New heated VOC analyser is truly unique

Signal Group (UK) has announced the launch of a new, highly innovative, portable gas analyser, the SOLAR XPLORE. One of the company’s core technologies is Flame Ionisation Detection (FID) for the measurement of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and the new instrument brings the unique advantages of the latest fixed analysers to a compact, portable device that is set to dominate the market.

“There are two unique features in the SOLAR XPLORE that set it apart from any other analyser in the world,” explains Signal’s Stephane Canadas. “Firstly, we have taken the detachable tablet interface from our S4 fixed analysers and built it into the new instrument.

This will be an enormous benefit for stack testers that have to travel up ladders and across roofs, because using the tablet, they will be able to operate the analyser wirelessly from a convenient location up to 50 metres away.

“Secondly, the new analyser can be fitted with twin FIDs, which means that users will be able to monitor total VOCs, methane, and non-methane VOCs (NMVOCs) simultaneously.”

The new SOLAR XPLORE is also supplied with an ethernet connection and software to enable remote operation. This means that users will be able to manage the analyser and monitor the data from almost anywhere in the world.

New design features include an inbuilt datalogger and a lightweight but robust frame. However, users will be particularly impressed with the chassis design, because it allows the internal electronics to simply slide out on a rail and unfold for maintenance operations.

Summarising, Stephane says: “Anyone with responsibility for monitoring VOC emissions, especially if they need to discriminate NMVOCs, will be tremendously excited by this development. As a portable heated FID, the SOLAR XPLORE offers everything that our
customers wish for, and more, so we share their excitement!”

Signal Group Ltd develops and manufactures gas analysers for the professional testing of VOCs, vehicle and engine emissions, tobacco smoke, impurities in special gases, power plant emissions, catalyst efficiency, and boiler/burner combustion emissions. Since 1977 the company has been manufacturing state-of-the-art, high-end reference gas analyzers based on flame ionisation detectors (FID), chemiluminescence detectors (CLD), and a variety of non-dispersive infra-red (NDIR) technologies. Other peripheral equipment manufactured by the company supports the ability to develop bespoke turnkey systems for customers. Signal’s highly experienced support team helps customers to specify the most appropriate monitoring equipment whilst also delivering maintenance and service contracts to ensure accurate and reliable monitoring. High calibre and well-trained representatives around the world offer the same levels of sales and service backup to customers around the world.