Online chromatography analyzers are a revolutionary technological solution for continuous monitoring of chemical substances in real time. These analyzers use the same laboratory methodologies as PID, FID, MS, and S-UV, but with the added benefit of field measurement. Previously, chromatography techniques were only accessible to analytical laboratories due to their size, technical capacity, and required resources. With online chromatography analyzers, applications such as environmental monitoring, manufacture of gases, fermentation control, and wastewater treatment plants can benefit from 24/7 continuous monitoring with real-time data, graphs, trends, and validation of results. These analyzers are versatile and can determine the specific concentration in a mixture of substances, making them an essential tool for taking immediate and preventive actions.
Gas chromatography is a technique used for separating and analyzing the components of a mixture. It operates on the principle that the components of the mixture are separated based on their differential distribution between a stationary phase and a mobile gas phase. In contrast, liquid chromatography separates components of a mixture using a liquid stationary phase and a liquid mobile phase. Gas chromatography is typically used for analyzing volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds, while liquid chromatography is used for a wider range of compounds including non-volatile and thermally unstable compounds.
Gas chromatographs work by separating a mixture of gases into individual components, based on their physical and chemical properties, as they pass through a column. In online chromatography analysis, the gas chromatograph is integrated into an analytical system that continuously monitors the concentration of specific compounds in real-time. As the gas mixture flows through the column, it is detected by a sensor that generates a signal proportional to the concentration of the target compound. This signal is then processed and transmitted to a computer for data analysis and storage. The online nature of the analysis allows for immediate detection and response to changes in the concentration of the target compounds.
The benefits of using gas chromatography in online chromatography analysis include the ability to continuously monitor and analyze specific compounds in real time, providing immediate data for decision making and preventive action. It also allows for trend analysis and graphing of results, as well as data validation and transmission to a server for further analysis. Gas chromatography offers high sensitivity and selectivity, allowing for the detection and quantification of trace amounts of target compounds. It is also a versatile technique that can be used for a variety of applications, including environmental monitoring, quality control of gases and mixtures, and process control in manufacturing.
Yes, gas chromatography can be used to detect specific gases in a mixture. It works by separating the components of a gas mixture using a stationary phase and a mobile phase. The stationary phase is usually a packed column or a capillary tube, and the mobile phase is a gas that flows through the column. As the gas mixture is passed through the column, the different components separate based on their chemical properties and interact differently with the stationary phase. This allows for the detection and quantification of specific gases in the mixture.
Gas liquid chromatography (GLC) is a type of gas chromatography that uses a liquid stationary phase. Unlike other gas chromatography techniques, such as gas-solid chromatography or capillary gas chromatography, which use a solid stationary phase or a capillary column, respectively, GLC uses a liquid-coated column to separate the components of a sample. The liquid stationary phase in GLC can be selected to provide a high degree of selectivity for the target analytes, making it particularly useful for analyzing complex mixtures. Additionally, GLC typically requires a lower temperature than other gas chromatography techniques, which can help preserve the integrity of thermally sensitive samples.
When choosing the right online gas chromatography for your workplace, consider factors such as the type of analysis required, the sensitivity and accuracy needed, and the size and complexity of your operation. Look for equipment that offers easy integration with your existing systems, reliable and low-maintenance performance, and responsive technical support. Online Gas chromatography distributed by Inteccon provides a range of solutions designed to meet these criteria and deliver precise and efficient online analysis for various applications.
Chromatotec is a specialized group of companies that manufacture and sell gas analyzers for niche markets. Their range of products includes Airmotec for detecting VOCs in air and water, Chroma for detecting impurities in gas or air, and Medor for detecting sulfur in air, natural gas, or biogas. They also offer turnkey solutions for gas process design and installation.
The Online Chromatograph for continuous analysis of light hydrocarbons (C2-C6) by FID detection principle is an advanced solution for environmental applications such as pollution control, VOC monitoring, and process emissions. With the ability to monitor up to 32 light compounds in a cycle of analysis including ethane, benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, butadiene among others, this product is ideal for indoor measurements and evaluation of photochemical stations.
Its high resistance metal capillary column ensures robustness, while the VistaCHROM dedicated software in Windows-based internal computing hardware facilitates data visualization, instrument configuration, and parameter adjustment. The product also features optional accessories such as nitrogen generators, zero air, and multiplexer for measuring several points with the same instrument. Chromatotec, an Inteccon group company, offers a wide range of gas analyzers in niche markets, including this Online Chromatograph.
This product is an online chromatograph that continuously analyzes heavy hydrocarbons in the range of 6 to 12 carbons, including compounds such as Hexane and Dodecane. It utilizes the FID (Flame Ionization Detector) detection principle and hydrogen as a carrier gas to measure concentrations at ppb and ppt levels.
With a detection limit of 10 ppt and a detection range of 0.05-400 μg/m3, it is ideal for environmental applications such as pollution control, VOC monitoring, and BTEX monitoring. The product features a robust high resistant metal capillary column, a sample volume of 30-700 mL, and an integrated computer with a screen for data visualization and instrument configuration. Optional accessories such as nitrogen generators and zero air are available, and it comes with different certifications depending on the model and configuration.
The Online BTEX chromatograph is an ideal solution for continuous monitoring of Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylene in air, soil, or water at an environmental level. With a detection limit of 50 ppt and a detection range of 0.1-380 μg/m3, it can be used for industrial emission assessment, industrial safety and health, quality control in processes, and more. The instrument comes with a robust high resistance metal capillary column, VistaCHROM software, and automatic calibration by means of permeation tubes or gas cylinders. Additionally, it has analog outputs of 4-20 mA or modBus output as well as optional accessories such as nitrogen generators, zero air, and multiplexer for measuring several points with the same instrument. The Online BTEX chromatograph is certified by EN-14662-3, MCERTS, and TÜV for Benzene monitoring.
The Online chromatograph for continuous analysis of BTEX using the PID detection principle is the ideal solution for monitoring up to 8 compounds in urban and non-urban areas, indoor and outdoor air control, and industrial hygiene. With a detection limit of 0.01 ppb and detection range of 0-1000 ppb, this instrument is certified for Benzene monitoring and comes with VistaCHROM software and validation/automatic calibration options.
It is a fully automated modular monitoring system for on-line and continuous analysis of up to 88 compounds known as ozone precursors listed in US EPA PAMS 56, TO14 and TO15 environmental guidelines with high precision using gas chromatography techniques. The system uses the FID detection principle and is ideal for monitoring ozone precursors, analysis and modeling of tropospheric ozone, environmental research, and monitoring of environmental pollutants. The AirmoVOC system has a fast cycle time of less than 30 minutes for the 88 compounds and is capable of measuring compounds at even ppb or ppt concentrations. Additionally, the AirmoVOC system features automatic calibration, remote data transmission, and VistaCHROM software for data visualization and analysis.
The monitoring system for online and continuous analysis of up to 123 compounds combines different measurement techniques, air generators, nitrogen generators and other components to have continuous analysis in the field at ppb levels. It measures various compounds, including PAMS 56, TO14, TO15, Alkanes, hydrocarbons, poly aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and VOC’s. The system uses gas chromatography techniques with FID modular detection principles and mass spectrophotometry for high precision measurements. It comes with an integrated computer with a screen for data visualization and VistaCHROM dedicated software in Windows-based internal computing hardware to record and view data, perform calculations, recalculate with obtained data, calibrate, export information and measurement configuration. The system has an analog output of 4-20 mA, modBus digital output and JBUS or MGS1 communication protocol
The Online Chromatograph for continuous analysis of organic compounds by FID detection principle is designed to detect light organic compounds, BTEX and VOC’s in general, using hydrogen as carrier gas for measurement in ppm and ppb concentrations. The product is ideal for indoor monitoring at occupational health and safety level, monitoring of emissions, environment and processes among others. It has a 20 ppb detection limit and 20 ppb detection range at ppm levels, with a cycle time ranging from 3 to 30 minutes depending on the application. It also has an integrated computer with screen, VistaCHROM dedicated software, and optional accessories such as nitrogen generators, zero air, multiplexer for measuring several points with the same instrument, among others. The product has different certifications depending on model and configuration, including mCERT’s, GOST, ASTM, TÜV and others.
The online chromatograph is designed for continuous analysis of total methane and non-methane hydrocarbons using the FID detection principle. It has a detection limit of 20 ppb and a detection range of 20-2000 ppb. The robust high resistance metal capillary column and integrated computer with screen make it ideal for monitoring total hydrocarbons, gas impurities, emissions monitoring, or VOC monitoring. It also offers validation/automatic calibration and optional accessories such as nitrogen generators, zero air, and multiplexer for measuring several points with the same instrument.
The described product is an online chromatograph for continuous analysis of total sulfides, COS, SO2, CS2, and H2S using the FPD detection principle, which uses hydrogen/air as carrier gas to measure in ppm and ppb concentrations. It is suitable for a wide range of applications, including emissions monitoring in chimneys, environmental air monitoring, wastewater treatment plants, odorization of natural gas, and measurement of reduced total sulfur (TRS). It has a detection limit of 7 ppb and detection ranges of 4 ppb to 5 ppm (Low range) or 100 ppb to 100 ppm (High range), depending on the application. It also features a robust high resistance capillary column, integrated computer with screen, and VistaCHROM dedicated software for recording, viewing, and exporting data. The device can be validated and automatically calibrated using permeation tubes or gas cylinders and has optional analog outputs 4-20 mA or modBus output. Additionally, there are optional accessories such as nitrogen generators, zero air, and multiplexer for measuring several points with the same instrument.
It is an online chromatograph for continuous analysis of odorous sulfur compounds such as H2S, TRS, DMS, Mercaptans, and THT using a patented electrochemical cell-specific principle at ppm and ppb levels. It conforms to DIN 51855/7, ISO 19739: 2004, and ASTM D 7493-08 standards and has a detection limit of up to 1 ppb, with an adjustable range of 0-1000 ppb or ppm. The product is ideal for monitoring in fermentation processes, deodorizing processes, fugitive emissions, wastewater treatment plants, refinery, petrochemicals, natural gas transportation lines, application of odorant to natural gas, TRS measurement, and other applications. The cycle time depends on the application, and the system comes with a VistaCHROM dedicated software for data visualization, configuration, and calibration. Optional accessories include nitrogen generators, zero air, multiplexer, and analog/modBus outputs.
h2sMEDOR is an online chromatograph that continuously analyzes hydrogen sulfide (H2S) using a specific electrochemical detection principle in ppm and ppb levels. It has a detection range of 5-1000 ppb or 1-1000 ppm and a cycle time of 120 seconds for H2S and total sulfur analysis (TRS). The device is ideal for monitoring H2S levels, catalyst protection, emissions monitoring, chimney monitoring, environmental monitoring, total sulfide analysis, among other applications. It features a robust high resistance metal capillary column, low maintenance detection technology, and an integrated computer with VistaCHROM software for data visualization and analysis. The device also includes options for validation and automatic calibration by means of permeation tubes or gas cylinders, analog outputs of 4-20 mA or modBus output, and optional accessories such as nitrogen generators, zero air, and multiplexers.
energyMEDOR is an online chromatograph that uses a cell-specific electrochemical principle for the continuous analysis of sulfur compounds in natural gas and gaseous fuels. It can detect sulfur and mercaptan compounds in the range of 5-1000 ppb or 1-1000 ppm/ppb, with a cycle time depending on configuration, standard 720 seconds for H2S, mercaptans, and THT. It conforms to standards DIN 51855/7, ISO 19739: 2004, and ASTM D 7493-08, making it ideal for monitoring processes in the petrochemical industry, transportation of natural gas, industrial processes, and more. Other features include a robust high resistance metal capillary column, ATEX or CSA certification, low maintenance, and VistaCHROM dedicated software for data analysis and visualization.
The vigiNOSE is an online chromatography monitoring system for analyzing compounds associated with unpleasant odors using gas chromatography with electrochemical detection and PID. It detects H2S, SO2, mercaptans (MM / EM7DMS / DMDS / DES), and total VOCs, with a detection limit of ppb or 50 UO E/m3 and an adjustable range of up to 100 ppm or ppb. Ideal for monitoring odor impact, wastewater treatment plants, refineries, petrochemicals, environmental monitoring, and more. It comes with an integrated computer with visualization, validation/automatic calibration, and analog outputs. Optional accessories are also available.
The airmoPURE is a zero air generator designed to provide air without impurities for chromatographs or other high-precision monitoring equipment. With a maximum flow of 1 L/min in discontinuous mode, it provides zero air to FID detectors, pneumatic valves, calibration permeation tubes, Peltier coolers, and traction gas for MEDOR Analyzers. It has a concentration of total hydrocarbons less than 1 ppb, a noise level less than 55 dB (A), and a reservoir of 10 liters at 7 bars. The airmoPURE is compatible with Chromatotec products.
Nitroxychrom is a nitrogen generator with an air compressor that produces high-purity nitrogen for use as a carrier gas in calibration, maintenance, and verification of chromatographs and other high-precision monitoring equipment. It has a flow rate of 200cc/min with an option of 300cc/min for special applications and a purity of 99.9995%. The generator can be electronically controlled through a connection with VistaChrom software and can provide zero air to various components, including FID detectors, pneumatic valves, Peltier coolers, calibration permeation tubes, and traction gas for MEDOR.
The Hydroxychrom is a hydrogen generator that is compatible with Chromatotec products, and is ideal for generating hydrogen necessary for FID detectors, FPD, BTEX, and VOC analyzers. It has a standard flow of 100 cc/min with an option of 160 cc/min, and has a reservoir for distilled water with a capacity of 3 L for continuous production of 83 days of hydrogen. The output pressure is 2 bar, and it has a purity of 99.9999% with traces of total hydrocarbons less than 1 ppb. It has electronic control of the reservoir through connection with software vistaChrom, and is considered the safest and most efficient way to use hydrogen in chromatography processes without having cylinders with a highly flammable and explosive material.
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