The Fast Thermal Activity Interpreter determines activation energies and rate laws at ambient temperature conditions
Fauske and Associates is introducing a new Fast Thermal Activity
Interpreter (FTAI) instrument for use by the chemical industry to
help control chemical reaction hazards.
As thermal activity in
chemicals can be induced by small amounts of contamination such
as metals or moisture, control measures require frequent
By keeping thermal activity below a specified
value, storage size and allowable transportation times can be
determined to prevent the occurrence of an uncontrollable runaway
Designed to monitor chemical systems undergoing
contamination induced gaseous decomposition reactions, material
oxidation or corrosion involving oxygen consumption, the Fast
Thermal Activity Interpreter determines activation energies and
rate laws at ambient temperature conditions.
As a result,
counter-measures can be activated to negate or control the
Intended for use on-site or on-line by technicians,
operation of the instrument simply requires scrolling though a
library of conditions and the appropriate method selected with
the press of a button.
Once the testing process is complete,
results can then be presented either by a standard LCD display or
compact flash memory card.
Other options include a printer or the
results can be sent to an Internet web server.
our Fast Thermal Activity Interpreter will be widely used to
monitor many type of chemicals," said Kris Fauske,
FAI's vice-president of operations and chemical systems.
"Unlike instruments from other vendors that often cost in
excess of $100,000 and take sixteen hours or more to complete a
single analysis, FAI's instrument costs around $20,000 and
has a measurement time of about one hour."