Pure Gas Testing2023-01-11T13:54:42-06:00

Pure Gas Testing

Trace Analytics, LLC provides analyses for pure gases used in a variety of industries. Pure gas testing helps manufacturers meet their purity requirements.

Contact the compressed air testing experts at Trace Analytics.

Testing can include gas purity by difference e.g. the pure gas concentration is determined to ± 0.3% absolute, then all other determined gases are subtracted from 100.00% to arrive at the reported value.
We provide Pure Gas Testing for the following gases:

  • Argon
  • Nitrogen
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Oxygen

Impurity Testing – Inert Gases
Impurities such as oxygen, nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, total volatile hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbons, and water can be determined for the above pure gases. We can also provide analyses of particles, water, and oil for pure gas systems.

The following are gas specifications commonly used. We can also provide a custom specification based on your requirements.

Pure Gases - Selected Air Quality Specifications
CGA G-4.3-2007 Type I Grade D Oxygen 40 N/A N/A N/A 50 -54.5 99.5 N/A 0 None N/A
CGA G-10.1-2008 Type I Grade B Nitrogen N/A 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.1 99.0(N) N/A N/A N/A
Commercial Item Description, CID A-A-59503C, Nitrogen, Type I, Grade B 50 N/A N/A N/A 26 -64 0.5 99.5(N) N/A No Odor Particulate Matter Maximum Dimension, µm (M)
IEST-STD-CC1246D-2002 Levels 100 and A/100(I) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 100 (M1) N/A No. Particles 5 µm Dia. and Larger No. Particles 15 µm Dia. and Larger Additional Particle Size Ranges Below
1780 264 N/A
MIL-PRF-27401F-2008 Nitrogen Grade A Type I (N1) 58.3 N/A N/A N/A 26.3 -63.5 0.5 ≥99.5 N/A N/A Impurities, ppmv (M3)
USP Nitrogen 99 Percent-2007 N/A 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A ≤1.0 ≥99 N/A None Discernable N/A
USP Oxygen 99 Percent-2004 N/A 10 N/A 300 N/A N/A 99.0-100.0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
THC = Total Gaseous Hydrocarbons, ppmv
CO2 = Carbon Dioxide, ppmv
O2 = Oxygen, volume %
HS = Halogenated Solvents, ppmv
CO = Carbon Monoxide, ppmv
H2O = Water, ppmv
N2 = Nitrogen, volume %
Odor = Odor as supplied by customer
CH4 = Methane, ppmv
DP = Dew Point, °F at 0 psig
Oil = Oil Mist & Particulate, mg/m3
Air & Gas Specifications referenced above may be viewed and/or purchased from:
CGA - Compressed Gas Association U.S. Navy Dive Manual U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention

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