Yokogawa has developed and manufactured Gas Chromatographs for worldwide sales since the mid 1980's. As Japan's leading manufacturer of process gas chromatographs, Yokogawa has always offered its customers the most advanced gas chromatograph technology available. Yokogawa has emphasized for decades the reliability and flexibility of our GC product series in performing real-time process analysis.
The GC1000 MarkII is capable of meeting all of our customers process requirements. It is used successfully in a variety of applications from hydrocarbon processing to refining, to the manufacturing of fine chemicals. The GC1000 MarkII can be installed either directly online or nearby in a process analyzer systems house. Measurementation a division of Yokogawa Corporation of America, designs and fabricates process analyzer systems, including sample systems, racks, panels and air-conditioned analyzer houses to fit our customer specific needs.
Most process analyzers are operated by personnel from the front of the analyzer. However, the GC1000 Mark II incorporates an analyzer bus system, that allows maintenance and operation of the analyzers from a remote location. A personal computer can be used as a terminal for operating the analyzers, enabling maintenance personnel to operate the gas chromatograph using a comprehensive computer screen interface.
The GC1000 MarkII has the global knowledge and support of the Yokogawa Team to ensure our customers the highest level of performance and reliability.
Examples of industry applications The GC1000 can be used for monitoring and quality control in the following industries and applications:
To technology in iron & steel industry is continuously improved to obtain the best possible performance. The improved plant performance gives rise to the higher quality improvement and lower cost, and simultaneously environmental friendly plant operation.
Loek van Eijck, Yokogawa, The Netherlands, questions whether rapid analysis of gases and liquids can be better achieved through use of a gas chromatograph or near infrared analyser. Conventionally, the liquid and gas components such as those broken down by naphtha crackers have been measured by a process gas chromatograph (PGC), with the subsequent measurement values then being used for control purposes.
High volumes of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), typified by trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene, have long been used in various industrial fields for their high degrees of industrial usefulness. On the other hand, there is a growing awareness of environment preservation today, and of the fact that we face serious environmental pollution due to such harmful VOCs.
In recent years, shale gas extraction technology has made rapid progress, inducing a shale gas revolution mainly in the USA. Thus, the need for analysis of hydrocarbon gases, including natural gas, is expected to grow rapidly. Traditionally gas chromatography has been used for the analysis of hydrocarbon gases; it can accurately measure the concentration of each hydrocarbon component in a sample of natural gas.