Tiger Optics LLC, a manufacturer of laser-based trace gas analysers, has announced that eight National Laboratories around the world are using the company’s Continuous Wave Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CW CRDS)-based gas analyzers for research and as a transfer standard.

National Laboratories using Tiger Optics’ analyzers are those of the United Kingdom, Finland, Holland, Japan, Korea, China, India, and the United States.

The gas standards the National Laboratories formulate and market to the industry are used in a myriad of applications, including automotive manufacturing, environmental monitoring, and pharmaceuticals, as well as industrial, medical, and specialty gas production.

“We are highly honoured to announce that eight of the world’s leading national laboratories have purchased units from Tiger Optics,” said Lisa Bergson, CEO for Tiger Optics.

“Our analyzers are used as transfer standards for trace molecules, such as moisture and methane, and serve as tools in research and development projects. Tiger’s widespread acceptance is a testament to our stability, accuracy, range, and speed of response.”

Furthering its service to these influential bodies, Tiger Optics units are presently acting as referee for an inter-laboratory comparison of moisture generators, developed by the British, U.S., Japanese, and German national labs. Expected to run for a minimum of six months, the inter-comparison utilizes Tiger Optics’ new HALO mini-analyzer for 2 parts-per-billion to 20 parts-per-million moisture measurement and its flagship LaserTrace that detects moisture from 200 parts-per-trillion to 5 parts-per-million.