Afrox has introduced a new speciality gas: Genie Helium N6.0. With a guaranteed minimum purity of 99.9999%, Helium N6.0 is the preferred carrier gas for hyper sensitive detection techniques such as Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC MS) and GC with pulsed discharge helium ionisation detectors (PDHID).

“In these applications high gas purity is of absolute importance as impurities show up in the base line as noise and can potentially mask important components. Helium N6.0 can be used to determine ultra-low parts per billion measurements which was previously never achievable with other less pure helium,” says Andisha Dukkan, Head of Specialised Markets for Afrox.

Afrox introduces new speciality gas

Other applications where Helium N6.0 can be utilised include medical applications, metals cutting and welding, metals refining and mining, fibre optics, electronics, instrument calibration, emissions control, radioactivity detection and environmental monitoring.

The gas is supplied by Afrox’s parent company Linde in Europe and represents the highest purity gas ever manufactured by the company, according to Dukkan. The total amount of impurities in Helium N6.0 is below 1 part per million, making it as close as possible to pure helium and the ideal carrier gas to achieve accurate analytical and laboratory results. Analysers can therefore be assured of more consistent and reliable outcomes.

Afrox will be supplying the gas in a new cylinder. Called the Genie, this steel-lined carbon fibre wrapped pressure vessel is encased in a tough, all-weather, recyclable high density polyethylene jacket.

The cylinder includes a built-in digital intelligence unit display, which indicates levels of usage and remaining gas. The display also has a low contents alarm which sounds when gas levels are dwindling.

Dukkan says that the Genie cylinder is more portable than standard cylinders, with two easy grip handles that also double as guards, and optional detachable wheels that enable users to move the cylinders effortlessly. “The 20 litre Genie cylinder with a fill pressure of 200 bar is a Linde patented technology and also features gas identification rings with colour coding that allows for easy recognition of gas types. The Genie cylinder weighs only 22 kg which is significantly lighter than the standard 20 litre cylinders while their wider construction makes them more stable and minimises the risk of cylinders accidentally falling over. Optional extendable handle units further increase their portability.”

Image/Video credit: http://www.linde-gas.com/en/products_and_supply/supply_modes/new_cylinders/genie/index.html


African Fusion

AfricanFusionAfrican Fusion, the official publication of the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW), aims to provide up-to-date insight into welding technology and the welding industry.

Capital Equipment News

Capital Equipment News is dedicated to the application of equipment and modes of transport that are used in the mining, construction, quarrying, and transport industries.

Construction World

ConstructionWorldConstruction World was first published in 1982 and has grown to become a leader in its field, offering a unique mix of editorial coverage to satisfy the diverse needs of its readers.

Electricity + Control

ElectricityandControlE + C publishes innovative, technical articles that provide solutions to engineering challenges in measurement, automation, control, and energy management.

Lighting in Design

LightingandDesignLighting in Design is a glossy, upmarket publication aimed at lighting professionals. It is the only B2B magazine in SA that is dedicated solely to the subject of lighting.

MechChem Africa

MechChemJanuary2017cover MechChem Africa supports African engineering and technical managers across the full spectrum of chemical and mechanical disciplines.

Modern Mining

ModernMiningEstablished in 2005, Modern Mining is one of SA's leading monthly mining magazines, noted for the quality and accuracy of its writing and the breadth of its coverage.

Modern Quarrying

ModernQuarryingModern Quarrying is firmly entrenched as a leading industry-specific magazine. It focuses on promoting the science and practice of quarrying and processing in southern Africa.

Sparks Electrical News

SparksElectricalNewsReadable and informative, Sparks Electrical News is the newspaper for those involved in installing and maintaining electrical supplies and equipment.

Full Name*
Invalid Input

Company Name*
Invalid Input

Your Email*
Invalid Input

Invalid Input

Postal Address 1*
Invalid Input

Postal Address 2*
Invalid Input

Postal Code*
Invalid Input

Street Address 1
Invalid Input

Street Address 2
Invalid Input

Postal Code
Invalid Input

Town / City*
Invalid Input

Invalid Input


Invalid Input

Invalid Input