TGA-200 Portable Gas Analyser.
The ASI. TGA-200 is a truly portable complete gas analysis system designed for field use.
* Light weight
* Battery Operated
* Choice of Inlet
The TGA-200 is a fully integrated Computer controlled gas analysis system specifically designed and configured for Environmental monitoring for the detection of trace level of gases in air. A
membrane probe can be fitted to the inlet to greatly enhance the detection of
Volatile Organic Compounds (V.O.C’s) and can also be used for the detection of
dissolved gases and contaminants in water..
The TGA-200 system incorporates the latest AX600 Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer system, High vacuum tubo-molecular pumped vacuum system and is provided with a powerful software package.
The Mass spectrometer.
The standard TGA-200 is fitted with the AX600 Quadrupole mass spectrometer. The ion source is fitted with an inlet probe that transport sample gas directly into the
ionization region of the source to maximize sensitivity. A saddle mounted mass filter is fitted and a dual Faraday/Channeltron detector are both fitted as standard. There is a choice of mass range up to 300amu to suit customers individual requirements.
Please refer to the AX600 leaflet for further information on the AX600 Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer.
A 70 litre combination Turbo pump provides the main pumping for the Mass Spectrometer. This allows a 3 stage Diaphragm pump to be used for the backing pump providing a clean ‘oil free’ high vacuum. The Diaphragm pump also acts as a bypass pump when a capillary inlet is fitted.
An I.M.G. gauge is fitted with a front panel display to indicate the pressure in the mass spectrometer and a pirani gauge also with a front panel display monitors the backing pressure.
The vacuum system, Gauges, and mass spectrometer are fully interlocked to protect against overpressure.
Please refer to the separate software leaflet for full details on software features.
Choice of inlets:-
Leak valve:- A very fine wide range metering valve is fitted to the inlet sampling pipe for direct gas sampling or opened to a fast flow setting for use with the following two inlet options:-
A capillary can be attached to the inlet, a separate bypass valve can then be opened for fast continuous on line
sampling of gas at atmospheric pressure.
The TGA-200 inlet can be fitted with a membrane probe to enhance detection of V.O.C’s down to ppb levels either during atmospheric sampling, or alternatively can be used for
analyzing dissolved gases/pollutants in water (e.g. Rivers).
Power Inlet:- 24V for battery operation. A power unit can be fitted to the unit to include operation from 100-250V 50/60Hz line voltages.
Battery Pack. A 24V Lithium rechargeable battery pack is available weighing approx 4kg that will run the instrument
continuously for over 8 hours before recharging is necessary. The battery pack can be recharged in approx 4 hours and has a cycle life of over 1000 times. The battery pack can be built in to the instrument if required to provide a fully self contained unit.
Weights & Measure:-
Size:- Width 20cm Depth 43cm. Height 33cm (Not inc handle).
Weight approx from 15Kg.
Instruments are built to customer requirements and therefore size and weight may vary depending on options chosen.
A PC Computer with ‘Windows’ installed is required for operation
The TGA-200 Portable gas analyzer has been designed specifically for field and is ideal as an Environmental monitor.
Atmospheric Monitoring from Waste sites, Industrial Sites,, Factories, Containers etc.
Water pollution. Dissolved V.O.C's.
Use of a sniffer probe will trace and identify Leaks from Vessels, containers etc.
OTHER APPLICATIONS for GAS ANALYSIS SYSTEMS
There are of course a great many possible applications for A.S.I's Gas Analysis systems and so the Following list is by no means complete.
1. FERMENTATION MONITORING.
Pharmaceutical Companies - R&D and Production Depts.
Wine and Beer Production
Universities - Depts. of Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Agriculture, Botany
2. HEAD-SPACE ANALYSIS.
Pharmaceutical Companies - QC Depts.
Electronics - Vacuum packs
3. ENTRAPPED GASES.
Food Industry - Soft Drinks
Semiconductors - IC's, transistors etc
Electric light bulbs - Cars, domestic
Glass - TV screens, optical glass
Degassing of Metal Components - Aerospace
4. GAS PRODUCTION MONITORING.
Domestic Gas Supplies
Bottled Gases e.g. Calor gas, lighter fuel, diving gas, medical gases
5. GAS PERMEATION/ADSORPTION.
Testing filters, metallurgy, material testing
Testing adsorption tubes
University Depts. of Chemistry, Metallurgy, Space Research, Aeronautics
Plastics Industry - membranes, films etc
Chemical Industry - R&D Labs
Universities - Chemistry, Metallurgy Depts.
7. THERMAL ANALYSIS.
For use as detectors in TA, T.G.A, etc - End users, instrument manufacturers
8. ATMOSPHERIC and PROCESS GAS MONITORING.
Application depends on the gases/volatiles of interest, the amounts of each present and the detection level required.
9. FREEZE DRYERS.
Pharmaceutical Industry - Checking of water levels and head space gas before stoppering
University Zoology Depts. Museums - Water levels in specimens
10. LEAK DETECTION.
Small components by in place methods
"Sniffer" type for:
Engineering - pressure vessels, petrol tanks, containers,
Testing glove boxes, fume cupboards