Parker Balston H2PEMPD Hydrogen Generator

New hydrogen generator supports up to 20 instruments with fuel and carrier gas.
By Parker Balston

The new Parker Balston H2PEMPD Hydrogen Generator will replace dangerous, expensive cylinders of hydrogen fuel gases and helium carrier gases in the laboratory, allowing users to supply, control, and automate all hydrogen gas supplies. The Generator will produce 1,300 cc/minute of 99.99999+% pure hydrogen. A single generator can support up to as many as 20 instruments with fuel and carrier gas. With delivery pressures of up to 175 PSI this product is ideal for Fast, Ultra-Fast and Flash GC applications.

Parker Balston H2PEMPD Hydrogen Generators are an excellent source of ultra-pure, dry hydrogen for a wide range of laboratory uses. The generator can be used with Gas Chromatographs (GC), as a fuel gas for Flame Ionization Detectors (FID), as a reaction gas for Hall Detectors, and as a carrier gas to ensure absolute repeatability of retention times. In high sensitivity trace hydrocarbon analyzers and air pollution monitors, the hydrogen produced ensures the lowest possible background noise. Other applications include using hydrogen for hydrogenation reactions and for FIDs used in the analysis of engine gas emissions in the automobile industry.

With an output capacity of up to 1,300 cc/minute, one generator can supply 99.99999+% pure carrier gas at up to 175 psig to multiple GS', and fuel gas to up to 45 FIDs. The Parker Balston H2PEM series hydrogen generators use a Proton Exchange membrane (PEM) to produce hydrogen on demand. Each generator incorporates a maintenance free palladium purifier module to remove oxygen down to <0.01 ppm and moisture down to <1.0 ppm. Only 100mL of hydrogen gas is stored in the system at any time. Based on cylinder gas savings alone, a Parker Balston hydrogen generator pays for itself in less than one year.

This new range of hydrogen generators incorporate breakthrough proton exchange membrane design, software, microprocessor controls and automatic water feed for unattended operation that laboratories can depend on. Up to 32 hydrogen generators can be connected together using Parker's cascading, load balancing software to supply gas to a large gas delivery system. Built in remote monitoring capability enables users to view system performance from a PC; multiple systems can be monitored at one time. Data logging of gas generator performance is incorporated into the H2PEMPD series for use in regulated environments where system validation may be required. Parker is offering a three year warranty on the Proton Exchange Membrane for this new to world product.

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2013/2014 Product Resource Guide Magazine Issue Cover
2013/2014 Product Resource Guide

Published: August 9, 2013

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