Integrated Analyzer System Solution: Advance Optima AO2000

The Advance Optima series features a modular system design and the broadest variety of analytical technologies, from specialized process photometers to in-line laser measurement. Ethernet networks provide centralized and remote operation. The series is designed for usage in hazardous environments and with flammable sample gases.

ABB Ability™–Maintenance Made Easy with Scalable Digital Solutions

  • Dynamic QR Codes offer quick and simple access to all pertinent diagnostic data for quicker troubleshooting and repairs.
  • Remote Assistance solution provides professional on-demand support, delivering remote diagnostic and assistance for the analyzers.
  • Condition Monitoring performs scheduled remote product health checks and gives accurate early warnings for recommended maintenance activities.
  • Genix Datalyzer is a cloud-based analyzer and fleet health monitoring tool



The Advance Optima process gas analyzers' modular design provides long-term investment security. Analyzer modules can be flexibly coupled to create custom solutions, and they can always be updated or expanded to include new functionality. Remote modules can be conveniently added and managed centrally.

The benefits that Advance Optima provides to users include:

  • One central unit and up to four analyzer modules:
    • With common control
    • With a common connection technology
    • In a common system housing
  • All analyzers use high-performance measurement technology:
    • Photometers
    • In-Situ Laser Analyzer
    • Oxygen Analyzer with new microwing technology
    • Oxygen Analyzers
    • Trace Oxygen Analyzer
    • Thermal Conductivity Analyzers
    • FID Analyzers
  • Multiple analyzer systems:
    • Up to four analyzer modules
    • With up to six sample components
  • Extensive automatic calibration:
    • With air or integral calibration cells
    • No need for test gas cylinders
  • The self-monitoring mechanism informs when maintenance is necessary
  • Hazardous area authorized models in conformity with international regulations, such as:
    • ATEX
    • EAC
    • CSA
  • Hazardous area version for FID, AO2040-Fidas24 Ex
    • For measuring flammable gases in Zone 1, 2, 21, 22
  • “Safety Concept” to measure flammable gases in Zone 2
  • Offers Ethernet TCP/IP interfaces, OPC server, PROFIBUS, and Modbus interfaces


Advance Optima Series–Design Variations

Source: ABB Measurement & Analytics, Americas

AO2020 AO2040 AO2040-Fidas Ex

19" rack-mounted version for controller, display/keypad, power supply, and one analyzer module. Additional housings for external analyzer modules are possible

Wall mounted version
Additional housings for external analyzer modules are possible

A special wall-mounted version is needed for the hazardous area installation of the FID analyzer (stand-alone).


Advance Optima Series–General Data

Source: ABB Measurement & Analytics, Americas

Size AO2020 Size AO2040 Size AO2040-Fidas24 Ex
483 mm W x 412(597)* mm D x 177 mm H
*values with connection box in brackets
444 mm W x 199 mm D x 412(597)* H
*values with connection box in brackets
444 (567)* mm W x 199 mm D x 412(601)* mm H
*values with connection box and purge controller in brackets
Housing protection Housing protection Housing protection
IP 20
IP 54 with connection box
IP 65 without power supply/display/control unit
IP 20
IP 54 with connection box
IP 65 without power supply/display/control unit
IP 65
Power supply Power supply Power supply
100…240 VAC, 2,2 A max 100…240 VAC, 2,2 A max 110 … 230 VAC, 2 A max.  


Analyzer Modules

The AO2000 series offers the broadest selection of analyzer modules. Up to four modules can be combined to create customized solutions.

All analyzers employ high-performance measurement technology and a streamlined calibration procedure that does not need test gas bottles.

  • Thermal Conductivity Analyzers
  • FID Analyzers
  • NDIR and UV Photometers
  • In-Situ Laser Module
  • Oxygen Analyzers
  • Trace Oxygen Analyzer

Source: ABB Measurement & Analytics, Americas

Type Name Sample Gas (Examples) Application
Infrared Photometer Uras26 CO, CO2, NO, SO2, N2O, CH4, C3H8, C2H4, ..
(max. 4)
Emission, firing, landfill, gas production, burners, fermenters, process monitoring
Process Photometer Limas21 UV NO, SO2, NO2, H2S, Cl2, COS, ...
(max. 3)
Production and processing of Cl2, cellulose, viscose rayon, plastic prod.
Process Photometer Limas21 HW NO, NO2, NH3, ...
(max. 3) 
Diesel engine, managing DeNOx, catalyzer
In-Situ Laser      
TDLS LS25 O2, CO, CH4, NH3, H2O, CO2, HCL, H2S, HCN, HF, ...
(max. 2)
Combustion optimization, DeNOx, process measurement and -optimization
e.g. in energy-, metal-, chemical-, petrochemical-, glass-, cement- and paper-industry
Oxygen Analyzer
Paramagnetic  Magnos28 O2 CEMs, Air fractionating, biochemical plants, purity, with microwing technology
Magnos27 O2 Flue gas analysis, roasting gas, cement flue gas
Thermal Conductivity
Silicon sensor Caldos27 Ar in O2, H2 in Ar, H2 in N2/Air, ... Hydrogen purity, turbo generator, inert gas monitoring, UEL/LEL monitoring
Glass cell Caldos25 H2 in Cl2, SO2 in N2/Air, H2 in N2/Air, ... Chlorine production, sulfur dioxide in smelter-off gas, ammonia dissociation
Flame Ionization
FID Detector Fidas24 Hydrocarbons Volatile organic compounds, emission monitoring, automotive industries, ambient air, process control



ABB provides a comprehensive set of services to help users and their processes, including:

  • Product commissioning
  • Maintenance and field services
  • Repairs
  • Spare parts services
  • My Measurement Assistant
  • Training


Digital and Advanced Service Products

ABB Ability™ provides scalable digital solutions for analyzers and systems, including:

  • Dynamic QR Code - Allows for quick transmission of all important diagnostic information for quicker troubleshooting and repair
  • Remote Assistance: For skilled on-demand service offering remote diagnostics and help for analyzers
  • Condition Monitoring: Offers scheduled remote product health checks and delivers trustworthy early warnings for necessary maintenance actions
  • Genix Datalyzer: Cloud-based analyzer fleet health monitoring solution

Discover how ABB's Scalable Digital solutions can assist users in making proactive and informed decisions on the health of the analyzer, as well as its maintenance and repair.

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