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Gasmet's app assesses compounds and concentrations

A Finnish manufacturer of gas monitoring instruments and systems, Gasmet offers for free an application for both iOS and Android smartphones, providing anyone with an interest in gas monitoring with quick and easy access to an enormous volume of highly useful information.

The app contains a link to a library of information on 500+ compounds providing IR spectra in addition to chemical formula, molecular weight, boiling point and other information for each gas. A dew point calculator predicts water and sulphuric acid dew points from H2O, O2, and SO2 concentrations provided by the user, helping stack testers and process engineers prevent problems relating to sample condensation. In addition, a combustion calculator provides estimates oxygen levels for a variety of user-selectable fuels from variable inputs for moisture and CO2.

A unit conversion tool is available for almost any compound, providing mg/m3 to ppm and vice versa, at zero or 20 deg C.

Gasmet offers a free application for both iOS and Android smartphones

Conveniently, the Gasmet app also works offline and doubles as a spectrum viewer for the proprietary Calcmet .SPE, .REF, and .BKG file formats. Antti Heikkilä, export manager at Gasmet, said, “This will be of tremendous value to the users of Gasmet FTIR analysers, providing them with fast access to commonly requested information. However, the app will also be a useful tool for anyone involved with emissions monitoring, regardless of which analyser they are using.”

The Gasmet FTIR Spectrum Library app is available from the AppStore for iPhones, iPad etc. and Google Play for Android.