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Servomex 5200 vs. Handheld Analyzers

August 13, 2014 by Kristen Cifranic

A Servomex is a paramagnetic oxygen analyzer. It is used to tell you what your gas identity is and the strength / purity of that gas. A Servomexs accuracy is (+ or -) 0.1% oxygen and has been validated by ORSAT apparatus to USFDA Pharmacopoeia 23. Oxygen is magnetic! Oxygen is attracted to a strong magnetic field most other gases are not. This para-magnetism is used to obtain fast, accurate measurements. If your oxygen analyzer reading is 99.5%, then your oxygen is between 99.4% and 99.6% pure. Why cant I use my handheld analyzer when testing the identity and purity of my gas? A handheld analyzer uses fuel cell sensors which are much less accurate (+ or -) 3.0%. This means that your 99.5% oxygen could be anywhere from 96.5% and 100% pure (possibly not Oxygen USP)! Therefore, the FDA has specified using a paramagnetic analyzer, such as Servomex. NEW! Applieds A+ Check Maintenance with FREE Freight!* Protect the longevity of your investment, and meet FDA Requirements! Applieds new A+

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What Are Spec Gases? Why Do I Need Them?

February 26, 2014 by Kristen Cifranic

Spec Gases While transfilling oxygen gas all manufacturers are required to use a paramagnetic oxygen analyzer to determine the identity and strength of the gas. Prior to using the analyzer it must be calibrated to manufacturers requirements. In order to calibrate these analyzers the manufacturers require the use of specified (spec) or calibration gases that will provide the analyzer with a benchmark to compare to. Spec gases should include a COA (Certificate of Analysis) from the supplier of the gas. The COA should include the actual results of purity of the gas when analyzed by the supplier. When introducing gas from the spec gas cylinder into the analyzer be sure to use a low pressure regulator that limits the flow of gas to less than 10 psi. The common analyzer brands that are used in the compressed gas industry are Servomex and Oxigraf. The specific spec gas requirements for each analyzer are shown below. Servomex Nitrogen certified: This gas is used to calibrate and adjust the

Posted in Specifiedgases, Calibrationgases, Calibratingoxygenanalyzers, Servomex, Oxigraf, Paramagneticoxygenanalyzers, Nitrogencertified, Oxygencertified

Are You Calibrated?

September 20, 2013 by Victoria Marquard-Schultz

If your equipment is used in the manufacture, processing, packing, and holding of a drug product it must be routinely calibrated, inspected, or checked according to a written program designed to ensure proper performance. Heres what we recommend for common oxygen equipment. Servomex Or Paramagnetic Analyzer Paramagnetic oxygen analyzers are required by the FDAs current good manufacturing practices. Paramagnetic oxygen analyzers are different from handheld analyzers because they are more precise, and the final testing for USP oxygen must be done with a paramagnetic analyzer. Your analyzer should be calibrated every fill day and sent in annually for preventative maintenance. Gauges and Thermometers High pressure gauges, vacuum gauges, and thermometers should be calibrated to NIST standards annually. NIST stands for National Institute of Standards and Technology. The FDA specifically references this standard in their Guidance for Industry. Pigtails Pigtails used on your

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