Schneider Electric's FXI Series 7 Process Gas Chromatograph is designed to improve quality, uptime and process optimization

July 17, 2018
Schneider Electric introduced its FXI Series 7 Process Gas Chromatograph, a faster, more reliable and safer gas and liquid composition process analyzer.

Schneider Electric introduced its FXI Series 7 Process Gas Chromatograph, a faster, more reliable and safer gas and liquid composition process analyzer. With newly-enhanced, user-friendly components and capabilities, the analyzer enables petrochemical, refining and chemical plants to increase the real-time efficiency, reliability and safety of their industrial processes.

EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform. EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity to deliver Innovation at Every Level. This includes Connected Products, Edge Control, and Apps, Analytics & Services. EcoStruxure has been deployed in 480,000+ sites, with the support of 20,000+ system integrators and developers, connecting over 1.6 million assets under management through 40+ digital services.

Built on Schneider Electric’s heritage of providing the industry’s most reliable, field-proven systems, the next-gen FXI Series 7 Process Gas Chromatograph features new software, electronics and detection enhancements that drive process optimization.

Equipped with parallel chromatography capabilities, the FXI Series 7 analyzer allows multiple detectors and ovens to be used simultaneously, significantly accelerating analysis time and increasing the range of applications within a single gas chromatography platform. The system continuously analyzes and quickly reports component concentrations and physical properties of process gas and liquid streams in a variety of applications, improving quality and throughput, while reducing capital investment, project execution risks and operating costs. Additionally, plant personnel can easily service the analyzer while it is powered and with the oven door open, without requiring the general shutdown of the analyzer, increasing uptime and reducing maintenance cost.

The system benefits both new and existing Schneider Electric customers. It incorporates seamless communications to connect directly with the company’s IIoT-enabled EcoStruxure Foxboro distributed control system. In addition, users of the Foxboro 931 series GC or earlier generation FXI Series GCs can seamlessly modernize to this latest platform, which lowers engineering and maintenance costs and extends asset life.

The FXI Series 7 Process Gas Chromatograph meets the latest revisions of global hazardous area classifications, as well as complies with the most recent ATEX, IECEx and NEC design criteria, making it safe for use in multiple industry applications. And when combined with other Schneider Electric products and solutions, such as EcoStruxure Profit Advisor, customers can see and control in real time how much value the analyzers are contributing to their business performance.