Gasmet™ FTIR gas analyzers can effectively separate among highly similar chemical species and also measure gases which are difficult to measure accurately with other techniques.
In a first response or HAZMAT – type situation, it’s absolutely vital to get accurate & fast measurement results.
Gasmet™ DX4030 provides an optimal solution for this type of application: it has an easy-to-use PDA based analysis software and has the capability to measure both organic and inorganic gases with low detection limits. Up to 25 gases can be measured simultaneously.
For example, toxic gases like phosgene (COCl2), arsine (AsH3) and hydrogen cyanide (HCN) can be detected accurately in ambient air in trace concentrations. Same analyzer can even be used to measure different CWAs (Chemical Warfare Agents).
Gasmet™ DX4030 can also be used for monitoring of residual fumigants inside cargo containers at ports. Gases like methylbromide (CH3Br), sulfuryl fluoride (SO2F2) are measured by customs officers, border police and shipping companies to ensure safe entry into the container.
Gasmet™ FTIR gas analyzers are also very suitable for various industrial hygiene measurements. One such application is the measurement of waste anesthetic gases (WAGs). With traditional analyzers, measurement of these gases has been problematic: Only one or two gases can be monitored simultaneously and cross-interference from solvents such as ethanol can mislead the results. The FTIR measurement technique used in Gasmet™ gas analyzers solves both problems: up to 25 gases can be monitored simultaneously and cross-interference is automatically taken into account in calculation of the results.
There are many instruments on the market that can detect the concentration of total VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). Their main limitation is that they cannot detect changes in proportions of different compounds; in addition, different compounds vary in their level of toxicity. With a Gasmet™ FTIR gas analyzer concentrations of different VOCs can be measured as individual compounds. This is especially important in cases where the concentrations of different gases may change rapidly.
For more information on safety measurements with Gasmet™ analyzers, please see the applications notes on the right.