Parker Hannifin Ltd, the global leader in motion and control technologies, will showcase its latest analytical gas generation systems on stand no. 736 at the ARABLAB Exhibition in Dubai, 7 - 10 March 2011.
The analytical gas system products being showcased at this major exhibition include high performance hydrogen, nitrogen and dry air generators, which have been developed to improve the productivity, profitability and sustainability of laboratories working in areas such as life sciences, chemical analysis and spectroscopy.
In particular, Parker will be exhibiting its latest range of innovative high purity analytical nitrogen generation systems, which incorporate the latest pressure swing adsorption and membrane fibre technologies respectively, and substantially reduce the cost of gas used in the laboratory. The compact, self contained generators, each with a small footprint, are fully automatic, simple and safe to set up and use, and incorporate reliable, low-maintenance technology giving a long, trouble-free operating life.
Systems provide an optimum range of flow rates and purities expressly suitable for LC/MS applications, especially AB Sciex and Agilent Technologies instruments.
The Parker nitrogen generators that employ proven pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technology utilise extruded aluminium modular columns that are filled with a high performance carbon molecular sieve to adsorb oxygen and moisture from a compressed air supply. The larger nitrogen molecules pass through each sieve to a buffer vessel, where the nitrogen can be supplied at carefully controlled pressures.
The surface area of the carbon molecular sieve material and the resultant contact time of the compressed air with the carbon molecular sieve, give rise to flow rate and purity.
The Parker nitrogen generators that employ novel hollow fibre membrane technology separate air into nitrogen and oxygen enriched streams via unique nano-porous polymeric material. The pre-filtered clean dry air is separated, yielding high purity nitrogen suitable for a wide variety of applications within the life science, chemical analysis and spectroscopy market sectors.
Similarly, the latest hydrogen gas generators from Parker have been developed to produce a safe, controlled and precise flow of ultra high purity hydrogen for chromatography, chemical adsorption, organic synthesis and atomic spectroscopy applications. Parker hydrogen generators utilise proven separation techniques based on proton exchange, via specially developed proton exchange membranes. Such technologies provide an extremely efficient method of separating hydrogen from water, offering levels of purity up to >99.9999%, with flow rates between 100 and 1100 ml/min.
Parker hydrogen generators offer a safe, sustainable, cost-effective and reliable alternative to high pressure hydrogen, helium and nitrogen cylinders that are commonly used in today's laboratory workflows, particularly for gas chromatography fuel and carrier gas applications.
Parker also introduces the new zero air generator range that utilises core platinum catalyst technology to produce clean dry hydrocarbon-free air. An external supply of compressed air is pre-filtered and passed through a heated platinum catalyst module whereupon the air stream is oxidised, removing organic impurities.
The resulting hydrocarbon-free air stream lowers the signal to noise ratio, ensuring a stable base line with no peaks or fluctuations. Each system is stackable with selected hydrogen generators to form a gas station suitable for all known GC combustion detectors.