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Optical Monitoring Applications

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    Laboratory Weighing - Dynamic Weighing

    The Dynamic Weighing application allows weighing results to be determined even under adverse conditions. For instance, when determining the weights of animals, weighing on board ship, or on an unstable surface.

    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc based in Greifensee, SWITZERLAND.

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    Optical sorting machines for electronic scrap (WEEE) industry

    Recovery of recyclables from Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE): Metals and alloys. Plastics (thermoplastics, plexiglass, etc.). Composite materials (circuit boards, etc.). Brominated plastics (BFR). Plastics with cadmium compounds. Material tainted with precious or recoverable metals (e.g. copper, brass, silver, etc.). Sorting of monitor glass (CRT), etc.

    By REDWAVE a division of BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH based in Gleisdorf, AUSTRIA.

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    Direct atomic absorption mercury determination in oil and oil products

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    Determination of mercury in oil and petroleum hydrocarbon is currently a vital probl em due to the fact that the regulations for the mercury content in emission s from thermal power plants are becoming ever more stringent, and mercury poisons catalysts used in oil re fining.

    By Lumex Instruments Group based in Mission, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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    Monitoring solutions for the opacity and dust monitoring

    There is a requirement for many small boiler operators to monitor Opacity to determine the smoke density emitted from the boiler. On small boilers we recommend the DCEM 1001 Opacity monitor; this simple, low cost monitor   has high efficiency air purges use compressed air to ensure that optical surfaces are virtually free of dust or debris contamination. This ensures minimal maintenance is required on the sensors.

    By Codel International Ltd based in Bakewell, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Monitoring of leaks in heat exchangers

    Optical instruments called fluorometers can very easily detect and measure dissolved petroleum hydrocarbons in water, and at very low concentrations. As shown in the study below, TD-4100 series monitors are able to measure xylene continuously over four consecutive weeks with a direct correlation coefficient of 0.9967 compared to GC grab sample analysis.

    By Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. based in Fresno, CALIFORNIA (USA).

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    UV fluorescence technology for raw water intake monitoring industry

    Naturally occurring organics in raw water are typically removed with chemicals. Total Organic Carbon (TOC) analyzers in the water treatment system can alert technicians when generic organic material is present but cannot differentiate between natural organics, such as algae or decomposed plant matter, and hydrocarbons. Using UV fluorescence technology, a properly configured TD-4100XD can alert operators to upsets caused by hydrocarbons such as gasoline, diesel, fuel oil, and crude oil.

    By Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. based in Fresno, CALIFORNIA (USA).

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    Marine monitoring solutions for the SO2/CO2/NOx monitoring

    Process control of a SO2 scrubber on a ship is a challenge due to wet and corrosive gases. In such environment, extractive gas sampling systems require high levels of maintenance in order to operate correctly. OPSIS monitoring system solves this by using an optical, non-contact, cross-duct technique. A light beam is sent across the duct or stack to be measured, and the captured light is sent through an optical fibre cable to an analyser. The analyser measures SO2, CO2 and NOx concentrations using UV and IR...

    By Opsis AB based in Furulund, SWEDEN.

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    Machine condition monitoring for labs & services

    Overview

    Machine condition monitoring using oil analysis is widely practiced by virtually every segment of modern industry that maintains large, expensive, oil-lubricated machines. In many cases, especially in smaller plants or enterprises, samples are sent to commercial oil analysis laboratories that can help monitor machinery health.

    By Spectro Scientific based in Chelmsford, MASSACHUSETTS (USA).

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    Continuous emissions monitoring for steel plant

    The nature of steel manufacturing processes places severe limitations on the monitoring methods that can be used. Aggressive environments combined with high levels of particulates and gases make the choice very limited.

    By Opsis AB based in Furulund, SWEDEN.

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    Continuous emissions monitoring for sulphuric acid production plants

    The process control of a sulphuric acid plant needs good and reliable detection of gas phase sulphur dioxide (SO2). To measure SO2 is a challenge due to the corrosive environment and high concentration of SO2. Several places in the process needs to be monitored and to transport the sample gas is difficult. A large dynamic range is needed as the SO2 concentration can vary between 15% volume and a few mg/m3. Most systems installed need a lot of maintenance, sometimes as often as every day.

    By Opsis AB based in Furulund, SWEDEN.

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    Instruments and analyzers for measure spectral irradiance of sun simulator

    Sun simulators are available in different classes indicating the performance characteristics by the combination of three letters (A,B or C) (according to IEC 60904, JIS 8912 and ASTM E 927-05). Each letter represents respectively the spectral match with the solar spectrum (1000 W/m2, AM 1.5), uniformity of the light field and temporary stability. Class AAA are considered as most accurate and have an ideal spectral match between 0.75 and 1.25, max. 2.0% non-uniformity and 0.5% nonstability according to...

    By EKO Instruments based in San Jose, CALIFORNIA (USA).

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    Water monitoring instruments for groundwater monitoring

    Low flow groundwater sampling is a methodology used around the world to simulate ambient flow conditions and take water quality readings. A wide variety of pumps are used to draw a sample from the well such as bladder, inertial or peristaltic pumps and usually combined with a flow controller. Once the sampling methodology for your site has been selected, then choosing the right multi-parameter probe is vital.

    By Aquaread Limited based in Broadstairs, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Continuous emissions monitoring for mineral wool production

    Process control and emissions monitoring in a mineral wool plant is a challenge due to the presence of phenol and formaldehyde. To use an extractive system in this environment will demand a lot of maintenance. The OPSIS DOAS system is different and provides plants with an accurate analyser that will operate with a minimum of maintenance. The OPSIS DOAS system is based on a non-contact method using an optical measurement path that can operate across the duct.

    By Opsis AB based in Furulund, SWEDEN.

  • Hydroxyl Number in Polyols (OH#) #3013

    The use of polymeric polyols is commonplace in the manufacturing of polyurethanes and other specialty polymers. The hydroxyl number (OH#) is a measure of the concentration of the hydroxyl groups on the polyol. This is an important parameter to monitor and control during polyol production. The laboratory method that is commonplace for hydroxyl number determination is both time consuming and involves the use of hazardous materials. This note will discuss the use of Guided Wave hardware and software tools for the...

    By Guided Wave, Inc. based in Rancho Cordova, CALIFORNIA (USA).

  • In-situ Calcite Crystallisation Monitoring

    Calcite cristallisation reactions, commonly known as "scaling" events, are monitored in-situ using a portable field spectrophotometer with fibre optical probe accessory.

    By WAT Australia Pty.Ltd. based in West Australia, AUSTRALIA.

  • Octane Number of Gasoline using NIR Spectroscopy #3012

    When every second counts and performance is on the line Guided Wave's NIR analyzers allow for easy measurement of octane numbers in gasoline and refinery production units using fiber optic -based, near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. *Fast and reliable measurement of the octane number of gasoline (RON & MON). * Control gasoline production in real-time directly with in process monitoring. * Certify gasoline meets specification before release. *Gain significant improvements in process control. *Minimize the need for...

    By Guided Wave, Inc. based in Rancho Cordova, CALIFORNIA (USA).

  • Alkane (hydrocarbon) gas measurement for mudlogging in oil & gas drilling rigs

    The need for operator and maintainance intensive gas chromatograph (GC) analyzers was eliminated. Customer can now deploy all-optical, unattended sensor system for monitoring the composition of hydrocarbon gases (C1-C5) exiting the well bore which provides crucial information about the drilling formation that would save time and money.

    By MKS Instruments, Inc. based in Andover, MASSACHUSETTS (USA).

  • Dust monitoring of exhaust gases from manufacturing processes

    DynOptic dust monitors use the innovative Dynamic Detection Principle (DDP) to measure dust and particulate within exhaust gases from various manufacturing processes. DDP, or optical scintillation as it sometimes referred to, measures the dynamic fluctuation in light transmission as dust particles move through a light beam. This dynamic fluctuation derives from temporal distributions of the dust particles which attenuate the light beam. The more dust present in the exhaust, the greater the amplitude of these...

    By DynOptic Systems Ltd based in Brackley, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • End Point Detection

    Hiden Ion Milling Probe – End Point Detector The only dedicated end point determination tool for ion etch control and optimum process quality. End point Analysis. Target Impurity Determination. Quality Control / SPC. Residual Gas Analysis. Leak Detection The IMP is a differentially pumped, ruggedized secondary ion mass spectrometer for the analysis of secondary ions and neutrals from the ion mill process, featuring: High Sensitivity SIMS / MS with Pulse Ion Counting Detector. Triple filter Quadrupole,...

    By Hiden Analytical Ltd. based in Warrington, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • NDIR Solutions

    We propose our product as a new powerful base for optical absorption analysis. One of the greatest advantages of this method is that virtually any sample in virtually any state may be studied. Liquids, gases, films, powders, surfaces can all be examined with a proper choice of sampling technique. Using LED-PD optopairs for mid-infrared spectral range allows developing portable sensors with high reliability and adequate accuracy that can be successfully applied in different areas for matter analysis purposes.

    By LED Microsensor NT based in Saint-Petersburg, RUSSIA.

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