VIG Industries, Inc. - FID Hydrocarbon Analyzer Manufacturer, Sales, Service, Rental

VIG Industries, Inc.
Model 200 FID NMHC
Hydrocarbon Analyzer

4051 East La Palma, Suite C
Anaheim, California 92807-1751
Toll Free in the US: (800) 862 - 7844
Main: (714) 632 - 8200
Fax: (714) 632 - 8201

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Model 200 Hydrocarbon Analyzer -
FID Dual Channel, Methane / Non-Methane (NMHC), Oven Heated Total Hydrocarbon Analyzer

Model 200 Hydrocarbon Analyzer

The VIG Industries, Inc. Model-200 is a microprocessor based, oven heated methane / non methane / total hydrocarbon gas analyzer designed for high accuracy, sensitivity and stability. The Model-200 uses two independent flame ionization detectors (FID), one to measure total hydrocarbons and the second coupled with a GC (gas chromatography) column for the separation of the methane and non methane components.

A sample is fed to the analyzer via an internal heated pump to the first FID for a continuous real time total hydrocarbon reading. A portion of the sample is trapped and pushed through a GC column to separate the methane component and then to the second FID. Any remaining sample in the column is back flushed through the column to obtain the non methane component.

The detectors, pump head, capillaries, sample filter, all sample lines, GC column, solenoid valves and all other components that come in contact with the sample through analysis are maintained in a temperature controlled oven to prevent condensation, and to provide repeatable, reliable performance in the analysis of a wide variety of hydrocarbon concentrations in gaseous mixtures or in ambient air.

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  • Compliance Monitoring - US EPA Method 18 and Method 25A
  • Process Monitoring - Continuous monitoring and alarm or control of:
    • Process gas streams utilizing organic solvents
    • Crude oil
    • Other chemicals containing hydrocarbons
  • Efficiency Monitoring - Monitoring effluent of volatile organic compound (VOC) reduction equipment for:
    • Environmental compliance
    • Efficiency control of incinerators (Thermal or catalytic)
    • Scrubbers
    • Carbon absorbers
    • Monitoring of catalytic converters
    • Combustion and diesel engine efficiency
    • Other abatement equipment
  • Safety Monitoring - Lower explosive limit (LEL) monitoring and/or control of:
    • Ovens/dryers
    • Fugitive emissions monitoring
    • Personnel work area monitoring
    • Leak detection of process equipment or solvent storage areas
  • Stack Monitoring


  • Easy to use software
  • Gas chromatography GC technology used for separation
  • Automatic fuel shut-off system
  • Automatic start-up/ignition
  • Automatic flame-out indicator
  • Adjustable alarm and oven settings
  • Precision 1% of full scale
  • Fast response
    • Methane and Non-methane - minimum 2.5 minute cycle
    • Total Hydrocarbons - Within 5 seconds to 90% of final reading (continuous real time reading)
  • Two stage sample filter with exchangeable sintered stainless steel elements
  • PTFE isolated detectors (FID)
  • 19" rack or bench mount
  • Heated Sample pump heads
  • Outputs 0-1, 0-5, or 0-10Volts
  • Automatic ignition


  • Zero and calibration input ports with software
  • 4-20mA output - no extra charge
  • Range recognition relays
  • RS-232 interface
  • Internal combustion air supply
  • Automatic sample shut-off system

Related Available Equipment

  • External zero air generator (reduces bottles)
  • Hydrogen Generator (reduces bottles)
  • Heated sample lines and controllers
  • Strip chart recorders and data loggers
  • NEMA rated enclosures

Standard Specifications


Analysis Method

2 Oven Heated, Flame Ionization Detector (FID)

Separation Method

GC Column


+/- 1% of Full Scale

Response Time

  • Total Hydrocarbons - Within 5 seconds to 90% of final reading
    (continuous real time reading)
  • Methane - Approximately 40 seconds,
    updated every 3 minutes
  • Non-methane - Approximately 70 seconds,
    updated every 3 minutes

Zero Drift

+/- 1% of Full Scale Per 24 Hours

Span Drift

+/- 1% of Full Scale Per 24 Hours


Within 1% of full scale

Oxygen Synergism

Within 1% of full scale within selected range


(4 Ranges per amplifier, two amplifiers per analyzer,
one amplifier for total hydrocarbons,
one amplifier for methane and non-methane)
Standard Ranges
  • 0-100, 1000, 10000, 100000ppm (LDL 0.1ppm)
  • 0-10, 100, 1000, 10000ppm (LDL 0.01ppm)


Graphic, backlit, 240W x 64H pixels, high contrast,
wide viewing angle


0-1, 5, or 10 Volts & optional 4-20mA


Flame Out & Concentration, Latching


Flame Out Indicator with Fuel Shut-Off System

Oven Temperature

Operating Temperature 275F, Adjustable 200 to 300 F

Sample Pump

Heated 4 Liters/Minute standard or Heated 14 Liters/Minute optional

Ignition Automatic (can be set to manual by operator)
Glow Plug Main and spare glow plug, selectable by switch on back panel
Dimensions 19" front panel, 16.75" wide chassis, 18" deep chassis,
21" deep with fittings and handles, 9" high
Weight 55 to 65 pounds depending on options

Operating Requirements

Fuel Hydrogen (UHP Grade) @ 18psi incoming pressure
Combustion Air Zero Grade Air @ 18PSI
Operation Air Compressed Air (Instrument Air - Dry / Oil-Less) @ 60PSI
Zero Gas Zero Air (UHP Grade) @ 10PSI
Calibration Gas User Selected @ 10PSI
Carrier Gas Nitrogen (UHP Grade) @ 30PSI
Power 115Vac, 60Hz or optional 220Vac, 50Hz
Ambient Temperature 32 to 110 F


All instruments sold by VIG Industries, Inc., are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase, against defects in materials and workmanship. VIG warrants that the product supplied conforms to the specifications assigned thereto. There is no other warranty either implied or expressed. Seller liability is limited specifically to the cost or assigned value of the items sold.

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