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What is a Cleanroom Air Shower?

Posted by Frank on  November 2, 2020
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A cleanroom air shower is designed to serve as a gateway controller between the clean production space and the outside world. Generally installed as entry systems, they reduce contamination by minimizing the entry and exit of particulate matter in controlled laboratory environments like cleanrooms. Although coveralls and protective gear along with strict regulatory guidelines are employed to prevent the entry of outside contaminants, sometimes, it isn’t enough. A hint of debris or lint can compromise

Four Uses of Nitrogen Gases

Posted by Frank on  December 10, 2019
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Nitrogen is the 7th most abundant element found in our solar system and our atmosphere is made up of 80% nitrogen gas. Nitrogen is used in various industries to manufacture products used daily by everyone. Let’s take a look at 5 every day uses for nitrogen gas. Preservation of Food Nitrogen gas is used to help with food preservation by preventing oxidative damage leading to food spoiling. A man-made atmosphere is generated using nitrogen gas

How Does a Vehicle Airbag Work?

Posted by Frank on  November 26, 2019
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A chemical reaction is the last concept to come to mind when talking about vehicle airbags. Do you know how an airbag is deployed? Of course, you do! When a vehicle crashes a sensor releases a vehicle’s safety airbags, safely keeping occupants from harm and cushioning the blow. But, do you know that a chemical reaction is to thank for being able to quickly and safely release a vehicle supplementary restraint system (SRS). Compressed gas

How to Generate Nitrogen for Industrial Applications?

Posted by Frank on  October 30, 2019
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How to Generate Nitrogen for Industrial Applications? Nitrogen gas makes 78% of the Earth’s atmosphere and one of the most abundant compounds available in the air. Industries such as food and drug manufacturing require the use of nitrogen as part of their process. But how is nitrogen gas generated, purified and used? What is Nitrogen Gas? Nitrogen makes 78% of the air we breathe, odorless, tasteless, and colorless. Nitrogen (N2) is a chemical element represents

Keep Your Acrylic Glove Box Surface Clean

Posted by Frank on  June 14, 2019
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How to Keep Your Acrylic Glove Box Surface Clean Acrylic is a light-weight, durable, and cost-effective plastic used in the construction of controlled atmosphere glove boxes. As part of every laboratory cleaning and disinfecting checklist should include cleaning the outside surface of your acrylic glove box. Cleaning the surface helps prevent the acrylic from becoming cloudy and collecting dust. Before you pull out your Windex bottle it is important to know that acrylic can be