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BIP® Technology

Changing the way you think about high purity gas

BIP® cylinders contain a high-tech purification system and unique valve design that deliver ultra-high purity gas. BIP® gases are perfect for a wide variety of applications where gas purity is essential, for example as a carrier gas in gas chromatography (GC) where they improve analytical accuracy, reduce baseline noise and lower limits of detection. Helium, nitrogen, hydrogen and Argon are the ultra high purity gases most frequently used in a laboratory and they are all available with BIP® technology.

Legislation and tough competition have resulted in increased demand for ever more accurate and reliable analyses of a wide range of complex chemical compounds. BIP® gases have impurity levels as low as 10 ppb total hydrocarbons,10 ppb oxygen and 20 ppb moisture, meaning BIP® gases deliver the lowest level of impurities available anywhere.

BIP® gases have become the analytical standard for all applications requiring high purity gases with consistently low levels of impurities, typically used in gas chromatography, inerting and high quality welding.


Specialist analytical and industrial applications require an assurance of gas purity at the point of use. All BIP® gases guarantee the highest levels of purity, with ultra low impurity levels using their built in purifier, ensuring accuracy of results, as the gases have impurity levels as low as 10 ppb THC, 10 ppb of O₂ and 20 ppb of H₂O. Using BIP® Helium, can dependent upon the application extend the life of the equipment being used, saving organisations both time and money.

​Unique Features of BIP® Technology

More Accurate Analysis

Greater sensitivity and lower limits of detection

Lower Operational Costs

BIP® technology removes harmful impurities, increasing equipment lifespan and reducing replacement frequency

Easy Switch to BIP® Technology

All features incorporated inside the cylinder; no additional equipment required

Reduced System Maintenance

Eliminates requirement for external purifiers and the need for their service and maintenance

Unrivalled Purity

Up to 300 times purer than conventional gases; Less than 10ppb O₂ and less than 20ppb H₂O

Highly Sustainable

BIP® purifiers are re-generated by Air Products, no disposal required by user

Ideal for Gas Chromatography (GC)

Reduced GC column bleed, and longer column life

BIP® technology changing the way you think about high purity gas

Discover an effective way of guaranteeing the lowest level of critical impurities directly from the cylinder.   


"Switching over to BIP® cylinder technology is very easy because no adaptation of the current system is required."
Dr Frank David, R&D Manager, Research Institute for Chromatography

Ask the Expert

Trish Lees

Business Development Specialist

“Why is gas purity critical for my analytical application?”
Some impurities can damage analytical instruments and affect accuracy of results. Oxygen and moisture are critical impurities in many analytical techniques.

Contact us to find out how BIP® technology can benefit you



It’s a success that’s widely recognised. BIP® technology received the Queens Award for Innovation in the UK in 2004 and is used by thousands of customers in Europe, including the top five manufacturers of analytical equipment as well as the national laboratories of seven European countries.