Isokinetic sampling with Genius5

Isokinetic samplers are used to sample dust and when the target pollutant is gaseous as well as partly fixed to the dust in the stack. Examples are the measurement of total dust, metals like Cd, As, Ni or Pb, dioxins, PAH.

Isokinetic sampling is obtained, when it is isoaxial and the mean sample flow velocity (vn) through the face of the inlet is equal to the gas flow velocity (s). Many European standards require -5% to +15% as limits for isokinetic sampling (e.g. EN 13284-1).

Old isokinetic technic uses manual adjustment of the isokinetic ratio. The measurement engineeer has to measure the velocity, to calculate the target value for isokinetic sampling and he has to adjust the valve every 5 or 15 minutes.

Genius5 is doing this job automatically. 100% of the sampling time. When sample flow velocity is too low, valve is opened automatically to increase the sample flow velocity. If too high, valve is closed step by step, until target is obtained.

Other comfortabel functions of Genius5 are the adjustment of probe and filter temperature, the indication for traversing and an automatic leak test, which expresses the results in l/h loss, as it is required in the standard.

The measurement data are stored automatically on USB stick. The data can be evaluated with MS Excel.

Long time experience we have with the sampling of dioxins. Dioxins measurements are very sensitive. High dioxin values can cause discussions in the public. It is very important to document all steps of the sampling. This is done automatically by the Genius5 software.  For dioixn measurement task we have developped filter cartridges with high performance. Genius5 controls adsorber temperature, filter temperature for best recovery of sampling standards. Special reports are included in the software for doing the dioxin measurement, doing quaiity assurance and for reporting.

Optional humidity sensor increase the accuracy of the flue gas density calculation.

In a simple variant, the Genius5 canbe used to do leakage testing in fuel cells and the piping related to the fuel cells. By the selection of a pressure or underpressure, the change of the pressure in relation of the time is measured. The result is the loss in Pa/min or if the total volume is provided as input, the loss in ml/min for a given pressure. Clever and cheap solution.