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Temperature Monitoring Matters

As a thermal remediation company, one of our most important factors to keep track of during operation is the subsurface temperature. The subsurface temperature is one of the main parameters used to determine how close to or far from reaching our treatment goals we are. Typical contracts require us to meet certain subsurface temperature requirements before confirmatory soil sampling can begin. This means we need a reliable temperature monitoring system so we can determine when a site has reached its goals. Thermocouples vs. Fiber Optics In the past, thermal vendors have been using thermocouples (typically Type T or Type K) … Continue reading

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How TerraTherm’s ThinkThermal Website and Data Plotter Connect Clients with Real Time Data

Thermal projects are quick – we often heat and treat a site in less than 6 months.  It is crucial to be on top of all the data and know when it is time to stop, or when to collect confirmatory samples to document performance.  Every day and week counts, so the project team must have immediate access to the data from the field. As an engineer and data manager for TerraTherm, I have found that two of the most useful tools that I have to help keep our project teams and clients up to date are the ThinkThermal.com website … Continue reading

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Speeding down the Data Highway

Interpreting analytical data collected from our process streams during operations is sort of like driving a car forward, but only being able to look at the rearview mirror. During operations at our thermal remediation sites, TerraTherm routinely collects a variety of process vapor (whole air canisters/bottle-vacs, and/or solid adsorbent tubes) and liquid samples.  The exact sampling and analytical methods used vary from site to site; each site is truly unique with different combinations of subsurface contaminants, site geology/groundwater chemistries, heating approach, as well as site specific cleanup goals and permitted discharge limits. These process analytical data are used to: Evaluate … Continue reading

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