PCA®3

A powerful, easy-to-use commercial/light industrial combustion analyzer
  • Measures up to 4 gases simultaneously (minimum O2 and CO), including NOx using NO only or NO + NO2
  • Exclusive B-Smart® pre-calibrated sensors for easy field replacement or upgrades
  • 3.5 inch color LCD with customizable layout and zoom for viewing the readings you want to see
  • Ten standard fuels with option to add up to 2 additional fuels to the library
Flue Gases, O2, CO, NO, NO2, SO2, NOx, CO2, Carbon Dioxide, Sulfur Dioxide, Nitrogen Dioxide, Nitric Oxide, Carbon Monoxide, Oxygen, Flue

The PCA®3 is the perfect tool for busy technicians and boiler contractors who need to ensure safe operating conditions, determine combustion efficiency and perform emissions testing.  Up to 4 sensors can be installed, measuring all gases simultaneously, including NOx (calculated from NO or measured from NO + NO2).   Sensors can be added in the field without down time or replaced using B-Smart® pre-calibrated sensors. The PCA®3 calculates values like efficiency, CO2 and CO air-free to help monitor combustion processes effectively and accurately.

The PCA®3 is designed for on-demand or semi-continuous sampling of light industrial, institutional, commercial and residential furnaces, boilers and appliances. It complies with regulations such as U.S. EPA test methods, EN 50379, CTM-030 and state/local protocols including SCAQMD.  With sturdy metal gas and draft connectors, rugged construction, simple operation and quick, cost-effective maintenance, the PCA®3 is the workhorse of the industry.

Measurements:

O2

CO (low-range, H2-compensated)

CO (high-range, optional)

NO (optional)

NO2 (optional)

SO2 (optional)

Stack temperature

Primary/ambient air temperature

Draft/differential pressure

 

0 to 20.9%

0 to 4000 ppm

4001 to 20,000 ppm

0 to 3000 ppm

0 to 500 ppm

0 to 5000 ppm

-4 to 2192 °F (-20 to 1200 °C)

-4 to 999 °F (-20 to 537 °C)

± 72 inH2O (± 179 mbar)

Display

3.5 in. color LCD

Power

4x AA batteries or optional wall adapter

Run Time

10 hours minimum (alkaline batteries)

Size (H x W x D)

9.0 x 3.0 x 2.5 in. (22.9 x 7.6 x 6.3 cm)

Weight

2.4 lb. (1.1 kg) including batteries and probe

Fuels[1]

Natural gas, coal, oil 2/4/6, wood, kerosene, bagasse, propane, butane, LPG digester gas, KOKS, LEG, biofuel, +2 optional custom fuels

Operating Conditions

Analyzer: 32 to 104 °F (0 to 40 °C), 15 to 90% RH (non-condensing), 1 ATM ± 10%

Probe tip[2]: 1000 °F (538 °C) maximum, 10 inH2O (25 mbar) maximum draft

Warm-up Time

60 seconds

Memory

1000 locations (500/ea for manually-saved and automatic/data-logged records)

Communications

USB 2.0 (mini-B), IrDA

Approvals

CE mark, EN 50379-2

Warranty

2 years (including sensors)

 

[1] Depending upon combustion equation setting (North American or Siegert) – see manual for details

[2] For standard 12 in. probe, P/N 0024-3004

N. Amer. P/N

Siegert (Euro.) P/N

Description

0024-8440

0024-8460

PCA®3 225 with O2 and CO low-range

0024-8441

0024-8461

PCA®3 235 with O2, CO low-range and NO

0024-8442

0024-8462

PCA®3 245 with O2, CO low-range and CO high

0024-8443

0024-8463

PCA®3 255 with O2, CO low-range and SO2

0024-8444

0024-8464

PCA®3 265 with O2, CO low-range, NO and NO2

0024-8445

0024-8465

PCA®3 275 with O2, CO low-range, NO and SO2

0024-8446

0024-8466

PCA®3 285 with O2, CO low-range, CO high-range and NO

0024-8447

0024-8467

PCA®3 225 with O2, CO low-range and reporting kit

0024-8448

0024-8468

PCA®3 235 with O2, CO low-range, NO and reporting kit

0024-8449

0024-8469

PCA®3 245 with O2, CO low-range, CO high and reporting kit

0024-8450

0024-8470

PCA®3 255 with O2, CO low-range, SO2 and reporting kit

0024-8451

0024-8471

PCA®3 265 with O2, CO low-range, NO, NO2 and reporting kit

0024-8452

0024-8472

PCA®3 275 with O2, CO low-range, NO, SO2 and reporting kit

0024-8453

0024-8473

PCA®3 285 with O2, CO low-range, CO high-range, NO and reporting kit

0024-8454

0024-8475

PCA®3 295 with O2, CO low-range, NO2 and SO2 (0024-8475 does not include carrying case)

0024-8455

0024-8476

PCA®3 295 with O2, CO low-range, NO2, SO2 and reporting kit

 

All kits include (unless otherwise noted):

  • Probe with 12 in. sample tube (approximately 6 ft. total length), water trap, particulate filter and probe stop
  • Spare filters (qty. 3)
  • Protective rubber boot
  • 4x AA batteries
  • Fyrite® User Software
  • USB cable
  • User manual
  • Hard carrying case

 

Reporting kit adds:

  • IrDA wireless printer
  • 4 additional AA batteries

Part Number

Description

 

0024-1541

B-Smart® CO (low-range) sensor

0024-1542

B-Smart® CO (high-range) sensor

0024-1543

B-Smart® SO2 sensor

0024-1544

B-Smart® NO2 sensor

0024-1545

B-Smart® NO sensor

 

B-Smart® sensor exchange programs – many available, see B-Smart® ordering information in Technical Library

0024-0788

O2 sensor

0024-1492

Reporting kit (includes IrDA printer, USB cable, Fyrite® User Software and 4x AA batteries)

0024-8557

Flue plug kit

 0024-8557_FluePlug

0024-1254

Wall adapter

0024-3024

Probe with 24 in. sample tube

 

0024-3025

Probe with 36 in. sample tube

 

0024-7224

Sample conditioner

0024-1124]

20 ft. hose extension

0024-1310

Printer paper (5 rolls)

0007-1644

Probe filters (package of 3)

0104-1797

Thermocouple (10 ft., for combustion air temperature)

0104-1797 thermocouple (10ft)

0104-1798

Thermocouple (1 in., for ambient air temperature)

 0104-1798_Thermocouple_1in

0024-8242

Differential pressure and temperature kit