Signal Group 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. 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!”