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Infrared Analyzer

The MCP-200 is a real-time concentration monitor for chemical species that absorb IR radiation. Engineered to be compact and modular, the MCP-200 excels as both a rugged standalone and an integrated component.

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Automated infrared process analysis

  • Fast, continuous reading
    For tight process control
  • No recalibration required
    Measurement stabilized by Auto Zero
  • Proprietary optical cell design
    Specialized path length per application

Excels as standalone or integrated unit

  • Modular design
    Easily integrated into any of our systems
  • Rugged and compact
    Cast aluminum enclosure with SS316 flow cell

Process Conditions

  • Analyze liquid or gas
    Using appropriate sample conditioning system
  • Direct analysis of hot/wet sample
    Accepts high pressure sample

Cost of Ownership

  • No consumables/reagents
    Other than zero gas
  • Proven low-mainentance
  • Solid state instrument
    Outlasts competing models due to lack of moving parts


  • Hazardous area certifications
    Class I Div 1 & 2; ATEX; GOST...
  • No shelter required
    Rugged instrument suitable for outdoor installation
  • Customizable alarms & outputs
    4-20 mA analog outputs; MODBUS; Hart...


The MicroSpec MCP-200 is used to measure the following chemicals:

  • carbon monoxide | CO
  • carbon dioxide | CO2
  • ethylene | C2H4
  • methane equivalency | CH4
  • water | H2O


The MCP-200 uses a technology known as Non-Dispersive Infrared (NDIR) Photometry. In a ruggedized package, the MCP-200 pairs an NDIR photometer (2-10 micron) using a tungsten black body source with a proprietary-design optical flow cell. The path length of the flow cell is specialized per measurement application.

The MCP-200 uses serial communication between the detector and the HMI.


Note: All performance specifications are subject to the assumption that the sample conditioning system and unit installation are approved by Applied Analytics. For any other arrangement, please inquire directly with Sales.

Measurement Principle Non-dispersive IR photometry (2 to 10 micron)
Light Source Tungsten black body source
Path Length Application-dependent
Sample Introduction Continuous flow from positive pressure stream
Sample Conditioning Custom design per application
Analyzer Calibration If possible, analyzer is factory calibrated with certified calibration fluids; no re-calibration required after initial calibration; measurement normalized by Auto Zero
Reading Verification Simple verification with samples
Human Machine Interface Industrial controller with touch-screen LCD display running ECLIPSE™ Software
Data Storage Solid State Drive
Analyzer Environment Indoor/Outdoor (no shelter required)
Ambient Temperature Standard: 0 to 35 °C (32 to 95 °F)
Optional: -20 to 55 °C (-4 to 131 °F)
To avoid radiational heating, use of a sunshade is recommended for systems installed in direct sunlight.
Sample Temperature Standard: -20 to 50 °C (-4 to 122 °F)
Contact Applied Analytics for temperatures above 50 °C (122 °F)
Sample Pressure 500 psi
Electrical 5 VDC, 24 VDC controller
Power Consumption 7 watts (maximum)
Standard Outputs 1x galvanically isolated 4-20mA analog output per measured analyte(up to 3; additional available by upgrade)
2x digital outputs for fault and SCS control
Optional Outputs Modbus TCP/IP; RS-232; RS-485; Fieldbus; Profibus; HART;
Dimensions 3.75"H x (path length)W x 3.75"D
Path Length 7" to 17" depending on application
Weight 10-30 lbs depending on path length
Process Connections 1/4” tube fittings
Wetted Materials stainless steel 316L, K7 glass, Viton
Accuracy  ±2% full scale
Repeatability  ±2% full scale
Stability  ±2% full scale / 24 hours
Standard Design General Purpose
Available Options ATEX, IECEx, EAC
Please inquire with your sales representative for additional certifications (CSA, FM etc.).


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