5500 Series Compact FTIR
The Agilent 5500 Series FTIR instruments are small sized, midinfrared region spectrometer platforms specifically designed to provide the capabilities of much larger, traditional FTIR spectrometers, but without the complexity, maintenance requirements or cost. The instrument dimensions are only 20.3 x 20.3 x 11.4 centimeters (8.0 x 8.0 x 4.5 in) high and it is very lightweight (3.6 kg; 8 lb). Although the hardware platforms are in many ways the same, the Agilent 5500t FTIR system is designed specifically for onsite oil analysis, and the Agilent 5500a FTIR system is designed for sample analysis in challenging, multi-user environments. Both platforms provide versatility for use in a traditional analytical chemistry laboratory, a temporary field laboratory or even in the field. However, it is primarily intended for indoor use and is not designed for water-resistance or other extreme outdoor conditions.