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Determine flare-gas heat values with this mass spectrometer

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Ametek Process Instruments

Ametek Process Instruments

The Promaxion process mass spectrometer (photo) is said to offer more detailed and relevant data faster than gas chromatography and with more specificity than calorimetry. In field tests, the Promaxion has been used to accurately calculate makeup gas values for complete combustion and monitor and quantify 16 components in a flare-gas stream, including hydrogen, nitrogen, methane, ethane, propane and more. Proprietary software allows for easy setup, operation and calibration, combined with advanced alarm and automation capabilities. The ProMaxion’s modular design and self-diagnostic capabilities ensure ease of maintenance. The instrument is housed in a stainless-steel enclosure. — Ametek Process Instruments, Pittsburgh, Pa.