PetroSense PHA100 Hydrocarbon Analyser

For Accurate Detection of Hydrocarbons in Water.

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The PHA-100 portable hydrocarbon analyser is designed to meet field monitoring requirements. In the analytical mode, this unique portable hydrocarbon analyser gives fast and accurate quantitative data for total petroleum hydrocarbons in water and vapour. The data correlates very well with lab gas chromatographic analysis. In the screening mode, it offers fast relative data on TPH contamination, tracking field gas chromatograph data for TPH, and responds strongly to BTEX components.
The Portable Hydrocarbon Analyser (PHA) is the ideal instrument for precise measurement and quantification of petroleum hydrocarbons dissolved in water and/or as vapour. The PHA is designed to meet rigorous field monitoring requirements and has proven itself in industrial, off-shore oil platform and remote field operation applications, while eliminating delays and costs associated with typical laboratory testing.
The Portable Hydrocarbon Analyser - PHA has been third-party certified by Ken Wilcox Associates. Underwriters Laboratories has performed UL, CUL and KEMA ia II certifications for use of the PHA in hazardous locations. Also, the PHA's AHP-100 (analogue probe) is listed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) List of Leak Detection Evaluations for Underground Storage Tank Systems and the State of California List of Leak Detection Equipment and Methods for Underground Storage Tanks, LG 113-12.
  • Detects Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons Directly in Water, Vapour and Floating Liquid 
  • Operates in Analytical or Screening Mode
  • Provides In-Situ, Real-Time Information
  • Quick Zero
  • Automatic Media Sensing
  • Easy to Use - Menu-Driven Software
  • 3rd Party Certified Equivalent to EPA Method 8020 
  • Florida DEP Approved Equivalent to FID for Soil Vapour Analysis
  • Probe Stability Indicator
  • Logs Data from 100 Samples
  • Serial Output to Laptop
  • Easy to Calibrate
  • Intrinsically Safe, UL, CUL, KEMA ia, CE
Performance Vapour Water
Operating Range
0-20,000 ppm as TPH
0-2,000 ppm as TPH
Lower Limit of Detection <10 ppm as xylene 0.1 ppm as xylene
Hydrocarbons Detected C6 and higher MW petroleum hydrocarbons C6 and higher MW petroleum hydrocarbons
Accuracy/Precision ±15% of reading ±10% of reading
Response Time (initial) <5 seconds <5 seconds
Response Time (to 95%) <1 minute <5 minutes
Operating Temperature Range 0°-50° C 0°-50° C
Trend Correlation with GC Data 95% 98% vs. EPA Method 8020


  • Remediation Monitoring
  • Site Assessment
  • Well Plume Monitoring
  • Storm/Waste Water Monitoring
  • Hydrocarbon Breakthrough
  • Leak Detection AST/UST