Peak Scientific adds to its Genius range of gas generators with the NM-3G Nitrogen generator
Launched last year, the Genius range of gas generators from Peak Scientific is described as smoother, quieter, safer and more efficient than any other generator on the market.
The company has recently added the NM-3G Nitrogen generator to the range- a system which has been designed specifically for use with LC/MS (Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry) instruments.
When designing the NM-3G, Peak Scientific’s engineers worked with a number of LC/MS instrument manufacturers including Waters, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Agilent Technologies, Shimadzu and Bruker to build a nitrogen generator which would meet the approved flow rates, purities, pressure and reliability required by LC/MS applications.
The 3G range of generators benefits from improved compressor cycling for longer compressor life and new technology and programming.
Crucially, a back-up compressor ensures continuous operation in the unlikely event of one compressor failing.
“The back-up compressor fitted to the NM-3G makes it ideal for use in clinical applications.
These generators are designed for situations where failure simply isn’t an option and confidence in the generator is essential." said Chris Pugh, Engineering Director, Peak Scientific.
The NM-3G uses membrane technology to generate nitrogen, separating gases via the principle of selective permeation across the nitrogen membrane wall.
Fast gases permeate through the membrane wall more readily than slow gases, separating the original gas mixture into two streams.
This allows the generator to isolate nitrogen from normal air, which is fed into the system via internal air compressors making it a standalone system which doesn’t require an external air source.
The purity of the desired streams can be adjusted depending on operating conditions, with the system capable of delivering high-purity nitrogen at 30 L/min under normal operating conditions.