Controlled Atmosphere Glove Boxes and the Accessory Dilemma
By Bob Applequist, Senior Application Specialist
On October 01, 2014 in Articles
Okay, you’ve done it. You just decided on the Controlled Atmosphere Glove Box you’ll need for a new project. But what about all those “additional accessories” you might require?
The Oxygen and Moisture Removal System… is it necessary? Can you get by without it?
The simple answer is, “Probably not.” You’ll have to have an Oxygen and Moisture Removal System if you want the internal gas atmosphere to have a concentration of less than 1% oxygen (10,000 PPM).
It’s the same for Moisture Concentration; anything less than 1% Moisture, which approximately equals 200 PPM, will require an Oxygen and Moisture Removal System.
However… do you have access to building or house inert gas? Is it available for use on constant demand, 24/7? If you do, then the AtmosPure might not be required.
This is just one of the perplexing questions involved in Controlled Atmosphere Glove Box applications. Some applications are easy, while others can be quite difficult. There is no one Glove Box that is right for every application. Labideal will help you fill in the blanks of the big questions involving the selection of the most appropriate and most economical glove box system.