Advantages & Benefits
Experience gained in controlling heat treating of metals—the
initial application of the Laser Gas Analyzer & Controller
(LGA)—illustrates advantages over conventional gas analysis
techniques such as IR gas analysis, gas chromatography and mass
Laser Gas Analyzer & Controller Advantages
Monitors all significant process gases, not just a
One instrument can concurrently measure eight gases
instead of the one to three typical for heat treating.
Temperature and pressure measurements can be
included in the data stream to build more thorough process
Continuous operation and real-time control
Fast response time—50 milliseconds per reading or
better—makes real-time process optimization possible.
Gas sampling is automated and an automated
purge function assures continuous sampling.
Captures rich multi-factor record of process
Continuous process data stream over time indicates
changes in equipment in addition to process dynamics. Maintenance
and repair diagnosis are speeded.
Factory atmosphere can be monitored, too
Laser Gas Analyzer & Controller can back-up safety system
Customizable, operator-friendly graphic user
Laser Gas Analyzer & Controller installations
are tailored to the process and equipment monitored. The custom UI
aids learning and simplifies operation.
Remote monitoring and operation can be
Laser Gas Analyzer and Controller Application Results
- Shorter process times
- Improved, more uniform part quality
- Higher batch yields
Operating cost reductions
Reduced cycle time
saves heating gas use and atmosphere process gas.
Better control leads to reduced rework costs
and reduced destructive analysis costs.
Better process knowledge and operating data
can be used for predictive maintenance, catching potential
operational failures before they occur.
Reduced emissions to environment reduce
pollution control costs and regulatory compliance costs.
Reduced need for capital equipment
Carburization™ processes require much less process atmosphere gas;
endothermic gas generators can be reduced
Higher yield means fewer process furnaces are
required for the same production volume.
The multi-function Laser Gas Analyzer can
replace several analytical instruments.
Low installed cost
A full Laser Gas Analyzer
& Controller installation costs less than traditional
instruments and controls.
Installation time is usually only 4 to 8
Users of the Laser Gas Analyzer have
recovered their system costs in months.
LGA use in continuous improvement R & D
programs has multiplied the return on initial investment in heat
The Laser Gas Analyzer & Controller
can help you develop proprietary process knowledge that sets you
apart from competition!
And unlike other analyzer providers, ARI
will assist in process
set-up and tuning to get the greatest
performance from your industrial gas processes.
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