laser gas detector Articles

  • Laser gas detector systems for greenhouse gas emissions monitoring

    Two types of portable laser based gas detector for measuring emissions of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) from oil and gas operations are described. A scanning open path detector was developed within a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the USEPA. This system scans multiple paths across an area source in rapid succession, enabling calculation ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

  • Improved HF monitoring in Primary Aluminium Smelters with Laser Gas Detectors

    Primary aluminium smelting generates large amounts of hydrogen fluoride gas (HF). Concerns for worker safety and ambient air quality require that HF be monitored at several locations in smelters. Historically, a variety of methods have been used for HF monitoring. Cassette samplers and wet chemistry techniques, coupled with complex and expensive ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

  • Portable laser gas detector systems for landfill CH4 and CO2 monitoring

    There has recently been a marked increase in interest in detecting and quantifying emissions of the greenhouse gases (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) from landfills in North America and Europe. The primary drivers for this increased interest are: new and pending legislation requires demonstrated reductions in GHG emissions; permits to expand existing facilities require more accurate ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

  • Laser gas detection is now cheap, fast and reliable

    Laser based gas detectors are now being used in a wide variety of applications for process and quality monitoring, and safety and environmental compliance. The reasons are that laser detectors are more reliable and less expensive than alternative solutions. Laser detectors combine semiconductor tunable diode lasers (TDL) and optical fibres developed by the telecommunications industry with ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

  • Enhanced Laser Diode Spectroscopy Design for High Integrity Gas Detection Applications

    Operators of gas detection systems used in safety-critical applications in the hydrocarbon processing, petrochemical and other industries are increasingly looking for rugged fixed, open path (line-of-site) gas detectors featuring high safety integrity with low levels of maintenance and total cost of ownership. Enhanced Laser Diode Spectroscopy™ (ELDS™) is a unique class of laser diode ...


    By Senscient Inc

  • Low level moisture measurement in Natural gas using a Lunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (tdlas) based laser case study

    Introduction The measurement of water vapor in natural gas has long been of industrial importance, and has been addressed by a variety of analytical techniques over the years. Chief among these techniques has been the quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) based analyzers. The QCM technology is still the workhorse for production and pipeline applications, and the technique is considered by most ...

  • New laser-based dust emission monitoring system

    Abstract A new generation of continuous particulate matter concentration monitoring instruments is presented, covering a measuring range of 0 to 1000 mg/m3. The laser-based scattered light instrument gives an improved stability as well as excellent resolution in the low range. This enables high concentration measurement as well as especially low emission monitoring down to 0.01 mg/m3 with a ...


    By Sigrist-Photometer AG

  • H2S Safety in Sour Gas Operations

    How GasFinder works Boreal Laser’s GasFinder & GasFinder MC are open-path gas detectors that use an integrated transmitter/receiver unit and a remote, passive retro-reflector. In GasFinder (see below) the transceiver als o houses the laser diode, drive electronics, detector module and micro-computer subsystems. The transceiver unit is contained in an IP65 enclosure and has connectors for ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

  • TDLAS Gas Detection Instrumentation

    PKL Technologies Inc. manufactures tunable diode laser (TDLAS) based gas detectors and monitors. Spectra-1 open path gas sensors are used in a variety of environmental and safety remote sensing applications. Spectra-1 gas sensors have been designed in a compact, easy to use, robust and portable format. Spectra-1 has been developed using proprietary hardware and software, to produce a low cost ...


    By PKL Technologies Inc.

  • New Process Gas Analyzer for the Measurement of Water Vapor

    KEYWORDS TDLAS, WMS, Laser Spectroscopy, Water Vapor Measurement, Gas Analyzer ABSTRACT A new analyzer for the measurement of water vapor concentration based on Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS) was developed. The water-vapor line at 1854-nm was selected for the measurement, and the performance of the system was evaluated on different ...

  • FTIR gas analysis improves container safety

    Introduction Entry to freight containers represents a significant hazard to staff responsible for inspection, stuffing or destuffing because of the large number of airborne chemicals that can be present. Research in Germany and the Netherlands found hazardous levels of gases and vapours in around 20% of all containers and this level of contamination is now accepted as commonplace. It ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Identifying Leaks from Natural Gas Pipelines at a Safe Distance

    The use of natural gas, of which methane is the principle component, is increasing worldwide. According to the American Petroleum Institute methane meets 24% of U.S. energy demand and heats over 50% of all U.S. households. It also has many industrial uses, such as the manufacture of chemicals like ammonia, methanol, butane, ethane, propane and acetic acid; it is also an ingredient in products as ...

  • A Comparison of Point Sensors and Open Path Monitors For Toxic Gas (esp. HF) Monitoring

    Point Sensors Ion Mobility Spectroscope (IMS) – a gas sample is ionized by a radioactive source (Ni63). Differences in ion drift under the influence of an applied electric field produce a spectrum that is dependent on the mass, charge, and shape of the component ions. The detector signal and strength is tuned to the drift time of the ion of interest (in this case HF) and signal strength is ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

  • Safety Monitoring in HF Alkylation Units

    How GasFinder works Boreal Laser’s GasFinder & GasFinder MC are open-path gas detectors that use an integrated transmitter/receiver unit and a remote, passive retro-reflector. In GasFinder (see below) the transceiver also houses the laser diode, drive electronics, detector module and micro-computer subsystems. The transceiver unit is contained in an IP65 enclosure and has connectors for power ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

  • Complete HF Monitoring Solutions for Primary Aluminum Smelters

    Aluminium smelting generates large amounts of hydrogen fluoride gas (HF). Worker safety and ambient air quality concerns require that HF be monitored at several locations in smelters. Historically, a variety of methods have been used for HF monitoring. Cassette samplers and wet chemistry techniques, coupled with complex and expensive sampling manifolds have monitored roof-line and scrubber duct ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

  • Model 5100 Verification/Validation case study

    Background Many sensors used in gas analyzer systems come into direct contact with the process gas, and there is the potential for degradation over time especially with streams that contain contaminants like glycol, moderate to high levels of hydrogen sulfide etc. With sensor degradation, the analyzer response characteristics change resulting in inaccurate readings. In order to ...

  • Real Time Measurments of Acetylene in Ethylene Manufacturing Process

    Keywords Tunable Diode Laser, Wavelength Modulation Spectroscopy, Analyzer, Acetylene, Ethylene, Acetylene Converter Abstract The analyzer, based on near infrared Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS), was developed for the measurement of acetylene in process streams. Measurements of acetylene were made as under laboratory conditions and in ...

  • PureAire Oxygen Analyzer for 3D Printers: How Argon is used and Why O2 Detection is Required

    Thanks to new technologies, the 3D printers that have been used to create plastic three-dimensional objects can now print metal. Titanium 3D printing is possible thanks to a technique called DMLS, or Direct Metal Laser Sintering. While the potential to use titanium 3D printing is groundbreaking for many industries, the new advances could pose a health hazard if volatile gases used in the printing ...

  • Smart LDAR — more cost-effective?

    On December 19, 2008, EPA issued a final rule establishing a voluntary Alternative Work Practice (AWP) to detect leaks of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from process equipment (FR Vol. 73, Number 246), thereby providing the regulated community additional flexibility in complying with leak detection and repair (LDAR) requirements. The AWP allows owners or ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Cerex introduces the new AirSentry FTIR Open Path Analyzer

    Cerex Monitoring Solutions is pleased to announce the release of the third generation model AirSentry FTIR multi-gas open path FTIR analyzer. The decision was made to fully redesign the analyzer to take full advantage of advances in hardware and software technology. The third generation design represents a full reconfiguration of the instrument. Goals were to reduce initial and operating costs ...

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