Bruker Launches the OMEGA 5 FT-IR Gas Analyzer

BILLERICA Massachusetts – April 1, 2020 – Today, Bruker announced the launch of the novel OMEGA 5 Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) based Gas Analyzer. OMEGA 5 allows for automated, high-precision and real-time monitoring of gas concentrations even in complex gas mixtures. It is designed for various applications like process surveillance in production lines, investigation of catalytic processes, determination of gas impurities and scientific research.

OMEGA 5 is a 19 inch rackmount box gas analyzer equipped with a multi-reflection gas cell of 5 m optical path length. This gas cell can be heated up to 191°C and pressure as well as temperature of the target gas are automatically displayed and taken into account during the quantification with the gas analysis software OPUS GA. The optics of OMEGA 5 is sealed and purgeable which enables to constantly minimize the concentration of atmospheric interfering compounds like water and carbon dioxide. With the DryPathTM option it is even possible to keep these atmospheric interfering compounds at the lowest level without the need for an external purge gas.

OMEGA 5 is equipped with a thermoelectrically cooled detector to measure concentrations even in the ppb range without the need for liquid nitrogen. It can measure with a spectral resolution of better than 1 cm-1, which allows for the quantification of compounds in most gas mixtures with a high degree of overlapping infrared signals. The standalone comprehensive software package OPUS GA (OPUS Gas Analysis) establishes an easy-to-use graphical user interface to control OMEGA 5.

“We are totally convinced that the outstanding spectroscopic performance and unique features of OMEGA 5 in combination with the well-established gas analysis software OPUS GA will provide our customers an ultimate technical solution in the fully automated quantification of complex gas compounds without the need of any expert knowledge.” said Dr.-Ing. Armin Gembus, Vice President Business Area Gas Raman and Trace Detection.   

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OMEGA 5 - Versatile FT-IR based Gas Analyzer

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