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Gas Mixing: What is the Right Process Equipment for your Gas Mixing Applications?

Gas mixing, or gas blending, is integral to a wide range of application areas from sensor development and calibration to laser systems. Common needs uniting the underlying process equipment for this massive variety of distinct gas mixing systems include low cost of ownership and operation, high precision, and multi-stream capabilities – or at least the ability to easily upgrade the number of system channels that are required.

These shared requirements should not suggest that process equipment for gas mixing applications is available on a general-use basis. There are important considerations that need to be made when it comes to picking the right equipment for your gas mixing process, even the necessary features and parameters are standardised.

There are three primary pieces of information that underlie the design and optimisation of gas mixing process equipment. Each of these can vary within specific application areas and may even change over time. These fundamental metrics are:

  • Flow rate range in standard litres per minute (slpm)
  • Gas mix ratios range in relative percentages
  • Inlet/outlet pressure ranges in pounds per square inch gauge (psig)

A thorough understanding of these three key parameters will set you in good stead when it comes to choosing your process equipment.

Process Equipment from Fusion Flow Technologies

Fusion Flow Technologies was predicated by Alicat Scientific, one of the world leaders in scientific measurement solutions from mass flow controllers to analytical software. At Lab Unlimited, we are a proud supplier of both Alicat instruments and Fusion Flow Technologies process equipment. With the backing of Halma plc, an FTSA 100 group, Fusion Flow Technologies combines unrivalled knowledge of gas mixing challenges with the financial means to deliver truly bespoke solutions. Their premium process equipment can be tailored to your needs and co-created to ease the burden of choice and help clients find a flawless solution.

Once you have provided the necessary metrics, the next decision is which overarching system suits your needs best. There are two gas mixing systems with the same levels of precision and expertise in process gas mixtures: the modular gas mixing system and the turnkey solution.

Modular Gas Mixing System

The modular gas mixing system from Fusion Flow Technologies is designed to give end-users the freedom to determine where components should be placed. This empowers researchers to make their own orientation decisions in putting together completely unique process equipment. The system is delivered as a series of individual components and accessories which leaves the plumbing up to you. This can enable the construction of fully functional gas blending systems with components that are not placed in proximity to one another.

Read more about the Modular Gas System if you would like to learn the full features and benefits of this flexible processing equipment solution.

Turnkey Process Equipment

The turnkey gas mixing system was engineered to satisfy the demands of industrial process equipment. It has increasing usability to ensure that regular facility staff can operate the system as easily as experienced technicians. It is now the leading solution for gas mixing systems with plug and play functionality and seamless integration into existing systems. The turnkey gas mixer is sophisticated yet easy to use, meeting the requirements of factory settings with a robust enclosure that can provide exceptional measures of protection against dust, particulates, and adverse processing conditions.

If you would like to learn more about the features and applications of the Turnkey Gas Mixing System, simply read the full breakdown of this gas mixing solution.

Fusion Flow Technologies: Custom Gas Mixing Solutions

Picking the right process equipment is a complex decision that requires careful consideration of the end-use environment, budgetary constraints, and essential process parameters. Fusion Flow Technologies can deliver bespoke solutions that meet all your needs and requirements. To learn more about custom systems, contact a member of our sales team today!

Learn More About Gas Mixing and Blending:

Would you like to know more about Gas Mixing and Blending? Read our articles on What is a Gas Blending System and Things to Bear in Mind When Calibrating a Gas Mixing System.

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