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Gas Chromatography

KIN-TEK Analytical, Inc.: Permeation Tube Technology & Gas Standard Generators

Nov 24 2020

KIN-TEK Analytical, Inc. (KIN-TEK), a world leader and preferred provider of devices for creating trace concentration calibration gas standards and complex gas mixtures. KIN-TEK gas generators provide accurate, on-demand calibration standards for over 550 chemical compounds.

KIN-TEK revolutionised permeation tube technology further developing to produce Trace Source™ Disposable and Refillable Permeation Tubes. This technology is employed in KIN-TEK’s Gas Standard Generators providing accurate, on-demand calibration standards for over 550 chemical compounds, each with a Calibration Certificate traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

KIN-TEK’s products feature Disposable & Refillable Permeation Tubes and a range of Gas Standard Generators and accompanying modules to provide dependable gas calibration for laboratory & process analysers, including GC’s.

Permeation Tubes: Accurate, safe, and easy to use

Any lab that requires accurate calibration gas standards benefits from using KIN-TEK Trace Source™ Permeation Tubes combined with a KIN-TEK Gas Standard Generator. Permeation Tubes provide accurate sub-ppm to pptr gas concentrations for calibrating GC, GC-MS, and other devices without the requirement of gas cylinders. While both Trace Source™ Permeation Tubes and gas cylinders are certified NIST traceable, Trace Source™ Permeation Tubes provide; ease of storage and handling of multiple compounds, pure standard without addition of impurities or loss due to adsorption, multiple gases and multi-point calibration curve, and availability of over 550 NIST traceable chemical compounds. These problems are solved by using permeation tubes in lieu of gas cylinders. A KIN-TEK permeation tube used within a KIN-TEK gas standard generator is the best scenario for calibration.

KIN-TEK’s Gas Standard Generators include the FlexStream™, 491Flex™, EcoFlex™ and others. Gas standard generators can operate as stand-alone calibrators or be combined into a Gas Standard Generator System configured to solve the most complex applications.

The FlexStream™ is KIN-TEK’s flagship calibration gas standard system and is fully automated and expandable for generating precision calibration gas mixtures. The base module utilises a mass flow controller and PID temperature controller for precise measurements. It can be used as a computer controlled standalone permeation tube calibrator, or combined with other FlexStream™ modules to create complex ppm, ppb, or pptr mixtures.

The FlexStream™ Base Module is controlled by the color touchscreen or remotely with a user supplied PC running FlexLink™ Software. Supplemental FlexStream™ Modules include; PM Auxiliary Permeation Module, GF/PM Gas Feed Permeation Module, SD Secondary Dilution Module, HG Humidification Module, and IM Interface Module. Each FlexSteam™ System requires the base module with additional modules (up to 6 in a series). Multiple cabinets may be used to accommodate additional modules for the most complex applications.

KIN-TEK calibration devices may be used for blending low concentration gas standards required to calibrate highly sensitivity chemical analysers used in air monitoring, environmental health and safety, research and development laboratories, chemical process industries, portable and field monitoring applications, and universities. KIN-TEK delivers trace gas calibration product solutions and services worldwide to solve customer problems in the laboratory, field (portable), and process industries!


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