Key Achievements

1990
Led the consortium which was awarded an ETIS (Environmental Technology Innovation Scheme) grant by the DTI to develop advanced technologies for particulate emission monitoring


1992
Patented TriboACE technology, predecessor of ElectroDynamic™ technology
(UK, Europe and USA) for bagfilter applications

1994
Developed and filed patent for fully Insulated Probes (UK, Europe and USA) for process drier applications

1996
German TA-Luft Approval achieved (TriboACE monitor) for bagfilter control applications

1998
Relocated to new premises in St Ives – officially opened by Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Minister of Science

1999
• Active member of working party set-up by Gambica to consult on defining the Environment Agency’s MCERTS Accreditation Scheme
• MCERTS Approval achieved (DT280/780, predecessor of PCME STACK 990)

2000
MCERTS Approval achieved (SC620/680, predecessor of PCME STACK 602) for Power Plant Applications

2003
Category 2 Dust Zone ATEX Approval achieved (DT990X, predecessor of PCME STACK 990)

2004
Category 1 Gas Zone ATEX Approval achieved (DX800 & DX810, predecessors of PCME VIEW Ex series) for high pressure and high temperature applications

2005
Russian GOST Approval achieved (DT990 predecessor of PCME STACK 990)

2006
Launch of PCME QAL 181 (ProScatter™ forward scatter technology) for Incineration, Cement and Power applications

2007
• German TUV/QAL1 Approval achieved (PCME QAL 181) for EN 14181
• QAL1 Approval achieved (PCME QAL 991 – a first for Probe Electrification-type technology) according to EN-15267-3
• Received first prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation category)

2008
Hosted visit by His Royal Highness The Duke of York in conjunction with 2008 International Sales Conference attended by Distributors from over 40 countries worldwide

2009
PCME China formed following successful 5-year Distribution relationship

2010
Launch of PCME QAL 181 WS for monitoring after Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) plant and Wet Collectors

2011
PCME QAL 181 WS passes TUV testing against the QAL1 performance requirements with a particulate monitoring certification range of 0-15 mg/m³

2012
Launch of PCME STACK 160 (ProScatterTM BackScatter technology): continuous dust measurement and Emission Limit Value (ELV) monitoring for large stacks in power plant or boiler applications and filter performance monitoring in large metal, mineral and chemical plant

2013
New Service and Technical Support Center for PCME’s US PM-CEM business opens in Pittsburgh, USA
• Received second prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade category)