Product News: Test & Measuring Instruments
Gas Analyzer provides ultra-trace purity measurements.
Press Release Summary:
February 19, 2014 - Designed specifically for contaminant gases and hydrocarbons that can be present at ultra-trace levels in semiconductor manufacture, SERVOPRO NanoChrome provides sub-ppb measurement of H2, CH4, CO, CO2, and NMHC in range of common background gases including He, H2, N2, Ar, and O2. In addition to high-sensitivity Plasma Emission Detector, analyzer utilizes adaptive chromatographic filtering methods and ProPeak peak detection techniques for sensitive and selective measurement.
Original Press Release
New SERVOPRO NanoChrome Ultra-trace Gas Analyzer Revolutionizes UHP Gas Analysis for Semiconductor Industry
Press release date: February 11, 2014
Designed specifically for the measurement of contaminant gases and hydrocarbons that can be present at ultra-trace levels in semiconductor manufacture, the NanoChrome delivers a superb and stable sub-ppb measurement for H2, CH4, CO, CO2 and NMHC in a range of common background gases including He, H2, N2, Ar and O2. The result is an analyzer that offers not only numerous measurement and performance advantages over traditional Flame Ignition Detector (FID) and Reduction Gas Detection (RGD) technologies, but delivers substantive cost and safety benefits not previously available to customers that rely on the highest possible gas purities to maintain product quality.
The NanoChrome delivers exceptional low detection limits through an innovative high-sensitivity Plasma Emission Detector (PED) specially developed by Servomex. Already field proven through ultra-trace measurements of argon and nitrogen, the extended measurement wavelength enables the enhanced PED to include measurements for H2, CH4, CO and CO2, as well as a direct hydrocarbon measurement with no need for a methanizer. As there is no requirement for a flammable fuel gas, the Servomex PED sensor also enhances safety and lowers operational costs.
The analytical sensitivity and reliability of the NanoChrome is enhanced by advanced signal recovery, utilizing specially developed adaptive chromatographic filtering methods and ProPeak peak detection techniques for a more sensitive and selective measurement than previously available for UHP gases. By utilizing a Direct Analysis Methodology, the NanoChrome removes the doubt associated with measurements made by FID and RGD measurements with the certainty of exceptional measurement accuracy.
Integrated alongside the Servomex DF-500 ultra-trace analyzer series and DF-700 moisture analyzer series, Servomex now offers the semiconductor industry a single, complete solution for reliable UHP gas analysis. Supported through a global support network of sales, service and support, Servomex is the only gas analysis manufacturer to deliver a single supplier solution for all UHP gas purity measurements.
“The SERVOPRO NanoChrome is a breakthrough in the measurement of UHP gas impurities because Servomex took a fundamentally fresh approach to responding to what UHP users want: a more flexible, accurate and reliable measurement, provided through a single analyzer partner, which delivers immediate performance, cost and safety benefits,” says Chuck Hurley, President, Servomex Group Limited.
“Once we understood exactly what users were asking for, the Servomex research team took a fundamentally new approach to UHP gas sensing technology. Not only did they develop a radically improved PED sensing technology, but in innovating our ProPeak processing technologies new methodologies have been created to interpret and process data. The result is a genuine leap forward for UHP gas analysis – one which we are sure will have a positive impact for the semiconductor industry.”
To learn more about the SERVOPRO NanoChrome and download the White Paper visit: http://www.servomex.com/servomex/web/web.nsf/en/download-whitepaper-form-nanochrome
Servomex Group Ltd
An acknowledged innovator in gas analysis technologies for more than 60 years, Servomex is the originator of and world leader in paramagnetic sensing technology and has an exceptional reputation in the development of zirconia, photometric and thick film technologies. The result is high-performance, cost-effective gas analysis, delivered through a portfolio of dependable products ranging from portable gas analysers to complex process solutions.
Servomex has extensive experience of working with multi-national companies across a range of industries including hydrocarbon processing, industrial gas and OEM markets, ensuring our knowledge and expertise closely matches the requirements of our customers. Servomex’s commitment to providing a complete industry solution to gas analysis extends across our business, with our Hummingbird Sensing Technology brand delivering our technology to OEM partners and the recently-acquired Delta F Corporation extending our product offering through oxygen and moisture analysis technologies.
Servomex is part of Spectris plc, a leading supplier of instrumentation and controls to global markets.