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XC-30B MercSampler™ Automated Console

XC-30B MercSampler™ Automated Console

The XC-30B MercSampler™ Console, designed especially for performing Method 30B, simplifies sampling requirements by automating data acquisition, sample flow adjustments, leak checks, calculations, temperature control, and calibrations. Data is easily transferred to a Windows-based PC through USB interface. The XC-30B MercSampler™ performs dual sorbent trap sampling at flow rates up to 2.0 LPM and can be operated with your choice of probes and gas conditioning systems, including our TEC-4000HgP Stirling Gas Conditioner.

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A typical MercSampler System includes:

  • Automatic console: XC-30B sampling console
  • Gas conditioner: portable versions (TEC-4000HGP Thermoelectric Gas Cooler)
  • Stainless steel or alloy probes: optional length with single heater, for dual sample traps (available in 4′, 6′, 9′ and 12′ sizes), Method 30B probes
  • Heated umbilical/sample line: heavy-duty self-regulated heated sample line, available in a variety of lengths


  • Fully automated for paired sampling
  • Rugged and lightweight roto-molded linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE/LMDE) case with two molded-in ergonomic carrying handles
  • Dual dry gas meters and mass flow sensors
  • Alerts for port and traverse point changes
  • Simple data export
  • Compact portable system
  • Eight isolated type-K thermocouple channels
  • USB interface
  • Easily configured with Windows-based PC


  • Dry gas meters:
    • Dual dry gas meters with integrated optical encoders, resolution to 1 cubic cm
    • Model K2 positive displacement type
    • 0.7 liter per revolution
    • Optical encoder sensor with quadrature pulse output
  • Sample pumps: dual-head miniature diaphragm pumps with 12 VDC motors, max vacuum 22 inHg
  • Sample flow control:
    • Stainless steel sample manifolds fitted with mass flow sensors, vacuum sensors, and proportional valves
    • Constant flow sampling <300 ccm
    • Mass airflow: flow control, 300-2500 ccm
    • Proportional valve: voltage-sensitive orifice (VSO), 12 VDC
  • Data acquisition control board (DAC):
    • Enhanced flash 16-bit RISC-based microcontrollers; main and digital signal processing (DS), a real-time clock with auto backup and write protection to external SRAM
    • High-speed 14-bit A/D converter with parallel DSP interface
    • 1 GB SD memory card for data storage – stores up to 99 tests
    • USB 2.0 comm input connection
  • Communications: PC user interface via USB
  • Thermocouple multiplexer:
    • Accepts type-K Thermocouple inputs; input protection includes gas discharge tubes for ESD and surge protection
    • 11 Pic Microcontrollers, 1 for each channel and MUX circuitry
    • MUX Circuitry to receive multiple inputs and transmit selected output
    • 10 microcontrollers, one for each optically isolated channel
  • Integrated temperature control: designed into DAC for probe/trap heat control output via 25-amp solid-state relay
  • Pressure:
    • Barometric pressure: 600-1100m bar, 17.7-32.4 inHg, temperature-compensated, amplified output
  • Vacuum: 0-30 inHg, 0-101 kPa, 2% accuracy
  • Durable UHMW polyethylene case: roto-molded linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE/LMDE) case with built-in handles (Size 10U) 19-inch rack-mount panel
  • AC power: 120 VAC at 60 Hz or 240 VAC at 50 Hz
  • Dimensions: 23 in x 21 in x 12 in (58 cm x 53 cm x 30.5 cm)
  • Weight: 39 lbs (17.7 kg)


Additional information


240V/50Hz, 120V/60Hz