• Innovative Nitrogen Generator Eliminates the Need for Bottled Nitrogen

Chromatography

Innovative Nitrogen Generator Eliminates the Need for Bottled Nitrogen

Dec 11 2008

Parker Balston has developed an innovative nitrogen generator to produce a consistent and controllable supply of nitrogen, eliminating the need for potentially dangerous nitrogen cylinders.

Parker Balston demonstrated the latest in LC/MS innovation at the 25th Montreux Symposium in November. The Parker Balston® NitroFlow Lab is a self contained generator that produces up to 32 lpm of pure LC/MS
grade nitrogen at pressures up to 8 bar.

The generator produces nitrogen by utilising a combination of compressors, filtration and membrane separation technologies. High and
low pressure compressors carefully matched to hollow fibre membranes separate the clean air into a concentrated nitrogen stream.

The combination of these technologies produces a continuous on-demand supply of pure nitrogen. Typical applications include LC/MS/MS nebuliser gases for APCI and ESI, ELSD, Turbo Vaps and chemical solvent
evaporation. The NitroFlow Lab has been tried and tested by all the major LC/MS manufactures.
The unique combination of the dual compressor generator ensures that the
NitroFlow Lab has several unique technical advantages over all other existing LC/MS Nitrogen Generators.

Nitrogen is produced at low pressure and then compressed to 8 bar. This ensures minimal maintenance of the system with no compressed air filter replacements or condensate. The compressor life is guaranteed under the Parker Balston® warranty for 8000 continuous running hours, the longest currently available on the market.

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