About Us

Established by Todd Kana in 2000

Bay Instruments, LLC assists researchers in acquiring the membrane inlet mass spectrometry (MIMS) capability developed by Todd Kana and colleagues at Horn Point Laboratory of the University of Maryland. Our focus is rapid, high precision measurement of the dissolved air gases, nitrogen, oxygen and argon, for applications in aquatic denitrification and system metabolism. We also provide solutions for other applications. Bay Instruments sells complete systems and specialized inlets, and we provide application expertise and assistance.

Bay Instruments provides services and products in the following core areas:
  • Manufacturer of Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometers for high precision dissolved gas measurement
  • Walz representative for photosynthesis equipment in North America
  • CISME sales and marketing representative
  • Pfeiffer Vacuum distributor of mass spectrometers and high vacuum equipment and supplies
  • CORE COMPETENCIES
  • PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
  • WALZ
  • CISME
  • PFEIFFER VACUUM
  • OUR CLIENTS

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Expertise: Membrane inlet mass spectrometry (MIMS)

  • Quadrupole mass spectrometry

  • High vacuum technology

  • Instrument customization

  • High vacuum instruments, equipment and supplies

  • Application assistance

  • Fluorescence

  • Photosynthesis

  • High precision gas measurements

  • Underwater metabolism studies

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

  • Complete Custom Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometer
  • Software Customization for Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometer Control
  • Delivery, Instruction and Initial Setup of Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometer
  • Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometry Consultation, Training, and Installation Follow-Up Services
  • Walz Fluorometers and Photosynthesis Equipment and Supplies
  • Walz Trouble-Shooting and Individual or Group Technical Training and/or Assistance
  • CISME Underwater Photosynthesis and Respiration Diver Portable Instrument
  • Pfeiffer Vacuum High Vacuum Equipment and Supplies
    • Pumping Stations, Rotary Vane Pumps, Diaphragm Pumps, Turbopumps

WALZ REPRESENTATIVE FOR NORTH AMERICA

In 2015, Bay Instruments became the exclusive distributor of WALZ photosynthesis equipment for the US and Canada. Our founder’s academic research includes 20+ years of experience with WALZ chlorophyll fluorometers , both for research and teaching. We provide technical, marketing, sales and training assistance to the WALZ company . We keep a limited range of instruments at our facility for demonstrations and loans.

Underwater Photosynthesis and Respiration Instrument

We have recently become the sales and marketing representative for CISME Instruments . The instrument is compatible with our expertise in photosynthesis and environmental gas measurements.

CISME was developed by Drs. Alina M. Szmant and Robert F. Whitehead, University of North Carolina Wilmington Center for Marine Science. They have a set of instruments available for testing by trained and qualified research divers who are willing to collaborate with CISME Instruments by giving feedback. A few “early adopter” units are available for sale.

CISME instruments are sold through Bay Instruments.

Pfeiffer Vacuum Equipment Distributor

We have incorporated Pfeiffer Vacuum quadrupole mass spectrometers and vacuum equipment in our MIMS since 1990. Pfeiffer Vacuum’s reputation for quality and reliability has translated to Bay Instruments MIMS that are low maintenance and high quality. Our relationship with Pfeiffer Vacuum allows us to quote equipment at substantial discounts in many cases. We sell only new, fully warrantied equipment. We are happy to provide quotes for any item in Pfeiffer Vacuum’s product line.

OUR CLIENTS

Our customers are primarily in the research community associated with university and government laboratories. Throughout our existence, we have incorporated Pfeiffer Vacuum, Inc. mass spectrometers and vacuum equipment in our value-added instruments. Through our unique coupling of the Bay Instruments mass spectrometer and Walz fluorometers, researchers now have a turnkey solution for sophisticated photosynthesis measurments.

  • CORE COMPETENCIES
  • PRODUCTS 
  • WALZ
  • CISME
  • PFEIFFER VACUUM
  • OUR CLIENTS

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Expertise: Membrane inlet mass spectrometry (MIMS)

  • Quadrupole mass spectrometry

  • High vacuum technology

  • Instrument customization

  • High vacuum instruments, equipment and supplies

  • Application assistance

  • Fluorescence

  • Photosynthesis

  • High precision gas measurements

  • Underwater metabolism studies

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

  • Complete Custom Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometer
  • Software Customization for Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometer Control
  • Delivery, Instruction and Initial Setup of Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometer
  • Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometry Consultation, Training, and Installation Follow-Up Services
  • Walz Fluorometers and Photosynthesis Equipment and Supplies
  • Walz Trouble-Shooting and Individual or Group Technical Training and/or Assistance
  • CISME Underwater Photosynthesis and Respiration Diver Portable Instrument
  • Pfeiffer Vacuum High Vacuum Equipment and Supplies
    • Pumping Stations, Rotary Vane Pumps, Diaphragm Pumps, Turbopumps

WALZ REPRESENTATIVE FOR NORTH AMERICA

In 2015, Bay Instruments became the exclusive distributor of WALZ photosynthesis equipment for the US and Canada. Our founder’s academic research includes 20+ years of experience with WALZ chlorophyll fluorometers , both for research and teaching. We provide technical, marketing, sales and training assistance to the WALZ company . We keep a limited range of instruments at our facility for demonstrations and loans.

Underwater Photosynthesis and Respiration Instrument

We have recently become the sales and marketing representative for CISME Instruments . The instrument is compatible with our expertise in photosynthesis and environmental gas measurements.

CISME was developed by Drs. Alina M. Szmant and Robert F. Whitehead, University of North Carolina Wilmington Center for Marine Science. They have a set of instruments available for testing by trained and qualified research divers who are willing to collaborate with CISME Instruments by giving feedback. A few “early adopter” units are available for sale.

CISME instruments are sold through Bay Instruments.

Pfeiffer Vacuum Equipment Distributor

We have incorporated Pfeiffer Vacuum quadrupole mass spectrometers and vacuum equipment in our MIMS since 1990. Pfeiffer Vacuum’s reputation for quality and reliability has translated to Bay Instruments MIMS that are low maintenance and high quality. Our relationship with Pfeiffer Vacuum allows us to quote equipment at substantial discounts in many cases. We sell only new, fully warrantied equipment. We are happy to provide quotes for any item in Pfeiffer Vacuum’s product line.

OUR CLIENTS

Our customers are primarily in the research community associated with university and government laboratories. Throughout our existence, we have incorporated Pfeiffer Vacuum, Inc. mass spectrometers and vacuum equipment in our value-added instruments. Through our unique coupling of the Bay Instruments mass spectrometer and Walz fluorometers, researchers now have a turnkey solution for sophisticated photosynthesis measurments.