GASES & CHEMICALS LABORATORY & LIFE SCIENCE
Headache-Free Moisture Analysis in Medical Oxygen
Medical oxygen, a widely used gas in the healthcare industry, must meet the necessary quality to prevent harm to patients. Strict standards outline limits to a variety of possible impurities in the gas, one of them being water vapor (H2O).
One of the most common standards for medical oxygen is the European Pharmacopeia (EP) standard. We are pleased to present a detailed Application Note, demonstrating experimentally that the Tiger Optics Spark analyzer allows accurate measurement of moisture in oxygen to within ±4% or 6 ppb, whichever is greater. Thereby, it demonstrates equivalency with the European Pharmacopeia standard, which mandates a relative accuracy of less than ±20%.
The Tiger Optics Spark analyzer affords a significant performance advantage over the incumbent electrolytic-based sensors, including:
- Faster speed of response
- Higher accuracy
- Lower maintenance
- Wider dynamic range
- Lower detection limits.
This allows for better throughput and simplified product qualification, ultimately saving end-users time and money. While the results presented here focus on moisture in oxygen, the flexible Spark is also ideal for measurement in many other gases, including nitrogen, clean dry air, and argon.
Application Note: Validating CRDS for Moisture Analysis in Medical Oxygen