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January 22, 2020

Applied Energy Systems Selected to Supply VERSA-GAS™ vSpec™ and Applied Solutions Products to California Air Resource Board

AES will Supply VERSA-GAS™, vSpec™ Gas Panels and Applied Solutions Products to Customer’s New Emissions Testing Facility

MALVERN, PA, JANUARY 22, 2020 — Applied Energy Systems (AES), provider of high and ultra high purity gas systems, services, and solutions – including design, manufacturing, testing, installation, and expert field service – has been selected by the general contractor of the California Air Resource Board (CARB) to assist in its Southern California Consolidation project, and awarded a multi-million dollar contract for the Gas Supply and Monitoring Systems. AES will provide premiere products from their VERSA-GAS™, vSpec™ and Applied Solutions lines to suit the precise gas delivery requirements of the emissions testing facility and their future research.

VERSA-GAS™ vSpec™ Specialty Gas Equipment is optimal for handling inert and non-reactive gases, and is engineered to support specialty gas delivery processes. AES Applied Solutions are custom-engineered to each customer’s distinct process demands. From these product lines, AES will supply gas cabinets, manifolds, panels, and switchover systems, including 600 protocol stations and nearly 50 gas panels. AES is developing a facility wide Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition monitoring system for CARB that enables the user to monitor and obtain real-time cylinder gas consumption data, location, cylinder status, and allows for remote access.

Using Applied Energy Systems’ solutions, CARB is creating one of the largest and most advanced testing and research facilities in the world, located in Riverside, California. CARB will consolidate its five existing Southern California locations into a 380,000 square-foot facility.

AES’ vSpec™ protocol stations will be used to supply calibration and working gases to dedicated light- and heavy-duty vehicle test cells for emissions measurement purposes. The facility will also include departments for emissions testing research to improve test methods, development of portable emissions measurement systems and enhanced onboard diagnostics, visitor education areas, a media center, flexible conference areas, a public auditorium, as well as a reception area.

“When the California Air Resource Board explained the scope of its gas handling needs, we knew our vSpec™ Specialty Gas Equipment and Applied Solutions were qualified for the project,” said Brian Kelly, Business Development – Western Region at Applied Energy Systems. “Gas source system customization and flexibility is crucial to our customers, and we understand that typical equipment providers cannot always cater to that need. Although these products are custom engineered from our Applied Solutions and our vSpec™ product lines, they are all designed to a core standard that ensures the highest level of safety and reliability while saving both project time and expense.”

Customers interested in integrating VERSA-GAS™ vSpec™ and Applied Solutions products into their facility infrastructure to support specialty gas delivery applications can contact AES at for details.


About Applied Energy Systems

Applied Energy Systems (AES) is the premier provider of high and ultra high purity gas systems, services, and solutions. Since 1968, customers have turned to AES for high-value systems engineering – including design, manufacturing, testing, and field services. Whether equipment requirements are driven by regulation, innovation, or both, AES brings together its specialized engineering capabilities and vast scope of product offerings to create the gas delivery solutions that meet business-critical process demands.

With two industry-leading equipment divisions, SEMI-GAS® and VERSA-GAS™, AES addresses high purity and ultra high purity gas delivery needs for a diverse range of rigorous applications, including semiconductors and electronics, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, photovoltaics, manufacturing, research laboratories, universities and more. For more information, visit