Food Science Instruments

F-960

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.

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: 90 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: 0-1000 ppm 0-100% 0-100%

Resolution: 1 ppm 0.01% 0.10%

Lower Detection Limit: 10 ppm 0.50% 0.30%

Sampling Volume: 35 ml 12 ml 12 ml

Response Time: 35 seconds 12 seconds 12 seconds

Accuracy (absolute): 10 ppm 0.50% 0.30%

Accuracy (relative): 5% 2% 3%

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: 0-1000 ppm 0-100% 0-100%

Resolution: 1 ppm 0.01% 0.10%

Lower Detection Limit: 2 ppm 0.01% 0.10%

Response Time: 90 seconds 6 seconds 12 seconds

Accuracy (absolute): 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 

  • 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