New FlowIR High Pressure Sensors Expand Flow Chemistry Use

Chemists working in high pressure applications can now gain the benefits of real-time, in situ analysis-such as reduced costs and faster time-to-market-thanks to the new FlowIR High Pressure Sensors from METTLER TOLEDO.

Online PR News – 13-September-2012 – Greifensee/ Zurich – METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to announce the launch of its new FlowIR High Pressure (HP) Sensors for use with FlowIR. FlowIR is a small, dedicated Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) instrument that offers real-time flow chemistry monitoring nearly anywhere within a continuous reactor setup. The addition of durable HP Sensors expand the use of flow chemistry by allowing users to gain the enhanced control of critical process parameters provided by FlowIR in high-pressure experiments. Benefits include faster experiment optimization, easier lab-to-plant scaling, reduced costs, and shorter time-to-market.

Interchangeable FlowIR HP Sensors, available in both DiComp and SiComp models, allow chemists working with high pressure experiments to quickly and easily swap sensor types to meet the needs of the current application. The new models can be trusted under pressures up to 50bar (725psi) and temperatures up to 120°C.

FlowIR HP Sensors cover the full spectral region with swappable diamond and silicon sensors. Their insensitivity to bubbles makes them ideal for continuous hydrogenations, and the inclusion of a temperature variable flow head maintains reaction integrity.

No extra equipment or setup is required to use the new sensors. Users simply substitute the high-pressure version for the standard FlowIR sensor, gaining the same performance, optical window, chemical compatibility, and flow characteristics they enjoy with the standard sensor.

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About Mettler Toledo:
METTLER TOLEDO specializes in the area of precision instruments for professional use. METTLER TOLEDO laboratory instruments are used in research, scientific, drug discovery, and quality control labs, amongst many others in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetics industries. METTLER TOLEDO comprehensive industrial solutions cover the various steps in a host of manufacturing processes at many of the same customers that laboratory serves. Solutions range from receiving raw materials through various manufacturing processes, in-line process control and end-of-line packaging control, to logistics and shipping. Increasingly, these solutions are fully integrated into the customer's IT environment, helping automate their workflows. In food retail, our offering for fresh food management ranges from receiving and pre-packaging, to in-store solutions for self-service departments, deli counters, and checkout terminals.