EC: GC8000 Process Gas Chromatograph
Process control – Process sensors: The GC8000 sets new standard for a process gas chromatograph by bringing the 21st century to process gas chromatography while offering the same proven analytical hardware found in previous models of GC, said Yokogawa Corporation of America, such as the GC1000 Mark II, recognized for its reliable and precise performance. This is a Control Engineering 2012 Engineers’ Choice honorable mention.
The GC8000 sets new standard for a process gas chromatography by bringing the 21st century to process GC while offering the same proven analytical hardware found in previous models such as the GC1000 Mark II, recognized for its reliable and precise performance, according to Yokogawa Corporation of America. From the innovative 12-in. color touchscreen HMI to the powerful predictive diagnostics, the GC8000 is not just all about new electronics; it also brings a number of important innovations in its gas chromatograph analytical capabilities.
For the first time, parallel chromatography is made practical with the introduction of the GCM concept. For analyzers tackling more than one GC application, by setting up virtual GCs within a single analyzer, all chromatograph settings, displays, and data are truly segregated for easy understanding and maintenance. There are even built-in graphical overview screens showing each of the individual GC modules.
No longer will the technician need to wonder which valve or peak setting applies to which portion of the GC's application. And navigating between the GCMs is as simple as touching the GCM tabs on the screen. The GC8000 has a built-in 12-in. color touchscreen display that dramatically simplifies maintenance. At the touch of the screen, the technician can access all of the analytical parameters and measurement results, which are displayed in easy-to-understand graphical color screens.
From simple overview screens that show the analyzer’s operation at a glance to trend displays of key performance indicators (KPI), the user can easily navigate to the information or task that needs to be accomplished.
Leveraging Yokogawa’s half century of experience with process chromatography, the GC8000 has advanced predictive diagnostic, Virtual Tech, software to the GCs operating at peak performance. A number of KPIs are monitored during every analysis to verify the analyzers are operating within proper tolerances.
Yokogawa Corporation of America
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