Changing the way users think about high purity gas
25 Jul 2019
Air Products’ latest video is designed to demonstrate how BIP technology can impact the way users think about high purity gas.
The BIP range of gases is available with a minimum purity grade of 6.0 and guarantee the market’s lowest possible levels of potentially harmful impurities: oxygen (≤ 10 ppb), moisture (≤ 20 ppb) and total hydrocarbons (< 100 ppb).
Technology hidden in every cylinder filters out potentially damaging impurities before the gas leaves the cylinder. Purification is carried out at high cylinder pressures and innovative design means that the purifier is protected from damage and sealed away from atmospheric contamination.
BIP gases have a minimum purity of 6.0, but higher specification grades have been developed for more demanding applications. For those using GC-ECD (Electron Capture Detector) technique, where low levels of halocarbons are demanded Air Products has developed an ECD grade for both nitrogen and helium gases (<1 ppb).
Because potentially ‘active’ impurities are removed by BIP technology, gas can be users to a point beyond which cylinders would typically be switched, providing users with potentially up to 20% additional usable gas from each cylinder. They also remove the need for inline purifiers, removing the cost of purchasing, maintenance, service and disposal.