Methanizer (Jetanizer™)

What is it?

The Jetanizer is the easiest and most robust methanizer. A methanizer is a chemical reactor that converts carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide to methane to enable sensitive detection by a flame ionization detector (FID) from <20 ppb to 100%!

Why is it important?

Low level detection of CO and CO2 is important in catalysis, hydrogen (H2) purity analysis, dissolved gas analysis (DGA) and transformer oil gas analysis (TOGA), ethylene/propylene monomers, safe entry analysis, and more. Traditionally, large nickel-catalyst-filled tube methanizers are used, however, they are prone to frequent failures, and they are difficult and time consuming to operate and maintain. ARC’s Jetanizer solves these challenges by improving response, robustness and ease of installation, by incorporating state-of-the-art catalysts into an FID jet. Moreover, the Jetanizer enables low level <1 ppm formaldehyde analysis by GC avoiding the pitfalls of HPLC analysis of formaldehyde.

Available on Agilent 5890, 6890, 7890, 8890, Intuvo and Shimadzu 2030 GCs

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The Jetanizer meets or exceeds the performance specifications for all methanizer applications/methods (ASTM, UOP, EPA, FDA, EN, ISO and more).

Legacy methanizers take 2-6 hours to install and replace. Jetanizers take <5 minutes.

Nickel catalyst methanizer

Methanizer installation

2-6 hour installation/replacement

ARC’s Jetanizer

Jetanizer installation

5 minute installation/replacement

Read this blog post about how switching to a Jetanizer can improve your instrument uptime and save you money.


Benefits over Traditional Methanizers

  • Lower up-front cost
  • No extra plumbing: minimize fittings and leaks
  • No extra heater or controller: utilizes heat from FID
  • FAST installation: in as little as 60 seconds or less
  • Higher sulfur tolerance
  • Higher catalytic activity = larger linear dynamic range
  • Free up space on the GC
  • No toxic metals: The Jetanizer™ does not contain nickel catalysts
    Jetanizer and Polyarc Comparison


    CO2 gas injections from 1ppm to 100% with Jetanizer/FID

    Jetanizer Chromatogram

    Jetanizer Linearity

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