Specialty Gas Equipment Spotlight: Gas Purifiers

 At Arc3 Gases, PurityPlus® specialty gases for commercial, industrial, medical, scientific, and agricultural use are the focus of our business. But customers have no doubt they also can rely on us for everything required to transport, cache, regulate, and employ those gases safely. One such category of equipment they really go for is our line of gas purifiers.

The semiconductor industry particularly calls on us for point-of-use gas purifiers that eliminate impurities down to part-per-trillion (pptV) levels. This degree of purity is requisite for producing not only semiconductors but also all kinds of display, LED, and solar products.

To be specific, we supply …

  • high-pressure gas purifiers, these built for use in all types of laboratory and industrial circumstances where oil or water must be kept out of a gas to enhance its effectiveness and prevent equipment shutdown.
  • gas purifiers that, while much like our high-pressure models, are engineered to deal with higher capacities at a reduced working pressure.
Note that these two kinds of purifiers need to be used along with specially constructed replaceable cartridges containing one of a number of adsorbents. Depending on the cartridge/adsorbent ordered, these purifiers can exclude more than just oil and water from industrial process gases; they can also exclude water from inert gases and saturated hydrocarbons, exclude a variety of particulates, and exclude water from unsaturated hydrocarbons – acetylene, for example.
  • a series of gas purifiers specifically designed to exclude up to 1% of oxygen from a hydrogen stream down to a level under 1 ppm. They achieve this by catalytic action. If the catalytic materials aren’t corrupted (particularly by sulfur and halogens), they’ll operate pretty much forever and not need regeneration.

If you’re in need of quality gas purifiers for your operation, talk to Arc3 Gases, your local PurityPlus® specialty gas supplier today. Remember: specialty gases aren’t our only specialty!