PurityPlus® Grade 6.0 Gases by Noble Gas Solutions: Increased Production, Lower Costs

Critical gas users demand high-quality Carrier Gases for chromatography and all analytical applications. Offering these gases had better be a matter of course for any specialty gas provider. Over the past forty years, both the narrow detection capabilities of conventional technology and ever evolving analytical techniques have justifiably put greater demand on these gases. The gas specifications that satisfied 1970s needs may not work for those of the 21st century. Meeting and exceeding upgraded specs requires an unbroken investment by the gas supplier – in instrumentation and purification equipment, in training to obtain peak performance from these tools, and in constant review, testing, and corroboration of manufacturing and quality programs. So that we can stay a step ahead of your needs, we’re upgrading our ability to produce and certify the gases essential to your ever expanding applications.

What, then, are you purchasing? What is it you’re measuring? And what reward is there in buying the highest-purity gas your finances allow? Let’s look closely at the PurityPlus Specifications.

PurityPlus Helium,         UHP, 5.0                        Ultra Carrier, 5.5                       Chromatographic, 6.0

Minimum Purity            99.999%                        99.9995%                                  99.9999%

Oxygen                        < 2 ppm                       < 1 ppm                                   < 0.5 ppm

Moisture                       < 2 ppm                       < 1 ppm                                   < 1 ppm

Hydrocarbons              <0.5 ppm                     < 0.5 ppm                                < 0.2 ppm

Nitrogen                                                          < 4 ppm                                   < 1 ppm

Carbon Monoxide                                                                                           < 0.1 ppm

Carbon Dioxide                                                                                               <0.1 ppm

What’s it all mean? If you’re process measuring with components in percentage ranges, 5.0 gases are probably acceptable. If you’re measuring impurities in the 10–1,000 ppm range, you’ll realize a flatter baseline and more accurate measurements using 5.5 gases. And if you’re engaged in contaminant detection and quantification below 10 ppm, you’ll come out ahead using 6.0. That said, it isn’t only about taking standards into account. It’s also about our process. Are your cylinders pre-treated to prevent subsequent contamination from sidewall corrosion and degassing? Ours are. Are the instruments used to affirm these specifications continually calibrated using traceable standards? Ours are. And can this calibration be documented? Ours can.
 
If you’re a Albany user of high-purity gases, PurityPlus® by Noble Gas Solutions should be your top choice. We’ve committed a considerable amount of our financial resources to developing both tools and people. We actively participate in an all-inclusive round-robin program to check out our capabilities. We constantly audit ourselves by benchmarking against other producers and calling on a third-party auditing group to analyze us. And, unlike a number of our competitors, we can fulfill your gas requirements locally – doing everything from fielding whatever questions you have, to producing and delivering your gases and equipment, to eliminating any misunderstanding or error no matter how improbable. Take the time to compare. Then phone Noble Gas Solutions today at (518) 465-5229 or contact us online. We’re fully capable of handling all of your specialty gas needs from right here in Albany!