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The OMA is an industrial device which measures a high-resolution absorbance spectrum in a continuously drawn sample from a liquid or gas process stream. Harvesting this rich data, the OMA provides real-time analytics for the process stream, including chemical concentrations, purity, and color.
Chemical concentrations The OMA can simultaneously monitor up to five chemicals in the sample stream. All analytes must have distinct absorbance curves in the wavelength range of the OMA. Search for a measurement
Chemical purity By measuring a high-resolution transmittance spectrum, the OMA can very precisely detect impurities in the sample fluid by sudden changes in the spectral structure.
Physical properties Various properties such as the heating value of a fuel or the octane of a gasoline blend can be powerfully correlated to the absorbance spectrum of the sample.
Fast, continuous reading in under 10 seconds
No moving parts or consumables other than zero fluid
Rich trend data and customizable interface
All OMA models are equivalent in function and performance with identical electronic configurations. The models vary by form factor and materials of construction, each intended for a unique use case.
Wall-mounted process analyzer
Suitcase process analyzer
Rackmount process analyzer
The OMA-300 is offered in two explosion-proof formats:
Eexp systems are purged and pressurized using a certified air-purging device. This method ensures that toxic/explosive gas is not allowed to accumulate inside the enclosure and is ideal when instrument air is available.
Eexd systems are contained within certified explosion-proof cast-aluminum enclosures. This method is more practical if the installation is remote or utilities are unreliable.
The OMA is used to measure hundreds of different chemicals across various industries. The instrument is versatile because it acquires a full absorbance spectrum — and many chemicals have absorbance features in that region.
To analyze the chemical composition of the sample, the OMA uses an analysis method known as absorbance spectroscopy. Depending on the target chemicals for analysis, the OMA uses either UV-Vis (200-800nm), SW-NIR (400-1100nm), or InGaAs (1550-1850nm) sensors in its spectrophotometer. The system measures absorbance across its wavelength range and quantifies the amount of light absorbed by the sample at each integer wavelength; the OMA plots this raw data to visualize a high-resolution absorbance spectrum. Learn more
The OMA uses a long-life xenon or tungsten light source to transmit a signal through the sample fluid in the flow cell. The signal is carried by fiber optic cables from the analyzer to the flow cell, where the chemical mixture of the sample has unique interactions with the light based on its current composition. Learn more
The heart of the OMA is the nova II diode array spectrophotometer. This device contains the light source as well as the detector which measures the absorbance spectrum. There are three versions of the nova II: ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis, 200-800nm) shortwave near-infrared (SW-NIR, 400-1100nm), and InGaAs (indium gallium arsenide, 1550-1850nm). Learn more
An absorbance curve is like a distinctive fingerprint for a chemical, determined by its unique electronic and molecular structure. The OMA uses powerful software to isolate the absorbance curve of the measured chemical from the total sample absorbance. Below, see how the OMA views each of these chemicals.
Our proprietary ECLIPSE software processes the raw spectral data to provide real-time concentration readings. The operator can easily navigate between views (trendgraph, spectrum, and more) using intuitive touch-screen navigation. You can also configure alarms, data logging, and outputs. Learn more
The OMA can be configured to measure up to 5 chemicals simultaneously. The system uses a de-convolution algorithm which separates the absorbance curve of each analyte from the total sample absorbance by solving a regression matrix sourced from hundreds of diodes (one per integer wavelength). Learn more
Most analyzers draw the process sample directly into the analyzer enclosure for analysis, which is dangerous if the sample fluid is toxic, explosive, or corrosive. The OMA design is unique: we bring the light to the sample, not the other way around. The sample circulates through the external flow cell, which receives the signal via fiber optic cables. Learn more
The OMA is built for direct analysis of the hot/wet sample, thus simplifying the scope of the sample system and retaining high sample integrity. From our vast experience in sampling design, we know that applications can be similar but are rarely identical. For this reason, we design and build sample conditioning systems on a project basis, working from the process to the drawing board.
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||Dispersive ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) absorbance spectrophotometry|
|Detector||nova II™ UV-Vis diode array spectrophotometer|
|Spectral Range||200-800 nm|
|Light Source||Pulsed xenon lamp (average 5 year lifespan)|
|Signal Transmission||600 μm core 1.8 meter fiber optic cables
Other lengths available
|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 and self-check diagnostic|
|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 70 °C (-4 to 158 °F)
Optional: up to 150 °C (302 °F) with cooling extensions
Contact AAI for temperatures above 150 °C (302°F)
|Sample Pressure||Using standard flow cell: 206 bar (3000 psi)
Using immersion probe: 100 bar (1470 psig)
|Electrical||85 to 264 VAC 47 to 63 Hz|
|Power Consumption||45 watts|
|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;|
|Select analyzer type:||OMA-300 Wall-Mounted Analyzer|
|OMA-206P Portable Analyzer|
|OMA-406R Rackmount Analyzer|
Measurement accuracy for the OMA Process Analyzer depends on the application and stream composition. Select an application for specific accuracy.
|Response Time||1-5 seconds|
|Zero Drift||±0.1 % after 1hr warm-up, measured over 24hrs (constant ambient temperature)|
|Sensitivity||±0.1 % full scale|
|Noise||±0.004 AU at 220 nm|
|Standard Design||General Purpose|
|Available Options||ATEX, IECEx, EAC, PESO|
|Please inquire with your sales representative for additional certifications (CSA, FM etc.).|