Process Analyzer Information Online

Oct. 9, 2012
Online Resources: Our Editors Search the Web to Bring You the Latest Information on Process Analyzers
Every month, Control's editors take a specific product area, collect all the latest, significant tools we can find, and present them here to make your job easier. If you know of any tools and resources we didn't include, send them to [email protected], and we'll add them to the website.
ANALYTIC TUTORIALSThis website contains more than a dozen tutorials on process analysis, as well as important conversion tables. Covered subjects include gas chromatography, infrared analysis, infrared spectrometry, dissolved oxygen basics, pH theory, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, oxygen analysis, mass spectrometry, total organic carbon, turbidity of solids and more. Conversion tables include moisture content, effective solubility, logD conversion for pH, volume flow, pressure and others. All tutorials are free. No registration required.Online Process

This free, 70-page, downloadable ebooklet discusses the theory of tunable diode laser (TDL) absorption spectroscopy and how TDL analyzers are being used. This booklet is intended as an introduction to the field of tunable diode laser spectroscopy (TDLS) and its applications for different analytical tasks. A special emphasis is placed on process analytics and the requirements of a range of measurement environments. Included in the booklet are topics such as advantages for TDL in process gas analytics, some of the most common application examples for TDLs in process analytics, signal processing techniques for TDL spectroscopy, and wavelength spectroscopy, among others. Registration is required.
Mettler Toledo

This 7-minute video on YouTube documents the physical setup of a Cerex Model UV3000H multi-gas process analyzer as used to monitor target gases in a process pipe. It's free and no registration required.
Cerex Monitoring Solutions

This tutorial, "How to Manage Vaporization in an Analytical System," discusses challenges of this process. It covers the basics of vaporization and how it affects samples and setting inputs, including temperature, pressure and flow, time delay challenges, and how to troubleshoot problems. The eight-page, downloadable PDF is free, but registration is required.

This basic tutorial for chemistry students is from the University of Arizona. It covers a brief description of a quadrupole instrument, information provided by an EI mass spectrum (including a table of common isotopes), a listing of other methods, and some helpful websites. It also provides examples, the basic steps required to interpret an EI mass spectrum, and quizzes for students to gauge their progress. The tutorial is free and no registration is required.
University of Arizona, Dept. of Chemistry

This technical article defines turbidity, how it is measured, and the effects that suspended particle size, shape, distribution and stray light have on the turbidity measurement. Information is also provided on calibration standards and the different optical configurations that are available. The information is free. No registration is required.

This 5-minute video, prepared by a University of California at Davis student, describes the basics of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. It's free and on YouTube.