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).
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.
The PetroCheck Portable Hydrocarbon Analyzer (PHA) is the ideal instrument for precise measurement and quantification of petroleum hydrocarbons dissolved in water and/or as vapor. The PetroCheck 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 PetroCheck PHA instrument 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.
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 PetroCheck PHA-100Plus is being used by the USEPA and the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection for field monitoring.
- Remediation Monitoring
- Site Assessment
- Well Plume Monitoring
- Storm/Waste Water Monitoring
- Hydrocarbon Breakthrough
- Leak Detection AST/UST
- Supply of calibration solution
- Interface cable
- Calibration containers/Components
- Detects Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons Directly in Water, Vapor and Floating Liquid
- Operates in Analytical or Screening Mode
- Provides In-Situ, Real-Time Information
- Quick Zero
- Automatic Media Sensing
- Easy to Use - Menu-Driven Software
- 3rd Party Certified Equivalent to EPA Method 8020
- Florida DEP Approved Equivalent to FID for Soil Vapor Analysis
- Probe Stability Indicator
- Logs Data from 100 Samples
- Serial Output to Laptop or Printer
- Easy to Calibrate
- Intrinsically Safe, UL, CUL, KEMA ia, CE
PERFORMANCE AND HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS OF THE PHA-100
|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|
|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)|