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INRiM researchers develop new low-frost-point generator
All of the world’s leading metrology labs provide a primary reference for water vapor to be able to calibrate humidity sensors against a well-defined and stable standard. Most of these primary references are designed for moisture concentrations and pressures that are more typical for the lower atmosphere. The national metrology institute of Italy, INRiM, took a new approach to provide a primary reference for moisture concentrations that are lower than typical, as demonstrated in their recent publication in Measurement Science and Technology*. This new low frost-point generator is intended for the calibration of humidity sensors designed for conditions in the upper atmosphere, and covers the frost point range from -100°C to -20°C.
To evaluate their new standard, INRiM researchers relied on a pair of Tiger Optics CRDS trace moisture analyzers, one HALO RP analyzer for lower H2O concentrations and one Spark analyzer for the higher range. Both analyzers showed excellent agreement. All measurements are also consistent with the expected value within the reported measurement uncertainty, providing researchers an easy and reliable initial evaluation of their new generator.
*R. Cuccaro et al., Meas. Sci. Techn. 29, 054002 (2018), https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6501/aaa785
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Tiger Optics Aids Purifier Makers
Gas purifiers are devices that remove or convert undesired molecules or contaminants from gaseous samples. They are widely used for various industrial and research applications, including gas delivery systems, point-of-use purification, and bulk gas purification.
To address their development and qualification needs, Tiger Optics has developed various applications for gas purifier makers, as well as specialty gas companies and end-users within the Semi/LED market.
Highlights of our capabilities and offerings include:
- Multi-species, versatile technology
- Absolute accuracy and excellent sensitivity
- Global customer base and service support
- Low Cost-of-Ownership and ease of operation
- Customized product development
Contact us for more information about how we boost purifier makers’ profit!
Meet the Next-Generation Cleanroom Monitors: T-I Max Series
Building on the success of our proven ambient Tiger-i air monitors, we proudly introduce the next-generation T-I Max series. Airborne Molecular Contamination (AMC) directly affects product yields and the performance of semiconductor fabrication tools. T-I Max monitors, designed to detect trace amounts of ammonia (NH3), hydrogen chloride (HCl), and hydrogen fluoride (HF) in cleanrooms, offer significant improvements in detection limits and speed of response.
Our well-regarded Tiger-i platform of instruments take scant minutes to respond to intrusions, yet the T-I Max NH3 delivers even faster measurement performance and detects down to parts-per-trillion (ppt) level of the contaminant.
With T-I Max, Your Selective Catalytic Reduction Can Curb Ammonia Slip
Ammonia, an odor nuisance at a local level, is a critical atmospheric pollutant in its own right and also a major contributor to the formation of airborne particulate matter. The transport of secondary pollution, as well as ammonia itself, has a negative impact on air quality many miles from its source. It can also corrode plant infrastructure and foul equipment downstream, adding to maintenance costs and downtime at power plants, refineries, kilns, and other industrial combustion sources. Since NH3 is often the reducing agent added to exhaust gas to be adsorbed onto a catalyst, it is crucial to measure and adjust the input efficiently.
Tiger Optics’ Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS) is ideally suited to the requirements of numerous environmental measurement applications, including process control for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) for these reasons:
- Drift-free, with accuracy traceable to the world’s major national reference labs
- Freedom from interference
- No periodic sensor replacement/maintenance
- Speed of response within seconds
- Wide dynamic range
The low maintenance and calibration-free nature of Tiger’s CRDS technology also affords extremely low Cost-of-Ownership and allows users to operate with confidence and ease in the field.
Tiger Service Package Offering
Tiger analyzers are Plug & Play. That said, in cases where field support is desired, we are always happy to arrange for on-site installation and commissioning upon request. Please contact us by clicking here to schedule your start-up.
- Unpacking & full system inspection
- Utilities/facilities & environmental review, including sampling system
- Training on network & data storage
- Commissioning & Operational Verification
- Functional testing
- 24-hour Performance Verification of analyzer precision, LDL and accuracy
- Tiger Optics will analyze data and confirm performance is in accord with factory specifications
Don’t Wait until the Last Minute to Start 2018 off great!
Tiger’s low cost Annual Remote Certification will verify your unit is as accurate and reliable as the day it was shipped. We will provide a written certificate attesting to the accuracy of your unit.
The process is simple to initiate. Just reply to this email with a subject line stating Remote Certification, along with your contact information, company name, analyzer type and serial number. We will be in touch within 24 hours to help you become certified.
Plan ahead for your Tiger analyzer’s annual certification by scheduling your performance verification with our Service Team today! WE want to help YOU make 2018 your best year yet!
Tiger Optics introduces HALO KA Max analyser for ultra-low detection limits
Tiger Optics to Showcase Three New Products at SEMICON West
San Francisco, CA (July 11, 2017)— With three new products, Tiger Optics LLC demonstrates its abiding commitment to help Semiconductor manufacturers perfect the exacting techniques of advanced device fabrication. The company will display its HALO QRP moisture analyzer at the SEMICON West show (July 11-13) and introduce two new products to monitor for airborne molecular contaminants (AMC).
Tiger Optics Salutes NASA’s Successful Juno Mission
Warrington, PA (September 21, 2016) – Along with NASA scientists, Tiger Optics LLC had reason to cheer when the Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit in July, capping its five-year journey from Cape Canaveral. Prior to Juno’s launch on August 5, 2011, a Tiger Optics trace-gas analyzer helped NASA keep the scientific payload in prime condition.
As demonstrated in the Juno mission, Tiger Optics’ HALO trace-gas analyzer plays a critical role in detecting contaminants that could compromise the performance of scientific instruments in space. Such scientific instruments are designed to operate in the vacuum of space, in the absence of chemicals present in the earth’s atmosphere: water, oxygen, and particulate matter. Prior to launch, the spacebound instruments must be protected from earthly contaminants by storing the payload under a flow of high-purity inert gas. Nitrogen is usually the inert gas chosen for the task. Typically, the moisture level in NASA’s high-purity nitrogen must be kept under 1 ppm. Tiger Optics’ HALO H2O analyzer comfortably handled that requirement for the Juno mission, because the device measures moisture in a range from 2 ppb to 20 ppm.
After Juno entered Jupiter’s orbit on July 4, NASA scientists powered up the science instruments aboard the spacecraft for its first close “flyby” of the planet on August 27. On September 2, NASA reported that all eight of Juno’s science instruments were successfully energized and collecting data. Indeed, on the first of 36 scheduled orbital flybys, six megabytes of data were collected during the sixhour transit of the spacecraft from above Jupiter’s north pole to below its south pole. While analysis of the data is ongoing, NASA quickly published the first-ever images of Jupiter’s north pole.
“Tiger Optics is honored that its technology is trusted to support our nation’s journey into the frontiers of space,” said Lisa Bergson, Tiger Optics’ chief executive.
About Tiger Optics
Founded in 2001, Tiger Optics offers a wide and proven array of gas analyzers, as well as atmospheric and environmental monitors. From the cleanest of semiconductor fabs to the harshest coal-fired stacks, our analyzers work to improve yields, reduce costs and ease the burdens of regulatory compliance.
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