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Block Engineering Applications

Block Engineering's chemical detection and gas analysis instruments are used in a wide variety of applications across the security and safety, life sciences, and other industries.

Our open-path gas detection systems monitor sites for chemical threats from hundreds of meters away. Our quantum cascade lasers are used by university researchers and are integrated into biomedical imaging systems.

For examples of applications that Block's products are used in, please explore the following:

Wide Area Chemical Threat Detection: Block's products have been used for decades to protect againt Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA) and other chemical threats. Our new QCL products allow for an unprecedented sensitivity and speed of detection. Learn more

Perimeter and Fenceline Montoring and Leak Detection: Our open-path products can monitor fencelines and perimeters for fugutive emissions and toxic industrial chemical (TIC) leaks, providing detection and warnings within seconds. Learn more

For further technical information, you are also invited to read our detailed application notes:

Open Path Detection of Acrolein Leaks (Application Note AN-N07-01): In this application note, we detail the capabilities of Block's open path LaserWarn system to detect levels of Acrolein at concentrations of around 1 ppm. Read the Application Note

Contact Us

For over 60 years, Block Engineering has been a leader in chemical detection and gas analysis technology.

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about our Quantum Cascade Laser and FTIR products.

Block Engineering
132 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772
Phone: (508) 251-3100
Fax: (508) 281-0334