- Model Series 4000 - Multi-Component Gas Mixing System

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A low cost, multi-component gas mixing system with an advanced Windows user interface, the Series 4000 now has the expanded capability of mixing up to seven individual gases in a balance gas. The standard unit also comes with USB. The EnvironicsĀ® Series 4000 is a multi-component gas mixing system that now automatically mixes up to seven individual gases in a balance gas. The gas mixes can be used in generating precise gas calibration standards, creating gaseous atmospheres or producing gas mixes for analytical research or production purposes. The Series 4000 can produce gas concentrations from percent to ppb levels for single or multi-point calibration.

The system consists of two components: the Series 4000 instrument and the user's personal computer. The user interface is a Microsoft Windows application that communicates with the Environics system via an RS232 serial interface.

The Series 4000 consists of a single chassis supporting up to four mass flow controllers. The mass flow controllers are factory calibrated using a primary flow standard traceable to the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Each flow controller utilizes an 11 point calibration table with linear interpolation, to increase accuracy and reduce flow controller nonlinearity.

  • Simultaneously mixes up to three gases in a balance gas at user set concentrations.
  • Allows multi-point calibration of analyzers.
  • Automatic calculation of dilution and span gas flows.
  • Internally-stored Mass Flow Controller calibration tables .
  • Modular design allows for additional gas circuits to be added.
  • User definable cylinder library allows for easy selection of frequently used gas cylinders. Each cylinder may contain an unlimited number of component gases, with automatic K-factor calculation.

The Series 4000 has three basic modes of operation.

  • Concentration Mode

Allows user to create a blend by entering target gas concentrations for each source gas cylinder, and the desired total output flow for the mix.

  • Flow Mode

Allows user to specify the flow rate of each gas cylinder.

  • Program/Schedule Modes

Provides the ability to program the instrument for unattended operation. Programs can be recalled and run in any sequence, at various times/dates.

Performance*

Accuracy
Concentration: ± 1.0% setpoint
Flow: ± 1.0% setpoint
Flow Repeatability: 0.05%

Warm up time: 30 minutes

* Performance specifications are valid when all Mass Flow Controllers are operating between 10% and 100% of full scale flow. Mass flow controllers are calibrated using a NIST traceable Primary Flow Standard, using a Reference Temperature of 0°C (32°F) and a Reference Pressure of 760 mm Hg (29.92 in. Hg).

Mechanical
Gas connections: 1/4' Swagelok (or compatible fitting)

Operating Pressures (flow dependent)
Minimum: 10 psig (0.67 Bar)
Recommended: 25 psig (1.68 Bar)
Maximum: 75 psig (5.04 Bar)

Wetted Surfaces
Tubing: Electropolished 316 Stainless Steel
MFCs: Stainless Steel
Seals: Viton
(Optional: Kalrez, Buna-N, Neoprene, Metal)

Operating temperatures
32° - 104° F (0° - 40° C)

Performance temperatures
15° - 35° F

Weight
2 MFC System: 18 lbs.
4 MFC System: 23 lbs.

Dimensions (w x h x d)
Portable: 17' x 7' x 15'
(43.18 cm x 17.78 cm x 38.1 cm)

Rack: 19' x 7' x 15'
(48.26 cm x 17.78 cm x 38.1 cm)

Electrical
100 to 250 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Electronics

12 Bit A/D and D/A Conversion
RS232 Serial interface

Software
Environics Instrument Control Software (supplied on CD-ROM)

PC Requirements
IBM PC or compatible (486-33 or higher)
Microsoft Windows 3.1 (or higher)
(Compatible with Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP)
8 MB RAM
10 MB Hard Disk Space
CD_ROM or 3.5' disk drive
RS-232 Communication port (or optional USB/serial adapter)

Viton and Kalrez are registered trademarks of Dupont Dow Elastomers

Options:

  • Additional input ports (up to 4)
  • Additional MFC's (up to 4)

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