Based on its previous experience in the oil, agronomy and waste recycling industries, the SP3H team was the first in the world to develop a miniaturized solution for analyzing fluid molecular structures using near infrared spectrometers, compatible with harsh environments (temperature, vibration) allowing on-board or on-line and real-time monitoring of fuel and fluid quality.
With or without Optical Fibers
The FluidBOX Micro is a smart optical scanner based on near-infrared technology (NIR) enabling the identification of the molecular structure of any organic fluid. The sensor is a mini-version of the on-line analyzers used by the oil industry since the early 1990s to monitor on-line and in real time the quality of the fuel during the blending operation.
Embedded solution for predicting the qualities of fuels, biofuels and synthetic fuels (gasoline, diesel, kerosene, etc.). Fuel Quality Certificate (CO2; Pollutant Emissions) for Low Emission Zones (LEZ)
The FluidBox micro is designed for the markets of road, non-road, marine, rail, aerospace, farm machinery and power generation (Genset – diesel group).
The extreme miniaturization of the housing allows installation on the chassis or in the engine compartment of the vehicle. Operating conditions cover a temperature range of -20 to 85°C and fuel flows up to 500 L/H under 20 bars. The FluidBOX is equipped with a CAN 2.0 connector.
Compact and robust, offering unparalleled stability and precision in size, our FluidBox Spectro systems are pre-calibrated to a temperature range from -20°C to 85°C for the non-fibred solution, without compromising on performance. The fiber version allows analysis to be delocalized by using optical fibers to measure products under extended process conditions (temperature; pressure).
The applications are multiple thanks to a wide selection of spectral ranges and a choice of stainless-steel measuring cell or Aluminum thus allowing integration into process. Our FluidBox Spectro can integrate signal processing as well as specific mathematical/statistical models to predict various properties of the analyzed fluid (WATER content, % Alcohol, % Sugar, % reagents, …).
The FluidBox Spectro is destined for the process industry market (Chemistry, Agri-food, petrochemicals, etc.)
Our technology is based on 30 years of experience in the use and development of NIR spectrometer instruments for on-line processes. Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) is a non-invasive, non-destructive and real-time method widely used in most process industries (production control and process optimization) for more than 4 decades for continuous analysis of fluid properties. The sensors are equipped with an RS485 connection.
FluidBox Ex: the world’s first compact on-line NIR analyzer with the ATEX zone 1 specification, low CAPEX and OPEX enabling digital transformation
The FluidBox Ex incorporates the same specificities and advantages as the FluidBox Micro and FluidBox Spectro solutions, with ATEX/IECEx type certification, allowing installation near production units (Zone 1)
Refining and petrochemical industries, more generally Oil & Gas
The FluidBox Ex is intended for process industries requiring ATEX/IECEx certification. The case has a 4/20 mA analog output and a digital output (RTU/ModBUS). The length of the optical fibers and the choice of the sampling cell are made according to the customer’s needs.