Food Science Instruments

F-950

Three Gas Analyzer


The F-950 Three Gas Analyzer measures levels of Ethylene, CO2 and O2 to maintain optimal produce quality at every phase of the supply chain.
The F-950’s versatile design allows it
to be be scaled to many environments, from cold storage to transportation container. 

Simple to operate and weighing less than a kilogram, the F-950 uses an electrochemical cell to measure ethylene between 0-200 ppm.
The F-950 is ideal for measuring ethylene production across a wide range of fruit types.

Features

  • Measures C2H4, CO2 and O2
  • Displays results in under 30 seconds
  • Past records stored on the device
  • Handheld and lightweight
  • Internal data logging and storage (4GB SD card)
  • Battery lasts for 8+ hours
  • Display easily viewed in dimly lit environments
  • PolarCept!TM water filter for removing non-ethylene hydrocarbons

Specifications

Sampling Flow Rate: 70mL/min

Total Sampling Time: 80 seconds

Data Saving: Automated, 1 second intervals

Display: Sunlight visible transflective LCD

Operating Environment: 0° C - 50° C (0-90 % humidity non-condensing)

Operating Atmospheric Pressure: 500-1200mbar

Dimensions: 18 cm x 13.5 cm x 5.5 cm

Weight: 0.95 kg

Enclosure: Powder coated aluminum

Battery Life: 8.5 hours

Power Source: Removable rechargeable lithium-ion battery

PC Interface: USB and WI-FI SD card + Bluetooth

Data Recorded with Each Measurement: Ethylene, CO2 and O2 concentrations, date, time, RH, GPS location



Headspace Sampling

C2H4 CO2 O2

Sensor Type: Electrochemical Infrared Sensor, Pyroelectric detector Electrochemical

Range: 0-10ppm 0-100% 0-100%

Resolution: 0.1ppm 0.01% 0.10%

Lower Detection Limit: 0.15ppm 0.50% 0.30%

Sampling Volume: 35 ml 12 ml 12 ml

Response Time: 35 seconds 12 seconds 12 seconds

Accuracy (absolute): 0.15 ppm 0.50% 0.30%

Accuracy (relative): 5% 3% 2%

Offset Calibration: Weekly Weekly Weekly

Span Calibration: 3 months 12 months 6 months

Sensor Replaceable (by user): yes no yes

Lifetime: 1 year 5 years 2 years



Continuous Sampling

C2H4 CO2 O2

Sensor Type: Electrochemical Infrared Sensor, Pyroelectric detector Electrochemical

Range: 0-10 ppm 0-100% 0-100%

Resolution: 0.1 ppm 0.01% 0.10%

Lower Detection Limit: 0.2 ppm 0.01% 0.10%

Response Time: 80 seconds 6 seconds 12 seconds

Accuracy (absolute): 0.2 ppm 0.01% 0.10%

Accuracy (relative): 5% 3% 2%

Offset Calibration: Weekly Weekly Weekly

Span Calibration: 3 months 12 months 6 months

Sensor Replaceable (by user): yes no yes

Lifetime: 1 year 5 years 2 years

Uses

  • Controlled Atmosphere storage facility management
  • Verification of ethylene mitigation systems
  • Packing house inspection
  • Precision citrus degreening
  • Storage assignment in distribution centers
  • Headspace sampling for Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) quality assurance