Power Generation

Various forms of gas monitoring takes place on power generation sites. Emissions that are emitted to atmosphere are monitored by European legislation. At large combustion plants and energy from waste sites, the Environmental Permitting Regulations, the EA or local council will refer to European Legislation, the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED 2010/75/EU). Continuous emissions monitoring systems are required to measure emissions from chimney-stacks to ensure that plants are compliant, as defined in their site permit.

Gases present on site as a result of processing that are a danger to plant and personnel require gas detection equipment in place. 

Fuel sources for power generation can vary to include waste products, coal, oil, gas and nuclear power. Regardless of the type of power generating site, fire and other hazards provide significant risk to workers' safety.


  1. Processing and Storage
  2. Power Generation
  3. Environmental
  4. Confined Space Entry

Common gas hazards include:

  1. Ammonia (NH3)
  2. Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
  3. Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  4. Combustible Gases, Hydrogen (H2)
  5. Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S)
  6. Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
  7. Nitric Oxide (NO)
  8. O2 (Enrichment/Deficient)
  9. Sulphur Dioxide (SO2)
  10. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)