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|1. (WO2017032994) PURGING SYSTEM FOR A LASER SYSTEM|
|Applicants:||M SQUARED LASERS LIMITED
|Inventors:||MAKER, Gareth Thomas
|Title:||PURGING SYSTEM FOR A LASER SYSTEM|
A purging system for a laser system is described. The purging system comprising a cartridge that houses a desiccant material and which is configured for removable mounting with an enclosure of the laser system. The cartridge comprising a first mesh layer that provides a means for a fluid to flow to the desiccant material housed within the cartridge. The purging system further comprises a membrane located over the first mesh layer. The purging system therefore provides a mean for passively purging the laser system and so its operation does not require the employment of a pump. The employment of the removable cartridge also has the advantage that the downtimes of the laser system with which it is deployed are reduced during periods when it is required to dry or replace the desiccant material.