open path gas Articles

  • Using Open Path TDLAS CO2 Sensors for Carbon Capture and Storage Projects

    Public confidence in CCS projects worldwide is not very high. Many believe that CCS is not permanent storage, and at great expense to govermnents who are funding these projects. Effective monitoring and verification programs could go a long way to improve public perception.  Our Spectra-1 open path TDLAS gas sensor has shown very high accuracy in monitoring ambient CO2 levels. Better than ...


    By PKL Technologies Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Results of the Application of a New Laser Based Open-Path Spectrometer for the Measurement of Fugitive Emissions From Gas Processing Plants

    Abstract In this paper, we present results from field studies of the application of a new laser based spectrometer incorporated with real-time dispersion modeling techniques to measure fugitive emissions from gas processing facilities. While open-path FTIR spectrometers can measure a variety of gaseous species, they suffer from the drawbacks of being large, expensive and of limited range. Also, ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

  • A Path To Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions

    Today, for the most part, our communities’ infrastructure systems are developed and managed separately, by separate utilities and agencies. Sustainable infrastructure, on the other hand, blurs boundaries between our energy, transportation, water and waste systems to implement complementary strategies that benefit more than one system. Among our most important, and difficult, challenges will ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Is technology the path to a lower carbon future?

    Advances in technology will keep energy supplies plentiful and affordable – enough to meet projected demand many times over — and help pave the way to a lower carbon energy mix, according to data published today in the BP Technology Outlook. “Technology opens up a whole range of possibilities across the energy sector,” said Bob Dudley, BP Group Chief Executive. “It ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The Application of a Laser Based Open-Path Spectrometer for the Measurement of Fugitive Emissions and Process Control.

    ABSTRACT In this paper examples of field operations are presented explaining the application of a new laser based spectrometer and incorporating real-time dispersion modeling techniques to measure fugitive emissions from land fills, gas processing facilities, chemical plants, aluminium smelters, etc. Whilst open-path FTIR spectrometers can measure a variety of gases, ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

  • An Application of Tomographic Reconstruction of Atmoshperic CO2 Over a Volcanic Site Based on Open Path IR Laser Measurements

    Abstract—The southern area of Italy is characterized by the presence of many active volcanic areas. In Pozzuoli (Naples, Italy), an urban area characterized by high volcanic risk, a gas emitting site is present. An high percentage of CO2 is emitted, whose atmospheric concentration measurement is an important task in many environmental and scientific applications. In this paper, we describe the ...


    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.

  • Greenhouse gas emissions and reduction studies using a portable TDL gas monitor

    Boreal Laser's GasFinder is a portable open path gas monitor based on laser technology. GasFinder is uniquely suitable for studies of greenhouse gas emissions. It is specific to the gas of interest, provides one second response and has a broad dynamic range. GasFinder is permanently calibrated and is very small and light (less than 5kg). Alignment is easy and stable. No on-site electronic tuning ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Survey of standards related to gas detectors

    Recent events both on- and off-shore shine a bright light on the need for attention to safety and to hazard reduction, prevention, and mitigation. Errant combustible or toxic gases can injure and kill quickly. Therefore, mitigation of these hazards must be fast and sure. Globally, governmental and regional authorities take gas detection and system integration very seriously and require that the ...

  • FTIR resolution requirements for industrial gas analyses

    FTIR Spectroscopy FTIR Spectroscopy is a widely used technique for gas analyses in industrial applications. It is a technique used in the semiconductor industry for measuring the purity of cleaning, etching, and epitreatment gases used with various process tools, reactors, and abatement devices. Among chemical companies and R&D faciltities, FTIR is applied to combustion ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

  • Selecting and Placing Gas Detectors for Maximum Application Protection

    Many industrial processes involve dangerous gases and vapors: flammable, toxic, or both. With the different sensing technologies available, and the wide range of industrial applications that exist, selecting the best sensor and locating them properly for the job at hand can be a challenge. To ensure a high level of safety, know the latest sensing technologies, which technology is best for the ...

  • FTIR resolution requirements for industrial gas analyzers

    FTIR Spectroscopy is a widely used technique for gas analyses in industrial applications. It is a technique used in the semiconductor industry for measuring the purity of cleaning, etching, and epi-treatment gases used with various process tools, reactors, and abatement devices. Among chemical companies and R&D facilities, FTIR is applied to combustion thermodynamics and stack gas emissions; ...


    By CIC Photonics, 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

  • Upgrading from Pellistor Gas Sensors to Infrared Technology

    In this article Andy Avenell, Crowcon’s Fixed Systems Product Manager, considers the shift towards infrared (IR) gas sensor technology in the oil and gas industry. Abstract Flammable gases and vapours can present considerable dangers in many industrial applications, none more so than the processes involved in extracting, transporting and processing oil and gas. Fast and reliable ...

  • Vortex Pilot Gas Heater Design Needs No External Energy Source

    A new concept of pilot gas heating that requires no external energy (no chemicals and no electricity) has been applied in the Vortex Pilot Gas Heater (VPGH). In VPGH operations, the heat is produced as an outcome of the routine gas pressure reduction in the unit. The technique is based on the "vortex phenomenon" originated in the technique’s proprietary cylindrical device with no moving ...

  • Multiple gas impurity analyses and verification for semiconductor process tools

    With the increased emphasis on the purity of cleaning, etching and treatment gases by the semiconductor industry, advanced analysis instrumentation is required to monitor the electronic specialty gases and to verify the performance of process tools and components. This paper describes new instrumentation and software specifically designed to accomplish ppb level gas analyses in times as short as ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

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