The Importance of High Purity Gas Equipment

If you or your company works with specialty gases, then you need high purity gas equipment to ensure efficiency and maintaining the highest quality. The specialty gas market can be divided into two basic types: pure gases and gas mixtures. Pure gases are, or course, a single kind and 100%. For example, pure gases include helium or nitrogen. Gas mixtures are combinations of pure gases that are combined for a specific application.

Generally speaking, there are six application categories for specialty gases; electronics and semiconductors, analytical and calibration, refrigeration, medical and healthcare, manufacturing, and others. There are a wide range of applications within each application category.

High purity gas equipment includes specialty gas regulators that are used to reduce high-pressure specialty gas from a process line or cylinder as needed to lower the pressure for suitable use. There are a variety of different high purity gas equipment including calibration gas cylinders, instrument grade nitrogen cylinders, specialty gas regulators, and specialty gas handling equipment.

According to the ISEA, more frequent gas calibration testing is recommended is environmental conditions that could impact instrument performance are suspected. This may include sensor poisons. The interval between testing should never exceed 30 days, although there is some flexibility within the 30-day windows.

The overall specialty gas market is expected to surpass $14 billion by the year 2026. According to one report, the market is being driven by predictions of cost reduction, yield improvement, and performance optimization. The expected increase in the market is more than 6%.

Changes in the market have impacted the price of pure and mixed gases, and as the market grows the supply and demand with greatly impact changes in the market. When working with gases, it is essential to have the proper equipment and follow all required checks and inspections. The regulations regarding the use and storage of gases are often strict due to the dangerous nature of the product. Pure and mixed gases can be volatile and dangerous if not handled properly.

Regardless of what gases you are using or for what application, ensure that you are aware of all the needed storage requirements and have the proper equipment on hand, as well as the appropriate safety equipment and procedures should there be an emergency related to the gases.

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