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PAN Gas chromatograph
STATUS
Operable
AVAILABILITY
available if not already committed to field program
REQUEST PROCEDURE
contact CARI group at NCAR/ACD
Airborne Measurements
Gas Cromatograph for ambient measurement of peroxyacyl nitrates such as PAN, PPN, APAN, and MPAN
CONTACT
Frank Flocke
NCAR / ACD
1850 Table Mesa Drive Boulder, CO 80305 USA
303-497-1457
ffl@ucar.edu
http://acd.ucar.edu/~ffl/
SPECIFICATIONS
ManufacturerFrank Flocke
Dimensions1 std. aircraft rack or one bay of a double rack
Weight260 lbs
Power Source Type110/400Hz ~ 800W
Inlet Aperturesstd. gas phase inlet, have inlet
Heating/Cooling Requirementsnone if installed inside cabin at <35C
Airspeed/Altitude Requirements<30000 feet
Operators Required1
Ground Requirementsshelter, temp controlled to < 35C
Suitable PlatformsC-130, P-3, others
Data SystemWindows based computer with NI DAQ hrdware
Measured ParameterPANs mixing ratios
Measurement TechniqueGC/ECD
Operational Modenormal
Time Resolution2 min
Horizontal Resolution
Other Resolution
Precision1 ppt
Accuracybetter then 10%
Range2 ppt - 10 ppb
Calibration Methodin situ calibrator included in instr.
Limitations
REFERENCES
Flocke, F. M., A. W. Weinheimer, A. Swanson, J. M. Roberts, R. Schmitt and S. Shertz (2005) J.Atmos.Chem. 52: 19-43.
UPDATED ON
8 Sep 2009 10:59