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BIP® Technology

For the ultimate in gas purity

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: gas chromatography, inerting, high quality welding and many others.

BIP cylinders and pack
BIP cylinders and pack


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, secure the accuracy of results. BIP® technology provides failsafe analyses and results for users, as the gases have impurity levels as low as 10 ppb THC, 10 ppb of O₂ and 20 ppb of H₂O. Using BIP® Argon, can dependent upon the application extend the life of the equipment being used, saving organisations both time and money.

BIP® gas is the zero-defect gas.

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

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


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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.

Ask the Expert

Expert Trish Lees

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.


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Supply Options

Air Products can help you determine the most economical supply option for your particular application and geographic location. Industrial gases are typically provided in gaseous and liquid form through a variety of supply systems.

Cylinders & Hard Goods

The traditional solution for low-volume gas supply. Cylinders can be supplied in a full range of sizes, pressures and gas purities for a range of gases and gas mixtures. Search our extensive network of distributors in the U.S. and parts of Canada for your cylinder and hard goods supply needs.

Speciality Gases

UHP gases, process, calibration and ISO 17025 accredited mixtures in a wide range of supply modes.