Wilks, maker of application-specific analytical instrumentation, has built better analyzers of biodiesel blends and oil in water. The company says its new InfraCal 2 Analyzer offers additional features to its line of InfraCal Oil in Water Analyzers and InfraCal Biodiesel Blend Analyzers, including better repeatability, multiple calibrations, unlimited data storage, optional internal battery pack, touch screen display, and password protection for instrument settings.
The InfraCal 2 incorporates new electronics providing a better signal-to-noise ratio that improves the stability and repeatability. The InfraCal 2 for oil in water analysis now has the capability to measure from sub-ppm to percent levels, making it suitable for wastewater, produced water or frac water measurements, as well as checking hydrocarbon levels in drilling mud or drill cuttings.
For biodiesel in diesel, the InfraCal 2 has a new calibration scheme that makes it easier to get an accurate zero. It includes alerts to ensure the sample surface is clean prior to measurements – features which contribute to more repeatable readings.
Wilks goes on to say its InfraCal 2 Analyzer has a virtually unlimited amount of internal data storage and can transfer information serially or through a flash drive, giving date, time, analyst, and location information. In addition, the internal battery pack lasts up to 12 hours, bringing more capabilities right to the field without having to wait for lab results.