Food Science Instruments


Ripen It! Gas Analyzer

The F-960 Ripen It! Gas Analyzer quickly and accurately measures ethylene, CO2, and O2 to assist with decision making throughout the produce ripening process. All three sensors work together to give you a clear picture of gas concentrations in ripening rooms. 

The Ripen It! is a handheld unit that can easily be transported into ripening rooms or connected to rooms through external ports. Data is conveniently transferred from the device to a network using Bluetooth or the removable
SD card.


  • 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


Main Unit

Air Sampling Rate: 70mL/min

Data Saving: Open or closed loop, 1 second intervals

Display: Sunlight visible transflective LCD

Operating Environment: 0°C - 45°C; 0-90% humidity non-condensing

Dimensions: 18 cm x 13.5 cm x 5.5 cm

Weight: 0.95 kg

Enclosure: Powder coated aluminum

Power Source: Removable rechargeable lithium-ion battery

PC Interface: USB and Wi-Fi SD Card

Data Recorded with Each Measurement: Ethylene, CO2 and O2 Concentrations, Date,
Time, RH, GPS Location

C2H4 Sensor

Sensor Type: Electrochemical

Range: 0-500 ppm

Resolution: 1 ppm

Accuracy: ±5% of measuring value

Lower Detection Limit: 10 ppm

Offset Recalibration: Daily

Span Recalibration: 3 months

Lifetime: 1 year

CO2 Sensor

Sensor Type: Infrared Sensor, Pyroelectric detector

Range: 0-100%

Resolution: 0.01% absolute

Accuracy: ±1% absolute and ±3% of measured value

Sampling Time: 6 seconds

Calibration: Annually

Lifetime: >5 years

O2 Sensor

Sensor Type: Eletrochemical

Range: 0-100%

Resolution: 0.1%

Accuracy: ±0.25% absolute and ±2% of measured value

Sampling Time: 6 seconds

Calibration: Bi-annually

Lifetime: 12 months

Calibration Schedule

Sensor Set Zero Set Span

C2H4 ppm Daily 3 months

CO2 PCT Weekly Annually

O2 Weekly 6 months


  • Banana ripening quality assurance
  • Optimization of ripening storage atmosphere conditions
  • Bagged and packaged ripening system inspection
  • Storage assignment in distribution centers
  • Ripening room leak inspection