What is the Hydrocarbon Measurement?

Hydrocarbons are a family of compounds with a combination of hydrogen and carbon molecules Hx Cy.

When using infra-red absorption as the measurement technique the particular calibration gas needs to be specified because different types of hydrocarbons are absorbed at different levels. For example the hydrocarbon module used in the KM9106 is 20 times more sensitive to propane than it is to methane.

The hydrocarbon sensor used in the KANE Automotive analysers is specifically set for the hydrocarbon compound known as hexane.