Gas Supply System
On-site control of real-world catalyst reaction conditions.
The Climate Gas Supply System is a game changing system for catalyst research that integrates all control functions into one smooth platform. Optimised for the Nano-Reactor, the Gas Supply System controls the gas parameters at the sample allowing for imaging and analysis of catalyst particles at the atomic scale. The components that make up the Gas Supply System include all pumps, valves, pressure & flow controllers and sensors, and the user has direct control via the easy-to-use Climate Software. Reproducible experiments and results can be obtained with a few mouse-clicks!
Ultra Fast Flow Control Unit
Changing gas environment takes seconds, not minutes!
The robust and uniquely characteristic swing arm allows for the Gas Supply System to be positioned conveniently within the lab surrounding the TEM. The Flow Control Unit at the end of the swing arm can be manoeuvred and adjusted based on your lab space, allowing for the Flow Control Unit to be positioned perfectly behind the Climate Sample Holder. The distance between the pressure controllers inside the Flow Control Unit and the Nano-Reactor at the tip of the Sample Holder is best kept as short as possible to enable fast and direct control over gas flow and pressure around the sample. Typically, changing the gas conditions via the Climate Software results in the sample environment change in as little as 20 seconds.
Twin Pressure Controllers
Precise pressure control before and after the sample!
As the Gas Supply System has been specifically designed for the Nano-Reactor, twin pressure controllers are mounted in the Flow Control Unit to precisely control the pressure and flow rate before and after the Nano-Reactor (or inlet & outlet to the sample holder). This enables the user to perform experiments with (1) an equal pressure and different flow rates or (2) varying pressures and equal flow rate. Without the outlet pressure controller, a stable back pressure is not possible due to the variables relating to vacuum performance of the pump over time. Therefore, the twin pressure controller setup ensures a reliable flow rate and pressure at the Nano-Reactor.
Patent Protected Mixing Valve
Fast & easy control of the gas composition!
The Gas Supply System with it’s unique mixing valve provides users with total control of gas composition on-site without the need for a mixing tank. Changing the gases and/or the composition happens within seconds and directly changes the environment inside the Nano-Reactor that surrounds the sample. Similarly to all components of the Gas Supply System, the mixing value is fully controlled via the Stratus Software and allows for customisation of the workflow to the specific needs of the user / experiment.
On-site mixing of up to three gases
3 Mountable Bottles
Quick Connect Inlets
Patented Mixing Valve
Three 10L gas bottles can be mounted to the left side of the Mixing Station and connected to the Quick Connect gas inlets. Each gas inlet has a mass flow controller that is calibrated for a specific list of gasses. Oxidizing and reducing gases are separated by different inlet lines with the third used for inert gases that can purge the Gas Supply System / Nano-Reactor or dilute reaction gases in an accurate and controlled ratio.
Vacuum Test Tube
Safe & Clean storage of the Sample Holder!
Secure Vacuum Storage
Safety Leak Testing
As an integrated feature to the Gas Supply System, the Vacuum Test Tube is built onto the side of the Mixing Station and uses the internal turbo pump to safely store the Sample Holder in a contamination free vacuum environment. Additionally to safely storing the Sample Holder, the Vacuum Test Tube doubles as a leak tester following the assembly of the Nano-Reactor. This ensures that any misalignment done during assembly can be quickly identified before inserting into the microscope.
|Gas Supply Lines (Calibrated Gases)||Blue – Reactive Gas: CO, C2H2/C2H4, CH4, O2, CO2, Air (0.02 – 1 ml/min)|
Orange – Reactive Gas: CO, C2H2/C2H4, CH4, H2 (0.02 – 1 ml/min)
Green – Inert Gas: Ar, He, N2, CO2 (1 – 50 ml/min)
Dangerous / Corrosive Gases: Defined on a per case basis.
|Gas Mixing||Continuous for any combination of the 3 gas supply lines.|
|Gas Bottles||Not included. 3 bottles up to 10 L can be connected at 3 – 7 bar pressure|
|Pressure Control Range||50 – 2,000 mBar|
|Flow Sensor Range – Reactive Gas||0.02 – 0.70 ml/min|
|Pump System||Oil-free PVP + Turbo|
|Purge Inlet Valve||Included|
|Flow Control Unit||1.5 meter movable arm|
|Mass Flow Sensor||0.014 – 2 ml/min|
|Exhaust Line||125 mm diameter, with fan|
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