Lab Gas Issues? Ensure Quality and Maintain Production with a Restek Solution.

Lab Gas Issues? Ensure Quality and Maintain Production with a Restek Solution.

Gas generators are:

  • Affordable—Generators are cost-effective and quickly pay for themselves.
  • Reliable—Dependably produce a continuous supply of high-purity carrier and fuel gas.
  • Safe—Eliminate hazardous cylinders and free up valuable lab space.

Are you having trouble sourcing helium? The current helium shortage has severely limited availability and increased costs. Instead of letting your critical analyses depend on nonrenewable helium, switch to hydrogen and reliably generate your own carrier and fuel gas. With this great offer, now is the perfect time to switch to hydrogen!*

*Contact your instrument manufacturer before switching from helium to hydrogen, as it may negatively affect analyses. Hydrogen is also potentially explosive and should be used with care.

Gas Generators

Featuring Parker Balston hydrogen, nitrogen, zero air, and other generators as well as maintenance kits.

Gas Purification

Filters and traps to remove hydrocarbons, moisture, and oxygen from carrier and FID gas; connectors; S-traps; and accessories. 

Restek ProFLOW 6000 Electronic Flowmeter

Flowmeters that can measure flammable gases are becoming mandatory due to the increased use of hydrogen in chromatography. With its Ex rating, the Restek ProFLOW 6000 meter is designed specifically with explosive and flammable gases in mind.

Restek Electronic Leak Detector

Don't let a small leak turn into a costly repairprotect your analytical column by using a Restek leak detector.

  • Audible tone indicates the severity of a leak.
  • Redesigned circuitry offers 12 hours of operation between charges.
  • Detects a broad range of gases; Ex rated for use with hydrogen and other explosive gases.*

Ultra High Purity Regulators

Single-stage, dual-stage, and in-line gas regulators, switchover systems, protocol stations, and accessories.

Technical Articles

Petroleum & Petrochemical

Parker PEM Hydrogen Generators - Is your lab wasting money on bottled gas?

Relative to helium as the GC carrier gas, hydrogen from a gas generator reduces gas costs, cuts analysis time by 50%, and reduces temperatures needed for eluting analytes — which increases column lifetime. Parker ChromGas® hydrogen generators are safe, convenient, reliable, and easy to use.


Helium supply deflates, gas prices rise quickly

Supply issues are popping up with helium, but so far have had limited impact on industrial and contract buyers. The shortage is being traced to plants in the Middle East and Africa—one in Qatar and two in Algeria—that had been offline as well as domestic supply problems.

Petroleum & Petrochemical

Faster DHA Analyses Using Helium or Hydrogen

Rtx®-DHA columns are highly stable and can be run with helium or hydrogen under accelerated conditions. Restek has developed a new DHA method using Rtx®-DHA columns with hydrogen that can double refinery sample throughput.

General Interest

How Much Sensitivity is Needed in a Leak Detector?

Restek's Electronic Leak Detector is sensitive enough to find leaks below instrument pressure decay test levels and is available at a fraction of the cost of other hand-held units.

General Interest

Leak Checking a GC System - A Leak Free System Will Allow Greater Sample Throughput and Less Downtime

Analysts should use an electronic leak detector when installing a new column or fitting, changing a cylinder, or troubleshooting the system. The portable, reliable, easy-to-use Restek Electronic Leak Detector reveals minute leaks without contaminating the system.

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Parker Balston FID Gas Stations

Parker Balston FID gas stations produce 99.9995% hydrogen from deionized water and UHP zero air (<0.1 ppm hydrocarbons) from house compressed air, eliminating inconvenient, costly, hazardous cylinders. The note describes models available from Restek. (PDF - 563kB)

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Parker Balston Zero Air Generators

Eliminate the inconveniences, costs, and hazards of gas cylinders – reliable Parker Balston zero air generators produce UHP zero air (<0.1 ppm hydrocarbons) from house compressed air. This note describes all models available from Restek. (PDF - 473kB)

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Parker Balston Hydrogen Generators

Replace inconvenient, costly, hazardous gas cylinders with a safe, reliable Parker Balston hydrogen generator that produces 99.9995% pure hydrogen from deionized water at up to 510 cc/minute. This note describes all models available from Restek. (PDF - 655kB)

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Gas Management for GC Labs

Setting up and maintaining an effective gas management system is critical for GC labs. This guide provides an overview of gas management and helps you determine which components are right for your lab. Includes gas generators, regulators, tubing, fittings, gas purifiers, and more. (PDF - 1791kB)