HM330SN - Mobile Device
For Hydrogen Content Analysis

Analyser for determining and documenting the hydrogen content in aluminium melts according to the principle of the first bubble. Within the framework of the process, a sample crucible in the crucible chamber is filled with approx. 80 gr. of the melt to be tested. A vacuum is then created and when the first bubble rises, the caster acknowledges this by visual inspection and the software determines the corresponding hydrogen content on the basis of the criteria: Alloy, temperature, vacuum and time.

  • All measurements are identified and documented.
  • Quick and easy determination of the melt quality by the caster in less than 30 seconds.
  • The sample crucibles are reusable.
  • The thermal sensors used are characterised by long service lives, meaning that each sample costs just a few cents.
  • Measuring range >0.1 ml/100gr and <0.50 ml/100gr.
  • The technology is calibrated by IDECO as standard with a certificate and seal.
  • Designed as a compact, mobile device for flexible use in production operations.
  • The IDECO Hydrogen-Analyser is network-compatible as standard and therefore offers every possibility for integration into the in-house QA system and for further processing of the data (e.g. with the IDECO "QS-Master" software) to facilitate evaluation of the measurements in even greater detail (see also Quality Management / Software).

Tabular overview of the current measurements with sample identification and measurement result.

User-related identification of each measurement (e.g. "article", "customer", "batch", "furnace", "alloy", etc.) with plausibility check

Self-configurable selection or validation lists can simplify sample identification and avoid input errors.

Automatic measured value identification for frequently recurring entries, e.g. for follow-up measurements 

During the measurement process, the relevant parameters (vacuum, temperature, time) are recorded and simultaneously displayed on the monitor. 

The results of the hydrogen measurement (vacuum, temperature, duration, H2 content ccm/100 g) - together with the sample identification - are stored in a local database.

Search and filter function for all stored measurements

Hydrogen measurements can be subsequently supplemented with additional data (e.g. VAC-Test) and a comment

If a density index analysis system is connected to this device, VAC-Test measurements can also be documented separately (without a hydrogen measurement)

Printout of measurements on a local or network printer (if available)

Customised software adaptations are of course possible

Secured system ("kiosk mode"). No access to the operating system for the operator

Manual backup of measurements on USB data carrier

Further individual functionalities are possible when connected to a network, e.g.:

  • Import of master data to facilitate or secure identification input
  • Import of alloy-related or article-related min./max. target values for results evaluation
  • Automatic transfer of additional data from other devices (e.g. spectral analysis)
  • Automatic export of measurement results to a CSV file
  • Automatic data backup to a network folder

  • Oil-lubricated rotary vane vacuum pump with vacuum compensation control
  • Vacuum chamber with sight glass
  • Heating element for warming up the vacuum chamber to assist slow cooling of the melt
  • Casting ladle rack included
  • Fanless industrial PC: Intel ATOM CPU, SSD, Windows 10 IoT LTSC
  • Compact keypad with wipeable dust protection membrane
  • 15" LED monitor
  • Interfaces: USB, Serial D-Sub, Network RJ45
  • CE conformity
  • Tested according to DGUV provisions

  • Double-encapsulated PC for protection against aggressive ambient air

  • Design             Mobile Hydrogen-Analyser produced from a powder-coated steel structure and anodised aluminium cladding and racks. With industrial fixed and swivel rollers with brake
  • Dimensions     approx. W: 550 x D: 600 x H: 1,400 mm
  • Weight             approx. 126 kg
  • Energy
    • 230V / 50Hz
    • 115V / 60Hz
    • 127V / 60Hz
    • and more

We provide a 24-month warranty. The prerequisite for this is annual servicing by IDECO GmbH. (12-month warranty with 3-shift operation)

  • Coated sampling ladle
  • Coated sample crucible
  • Rack or suspended support for sampling ladle
  • Crucible tongs
  • Replacement vacuum fluid for vacuum pump
  • Operating manual