Flame Ionization Device detects VOCs, including methane.
December 15, 2004 -
Weighing 8.1 lb, MicroFID(TM) incorporates tutor key that guides end-user through basic operation. Critical data is displayed and logged in less than 3 sec within 0.5-50,000 ppm concentration range via built-in datalogger, and 2-step calibration holds for entire workday. Immune to possible interferences such as water vapor, self-contained, hand-held unit is intrinsically safe and features built-in handle and rubberized keypad.
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176 Second Ave.
Waltham, MA, 02451 1166
Photovac Offers the Right Choice in Flame Ionization Detection with MicroFID(TM)
Waltham, Mass. - Photovac, Inc., the premier provider of hand-held and portable instruments for detection and measurement of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), presents the MicroFID(TM) Flame Ionization Detector. At just 8.1 pounds, the MicroFID is the smallest and lightest flame ionization device available for accurate, reliable detection of VOCs including methane.
The MicroFID is easy to use, with a tutor key to guide the end-user through basic operation. Critical data is displayed and logged in less than three seconds within the concentration range of 0.5 to 50,000 PPM, and a simple two-step calibration holds for a full workday.
With a wide linear range, the MicroFID responds to almost all VOCs. The flame ionization detector is stable and virtually immune to possible interferences like water vapor. The MicroFID is also proficient in trouble-free measurement of soil gases where response factor consistency is mandatory and/or where methane must be included in the total reading.
The MicroFID can monitor fugitive emissions with ease and confidence. Using the built-in datalogger, sample points can be recorded. After data is recorded, it can be downloaded to a PC using Windows Hyperterminal and managed by any Windows-based software package.
Designed for field use, the MicroFID is completely self-contained in a hand-held package and includes a built-in handle and a rubberized keypad that can be easily used while wearing protective equipment. It has an integrated, refillable fuel mini-cylinder that allows up to 12 hours of field operation, and replaceable, rechargeable battery packs that operate for 15 hours.
The MicroFID is classified as Intrinsically Safe in both North America and Europe for potentially hazardous environments.
About Photovac, Inc.
Photovac, Inc. is the premier provider of hand-held and portable instruments for superior detection and measurement of volatile organic compounds. Every Photovac instrument is designed to be portable and rugged and to perform flawlessly under the toughest field conditions. With over 25 years of experience, an extensive application library and the industry benchmark in portable instruments, Photovac is an ideal detection and measurement solution.
For more information on the complete line of instruments, please contact Photovac, Inc. 300 Second Avenue, Waltham, MA, 02451-1166; (781) 290-0777 or visit photovac.com/pr.