Fiber Optic Probes Use in Multiple Applications

European chemicals, pharmaceuticals and bio-chemicals industries manufacture products, and offer services that touch the lives of all individuals. The EU is a major chemical production area, hosting ⅓ of the world’s overall production.


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However, global competition is increasing and companies are now looking out for new technologies that will boost the effectiveness of their innovation and reduce the time to market of new products.

Fiber Optic Immersion Probes

In the chemicals sector, metrology challenges are met using analytical measurements such as spectroscopy to provide biological, chemical and physical information together with 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 extremely complex and usually poorly understood. Generally, the knowledge of the fundamental fermentation phenomena is incomplete and it is thus impossible to optimize fermentation processes based on theoretical assumptions. Experiments have to be carried out which are both time consuming and expensive. In order to provide an understanding for process scale-up, it is essential to carefully design the biotechnological experiments, and often extensively, with regard to the process and product scale-up and eventual manufacture. Miniaturized in-situ fiber optic immersion probes are capable of providing real time mid infrared (MIR) data that can significantly increase the accuracy of chemical determination and lower the costs for performing at line or even remote measurement.

A variety of ATR immersion probes are provided by art photonics for environmental and clean-tech, chemicals and food and drink applications.

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

Range Wavenumber Wavelength
Mid Infrared 550 – 3300 cm-1 3 18 µm
Near Infrared 1650 – 6650 cm-1 1.5 6.0 µm
UV/VIS/NIR 4700 – 55550 cm-1 180 2100 nm


Fiber Optic Probes

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

Fiber Optic Spectrometers

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

Fiber Optic Probe Fittings

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

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by art photonics GmbH.

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