Portable Gas Chromatograph detects and measures VOCs.

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Weighing less than 15 lb and measuring 13.0 x 10.5 x 5.0 in., PetroPRO(TM) high-speed, portable gas chromatograph screens common VOCs on site. It analyzes benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and m-xylene compounds in less than 2 minutes down to parts per billion levels. Linear photoionization detector reports concentrations from low PPB to high PPM. Applications include OSHA compliance, fenceline monitoring, petroleum tank pre-entry, and emergency response.



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Photovac Introduces New PetroPRO(TM) Portable Gas Chromatograph



Waltham, Mass. - Photovac, Inc., the premier provider of hand-held and portable instruments for detection and measurement of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), introduces its new PetroPRO(TM), a high-speed portable gas chromatograph, specifically designed for accurate, rapid screening of common VOCs on site.

A truly portable instrument, the PetroPRO weighs less than 15 lbs (6.8 kg) and measures 13.0 in (33 cm) long by 10.5 in (27 cm) wide by 5.0 in (13 cm) high. It can analyze benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and m-xylene (BTEX) compounds in less than two minutes down to parts per billion (PPB) levels. An extremely linear photoionization detector reports sample concentrations from low PPB up to hundreds of parts per million (PPM). The PetroPRO is designed for high-speed analysis of BTEX, but can be modified for analysis of a wide range of VOCs. It incorporates proprietary valve technology to increase the resolution of GC peaks and speed of analysis.

The PetroPRO portable gas chromatograph provides fast answers on site, making it ideal for a wide range of applications. These include OSHA compliance, fenceline monitoring, petroleum tank pre-entry, and emergency response. The PetroPRO is certified as Intrinsically Safe for use in hazardous locations in North America and Europe.

Designed to be easy to use, the PetroPRO's built-in graphic display lists the names of detected compounds as well as the concentration in the sample, eliminating the need to interpret results in the field. A new dedicated calibration CAL key reminds the user of the importance of regular calibration for maximum instrument accuracy and quick access to starting a calibration. The PetroPRO also features a dedicated START key for one-button operation of sample introduction. These features allow the PetroPRO to be calibrated in less than two minutes and to simplify taking samples when time is critical.

The PetroPRO is factory-programmed, so the instrument is ready to use right out of the box. An intuitive user interface allows quick and easy changes in the field, if needed. It is completely self-contained with a rechargeable battery pack, a built-in carrier gas cylinder and an internal data logger that stores a full day of results. The internal datalogger can be downloaded later to a PC for a permanent data archive of the day's results.

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. 176 Second Avenue, Waltham, MA, 02451-1166; (781) 290-0777 or visit photovac.com/pr.

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