ABB Australia have announced the release of the EasyLine series of continuous gas analysers along with the addition of the zirconium dioxide sensor ZO23. This Z023 sensor has been associated with the high-end Advance Optima analyser range.
Zirconium dioxide sensors can be used for the measurement of oxygen in pure gases such as for air separation plants. They are capable of detecting small amounts of oxygen that range from 0 to 1ppm. This makes the EasyLine analyser perfectly suitable for the quality control of technical gases in gas depots or for the monitoring of protective gas atmospheres. Due to the nature of the catalytically inactive cell, oxygen can be reliably measured even in the presence of small amounts of flammable gases.
The sensor exhibits a long operational lifespan with an internal function test, which checks for the functionality of the cell during operation.
Measured values and status signals can be transmitted by means of digital interfaces such as Modbus connection and Profibus DP, which are available for integration into a distributed control system or PLC.