PurityPlus® Grade 6.0 Gases by Rocky Mountain Air Solutions: Increased Production, Improved Economics

Critical gas users won’t settle for less than high-quality Carrier Gases for chromatography and any job requiring the application of analytics. Providing these gases should be a core competency of any specialty gas vendor. Over the past forty years, the narrow detection capabilities of general technology in addition to evolving analytical methods have justifiably expanded the utility of these gases significantly. The gas specifications deemed suitable for the 1970s may be unsatisfactory for 21st century needs. Meeting or beating upgraded specs necessitates a constantly renewed investment by the gas supplier – in instrumentation and purification equipment, in tutelage to coax maximum performance from these agents, and in constant review, testing, and auditing of manufacturing and quality methodologies. In order to keep in front of your needs, we are expanding our ability to create and certify the gases you depend on in the 21st century.

So what are you purchasing? And what are you measuring? And what’s so important about going after the highest-purity gas your finances allow? Let’s examine 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 doing process measurement with components in percentage ranges, 5.0 gases are generally adequate. If you’re measuring impurities in the 10–1,000 ppm range, you’ll get a flatter baseline and more precise measurements using 5.5 gases. And if you’re doing contaminant detection and quantification below 10 ppm, you’d be better served using 6.0. But there’s more involved than simply 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 confirm these specifications frequently calibrated using traceable standards? Ours are. And can this calibration be documented? Ours can.
If you’re a Denver user of high-purity gases, PurityPlus® by Rocky Mountain Air Solutions should be your top choice. We’ve put our money in tools and people. We actively join in an all-inclusive round-robin program to test our capabilities. We continually audit ourselves by benchmarking against other producers and hiring a third-party auditing group to assess us. And, unlike a number of our competitors, we can take care of your gas requirements locally – doing everything from fielding whatever questions you have, to producing and delivering your gases and equipment, to resolving any misunderstanding or error however unlikely. Carefully compare your options. Then get hold of Rocky Mountain Air Solutions today at (303) 777-6671 or contact us online. We can serve each of your specialty gas needs from right here in Denver!