Flame Ionization Detector measures methane gas.

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Meeting/exceeding requirements for EPA Federal Reference Method 21 for fugitive gas emissions, MicroFID measures methane in landfill gas, while non-methane components can be measured by adding snap-on charcoal filter capsule. Single tutor key prompts operator through basic operations, and critical data is displayed in less than 3 sec. Unit provides datalogging capability so readings can be stored and downloaded to computer for subsequent analysis and record-keeping purposes.



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Photovac Introduces MicroFID for Landfill Gas Detection



WALTHAM, MA, September 3, 2008- Photovac, Inc., the manufacturer of premium instruments for volatile organic compound analysis in air, soil, and groundwater, is pleased to introduce the MicroFID flame ionization detector for landfill gas detection.

The measurement of methane and non-methane components in landfill gas is essential for compliance with air quality operating permit requirements, and the MicroFID detector from Photovac offers this capability in a portable and easy to operate instrument. Featuring flame ionization detection (FID) technology, the MicroFID measures methane gas accurately and quickly. A single tutor key prompts the operator through the basic operations, and critical data is displayed in less than 3 seconds. Further, the MicroFID provides datalogging capability so readings can be stored in the instrument and downloaded to a computer for subsequent analysis and recordkeeping purposes. Non-methane hydrocarbon readings are performed with the simple addition of a snap-on charcoal filter capsule. The MicroFID meets and exceeds the requirements for EPA Federal Reference Method 21 for fugitive gas emissions.

About Photovac, Inc.

Photovac is the premier provider of hand-held instruments for superior detection, measurement, analysis, and monitoring of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in air, soil, or groundwater. Every Photovac instrument is designed to be portable and rugged to perform flawlessly on site under the toughest field conditions. With over 25 years of experience in the technology of photoionization detectors, gas chromatographs, and flame ionization detectors, Photovac has provided hundreds of applications to meet VOC analysis requirements.

For more information and to view the complete line of instruments, please visit the website at photovac.com

For more information, please contact:
Lon Loken
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Photovac, Inc.
Phone: 781-693-3204
Fax: 781-290-4884
Email: lloken@photovac.com

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