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Laboratory Gases

Research laboratories depend on many gases for essential processes, like preserving cells and controlling reactions. With a reliable gas supplier in the Meritus Gas network, you can find the right gases for your lab applications.

Gases for Laboratories

Research laboratories use gases for various applications. Technicians often need gases to create reactions, control environments and power critical instrumentation.

Nitrogen helps create a safe environment in laboratories. As an inert gas, it will not interact with chemicals or substances in the room. Laboratories add nitrogen to the atmosphere to remove oxygen in the air and eliminate the risk of combustion that oxygen poses. Additionally, nitrogen helps regulate the lab’s temperature and humidity to maintain the integrity of sensitive equipment.

Another application of nitrogen in labs is cryogenic freezing. Tissues and other samples must be kept frozen to maintain their quality for analysis. Nitrogen for cryogenic storage may also be used for cold transport applications when samples must move from one facility to another.

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Hydrogen is used for various analytical lab processes, including gas chromatography. It’s a beneficial carrier gas because it reduces the time for separation and allows for separation at lower temperatures. Beyond applications as a carrier gas, hydrogen is also used as a fuel gas for flame-ionization detectors (FIDs).

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Helium is also used as a carrier gas, specifically in gas chromatography-mass spectrophotometry. Much like hydrogen, this gas offers higher efficiency in separation than other gas options. Lab technicians may also employ helium for instrument span calibration.

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Argon is also an important gas for research processes and instrumentation. This gas is often used in mass spectrometers because it’s heavier than gases like helium and generates fragment ions that can be useful in some research scenarios. Argon also powers other analysis instruments that measure traits like atomic absorption and emission.

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Oxygen is combustible, making it valuable for elemental analysis. This gas also plays an essential role in cell growth inside incubators and bioreactors. Cell growth in these controlled environments allows lab technicians to study the characteristics of these cells and extrapolate information.

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The Meritus Gas Partners Network

Agriculture Gases From Our Partners

Meritus Gas Partners is a group of independently operated gas suppliers throughout the U.S. Our business model allows the Meritus Gas brand to provide the enterprise-level resources these suppliers need to serve their customers. With independent operation, our partners can run in a way that suits them and provide the personal customer service many lab operations want from their suppliers.

With a focus on long-term supplier relationships, our partners offer trusted service and high-quality gases to serve your industry demands. Flexible delivery options allow you to get your essential gases in a way that works for you. Learn more about our partners:

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Connect With a Partner Near You

Meritus Gas Partners serves lab operations throughout the country. We’ve selected each of our partners for their growth and customer focus. Find a partner location near you to connect with a committed and friendly team. You can also contact Meritus Gas to learn more about our business model.

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