Heated Helium Purifiers from VICI Valco Instruments

vici valco helium purifier

Note: These heated helium purifiers are unsurpassed at removing nitrogen. For applications which can tolerate slightly more nitrogen, unheated Metronics helium purifiers offer an economical option.

Carrier gas purity is essential in any application requiring extreme sensitivity. Impurities limit detector sensitivity and can even destroy capillary columns. The Valco helium purifier (HP2) provides "point-of-use" gas purification of helium or other noble gases, such as Ar, Ne, Kr, and Xe, to sub-ppm levels of reactive gaseous impurities.

Based on 10 ppm total inlet impurities, outlet impurities are less than 10 ppb for H2O, H2, O2, N2, NO, NH3, CO, CO2, and CH4. Other impurities removed include CF4, CCl4, SiH4, and light hydrocarbons.

The purification substrate is a non-evaporable heat-activated gettering alloy. This stable alloy is contained in a welded assembly, so the purifiers can be used safely in industrial applications with minimal precautions. When the getter is heated, the oxide film on the particle surface is eliminated, allowing helium to diffuse into the bulk of the getter particles. The purifier features a self-regulating design which maintains the getter material at the optimum temperature and eliminates the possibility of thermal runaway.

vici valco miniature helium purifier

The miniature version is designed to be installed in a gas chromatograph's flow path immediately upstream of the injector. The HPM will remove any contaminants introduced by flow controllers, elastomeric tube seals, pressure regulators, crude traps, or other system components that are not completely clean and leak-tight.

Purifers include a universal power supply.
Description Voltage Product No.
HEATED HELIUM PURIFIERS
Standard size 110 VAC HP2
230 VAC HP2-220
Miniature 110 VAC HPM
230 VAC HPM-220
REPLACEMENT POWER SUPPLY
For standard and miniature purifiers 110 VAC PS24VDC-CE
230 VAC PS24VDC-CE-220
REPLACEMENT GETTER ASSEMBLY
For standard purifier only I-23572HP2

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MAX OPERATING PRESSURE

1000 psig

CE COMPLIANCE

DISPOSING OF SPENT GETTER CARTRIDGES

Contact VICI to obtain a return authorization number. The packaged getter cartridge should be clearly marked "Traps for Disposal".

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