In recent years, Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments has made notable additions and updates to its product line, especially laboratory and portable analysis offerings. TDHI still receives inquiries about the discontinued TD-500D Oil in Water Meter and TD-3100 Benchtop Analyzer, a testament to their popularity and success. Significant improvements in LED and photodiode technologies coupled with improved signal handling, sensor developments, and a touchscreen interface, led to the evolution of the TD-550 and TD-560 Oil in Water Analyzers, advanced replacements for the TD-500D and TD-3100.
WIDE MEASUREMENT CAPABILITY
The TD-550’s single measurement channel has the same oil sensitivities as both channels of the TD-500D combined (low ppb to 5000 ppm). For crude oils that are API 45 and heavier, the TD-550 Oil in Water Analyzer, using an 8 mm sample cuvette, produces ideal measurement results.
MEASURE LIGHT HYDROCARBONS
TDHI has also introduced an analyzer that excels in measuring light hydrocarbons. Thanks to the inclusion of improved LEDs, the TD-560 Oil in Water Analyzer adds a second optical channel to the one found in the TD-550. The second channel offers spectacular sensitivity to gas condensates (API 45 and lighter), gasoline, lube and hydraulic oils, BTEX, jet fuel, kerosene, transformer oils, styrene, and phenol.
TAKE AS MANY SAMPLES AS YOU NEED, AS OFTEN AS YOU WANT
Operators can make one or many sample analyses per day from a single location by inserting a sample cuvette into the cuvette holder and pressing Read. Customers who use a sample analyzer at multiple locations will appreciate being able to store a calibration for each site.
IMPROVED USABILITY WITH TOUCHSCREEN INTERFACE
In addition to the improved sensor capabilities, TDHI has significantly upgraded the touchscreen interface. Because the touchscreen tablet has a large internal memory, the new sample analyzers have almost unlimited calibration storage, sample tagging, and data logging. An additional convenience of the evolved TD-550 and TD-560 analyzers is the inclusion of support documents and videos on the tablet.
- Low cost per sample analysis
- Large full-color touch screen interface
- Advanced data logging and graphing capabilities
- Compatibility with all popular extraction solvents and TDHI’s No-Solvent Method
- Correlated results with official lab methods such as USEPA 1664A and ISO 9377-1