Equipment Applications

In locations all over the country and the world, the RAM2000 has been used in many different applications:

Agricultural Monitoring • Airports & Transportation • Chemical Facilities • Chemical Agents • Greenhouse Gases • Indoor Air Quality • Industrial Facilities • Landfills & Remediations • Mobile Installations • Stacks & Flares • WasteWater Treatments

AGRICULTURAL MONITORING

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Monitoring for a reforestation project in Nariva Swamp, Trinidad.

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Monitoring downwind of feed stock at midwest farm.

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Monitoring for swine emissions as part of National Pork Producers Council (NPPC)"Odor Solutions Initiative".


AIRPORT & TRANSPORTATION

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RAM2000 open path FTIR used for one kilometer range at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, NY. The RAM2000 was also used for a week-long program to monitor aircraft emission at Chicago O'Hare airport.

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RAM2000 set up below a busy highway overpass.

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The RAM2000 was used to monitor a Government (public) building entry and throughfare in Taiwan.


CHEMICAL AGENTS

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In 2000, Marines got a chance to train with the RAM2000 detector during testing at Dugway Proving Ground. The system can remotely quantify chemical agents at ranges up to one kilometer by measuring the quantity of gases in the atmosphere.
(Photo by Melanie Moore)

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Fifteen different field tests were carried out using simulated chemical warfare agents (CWA's). Real CWA's were used in twenty-two controlled indoor chamber tests. 

Very low levels of many chemicals can be detected and measured by the RAM2000 in real world situations. Please contact us for details.


CHEMICAL FACILITIES

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Continuous leak detection and repair (LDAR) monitoring for a chemical facility. The system runs unattended 24/7 along three paths ranging 200 meters to 500 meters. Note the liquid nitrogen auto-fill "tree" on the left of the RAM2000.

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RAM2000 Retro-Reflector housing located atop a chemical process pad.

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Free standing RAM2000 shelter built to house a fence line monitoring system along the southern border of a chemical facility.


GREENHOUSE GASES

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The RAM2000 was used to monitor background levels of atmospheric gases from prevailing winds off the subequatorial Atlantic Ocean.

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The RAM2000 was set at multiple (one way path) distances ranging from 20 meters up to 1/2 a kilometer to the Retro-Reflector.

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Monitoring for a reforestation project in Nariva Swamp, Trinidad.

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Ozone Monitoring on a building rooftop in Seoul, Korea. The RAM2000 collected data corresponding to data collected by Seouls' National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER).


INDOOR AIR QUALITY

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The RAM2000 can be set up to monitor single rooms, long corridors or large warehouses.

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The RAM2000 avoids time lost to "grab" samples that have to be sent out to a lab and only measure the moment of time that the sample was collected.


INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES

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Multiple path fixed installation at an industrial manufacturing facility.

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Singlepath fixed installation in Taiwan. Note the liquid nitrogen autofill tank on the right.

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RAM2000 installed at an un-named Industrial monitoring location in Asia.

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RAM2000 with an auto-positioner, and an automatic nitrogen fill system being prepared for a fixed installation.


LANDFILLS & REMEDIATION

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The RAM2000 has been used to monitor emissions from landfills such as the New York Staten Island landfill.

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The RAM2000 has been used for 10 years for perimeter monitoring at hazardous waste sites. Sites include Superfund emergency removal actions, former MGP, abandoned lagoons, former dumps, and industrial brownfield properties.

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The RAM2000 is used to document plume transport along the boundary of a former manufactured gas plant (MGP) remediation.

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RAM2000 used at soil handling site in New York.


MOBILE INSTALLATION

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In 2001, the Mobile Air Toxics Division permanently installed a RAM2000 in a monitoring truck. The system is self-contained including met tower.

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The RAM2000 shoots out of the side window and is used for the investigation of odors and emissions sources.

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In 2004, a RAM2000 was installed in a light trailer so it could be easily moved around the site, yet closed and locked at the end of the day. The project pictured was located in Bristol, Tennessee. To cover two fence lines a flat mirror was inserted between the retro reflector and RAM2000 sensor. Real time action level compliance was required during soil handling activities. The RAM2000 was moved depending on wind direction.

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In 2004, a RAM2000 was installed in a light trailer so it could be easily moved around the site, yet closed and locked at the end of the day. The project pictured was located in Bristol, Tennessee. To cover two fence lines a flat mirror was inserted between the retro reflector and RAM2000 sensor. Real time action level compliance was required during soil handling activities. The RAM2000 was moved depending on wind direction.

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The "on" and "off" requirement for air monitoring at large scale remediation make it advantageous to lease equipment for just certain phases of the project. A good example is the Lipari Landfill Remediation. KASSAY provided equipment and services to multiple site contractors spanning several years. At the time of remediation, Lipari was ranked #1 on the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL).

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Daily monitoring was conducted over a three year period by a RAM2000 system set up in a rental truck. The truck was often moved to more strategic locations as the remediation progressed. The entire system including the RAM2000 Tax-Met, PC, and printer ran off of portable generators. When soil handling activities were dormant, the RAM2000 and rental truck were demobilized.


STACKS & FLARES

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The RAM2000 has been set up to monitor the effluent of stack gases flares and vent ducts.

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Hot gas exhaust gas monitoring for combustion turbine peaking generators at a New Jersey utility. Both open-path FTIR and UV technologies used.


WASTEWATER TREATMENT

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The RAM2000 has been used on several projects spanning 10 years to help assess emissions from all phases of wastewater treatment. Pictured is wastewater treatment plants in New York City.

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The RAM2000 is shooting along tertiary wastewater treatment tanks. The Retro-Reflector is at the far side.

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The RAM2000 is shooting down-wind of the primary aeration tanks.