Supplying the Required Gases for your Laboratory
Many analytical instruments require highly purified gases for operation. For example, Hydrogen is required for gas chromatographs with flame ionization detection, dry air is required with Fourier Transform
Infrared Spectrometers, and Nitrogen is required with gas chromatographs, GC-MS and LC-MS systems. In addition, dry air, which contains exceedingly low levels of Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide and Water is required for Total Organic Carbon systems. Highly purified gases are also employed in a broad range of other activities in the laboratory; as an example, highly purified nitrogen is used to provide an oxygen free environment in dry boxes and to perform a variety of organic and inorganic syntheses.