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VeraSpec HRQ

Designed specifically for Low Mass Gas Analysis applications, Extrel’s MAX-50™ and MAX-120™ Flange Mounted Mass Spectrometers have been providing unmatched performance for Nuclear, Gas Production and Fuel Cell industries for decades.  The MAX-50 and MAX-120 Series offer the high resolution, sensitivity and abundance sensitivity needed for Hydrogen and Helium/Deuterium Analysis.   From this technology and in response to the increasing need for complete turn-key systems, Extrel has introduced the VeraSpecTM HRQ.  

Capable of easily separating atomic Hydrogen from the On-Blast, as well as separating of Helium and Deuterium (which are separated by only 0.0028 amu).

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 The heart of the VeraSpec HRQ is the MAX 50 flange mounted quadrupole mass spectrometer.  The system is designed for precision mass analysis of low molecular weight species, while delivering exceptional transmission characteristics.  The system consists of a mass spectrometer probe, including an electron impact ionizer, tri-filter quadrupole mass filter, and electron multiplier detector controlled by the MAX-CS integrated quadrupole control system and MAX-QCi integrated quadrupole control system.  The 19mm tri-filter quadrupole with precision machine rod set, RF-only pre- and post-filter stages, and stabilizing rods combine with the CS control system and the QCi quadrupole control RF supply to deliver excellent transmission, resolution, and abundance sensitivity characteristics at low masses.  The whole system is operated via Extrel’s Merlin Automation data system software.  The HRQ has a 50 amu mass range and resolution of better than 3,000 (m/Δm) at m/z 40.

Hydrogen and Helium/Deuterium Analysis 

The analysis of molecular hydrogen can be a challenge for anything but a high-resolution mass spectrometer. Another challenge presented by research in the area of nuclear energy is the separation of fractional masses, such as the separation of Helium and Deuterium. The VeraSpec HRQ has the resolution and sensitivity to handle these demanding requirements. 

Isotopic Analysis 

Isotopic analysis is another application where high-resolution performance is ideal for detecting sub-amu differences in adjacent isotopes. Figure 3 shows the analysis of naturally-occurring argon isotopes. The VeraSpec HRQ allows the researcher to have the flexiblity to look at consecutive masses at a resolution normally only seen in more expensive and complex mass spectrometer systems.

 Specifications of the VeraSpecTM HRQ Mass Spectrometers include:
  • High Resolution
    • 4000 FWHM
  • Abundance Sensitivity
    • up to 107
  • High Sensitivity 
    • 10 mA/Torr
  • Partial Pressure Detection Limit
    • 10-16 mbar
  • Positive and Negative Ion Detection
  • Recommended Power Supply
    • (2) 120 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 15 Amp circuit 
    • (2) 220 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 15 Amp circuit
  • Ambient Temperature 
    • 55o F to 80o F (13oC to 27oC)
  • Relative Humidity 
    • 0-90% non-condensing
  • Area Classification 
    • Laboratory/General Purpose
  • Analyzer Weight 
    • 200 - 250 lbs (90 - 115 kg) 
  • Analyzer Dimensions 
    • Height: 54” (138 cm) 
    • Depth: 24” (61 cm) 
    • Width: 41” (104 cm)
  • Merlin Automation Data System Software Control Unit Information and control are transmitted and displayed via USB or Ethernet to a PC with Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 operating system 
    • Analysis Mode Scan mode, Single Ion Monitoring (SIM), Multiple Reaction Monitoring (MRM) 
  • Analysis Rate 
    • Maximum 80 microseconds per point in scan mode, typically 5 milliseconds per ion in SIM 
    • Number of Ions Up to 72 ions with 20 scan segments 
  • Analog Input/Outputs
    • 10 or 20 channel, 12 bit, 0 to 10 V or -10 V to + 10 V Outputs 
    • 6 differential analog inputs, 12 bit, -10 V to + 10 V 
  • Digital Inputs/Outputs 
    • 8 inputs, 8 outputs
    • 16 user selectable input/output (all I/Os 1 bit TTL)

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