LaserSense-NGL™: Real Time, Online Natural Gas Liquids Analyzer

For decades, gas chromatographs, densitometers, and flow meters have been used for compositional analysis and blending/mixing of Natural Gas Liquids. These older techniques suffer from high maintenance costs, involving both labor and consumables.

Advances in process control are driving the need for a faster and more precise analysis of NGLs than GCs, densitometers, and flow meters allow. Block Engineering, established in 1956, has grown beyond its FTIR roots by developing and commercializing a suite of laser-based analyzer products, including the LaserSense-NGL. This real time process analyzer provides both speed and speciation advantages over GCs and other older technologies.

LaserSense-NGL provides rapid (3-10 seconds typical) multicomponent C1-C6 analysis, including individual isomer analysis. Real time, full compositional analysis allows for faster and more precise control of processes – including monitoring of off-specification product during change-overs. The LaserSense-NGL requires no consumables and limited maintenance.

Quantum cascade laser technology allows for:

  • Accurate and precise speciation of hydrocarbons, enabling full analysis and improved control
  • 3-10 second analysis time (typical)
  • Limited maintenance and no consumables

Download a detailed specifications sheet for the LaserSense-NGL (PDF).

If you would like to discuss how the LaserSense-NGL can help with your application needs, please contact us.

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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 our Quantum Cascade Laser and FTIR products.

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