The word “siloxane” is usually referred to low molecular weight cyclic siloxanes. It has high boiling point, but is easily gasified from products containing silicon. Siloxanes have several excellent properties such as high lubricity, water repellency, and electrical insulation. Taking advantage of this, it is used in silicone rubber, oil, adhesives which are used inside electrical and mechanical products, personal care products such as shampoos and conditioners, and various other medical supplies and daily necessities.
Although siloxane has excellent properties, it can cause problems.
After gasification from silicon materials, siloxane decompose to SiO2 (silica) and adheres to the contact points of electrical components such as motors, relays, switches, and other electrical parts, used in automobiles, electrical and mechanical products. Silica acts as an electrical insulator and may cause contact failures.
Provides stable real-time measurement with high sensitivity (0-50 ppm).
No measurement bias due to human errors.
Analyzer runs without any auxiliary gases. Robustness and long-term stability due to HORIBA inhouse core technology.
Total Siloxane Analyzer VA-5000 Series
|Measurement range||0-50 ppm|
|Repeatability||+/- 1% of full scale|
|Linearity||+/- 2% of full scale|
|Zero drift (day)||+/- 2% of full scale|
|Span drift (day)||+/- 2% of full scale|
Siloxane Analyzer continuously and with high sensitivity measures the siloxane concentration during R&D and investigation, such as the siloxane durability tests and the simulation tests of contact failure due to siloxane adhesion.
If siloxane concentration is found to be high, manufacturer can prompt countermeasures and substitute production materials emitting siloxane such as adhesives by another materials.
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