Solve Technological and
Environmental Gut Issues with
High Power Mobile Gas-Dynamic CO2 Lasers!
A variety of high power
gas-dynamic lasers is developed at High Power Lasers Department. At power rates of
50-100 kW in continuos mode, our devices enable to solve
a new range of urgent problems like thin oil film
elimination from large water area after tanker crashes
and oil pipe lines accidents, remote cutting of
heavy-gauge metal structures, including emergency
conditions, etc. Remarkably small overall dimensions,
mobility and self-contained design, independence of
stationary power sources, cheap expendables, high
reliability, ecologically safe exhaust are essential
features of our product.
The continuos mode
power level is 50-100 kW, that makes it possible to apply
it in new areas still not available for industrial lasers
of today's generation. As to opinion of Russian
Ministry of defense specialists, lasers rated below 100
kW are not fitted for battlefield applications.
Operation of a gas-dynamic laser is based on direct
conversion of energy of burning fuel into one of coherent
radiation, without mediators like electric converters
etc. Due to this circumstance, gas-dynamic laser (GDL)
does not need many bulky subsystems, usually necessary
for other types of lasers. Combined together nontoxic
exhaust, cheap expendable components, high energy
efficiency, remarkably small dimensions and
self-contained design make this type the most prospective
one. Basic version of mobile technological GDL (AMT GDL)
is a GDL unit mounted in a conventional 40-ft container,
including fuel tanks for kerosene and toluene, aircraft
jet as a drive for compressor and auxiliary systems.
Required are neither additional source of electric power,
nor fresh water source. Generally, no infra-structure is
required at the place of AMT GDL operation.
This AMT GDL unit is destined for effective, high rate,
toxic reactant free cleansing of large sea areas from
thin film oil pollution resulting from oil tanker
crashes, pipelines accidents etc. Disturbed water
conditions have no influence on efficiency. Such a unit
could also essentially facilitate putting out
conflagrations at oil and gas wells, cutting heavy-gauge
metal structures from safe distance. Disassembly of worn
nuclear reactors, ship bodies etc. is also possible area
of application of AMT GDL. A table below contains basic
data on AMT GDL:
50-100 kW CW
a) power unit
b) laser combustion chamber
<=3 ton/hr (kerosene)
<=1 ton/hr (toluene or kerosene/toluene
Operation range from depot is limited only by carrier:
ship, rail way truck, vehicle trailer etc., where AMT GDL
may be mounted.
Immediate contacts with potential customers at
international exhibitions, conferences, meetings are
considered to be most effective. Along with this, our
proposals and scientific materials are regularly
published in both scientific periodicals and mass media.
Our partner in France, CILAS, takes part in promotion of
our products. The eldest Russian agency for export
Energomashexport does, too.
Permission of Committee for Export control of the
Russian Government is available
The international market of high power commercial lasers
of lower power range (~10 kW) is well established.
Absolutely most of lasers operating today in industry,
environment monitoring and other applied branches don't
exceed 10-15 kW of radiation power. However, as it was
mentioned above, there exist a whole range of problems,
which may be solved effectively by means of lasers, but
power level of available commercial examples is
In the past few years, great attention of researchers and
manufacturers was paid to the next generation (50 kW and
higher). Proposed are various types: chemical
oxygen-iodine laser, electric discharge gas-flow CO and
CO2 lasers, GDL and others. However, because
of physical and ecological limitations, those prototypes,
except GDL, are hardly possible to be manufactured in
mobile versions. For example, the intensively developed
COIL occupies enormous area, the necessary auxiliary
systems include gas tanks for reactants and highly toxic
exhaust, exhaust neutralizers, electric power plant,
chemical reactors, etc.
4. External analysis
Among consequences of this project accomplishment,
following points should be noted.
Being occupied in this activity, domestic laser and
missile jets specialists could not take into account
numerous attractive invitations of military scientific
centres of Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and similar regimes.
Integration of Russian scientists into the world
scientific community will be resumed. Besides, creation
of some quantity of new working places is also expected.
Introducing into wide practice of this new technology of
environment protection will certainly facilitate the
consequences elimination of oil disasters for entire
economic zones of sea coasts; ecological communities of
seas and coasts will revive in shorter terms.
Occupation in a peaceful branch of scientists earlier
occupied in military science and weapons creation will
make a contribution into stability of geopolitical