Calibration Gas Standards: An FAQ (Part 2)

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In the last post, we answered some common questions regarding calibration gas standards and specialty gas suppliers. But working with calibration gases is an incredibly complex process, and without thorough background knowledge, you won’t be able to get the most from your investment. Here’s part two of our guide that will answer some more commonly asked questions about calibration gases.

What is certification/analytical accuracy, and how is it measured?
In regards to calibration gas standards, certification/analytical accuracy occurs when a measured value agrees with its true value. These are known as certification values, and they are determined using statistical methods. This also includes instrument uncertainty as well as the level of instability, or reactivity, of gas within the container.

What is the average price of a unit of calibration gas?
When purchasing calibration gases for your analytical needs, it’s important to take the time to set a budget and find a high quality specialty gas supplier. It should come as no surprise that when determining the price of a container of calibration or specialty gas, the type of gas and container size factor heavily into the price.

When all is said and done, the product costs can run from $100 to as much as $3,000, depending on the size of the container and the type of gas.

What types of applications are specialty gases used for?
As we discussed in the first post, the specialty gas market has a number of different application types. To be more specific, the specialty gas market is categorized into six applications: electronics and semiconductors, analytical and calibration, refrigeration, medical and healthcare, manufacturing, and others. You should get an idea of the application type you need after sitting down for a consultation with your specialty gas supplier, who will also suggest the best specialty gas equipment for your needs. Don’t hesitate to make sure all of your questions are answered before investing in any type of calibration or specialty gas.

Ultimately, the global specialty gases market is forecast to surpass $14 billion by 2026. Taking the time to educate yourself about calibration gas standards is the key to making the right decision for your needs. For more information about specialty gas equipment, contact Mesa Gas.

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