Parker Hannifin's Process Filtration Division is launching the NitroFlow Lab, a self-contained generator that produces up to 32lpm of pure LC/MS grade nitrogen at pressures of up to 8bar. A combination of compressor, filtration, and membrane separation technologies produces a continuous on-demand supply of pure nitrogen, thereby maximising laboratory productivity.
High- and low-pressure compressors are carefully matched to hollow-fibre membranes to separate the clean air into a concentrated nitrogen stream. Parker Hannifin says the innovative dual-compressor generator ensures that the NitroFlow Lab has several technical advantages over other LC/MS nitrogen generators.
Nitrogen is produced at low pressure and then compressed to 8bar. This ensures minimal maintenance of the system with no compressed air filter replacements or condensate to worry about. The compressor life is guaranteed under the Parker warranty for 8000 continuous running hours, which is claimed to be the longest warranty currently available on the market.
Typical applications include LC/MS/MS nebuliser gases for APCI and ESI, ELSD, Turbo Vaps and chemical solvent evaporation. According to Parker Hannifin, the NitroFlow Lab has been tried and tested by all the major LC/MS manufactures.