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NASA Moisture Analyzer Technology Delivers Imporved Process Control in Hydrocarbon Plants

Ultra-fast and highly accurate, a new Tunable Diode Laser analyzer technology is being adopted by petrochemical plants, refineries and gas processors, reducing maintenance while providing enhanced control over process integrity
 
TDL Technology
 
A tunable diode laser (TDL) is a type of semiconductor-based laser that can be tuned to a very specific wavelength (or color) of light. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) developed long wave length (near infrared) tunable lasers and processor controls that enable users to precisely "target" specific molecules and detect trace elements in gas (Figure 1). This technology was vital to research and operations in the Space Station and Mars Polar Lander programs as well as studies on global warming, emissions, weather and climates throughout our world.link
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