Expert solutions for nitric oxide measurements

Keith Warren
Keith Warren
Process Oxygen, Zirconia & Oxygen Deficiency Product Manager

Monitoring nitric oxide (NO) emissions in your process is increasingly important for regulatory compliance. As the global experts in gas analysis, Servomex delivers highly accurate measurements of NO in a range of applications. The SERVOPRO 4900 Multigas continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS) gas analyzer delivers a range of part-per-million (ppm) measurements of NO for regulatory compliance and clean air. The SERVOPRO NOx analyzer measures nitric oxide for industrial gas and vehicle emission applications, and for determining the NO2 and NOx content of a gas.

Why measure nitric oxide?

One of the principal oxides of nitrogen, nitric oxide is often measured to ensure compliance with environmental regulations. It is regarded as a harmful pollutant, with levels of 100ppm or above defined as immediately dangerous to life and health by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Its presence in the atmosphere can also cause ozone layer depletion, and it is a precursor of harmful NO2 compounds and acid rain. For these reasons, nitric oxide gas detectors and analyzers play an important role in monitoring NO levels in industrial processes.

How our nitric oxide analyzers work to measure NO

Servomex’s analyzers rely on two key sensing technologies to support nitric oxide and NOx measurement. Gas Filter Correlation (GFC) is an advanced Infrared sensing technology that uses the property of gases to absorb unique light wavelengths to detect the concentration of a selected gas in a mixture. For NO, it measures concentrations at ppm levels. It can also be used to measure nitrous oxide (N2O) and many other pollutants. Chemiluminescence sensing is a non-depleting, light-based technology that takes advantage of the light emitted by NO and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in chemical reactions. It uses a photodiode to measure light intensity when NO reacts with ozone, calculating the NO concentration. It can also be used to infer the NO2 and total NOx concentrations in the gas.

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Solutions for emissions monitoring and regulatory compliance

One of the key applications where a nitric oxide detector is required is combustion, as NO and other oxides of nitrogen are commonly formed as part of the reaction. The SERVOPRO 4900 Multigas provides a complete monitoring solution for CEMS gas analysis, combining up to three sensing technologies to deliver up to four simultaneous gas stream measurements. Combined with a suitable sampling system, it provides unparalleled MCERT (EN 15627-3) and QAL1 (EN14181) measurements of criterion pollutants and greenhouse gases. The SERVOPRO NOx analyzer is ideal for rapid-response applications such as vehicle and engine emissions certification testing, CEM, combustion efficiency, and process gas monitoring. It can be configured to meet a range of regulatory standards, including EPA 1065/1066 and LD Euro 6, and HD Euro V1.

Our solutions for nitric oxide gas analysis

Servomex offers three key nitric oxide analyzer solutions for the measurement of NO. The SERVOPRO 4900 Multigas uses Gas Filter Correlation sensing technology to measure nitric oxide at part-per-million (ppm) levels, while the SERVOPRO NOx analyzer uses Chemiluminescence detector sensing for ppm NO measurements as well as NOx testing. The photometric SERVOTOUGH SpectraExact 2500 measures percentage or ppm nitric oxide in hazardous industrial conditions, using Gas Filter Correlation technology.

SERVOPRO Servomex 4900 Multigas
SERVOPRO 4900 Multigas

A comprehensive solution for analysis of multiple flue gas components

Luke Purdie
Product Manager

Specifically designed for Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEMS) of flue gas, the SERVOPRO 4900 Multigas can deliver up to four simultaneous gas stream measurements.

It combines Servomex’s leading-edge sensing technologies with a modern digital platform, for next-generation performance at a low cost of ownership.

A high-performance CEMS analyzer, the 4900 Multigas is backwards-compatible with existing 4900 installations and uses the same reliable measurement technology, providing trusted gas analysis combined with the advanced digital communications required by modern systems.


Combustion and ultra-low NOx emissions testing and monitoring in one simple analyzer

Keith Warren
Keith Warren
Product Manager

The versatile SERVOPRO NOx gas analyzer uses the time-proven Chemiluminescence Detector (CLD) method to measure NO or NO/NO2/NOx concentrations all in one analyzer – perfect for continuous monitoring for industrial stationary sources emissions or ambient air, and fast enough for emissions testing in engines and vehicles.

The analyzer uses ozone (O3) which reacts with the nitric oxide (NO) in the sample stream, yielding an excited state of NO2 (NO2*) plus oxygen (O2). As the NO2* returns to a more stable state, it produces a chemiluminescent light of intensity proportional to the concentration of NO that was converted into NO2. A photodiode detector measures the light to determine a ppmv NO value.

To produce a total NOx signal, an internal converter turns any NO2 in the sample into NO. This stream is then subjected to O3 gas – the resultant reaction is directly proportional to the total NOx concentration. The analyzer calculates the final NO2 concentration from the NOx converter efficiency.

SERVOTOUGH SpectraExact 2500

Real-time photometric analysis of continually flammable sample gas streams

Rhys Jenkins
Rhys Jenkins
IP&E Spectroscopic Product Manager

A highly flexible analytical solution adaptable to many applications, the SERVOTOUGH SpectraExact 2500 delivers proven performance and versatile operation in a resilient and reliable design.

It delivers a real-time online monitoring solution with accurate and stable analysis of a wide range of components, including percentage-level and parts-per-million-level nitric oxide. Field mounting capabilities enable flexible use in the harshest process conditions.

Robust and highly affordable, the SpectraExact 2500 uses an intelligent design and non-depleting sensing technologies to help to extend maintenance intervals and dramatically reduce ongoing costs.

Proven nitric oxide sensing technologies

Our nitric oxide analyzer range uses proven sensing solutions that deliver accuracy, ease of use, and a long operational life.

Gas filter correlation

Gas Filter Correlation sensors deliver stable, ultra-accurate gas analysis

An advanced form of Infrared sensing, Gas Filter Correlation (GFC) technology is ideal in applications with interferent background gases, delivering precise, sensitive measurements. It is used in our SERVOTOUGH SpectraExact 2500 photometric analyzer, and is a key technology for our SERVOPRO multi-gas analyzers, the MultiExact 4100, MultiExact 4200, and 4900 Multigas.


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Non-depleting sensing technology for NOx analysis

Used in our SERVOPRO NOx gas analyzer, Chemiluminescence sensing is a light-based technology ideal for the measurement of nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and total oxides of nitrogen (NOx) in a wide range of combustion and emissions monitoring applications.

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We provide tailored service packages that support your product throughout its life

Our global service network delivers the support you need to keep your analyzer or system operating at peak performance, for total peace of mind.

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Choose the experts in nitric oxide gas analysis

The Servomex difference is clear from the start, all the way through to delivery of a nitric oxide gas analysis system that will transform your process.

We consult with you to determine what you need

Our team stays in place throughout the project, ensuring consistent communication. This starts with identifying the parameters that the system must meet to ensure optimum performance and ease of use.

We design and build your system in our dedicated facility

Our schematics and documents are reviewed by the customer until the final design is agreed upon. Our skilled engineers then assemble the system at one of our cutting-edge regional centers, with continuous evaluation throughout the build process.

We test and deliver your integrated solution

After internal testing and an intensive Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), the finished system is shipped for installation. Our expert support team can commission and calibrate the system and provide any necessary operator training.

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