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27th March 2018

UCL benefits from Precision for residual solvent analysis

The University College London, founded in 1826, is a higher education authority, ranked 7th out of the world's top 10 universities and is well-renowned as an education centre with a focus on research. Operations Manager for the Division of Medical Science, Ramala Awais tells us how our gas generators have helped with their research in residual analysis.


Name: Ramla Awais

Job title: Operations manager, Division of Medical Science

Company: Univeristy College Lonodon

Location: London, UK


Hydrogen gas for residual solvent


Typically, what is the focus of your GC analysis - what sort of applications?

Our main focus is residual analysis.

What Peak Scientific generators do you have in your laboratory?

We have hydrogen, zero air and compressed air Peak generators.

What prompted you to choose Peak generators?

We like the design and compact size of the generators.

What has been the key benefit of deploying Peak generators as opposed to your previous gas supply solution?

Peak generators enable us to achieve excellent results with our research.

How would you describe your purchasing experience with Peak in terms of speed, ease of ordering, catering for your needs and timing of delivery?

All of the above were excellent.

Have you ever had a site visit from a Peak engineer, if so, could you describe your experience of this support?

The support we received from the engineer was exceptional. 

Would you recommend Peak Scientific generators to other laboratories - and if so, what would be your main reason for the recommendation?

I recommend Peak all the time for reasons already stated.


UCL has benefited from using Peak gas generators in many ways. They have received excellent service throughout the purchase of their generator and are always pleased with site visits form our engineers. Ramla explains that the design and compact size of the generators is important, as laboratories often struggle for space - something Peak has in mind when designing our generators. 

Not only are Peak gas generators reliable and compact sources of gas in the lab, but they are the safer and cheaper option to pressurized cylinders. Cylinders come with high, on-going costs and administrative hassle as they have to be replaced regularly, reordered and have their stock managed. Cylinders also pose unnecessary safety risks due the large volume of gas stored at high pressure. With a Peak gas generator, the safety concerns, adminstrative hassle and on-going costs can be reduced as gas is produced on demand for your instrument, gas does not need to be frequently reordered and gas generators store very low volumes of gas and have numerous safety features in-built.

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