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News ReleaseAir Products Drives Standards of Accuracy in Gas Analysis

October 02, 2012

WWEM 2012 (7-8th November 2012)
Air Products: Stand E2


Air Products is driving standards of accuracy in gas analysis by using its extensive knowledge and expertise to develop gas products that are fit for the most testing laboratory and emissions-testing applications.

Laboratory analysts are coming under increased pressure to produce accurate data consistently and quickly, and having the right range of gas products close at hand has become essential. Accurate data is not only important in emissions-testing applications to ensure compliance with environmental legislation it can also provide managers with vital insights into the quality or efficiency of their production processes too.

Showcasing BIP® technology
Among the products being showcased at WWEM 2012, is Air Products’ patented BIP® technology – cylinders that contain gases such as helium, argon, nitrogen and hydrogen, with less than 10 ppb oxygen and less than 20 ppb moisture right to the last molecule. Often used as carrier gases in Gas Chromatography, these ultra-high purity gases can help to improve the accuracy and consistency of the analytical results while extending the life of the ‘column’ by reducing the risk of damage due to impurities in the carrier gas.

Gas mixtures with a 10-year shelf life
When the highest standards of accuracy are required, most analysts prefer to use calibration gas mixtures that specify uncertainties for each gas component individually and offer full traceability to national standards. Recent advances in the manufacture of these gas mixtures mean that many in Air Products’ range now come with up to a 10-year shelf life so that accurate calibration is maintained over many years without the need to buy replacement calibration mixture cylinders.

Non-refillable cylinders
Air Products has recently introduced to its portfolio a new range of non-refillable cylinders to help meet demand for applications where ease of use and portability are critical. Switching to non-refillable cylinders for low volume applications allows gas users to avoid rental charges when using smaller volumes of gas and benefit from speedy delivery of a wide range of standardised mixtures. These mixtures have been developed specifically for use in gas detection and other specialist laboratory applications.

Halia® oxygen technologies for the water and wastewater treatment market
For over 30 years Air Products supports customers with a number of Halia® water treatment solutions, promoting sustainability and waste water reuse. Through the combination of proven experience and commitment to innovation, with Halia®oxygen applications,Air Products can help solve treatment challenges like increase a plant efficiency whilst eliminating issues with odour or foam, reducing micro-contaminants or limiting the production of sludge volumes.

Gary Yates, Air Products’ European Product Manager Analytical and Laboratories, said:
“Air Products is at the forefront of development of specialty gas products to fulfil the most demanding laboratory and industry requirements. “Our products are designed and developed with the end user in mind and we know that their main concerns are accuracy and reliability, combined with functionality. We also know that cost is an increasingly important factor and we can help by developing products that extend the life of the column or come with an extended shelf-life.”

For more information about Air Products’ Experis® range of gases for laboratory and emissions-testing applications or Halia® technologies, phone 0800 389 0202 or email apukinfo@airproducts.com.  

Notes to Editors:

About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases; performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable. More than 20,000 employees in over 50 countries supply innovative solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. In fiscal 2011, Air Products had sales of approximately $10 billion. For more information, visit 
www.airproducts.com.

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