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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.

We know your process and how critical it is for you to protect precious and limited resources.



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.

  • Surface Water & De-Icing Runoff airport

    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.

    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:

    Our EXTREL™ MAX300-AIR™ mass spectrometer is a specialized instrument used to monitor ambient air for the aerospace industry. It is designed to analyze and measure various components and pollutants present in the air. Here’s an explanation of how the MAX300-AIR functions and its relevance to the aerospace industry:

    • Gas Analysis Capabilities: Employs advanced gas analysis techniques, such as mass spectrometry, to identify and quantify different gases and compounds in ambient air. It can detect and measure a wide range of gases, including trace levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), greenhouse gases, and atmospheric pollutants.
    • Real-time Monitoring: Provides real-time monitoring capabilities, allowing continuous analysis of the ambient air. It provides instant feedback on the composition and concentration of gases and pollutants, enabling rapid response and decision-making.
    • Environmental Compliance: The aerospace industry is subject to stringent environmental regulations, and monitoring ambient air quality is crucial to ensure compliance. The MAX300-AIR helps aerospace companies monitor and assess air pollution levels, identify potential sources of emissions, and take necessary measures to mitigate environmental impact.
    • Emissions Control: Aerospace facilities often generate emissions during manufacturing processes or engine testing. The MAX300-AIR can help quantify and analyze these emissions, aiding in emission control strategies, optimization of manufacturing processes, and ensuring compliance with emission standards.

    Our TIGER OPTICS™ CRDS (Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy) gas analyzers utilize an advanced laser-based technology called Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy to detect and measure minute concentrations of gases present in the air. These analyzers are engineered to deliver exceptional accuracy and precision, enabling the detection of trace levels of gases in the parts-per-billion (ppb) range. This outstanding sensitivity makes them perfectly suited for air quality monitoring applications, as they can identify and quantify even the slightest amounts of pollutants that could potentially pose risks to human health.

    Our EXTREL™ VeraSpec™ Atmospheric Pressure Ionization Mass Spectrometer (APIMS) is designed for reliable and repeatable low parts-per-trillion detection limits for contamination control in Ultra-High Purity (UHP) gases used in semiconductor and other high-tech industrial applications.  By analyzing the ions generated from ambient air, an APIMS can provide detailed information about the composition and concentrations of different gases, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), aerosols, and other substances present in the air. It can detect a wide range of chemical compounds and pollutants, including atmospheric pollutants, volatile organic compounds, and trace gases.

  • Fuel Gas Analysis

    The aerospace industry utilizes fuel gas analysis for several purposes, including achieving better and safer burner control and complying with regulations that require monitoring specific parameters such as H2S (hydrogen sulfide), total sulfur, and BTU (British thermal units).

    The ATOM INSTRUMENT™ FGA-1000 Process Analyzer with UV Fluorescence Technology are highly specialized instruments designed for total sulfur Analysis.  They offer several benefits over traditional methods including:

    • High sensitivity and selectivity: Uses advanced technology to accurately and precisely measure the concentration of different gases, even at very low concentrations. This means that it can detect even small changes in gas composition and provide highly accurate results.
    • Real-time monitoring: Designed for real-time monitoring, which means that it can quickly provide information on the gas composition and flow rate. This is essential for ensuring compliance with environmental regulations and identifying potential safety hazards.
    • Wide range of gas detection:  detect a wide range of gases, including hydrocarbons, hydrogen sulfide, and carbon monoxide. This makes it a versatile tool for analyzing and identifying potential issues.
    • Non-invasive measurement: Uses a non-invasive measurement technique that does not require any sampling or preparation. This means that it can provide accurate results without disturbing the operation, which is important for maintaining safety and avoiding downtime.

    Our COSA XENTUAR™ 9610CXc™ continuous “direct” calorimeter offers several benefits:

    • Accuracy: Direct calorimeters offer highly accurate measurements for compliance with environmental regulations.
    • Real-time monitoring: Continuous measurement enables real-time monitoring of gas composition, allowing for rapid identification and correction of any issues that may arise. This can prevent downtime and reduce the likelihood of non-compliance.
    • Minimal maintenance: Direct calorimeters require minimal maintenance, with no moving parts, which reduces downtime and maintenance costs.
    • High repeatability: The direct calorimeter offers excellent repeatability and precision in its measurements, resulting in increased confidence in the accuracy of the data.
    • Comprehensive analysis: Direct calorimeters can provide comprehensive analysis including the heating value, Wobbe index, and the specific gravity of the gas, which can aid in troubleshooting and identifying potential issues.

    Using our COSA XENTUAR™ 9800CXi™ injection-style zero emissions calorimeterin flare gas analysis offers several benefits:

    • Accuracy: This type of calorimeter offers highly accurate measurements which is crucial for compliance with environmental regulations.
    • Safety: An injection-style zero emissions calorimeter does not require any sample handling or disposal, which eliminates the potential safety hazards associated with handling combustible or hazardous materials.
    • Cost savings: This type of calorimeter has a low total cost of ownership as it requires minimal maintenance and does not require any consumables or calibration gases.
    • Environmentally friendly: As the name suggests, zero emissions calorimeters do not produce any emissions or waste, which is beneficial for the environment.
    • Time savings: Injection-style zero emissions calorimeters have a fast response time, which enables real-time monitoring gas composition, allowing for rapid identification and correction of any issues that may arise gas.

    Our EXTREL™ MAX300-RTG 2.0 Process Mass Spectrometer is a highly specialized instrument designed for the analysis of gas streams. It offers several benefits over traditional methods of flare gas analysis, including:

    • High sensitivity and selectivity: Uses advanced technology to accurately and precisely measure the concentration of different gases in the gas stream, even at very low concentrations. This means that it can detect even small changes in gas composition and provide highly accurate results.
    • Real-time monitoring: Designed for real-time monitoring, which means that it can quickly provide information on the gas composition and flow rate in the stream. This is essential for ensuring compliance with environmental regulations and identifying potential safety hazards.
    • Wide range of gas detection: Can detect a wide range of gases, including hydrocarbons, hydrogen sulfide, and carbon monoxide, which are commonly found in gas streams. This makes it a versatile tool for analyzing different types of gas and identifying potential issues.
    • High sample throughput: Can analyze multiple gas streams simultaneously, which means that it can handle high sample throughput and provide rapid analysis of large volumes of gas.
    • Robust and reliable: Designed for use in harsh industrial environments and is built to withstand the demands of continuous operation. It is also easy to maintain and calibrate, which ensures reliable and accurate performance over time.


    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).

    Municipal wastewater treatment plants monitor Total Organic Carbon (TOC) for several reasons:

    • Process Efficiency: TOC monitoring helps assess the efficiency of the wastewater treatment processes. It provides insight into the organic content of the influent wastewater, allowing operators to optimize treatment strategies and adjust process parameters accordingly. By monitoring TOC levels, treatment plants can ensure that organic pollutants are adequately removed, preventing issues such as excessive nutrient loading or inadequate treatment.
    • Compliance with Regulations: Environmental regulations often set limits on the amount of organic carbon that can be discharged into water bodies. Monitoring TOC allows wastewater treatment plants to assess their compliance with these regulations and demonstrate that the treated effluent meets the required standards. It serves as an important parameter to demonstrate the effectiveness of the treatment process in reducing organic pollution.
    • Indicator of Water Quality: TOC serves as an indicator of the overall organic pollution load in the wastewater. Elevated TOC levels can indicate the presence of organic contaminants that may have adverse effects on the environment and public health. By monitoring TOC, treatment plants can identify any potential issues or anomalies in the wastewater and take appropriate measures to address them.
    • Process Control and Optimization: Continuous TOC monitoring enables real-time process control and optimization. By tracking TOC levels, operators can make timely adjustments to treatment processes, such as aeration, chemical dosing, or disinfection, to ensure optimal removal of organic compounds. This improves the overall efficiency of the treatment plant and helps maintain consistent effluent quality.
    • Source Identification and Troubleshooting: Monitoring TOC can assist in identifying the sources of organic pollutants in the wastewater. By analyzing TOC levels at different stages of the treatment process, operators can pinpoint specific areas or processes contributing to elevated TOC levels. This information is valuable for troubleshooting and implementing targeted strategies to mitigate the issue.
  • Process Control Gas Analysis

    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.

    Our GUIDED WAVE™ NIR (Near-Infrared) and Dual Beam Photometers are powerful tools that provide the aerospace industry with effective Process Control Gas Analysis for monitoring input and outlet streams of process units and reactors. Here’s how they contribute to this monitoring process:

    • Real-Time Monitoring: NIR spectrometers can provide real-time analysis of gas streams, allowing for continuous monitoring of input and outlet streams of process units and reactors. This enables manufacturers to quickly identify any variations or deviations in gas composition and take immediate corrective actions to maintain process efficiency and product quality.
    • Multi-Component Analysis: NIR spectroscopy is capable of analyzing multiple gas components simultaneously, making it a highly efficient and cost-effective solution. This capability is especially valuable in the aerospace industry, where processes often involve complex mixtures of gases. By monitoring multiple gas components in real-time, manufacturers can ensure precise control over the chemical reactions and maintain the desired process conditions.
    • High Accuracy: Dual Beam Photometers provide high accuracy in gas analysis by compensating for variations in light source intensity and other environmental factors. This allows for precise measurements of gas concentration and composition, ensuring accurate process control.
    • Stability and Long-Term Reliability: Dual Beam Photometers are designed to provide stable and reliable measurements over extended periods. This is critical in the aerospace industry, where processes may run continuously for extended durations. The stability of these instruments ensures consistent and reliable monitoring of gas streams, reducing the risk of process variations or deviations.
    • Wide Application Range: Dual Beam Photometers are versatile instruments that can be used to analyze a wide range of gases and gas mixtures. This flexibility makes them suitable for various applications in the aerospace industry, where different gas compositions and concentrations may be encountered.


    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


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