University of North Carolina
The University of North Carolina uses a Peak Scientific Genius 1053 to provide a consistent flow of nitrogen for their photolithography and microtechnology applications as opposed to liquid dewars, their previous nitrogen source.
Name: Bob Geil
Job Title: Laboratory Manager
Company: University of North Carolina
What Peak Scientific generators do you have in your laboratory and what instruments do they supply?
“We have the Genius 1053. We use it to cool an ultra-high pressure mercury arc lamp that is housed in a Suss Microtech mask aligner, which is for photolithography/microtechnology applications.”
What prompted you to choose a Peak generator and how long have you used them?
“We chose the Peak generator based on very positive reviews from a colleague, who also owns a Peak system.”
What has been the key benefit of deploying Peak generators as opposed to your previous gas supply solution?
“Prior to the Peak generator, we had to haul a liquid N2 dewar into the lab on a weekly basis. Having the generator significantly improved the reliability of our N2 source and eliminated the hassle of hauling the N2 dewar.”
How would you describe your purchasing experience with Peak in terms of speed of response, ease of ordering, catering for your needs and timing of delivery?
“Very positive. With the help of the territory manager (Alison McEwan) and the detailed literature, it was easy to select and purchase the right generator to meet my needs.”
Would you recommend Peak Scientific generators to other laboratories - and if so, what would be your main reason for the recommendation?
“Absolutely. Installing and operating the system is very easy!”
Bob and the Univeristy of North Carolina need a consistent and safe nitrogen source to cool an ultra-high pressure mercury arc lamp. With their Genius 1053, they have experienced first-hand some of the benefits of switching to a nitrogen gas generator versus nitrogen dewars. A nitrogen delivery contract may seem like the easiest way to manage your laboratory budget, however, the purchase of a Peak Scientific nitrogen gas generator is a more cost-effective way to secure an ongoing and reliable nitrogen gas supply. Additionally, with dewars, gas consumption has to be actively monitored for purity and supply level so you don't run out of gas. The switch to a Genius 1053 has eliminated the hassle and time the University of North Caroline faced with having to frequently switch dewar tanks out.
By eliminating dewars from their lab, the University of North Carolina now has a consistent nitrogen supply with their Genius 1053 nitrogen generator for their photolithography and microtechnology applications
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