CALGARY, Alberta, Canada, – Galvanic Applied Sciences, Inc. announces the release of our tunable diode laser (TDL) process analyzer, AccuLase-GPA™, now with multi-parameter capabilities. 3 components in 1 cell for total certainty.

AccuLase-GPA™ is the only TDL analyzer designed to measure H2S, CO2, and H2O using a single Herriott cell. Built and supported in North America, AccuLase-GPA™ marks the 6th platform in Galvanic’s H2S analyzer portfolio.

“Galvanic has been supporting the natural gas industry for 40 years with process H2S analyzers. AccuLase-GPA™ compliments our tape system by combining H2S, CO2 and H2O in a single Herriot Cell providing maximum measurement certainty, sensitivity, and accuracy in natural gas applications,” comments David Haydt, director of R&D.

AccuLase-GPA™ uses a proprietary measurement cell that detects all three components to meet and exceed AGA natural gas quality requirements. AccuLase-GPA™ is specific to H2S, CO2, and H2O without methane or benzene interferences. Since AccuLase-GPA™ does not require a scrubber system, the response time to measure H2S, CO2, and H2O is rapid. AccuLase-GPA™ can measure up to 4 streams with a wide measurement range, covering the most critical natural gas applications.

AccuLase-GPA™ was designed for minimal hands-on maintenance. AccuLase-GPA™ does not require any utilities other than power consumption as low as 80 watts DC or 100 watts AC. Instrument air is not required because AccuLase-GPA™ is CSA Div. 1 & Div. 2 certified. Secure remote analyzer control is achieved using the local area network web-browser GUI platform. If you need an accurate, rugged analyzer for natural gas processing, pipeline, or custody transfer applications, then AccuLase-GPA™ is the TDL analyzer of choice.

Keywords: Tunable Diode Laser; H2S; CO2; H2O; Natural Gas; Custody Transfer; Pipeline; Fuel Gas; Biogas

Applications: Natural Gas Processing, Pipeline, Custody Transfer; Refinery Fuel Gas

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David Haydt

When it comes to solving complex applications challenges for customers, David Haydt has built his stellar reputation as the “go-to guy” over his 28-year career at Galvanic. Dave joined the company in 1993 as an applications technician at Galvanic’s Calgary headquarters. From 1999 to early 2006, he served as a field-service technician based out of Houston, Texas, providing start-up assistance, field repair service, and training to Galvanic’s natural gas transmission, petrochemical and refining industry customers. In 2006, he was promoted to production manager for Galvanic’s gas-analysis products, overseeing all aspects – from design and development of tailored systems to meet the customer’s specific application needs to ensuring on-time delivery of products. In 2015 Dave assumed the role of R&D/applications manager, where he became responsible for Galvanic’s entire line of gas- and liquid-analysis products. In 2021 Dave was promoted to Vice President of Product Innovation. Dave is accountable for the evolution of Galvanic’s entire product portfolio.

Dave started his career as a laboratory analyst for Norwest Laboratories in Alberta, Canada. He holds a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from the University of Calgary.

Steve Aasen

An operations-focused executive with 20+ years of experience driving financial performance in technology-based multi-national companies, Steve Aasen joined Galvanic in late 2014 as director of finance. He came to Galvanic from General Dynamics Canada, Ltd, one of Canada’s largest and most-established defence system integrators, where he served for eight years as director of finance. Earlier, Steve was at Telvent North America, a leading Calgary-based IT and industrial-automation provider for pipeline and energy-utility companies. He started as divisional controller and ultimately served as the company’s chief financial officer. Steve received a bachelor of commerce degree in accounting from the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He also earned a CMA Designation from the Society of Management Accountants.

Rene Aldana

A senior business executive with more than 20 years of management experience in the global oil & gas industry, Rene Aldana joined Galvanic as its CEO in June, 2018. Rene has extensive experience in strategic leadership, process automation, talent development, and M&A integration that will benefit the next chapter of Galvanic’s growth and progress. Before coming to Galvanic, Rene was the chief operating officer for ZCL Composites Inc., a TSX-listed composites manufacturing company serving the petroleum, water, and waste water industries. Previously, he was the managing director for Yokogawa Canada, a world leader in industrial process measurement and automation solutions. For 18 years prior, he served in a series of high-profile positions at Telvent, starting in customer service, followed by engineering project management, and culminating as vice president of its International Oil & Gas division. He has a bachelor’s of science in computer science from the Simon Fraser University in Canada, an executive MBA from the IE Business School in Spain, and an ICD.D designation from Canada’s Institute of Corporate Directors. Rene is fluent in English, Spanish (native), and Portuguese.