Guaranteeing Finest-Quality Gases for Gas Chromatography


Since gas chromatography was {{introduced well over a century ago, it’s become an indispensable analytical tool in quite a few industries, the pharmaceutical and food industries among the central ones. Face it: hardly any other techniques for separating and analyzing the components of chemical mixtures are as easy, as effectual, or as accurate. Today, gas chromatography is pervasive in the quantitative and qualitative analysis of complex chemical mixtures and the purification of chemical compounds. It’s also extensively used to monitor industrial processes and in the quality-control testing of products.

Of course, the carrier gases required in gas chromatography, aside from having to be either inert or unreactive, must be at least 99.995% pure – higher, occasionally! And that’s where Cryo-Source really makes a difference. Now, it’s true, we haven’t been here as long as gas chromatography. But, as an esteemed PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, we’ve been furnishing chemical researchers and various industries with carrier gases of the greatest purity attainable for ages now. We guarantee it, too. Why? Because Cryo-Source, like each one of the 600 PurityPlus® partner gas production facilities nationwide, is rigorously inspected and certified annually by a respected independent third-party organization. Our Portland customers will confirm the purity we deliver.

Which carrier gas we deliver – helium (He), argon (Ar), nitrogen (N2), carbon dioxide (CO2), or hydrogen (H2), largely – is determined by the sort of detector in use and the chemical components being researched or tested. Normally, we offer gases fitting for…

  • Thermal Conductivity Detectors,
  • Flame Ionization Detectors,
  • Electron Capture Detectors,
  • Helium Ionization Detectors,
  • Flame Photometric Detectors,
  • Photo Ionization Detectors,
  • GC-Mass Spectrometry,
  • High-Frequency Discharge Detectors,
  • Discharge Ionization Detectors, and
  • Ultrasonic Detectors

Our Portland customers also rely on us providing the carrier gases they need when they need them. Local availability further means that our customers have convenient access to our technical knowledge and can better foster the kind of tight relationship with us that’s mutually advantageous.

If you’d like to learn more about how we address the needs of those locally doing gas chromatography, Contact Cryo-Source today.