Probe Monitoring and Maintenance
Volume I, Edition 2
Stay ahead of downtime due to probe challenges. There are ways to keep the probe on Thermo Scientific™ Mercury Freedom Systems optimized to meet the criteria of the Utility MATS. As your trusted partner in continuous emissions compliance, we’re happy to share these top tips:
To refurb or replace?
At one point or another, every probe will need to be refurbished or replaced due to age. Calibration failures, system not zeroing properly, or seeing elevated mercury levels could mean the system is not functioning properly. In some instances, o-rings and seals may be dry, cracked or corroded. Need assistance making a cost effective determination of whether to refurbish or replace? Our technical and field support teams can help assess the viability of your current probe. You have a few options:
Evaluation in the field. Schedule a site visit.
Send your probe to us. Request an RMA and return your probe to our factory for evaluation.
Any probe, any brand, no problem
All Thermo Scientific™ probes and other probes purchased from Thermo Fisher Scientific come with our initial manufacturer’s warranty as well as access to the experts who designed and support the product. If you experience a problem, we will remain with you until your problem is solved to your full satisfaction.
When considering the purchase of a new probe, there are many factors to take into account. Artifacts due to interactions with the fly ash, ensuring a particle-free, vapor-phase sample for analysis or conversions at the stack are just a few. The 83i Inertial Fastloop Probe has been specifically designed for monitoring mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants and waste incinerators.
Download the data sheet for the 83i Inertial Probe
Maintenance is Key
A thorough, timely maintenance regimen when taking your probe offline for servicing is critical to ensuring interruption-free operation and low technician troubleshooting time. A maintenance schedule was included with your probe manual, but it can also be found in The Online Library. We’d be happy to provide a list of recommended spare parts for your analyzers and for your complete Mercury Freedom System.
Support for the 83iGC – Mercury Game Cube Probe
The 83i is used extensively by many power utility companies. We stand behind our 83i GC probe offering and we intend to provide service, parts, support and accessories for the next several years. Support and technical information will continue to be accessible through the The Online Library. Spare parts support is also available now with improved delivery time for this important instrument.