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Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon  Hydrocarbon spectrometer

Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon (TPH) spectrometer


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The Model HC-404 is a filter based fixed wavelength infrared spectrometer designed for rapid accurate analysis of total petroleum hydrocarbons in water, soil and sludge samples.

The HC-404 TPH Analyzer is perfect for ASTM method D 7066-04, EPA method 418.1 & EPA method 413.2


  • Fixed wavelength 2930 cm-1 (3.42µ) allows for quick analysis without unnecessary scanning.
  • Digital readout in %T and absorbance, or in concentration mode for direct ppm readings.
  • Accommodates 10, 50, or 100 mm quartz cells for analysis to 1ppm or lower detection levels.
  • Built-in scale expansion and extended linear range for high concentration, using a simple 3-step calibration.
  • Peltier cooled PbSe detector provides greater than 2500 to 1 signal to noise ratio, resulting in the very best detection levels and excellent instrument stability.
  • Small foot print requires minimal lab space.
  • Hot quartz halogen source for the highest output possible.
  • Instrument simplicity. Intuitive controls allow for immediate operation.
  • Analyzing water on offshore oil rigs
  • On-site oil in water analysis
  • Monitoring of oil & water separation systems
  • TPH in soil at clean up sites or around underground oil tanks
  • Measurement of oil residue in solvent from metal parts cleaning
  • Testing hydrocarbon levels in recycled solvents
  • 2 year warranty
  • Leasing options available for domestic customers


Brochure & Manual: 

DOWNLOAD HC-404 Brochure PDF

HC-404 Total Hydrocarbon Analyzer Manual.doc


 Other useful HC-404 downloads


EPA Methods & Application Notes

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  • Hello! I write to you, because we have this model, the HC-404 Buck Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon TPH Analyzer, and we need to find some company in Colombia, that can help us with the maintenance and calibration of it, so, our questios is: Can you share with us some company that can do that in Colombia?

    For service on Buck instruments in Colombia, You can contact:

    Jorge  Zorro  Gerente Tecnico / Technical Mannager Analitica y Redes Ltda. Nueva direccion y telefonos Cra 70F # 78A-90 Int 1 (: Te: (571) 437 2697 - (571) 436 5287 (: Movil: (57)  318 521 5969
    *: Bogotá - Colombia

  • Please what is the weight for this item.

    The HC-404 total hyrocarbon analyzer is 15 Lbs