Online gas chromatograph – GC 5000 series
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AMA instruments Gmbh
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89077 Ulm, Germany
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Air quality and industrial site monitoring
Online gas chromatograph – GC 5000 series
Optimized for monitoring of organic pollutants in ambient air
The GC 5000 series of gas chromatographs have been developed for the continuous monitoring of
organic compounds. The instruments are characterized by their rugged and compact design and their
outstanding detection sensitivity in the low ppb to ppt range. The instruments allow for cabinet/rack
mounting in AQMS, containers and mobile vans for monitoring of air pollutants in unattended operation mode.
Various configurations of the GC 5000 series are available to cover a wide range of applications, such
as monitoring of BTEX acc. European Directive 2008/50/EC, monitoring of ozone precursors acc. to
the PAMS target list of VOC’s published by the U.S. EPA, monitoring of sulfur organic compounds,
solvents, chlorinated hydrocarbons and other organic pollutants and air toxics.
The GC 5000 series of analyzers is type approved and QAL1 certified by German TÜV acc. EN 146623 and EN 15267 for monitoring of benzene in ambient air. This proofs the high quality standard of the
instruments and its suitability for air quality and industrial site monitoring applications.
Online gas chromatograph – GC 5000 series
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Advanced sample enrichment technology
The GC 5000 series features either single stage or dual-stage sample pre-concentration of organic compounds. Fully automated air sampling is performed using an integrated, low-maintenance membrane pump. Both – sampling flow rate and sampling volume – will be measured and
controlled precisely using a digital mass flow controller and is not affected by any fluctuations in
ambient pressure and temperature.
The single-stage sample enrichment module allows for quantitative pre-concentration of volatile
organic compounds in the range from C 4 to C12. Subsequent sample introduction is performed by
means of thermal desorption technique. Digital PID temperature control, active peltier-cooling
and heating of the adsorbent tube using high, but precisely controlled short circuit currents,
allow for well controlled temperatures during sampling and sample introduction.
Optionally the GC 5000 series features unique dual-stage sample enrichment technology for
pre-concentration of very low boiling organic compounds, such as ethane, ethylene and acetylene. Breakthrough of these extremely volatile compounds will be avoided even at sampling
temperatures well above 0°C due to a high capacity pre-concentration tube. This allows to retaining low boiling organic compounds quantitatively and avoids freezing of the flow path while
atmospheric humidity will be high. Prior to sample introduction, the organic compounds will be
focused on a second stage providing for distinct and well separated peaks in the chromatogram.
Field proven detector technology
AMA Instruments GmbH has more than 20 years of experience in developing and manufacturing
of GC detectors. Two types of detectors are available for the GC 5000 series, a Flame Ionization
Detector (FID) and a Photo Ionization Detector (PID). Both detectors have especially been designed for air quality monitoring applications in the field and are characterized by their ruggedness,
superior long-term stability, excellent reproducibility and unmatched detection sensitivity.
Many PID’s having mainly been developed for laboratory type of gas chromatographs and using
DC operated high voltage UV lamps are known for their significant drift over longer periods of
time. Therefore these common PID’s are not ideally suited for field operation. In contrast to
this, the PID available for the GC 5000 series is using a RF excited UV lamp providing excellent
long-term stability. Also detection sensitivity of this type of detector is superior and allows for
monitoring of benzene at concentration levels of 10 ppt (MDL) or even lower.
System control software with powerful PEAK.log™ Chromatography Data System
The system control software for the GC 5000 series allows to controlling complete monitoring
systems combining just one or even more GC systems with a dilution calibrator and additional
gas generators. All data, settings, chromatograms and results will be stored in a SQL database
and can easily be retrieved. The powerful PEAK.log™ Chromatography Data System is fully
integrated into the system control software and offers unique features, such as peak shift compensation.
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Online gas chromatograph – GC 5000 series
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Technical data
General
Dimensions, weight
19“ x 6 HU x 600 mm, appr. 35 kg – depending on instrument configuration
Mounting
designed for cabinet/rack mounting, telescopic slide mounting recommended
Ambient conditions
0°C to 40°C, 5% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
EMC
CE-marking, conformity with EMC-guideline 2004/108/EG
Display
Glass front panel with integrated 12,1” TFT display, resolution 1280 x 800 pixel
Instrument control
integrated industrial PC board, MS Windows based system control software
Data storage
integrated solid state disk (SSD), SQL database
Instrument supply
Power supply
220 - 250 VAC, 100-120 VAC (optional)
Line frequency
50 - 60 Hz
Power consumption
max. 800 W
Carrier gas
N2 (GC grade, min. 5.0) or H2 (for FID only, GC grade, min 6.0), 3 bar
Supply gases
Combustion air, GC Grade, min. 3 bar (for FID only)
H2, GC Grade, min. 3 bar (for FID only)
Supply connections
1/8“ bulkhead union
Pressure control
Integrated pressure regulators, electronic readout of carrier gas pressure, manometer for
indication of combustion air pressure (for FID only)
Flow control
MFC for precise flow control of hydrogen supply (for FID only)
Sampling
Sampling
Integrated, low-maintenance membrane pump for automated air sampling
Flow rate control
MFC for precise measurement and control of sampling flow rate and sampling volume
irrespective of fluctuations in atmospheric pressure and temperature
Sampling time
0-99 min (adjustable)
Flow rate
10-50 sccm/min (adjustable)
Sample volume
Typical 200-800 sccm (adjustable)
Sample pre-concentration
Single-stage
Single-stage sample enrichment module
 suitable for organic components ≥ C4
 allows for sample pre-concentration and subsequent sample introduction
by means of thermal desorption technique
Dual-stage
Dual-stage sample enrichment module
 suitable for organic components from C1 to C6
 allows for sample pre-concentration, sample focusing and sample introduction
by means of thermal desorption technique
Typical parameters
 active peltier cooling and heating for precise temperature control of
enrichment & focusing tubes
 typical enrichment/focusing temperature 10°C … 30°C (adjustable)
 max. desorption/injection temperature 350°C (adjustable)
 typical heating-up rate 40°C/s
Valve oven
Oven liner
Stainless steel
Internal dimensions
H 210 mm x W 80 mm x D 55 mm
Heated valve block
Closed loop PID temperature control, adjustable from 30-150°C
Sample valve
up to three 6-Port or 10-Port rotary type VALCO valves, electrically actuated
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Online gas chromatograph – GC 5000 series
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Column oven
Oven liner
Stainless steel
Internal dimensions
H 210 mm x W 210 mm x D 55 mm
Columns
 analytical column, fused silica capillary, max. length 60 m
 stripping column (optional), fused silica capillary
Heating
Forced air
Temperature
range 40°C to 210°C
Temperature control
Closed loop PID temperature control, setpoint resolution 1°C
Temperature program
3 linear heating ramps, 4 isothermal holds
Heating rate
1°C/min to 25°C/min, setpoint resolution 1°C/min
Oven cooling
Fast cooling down time due to forced air cooling
Type of detectors
FID
FID – Flame Ionization Detector
 temperature controlled detector body
 linear detector response & superior long-term stability
 requires H2 and combustion air supply
PID
PID – Photo Ionization Detector
 temperature controlled detector body
 electrodeless, RF excited UV lamp for excellent long-term stability
and extended lifetime
Communication
Communication ports
2 x Ethernet, RS-232 / RS-485, 4 x USB, VGA
Protocols
GESYTEC I (Bayern-Hessen), GESYTEC II, Modbus RTU
Standard Configurations
GC 5000 BTX
Single-stage sample enrichment, FID or PID, analytical column AMAsep 1,
monitoring of BTEX, styrene and ozone precursors (C6-C12)
GC 5000 B-BTX
Single-stage sample enrichment, FID or PID, analytical column AMAsep SilicaPLOT,
monitoring of 1,3-butadiene & BTEX
GC 5000 VOC
Dual-stage sample enrichment, FID, analytical column AMAsep AluminaPLOT,
stripping column AMAsep WAX, monitoring of ozone precursors (C2-C5)
GC 5000 Organic Sulfur
High-capacity single-stage sample enrichment, Sulfinert® coating of tubing, fittings
and valves, PID, analytical column AMAsep SilicaPLOT, monitoring of sulfur organic
compounds, such as methyl sulfide, dimethyldisufide, mercaptanes, … & benzene
and toluene
Note: Other configurations of the GC 5000 series for specific applications on request.
Options and accessories
 Glass front panel with 12,1” capacitive TFT touch screen, resolution 1280 x 800 pixel
 Calibration gas selector (Sample, Cal1, Cal2)
 DIM 200 – Dilution Calibrator for fully automated multi-level calibrations and/or fully
automated instrument validation (zero/span check)
 HG 300 – HP Hydrogen Generator for supply of combustion gas
 HG 500 – UHP Hydrogen Generator for supply of combustion gas and carrier gas
 ZAG 300 – HP Zero Air Generator for supply of hydrocarbon free zero air
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HP Zero Air Generator – ZAG 300
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Reliable supply of organic
impurity free air
HP Zero Air Generator – ZAG 300
The ZAG 300 series of high purity zero air generators produce a continuous air stream free of organic
impurities from an external compressed air source. Hydrocarbon free air is used to operate combustion detectors of online GC’s or THC analyzers, but also as a zero reference or dilution gas for instrument validation or calibration.
For zero air generation the compressed air passes through a heated palladium catalyst chamber.
Highly efficient catalytic decomposition of hydrocarbons at a temperature as high as 480°C ensures
removal of organic impurities to less than 0.05 ppm. Finally particles and water vapor will be removed
by a high-grade outlet filter.
The ZAG 300 has been designed for 19” rack mounting in order to supply zero air to analyzers for
process, emissions and environmental monitoring applications. The rugged design ensures reliable
operation in industrial installations and requires minimal maintenance.
HP Zero Air Generator – ZAG 300
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Technical data
General
Enclosure
19“ plug-in case
Height
4 height units
Depth
460 mm
Weight
11 kg
Mounting
designed for cabinet/rack mounting
Ambient temperature
5°C to 35°C
Humidity
5% to 80% relative humidity, non-condensing
EMC
CE-marking, conformity with EMC-guidelines 2004/108/EC
HC removal
high performance heated platinum catalyst
Start-up time
50 min
Instrument status
“Ready” and “Error” status LED’s on front panel
Zero air specifications
Flow rate
max. 6 l/min
Purity
< 0,05 ppm HC, free of hydrocarbons ≥ C2
Delivery pressure
max. 6,5 bar
Instrument supply
Power supply
220-250 VAC, 100-120 VAC (optional)
Line frequency
50 to 60 Hz
Power consumption
max. 600 W
Inlet air quality
clean and dry compressed air, free of oil, dew point < -20°C, HC content max. 100 ppm
Connections
Compressed air inlet
1/4“ bulkhead union, stainless steel
Zero gas outlet
1/4“ bulkhead union, stainless steel
Communication
Communication ports
2 x RS-485 for field bus communication via Modbus RTU
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UHP Hydrogen Generator – HG 500
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aMa instruments Gmbh
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89077 Ulm, Germany
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Safe hydrogen supply at
ultra high purity levels
UHP Hydrogen Generator – HG 500
The HG 500 series of ultra high purity hydrogen generators offers high performance and reliable operation even under harsh operating conditions such as in industrial installations. Utilising field proven
PEM cell technology, hydrogen is produced from deionised water on demand only. Using a
HG 500 instead of high pressure hydrogen cylinders saves money and results in a high level of safety.
The HG 500 ideally complements online GC systems and other type of analyzers to be used for
process, emissions and environmental monitoring applications. Due to the ultra high purity grade of
hydrogen being generated, the HG 500 allows to operate any type of combustion detectors and even
to supply hydrogen as carrier gas for GC applications.
The menu driven user interface and the innovative control software ensures easy setup of the HG 500
as well as operational safety and reliability. Operation of the hydrogen generator can be controlled and
monitored remotely using field bus communication via Modbus RTU protocol. Different versions of
the HG 500 operate at maximum flow rates between 160 ml/min to 1000 ml/min.
Automatic refill of the internal water tank from an external canister or deionised water system allows
unattended operation over long periods of time.
Unique SMaRTdry™ technology
Instead of using a desiccant cartridge to be replaced frequently, our premium model of hydrogen
generators features unique SMARTdry™ technology for efficient water removal.
This allows the HG 500 series of gas generators to supply hydrogen at consistently high purity levels
and provides maintenance free operation and low cost of ownership.
UHP Hydrogen Generator – HG 500
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Technical data
General
Enclosure
19“ plug-in case
Height
4 height units
Depth
460 mm
Weight
15 kg to 24 kg, depending on version / flow rate
Mounting
designed for cabinet/rack mounting
Ambient temperature
5°C to 35°C
Humidity
5% to 80% relative humidity, non-condensing
EMC
CE-marking, conformity with EMC-guidelines 2004/108/EC
Electrolysis cell
PEM electrolysis cell, does not require caustic solutions to operate
(PEM = Polymer Electrolyte Membrane)
Internal water tank
water capacity 1.2 liter
Water removal
SMARTdry™ technology for efficient water removal
Hydrogen specifications
Flow rate / versions
max. 160 / 250 / 400 / 650 / 800 / 1000 ml/min
Outlet pressure
2.0 barg to 10.0 barg
Hydrogen purity
99.9999 % (gas quality grade 6.0)
Instrument supply
Power supply
100 – 240 VAC
Line frequency
50 to 60 Hz
Power consumption
200 W to 800 W, depending on version / maximum flow rate
Water supply
deionised water, ASTM II, >1MΩ, <1μs, filtered to <100μm
automatic water refill from external canister or deionised water system
Water consumption
800 ml/week (24h/7d at hydrogen flow rate of 100 ml/min)
Connections
Hydrogen outlet port
1/8” bulkhead union
Water hose
Quick release push in fitting
Ion exchange cartridge
2 dual connection ports with quick release push in fittings for ion exchange cartridge
(allows to replace ion exchange cartridge without operating interruption)
Operation
Setup
Menu driven user interface for manual setup and operation
Display
Large and back-lighted LCD display to indicate generator status, outlet pressure,
hydrogen flow rate and operation mode
Data entry
Capacitive touch keys
Operation modes
Local control or remote control via Modbus RTU
Communication
Communication ports
2 x RS-485 for field bus communication via Modbus RTU
AMA Instruments GmbH
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89077 Ulm, Germany
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Dilution Module – DIM 200
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aMa instruments Gmbh
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89077 Ulm, Germany
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Precise auto-calibration of
monitoring devices
Dilution Module – DIM 200
Microprocessor controlled gas calibration
The DIM 200 provides calibration gas at specified concentration levels for precise calibration of monitoring devices. The calibration gas is generated by diluting a source calibration gas with zero gas
(e.g. nitrogen or purified air). For high accuracy all gas flows are precisely controlled using digital mass
flow controllers. On request, the DIM 200 can additionally supply sample gas, zero gas and span gas.
The menu-driven user interface allows for easy set-up of the DIM 200. Dilution factors for span gas
and up to 5 concentration levels can be defined and stored. Configuration of the module can be done
manually using the touch keys. The current level, the corresponding dilution factors and all status
information will be indicated on a large and back-lighted LCD display.
automated calibration of monitoring devices
The DIM 200 can be controlled locally or remotely via Modbus RTU protocol or via digital I/O‘s. Calibrator setup, control and status monitoring is also fully integrated into the system control software
of any AMA monitoring solution. This allows for periodic validation and/or calibration of monitoring
devices even while running in unattended operation mode.
Dilution Module – DIM 200
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Technical data
General
Enclosure
19“ plug-in case
Height
3 height units
Depth
460 mm
Weight
6 kg
Mounting
designed for cabinet/rack mounting
Ambient temperature
0°C to 40°C
Humidity
5% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
EMC
CE-marking, conformity with EMC-guidelines 2004/108/EG
Instrument supply
Power supply
100 – 240 VAC
Line frequency
50 - 60 Hz
Power consumption
max. 200 W
Supply gases
 Zero gas (purified air or N2), 3 bar
 Source calibration gas, 3 bar
 Sample gas
Supply connections
1/8” bulkhead union for calibration gas and sample in/out
1/4” bulkhead union for zero gas and bypass
Gas flow control
Source calibration gas
Mass flow controller, 2 to 100 sccm/min, accuracy ±0.5% of reading
Zero gas
Mass flow controller, 100 to 5000 sccm/min, accuracy ±0.5% of reading
Dilution range
1 … 2500
Concentration levels
 up to 5 levels (manual operation or remote control via digital I/O’s)
 up to 20 levels (remote control by AMA monitoring devices)
Supplied gases
Digitally controlled solenoid valve to supply either sample gas, zero gas or
span/calibration gas at sample out port.
Operation
Module set-up
Menu driven user interface for manual set-up and operation
Display
Large and back-lighted LCD display to indicate module status, selected level, names of
analytes, concentrations and dilution factors
Data entry
Capacitive touch keys
Operation modes
Local control or remote control via Modbus RTU or ditigal I/O‘s
Communication
Communication ports
2 x RS-485 for field bus communication via Modbus RTU
25 pin SUB-D connector for digital I/O‘s
Options
Sulfinert® coated calibrator version* - recommended for calibration/monitoring of
hetero-organic compounds, which might interact with metallic surfaces, such as
sulfur-organic compounds
*Sulfinert® is a registered trademark of RESTEK Corp., USA
AMA Instruments GmbH
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89077 Ulm, Germany
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