Do the CA CALC Series CA-6100 and CA-6200 Combustion Analyzers measure NOx?
The Series CA-6100 Combustion Analyzers do not have options to measure NO nor NO2 so therefore cannot measure NOx. The CA-6000 Single Gas Monitors and the Series CA-6200 Combustion Analyzers have options for the measurement of NOx.
Do the CA CALC Series CA-6100 Combustion Analyzers have Data Logging?
The CA-6100’s allow the user to store and retrieve up to 20 discreet sample sets. Features unique to the CA-6100 when compared to competitive analyzers are the averaging of multiple sample sets and the adjustable sample interval time. These features provide accurate data about the combustion process and maximize the productivity of the technician by providing an alternative to filling a bag to get good test result averages.
Do the CA-6100 Combustion Analyzers calculate CO undiluted (air free)?
Models CA-6130 and CA-6140 calculate CO undiluted, based on the measured O2 concentration. There is no setup required.
Do the CA-6100 Combustion Analyzers require factory service when sensors need recalibration or replacement?
Factory service is not required for these tasks. These instruments are designed for easy field service including recalibration or replacement of sensors. This is one of the exceptional features of the CA-Calc. All new sensors are shipped pre-calibrated from the factory for easy field installation to minimize instrument downtime.
Does the CA-Calc™ have UL or CSA approval? If not, why do we not have these approvals?
In general, CSA and UL are not required for the combustion analysis products currently offered by TSI. The instruments do not have intrinsic safety requirements or other safety requirements for which UL or CSA would be required. The power adaptor, which plugs directly into the wall outlet, is UL listed, and has CSA approval as required.
How durable is the CA-Calc™ Combustion Analyzer? In particular, will the hose fittings withstand being dropped? Will it stand up to water spray? Oil spray? How do you clean it if you get oil or grease on it?
The CA-Calc™ is a very durable instrument. It has been drop tested, it has a splash resistant design and it can be cleaned with a dry or slightly damp cloth and a small amount of a mild soap or isopropyl alcohol. Its total design is rugged to withstand the harsh environments of some mechanical rooms and test locations. Care should be taken to avoid placing the instrument in puddles, as the sensor and battery compartment covers are not watertight.
How often do the CA-Calc™ Combustion Test Instruments need recalibration?
A baseline calibration is performed during the warm up cycle each time the instrument is powered up in clean air, unless bypassed by the operator. This baseline calibration recalibrates the zero point for the CO sensor and the span of the oxygen sensor (to 20.9%). For most accurate measurements, TSI recommends annual full recalibration of the sensors as a minimum. Recalibration services are available through TSI, through a local calibration facility or by anyone with a calibration kit. If recalibration is done at the factory, the instrument is cleaned and inspected in addition to the full instrument calibration. Heavy use of the instrument would warrant more frequent recalibration.
Is the CA-6100 Combustion Analyzer able to run on battery power. If so, how long will operate on battery power?
Run times with standard AA batteries are a minimum 10 hours and generally more than 12 hours of continuous operation with the pump on. Battery life of the CA-6100 is increased substantially when the pump is switched off between measurements. The instruments can be connected to AC power with the factory supplied power adaptor.
What certifications does the CA-Calc™ Series CA-6100 Combustion Analyzer have?
These combustion analyzers have passed CE testing as required by European Regulations and are in the process of obtaining TUV approval. CE testing verifies that the instrument is not a source of, nor affected by, particular electromagnetic frequencies and intensities. TUV tests are aligned with the preliminary EC guidelines.
What do the CA CALC Series CA-6100 Combustion Analyzers measure? What calculated data is provided?
The CA-6100’s measure combinations of O2, CO, ambient temperature, stack temperature and draft pressure. An optional accessory provides measured combustion air inlet temperatures. Both the positive and negative ports of the pressure sensor are available, to allow differential pressure measurements. Calculated efficiency, loss, excess air, lambda, undiluted (air free) CO and parameter averages are provided when the necessary options are installed in a particular model of the instrument.
What happens if the CO sensor becomes saturated by exposure to high CO concentrations? Does it require re-calibration if this happens? How long does it take to recover?
Sensors exposed to high concentrations of a gas can take up to several hours to recover to zero. In most cases the reading will return to acceptable baseline in less than 15 minutes. For faster recovery, run the instrument in clean air with the probe hose detached from the instrument until it recovers. Recalibration of sensors is not needed but a baseline calibration is recommended to correct for any drift that has occurred.
What is the best calibration gas package for a customer who buys the CA-6100?
If you are in the US or Canada, for model:For Model Kit Num CA-6140 O2 and CO802003 is recommendedCA-6130 O2 and CO802003 is recommendedCA-6110 CO801999 is recommendedCA-6120 O2 801939 is recommendedO2 and CO KITs include a 500 PPM CO cylinder, an N2 cylinder for zeroing the O2 sensor, a demand flow regulator, probe adaptor kit and a carrying case. KITs for O2 or CO individually include the appropriate calibration gas cylinder, a demand flow regulator, probe adaptor kit and a carrying case Outside North America, gasses can be purchased locally and setup for recalibration as diagramed in the Operation and Service Manual. Copies are available from the web site.
What is TUV?
TUV testing involves rigorous testing of the applications for which the instrument is designed. It includes verification that the device satisfies the strictest European regulations for the industry and ensures the instrument specifications are stating correctly. Periodic retesting of the equipment is required to maintain TUV approval. TUV is probably the most comprehensive testing any instrument of this type will undergo.
Why does a special emissions probe come with some models of the CA-Calc?
The emissions probe is required whenever NO2 or SO2 are being measured. The gases are highly water-soluble and may be scrubbed out by dissolving in water droplets that can form on some materials. Accurate measurements of NO2 and SO2 are made possible because of the design of the emissions probe.