Mercury Vapor Analyzer: Jerome® 431Source: Arizona Instrument LLC
The Jerome® 431-X mercury vapor analyzer uses a patented gold film sensor for accurate detection and measurement of toxic mercury concerns for applications such as industrial hygiene monitoring, mercury spill clean up and mercury exclusion testing. Simple, push-button operation allows users to measure mercury levels from 0.003 to 0.999 mg/m3 in just seconds.
The gold film sensor is inherently stable and selective to mercury, eliminating interferences common to ultraviolet analyzers, such as water vapor and hydrocarbons. When the sample cycle is activated, the internal pump in the 431-X draws a precise volume of air over the sensor. Mercury in the sample is absorbed and integrated by the sensor, registering it as proportional change in electrical resistance. The instrument computes the concentration of mercury in milligrams per cubic meter or nanograms, and displays the final result in the LCD readout. An improved film regeneration circuit in the 431-X makes the sensor last even longer than earlier models.
Additional accessories are available to customize the Jerome® 431-X to meet individual application needs. An optional communications configuration allows data logging, computer interface, and dosimeter analysis capabilities. For data acquisition during portable surveys, a Jerome® data logger plugs into the 431-X. Using Jerome® Communications Software (JCS), the analyzer and data logger download recorded data to a computer for analysis, printout, and permanent record storage. The software can also program the instrument for stand-alone monitoring. If the sensor becomes saturated while the 431-X is attached to the data logger or computer, the analyzer automatically regenerates the sensor and then resumes sampling. Jerome® gold coil dosimeters, used in conjunction with a low-flow pump and a communications-configured 431-X, provide time-weighted averages for personal mercury exposure. Analysis is quickly performed in-house with these reusable dosimeters. They can also be used as collection devices for applications such as gas stream analysis.