Technicians sitting in a Mackay service centre are supporting environmental monitoring equipment in Indian power stations, overcoming both the tyranny of distance and travel restrictions imposed due to COVID-19.
Queensland business Real Time Instruments (RTI) manufactures state-of-the-art analysers that assess coal used in power stations in real time, allowing managers to optimise coal quality to reduce unwanted emissions.
With TIQ’s support, RTI signed a $4.7 million deal in 2017 to supply analysers to 5 Indian power stations owned by NTPC Limited, India’s largest energy conglomerate.
With the last of the 18 analysers commissioned at the Farakka Super Thermal Power Plant recently, RTI’s Chief Sales Officer Willem Robinson said the focus was now on managing and maintaining the analysers to achieve the best possible outcomes.
‘Our analysers sit on the conveyor belt in each power station and use neutron-activation technology to analyse the coal grade, providing data to the station managers about coal quality and probable emissions,’ he said.
‘Instead of measuring emissions after the fact, our technology provides pre-emptive information so that managers can make corrective control decisions before the coal is actually burnt.
‘As part of our service to NTPC, we also use remote access technology to monitor the analysers from here in Mackay, working with technicians on the ground in India to keep them operating at optimal levels. Read the complete article on the Qld Govt website..here