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Instrument to measure
greenhouse gas emissions
CUTTING-EDGE SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMEN- TATION was deployed in Gippland last month as part of a new approach to achieving pinpoint accuracy in measuring greenhouse gas emis- sions (primarily carbon dioxide) in the region.
The deployment of this equipment is part of the Gippsland Monitoring Network, managed by CO2CRC, and will help build knowledge about the local coastal environment and its natural cli- matic variability.
CO2CRC chief executive officer, David Byers, said the equipment will also aid in developing accurate, cost effective monitoring methods that can measure and correctly attribute small changes to greenhouse gas concentrations.
A technological breakthrough in the develop- ment of an instrument, called an Open Path – Fourier Transform InfraRed Spectrometer - will enable scientists to accurately detect and moni- tor extremely small changes in greenhouse gases across larger areas in the Gippsland region.
Byers said the new instrument, developed by the University of Wollongong, uses near infra- red light to detect greenhouse gas concentra- tions across distances of up to 1.5kms.
“Monitoring such large distances increases the chance of detecting the micro changes that allow
The Open Path Fourier Transform InfraRed Spectrometer (pictured) will allow scientists to accurately detect small changes in greenhouse gases.
deeper scientific understanding of variations in concentration of greenhouse gases,” he said.
“Traditional techniques rely on much smaller air samples passing through an instrument which limited its range of use. The infra-red light is safe and similar to the technology used in a TV remote control device.”
The University of Wollongong will work in col- laboration with The University of Melbourne to calibrate and test the research models and moni-
toring equipment. The research is funded and managed by ANLEC R&D.
Byers said this new approach to atmospheric sampling could support potential carbon cap- ture and storage (CCS) projects in Gippsland.
“Deploying CCS will help Australia lower its carbon dioxide emissions from heavy industry by injecting carbon dioxide deep underground for permanent storage instead of releasing it to the atmosphere.”
Kirby inks SuperCool distribution deal
LEFT: Kirby and SuperCool announce a national distribution partnership.
Commenting on the partnership, SuperCool Group general manager, Jon Mitchell, said the timing is right. “SuperCool has enjoyed a long relationship with the Kirby business as Heat- craft. As Kirby embarks on new beginnings under the Beijer Group, we are pleased to join the journey with them,” he said. Kirby sales and marketing manager, Brett Hedge, said that as a leading wholesale business, Kirby aligns it- self with best in class, forward
KIRBY HAS ANNOUNCED a partnership with the SuperCool Group of Companies for the national distribution of Refrigeration Technolo- gies ‘Viper’ HVACR maintenance chemicals.
All Kirby stores have been refreshed with in- creased stock of the Viper chemicals range, in- cluding Viper coil cleaners, the original Big Blu micro leak detectors and application tools, with range expansion set to continue.
To provide in-store product support, all Kirby branch and field staff are equipped with training and resources to guide technicians on the best product selection to suit each application. The Vi- per chemical range delivers superior perfor- mance without hazardous ingredients. The range is entirely non-toxic, NSF and EPA certi- fied for use in and around food processing areas, and most importantly, technician SAFE.
thinking suppliers. “SuperCool with the Viper
range provides that for us. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with custom- ers already using the Viper product range and new cus- tomers taking it up through the Kirby branch network,” Hedge said.
ABOVE: Kirby sales manager, Brett Hedge.

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