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Friday, December 12, 2014

#199 - Why Buy 970?

The most popular post on this blog is #70, which is ironically entitled “Post #5 is Our Most Popular Blog Post”. Post #70 was intended to highlight the previous successful post #5 that discussed the growing interest in our 970 Series analyzers for syngas applications.

These posts are probably so popular because there is much world-wide interest in gasification as an energy source. These posts contain specific information and pictures about gas analyzers that can successfully measure O2 / CO / CO2 / CH4 / H2 in produced syngas.

We are often asked questions about the price and configuration of the 970 Series. We do have instruments in our product line that are much smaller and simpler (as pictured below). There are other analyzer manufacturers in the marketplace that also have multi-gas capability like Nova, but who are possibly lower-cost. For a gasification application, is it simply a matter of obtaining an analyzer that will measure the gases of interest?

Not always. Gas analysis is usually only the second half of the whole task. The first half involves extracting the sample, filtering it, and drying it. Doing this properly in a syngas application is important.

There is an old saying about comparing ‘apples to apples’. When we are asked to compare the 970 to another analyzer that resembles the picture above, the first thing that we notice is that all of the sample extraction and conditioning components are missing. Unless the end-user is absolutely confident that the produced gas is clean and dry, this style of instrument will not function properly for very long. Trust us - we have learned that lesson the hard way in the past.

The Nova 970 Series Syngas and Gasification Analyzers are analytical instruments that are industrially hardened but user-friendly.
  • High temp probe & heated filter at extraction point.
  • Choice of compression or thermoelectric style moisture removal.
  • Weather-proof cabinet with climate control.
  • Stainless steel tubing and industrial components.
  • Temperature-controlled detectors for O2 / CO / CO2 / CH4 / H2
  • Accurate H2 measurement in varying background gases.
  • High measurement ranges available; up to 100%.
  • Built-in ‘Smart Control’ analyzer functions

Here is some more information plus a link to the 970 section of the catalog. 

For information on these and other gas analyzer systems, give Mike or Dave at Nova a call, or send us an e-mail.
sales at nova-gas dot com
websales at nova-gas dot com

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