Assuring Superior-Quality Gases for Gas Chromatography


Since the time gas chromatography was first used better than a century ago, it’s become an essential analytical tool in certain industries, the pharmaceutical and food industries chief among them. Face it: few other techniques for separating and analyzing the components of chemical mixtures are as effortless, as effectual, or as precise. Today, gas chromatography is universal in the quantitative and qualitative analysis of complex chemical compositions and the purification of chemical compounds. It’s also generally used to control industrial processes and in the quality-control testing of products.

Of course, the carrier gases necessary for gas chromatography, beyond having to be either inert or unreactive, must be at least 99.995% pure – higher, occasionally! And that’s where Elite Air proves invaluable. Okay, so we haven’t been here as long as gas chromatography. But, as a trusted PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, we’ve been furnishing chemical researchers and diverse industries with carrier gases of the utmost purity achievable for quite a while now. We guarantee it, too. Why? Because Elite Air, like all of the 600 PurityPlus® partner gas production facilities throughout the states, is thoroughly inspected and certified per annum by a recognized independent third-party enterprise. Our Riverside customers will corroborate the purity we deliver.

Which carrier gas we deliver – helium (He), argon (Ar), nitrogen (N2), carbon dioxide (CO2), or hydrogen (H2), largely – is subject to the kind of detector in use and the chemical components being researched or tested. Typically, we offer gases appropriate for…

  • Thermal Conductivity Detectors,
  • Flame Ionization Detectors,
  • Electron Capture Detectors,
  • Helium Ionization Detectors,
  • Flame Photometric Detectors,
  • Photo Ionization Detectors,
  • GC-Mass Spectrometry,
  • High-Frequency Discharge Detectors,
  • Discharge Ionization Detectors, and
  • Ultrasonic Detectors

Our Riverside customers also count on us having the carrier gases they need when they need them. Local availability further means that our customers have quick access to our technical proficiency and can better establish the kind of close relationship with us that’s mutually advantageous.

If you’d like more details on how we address the needs of those locally working with gas chromatography, Contact Elite Air today.