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Photovac MicroFID Flame Ionization Monitor Rental

Detect up to 50,000 PPM Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) including methane CONFIDENTLY and RELIABLY. For accurate, reliable detection of VOCs in fugitive emissions or environmental applications, the Photovac MicroFID is the right choice in flame ionization detection. At just 8.1 lb. (3.7 kg), the MicroFID is the smallest and lightest data logging Flame Ionization Detector (FID) available.

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Easy to learn and use

One tutor key prompts you through basic operations. Critical data is displayed and logged in less than three seconds within the concentration range of 0.1-50,000 PPM. A simple two-step calibration holds for a full workday.

Designed for field use

The MicroFID is completely self-contained in a single hand-held package, so transportation and operation are simplified. The MicroFID ergonomic design includes a built-in handle and a rubberized keypad that can be used while wearing protective equipment. Replaceable and rechargeable battery packs operate for as long as 15 hours. The MicroFID is classified as Intrinsically Safe for both North America and Europe .

Rely on results that measure up

For trouble-free measurement of soil gases where the response factor consistency of an FID is mandatory, or where methane must be included in the total reading, the MicroFID has no equal. Make EPA Method 21 Fugitive Emissions Monitoring easy with the smallest and lightest FID available, the MicroFID.

Detectable Compounds

Saturated Hydrocarbons - Methane, Ethane, Propane, n-Hexane
Aromatics - Benzene, Toluene, Naphthalene
Unsaturated Hydrocarbons -Acetylene, Ethylene, 1,3-Butadiene
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons- Vinyl Chloride, Chloroform, Trichloroethylene, Methylene Chloride
Ketones - Acetone, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Methyl Isobutyl Ketone
Alcohols - Methanol, Ethanol, Isopropanol, n-Butanol
And more..

Items Included:
  • Photovac MicroFID
  • Sample Tip
  • Spare Filters
  • Battery Charger
  • Hydrogen Fill Adapter
  • Instruction Manual
  • Multi-Tool
  • Carrying Strap
  • EEI Calibration Record
  • Hard Case


43.4 cm (17.1“) long, 9.8 cm (3.85“) wide, 18.8 cm (7.4“) high


8.1 lb (3.7 kg)


Flame Ionization


16-key silicone with tactile feedback


2-line, 16-character dot-matrix, liquid crystal, for alphanumeric and bar graph readouts

Datalogger Memory

30 kilobytes or 750 entries

Chart Recorder Output

0 to 1 volt full scale

Serial Output

RS-232, 1200-19200 baud with no parity, for tabular and graphic printouts and connection to an IBM compatible computer

Audio Output

On Alarm, LoBatt and NoFlm

Inlet Connection

1/4" stainless steel compression fitting

Battery Type

Sealed lead-acid, field-replaceable pack

Battery Pack Lead Content

57% lead (Pb) by weight

Charge/Discharge Time

8 hr / 15 hr

Battery Charger

Automatically charges and maintains full charge in battery pack

Hydrogen Cylinder Capacity

9.2 liters at 1800 psig

Hydrogen Cylinder Discharge Time

12 hours

Materials in

Stainless Steel, Teflon®, Viton®

Sample Stream

Polypropylene, PEEK, nitrile chorobutadiene rubber

Inlet Filter

Replaceable 1 µm Teflon/Polypropylene

Inlet Flow Rate

600 mL/min ± 10%

Operating Temperature Range

5° to 40°C (41° to 104°F)

Storage Temperature Range

5° to 40°C (41° to 104°F)

Operating Humidity Range

0 to 100% relative humidity (non-condensing)

Operating Concentration Range

0.5 to 2000 ppm methane equivalent (Low Range), 10 to 50,000 ppm methane equivalent (High Range)


Methane: (after calibration with zero air and 500 ppm methane span gas): within ±0.5 ppm or ± 10% of actual methane concentration (0.5 to 2000 ppm range)


± 0.3ppm or ± 5% (0.5 to 2000 ppm methane range) and ± 3 or ± 5% (10 to 50000 ppm methane range)

Response Time

Less than 3 seconds (to 90% of full scale response)

Detection limit

0.5 ppm methane

Photovac MicroFID Manual676.24 KB