The basic design of the diode laser gas analyzer LDS 6 enables further opportunities in process gas analytics and continuous emission monitoring. The major benefit of the in-situ approach is the simple fact that the measurement is performed non-intrusively and in real-time – without any disturbance or delay due to gas sampling or gas conditioning.
The total benefit depends on the individual process. In almost any case, the elegant method leads to a higher efficiency and less efforts for installation and maintenance. As a consequence of the fast in-situ measuring the profitability and the environmental compatibility of most processes can be increased.
Besides emission monitoring there is a set of industrial applications where diode laser is already established as a standard tool for process optimization. Among the most important market segments in the process industries one will find, today:
Power generation/combustion industrySurveillance and optimization of DeNOx plants by measuring the ammonia slip behind SCR and SNCR DeNOx installations
Thermal waste treatment- Primary combustion control by fast measurements of the oxygen concentration and the gas temperature in furnaces and boilers. - Surveillance and optimization of flue gas cleaning systems by measuring the waste gas concentrations before and after gas cleaning steps.
Internal combustion enginesMeasuring the ammonia slip behind DeNOX catalysts in the waste gas system of engine test beds
Explosion safetyImmediate and intrinsic safety (Ex i) concentration measurement in combustible gases like CO and CH4 or surveillance of the oxygen level in process streams, tanks or silos
Corrosion protectionFast and non-instrusive surveillance of moisture in corrosive gas mixtures
Max. number of components
O2, NH3, HF, H2O, CO2, CO, HCl
Smallest measuring range
Component-specific: 0-5 ppm to 0-5%
Central unit: 19" unit sensors: field version
Little installation effort
Minimum maintenance requirements
Extremely rugged design
High long-term stability through built-in, maintenance-free reference gas cell, field calibration is unnecessary