This article was originally published on July 31, 2014.

Michell Instruments

The XTC601 binary gas analyzer ensures accurate control of levels of hydrogen in heat-treatment furnaces during production of metal. With a small footprint, integrated display and interface, it is convenient to install and simple to use. Unlike similar analyzers, the XTC601’s built-in interface allows users to interrogate, configure and calibrate the unit in situ. This analyzer offers two mA output ranges: one fixed over the maximum span and the other user-configurable for maximum flexibility. The heat-treatment process involves controlling levels of hydrogen in a background of nitrogen at temperatures up to 980°C (1796°F).