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MCD
Manual Cracker Device

The Manual Cracker Device MCD is a simple, manually operated ampoule cracker which is intended to be used with our AGE 3 graphitization line. It’s a versatile tool to handle samples which are prepared offline and are not combusted in an EA. MCD lets you crack open glass/quartz ampoules containing CO from offline combustion. Sample gas is transported to the AGE 3’s trap with a helium/argon flow. 
With an integrated flow meter and a manual valve, the gas flow can be adjusted. MCD’s design gives you convenient access to the cracker bellows and allows for a safe and smooth handling. An integrated chemical water trap (recommended dry agent: Sicapent®) dries the sample gas online. The package includes our standard GSB gas switching box for convenient coupling and switching between different sample sources (EA/IRMS/CHS 2/MCD) for AGE 3.

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KEY FEATURES

•     MCD is a versatile and easy to use manual     cracker to process samples from any source with AGE 3

•     MCD’s design gives you convenient access to the cracker bellows and allows for a safe and smooth handling

•     MCD comes with the GSB gas switching box for convenient coupling and switching between different sample sources for AGE 3 •     Integrated in the Ionplus AGE 3 software

SPECIFICATIONS

•    Can crack glass tubes in the range from 6 to 9 mm in diameter and the length of 80 to 140 mm

•    Designed for gas samples with the size of 100 to 2000 µg of carbon

•    Integrated flow meter with manually adjustable valve

•    Integrated chemical water trap (recommended dry agent: Sicapent®)

 

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