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.

11/17/2011


GC8000 Process Gas Chromatograph. The GC8000 sets new standard for a process gas chromatograph by bringing the 21st century to process gas chromatography while at the same time offering the same proven analytical hardware found in previous models of GC, such as the GC1000 Mark II, recognized for its reliable and precise performance. This is a Control Engineering 2012 Engineers’ Choice finalist.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.       

www.gc8000.com

Yokogawa Corporation of America

Return to the list of the 2012 Engineers' Choice honorable mentions.

View the list of the 2012 Engineers' Choice winners.

View the complete list of the 2012 Engineers' Choice finalists.



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Additive manufacturing advancements; Machine vision enhances robotics; Fieldbus evolution; Process safety; Advice from System Integrators of the Year; Road to IANA
Salary and career survey: Benchmarks and advice; Designing controls; Remote data collection, historians; Control valve advances; Hannover Messe; Control Engineering International
System integration: Best practices and technologies to help; Virtualization virtues; Cyber security advice; Motor system efficiency, savings; Product exclusives; Road to Hannover
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.
PLCs, robots, and the quest for a single controller; how OEE is key to automation solutions.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

The digital oilfield: Utilizing Big Data can yield big savings; Virtualization a real solution; Tracking SIS performance
Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs: Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy; OTC preview; Offshore production difficult - and crucial
Digital oilfields: Integrated HMI/SCADA systems enable smarter data acquisition; Real-world impact of simulation; Electric actuator technology prospers in production fields
click me