Ensuring Superior-Quality Gases for Gas Chromatography


In the years since gas chromatography debuted well over a century ago, it’s become a necessary analytical tool in quite a few industries, the pharmaceutical and food industries chief among them. Face it: hardly any other ways of breaking up and analyzing the components of chemical mixtures are as simple, as effective, or as precise. Today, gas chromatography is omnipresent in the quantitative and qualitative analysis of complex chemical mixtures and the purification of chemical compounds. It’s also extensively used to control industrial processes and in the quality-control testing of products.

Of course, the carrier gases necessary for gas chromatography, aside from having to be either inert or unreactive, must be at least 99.995% pure – higher, on occasion! And that’s where Spec Air Specialty Gases comes in. Now, it’s true, we haven’t existed as long as gas chromatography. But, as a respected PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, we’ve been providing chemical researchers and assorted industries with carrier gases of the maximum purity feasible for quite a while now. We guarantee it, too. Why? Because Spec Air Specialty Gases, like all of the 600 PurityPlus® partner gas production facilities countrywide, is thoroughly inspected and certified every year by a recognized independent third-party outfit. Our Auburn customers will vouch for the purity we deliver.

Which carrier gas we deliver – helium (He), argon (Ar), nitrogen (N2), carbon dioxide (CO2), or hydrogen (H2), largely – depends on the type of detector used and the chemical components being examined. Typically, we supply gases suitable 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 Auburn customers also depend on us having the carrier gases they need when they need them. Local availability means as well that our customers have convenient access to our technical capabilities and can better cultivate the kind of tight relationship with us that’s beneficial to both parties.

If you’d like more information on how we accommodate the needs of those locally doing gas chromatography, Contact Spec Air Specialty Gases today.