Welcome to Block Engineering, a leader in gas analysis and chemical detection technology since 1956.
For over 60 years, Block Engineering has been developing mid-infrared chemical detection instruments. Our industry-leading quantum cascade laser analyzers and mid-IR laser sources offer the widest tuning range and fastest chemical analysis on the market today. Block's compact QCL module also offers OEM customers new choices for integration into their own imaging and sensing products.
Our laser-based chemical analyzers are used in many oil, gas, and power applications, including mudlogging for drilling operations and calorific value (BTU, Wobbe) measurement. Block's instruments are used for natural gas speciation, gas turbine optimization, and NGL pipeline mixing applications.
Block has been a leader in safety, security, and defense for decades. Our products can detect chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals in seconds from distances of up to 5 km away. Our open-path gas detectors and passive standoff products identify gas leaks and fugitive emissions.
Block offers the widest gap-free tunable mid-IR laser on the market (5.4-12.8 microns). Our research lasers and OEM laser modules are compact, fast and widely tunable. Applications include imaging, atomic force microscopy, photoacoustic spectroscopy, and a wide range of other life science applications.