Baseline, the industrial analyser group within MOCON, Inc. and producer of instruments used to test, measure and analyse gases, has introduced the latest addition to its PetroAlert® Series gas analysers.
The new Series 9200 PetroAlert gas analyser combines the selective detection of a gas chromatograph (GC) with the continuous monitoring abilities of a total hydrocarbon analyser (THA) in a single, compact, sensitive and stable instrument.
The Series 9200 is specifically engineered to meet the requirements of the oil and gas industry’s exploratory well-logging process. Its speed and accuracy allow well loggers monitoring a drill site to analyse the hydrocarbons within a well both quantitatively and qualitatively, while drilling.
The Series 9200 PetroAlert incorporates dual-flame ionization detectors (FIDs): one dedicated to the GC and the other dedicated to total hydrocarbon measurement. The GC performs fast C1 to C5 analysis (< 30 seconds, preserving the C1-C2 separation at 200:1 concentration ratios) with a detection limit of < 10 ppm as methane (CH4), while the total hydrocarbon detector continuously monitors total hydrocarbons down to 0.003% and up to 100% as CH4.
The microprocessor-based PetroAlert is controlled by a fully integrated and powerful system software – eliminating the need for an external PC. The 9200 receives instructions either directly – using a programmable touchscreen on the front panel – or through remote access when the analyser is connected to an internet-accessible network and utilising the free PC software provided with each instrument.
The analyser’s data collection features include chromatograms and user-definable options for exporting data to logging software.