Series 2000
Computerized Multi-Component Gas Mixer

The Environics® Series 2000 Computerized Multi-Component Gas Mixer automatically blends and dilutes gases to generate precise gas calibration standards, create gaseous atmospheres or produce gas mixes for analytical research or production purposes.

DESCRIPTION

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The Series 2000 dynamically produces complex mixes containing up to eight (8) individual component gases in a balance gas. Each component concentration may be independently varied in response to user commands. The Series 2000 can produce gas concentrations from percent levels to ppb for single or multi-point calibration of gas chromagraphs, process gas analyzers, mass spectrometers, FTIR's and other gas analytic devices.

8 gas mixer

The Series 2000 consists of a single chassis supporting up to nine (9) mass flow controllers, a serpentine pre-mix zone and a zero dead-space final mixing zone. Gas wetted surfaces are electro-polished 316 stainless steel. Seals are gas-compatible elastomer. User interface includes a backlit 80 character by 25 line liquid-crystal display and membrane keypad.

The instrument's mass flow controllers are factory calibrated using a primary flow standard traceable to the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The calibration data consists of an eleven-point comparison of commanded versus actual flow with linear interpolation between the points.

The Series 2000 is available in either a standard rack mount or bench top configuration. The optional RS-232 serial data interface permits remote or computer operation of the instrument.


PRODUCT FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Simultaneous 8 component dynamic mixing, with automatic computation of component and balance gas flows, allows the user to formulate complex gas standards and vary the concentration of each individual component at will.
  • Multi-component capability permits the user to generate a wide range of complex standards with a minimum inventory of expensive, long lead-time, multi-component gas cylinders. Save on gas costs, cylinder rental and handling labor.
  • Internally-stored mass flow controller calibration data improves accuracy.
  • High capacity memory permits storage and recall of up to 200 multi-component "recipes" saving time and reducing errors.
  • 25 line by 80 character display permits viewing of data in worksheet form.
  • Modular design allows adding additional gas circuits later, reducing initial investment and protecting against obsolescence.
  • RS-232 Serial Data Interface permits remote operation and complete integration with a computer-controlled system.

SOFTWARE:

The Series 2000 has six primary routines accessible through on screen "soft" keys.

  • Concentration Mode: User enters Target Output Gas Concentration (ppm or %) for each component. The actual concentration is displayed during mixing.
  • Flow Mode: User enters Target Flow Rate (cc's per minute) for each component gas. Actual flow rates are displayed after mixing is initiated.
  • Maintain Ports: User enters the name of the component gas in the source cylinder, its concentration (ppm or %) and the port to which it is connected.
  • Automatic Sequencer: Permits unattended automatic operation of the instrument on a programmable seven-day schedule.
  • Purge Mode (Optional): Purge component gas circuits and mixing zone.
  • Status (Optional): Allows user to remotely activate different modes of the system and also activate external devices.

SPECIFICATIONS

Performance (as a percent of setpoint)

Accuracy :                 From 10 to 100% of Full Scale Flow
     Concentration:            ± 1.0%
     Flow:                    ± 1.0%
Flow Repeatability:           ± 0.05%

*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).

Warm up time: 30 minutes

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: 150 psig (9.87 Bar)
75 psig (5.04 Bar) with Purge option

Wetted Surfaces
Tubing: Electropolished 316 Stainless Steel
(Optional - Teflon, Hastelloy, Monel)
MFC's: Stainless Steel (Optional - Hastelloy, Monel)
Seals: Viton® (Optional - Kalrez®, Buna-N, Neoprene, Metal)

Operating temperature: 32° - 122° F (0° - 50° C)
Performance temperature: 59° - 95° F (15° - 35° C)

Weight
Minimum:35 lbs. (16 Kg.)
Maximum:70 lbs. (32 Kg.)

Dimensions (w x h x d)
Portable: 17" x 7" x 23.5"
(43.18 cm x 17.78 cm x 59.69 cm)
Rack: 19" x 7" x 23.5" (48.26 cm x 17.78 cm x 59.69 cm)

Electrical

Standard: 115 VAC (100 to 130 VAC), 50/60 Hz   
Optional: 220 VAC (200 to 260 VAC), 50/60 Hz
Current: 3 Amps (maximum)

Electronics

Inmos T 400 series, 32 bit processor

12 bit A/D and D/A conversion

Operating Modes

Front panel membrane keypad  
Internal timer control
RS-232 terminal mode / Remote computer control (optional)
Status board interface (optional)
Other communications options available

Data Output

Optional RS-232 serial port
Parallel printer port interface

OPTIONS

  • Serial/Parallel Port Interface
  • Status Board
  • Extra Component Gas Port
  • Purge System
  • Permeation Oven
  • Solenoid Valve on Output
  • Ozone Generator (0.0 to 1.0 ppm)
  • Heated Flow Path
  • Humidification
  • Pressurization
  • Other custom options available on request

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