• Detects down to 500ppm
  • Hydrocarbon and hydrogen selective
  • Gasless operating capability - runs on air!
  • Inexpensive and rugged with a built-in spare

The CCD is about as sensitive as a TCD detector but has the hydrocarbon selectivity of an FID while operating on air alone. The CCD needs no high pressure cylinder gases such as hydrogen or helium to operate, just ambient air, so it lends itself to use in SRI's unique Gas-less GCs where a built-in air compressor supplies the carrier gas. The CCD can also be used as a hydrocarbon monitor in non-chromatographic applications where the CCD senses the total hydrocarbon content of a flowing air stream, or as a hydrogen/hydrocarbon leak detector.

The Catalytic Combustion Detector (CCD) consists of a tiny coil of platinum wire embedded in a catalytic ceramic bead. A small electric current flows through the platinum coil heating the ceramic bead to about 500°C. The CCD is maintained in an oxidative environment typically by using air as the carrier gas. When hydrogen or a hydrocarbon molecule impacts the hot bead it combusts on the surface raising the temperature and resistance of the platinum wire. The resistance change causes the detector output signal to change thus producing a peak.

The CCD detector bead is very rugged and can be expected to last a long time. A second bead is included in the detector housing at no extra cost thus providing a built-in replacement in the event the first bead becomes inoperable. Replacement bead sets install in minutes with no tools and are very economical, making this detector a good choice for academic settings where detectors may be damaged by inexperienced operators. The brass detector housing is mounted on a stainless steel bulkhead fitting which is secured directly to the wall of the GC column oven.



Fourteen detector combinations are available for mounting on the SRI Models 8610C and 310 GC mainframes.You can also upgrade your current GC or add more analytical power to your lab with these detectors as Stand-Alone units on the Model 110 detector chassis.

Up to six detectors may be mounted along the right hand side of the 8610C GC's column oven and used simultaneously (although some rare combinations of detectors may conflict because of space limitations). Each detector is equipped with a thermostatted heater block for temperature stability, electronic pressure controlled (EPC) support gases, such as hydrogen and air for the FID, and internal amplifier electronics. Select your detector type(s) based on your particular measurement application, detection limit required, matrix interferences, and/or regulatory guidelines.

All detectors require factory installation.

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Up to six detectors can be mounted on the 8610C GC mainframe.

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