An advanced form of Infrared sensing, Gas Filter Correlation (GFC) technology is ideal in applications with interferent background gases, delivering precise, sensitive measurements. It is used in our SERVOTOUGH SpectraExact 2500 photometric analyzer, and is a key technology for our SERVOPRO multi-gas analyzers, the MultiExact 4100, MultiExact 4200, and 4900 Multigas.
GFC sensing is an enhanced version of the photometric analysis used in our Infrared technologies.
It performs effectively where extremely accurate, low-level measurements are needed, or where background gases may interfere with the measurement.
Gases have the ability to absorb unique light wavelengths – GFC sensing uses that property to detect the concentration of a selected gas in a mixture. Two gas-filled cuvettes are mounted on a rotating disk, each passing through a beam of light alternately.
One cuvette (the measure cuvette) is typically filled with nitrogen while the other cuvette (the reference cuvette) is filled with a sample of the gas to be measured. Light is passed through the gas to be measured: the difference in absorbance is measured and provides a direct output of the gas concentration.
Offering real-time measurement response, GFC measurements are unaffected by background gases, and the technique is virtually immune to obscuration of the optics. This prevents sensor drift, reducing calibration frequency.
GFC sensing also works alongside single-beam, single-wave Infrared sensing to provide real-time process analysis for a range of industrial applications. Only gases with infrared lines can be measured by GFC technology, so it is not suitable for noble gases, or single element diatomic molecules such as N2 or O2.
Continuous emissions monitoring
Ethylene, chlorine and TDI production processes
HyCO process control
Low cross interference by background gases
Immune to obscuration of the optics
Low sensor drift, reducing calibration frequency
Providing a lower-cost alternative to more complex technologies when dealing with applications that require the measurement of low-level gases with high levels of interfering background gases.
Learn more about all our gas analyzer solutions that use this sensor technology.
The 4900 Multigas is a high-performance CEMS analyzer designed for a wide range of multi-gas measurements.
A high-performance multi-gas analyzer designed to provide up to four simultaneous gas stream measurements.
The MultiExact 4200 analyzes up to four gases simultaneously for Syngas and HyCO
Flexible single and multicomponent gas analysis capability for corrosive, toxic and flammable sample streams.
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