MicroNIR PAT-Ux – Viavi (NIR) ATEX certified

The MicroNIR PAT-Ux is the hazardous location version of the popular MicroNIR PAT-U miniature process spectrometer. It is ATEX, NEC, and IECEx certified for chemical, agriculture, food and feed applications. PAT-Ux enables real-time monitoring of drying, blending, and granulation/tableting operations. The PAT-Ux is safe in the presence of flammable gases, vapors, fibers, or dust, allowing users to move processes developed in the lab directly to production in hazardous locations.

  • Non-invasive, real-time NIR analysis for hazardous manufacturing locations
  • ATEX, NEC, and IECEx certified
  • Maintenance-free with no moving parts
  • Washable, IP65 & IP67 rated instrument head
  • Easy Ethernet and power connections

 

The MicroNIR PAT-Ux is ATEX, NEC, and IECEx certified for chemical, agriculture, food and feed applications. Derived from the popular MicroNIR PAT-U (designed for ordinary locations), the PAT-Ux is initially being deployed to monitor fluid bed drying in pharmaceutical manufacturing, flour analysis and processing, and explosives manufacturing. The PAT-Ux is safe in the presence of flammable gases, vapors, fibers, or dust, allowing users to move processes developed in the lab directly to production in hazardous locations. The instrument kit includes the MicroNIR Pro Software suite, a complete and easy-to-use chemometric modeling package that enables customers to build their own solutions.

 

Benefits

  • Non-invasive, real-time NIR analysis forhazardous manufacturing locations
  • Safe in the presence of flammable gases, vapors, fibers, or dust
  • ATEX, NEC, and IECEx certified
  • Interoperable with all MicroNIR instruments
  • Maintenance-free with no moving parts
  • Robust, reliable, repeatable
  • Washable, IP65 & IP67 rated instrument head
  • Easy Ethernet and power connections

 

Applications

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Fluid bed drying
  • High shear mixing
  • Granulation
  • Food and Feed Manufacturing
  • Grain & flour processing
  • Moisture, protein, fat, and sugar analysis
  • Industrial Processing
  • Explosives manufacturing
  • Polymers & petrochemicals

 

Product Description:

The MicroNIR PAT-Ux for hazardous locations consists  of two main parts: The spectrometer instrument head and the barrier box . The instrument head is identical to the well-established MicroNIR PAT-U with the addition of a wiring adapter for hazardous locations. The barrier box houses the interface electronics in a heavy, cast aluminum enclosure . The barrier box is hardwired to the instrument head and has user-available ports for connections to Ethernet, 24VDC power, and optional external trigger. The barrier box comes with mounting brackets for attachment to process equipment.

 

Software:

Like all MicroNIR instruments, The PAT-Ux includes the VIAVI MicroNIR Pro software suite with features for data acquisition, calibration and method development, user management, and real-time prediction. MicroNIR Pro software supports instrument performance qualification (IQ/OQ) per EP 2.2.40 and USP 1119 test criteria and tools enabling Title 21 CFR Part 11 compliance. An enhanced OPC interface is optionally available for integration with process control systems.

 

Process Integration:

The MicroNIR PAT-U can be mounted to process equipment sanitary flanges using a collet assembly and triclover clamp. A weld-in flange kit with sapphire process window is also available. Installation in hazardous locations requires trained and/or certified personnel according to local regulations.

 

The MicroNIR PAT-Ux for hazardous locations consists of two main parts: The spectrometer instrument head and the barrier box. The instrument head is identical to the well-established MicroNIR PAT-U with the addition of a wiring adapter for hazardous locations. The barrier box houses the interface electronics in a heavy, cast aluminum enclosure. The barrier box is hardwired to the instrument head and has user-available ports for connections to Ethernet, 24VDC power, and optional external trigger. The barrier box comes with mounting brackets for attachment to process equipment.

FEATURE VALUE
Instrument Head Ø 44.6mm x 112mm
Barrier Box 313 x 313 x 206 mm (12.3 x 12.3 x 8.1”) 17.5 kg (38.6 lbs.)
Connecting cable 1.25m (length)
User connections Ethernet 24VDC power External trigger (optional)
Certifications Class I Div. 2 Zone 1 & 2 Class II Div. 2 Zone 21 & 22 Class I Groups C & D Class II Groups E, F, and G

 

Technical Specs  for spectrometer instrument head MicroNIR PAT-U

Parameter Specification
Illumination source Two integrated vacuum tungsten lamps
Bulb life >40,000 hours
Illumination geometry Flood illumination/ 0° observer
Input aperture dimensions 2.5 x 3.0 mm
Sample working distance 0 – 15 mm from window
Dispersing element Linear variable filter
Detector 128-pixel InGaAs photodiode array
Pixel size/pitch 30 µm x 250 µm/50 µm
Wavelength range 950 – 1650 nm (10,526 – 6060 cm-1)
Pixel-to-pixel interval 6.2 nm for 950 – 1650 nm
Spectral bandwidth (FWHM) <1.25% of center wavelength (1% typical) (for example, @1000 nm, resolution is <12.5 nm)
Analog-to-digital convertor 16 bit
Dynamic range (Max) 1000:1
Measurement time (typical) 0.25 – 0.5 second
Integration time 10 ms typical, minimum 10 µsec, maximum limited by dark signal
Computer interface USB 2.0
Spectrometer weight 318 g (11.2 oz)
With window collar: 368 g or (13 oz)
Size 45 mm diameter x 69 mm tall
Power USB powered (<500 mA @5V)
Data format Encrypted, Unsb, CSV, and SPC output
Operating system Windows 8.1, 8, and 7
Software available MicroNIR Pro standard, Unscrambler X Lite, MicroNIR Process
Operating temperature 0 – 40 deg C (non-condensing)
Enclosure Stainless steel 316: dust and waterproof, sealed and cleanable to IP67 standard
Mounting Adaptable stainless steel tri-clover mount, screw into welded flange

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