What does it do?

GC can be used to identify the make-up of virtually any material. Once a sample has been prepared, it is injected into the GC along with a carrier gas, its component parts are separated in the column and identified when they reach the detector.

Why is the carrier gas important?

Carrier gas purity is imperative for several reasons: impurities in the carrier gas will react with the GC column reducing its lifespan; impurities will also cause noise in your baseline and reduce peak resolution.

Is it hard to switch to BIP® gases?

As no special fittings are required, it couldn’t be easier to – simply order BIP® technology gases in place of your ordinary UHP gases.

How does BIP® technology help?

Through the inclusion of a unique integrated purifier in each BIP® technology cylinder, we can guarantee the lowest levels of critical impurities: oxygen, moisture and total hydrocarbons which are the most damaging in gas chromatography applications.

Should I use inline purifiers with BIP® technology gases

It isn’t necessary to use inline purifiers with BIP® gases; in fact we recommend that you remove them from the line once you switch over to BIP® technology gases, as there is a high possibility that they will actually introduce impurities to the gas stream.

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Do BIP® technology gases cost more?

When considering the cost of ultra-high purity gases users don’t tend to take into consideration the hidden costs, which can quickly add up.

There are many more factors than the price of the cylinder that should be considered:

Column life

How much could you save if the life of your column was longer?

Usable gas per cylinder

With an integrated purifier you can use more gas from a cylinder without contamination concerns

Costs associated with inline purifiers

There is both a financial and time cost associated with inline purifiers

Try our calculator to see exactly what you could save by switching to BIP® technology gases

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