A major supplier of nitrogen generators has selected an oxygen analyzer to ensure nitrogen quality as part of its engineered systems for the oil and gas industry in the Middle East.
The containerised or skid-mounted nitrogen generating systems have to withstand the large variations in ambient temperatures found in deserts and tropical areas, which range from below freezing to over 55 °C. In addition to the wide temperature differences, the systems also have to cope with the harsh, corrosive environments found in coastal and offshore installations.
Michell Instruments, locally represented by Instrotech, offers the XTP601 oxygen analyser which was selected for the application because it is designed with no moving parts or consumables, which makes it suitable for reliable operation in harsh environments and climates.
Its compact size and integrated human-machine interfaced makes it easier to install the analyser into the nitrogen generator and also simplifies its operational use. In addition, it is considered to be a low-maintenance option, as the thermo-paramagnetic sensing technology is non-depleting and the required routine maintenance consists of a field adjustment every six months.
Suitable for use in hazardous areas, XTP601 has global hazardous area approvals. Its through-the-glass, touch-screen interface allows it to be commissioned, set up and adjusted at the point of installation without the need for a hot works permit application or for installation of a remote interface in a safe area.