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Siloxanes, a class of organic chemicals containing silicon, are present in many forms of biogas fuel. They produce silica when burnt in combustion processes, which can be highly damaging to engines – leading to dramatically decreased servicing intervals and therefore increased running costs. Many sites now run siloxane clean-up plant in the form of an activated carbon filter or a regenerative filter, but testing is crucial to determine the efficiency of these systems.

Offering a fully UKAS accredited sampling and analysis service, EnviroDat can accurately evaluate the levels of siloxanes within your gas. This information can be used to:

  • assess the efficiency of any abatement system, or
  • establish whether it would be cost-effective to install a clean-up system.

Accurately assessing the siloxanes within your abatement system can also bring cost savings. By quantifying the degradation of the filter system, you can identify accurately when replacement or servicing is required. This means you only action changes when necessary – ensuring optimal timeframes of operation, avoiding early replacement of systems that are still effective, and removing inefficient filters before damage is caused to the plant.

We're the experts because

We’re uniquely well-equipped to accurately evaluate the siloxane levels within your gas, having conducted siloxane monitoring for many years on a variety of plant systems.

This depth of experience is combined with our MCERTS accreditation, our understanding of the importance of vapour pressures, and the detailed knowledge we’ve gained through internal research – make our Siloxane Monitoring services the best available.

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