The K3000 analyzer is based on our well proven plasma detector
and a chromatographic separation column. Based on the final
application, a chemical trap may also be used.
Traditionally, trace nitorgen in oxygen or hydrogen
measurement was done with relatively complex gas chromatograph.
Most of these chromatographs use helium as a carrier gas. They
are not process oriented but more for bench laboratory. They
also require separate chart recorder or integrator to process
the analog data from the detector. It is also difficult to
interface them with today DCS, PLC, or computer based process
control system. Another drawback of such system is the
difficulty to mount it into analyzer panel. They require a
skilled operator and such system are not design for unattended
operation. Furthermore, most of the detectors used in such
systems can be damaged if there is no flow. Some of them use
The K3000 gas analyzer overcomes these drawbacks. The K3000
gas analyzer is a process oriented analyzer. Even if the K3000
uses a chromatographic column, carrier gas, and valves we still
call it a process analyzer instead of a process chromatograph.
The reason for this is the fact the K3000 has all the
features of a process analyzer. The K3000 comes with an isolated
4-20 mA output representing the process value. This output can
also be used to trend the chromatogram for diagnostic purpose
and troubleshooting. There are also 3 operating ranges and 3 dry
contact outputs representing which range is in use. With these
features the K3000 is easy to interface with any remote
industrial process control system. Also included, the system
status dry contact output. This contact will open if any
abnormal conditions occur which can lead to measurement errors.
Two process alarms with their respective dry contacts output are
also provided. Any setpoint can be programmed to trigger these
alarms. Eevery operator intervention is done with the help of
the front keypad. The calibration is done by pressing the
appropriate key. There is no need for instrument air. One great
advantage, there is no chromatographic method to develop for
peak detection. There are only a few parameters to enter. Your
analyzer is already pre-configured and should not require
parameters modifications as long the carrier flow and oven's
temperature are kept constant.
Finally, the analyzer comes in a standard 19 inches rack
mounted enclosure easy to install in any panel.
The K3000 will operate 24 hours/day, 365 days/year like a
common process analyzer.
Now the versatility of a chromatographic system is available
with the simplicity of an on-line gas analyzer.
Please read the user's manual entirely. Each section contains
information that will make installation and start up of the
analyzer easier. Also, in the appendix we have included some
application notes that can be hepful.
This process analyzer was configured and set up based on the
configuration you have odered. Please review the
specifications/configurations section of this manual. In this
section all the configuration parameters are listed. Keep this
information in a safe place for future reference.
At any time do not hesitate to contact us or your local sales
representative if you need any help. Our commitment is to
provide you with the best system for your application.