KIN-TEK Trace Source™ Permeation Tubes are reliable and accurate. Because the calibration standard delivered by the permeation tube method is used fresh (i.e., dynamically), adsorption and reaction problems are minimized.
Our customers are increasingly concerned about compliance issues, OSHA, ISO 9000, GMP, and other industry requirements. Addressing these concerns, KIN-TEK supplies a certificate documenting traceability to NIST with every certified Trace Source™ Permeation Tube. Each tube is numbered and its emission rate is kept on file at KIN-TEK for up to 5 years
KIN-TEK also provides Technical Services for permeation tube recertification, annual instrument recertification, and periodic on-site calibration to help you maintain compliance with your internal standards.
Trace Source™ Permeation Tubes are very small compared to high pressure gas cylinders (disposable tubes are about the size of a pencil). Permeation tubes contain only a small amount of chemical thus limiting the possibility of acute exposure.
Eliminate The Danger of High Pressure Cylinders
Trace Source™ Permeation Tubes eliminate the hazards of handling high pressure cylinders. They contain analyte only under its own vapor pressure and have no valves to break off. Permeation tubes do not require special equipment to handle or transport them. Most permeation tubes can be shipped worldwide as non-hazardous goods.
One Trace Source™ Permeation Tube can often replace 10 or more gas cylinders. When used in a KIN-TEK Gas Standards Generator, one Trace Source™ Permeation Tube can typically deliver concentrations over a range of 20:1 with primary dilution and 10000:1 (or more) with secondary dilution.
To learn more, read the following PDF document titled Permeation Tubes: A simple Path to Very Complex Gas Mixtures.