Gas Generation
Is Your Laboratory Lean?
Depending on how your laboratory interfaces with the manufacturing world, you may or may not have heard of “lean.” Originating in Japan decades ago, “lean management” is an ongoing, holistic approach...
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Nitro Iced Coffee Uses Self-Contained Nitrogen Generators | Case Study
Battle Grounds Coffee is a small, community-oriented coffee shop in Haverhill, MA. The owners were challenged to find a more efficient and consistent way to deliver Nitro Coffee to their customers.  ...
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How to Prevent Contamination & Corrosion in Demineralized Water Storage Tanks
Power generation plants rely heavily on demineralized and deionized water to maintain required levels of water purity during process operations. Managing the water supply is critical under...
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Compressed Air Networks Are Under Pressure to be Connected
Representing up to 40% of the electricity consumed by a company, compressed air is a fluid with many challenges. Poor management of this fluid and/or the design of its distribution network results...
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The Hidden Costs of Gas Cylinders
Many laboratories still use high-pressure gas cylinders to provide gases for analytical equipment. The main reason for this dependence on gas cylinders is that this is the way it has always been...
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Nitrogen Generation System Reduces Costs in Additive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is a relatively new rapid manufacturing technology that has become mainstream in recent years. It covers a wide variety of processes used to produce a multitude...
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Best Practices for Designing Your Laboratory Gas Delivery System
Very often we take for granted the gas that is being supplied to our instruments, and that it will be of adequate purity and pressure to support our needs. There are a number of factors that can have...
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Energy-Saving Nitrogen Generator Prevents Gas Supply Disruptions
When it comes to supplying dry, inert nitrogen for manufacturing applications, there’s a lot more to PSA technology (pressure swing adsorption) nitrogen generators than vessels filled with CMS (carbon...
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A Safety Plan for Compressed Gases in the Laboratory
Using compressed gases in the laboratory can be a dangerous situation if they are handled improperly. Many gases can be explosive, flammable, corrosive, and toxic. Because the gases are under high...
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Optimum Nitrogen Purity for Modified Atmosphere Food Packaging
Modified atmosphere packaging is now a prerequisite for many food products, extending shelf life, appearance and taste by preventing or retarding spoilage mechanisms. Quite simply, modified...
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Using Hydrogen as a Carrier Gas for GC
Gas chromatography (GC) uses a wide range of gases including helium, hydrogen, and nitrogen as the carrier gas. The most common carrier gas is helium. In recent years, however, the availability of...
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Three Key Reasons Why Gas Generators are the Safest Option in Laboratories
Laboratories around the world require a reliable and consistent mixture of quality gases for a range of applications including gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)....
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A Simple Guide to How To Use Hydrogen in Flame-based Gas Chromatography Systems Part 3 of 3
There are a wide variety of carrier gases potentially available for use with gas chromatography (GC) systems, including helium, hydrogen and nitrogen. Your range of choices, however, may be limited by...
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How Switching to Hydrogen Can Impact Gas Chromatography Temperature Programs Part 1 of 3
Depending on the type of gas chromatography system employed, hydrogen is often an attractive replacement for helium as a carrier gas. It is less expensive and more widely available resulting in cost...
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Simple Safety Steps to Follow When Installing a Nitrogen Generator
A question that is frequently asked when considering the installation of a nitrogen gas generator is "will the system create an oxygen-rich or oxygen-deficient atmosphere that could be potentially...
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Three Safety Issues to Consider When Using Compressed Nitrogen Gas Cylinders
Approximately 36 percent of nitrogen gas supplied by gas companies is delivered in high-pressure cylinders. At first, it would appear to be a fairly simple method of supply, requiring a...
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Why You Need a Maintenance Plan for Manufacturing Equipment
In a manufacturing facility, it is essential that equipment runs at optimum performance, not only to maintain production but also ensure staff safety and product quality. In many cases, when equipment...
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Most Popular Filtration Technology Blogs of 2017
2017 saw economic growth accelerate and the indicators suggest that trend will continue. This puts productivity initiatives high on the list of manufacturers, keen on taking full advantage of...
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Facts You Should Know About Storing Compressed Gas Cylinders
Compressed gases such as zero air, nitrogen and hydrogen are commonly used in the laboratory for a broad range of instrumentation including GC with FID, LC-MS and FTIR. In many laboratories, the...
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Nine Reasons To Consider On-Site Nitrogen Generation
The majority of the world’s industrial nitrogen and oxygen is created through large scale cryogenic separation at an Air Separation Unit (ASU). The product these ASUs manufacture is normally sold to...
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