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Process Insights offers cutting-edge real-time gas analyzers that provide exceptional performance for aerospace manufacturers, airlines, and the military. Our analyzers are capable of monitoring and maintaining the quality of single and multi-component gases. With a team of seasoned specialists in various fields including spectroscopy, zirconia oxygen analysis, infrared gas analysis, stack gas analysis, process gas monitoring, continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS), cavity ring-down spectroscopy solutions, and hydrogen purity analysis, we are equipped to assist you in selecting the optimal solution for precise and effortless analysis, treatment, and management of your applications.
The aerospace industry strives to minimize its environmental footprint. Gas analysis aids in assessing the environmental impact of aerospace operations by monitoring and quantifying emissions, contributing to the development of cleaner and more sustainable aerospace technologies and practices.
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Allow our Support Team, consisting of Factory Trained and Certified professionals, to assess your application and specific requirements. We acknowledge that external conditions can lead to changes in your process parameters, necessitating the addition of components to an existing stream or the incorporation of a new stream. In response to this, we provide a wide range of cost-effective turnkey solutions that deliver exceptional performance, catering to your unique application needs. Explore our Application Support.
Airport De-Icing Runoff & Surface Water
Surface water and de-icing wastewater should be continuously monitored at airports. Many regulatory bodies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), require airports to monitor the quality of their wastewater and stormwater. TOC water analysis is one method for measuring the organic content of water and can help airports ensure that they are complying with regulations. Wastewater and stormwater generated by airports can contain pollutants that can harm the environment. TOC water analysis can help airports identify the presence of organic pollutants, such as hydrocarbons, and take steps to prevent their release into the environment.
De-icing agents are essential for removing ice and snow from airplanes, runways, and landing strips at airports. These agents commonly contain a mixture of chemicals, including ethylene glycol and propylene glycol, which facilitate the melting process. However, it is important to be aware that these chemicals have the potential to harm the environment and contribute to the levels of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) in wastewater generated during de-icing operations. Thus, it becomes crucial to monitor TOC levels in the wastewater to ensure compliance with environmental regulations regarding discharge.
Our LAR™ QuickTOCairport™ TOC COD water analyzer is a high-performance online measuring system for the determination of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) for required airport applications. Here are some ways our QuickTOCairport TOC COD water analyzer can be used at airports for:
- Monitoring Aircraft Wastewater: Used to analyze the wastewater generated by aircraft during the de-icing process, as well as other sources of wastewater such as lavatories and galleys. By monitoring the TOC and COD levels in this wastewater, airport operators can ensure that the wastewater is properly treated and discharged in compliance with environmental regulations.
- Monitoring Runoff Water: Runoff water from runways, taxiways, and other airport surfaces can contain a variety of contaminants that can impact the quality of water in nearby waterways. Our QuickTOCairport can be used to measure the TOC and COD levels in this runoff water, which can help airport operators to take appropriate measures to mitigate the impact on the environment.
- Monitoring Wastewater Treatment Plants: Some airports have on-site wastewater treatment plants that treat the wastewater generated by airport operations. The QuickTOCairport can be used to monitor the quality of the wastewater before and after treatment, ensuring that the treatment process is effective and that the treated water meets environmental standards.
AMIBIENT AIR MONITORING
Monitoring ambient air for toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is crucial in the aerospace industry, particularly in space probes, for several reasons related to health, safety, and compliance:
Fuel Gas Analysis
MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS
Municipal wastewater treatment plants use Total Organic Carbon (TOC) analyzers to measure the amount of organic carbon present in wastewater. TOC is a useful parameter for assessing the effectiveness of the treatment process and ensuring compliance with regulatory limits. Monitoring municipal wastewater treatment plants is essential to meet regulatory compliance. Regulatory agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have established rules and regulations to protect human health and the environment from harmful contaminants that can be found in wastewater.
Our LAR™ TOC water quality analyzers measure the CO2 concentration using a detector, such as an infrared detector, and calculates the amount of organic carbon in the sample based on the amount of CO2 produced. The analyzer provides a readout of the TOC concentration in the sample, which is typically expressed in milligrams per liter (mg/L) or parts per million (ppm).
Process Control Gas Analysis
The aerospace industry relies on complex manufacturing processes and systems to produce high-quality products, such as aircraft components and engines. These processes often involve the use of various gases, both as inputs and outputs of the production units or reactors. Process Control Gas Analysis plays a crucial role in the aerospace industry for several reasons:
- Quality Assurance: The aerospace industry has stringent quality standards to ensure the safety and reliability of its products. Monitoring the input and outlet streams of process units and reactors allows for real-time analysis of the gases involved. By continuously monitoring the composition and purity of these gases, manufacturers can ensure that the desired chemical reactions are occurring as intended, and that the resulting products meet the required specifications.
- Performance Optimization: Accurate gas analysis enables aerospace manufacturers to optimize their processes and improve efficiency. By monitoring the input gases, they can maintain precise control over the composition and concentration of gases, ensuring optimal conditions for chemical reactions and manufacturing processes. This leads to better performance, reduced waste, and increased productivity.
- Environmental Compliance: The aerospace industry is also subject to strict environmental regulations. Continuous monitoring of gas emissions, including stack gases, helps ensure compliance with emission standards. By analyzing the gases released into the environment, manufacturers can identify and mitigate any harmful or pollutant emissions, contributing to environmental sustainability and meeting regulatory requirements.
- Safety and Risk Mitigation: Gases used in aerospace manufacturing processes can be hazardous or flammable. Monitoring the input and outlet streams of process units and reactors allows for early detection of any abnormal gas composition or leaks. This enables proactive measures to be taken, such as implementing safety protocols or shutting down processes to prevent accidents or mitigate risks to personnel and equipment.
STERILIZATION FOR NASA MARS LAND ROVER
NASA went to Mars in 2020. The Mars 2020 Rover Mission is specifically looking for life on the Red Planet and will hunt for microscopic fossils. NASA is using our Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor (HPV) analyzers to help ensure that everything that left Earth was sterilized so they would not contaminate Mars.
Our GUIDED WAVE™ ClearView® Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor Analyzer System is a simple turnkey solution for the measurement of hydrogen peroxide and water (H2O2 and H2O) concentrations in vapor phase. These are both measured together because they are codependent. The analyzer operates in real-time, which takes the guesswork out of determining the H2O2 and H2O concentrations during cycle development and throughout the actual sterilization cycle. NASA will gain continuous, accurate data for documentation and validation by using our system.
Unlike chemical sensors, our ClearView Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor Analyzer System is able to measure H2O2 and H2O concentrations in vapor phase under ambient or vacuum conditions. Many processes use low pressure in the sterilization process to ensure penetration of product packaging. This system allows you to monitor these cycles so you can determine that the correct concentration of H2O2 and H2O were present during each cycle.
- Rapid response
- Multiple sample points on one analyzer
- Not subject to sensor poisons or analyte degradation
- Built-in validation available