Continuous Unattended Field Operation

Orsat has customized the installation of hardware and software to produce lab quality results in a robust field application for the continuous and unattended measurement of VOCs in ambient air

Orsat is a team of engineers and technicians
 

About Us

Orsat has been involved with continuous unattended ambient air VOC monitoring since its earliest implementation in the State of Texas Coastal Oxidant Assessment for Southeast Texas (COAST) program in 1994. Today, Orsat’s services encompass all aspects of site operation from deployment and consultation to operator training and application assistance in topics ranging from Microsoft Windows operation to gas chromatographic theory.

In particular, Orsat has customized the installation of hardware and software configured to operate co-operatively in the Windows environment which produces a robust application capable of delivering lab-quality results in a continuous unattended field operation.

[Orsat] performed exceptionally considering that there had to be communication between three agencies.

–Texas Commision on Environmental Quality

The end user is provided with certification data detailing the individual system performance at the time of start-up including background, detection limits, precision and linearity. Once configured, data recoveries are routinely 90–95%.

Over the past three decades, Orsat has deployed over 40 sites and currently maintains over 35 sites in the state of Texas for both public and private industry. In particular, Orsat has worked closely with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to monitor air quality in the Barnett and Eagle Ford Shale Formations.

Orsat is a State of Texas certified Historically Underutilized Business.

 

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Client Feedback

7 April, 2014

Exceptional customer service – Orsat consistently provides excellent customer service. They respond quickly to email requests, return phone calls promptly, and follow-up on date requests. Carol responded quickly and accurately when contacted early in the last quarter to provide a quote for relocating several autoGC monitors. Amy provided a list of Orsat inventory and the surplus inventory promptly. This company attends all requested meetings and comes prepared. They are responsive to concerns from agency staff about AutoGC method adjustments.
—Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

7 April, 2014

Provided technical/training/set-up assistance when not required – Orsat provided several training sessions with new operators and assisted them in their transition into their new role.
—Texas Commission on Environmental Quality>

1 October, 2013

[Orsat] performed exceptionally considering that there had to be communication between three agencies
—Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

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Orsat News

Carol Meyer
Presentation: Taking Your Lab to the Field: AutoGC Systems and the Data They Generate

Carol Meyer will be presenting at the Air & Waste Management's Measurement Methods and Technology Conference on November 8 at 10:40 AM in the Broadlind Ballroom. After the presentation, stop by Orsat's booth in the exhibition for a tour of MAX, our cloud based software for handling AutoGC data review, validation, and storage.

 
New InfoSheet: Markes/Agilent AutoGC System

The Orsat AutoGC System has been developed to enhance the analysis of VOC ozone precursors. The system is based on a laboratory quality analytical system using cryogen-free concentration and gas chromatography. Comprised of a custom integration of the Markes UNITY-xr Thermal Desorber and an Agilent 7890B Gas Chromatograph with the OpenLab EZChrom CDS, the Orsat AutoGC software and hardware is designed to automate many of the day-to-day site activities, freeing valuable staff resources for system evaluation and data validation.

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New InfoSheet: PerkinElmer AutoGC System

The Orsat AutoGC System has been developed to enhance the analysis of VOC Ozone Precursors. The system is based on a laboratory quality analytical system using cryogen-free concentration and gas chromatography. Composed of a custom integration of the PerkinElmer Ozone Precursor system with the TotalChrom Data System, the Orsat AutoGC software and hardware is designed to automate many of the day-to-day site activities, freeing valuable staff resources for system evaluation and data validation.

 

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