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LGR-ICOS™ GLA431-TIWA

Triple Isotopic Water Analyzer

GLA431 Series - Enhanced Performance Benchtop

ABB Inc. - Quebec

3400, rue Pierre-Ardouin Québec (Québec) CANADA G1P 0B2

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The ABB LGR-ICOS gas analyzers build on the heritage and extensive track record of Los Gatos Research analyzers, using patented Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy (OA-ICOS) technology, the latest evolution in tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy. 

 

ABB’s Tripe Isotopic Water Analyzer, GLA431-TIWA, is the only instrument for isotopic water measurements (liquid water and water vapor) capable of reporting all major isotopologues (H2O, H2HO, H217O, H218O) simultaneously. The IWA combines the features of ABB’s Triple Liquid Water Isotope Analyzer (GLA431-TLWIA) and Water Vapor Isotope Analyzer (GLA331-TWVIA) in a single instrument. Changing between operational modes could not be simpler. With a simple toggle switch, the user can quickly change from measuring liquid water to water vapor, or vice versa.

 

For liquid water samples, the analyzer reports δ2H, δ17O, δ18O, d-excess and 17O-excess measurements at the highest rate available.

 

For measurements of water vapor, the analyzer reports δ2H, δ17O, δ18O, 17O-excess and d-excess, and water vapor mole fraction over a range of mole fractions greater than 60,000 ppm H2O in air.

 

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Features & Benefits

  • Both isotopic liquid water and water vapor measurements

  • Reports δ2H, δ17O, δ18O, d-excess, 17O-excess (and H2O in vapor mode) in real time

  • High Throughput and High Performance modes in one system

  • Switch between liquid and vapor measurements in seconds

  • Highest accuracy water vapor

  • Isotopic water vapor reported at high and low mole fractions

  • Fast time response allows isotopic water vapor flux studies

  • Enhanced Performance series provides unsurpassed stability and lowest drift

  • Widest temperature range: 0 - 45 °C


ABB’s Enhanced Performance (EP) series incorporate proprietary internal thermal control for ultra-stable measurements with essentially no drift, unsurpassed precision and highest accuracy.

As with all ABB analyzers, the GLA431-TIWA provides users with the entire fully resolved absorption spectra for comprehensive performance validation and diagnostics in real time. Similarly, the analyzer has an internal computer (Linux OS) that can store data practically indefinitely on an internal hard disk drive and send real time data to a data logger via the digital (RS232) or Ethernet outputs.

The Analyzer includes advanced post-processor software which provides many features that increase user productivity, decrease data processing time, and provide data and system diagnostics. The ABB software offers a seamless interface with LIMS for Light Stable Isotopes for one-stop reference normalization, sample data storage, and client management.

ABB’s Post Analysis Software automatically performs many analysis procedures on liquid measurements that were previously done by researchers after the data was collected. Among the capabilities of ABB’s software package are to automatically apply calibration standard measurements made during the sample run, to graphically display all results, and to diagnose instrument operation. Moreover, the Post Analysis Software includes ABB’s proprietary Spectral Contamination Identifier (SCI) technology, which detects, accurately quantifies, and can correct for the presence of contaminants in water samples based on a detailed analysis of the measured high-resolution absorption spectra.

ABB analyzers may be controlled remotely via the Internet. This capability allows users to operate the Analyzer using a web browser anywhere internet access is available. Furthermore, remote access provides the opportunity to obtain and share data and to diagnose the instrument operation without being on site.

Liquid  Water


Precision:

High Performance Mode

  • δ2H: 0.2‰ (200 per meg)
  • δ17O: 0.03‰ (30 per meg)
  • 17O-excess: 20 per meg
  • δ18O: 0.03‰ (30 per meg)

Typical: High Performance Mode

  • δ2H: 0.15‰ (100 per meg)
  • δ17O: 0.02‰ (20 per meg)
  • 17O-excess: 15 per meg
  • δ18O: 0.02‰ (20 per meg)

High Throughput Mode

  • δ2H: 0.4‰ (500 per meg)
  • δ17O: 0.1‰ (100 per meg)
  • δ18O: 0.1‰ (100 per meg)

Typical: High Throughput Mode:

  • δ2H: 0.3‰ (300 per meg)
  • δ17O: 0.08‰ (80 per meg)
  • δ18O: 0.08‰ (80 per meg)

Throughput:
Over 800 injections per day (with Autoinjector)

Sample volume:
1 µL per injection

Salinity:
less than 4%

Temperatures:
Sample temperature: 5 to 50 °C
Operating temperature: 0 to 45 °C


Water Vapor

Precision (12,000 ppm, 10 sec / 100 sec):

  • δ2H: 0.5‰ / 0.2‰
  • δ17O: 0.15‰ / 0.05‰ (IWA-45EP only)
  • δ18O: 0.15‰ / 0.05‰
  • [H2O]: 0.2% / 0.07%

Measurement Rates:
Up to 2 Hz (optional external pump required for 1/e flow time < 6 seconds)

Maximum Drift (15 min average at STP over 24 hrs):

  • δ2H: 0.8‰
  • δ17O: 0.2‰
  • δ18O: 0.2‰
  • [H2O]: 0.1%

Measurement Range:
4,000 to 60,000 ppm (non-condensing)

Operating Range:
Up to 70,000 ppm

Sampling conditions:
Sample Temperature: -20 – 50 °C
Operating Temperature: 0 – 45 °C
Ambient Humidity: <99% RH (non-condensing)

Common specs

Data outputs:
Ethernet, USB,  VGA, MIU connection (water vapor), Serial (RS-232), WiFi (optional)

Power requirements:

115/230 VAC; 50/60 Hz
180 W
Max 500 W with external diaphragm pump ACC-DP4H (included)

Dimensions (H × W × D):
11 × 38 × 22 in. (28 × 97 × 56 cm)

Weight:
110 lbs (50 kg)

ACC-AUTOINJECT:
CTC Analytics Autoinjector (the industry standard), capable of holding 162 vials
- External hardware and internal software package which enables fully integrated, programmable, automated running of water samples in 2 ml vials (includes starter supply kit, temperature controlled, heated injector)
(included with all new liquid water isotopes analyzers)

WVISS
Water Vapor Isotope Standard Source (WVISS)
Range: 3000 - 30,000ppm [H2O]

WVISS-EXT
Water Vapor Isotope Standard Source (WVISS), Extended Range
Range: 500 - 30,000ppm [H2O]

OPT-EXTENDED-H2O:
Extends the linear range below 3000 ppm (down to 500 ppm)

MIU-8:
Multiport Inlet Unit 8 channels -  External hardware (includes 8 solenoid valves) and internal software package which enables fully integrated, programmable selection from up to 8 separate sources.

MIU-16:
Multiport Inlet Unit 8 channels -  External hardware (includes 8 solenoid valves) and internal software package which enables fully integrated, programmable selection from up to 8 separate sources.

ACC-WIFI
Remote Control/Access hardware - External WiFi router - 300 Mbps 
 
ACC-WIFI-iPad:
Wireless User Interface - Apple iPad with WiFi router Provides full instrument control and provides touch-screen video display, keyboard and mouse.

ACC-WIFI-Android:
Wireless User Interface - Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 with WiFi router provides full instrument control and provides touch-screen video display, keyboard and mouse.

MTN-MICRO2:
Maintenance kit for microportable 918 Series

MTN-CLEAN-2T:
Mirror cleaning kit

DISPLAY
Display Monitor 19
Only available with purchase of an analyzer.

KEYB_MOUSE
Wireless Keyboard (English) + Mouse
Only available with purchase of an analyzer.

DESKTOP-ICOS
Desktop computer (incl. Keyboard and mouse)
Optional additional computing system for external applications such as ABB water isotopes post-processing software or customer-owned software programs.
- Pre-loaded with original manufacturer Windows 10 image.

LAPTOP
Laptop computer
Optional additional computing system for external applications such as ABB water isotopes post-processing software or customer-owned software programs.

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