SpectraSensors Awarded Patent on Enhanced Optical Monitoring of Moisture in Natural Gas
The new enhanced gas analyzer patent for the detection of water vapor in natural gas further strengthens SpectraSensors' position in the natural gas industry.
Houston, TX (PRWeb) March 12, 2008 -- SpectraSensors, Inc. has been issued a new patent for the advanced detection of water vapor in natural gas streams via a laser-based gas analyzer system. This new patent is an enhancement of the previously issued patent 7,132,661 on moisture monitoring using lasers in the 1.9 microns, 0.9 microns and 2.7 microns spectral region.
"I believe this new patent underscores our leadership in laser based trace gas analyzers and further strengthens our position in the natural gas industry," says George M Balogh, SpectraSensors CEO.
The new patent extends that which is embodied in a unique method of determining the level of water vapor in natural gas. That method is based on tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS), which provides a light source emitting light at a precise frequency where water vapor absorbs at a sufficiently greater level than natural gas, thereby enabling accurate and reliable determination of water vapor concentration in the gas.
Developed by SpectraSensors, a spin-off of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, TDL-based analyzers offer extremely fast and reliable trace contaminant readings that overcome such insidious industry problems as frequent and costly sensor maintenance, shut-ins and high processing costs due to erroneous readings.
Partnering with SpectraSensors' trusted advisers at the law firm of Mintz Levin, the company's innovations are protected by a portfolio of dozens of patents and patent applications pending worldwide in locales such as the US, Canada, Australia, China, and Europe.
SpectraSensors is a leading manufacturer of optically based gas analyzers and moisture analyzers for analytical process markets. SpectraSensors uses Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS) in an array of products such as Ambient Air Monitoring Analyzers, Moisture Analyzers (Hygrometers) and Gas Analyzers for Natural Gas Pipelines and Processors, Petrochemical Refineries and Chemical Companies. SpectraSensors Gas Analyzers measure Moisture (H2O), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), Methane (CH4), Ammonia (NH3) Ethylene Oxide (ETO) and more.
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