Monday, December 3, 2018

In-Situ Gas Measurements in Combustion and Heating Processes Provide Excellent Returns to Plant Managers

Extractive Oxygen Gas
Analyzer (Yokogawa
TDLS 220)
Manufacturing facilities continue to explore ways to optimize processes by saving energy, reducing CO2 emissions, and improving safety. An area of plant investment that generally pays great dividends is in the optimization of combustion. By precisely controlling the air-fuel ratio, positive outcomes in fuel savings, emissions, regulatory issues, and safety are realized.

The implementation of a process instrument called a "tunable diode laser spectrometer" (TDLS) gives plant operators an excellent advantage in the management of combustion gases.

In-Situ Gas Analyzer (Yokogawa
Tunable diode laser spectrometers are laser-based gas analyzer which provide a quickly updating optical analysis. The TDLS line offers measurements for process gas, flue gas, impurity analysis, custody transfer, and safety with in-situ and extractive methods supported. They utilize laser absorption spectroscopy to detect and measure the concentration of O2, CO, CH4, NH3, H2O (and many more NIR absorbing gases) in combustion and heating processes.

Tunable diode laser spectrometers non-contact sensors are are optimal for use in corrosive, abrasive and condensing applications in the oil, petrochemical, electric power, iron and steel, and other industries.

For more information on tunable diode laser spectrometers, contact Arjay Automation by calling (800) 761-1749 or visit