FTA vs IR: The Basics

Most flammable vapor analyzers respond differently to different vapors. Whenever the process solvent is changed, the analyzer must be either recalibrated or reprogrammed to ensure that it’s measurement of the new solvent vapor is still accurate. This creates a challenge when trying to measure a mixture of solvent vapors, especially when using narrow-banded infrared sensors. Now let's compare FTA vs IR for process applications.

FTA vs Catalytic: An Example

This month we've been comparing FTA vs Catalytic for process applications...now let's see it in action!

A customer of ours who produces high performance materials, industrial specialty chemicals and coating solutions, was using a catayltic sensor where a flammability analzyer would be more beneficial.

FTA vs Catalytic: Failsafe Performance

The only way to ensure that a sample reaches the sensor is to employ active sampling. This is essential in our comparison of flammability analyzers and catalytic sensors for process applications. So let's focus on an important feature: failsafe performance.   

FTA vs Catalytic: Speed of Response

Many fires and explosions occur in facilities which thought they had adequate protection against such hazards. Selecting a sensor which responds accurately to the combustible vapors found in process applications is essential. But so is the speed of response.

New Literature Announcement: Flammability Analyzers Versus Flame Ionization Detectors for Process Applications

NEW LITERATURE ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Flammability Analyzers Versus Flame Ionization Detectors for Process Applications

Summary: Why have so many fires and explosions occurred in industrial processes that were believed to have adequate protection against such hazards? In many cases, the wrong analyzer was used, or the sampling method was incorrect. Selecting the correct analyzer - and obtaining an accurate sample - is essential to maintaining a safe process. 

FTA vs FID: Questions to Consider

For the past few weeks we've been comparing the use of Flammability (FTA) Analyzers and Flame Ionization (FID) Detectors in process applications.

FTA vs FID: Fail-safe

We've talked about reading error and sample accuracy when comparing the use of Flammability (FTA) Analyzers and Flame Ionization (FID) Detectors in process applications. Today let's talk about a great feature: fail-safe.

FTA vs FID: Sample Accuracy

Last week we talked about reading error, this week let's continue our discussion comparing the use of Flammability (FTA) Analyzers and Flame Ionization (FID) Detectors in process applications, with sample accuracy.

Process atmospheres are typically heated to high temperatures. If any portion of the sample is lost in the sample delivery system, the analyzer will read lower than actual – an unsafe condition.

FTA vs FID: 7 reasons a FID can have a large reading error

Our next topic in the comparison of the Flammability (FTA) Analyzer and Flame Ionization (FID) Detector for use in process applications, is reading error.

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