John V. Hinshaw is senior staff engineer at Serveron Corp., Hillsboro, Oregon, and a member of LCGC's editorial advisory board. Direct correspondence about this column to "GC Connections," LCGC, Woodbridge Corporate Plaza, 485 Route 1 South, Building F, First Floor, Iselin, NJ 08830, e-mail email@example.com. For an ongoing discussion of GC issues with John Hinshaw and other chromatographers, visit the Chromatography Forum discussion group at http://www.chromforum.com.
In this instalment, John Hinshaw discusses the laboratory deployment of gas cylinders with appropriate pressure regulators, filtration, and gas fittings, as well as the question of cylinder retirement.
Safe and effective gas cylinder setup and use requires the right pressure regulators, fittings, tubing, and filters as well as careful attention to procedure. This month's instalment reviews how to get the best results from laboratory gas cylinders, how pressure regulators work, and what filters should be installed in gas lines.
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