Guaranteeing Finest-Quality Gases for Gas Chromatography


Since the time gas chromatography debuted well over a century ago, it’s become an indispensable analytical tool in certain industries, the pharmaceutical and food industries chief among them. Face it: hardly any other ways of splitting up and analyzing the components of chemical mixtures are as simple, as efficacious, or as exacting. Today, gas chromatography is used virtually everywhere in the quantitative and qualitative analysis of complex chemical mixtures and the purification of chemical compounds. It’s also generally used to manage industrial processes and in the quality-control testing of products.

Of course, the carrier gases necessary for gas chromatography, beyond having to be either inert or unreactive, must be at least 99.995% pure – higher, on occasion! And that’s where WestAir Specialty Gases and Equipment truly makes a difference. Now, it’s true, we haven’t existed as long as gas chromatography. But, as a highly regarded PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, we’ve been supplying chemical researchers and various industries with carrier gases of the utmost purity feasible for a good, long time now. We guarantee it, too. Why? Because WestAir Specialty Gases and Equipment, like all of the 600 PurityPlus® partner gas production facilities across the United States, is fastidiously inspected and certified per annum by a recognized independent third-party enterprise. Our Southern California customers will vouch for the purity we deliver.

Which carrier gas we deliver – helium (He), argon (Ar), nitrogen (N2), carbon dioxide (CO2), or hydrogen (H2), largely – depends on the sort of detector being used and the chemical components being investigated. Typically, we supply gases fitting for…

  • Thermal Conductivity Detectors,
  • Flame Ionization Detectors,
  • Electron Capture Detectors,
  • Helium Ionization Detectors,
  • Flame Photometric Detectors,
  • Photo Ionization Detectors,
  • GC-Mass Spectrometry,
  • High-Frequency Discharge Detectors,
  • Discharge Ionization Detectors, and
  • Ultrasonic Detectors

Our Southern California customers also count on us providing the carrier gases they need when they need them. Local availability further means that our customers have timey access to our technical learning and can better establish the kind of tight relationship with us that’s mutually beneficial.

If you’d like to know more about how we satisfy the needs of those locally involved in gas chromatography, Contact WestAir Specialty Gases and Equipment today.