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Generation III
CoMic™

Platform Preview

Welcome to our preview of the CoMic™ platform.

We have been working hard over lockdown to move our projects forward, specifically in certifying our hardware and developing the software and analytical interfaces.

Check out the video to see what's happened, and scroll down for more details on the instrument, kits and software.

CoMic™ Analyser Generation III

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CoMic™ Analyser R352-01 Specifications

CPU
Intel 8th m3--8100y (1.1-3.4 GHz)
RAM
8 GB LPDDR3
Storage
64 GB
GPU
Intel HD Graphics 615, 300-900MHz
Screen
10.1” TFT LCD 1280 x 800
USB
USB 4 × USB 2.0
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
PSU Input
100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
PSU Output
12 V D, 4 A
Dimensions
335 x 289 x 155 mm
Weight
6 kg
Standards
EN 61326-1:2013
EN 61010-1:2010
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Download the R352-01 Instruction Manual
The Analyser is powered by the unique Anpera browser interface which controls QC, Experiment Set-Up, Measurement, and Micelle Analysis functions. A video of the UI in action can be seen at the top of this page, or through the link.

CoMic™ Kit Boxes

Reagent kits are available for the two key stages in the deployment process. Firstly, concentration series kits are used to determine if the chemical is micelle forming, and if so, the critical micelle concentration (CMC) of the formulation. Field & Spike Kits are used to calculate the micelle population of a production sample, and to allow estimation of concentration underdosage where no micelles are observed.

All required micelle analysis reagents and consumable plasticware are provided in each kit box.


Concentration Series Kits

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Concentration series kits are used in the laboratory to empirically determine the CMC of a chemical in a specific matrix (brine/hydrocarbon mixture).

A series of solutions must be prepared and equilibrated before adding to the kit vials, the lowest concentration of which is always 0 ppm.

Prepared solutions of 4 mL of known concentration are added to the vials before transfer to the Analyser.

Download InstructionsConcentration Series

Field & Spike Kits

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Field kits are used to determine the micelle population of a sample taken from a production or midstream point. The test is composed of addition of 4 mL of field water to vials 1,2 & 3 before transfer to the Anlayser.

Spike kits are used when field kits provide a zero (or low) micelle index. Three selected concentrations can be injected in increasing order to vials S1-S3 using a 1% stock solution of inhibitor.

Download InstructionsField & Spike