Using gas chromatography, the model airmoBTX 1000 measures the amount of Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylenes in the air from sub-ppb levels up to 1,000 ppb.

Miniaturization, sensitivity, mobility and flexibility are the main features of the airmoBTX 1000. Everything from the sample port up to the data storage is integrated in a 19″-rack 5U. The airmoBTX 1000 uses a port valve with a single absorbent trap and a metallic 0.28 mm ID column. It has a programmed gradient temperature of the oven and pressure/flow control of the carrier gas by a piezo valve.

The detection is made with a Flame Ionisation Detector for high stability and an excellent sensitivity. Its minimum detection limit is as low as 50 ppt for Benzene in ambient air. An H2 supply for FID and carrier gas is sufficient, so there is no N2 required.

The Vistachrom® software enables the user to view and store data on an internal computer. It provides comfortable user friendly utilities to recalculate, calibrate and export data and to configure the measurement. The software allows the calculation of retention time, area, mass or concentration profiles in any measuring unit.

Ethernet connectivity provides efficient remote access, allowing the user to download measurement information directly from the instrument without having to be on-site.

Special Features and Applications

  • A GC/FID for automatic monitoring of BTEX in air, water and soils
  • Beverage and food industry
  • For monitoring in urban and non urban areas as well as on fence line
  • Ethernet connectivity for efficient remote access
  • Highly stable FID
  • Completely automated on-line analyser




  • Styrene and Cyclohexane additionally
  • Additional communication protocols
  • CALIB for A34022
  • Automatic validation and auto calibration
  • Hydrogen and air zero generator
  • Modem support and PC anywhere
  • 6 analog outputs 4-20 mA or 0-10 V


BTEX analysis:
Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene,Xylenes (o-, m-, p-)

LDL in automatic mode:
≤ 0.05 ppb = 0.16 µg/m3

Detection ranges:(Benzene)
3.25 to 3,250 µg/m3 = 0 – 1,000 ppb
0.32 to 325 µg/m3 = 0 – 100 ppb
0.03 to 32.5 µg/m3 = 0 – 10 ppb

< 0.3 % over 48 h (retention time)
< 2 % over 48 h on 1 ppb (concentration)

Gas supply:
– H2 (FID & carrier gas): 30 ml/min (inlet 2 bars; 1/16’’ swagelok)
– Air (FID): 180 ml/min (inlet: 3 bars; 1/8’’ swagelok)

Vacuum pump; inlet 1/4’’ swagelok

Sample volume:
30 to 700 ml (programmable)

Cycle time:
15, 20 or 30 minutes

Operation temperature:
10° C to 35° C (air conditioned room)

Computerized electronics:
Pentium® III CPU
10’’ TFT colour LCD
4 x USB ports
2 x RS-232
Windows XP®

Power supply:
230 VAC/50Hz or 115V AC/60Hz
24 V battery (optional)

Power consumption:
150 W average (360 W max.)

48.2 cm W x 22.2 cm H x 60 cm D

18 kg

RS-232 (standard)
4-20 mA or 0-10 V (optional)

Part numbers:
A34022 for BTEX with CALIB
A31022 for BTEX without CALIB


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