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Gas Identification Unit

Identification control of incoming gases for pharma and bioscience industries

as ID unit (ID cabinet)

Gas Identification at the push of a button. The Gas Identification Unit is a user friendly, innovative system to identify process gases based on their thermal conductivity.

This unit has been developed by Air Liquide to simplify the GMP compliance process regarding the identification of incoming materials. The European Union (EU) GMP guidelines specify in Volume 4 / Part 1 / Chapter 5 that:

"All incoming materials should be checked to ensure that the consignment corresponds to the order" and that "there should be appropriate procedures or measures to assure the identity of the contents of each container."


How does this innovative system work?

The identification procedure is very fast and very simple. First, connect the gas to be identified to the unit with the flexible hose. Any type of gas container from cylinders to bulk trailers are possible. Then, select the gas to be identified on the touch screen. Some additional information like batch number, user reference, … can be entered. Those will be reported in the identification protocol.

One push of the start button is all it takes to initiate the 5-minute identification procedure. Once completed, the result “Identity OK” or “Identity not OK” is simply displayed on the screen, and an identification report is generated. The electronic identification report is available in pdf format for direct printing and/or transfer to a laptop.

Gas ID unit installation

What are the advantages?

  • Suitable for process gases used in the pharma industry (e.g. N2, O2, CO2)
  • Only one device for all gases
  • Short measurement time (~ 5 min)
  • User-friendly, no need for a highly qualified operator
  • No safety risk since no intermediate sampling from the trailer or from the cylinders needed
  • No calibration needed
  • Report generated and transferable to printer / laptop
  • GMP compliant operation
  • Easy, simple and cost-saving solution to comply with the GMP identification testing requirement

What does it cost?

Gas ID Unit is provided by Air Liquide in form of a service rental fee.

Far reaching savings in both time and money depending on your current set-up.

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Safety first
no sampling
no handling on truck

GMP compliant
required GMP procedures are met
no need for high qualified personnel

Save time
no waiting for complex analytics results
no sampling container preparation

Save money
no investment
no operating cost
no truck waiting cost
no analytical laboratory rooms needed

Find out if our Gas ID Unit is right for you.