Automation & IT / Analyzers

10 Steps To Select An Analyzer

Selecting the right analyzer for a particular application requires that we follow a sequence of logical steps:

By Béla Lipták for our sister publication Control Global

  1. We begin by clearly defining the purpose of the analyzer. What precisely do we want it to do?
  2. Next, determine if a continuous on-line analyzer is needed, or if an intermittent, grab-sample-based laboratory analysis is sufficient.
  3. For on-line units, the next step is to determine if the instrument can be removed for calibration or, if automatic, on-line self-calibration is needed. It's also desirable to resolve if the recalibration should be triggered by self-diagnostics, operator initiation or time.


To read the other seven steps, go to the original Control Global article.

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