BIP® cylinders contain a high-tech purification system and unique valve design that deliver ultra-high purity gas. BIP® gases are perfect for a wide variety of applications where gas purity is essential, for example as a carrier gas in gas chromatography (GC) where they improve analytical accuracy, reduce baseline noise and lower limits of detection. Helium, nitrogen, hydrogen and Argon are the ultra high purity gases most frequently used in a laboratory and they are all available with BIP® technology.
Legislation and tough competition have resulted in increased demand for ever more accurate and reliable analyses of a wide range of complex chemical compounds. BIP® gases have impurity levels as low as 10 ppb total hydrocarbons,10 ppb oxygen and 20 ppb moisture, meaning BIP® gases deliver the lowest level of impurities available anywhere.
BIP® gases have become the analytical standard for all applications requiring high purity gases with consistently low levels of impurities, typically used in gas chromatography, inerting and high quality welding.
"Switching over to BIP® cylinder technology is very easy because no adaptation of the current system is required."Dr Frank David, R&D Manager, Research Institute for Chromatography
Why is gas purity critical for my analytical application?
Some impurities can damage analytical instruments and affect accuracy of results. Oxygen and moisture are critical impurities in many analytical techniques.
It’s a success that’s widely recognised. BIP® technology received the Queens Award for Innovation in the UK in 2004 and is used by thousands of customers in Europe, including the top five manufacturers of analytical equipment as well as the national laboratories of seven European countries.