6 Questions to Ask When Buying a Gas Generator or Specialty Gases
Gas generators deliver particular gases to specific instruments in the laboratory. Systems are available for a wide variety of gases including nitrogen and hydrogen. Replacing your gas cylinder with a gas generator can lead to decreases in cost and increases in convenience. Gas generators are also safer as the amount of compressed and flammable gas present in your lab is limited.
- What type of gas do you require for your application?
- Will you require more than one type of gas?
- What gas purity do you require for your application?
- Which analytical instrument will the generator be paired with and is it compatible?
- How much space will the system take up in your lab?
- What validation testing does the manufacturer perform before delivery?
Reliability and gas purity are key factors to consider when purchasing gas generators. Download this resource guide for additional questions to ask before buying a gas generator and additional information on the benefits of using gas generators.
If your lab has traditionally used gas cylinders to supply your analytical instruments, consider switching to a gas generator. Using these systems prevents your workers from having to move around large and heavy tanks containing compressed gas. They also supply gas on demand, meaning that you won’t have a large supply of flammable gas sitting in your lab at any given time.