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July 31, 2012

Inventor of the Month - July 2012

Autodesk has selected California Analytical Instruments, Inc. (CAI) as the Inventor of the Month for July 2012 for using Autodesk Inventor software and other digital prototyping tools to develop gas analyzers and custom systems that help companies monitor and measure the emission of greenhouse gases.

CAI has more than 1,700 customers in various industries that use their gas analyzers and systems to monitor emissions from a wide variety of pollutant sources, including smokestacks, power plants, refineries and machines powered by internal combustion engines - a category that runs the gamut from automobiles to lawnmowers.
Additionally, CAI’s systems are used to monitor less obvious, but equally potent, sources of emission such as landfills, cattle ranches and even breweries and mushroom farms - all of which release significant amounts of methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas. CAI’s analyzers are capable of detecting methane - as well as other dangerous gases including carbon dioxide, ammonia, carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide - to within just a few parts per million.

California Analytical Instruments (CAI) uses Autodesk Inventor software to develop gas analyzers and custom systems that help monitor and the emission of greenhouse gases. (Photo: Business Wire)CAI builds its analyzers relying primarily on Autodesk Inventor software as part of Autodesk Product Design Suite and AutoCAD Electrical software. The interoperability between the software programs allows CAI to design all aspects of a custom analytical system, ranging from the console that houses the analyzer, to the motor that powers it, to various pumps, I/O monitors and other ancillary equipment.
When designing its FTIR analyzer - a complex system that relies in part on infrared waves and concave mirrors to measure gas levels - CAI was able to validate the mirror system entirely within the Inventor environment. As a result, CAI avoided having to build multiple physical prototypes, a projected savings of $5,000 per prototype.

California Analytical Instruments, Inc. (CAI)

Inventor of the Month - July 2012 Official Press Release

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