Thermo Gravimetric Analyzer

Perkin Elmer Pyris 1 TGA

  • Balance Sensitivity: 0.1 µg
  • Balance Capacity: 1300 mg
  • Temperature Range: 50 oC - 1500 oC
  • Temperature Scanning Rate: 0.1 oC/min - 50 oC/min
  • Temperature Precision: +/- 5 oC
  • Sample Pans:  Pt, capacity of 250 μl
  • Sample Atmosphere: current set-up for air and nitrogen  through gas switching box
  • Cooling: form 1500 oC to 100 oC in less than 30 min

 

 

 

 

TGA measures loss of water, solvent or plasticizer; decarboxylation, pyrolysis, oxidation, decomposition percent filler or ash, percent coke on catalysts, percent carbon in oil, percent volatile component in inorganics. This is a quantitative system to identify losses without knowing what are individual steps are (unless a chemistry of the sample is known).