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Gases 101: Gas Detection
This is a continuation of our series on basic gas technology covering infrared, open path and electrochemical sensors.
Infrared Gas Detector
Many combustible gases have absorption bands in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum of light and the principle of infrared absorption has been used as a laboratory analytical tool for many years. Since the 1980s, however, electronic and optical advances have made it possible to design equipment of sufficiently low power and smaller size to make this technique available for industrial gas detection products as well.
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