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PHA-100 - Portable Hydrocarbon Analyzer

The detection and measurement of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) in water was historically achieved by sampling followed by gas chromatography or infrared analysis. With the advent of PetroSense® PHA-100, the world's first patented fiber optic chemical sensor (FOCS®) built into a portable analyzer, it is now possible to measure ppm levels of TPH in vapor or water in the field and in real time (in-situ).

PHA-100 Portable Hydrocarbon Analyzer

The PHA-100 portable hydrocarbon analyzer is designed to meet field monitoring requirements. In the analytical mode, it gives fast and accurate quantitative data for total petroleum hydrocarbons in water and vapor. The data correlates very well with lab gas chromatographic analysis. In the screening mode, it offers fast relative data on TPH contamination, tracking field gas chromatograph data for TPH, and responds strongly to BTEX components.

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The Portable Hydrocarbon Analyzer (PHA) is the ideal instrument for precise measurement and quantification of petroleum hydrocarbons dissolved in water and/or as vapor. The Portable Hydrocarbon Analyzer PHA is designed to meet rigorous field monitoring requirements and has proven itself in industrial, off-shore oil platform and remote field operation applications, while eliminating delays and costs associated with typical laboratory testing.

The Portable Hydrocarbon Analyzer PHA-100 has been third-party certified by Ken Wilcox Associates. Underwriters Laboratories has performed UL, CUL and KEMA ia II certifications for use of the PHA in hazardous locations. Also, the PHA’s AHP-100 (analog probe) is listed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) List of Leak Detection Evaluations for Underground Storage Tank Systems and the State of California List of Leak Detection Equipment and Methods for Underground Storage Tanks, LG 113-12.


Portable Hydrocarbon Analyzer PHA-100Plus:

This portable instrument measures petroleum hydrocarbons in water and vapor in the field. In the analytical mode, it gives fast and accurate quantitative data for petroleum hydrocarbons in water and vapor, and correlates very well with lab gas chromatographic analysis.

In the screening mode, it offers fast relative data on petroleum hydrocarbon contamination, (accurately tracking field gas chromatograph data for TPH) and responds strongly to BTEX components. Typical applications include: remediation monitoring, site assessment, well plume monitoring, storm/waste water monitoring and hydrocarbon breakthrough. The unit works equally well for groundwater, surface water, soil gases, bailed samples and collected samples.

The Portable Hydrocarbon Analyzer PHA-100Plus is being used by the USEPA and the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection for field monitoring.

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PERFORMANCE AND HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS OF THE PORTABLE HYDROCARBON ANALYZER PHA-100

PERFORMANCE VAPOR WATER
Operating Range 0-20,000 ppm as TPH 0-2,000 ppm as TPH
Lower Limit of Detection <10 ppm as xylene 0.1 ppm as xylene
Hydrocarbons Detected C6 and higher MW petroleum hydrocarbons C6 and higher MW petroleum hydrocarbons
Accuracy/Precision ±15% of reading ±10% of reading
Response Time (initial) <5 seconds <5 seconds
Response Time (to 95%) <1 minute <5 minutes
Operating Temperature Range 0°-50° C 0°-50° C
Trend Correlation with GC data 95% 98% vs. EPA Method 8020

 

PORTABLE HYDROCARBON ANALYZER PHA-100 - HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS
Readout: Backlit LCD - parts per million, °C or °F, water or vapor
Logging Memory: Data from 100 samples
Battery Life: 8 hours normal operation (Low battery indicator)
Charge: 12 hour charge period, AC
Dimensions: 10" (25cm) wide, 12" (30 cm) high, 7" (18cm) deep
Weight: 10 lbs. (4.5 kg)
Serial Output: 9600 baud
Calibration: Simple calibration with certified, pre-mixed p-xylene standards
Probe Dimensions: C: 0.75 in. (19 mm) L: 8 in. (20 cm)
Cable Length: 100 ft. (30 m)

 

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