Ensuring safety in tanker ship maintenance with new oxygen analyser

AMS Instrumentation and Calibration has introduced a
new oxygen analyser from Analytical Industries Inc. (AII) designed for use in marine
vessel maintenance.

A typical maintenance process on a tanker ship includes
the important task of a leak check of the tanks. For this, the tanks are purged
with an inert gas such as nitrogen, and an oxygen analyser is used to check for
trace oxygen levels in the purged tank. Depending on the type of vessel, the
maintenance crews will need to be able to detect oxygen levels from 1000 ppm
down to 50 ppm.

Key features of AII’s GPR-1100 portable oxygen analysers
include lightweight design allowing simple handling at the point of use; minimal
power required to operate, with the analyser able to run continuously for 30
days over 8 hours on a single battery charge; ability to measure down to less
than 10 ppm of oxygen; and simple and intuitive operation paired with a robust
casing to prevent accidental damage in a heavy industrial environment.

Quick-connect fittings in the GPR-1100 protect the
sensor from ambient air when not in use, maximising the life of the sensor,
which can last up to 24 months; replacement sensors designed for simple installation
are also easily available. Sample conditioning options are available for
filtration, pressure reduction and flow control.

The instrument is available with full ATEX
certification for use in hazardous areas.

For further
information, please visit the AMS Instrumentation and Calibration website www.ams-ic.com.au or call 03-9017 8225, or
Freecall (NZ) 0800 442 743.

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