NEO Monitors is one of the leading suppliers of gas analysers and dust monitors based on tuneable diode laser (TDL) technology. Our instruments are the preferred choice for a broad range of applications within process and emission control. Laser based Gas Monitors for Environmental Monitoring or Process Control. NEO Monitors supply state of the art LaserGas gas monitors based on single line spectroscopy and Tuneable Diode Lasers. LaserGas is the best choice in Continuous Emission Monitoring and process control. Manufacturers of LaserGas emission monitors for the measurement of HCl,HF,NH3, CH4,O2 etc.
NEO Monitors was founded in 2003 and is a subsidiary of Norsk Elektro Optikk AS (NEO), who has been active in the field of laser-based gas analysis since the late 80ies. NEO Monitors is committed to market the gas analysers and dust monitors developed by NEO and provide service and support to our customers and distributors world-wide. We are an originator of laser-based gas analysis and today one of the largest commercial supplier of TDL gas analysers with successful installations in more than 40 countries.
Our owner Norsk Elektro Optikk is one of the principal Norwegian research companies in the field of electro optics. NEO is consistently involved in research projects with industrial partners or research institutes, aiming for further improvement of our monitors and new solutions to gas measurement challenges.
Our mission is:
To maintain our technological edge in the field of laser based gas and dust monitors and be the world-leading supplier.
Norsk Elektro Optikk AS (NEO) was established in 1985 as a research oriented company within electro optics. Today we are one of the largest independent R&D organizations in electro optics in Norway with a scientific staff of 30.
Due to increase in sales and demands, NEO established NEO Monitors in 2003 as a sales, service and manufacturing company. Today over 10 000 gas and dust analyzers are installed in more than 40 countries in Europe, America, Asia, and Australia.
In addition to R&D for own use, a significant part of our commercial business through our subsidiary is supply of OEM products to leading suppliers of gas analyzers for both industrial and medical applications complementing their own product lines with laser-based gas analyzers.
Involvement in research projects has always been an important part of NEOs development strategy. From the very beginning in the 1980s up until now, NEO has been partner in many national and European research projects. The results have often been directly or indirectly adapted into commercial products. Below you can read more about ongoing projects where NEO plays a crucial part.
Following developments and trends in the world of science, having early access to new technologies, and cultivate relationships with key research institutes allows NEO to maintain a global leadership in gas spectroscopy. Currently NEO acts as an industrial partner and system integrator in five European research projects. These are targeting the development of new laser-sources for a variety of spectral regions, as well as new detection schemes. This auspicious combination will open up new and exciting possibilities in gas sensing that will allow NEO to release new, revolutionary products in the future.
Entering the exciting world of NEO
Detection of gases in the mid-infrared (MIR) spectral region has been a focus in R&D worldwide the last couple of years. This wavelength region has a great potential in terms of new applications in the measurement industry.
Nowadays laser-based gas spectrometers in the near-infrared (NIR, 760 nm to 2300 nm) have been accepted by industrial users as the best available technology for a number of different applications. However, for some gases specifically of interest for emission and process control it is necessary to move into the mid-infrared region (MIR, 3 µm – 12 µm). This is either because the gas of interest (e.g. sulfur dioxide, SO2) has no absorption features or, in case of nitric oxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), the absorption strength and thus the sensitivity is too low in the NIR.
The figure below shows as an example of the absorption strength of NO. As can be seen, the absorption strength in the MIR (around 5.2µm) is about 1000 times stronger than in the NIR (around 1.8µm). Therefore, NEO has set one focus of its R&D on the investigation of MIR laser sources to be able to utilize the stronger absorption and thus increasing the sensitivity of its sensors.
The first laser light in Norway was generated in 1962 by Tycho Jæger. When the first working laser was reported in 1960, it was described as “a solution looking for a problem“. Electro Optics in Norway saw the break of light when Mr. Jæger saw this as the solution rather than the opposite.
All oil companies operating in the North Sea from the 1970’s made huge investments in R&D and NEOs first business approach was to specialize on underwater optics. But the timing was not ideal and we went from the bottom of the ocean to top of the universe: In 1985/86 R&D investments from oil companies dropped significantly due to low oil prices. Simultaneously The Norwegian Space Center (NSC) and the European Space Agency (ESA) saw NEO’s potential and included our experts in several projects. MIPAS was the first Michelson-Interferometer that was specified to have a frequency reference source based on a frequency stabilized diode laser at 1300 nm. MIPAS was launched into space in 2002 and is still working in orbit.
Later Underwater optics came back when Statoil wanted improved quality control of pipelines by making regular inspections of ”free spans” and corrosion. Statoil sponsored the development of tools for external as well as internal inspection of the pipelines.
In the 1990’s NEO entered into the exciting world of Gas Spectroscopy and became one of the leading suppliers of Gas Analyzers based on Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy (TDLS). We have not looked back since and can claim:
- More than 9500 instruments sold and installed in over 40 countries
- More than 30 different gases measured
- More than 60 different lasers used
- More than 100 different instrument configurations for different applications manufactured
A dynamic past has allowed us to become a highly agile partner that can adapt and be flexible towards needs in the market. Our history has taught us that we always have to:
- Discuss new applications on a daily basis
- Keep challenging the unknown
- Expand on our strategic partnerships with market leaders all around the world
- Do advanced research with long term targets, but also focus on new applications to meet current customer requirements
NEO Monitors was founded in 2003 to take over responsibility for manufacture and marketing of NEO’s gas and dust monitors.
NEO Monitors specialises in manufacture and sales of Gas and Dust Monitors based on Tuneable Diode Laser Spectroscopy. Our corporate aim is to be a world leader in supplying high quality products and services to the satisfaction of all our customers.
To achieve this, NEO Monitors’ management has been actively involved in implementing the quality management system (QMS). It has provided the vision and strategic direction for the growth of the company, and established quality objectives and the quality policy.
The quality system has been planned and implemented to meet our quality objectives and the requirements of the ISO 9001:2000 standard.
To continue to provide leadership and show commitment to the improvement of the QMS, management is committed to:
- Communicate the importance of meeting customer, statutory, and regulatory requirements.
- Establish quality policy and objectives.
- Conduct management reviews.
- Ensure the availability of resources.
NEO Monitors strives to identify current and future customer needs, to meet customer requirements and exceed customer expectations.
The management ensures that customer requirements are understood and met, by requiring compliance with documented customer communication procedures. Customer requirements are determined, converted into internal requirements, and communicated to the appropriate people in the organisation.
Quality objectives are established to support our organisation’s efforts in achieving our quality policy. Objectives have been established for the following:
- Marketing/sales: Provide a first response to customers inquires within 24 hours.
- Production: Provide a shortest possible delivery time for standard products.
- Service: Provide technical support to customers by phone and/or e-mail within the same day. Minimise turn around time for warranty and other standard service tasks.
- Product quality: Improve yield and reduce failure rates by continuously monitoring the quality of the parts being used and the work being done by employees at all levels in the organisation.
Global industry leaders and innovators use our solutions to measure dust and gas in limited areas such as pipes, ducts and furnaces. Every customer is unique and NEO Monitors’ task is to find, develop and deliver solutions that solve different needs and demands.
Our solutions are tailored unique challenges. Quality, accuracy and efficient reporting are crucial to serve the main missions:
- Optimize production processes
- Control and improve safety
- Measure emissions
Almost 30 years of R&D within electro optics- and laser technology makes us a competent partner. Innovation is our DNA and we take the risk so that you don’t have to.
Through our over 40 distributors worldwide we have the deep insight in important markets. Our aim is to serve our distributors with the right solutions, service and support and forward this to the end customer.
We listen, learn and answer upon the most complex needs.