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Maximizing Lab Safety and Efficiency with Gas Generators

Lab gas generators offer several advantages over traditional gas cylinders while eliminating associated safety hazards 

Laboratory gas generators deliver purified gas directly to specific instruments in the laboratory including gas chromatographs and environmental chambers, to name a few. Various systems are available in the market for different gases including hydrogen and nitrogen.  

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While up-front costs of gas generators are high, they are considerably safer compared to gas cylinders as they limit the amount of flammable and compressed in the lab. Replacing gas cylinders with gas generators can lead to increased convenience and a decrease in overall laboratory costs. 

Though used predominantly for analytical applications like gas chromatography, gas generators also keep laboratories disinfected and sterilized. This is achieved by delivering gases including chlorine dioxide, ethylene oxide, and vaporized hydrogen peroxide for fast and robust surface disinfection and sterilization compared to manual cleaning. 

Altogether, gas generators are a valuable addition to a laboratory. There are many factors to consider when choosing which gas supply option is best for your laboratory and application: 

  • What type of gas do you require for your application?
  • What gas purity do you require? 
  •  Which analytical instrument will the generator be paired with and is it compatible? 
  • How much space will the gas generator take up? 
  • Does the generator meet all relevant regulations (CSA/ETC, EC, EMC, etc.)?

Download this resource guide to learn more about gas generators, why they are a safe choice, and how to choose the right option for your laboratory’s workflows and needs.  

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