With analytical cycles 10 to 50 times faster than traditional chromatographs, the Falcon Series Ultrafast Gas Chromatograph (GC) vastly increases responsiveness for the data consumer in a wide range of lab, process and field applications. Less time is spent waiting on results which means more productivity and timely control of measured processes. Product output, quality and profitability are increased while field analysis becomes more practical and reliable.
The Falcon Series GC’s incredible speed inspired a new Ultrafast Simulated Distillation Method. The ASTM D7798 method can perform simulated distillation nearly 6 times faster than the previous method (D2887), with superior repeatability and reproducibility.
The elimination of the air bath column ovens, required for traditional gas chromatography, drastically reduces the Falcon Series GC footprint. Yet, the Falcon Series delivers all the functionality of much larger, higher thermal mass, traditional GCs. At 17” wide, 8.5” deep, 11” high and 25 Lbs. (43 cm x 22 cm x 28 cm & 11kg), the Falcon Series offers advanced analytical chemistry in a highly compact, versatile package.
The smaller size of the Falcon Series GC means more efficient utilization of space and, ultimately, bigger profits for the user. The small Falcon Series footprint allows for higher installation density in the laboratory and enables process installation schemes that place the analyzer much closer to its sampling point in the plant. Closer proximity means less sample lag time as well as more representative measurements for process control. This also makes hand carried and vehicular transport applications far more feasible.
Using modern computing with standard operating systems and software, the Falcon Series GC frees valuable technical resources from the daily grind of interpreting and validating chromatographic results. State-of-the-art Chromperfect® GC operating software is built in and LineUp™ software virtually eliminates misidentification of components and drastically reduces the need for expensive calibration sample runs. Less time spent calibrating the analyzer means more time spent on more economically valuable diagnostics, most notably measured process deviations from the set-point. In addition to Chromperfect®, Infometrix Pirouette® is an optional software that may be added to enable interface with process automation.
Teledyne’s patented direct heating of the temperature-programmed column modules allow the Falcon Series GC to avoid the complicated and troublesome valve schemes used in isothermal process analyzers and many lab gas chromatographs. The Falcon Series GC’s patented overall modular design also makes diverse application engineering and maintenance easier, as column and detector modules are readily changed out as needed.
Correlation between laboratory systems and online process control systems become realistically possible with the Falcon Series system, because both physical packages use the same measurement principle, hardware and methodology. Applying the Falcon Series GC in-lab and online means less time spent reconciling lab and process measurements and validating which result is correct. More time can be spent working on valuable, direct process optimization.
The obvious and extraordinary features and benefits of the Falcon Series GC combine to yield something that may not be that evident: Green Process Analytical Chemistry. The Falcon Series GC is greener, whether in the control laboratory, online in the processing plant, near line in the pilot plant or when transported for field measurements. By consuming less than 300 Watts in operation, the Falcon Series GC uses about 1/10th of the power of traditional GCs.
With analytical cycles that are many times faster and the low electrical load needed for operation, the Falcon Series GC’s power consumption per analysis is 1% or less of the energy required by traditional gas chromatography. Combine these savings with the reduction in workload for air conditioning systems and the Falcon Series solution is greener still. The Falcon Series product life cycle environmental impact from manufacturing throughout its useful lifetime to disposal is far less than traditional GCs.
Faster, Smaller, Smarter, Easier, Greener = better quality, increased productivity, profitability and versatility, with far less hassle and environmental impact. That summarizes the business concept for the ultrafast, compact, ultra-user friendly, energy efficient, highly durable, practical, reliable and economical Falcon Series Ultrafast Gas Chromatograph.