LaserSense-NGL™: Real Time, Online Natural Gas Liquids Analyzer
For decades, gas chromatographs, densitometers, and flow meters have been used for compositional analysis and blending/mixing of Natural Gas Liquids. These older techniques suffer from high maintenance costs, involving both labor and consumables.
Advances in process control are driving the need for a faster and more precise analysis of NGLs than GCs, densitometers, and flow meters allow. Block Engineering, established in 1956, has grown beyond its FTIR roots by developing and commercializing a suite of laser-based analyzer products, including the LaserSense-NGL. This real time process analyzer provides both speed and speciation advantages over GCs and other older technologies.
LaserSense-NGL provides rapid (3-10 seconds typical) multicomponent C1-C6 analysis, including individual isomer analysis. Real time, full compositional analysis allows for faster and more precise control of processes – including monitoring of off-specification product during change-overs. The LaserSense-NGL requires no consumables and limited maintenance.
Quantum cascade laser technology allows for:
- Accurate and precise speciation of hydrocarbons, enabling full analysis and improved control
- 3-10 second analysis time (typical)
- Limited maintenance and no consumables
If you would like to discuss how the LaserSense-NGL can help with your application needs, please contact us.