pQA Portable Quadrupole Analyser

The Hiden pQA portable gas analyzer is a mass spectrometer designed for analysis of dissolved gases in water, and sediments for use in the field at the riverbank, on boats and in mobile laboratories. The system has a range of interchangeable sampling inlets to suit a broad application range. The pQA is suited for gas analysis applications, where sample volume is small, and for environmental applications where detection of low concentration levels is required.

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Mark Buckley
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+1 734 716 2845
info@hiden.co.uk
+44 [0] 1925 445 225
420 Europa Boulevard
Warrington WA5 7UN England
United Kingdom
www.HidenInc.com
www.hidenanalytical.com
Manufacturer
Hiden Analytical
Product Name
pQA Portable Quadrupole Analyser
Detection Category
Chemical
Detection Principle
Spectrometry;
Detection Method
Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry;
Application
Gas Analysis;
Product Model Number
pQ 1.1
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The Hiden pQA portable gas analyzer is a mass spectrometer designed for analysis of dissolved gases in water, and sediments for use in the field at the riverbank, on boats and in mobile laboratories. The system has a range of interchangeable sampling inlets to suit a broad application range. The pQA is suited for gas analysis applications, where sample volume is small, and for environmental applications where detection of low concentration levels is required.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
User Feedback Sources
Indifferent/No user feedback
Dimensions
31 x 20.4 x 15.5 in. (79.5 x 51.8 x 39.4 cm)
Weight
>50 Lbs.; <108 Lbs. (40 kg)
Power Requirements
AC/DC Line power; 12 v battery
Transportability
Benchtop/Fixed; Small Footprint
Ruggedness
None
Operating Conditions
5 to 40°C (41 to 104°F)
Consumables
<$1,000/year; Filaments
Solvents/Reagents
Yes
Calibration Schedule
Automatic mass schale calibration
Suggested Routine Maintenance
The unit is designed such that the operator can complete routine maintenance themselves (remote guidance provided if requested).
Available Accessories
Dissolved species membrane probe; Mass spectrometer ion source filaments
Data Analysis Support Equipment
Computer and software
Communications Interface
RS232, USB 2.0, 10/100Base-T LAN interfaces
Expected Operational Life
10 years
Shelf Life
>5 years
Unit Cost
$60,000.00
Maintenance Cost
$1,000-$3,000 annually
Tested For Chemical Agents
No
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
No
Tested For Explosives
No
Tested For Narcotics
No
Other Chemical Targets
NIST/EPA/NIH Mass Spectral Database
Number of Library Entries
200,000+
Adaptability
No; the unit monitors for any dissolved gas with a molecular mass between 1 and 200 amu.
Sample Introduction
Vapor/Gas; Liquid
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
ppb
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
Spectral overlaps
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
30 minutes
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
<1 minute;
Software Control
PC
Other Operational Parameters
Mass ranges: 1-200 amu standard, 1-300 amu optional
Training Required
<1 week training
Training Available
Yes
Manuals Available
Yes
Reachback Service
No
ITAR/EAR Export Regulations
No
U.S. EAR Compliant
Yes
IATA Shipping Restrictions
No
Data File Type Format
DDE, ASCII and clipboard exchange
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