The major safety flaw of many process analyzers is that they bring toxic sample fluid into the analyzer enclosure for analysis. Not only does this expose system electronics to higher corrosion effects, it also poses a lethal threat: if there is any leak in the instrument, especially inside a shelter, the human operator is placed at enormous risk.
Applied Analytics design centers on inherent safety. The key difference between our instruments and other process analyzers is the use of fiber optic cables and external flow cells: we bring the light to the sample instead of bringing the sample to the light. The toxic sample fluid is only required to circulate through the dedicated flow cell, and never enters the analyzer electronics enclosure.