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Process gas chromatography: Avoid the iceberg of hidden expenses

10.01.2011  |  Gaura, M.,  Emerson Process Management, Houston, Texas

Total cost of ownership can quickly add up for field analytical equipment

Keywords: [gas chromatographs] [analyzers] [hazard proof] [process control]

Process gas chromatographs (GCs) are the most common multi-component, online chemical analyzer used in modern hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) facilities—refineries, petrochemical plants and natural gas sites. GCs are proven and can provide data to control processes, supervise product quality and monitor facility emissions. Historically, GCs were placed in shelters that provided a stable temperature environment and a clean work area for operation and maintenance periods.

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