Maintaining the proper chemical composition of fluids is an important control parameter for a variety of production processes. This is especially critical in medical device manufacturing including ampoules and other pharmaceutical applications that require manufacturers to maintain rigid quality and compliance standards. One method to monitor fluid composition is to measure its refractive index.
Lumetrics offers a commercial low-coherence interferometer, the OptiGauge II. Combined with custom software, the group refractive indices of fluids can be quickly and accurately measured.