I. Quality Control in Military Applications
Problem: A wide range of safety equipment such as gas masks, hazmat suits, etc. are used by military and law enforcement personnel for protection from chemical and biological agents. Effective testing of these materials requires test gas mixtures, bothat toxic levels and safe levels. Toxic levels are used to challenge the safety equipment. Safe levels are used to calibrate analyzers which test for breakthrough.
Solution: KIN-TEK’s FlexStream™ and 491Flex™ gas standards generators are versatile enough to create the required test atmospheres for both toxic and safe levels.
II. Quality Control in Petrochemical and Refinery Applications
Example Problem: Impurities in polymerization grade Ethylene and propylene.
Ethylene and propylene producers are primarily faced with product concerns. The most common impurities are:
These compounds are monitored both on-line for process control and in the laboratory for product quality. Calibration and routine validation of these systems are primary issues. All of these chemicals are reactive and/or polar, and do not store reliably as static mixtures in cylinders. This makes it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to know the accuracy of the standards being dispensed by these cylinders.
Solution: KIN-TEK’s FlexStream™ and 491Flex™ Laboratory Standards Generators, and Span Pac™ I Series Industrial Standards Generator provide calibration standards for all these compounds, using KIN-TEK’s Trace Source™ disposable and refillable permeation tubes.
- The standards are generated fresh, eliminating the storage/deterioration problem.
- KIN-TEK’s permeation tubes improve the accuracy of the analysis.
- Our Gas Standards Generator instrumentation perform single-point span checks or multi-point calibrations with ease.