Hydrogen/Hydrocarbon Leak Detector/Monitor


  • Detects hydrogen and combustible hydrocarbons down to 500 ppm
  • Find leaks or monitor hydrogen and hydrocarbon concentrations
  • Plugs into most voltmeters for a digital readout
Hydrogen/Hydrocarbon Leak Detector/Monitor

The hydrogen/hydrocarbon leak detector/monitor is useful for sniffing the fittings on your GC for leaking hydrogen or argon/methane. It can also be used for detecting leaking natural gas, propane, or other volatile hydrocarbons. The detection limit is approximately 500 ppm. This leak detector/monitor is also useful for long-term monitoring of hydrocarbon concentrations in a flowing stream or static chamber. The sensor element is the same CCD that is used as a GC detector on SRI GCs.

The leak detector/monitor is attached to your existing voltmeter to provide a digital readout. As the H2/HC concentration increases, the voltmeter numbers increase. By utilizing a voltmeter as a readout device, the cost of the leak detector/monitor can be kept low. Unlike other leak detectors which use a row of LEDs as a low-resolution readout, the voltmeter’s high-resolution display allows the user to notice small changes which would be hard to see on a LED display.

The 115-volt AC unit comes with a 9-volt DC power supply, but can also run on battery power using any battery source with a voltage between 8 and 15 volts DC. Power consumption is approximately 200 milliamps.

8690-5600 Hydrogen/Hydrocarbon leak detector/monitor

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