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2016 Product Resource Guide: Gas Generators & Specialty Gases

Due to the rising costs of storage and the safety risks inherent to using gas cylinders, many labs are switching to gas generators. 

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gas pressure gauge 6 Questions to Ask When Buying a Gas Generator or Specialty Gases

  1. How much space does your lab have?
  2. What application do you need a supply of gas for?
  3. How many systems will your gas cylinders or gas generator(s) supply?
  4. If you need to supply gas to more than one system, are you planning on having a central source of gas?
  5. What are the safety regulations that you must follow when using gases?
  6. What service options are available if you go with a gas cylinder supplier? What service options come with a gas generator if you go that route?

Which Gas Generator Is In Your Lab?

Hydrogen 34%
Nitrogen 33%
Zero Air 19%
Purge 4%
Calibration 3%
TOC 1%
Other 6%

Top 10 Features/Factors Respondents Look For When Purchasing a Gas Generator

Performance of product 93%
Durability of product 93%
Value for price paid 91%
Ease of use 90%
Low operating costs 86%
Low maintenance/Easy to clean 85%
Total cost of ownership 83%
Warranties 83%
Availability of supplies and accessories 81%
Service and support 80%


Looking For a New Gas Generator?

Lab Manager’s Gas Generator Product Finder utilizes a query-based system to quickly narrow the field of available gas generators to those that specifically meet the requirements demanded by your application.