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Fueling Success: Unlocking the Secrets to Gas Generator Upkeep

Prevent downtime, scheduling setbacks and catastrophic equipment failures, and make your lab stronger with a maintained gas generator

Various lab devices such as gas chromatograph-mass spectrometers (GC-MS), gas analyzers, electron microscopes, ion mobility spectrometers, and so on, require a consistent and reliable supply of clean, dry gas for optimal performance. Traditionally, high pressure gas cylinders have been utilized for the supply of carrier gases such as hydrogen, helium, and nitrogen for laboratories. 

Helium is widely used for GC experiments, while hydrogen and nitrogen are now being sought as equal, if not better, and more sustainable alternatives. Hydrogen’s high diffusivity results in greater linear velocities and shorter analyses while nitrogen provides the best possible separation efficiencies at the lowest velocities.

In this article, you'll learn about: 

maintaining your gas generator like a strong lab
  • Making your lab safer through use of a well-maintained gas generator 
  • Reducing catastrophic equipment failure 
  • Preventing major repairs 
  •  Extending system and component life 
  • Operating more efficiently
  • Lowering unnecessary repair costs
  • Reducing downtime 
  • Forecasting upkeep costs

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