Bacharach Inc. announced key product upgrades to its PCA® 400 combustion and emissions analyzer platform. The upgrades include sensor protection, low-NOx measurement, near-field communications (NFC), and the ability to connect/control the analyzer with a newly released mobile app.
Launched in January 2018, Bacharach’s PCA® 400 is a hand-held combustion and emissions analyzer for on-demand and/or semi-continuous sampling in commercial and light industrial applications where furnaces, boilers, compressors, and generators are present. The updates announced in this firmware release allow the user to take advantage of multiple key features integrated in the original design.
With the user defined sensor protection for CO, NO, NO2, and SO2 sensors the analyzer will automatically engage the dilution pump for high concentration gas samples to prolong sensor life. The company says this reduces the cost of sensor replacement and ensures testing procedures do not have to be repeated from having a failed sensor.
With low NOx capability, the PCA® 400 will measure down to 0.1 ppm enabling more accuracy when reading NOx measurements and reporting to regulatory agencies. Bacharach’s B-Smart pre-calibrated sensors can be added or replaced in the combustion analyzer with a scanning process using near-field communications (NFC). Pre-calibrated sensors enable users to keep their instruments in the field and available for usage, and the NFC capability enables and accurate replacement of those sensors without needing to manually enter a sensor code.
The PCA® 400 app further enables users with mobile devices additional capabilities including remote control, remote display, report generation, GPS location, and more.