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Gas Generators and Specialty Gases

Systems are available for many different gases, including hydrogen and nitrogen.

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Gas generators deliver particular gases to specific instruments in the laboratory. Systems are available for many different gases including hydrogen and nitrogen. Though the upfront costs of gas generators are high, replacing your gas cylinders with a gas generator can lead to increased convenience and decreases in overall costs. Gas generators are also safer as they limit the amount of flammable and compressed gas in your lab. For a list of gas generator manufacturers, see our online directory:

6 Questions to Ask When Buying a Gas Generator or Specialty Gases:

  1. What type of gas do you require for your application?
  2. What are your current lab gas costs? Would a generator be more cost effective?
  3. What gas purity do you require?
  4. Which analytical instrument will the generator be paired with and is it compatible?
  5. How much space will the gas generator take up in your lab?
  6. Does the generator meet all relevant regulations (CSA/ETC, EC, EMC, etc.)?

Gas Generators: The Safer Option

This on-demand webinar covers the safety benefits of foregoing gas cylinders and opting for a gas generator instead. Watch now here:

Adapting to the Helium Shortage

In the fourth global helium shortage of the past two decades, many researchers are turning to hydrogen to circumvent the issue. Learn more about using alternative gases to adapt to the shortage here: