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Precautions for the Use of Trace Oxygen Analyzer

  1. The supporting pipeline of the trace oxygen analyzer should be sealed. A small leak will cause the oxygen in the ambient air to diffuse in, so that the measured value will be higher.

Although in the measurement, the sample gas pressure is greater than the ambient pressure, but the oxygen in the sample gas is a trace amount. According to Ferrari’s law, the partial pressure of oxygen is proportional to its volume content. The atmosphere contains about 21% oxygen, which is comparable to PPM. The oxygen partial pressure of the calculated concentration of the sample gas differs by about 10,000 times, so the partial pressure of trace oxygen in the gas sample is much lower than the partial pressure of oxygen in the atmosphere. When a leak occurs, the oxygen in the atmosphere will rapidly diffuse from the leaked part Come in.

Also, the sampling pipeline should be as short as possible, and the number of joints should be as few as possible, and the joints and valves should be well sealed. After the pipeline is connected, the air tightness should be checked.

Air tightness inspection requirements: under 0.25MPAm test pressure, 30 minutes, the pressure drop is not more than 0.01MPA.

2. The pipeline material is basically copper or stainless steel pipeline, and the second choice is PTFE pipe. Forbidden to choose latex tube, white rubber tube and other pipes, their air tightness and material permeability are too poor, and the measurement of trace oxygen has too much error under standard measurement pressure. The outer diameter of the pipeline is usually 6 mm or 1/4 IN, or 3 mm or 1/8 IN. In short, the stainless steel pipe is cleaned and degreased to keep the inner wall of the pipe smooth and clean. For trace level (<1PPMV) oxygen analysis , The stainless steel pipe with polished inner wall should be selected. The dead volume of the selected valve and joint should be as small as possible.

3. In order to prevent the moisture in the sample from condensing and condensing on the pipe wall, causing the dissolution and absorption of trace oxygen, the sampling pipeline should be insulated or heat-traced according to the situation. When detecting trace oxygen in liquid nitrogen, special attention should be paid to heating measures. Otherwise, because the boiling point of oxygen is 13 degrees lower than the boiling point of nitrogen, the sample gas is not uniformly vaporized, which will cause the measured value to be seriously low.

4. In principle, the measurement position of the trace oxygen analyzer should be as close as possible to the measurement unit to avoid excessively long pipelines and too many uncertain factors that affect the reliability of the measurement data.

5. The sample gas must not contain oil components or solid particles, so as not to cause blockage and pollution of the permeable membrane.

6. The sample gas should not contain sulfide, phosphide or acid gas components. These components can cause harm to fuel cells, especially alkaline fuel cells.

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