For refineries and petrochemical plants, a new multi-instrument calibrator is designed to save time and improve accuracy of daily calibrations and drift assessments with electronic data capture for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) compliance.
The new Thermo Scientific MIC-6 Multi-Instrument Calibrator can automatically calibrate up to six Thermo Scientific TVA2020 Toxic Vapor Analyzers or, when used in manual mode, can simultaneously calibrate legacy TVA analyzers or similar instruments. According to the EPA, “failing to properly maintain monitoring instruments” is a leading factor in a facility’s inability to identify and repair leaking components.
The MIC-6 calibrator automatically captures calibration records and drift data. Response times and concentration readings are stored for easy access, streamlining quarterly calibration precision audits. The MIC-6 calibrator has sufficient memory to store six years’ worth of daily calibration and drift data on more than 100 instruments.
Additional features and benefits of the MIC-6 include:
- Supports zero gas and up to five additional span calibration gases
- Calibration gas tank information display
- Bluetooth, Ethernet or USB transfer of data
- User-friendly touchscreen display
- No ongoing software fees
“Proper instrument calibration and operation is essential in maintaining instruments that find leaks, so its role in LDAR compliance cannot be understated,” said Bob Gallagher, product line manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. “As LDAR regulations become more stringent, the MIC-6 calibrator is designed to enable our customers to optimize their programs and avoid the costs and penalties associated with rule violations.”
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