optical non-contact measurement Articles

  • Measurement of hydrocarbons in produced water using fiber optic sensor technology

    Due to the non-availability of Freon, there is need for an alternative method to measure the concentration of hydrocarbons in the effluent from oil water separators in use in the oil industry today. Current methods use solvent extraction and IR analysis of water samples. In this paper we present an alternative method, which does not use any solvents and can provide in-situ analysis of the ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Optical encoders and LiDAR scanning

    Overview Modern technology is taken for granted; a driver only needs to type a destination into a SATNAV system and step-by-step instructions, journey distance and duration, driving conditions and hazards, as well as alternative routes, instantly appear. In order to work, highly accurate and up-to-date maps are required of an entire country's road ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • Fibre optic sensors as a non–destructive tool for structural monitoring

    Structural monitoring is a diagnostic tool for detection of defects/damages and for scheduling maintenance operations. It is essential to determine the safety of the structures by Non–Destructive Testing (NDT) for evaluation of strength/integrity. This assessment is required for the repair, rehabilitation and life extension of the structure. Fibre Optic Sensors (FOS) are attractive sensing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Long optical paths of large aperture

    THE measurement of the vapor phase spectra of compounds having high boiling points presents an experimental problem that may be solved either by heating the absorption cells or by making them very long. In the infra-red region radiation from the hot gases in heated cells decreases the accuracy of absorption measurements. If only a small amount of sample is available, the only possibility is to ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

  • Measurement of Hydrocarbons in Produced Water Using Fiber Optic Sensor Technology (An Alternative to Freon Extraction and IR Analysis Methods)

    Due to the non-availability of Freon, there is need for an alternative method to measure the concentration of hydrocarbons in the effluent from oil water separators in use in the oil industry today. Current methods use solvent extraction and IR analysis of water samples. In this paper we present an alternative method, which does not use any solvents and can provide in-situ analysis of the ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Oil-In-Water Analysis. Verification of Particle Counter results by optical microscopy

    For my research work, which concerns separation of liquid/liquid dispersions, I selected the Spectrex PC2200. It covers the whole range of droplet sizes which are of interest, i.e. from 0.5 to 100 microns. The procedure for analysis is very simple and results are obtained in less than a minute. This makes the Spectrex instrument very handy for use in the lab as well as for field measurements (A ...


    By Spectrex Corporation

  • Optical couplers: key hardware for high quality FTIR spectroscopy

    Description Optical couplers are used to take the light coming from the source of a FTIR and route it through the sampling accessory and into the FTIR detector. This is an essential process in the effective use of the FTIR spectrometer. Therefore, optical couplers play an essential role in the proper use and maintenance of a FTIR system. Recognizing the importance of optical couplers ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

  • Nano-textured polymer surfaces with controlled wetting and optical properties using plasma processing

    Wettability control is of great importance in many applications, from manufacturing of water repellent surfaces to droplet frictionless motion in microfluidics, and biocompatibility tuning. Wetting or repellent behaviour is governed by both surface chemistry and topography. In particular, super-hydrophobicity is attained by combining high-aspect-ratio (HAR) geometrical characteristics with low ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Detection and measurement of GWGs in semiconductor fab facilities

    Problem Statement Various processes and tools in the modern wafer fab plant produce effluent streams that contain unacceptably high levels of perfluorocarbon GWGs (greenhouse warming gases). These effluent streams are abated by plasma incineration and wet scrubbers and other techniques. It is necessary to measure the destruction removal efficiency (DRE) of the various abatement methods ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

  • InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer for Biodiesel Blend Measurements

    Synopsis: Simple, yet powerful, filter-based IR spectrometers are ideal for compliance to the new ASTM 7861 test method for accurately measuring biodiesel blend ratios. The Wilks InfraSpec analyzer was the instrument used to develop and validate this method and thus is the industry standard for field measurement of FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Ester) blend percentages. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Dynamic rotary torque measurement using surface acoustic waves

    The subject of torque measurement has previously been addressed extensively. Most of the existing transducers either rely on low voltage analogue systems (e.g. conventional resistive strain gauge) or complicated mechanical assemblies by physically assessing displacement, i.e. optical systems. This paper identifies a new, potentially low cost, non-contact, frequency domain strain torque sensor1 ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Advantages of using the Ecotech three wavelength nephelometer for aerosol measurements

    The measurement of the scattering properties of aerosols is limited by the errors introduced by typical single wavelength integrating nephelometers. These limitations, however, can be reduced by implementing the features of the Ecotech Three Wavelength Integrating Nephelometer. These limitations are predominantly contributed by particle size, relative humidity, Lambertian distribution of the ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • A novel spectrometer design for process and handheld infrared spectral measurements

    Introduction Infrared spectroscopy offers many unique advantages for measurements within an industrial environment. Historically, the technique has been used for a broad range of applications from the composition of gas and liquid mixtures to the analysis of trace components for gas purity analysis. In cases where a well-defined method of analysis is involved, such as the measurement of ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

  • BLUE LIGHT CONVERTER SIGNALS WAY FORWARD FOR NO2 MEASUREMENT

    Local authorities seeking more accurate NO2 readings should consider using analysers which incorporate ‘Blue Light Converters’ says air quality monitoring specialists Enviro Technology.   This comment comes following a presentation held at the Royal Society of Chemistry / AAMG Conference in December 2010 by EMPA (Switzerland) – an independent research and services ...

  • 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 ...

  • Radiation Thermometer IT-460 with the Fastest Thermopile

    One of the tools to measure the surface temperature of an object without contact is the radiation thermometer that measures the dose of infrared rays emitted from the surface of the object. HORIBA's radiation thermometer, available in various types to meet a wide range of applications, were demanded to improve their response time in applications to measurement of moving objects or observation of ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Innovative emissions monitoring uptake soars

    Firms in the UK’s waste and power sectors are proactively seeking Best Available Techniques for emissions monitoring, according to Enviro Technology. Over recent months there has been a surge in demand for sophisticated equipment, such as monitors of total gaseous mercury. The air quality and emissions monitoring specialist believes that a combination of factors, such as the recast ...

  • Rotating angled plate diffusing wave spectroscopy

    Solid–like non–ergodic samples can be difficult to study using standard single speckle diffusing wave spectroscopy as the measurement may lack requisite ensemble averaging. We demonstrate here that this required ensemble averaging can be induced by translating the speckle over the collection optics so that multiple speckles are observed over the duration of the experiment. Translation is achieved ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pyrometers improve quality and yield in silicon growth

    Temperature control has always been one of the most critical parameters in optimizing many complicated solar photovoltaic manufacturing processes because it plays an important role in producing higher-quality product and increasing overall yield. Unfortunately, it's also been one of the most difficult things to measure in these processes. Certain applications of radiation pyrometers in ...

  • Case study - NAPL forensics analysis at refinery site in Kansas

    An environmental consultant at Subsurface Environmental Solutions, LLC used Sitelab to fingerprint a large plume of Non Aqueous Phase Liquids (NAPL) located at a former oil refinery in Kansas. The plume is commingled with gasoline, diesel, crude oil and other petroleum products. Sitelab’s portable UVF-3100D analyzer is fitted with optical filters which can measure the C6 to C10 gasoline ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

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