Gas analyzers

13. June 2012

TRANSIC100LP: The right nose for oxygen

Easy to install, low maintenance in operation, rapid order and delivery: measuring oxygen in process can be an extremely simple task. TRANSIC100LP from SICK is a robust transmitter which reliably measures O2 via laser spectrometry. This technology, which up until now has only been commonly deployed in high-tech analysis environments, is available for use in the field. Durable, attractively-priced and also employable in explosion areas.

Oxygen is one of the most frequently measured gas components in analytic technology and is an important process parameter for many chemical reactions.

Measure oxygen quickly and easily

Process parameters are best measured where they are relevant and can be found in an undistorted state – directly within the process. This also applies to many industrial sectors in terms of oxygen measurement. In-situ is the key word in this context and TRANSIC100LP is the transmitter which provides direct and con-tinuous measurement under process conditions at the percentage level. This factory-configured measuring device is easy to connect and can be used for measurement immediately. There are almost no additional operating or mainte-nance costs and, similarly, there is often no need for cost-intensive sampling.

TRANSIC100LP

Laser spectroscopy is preferable

Various measuring principles have been developed for measuring oxygen. These methods differ significantly in terms of their robustness. Laser spectroscopy is a particularly interesting measuring principle for use in the chemical industry. A light beam is emitted by a laser diode. Oxygen atoms are excited and absorb energy from the emitted light. This means that the gas concentration can be detected directly. Laser spectroscopy offers the advantage that you are able to measure directly within the process. Moreover, there are no moving parts, making the system low in maintenance.

Intrinsically safe without chemical reactions

The safety aspects are also decisive. System operators often have to deal with hazardous substances which are prone to strong reactions. Plant operators are obliged to ensure that risks to personnel and the environment are excluded within the framework of statutory requirements. Uncontrolled, strong chemical reactions must be effectively prevented. Measuring equipment must deliver reliable process data within these environments, however, they must not increase the risk of explosions. There is a FM approved version available for installations that are specified according to NEC500 in classes and divisions.

Perhaps you have been waiting for the new transmitter from SICK. The TRANSIC100LP combines the robustness and simplicity of a field device with the advantages of in-situ laser technology in an inherently safe design, all at an attractive price.

 

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