PurityPlus® Grade 6.0 Gases by Elite Air: Greater Production, Increased Cost Savings

Critical gas users must have high-quality Carrier Gases for chromatography and any job requiring the application of analytics. Delivering these gases had better be second-nature to any specialty gas vendor. For better than forty years now, both the detection limits of common technology and ever evolving analytical processes have quite expectedly expanded the utility of these gases significantly. The gas specifications that addressed 1970s needs properly could be inadequate as this century moves forward. Meeting or transcending ever new specs necessitates a continual investment by the gas supplier – in instrumentation and purification equipment, in training to coax peak performance from these tools, and in frequent review, testing, and affirmation of manufacturing and quality procedures. In order to stay a step ahead of your needs, we’re upgrading our ability to manufacture and certify the gases you depend on in the 21st century.

What, then, are you purchasing? What are you measuring? And what reward is there in acquiring the highest-purity gas your finances allow? Let’s review the PurityPlus Specifications.

PurityPlus Helium,         UHP, 5.0                        Ultra Carrier, 5.5                       Chromatographic, 6.0

Minimum Purity            99.999%                        99.9995%                                  99.9999%

Oxygen                        < 2 ppm                       < 1 ppm                                   < 0.5 ppm

Moisture                       < 2 ppm                       < 1 ppm                                   < 1 ppm

Hydrocarbons              <0.5 ppm                     < 0.5 ppm                                < 0.2 ppm

Nitrogen                                                          < 4 ppm                                   < 1 ppm

Carbon Monoxide                                                                                           < 0.1 ppm

Carbon Dioxide                                                                                               <0.1 ppm

What’s it all mean? If you’re measuring processes with components in percentage ranges, 5.0 gases are most likely sufficient. If you’re measuring impurities in the 10–1,000 ppm range, you’ll realize a flatter baseline and more accurate measurements using 5.5 gases. And if you’re engaged in contaminant detection and quantification below 10 ppm, you’ll come out ahead using 6.0. But there’s more required than just recognizing standards. There’s our process as well. Are your cylinders pre-treated to eliminate later contamination from sidewall corrosion and degassing? Ours are. Are the instruments used to corroborate these specifications periodically calibrated using traceable standards? Ours are. And can this calibration be documented? Ours can.
If you’re a Riverside user of high-purity gases, PurityPlus® by Elite Air should be your top choice. We’ve invested heavily in tools and people. We actively participate in a broad round-robin program to validate our capabilities. We regularly audit ourselves by benchmarking against other producers and hiring a third-party auditing group to analyze us. And, unlike many of our competitors, we can fulfill your gas requirements locally – doing everything from responding to your queries, to manufacturing and delivering your gases and equipment, to solving any misunderstanding or error no matter how improbable. Look over every option you have. Then get hold of Elite Air today at (951) 686-7822 or contact us online. We can handle each of your specialty gas needs from right here in Riverside!