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Block Engineering Applications

Block Engineering's chemical detection and gas analysis instruments are used in a wide variety of applications across the security and safety, life sciences, and other industries.

Our open-path gas detection systems monitor sites for chemical threats from hundreds of meters away. Our quantum cascade lasers are used by university researchers and are integrated into biomedical imaging systems.

For examples of applications that Block's products are used in, please explore the following:

Wide Area Chemical Threat Detection
Block's products have been used for decades to protect against Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA) and other chemical threats. Our new QCL products allow for an unprecedented sensitivity and speed of detection.

Industrial Chemical Leak Detection and Perimeter Monitoring
Our open-path products can monitor chemical and petrochemical plants for toxic industrial chemical (TIC) leaks and fugitive emissions, providing detection and warnings within seconds from hundreds of meters away.

Quantum Cascade Lasers for Researchers and OEMs
Block offers the most widely-tunable (5-13 microns) mid-infrared quantum cascade laser for researchers, as well as quantum cascade laser modules for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

As a case study of our technology, you are also invited to read the following application note:

Open Path Detection of Acrolein Leaks (Application Note AN-N07-01): In this application note, we detail the capabilities of Block's open path LaserWarn system to detect levels of Acrolein at concentrations of around 1 ppm.

Contact Us

For over 60 years, Block Engineering has been a leader in chemical detection and gas analysis technology.

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about how to optimize your safety and security requirements using our Quantum Cascade Laser-based chemical detection systems.

Block Engineering
132 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772
Phone: (508) 251-3100
Fax: (508) 281-0334
info@blockeng.com