Explorer

The Explorer is a battery operated portable GC with photoionization (PID) and electron capture (ECD) detectors. Explorer’s analytical engine is composed of a built-in three-column configuration with a user-selectable isothermal oven for fast GC analysis for a wide variety of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with a miniaturized PID/ECD dual detection system. Previously sold under the Voyager name by PhotoVac, which was acquired by INFICON in 2011.

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Two Technology Place
East Syracuse, NY 13057
www.inficon.com
Manufacturer
INFICON
Product Name
Explorer
Detection Category
Chemical
Detection Principle
Chromatography; Sensors;
Detection Method
Photoionization Detection; Gas Chromatography;
Application
Emergency Response; Gas Analysis;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The Explorer is a battery operated portable GC with photoionization (PID) and electron capture (ECD) detectors. Explorer’s analytical engine is composed of a built-in three-column configuration with a user-selectable isothermal oven for fast GC analysis for a wide variety of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with a miniaturized PID/ECD dual detection system. Previously sold under the Voyager name by PhotoVac, which was acquired by INFICON in 2011.
Availability
DISCONTINUED
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
User Feedback Sources
Indifferent/No user feedback
Dimensions
15.4 × 10.6 × 5.9 in (39 × 27 × 15 cm)
Weight
<30 lbs.; 15 lbs (6.8 kg)
Power Requirements
NiMH Battery; AC/DC Line Power; NiCd replaceable packs, AC adaptor
Transportability
Person-Portable
Ruggedness
None; Not militarized, drop sensitive
Operating Conditions
0 to 40°C (32 to 105°F)
Consumables
<$1,000/year; Refillable carrier gas cylinder
Communications Interface
RS-232 (9600 Baud)
Unit Cost
$28,000.00
Maintenance Cost
Replacement columns, carrier gas
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
Yes
Other Chemical Targets
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in air
Adaptability
No
Sample Introduction
Vapor/Gas
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
ppm
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
PID is non-specific to all organic compounds; ECD responds to electron capture functional groups (e.g. halogen and nitro-containing). Dual gas chromatographs provide complementary retention information to minimize false positive detections.
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
< 20 minutes
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
<15 minutes; 5-15 minutes
Alarm Capability
Audible and Visual
Software Control
SiteChart software
Training Required
<1 week training
Training Available
Yes
Manuals Available
Yes
IATA Shipping Restrictions
Yes; Compressed gas cylinders must be shipped ground only per IATA regulations
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