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    Chemical & Petrochemical

    European Chemicals, Bio-chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Industries manufacture products, and provide services that touch all of our lives. The EU is a major chemical production area, hosting ⅓ of the world®s total production.

    However, worldwide competition is increasing and companies are seeking new technologies that will increase the effectiveness of their innovation and reduce the time to market of new products.

    In the chemicals sector, ‘metrology® challenges are met using analytical measurements such as spectroscopy to provide chemical, biological and physical information alongside Multivariant Statistical Process Control (MSPC) or better termed Multivariate Statistical Process Monitoring (MSPM) and advanced, mode based, process control (APC) and optimization.

    In biotechnology, biological processes are very complex and often poorly understood. In general, the knowledge of the underlying fermentation phenomena is incomplete and it is therefore impossible to optimise fermentation processes based on theoretical assumptions. Experiments have to be performed which are both expensive and time consuming. To provide an understanding for process scale-up, it is necessary to design the biotechnological experiments carefully, and often extensively, with respect to the product and process scale-up and eventual manufacture. Miniaturised in-situ fiber optic immersion probes can provide real time mid infrared (MIR) data that can greatly increase the accuracy of chemical determination and reduce the costs for performing at line or even remote measurement.

    art photonics provide a range of ATR immersion probes for environmental & clean-tech, chemicals and food & drink applications.

    Reliable in-situ spectral measurements of fundamental molecular vibrations in the ‘fingerprint region® (550 to 3300 cm-1) are now a reality for liquid chemical processes. In all, three spectral ranges are available:




    Mid Infrared

    550 - 3300cm-1


    Near Infrared

    1650 - 6650cm-1



    4700 – 55550cm-1


    Fiber Optic Probes

    Upgrade your FTIR analyser with immersion probes for laboratory, pilot plant and in-process applications.

    Fiber Optic Spectrometers

    Determine the chemical composition or the physical property of a process sample or stream using high performance, fiber optic coupled instrumentation.

    Fiber Optic Probe Fittings

    Automatic sensor lock-gate for extreme applications with ceramic sealing to the process.