Flare Gas by MS

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The MGA™Analyzer and Flare Gas Analysis

The MGA 1200EC™ mass spectrometer, which measures 16 masses when configured to monitor flare gases, is a fixed magnetic sector analyzer. The MGA iSCAN™ mass spectrometer is scanning magnetic sector analyzer; it can be used when more complete speciation of the components is desired since up to 40 components can be monitored. Table 1 shows the compounds generally detected when monitoring flare gases.

The exact compounds depend on the unit or units connected to the flare. In addition, based on the number of masses detected, some compounds are detected as a group. For example, isobutane and propane may be reported as C4s as both have four carbons and can be monitored at the same mass.

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