge and build up FOG in sewers. These analyzers are ideal for treatment centers as it is important to locate and monitor sites that are suspected of dumping high FOG levels into the sewer line. In addition, industries such as industrial laundry, food production, or cosmetic manufacturing with high FOG levels in their effluent need to ensure they are not exceeding their oil/grease permit limits. Waiting for remote laboratory results can take several days to a week. With a simplified FOG analysis procedure using a portable mid-IR InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzer, regulators or industrial pretreatment operators can now get on-site results in less than 10 minutes. The extraction and measurement procedure is simple enough for an operator with minimal training.
With over 2,200 InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers in use worldwide, infrared measurement is not new to the highly regulated petroleum industry. It has been used for testing oil in water in effluent for on-shore and off-shore oil production for over 30 years. Infrared results are comparable to the US EPA 1664 gravimetric method and the InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzer complies with ASTM D7066.
InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers give operators of a pretreatment system a quick and simple way to assess their system’s efficiency. Plant operators can take samples before and after treatment to see how their system functions under heavy loads. System parameters can be changed if necessary and the results of the changes can be determined on-site without waiting a week or more for a laboratory result. Regulators can take samples from the source and immediately determine who is discharging FOG levels above permit limits. Most importantly, high levels can be corrected before it stops the flow of the sewer line.
To view a video on the InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers - http://www.wilksir.com/
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Wilks Enterprise is headquartered in E. Norwalk, Connecticut, and specializes in easy-to-use, portable mid-infrared analyzers for specific measurement applications. All Wilks analyzers have been specifically designed for on-site use by non-technical personnel and are used for a wide variety of applications in the biofuels, environmental, petrochemical, quality control, and manufacturing industries. These portable analyzers enable analytical measurements to be made in the field, helping to eliminate the wait for off-site lab results.