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GPC-IR® Technical Specifications

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Columns Oven
(Dedicated)
Temperature Range:
Temperature Stability:
Temperature Control:

Column Capacity:
Programmable Temperature Ramps:
Vapor Sensor:
40ºC - 250 ºC (columns-dependent).
0.05ºC.
0.1ºC. Independent from the rest of the equipment.
4 Columns of 3/8" o.d. and 33 cm length.

Yes, for column conditioning.
Catalytic vapor sensor for solvent leak detection, computer monitored along the analysis.
Detectors and Valves Oven Temperature Range:

Temperature Stability:
Temperature Control:
Precolumn Holder:
Sample Filtration Cartridge before Injection Loop filling:
Vapor Sensor:
40 to 180ºC. (UH temperature up to 220ºC optional).
Better than 0.5ºC.
0.1ºC.
Optional.

Backflushed after each injection.
Catalytic vapor sensor for solvent leak detection, computer monitored along the analysis.
Detectors' Electronics Compartment Thermal Stabilization:

Vapor Sensor:
Yes, temperature stability better than 0.5ºC.
Catalytic vapor sensor for solvent leak detection, computer monitored along the analysis.
Sample Preparation Automated Sample Preparation:





Separated Temperature Zones:
Maximum Temperature:

Vials-shaking Speed:

Sample Capacity:
Sample Injection Volume:


Sample In-line Filtration:



Multiple Injections:

Preventive Capabilities to avoid Sample Degradation:



Additional Features:
Fully-automated Sample Preparation process:1
  • Vials filling.
  • Dissolution.
  • Nitrogen purge.
  • In-line filtration.
  • Injection.
A room temperature zone and a heated zone for dissolution.
Up to 160ºC for dissolution. (UH temperature up to 220ºC optional).
Gentle shaking for dissolution to avoid sample degradation.
42 vials of 10 or 20mL.
200 µL loop-injection in accessible Detectors and Valves Oven. Other volumes optional.
10 µm special design filter (other sizes optional). Automated filtration process with backflush cleaning in Detectors and Valves Oven.
2 injections per vial without diluting the solution.
  • Vials nitrogen purge.
  • Gentle shaking.
  • User defined dissolution time per vial.
  • Room temperature tray for vials (before dissolution).
  • Solvent reservoir conditioning.
  • Solvent reservoir N2/He purge.
  • Flow rate marker automated injection.
Injection System Flushed fixed loop 200µL standard, others under request.
2 injections per vial without diluting the solution.
Sample filtration prior to injection.
 
Infrared Detector IR4 Measurement Sensors:


Wavelength:
Sensitivity:
Drift:
Composition Detection limit:
Detector Noise Concentration:
Detector Noise Composition:
Detector Noise Carbonyls:
Cell Volume:
Maximum Operating Pressure:
Standard: Concentration (total C-H) and Composition (Methyls). Optional: Carbonyls (C=O).
C-H stretching-band 2800 - 3000 cm-1.
> 0.3 AU/mg/mL (Concentration).
< 1 · 10-3 AU/8h.
< 10 methyl/1000TC.

< 1 · 10-3 AU.

< 2 · 10-3 AU.
< 1 · 10-2 AU.
13 µL.

50 bars.
Infrared Detector
IR5 MCT
Measurement Filters:

Wavelength:
MCT Sensor:

Composition Detection limit:
Detector Noise Concentration:
Detector Noise Composition:
Cell Volume:
Maximum Operating Pressure:
Concentration (total C-H) Methylene content (CH2) and Methyl content (CH3).
C-H stretching-band 2800 - 3000 cm-1.
Thermoelectrically cooled MCT detector. No need of liquid nitrogen.
< 1 methyl/1000TC.

< 1 · 10-4 AU.

< 2 · 10-4 AU.
13 µL.

50 bars.
Viscometer Detector Measurement Configuration:
Noise:

Drift:

Flow Path:
Viscometer Purge Valve:
Four Capillary Differential Bridge Configuration.
5 · 10-5 specific viscosity units at 1ml/min solvent flow. 3
5 · 10-4 specific viscosity units/hour at 1ml/min solvent flow. 3
Serial, after IR detector.
Automated and programmable.
Light Scattering Detector MALLS Models:

Calculation Software:
Heleos™ 8 or 18 angles, by Wyatt Technology®.
Integrated GPC One Software or Astra® Software.
GPC One Data
Processing Software
Calculations Results:


Possibility of integrating the database into other systems:
Statistical Quality Control database:
Customizable Analysis' Reports:
Exporting Analyses' Data:
Molar Mass Distribution (MMD), Short Chain Branching (SCB), Long Chain Branching (LCB), etc.
Yes, including the customer's Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
Integrated.

Possibility of customizing reports with My Own Report tool.
Possibility of exporting data to MS Excel®, Pdf, etc.
Control Software Equipment Control Software: GPC-IR Control and Data Collection Software, with following key-capabilities:
  • Automated mode.
  • Interactive diagnostics.
  • Remote control.
Safety Mobile-Phase Bubble Sensor:
Pump Leak-Detection Sensor:
Catalytic Vapor Sensors:
Over-heating thermal protection:
Over-pressure Protections:
Installed in dispenser and pump suction lines.
Integrated into pump cabinet.

In all thermostated compartments.
Incorporated in all heaters.

Integrated in pump and dispenser controllers.
Power Requirements 4 Maximum Power Required: 4.000 VA.
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Dimensions
and Weight 4


1. Pump and Degasser:
2. Main Equipment:
3. Autosampler:
In total:

Light Scattering:
Standard Computer:
Width (cm)
40
80
47
167

40
42
Height (cm)
70
70
70
70

22
55
Depth (cm)
50
62
62
62

58
55
Weight (Kg)
15
60
12
87

30
15

References:

1 Except weighing the dry samples and putting them inside of the disposable glass vials.

2 Whatever is greater, based on retention time at constant room temperature.

3 At flow rate 1mL/min.

4 To make sure the system meets your needs, please ask us for the current Installation Requirements for your region before ordering.


Measurement Data Statement

The data presented in this document is the outcome of the information provided by Polymer Char suppliers as well as the tests results developed in Polymer Char laboratories in Valencia, Spain, following its best practices in measurement, testing, analysis and processing.

Polymer Char shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this document and neither shall it be liable for the consequences or damages resulting from the incorrect use of the equipment, based on the established procedures delivered with the system.

This document and the information contained herein were updated in September 2015.

GPC-IR Technical Specifications 2015.pdf

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