Generation III CoMic™
Welcome to our preview of the CoMic™ platform.
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CoMic™ Analyser Generation III
CoMic™ Analyser R352-01 Specifications
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
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.
Field & Spike Kits
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.