The PGA3010 Analyzer measures CO, CO2 and CH4. Carbon potential can be calculated using furnace temperature and the relationship of these 3-gases. Oxygen probe real-time measurement of the furnace atmosphere can be verified by 3-Gas analysis.
ENDOTHERMIC GENERATOR DIAGNOSTICS
The effectiveness of the catalyst is measured by the CH4 content. Less than 0.5% is an indication of properly functioning catalyst. Higher concentrations indicate the necessity for either conditioning or replacement.
Measuring the level of CO in the carrier gas allows correction of the % Carbon reading at the furnace.
HEAT TREAT FURNACES – CONVENTIONAL ENDO GAS
Furnace atmosphere carbon potential (% C) can be verified with the PGA3010.
Measuring Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) can show possible problems (i.e. water leaks, air leaks, and radiant tube leaks).
The PGA3010 measures the free methane (CH4) in the furnace atmosphere.
HEAT TREAT FURNACES – NITROGEN / METHANOL ENDO GAS
The carbon monoxide (CO) level in the furnace atmosphere indicates the effectiveness of the cracking of the methanol. Equilibrium of this reaction CH3OH CO + 2H2 is temperature dependent.