CH4 / C2H2 Methane & Acetylene Analyser - Trace Gas

LGR’s Methane/Acetylene Analyser is the world’s most advanced instrument for simultaneous measurements of methane, acetylene and water vapor. Quite simply, no other analyser provides higher performance.

Measurement of acetylene can be extremely useful in tracer studies of landfills and other scientific studies. For these tracer studies, the ability to report with high sensitivity and accuracy over a very large dynamic range is imperative. The MMA is extraordinarily simple to use, requires very low power and is extremely rugged which makes it ideal for field studies. In addition, analysis of the measured absorption spectra allows the instrument to accurately correct for water vapor dilution and absorption line broadening effects and thus to report CH4 and C2H2 on a dry mole fraction basis directly without drying or post processing.

Furthermore, LGR’s new “Extended Range” option provides accurate measurements at levels up to 10% (without dilution) without reducing precision and sensitivity at typical ambient levels.

Features and Benefits

  • Developed for applications requiring highest accuracy (Enhanced Performance model)
  • Gases measured simultaneously
  • Measured absorption spectra provides data validation
  • CH4 and C2H2 reported on drymole basis directly
  • Ideal for tracer studies and chamber flux
  • Widest measurement range
  • Extended Range option allows methane measurements at levels up to 10%
  • Validated at leading labs and monitoring networks, LGR’s EP models deliver unsurpassed peformance

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All LGR Analysers now come with a 2 Year Warranty as standard, underlying the quality and robustness of their manufacture and high reliability. Warranties can also be extended to 3 or 4 years at additional cost, at the time of purchase. Please enquire for further details.

Under normal operation and for the vast majority of applications, LGR Off-axis ICOS gas analysers require the minimum of servicing and maintenance.

One of the many benefits of this technology is long-term unattended reliability in the field.

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Annual maintenance would normally include an inspection of the internal pump (or external pump if fitted) and the replacement of the pump diaphragm and valve seals if necessary.

This can be carried out by the user themselves or by ET either on site or back in the ET workshop (for a maintenance quote, please contact us).

ET recommends that LGR Analyser users consider the purchase of a field maintenance kit which includes:

  • Replacement solid-state hard-drive with LGR operating system and specific system files pre-loaded, for quick and simple swap-out in the field if ever necessary.
  • Pump maintenance kit (internal) to include spare pump diaphragm and valve seals.
  • Mirror cleaning kit.


Please contact us if you would like to receive a quote for the field maintenance kit.

Additional maintenance will be required for the LGR Liquid Water Isotope Analyser (LWIA) and Auto-injector unit and also the LGR Dissolved Gas Extraction Unit (DGEU).

For these instruments, please refer to the operation manual supplied with these instruments.

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