The Skalar PrimacsSNC-100 analyzer provides fast and reliable analysis of Total Nitrogen (TN)/Protein, Total Organic Carbon (TOC), Total Elemental Carbon (TEC) and Total Inorganic Carbon (TIC) in solid and liquid samples. The PrimacsSNC-100 combines the analysis of TC and TN in one unit. High temperature combustion with Non Dispersive Infrared detection (NDIR) is used for the analysis of TOC, TEC and TIC. The temperature settings are variable to get optimum combustion for different sample matrices and to allow the analysis of TEC. The determination of TN/Protein is based upon DUMAS methodology and detection with Thermal Conductivity (TCD). TIC can also be analyzed using automatic acidification and purging.
The PrimacsSNC-100 contains a large integrated 100 positions autosampler with sample weights up to 3 g of solid material. Due to the unique vertical sample introduction, the sample ashes remain in the crucible after the analysis and are taken out of the instrument with removal of the crucible.
The analyzer uses various control systems to guarantee correct operation and accurate results such as:
- An internal active temperature stabilization system, which eliminates influences of room temperature
- An automated control system, which checks the gas flow and pressure on various places in the system
The software displays the carbon and nitrogen peaks simultaneously in real-time and the results can easily be printed or exported to a LIMS system. Whenever priority samples have to be analyzed, the work list can be extended during the run.
The PrimacsSNC-100 complies with international regulations such as - CEN, ISO 10694, NEN-EN 131137, AOAC 990.03, AOAC 992.15, AACC 46-30 and ASBC.