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September 29, 2017

Applied Energy Systems’ SEMI-GAS® Xturion™ Blixer™ Enables On-Site Blending of Forming Gas Mixtures

Ultra High Purity Gas Mixing Blender Provides Cost-Effective Solution to Meet Distinct Process Requirements Across Diverse Industries

MALVERN, PA, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 — 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 – is showcasing the capabilities of its SEMI-GAS® Xturion™ Blixer™ to support various processes that require forming gas mixtures. The Blixer™ provides a cost-effective alternative to purchasing expensive pre-mixed gas cylinders by enabling operators to blend their own mixtures on-site in their facility.

The ultra high purity gas mixing blender is used by customers across a diverse range of industries to uniformly mix H2 and N2 concentrations in customizable ratios that meet their distinct process requirements. Mixtures can be adjusted in real-time via the system’s GigaGuard™ PLC Controller, which features a 9” Siemens color touchscreen for intuitive operation, allowing the user to fine-tune formulations on demand. This makes the system particularly appealing for high volume applications, eliminating the need to stock a variety of pre-mixed forming gas concentrations, decreasing the frequency of cylinder change-outs, reducing tool downtime, increasing productivity, and ultimately providing the end user with a significant cost savings.

The Blixer™ system is designed to provide a continuous flow of precise gas blends and includes a static mixing tube and surge/mixing tank to address dynamic flow changes and effectively maintain mix tolerances. It is also equipped with a Thermal Conductivity Hydrogen Gas Analyzer, featuring auto-calibration capability and a low flow alarm, to ensure +/- 1% blending accuracy. Its PLC Controller includes Ethernet connectivity to allow for seamless integration with a facility’s Monitoring System, and the system’s hydrogen hazardous gas detector and automatic shutdown feature alert operators during undesirable system conditions.

“We have found the Blixer™ to be especially beneficial to customers using forming gas mixtures because it gives them flexibility to custom-blend H2/N2 concentrations in the exact ratios they desire—instead of investing in expensive pre-mixed cylinders that still may not be precisely mixed to their unique process requirements,” said Greg Havrilla, Technical Inside Sales Engineer for AES. “The system’s value spans industries. We’ve seen it support laser-based technology development, semiconductor fabrication, electrically-powered vehicle manufacturing, sustainable energy solutions, and a variety of industrial manufacturing applications. Its flexibility is reflected in its ability to satisfy a range of process-driven demands.”

Customers interested in the SEMI-GAS® Xturion™ Blixer™ for blending gas forming mixtures can contact AES at semi-gas@appliedenergysystems.com for additional details or download a brochure here. In addition to the Xturion™ Blixer™, a complete turnkey blending solution is also available, which includes a Xturion™ Mechanical Back-Up Gas Supply, a Centurion™ Automatic Hydrogen Source System, a Decaturion™ Manual Nitrogen Wall Mount System, and Applied Services onsite installation support and operator training.

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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 www.appliedenergysystems.com.

Media Contacts:
Carla Nieser
Vovéo Marketing Group
610.240.0400, ext. 108
c.nieser@voveo.com

Megan Kasper
Applied Energy Systems
610.647.8744
mkasper@appliedenergysystems.