AC Analytical Controls (AC) and Varian, Inc. (Nasdaq:VARI)
announced today that they will jointly build customized gas
chromatography solutions for the worldwide petrochemical
industry. The solutions are based on Varian's unique 3800 gas
chromatograph (GC) platform and AC's dedicated software. AC
Analytical Control's relationship with Varian, Inc. marks the first
time its products have been married to Varian gas
Varian, Inc. has developed application-specific GC systems
for customers in natural gas, oil refining and petrochemical
manufacturing industries and has also built custom solutions for
specialty gas, environmental and pharmaceutical laboratories.
Varian's 3800 GC system offers the petrochemical industry the
flexibility of three channels allowing for more complex
applications to be run on a single instrument.
The relationship forged between AC and Varian, Inc. will
allow oil and gas companies the opportunity to choose among
multiple GC platforms to meet individual company requirements.
"The powerful combination of AC Analytical Controls and
Varian working together to provide tailored gas chromatography
solutions allows our petrochemical customers greater flexibility to
achieve their business goals," said Martin O'Donoghue, general
manager of chromatography and analytical supplies, Varian, Inc.
"In response to customers' requirements, AC Analytical
Controls now offers its well-known solutions on two different
hardware and various software platforms," said Thijs Cohen, CEO
of Analytical Controls.
The jointly developed AC and Varian customized gas
chromatography solutions will be available in June 2001. The
solutions meet or exceed ASTM specifications. Varian's
customized GC solutions are manufactured and full tested at
Varian, Inc. factories in Walnut Creek, California, U.S.A. and
Middelburg, the Netherlands and fully supported by Varian's
worldwide service organization. AC will continue to produce,
market and sell its solutions for crude oil and distillates, naphtha
and gasoline and refinery gas and natural gas, based on platforms
of customersÕ choice.