Bacharach, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) announces key product upgrades to the PCA 400 combustion and emissions analyzer platform including sensor protection, Low NOx measurement, near-field communications (NFC) and the ability to connect/control the analyzer with the 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. Specifically:
- Sensor protection. With the user defined sensor protection for CO, NO, NO2 & SO2 sensors the analyzer will automatically engage the dilution pump for high concentration gas samples to prolong sensor life. This reduces the cost of sensor replacement and ensures testing procedures do not have to be repeated from having a failed sensor.
- Low NOx resolution. 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.
- Near-field communications (NFC). Bacharach’s B-Smart pre-calibrated sensors can be added or replaced in the combustion analyzer with a simple 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 fast and accurate replacement of those sensors without needing to manually enter a sensor code.
- Companion Mobile App. The complimentary PCA 400 app further enables users with mobile devices additional capabilities including remote control, remote display and report generation.