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HiQ specialty gases and specialty equipment have a role in many areas of power generation. With oil and coal fired turbines gas mixtures are used to monitor the effect of flue gas treatments and environmental compliance standards and high purity instrument gases are used to keep continuous emission monitors calibrated at peak efficiency. In areas of emission trading, ISO accredited calibration gas mixtures are used. To reduce the nitric oxides emissions in power generation and to comply with environmental standards, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and selective non catalytic reduction (SNCR) technologies are increasingly being used.
Nuclear power stations use instrument gases and calibration mixtures with Nuclear Counter devices, measurement and other research applications.
In modern age generation such as Photovoltaic energy, the cells used to capture the suns rays are created using different technology, but each process will use high purity gases such as hydrogen, nitrogen along with electronic grade semiconductor gases. And various Waste-to-Energy power generating facilities will also use high purity gases and mixtures for environmental monitoring.
Specialty equipment such as BASELINE cylinder regulators and REDLINE cylinder regulators and gas supply panels are used in many areas to control gas cylinder pressures while ensuring purity is not compromised.
For small scale power generation, modern fuel cells use high purity hydrogen and cylinders of ammonia (to generate hydrogen) for localised electricity production.