BiovisION is a complete solution for stable isotope-based food analysis, consisting of the following modules:
isoprime visION Stable Isotope Analyzer
Simplicity is what isoprime visION is about. Creating something simple seems, well, simple - but in fact, simplicity can only be achieved once the fundamental requirements of our customers are understood. With this clarity, isoprime visION offers a completely new experience of stable isotope analysis: an experience where the user is free from the routine chores of maintenance, allowing them to focus on the science, not the instrumentation.
isoprime visION offers exceptional bulk and compound-specific isotope analysis through market-leading technology from Elementar and Agilent Technologies. Harnessing this technical ability through the isoprime visION finally opens the power of stable isotopes to practically any laboratory.
centrION monitoring gas handling and inlet interface system
centrION is the powerful core of the isoprime visION system. With complete automation through digital control, centrION is the central interface for isoprime visION’s inlet systems, as well as handling the monitoring and gas injections required for instrument performance-checking.
The great thing about centrION is that you don’t even know it’s there. Completely integrated into the isoprime visION footprint and handled intelligently by IonOS, centrION works seamlessly to perform complicated tasks with incredible simplicity.
With centrION, users are finally released from the daily maintenance of their instrument and can focus purely on their science.
ionOS BiovisION operating licence for acquisition and data processing
ionOS is the revolutionary new software for the isoprime visION stable isotope analyser. It works in concert with the isoprime visION and centrION to provide an unrivalled level of intelligent control.
Designed completely from the ground up with stable isotope analysis as the sole function, IonOS is the most sophisticated yet simple software suite ever created. Its clean user interface belies the level of sophistication within, giving users unrivalled capabilities to generate exceptional data with ease.
IonOS allows isoprime visION to reclaim responsibility for sample analysis from the user by offering incredible functionality both pre and post-acquisition, significantly reducing instrument contact time.
GC5 & Agilent 7890B GC
Compound specific isotope analysis is a fundamental tool for analysing complex oil samples for well profiling as well as analysing δ13C and δ2H isotopes of natural gases to determine their source and maturity. The GC5 offers exceptional sensitivity for low concentration analytes whilst maintaining chromatographic integrity of sample peaks during compound conversion. The robust and long-lasting oxidation conditions in the conversion furnace means that very high molecular weight compounds can be analyzed routinely. As a VAR partner of Agilent Technologies, the GC5 system takes full advantage of the market leading Agilent 7890B GC system to create the highest performance GC-IRMS system for your research.
Identify Compounds with GC-MS
When running complex oil samples, run times can extend up to 2-3 hours with 100's compounds eluting from the GC column. With this complexity, it is very difficult to confidently declare which compounds you are actually analyzing since the molecular structure of the compound is destroyed in the high temperature furnace. By combining an Agilent 5975C MSD with PetrovisION, a single sample injection can be performed resulting in both compound identification and isotope analysis saving large amounts of time through not performing two injections.
Analyse Bulk Isotopes of NSO's
Heavy oils contain large amounts of nitrogen, sulfur and oxygen (as well as other heavy metals) as well as asphaltenes and resins. This makes the oils less amenable to GC analysis and so bulk isotope analysis of these compounds can be useful to characterise the oils. Bulk δ13C and δ2H are also possible for quick screening of oils samples using the vario PYRO cube for high throughput.
Automate Gas Analysis with Isotubes
The use of Isotubes (ISOTECH Laboratories Inc.) to deliver natural gas samples from the well head to the laboratory is becoming increasingly common thanks to the easy shipment and durability of the Isotubes. We can supply PetrovisION with a specialized autosampler from Gerstel allowing for the rapid, fully automated analysis of large numbers of Isotubes, bringing high throughput and lower operating costs.
Perform Water Analysis
Water is commonly used in the drilling process, and the recent advances in hydraulic fracturing have brought scrutiny in to the consumption of water resources for this process. Analysis of oxygen and hydrogen isotopes may be useful for determining the source of waters and distinguishing between pumped surface waters and aquifers. Adding the vario LIQUID sampler to PetrovisION makes this analysis simple and straightforward.
PetrovisION is a complete solution for stable isotope analysis in
petrochemistry and comprises of these modules: