Quantitech’s FTIR gas analysers help examine safety of Averies Recycling fire fumes


Quantitech Ltd., Gasmet Technologies’ UK representative, supplied gas analysers to help measure fumes and breakdown gas analysis of the Averies Recycling fire in Swindon in 2014.

Gasmet’s Fourier Transfer Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) analysers can singularly measure multiple gases simultaneously and are deployed in situations where workers or the public could potentially be at risk.

As a result, these gas analysers were used when a large fire broke out on 21st July 2014, at the recycling facility in Swindon, UK. As the situation developed, it became apparent that there was the potential for an extended burn time with possible impacts on the environment and public health.

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