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November 1, 2011

Cost-effective Gas Blender from SEMI-GAS® Systems Provides Precisely Blended Gases

Blend two, three, four or more gases into accurate mixture

Malvern, Pa. November 2011 – SEMI-GAS® Systems, a division of Applied Energy Systems, Inc., and a manufacturer of industry-leading ultra-high purity gas source and distribution systems, now offers Blixer, a custom gas blender that provides a continuous flow of precisely blended gases more economically than buying pre-mixed cylinder gases. On-site blending with a gas blender reduces or completely eliminates the labor required to monitor and exchange gas cylinders, saving time and money, while increasing safety.

Blixer, SEMI-GAS® Systems’ Xturion™ gas blender, is commonly used to blend two component-forming gas mixtures, but can be used to blend three, four or more gas components into uniform, controlled mixtures for use in the semiconductor, solar, research and development and other high purity markets.

Each Blixer gas blender is engineered to meet application-specific requirements for flow, pressure, mixture percentage and blending accuracy. The gas mixture percentages can also be adjusted by the operator during use via the onboard touch screen interface. Blixer can support fluctuating usage and variable flow rates from multiple points, each with independent duty cycles.

Blixer uses mass flow controllers to ensure a highly accurate mixture. An optional gas analyzer confirms mixture percentages and provides a control loop to further improve blending accuracy up to 1% of the minor gas component. Blending routines are completely automated.

Blixer continuously monitors system performance and safety conditions. The blender will automatically send notifications or shut down if an alarm is triggered.

The enclosure is constructed of welded 11 gage steel and is 86 inches tall, 40 inches wide and 23 inches deep with a self-closing, self-latching door and window. The window features 1/4 inch thick safety glass. The blender includes a UL approved fire sprinkler and polycarbonate face shield and the entire system sits on a durable, corrosion-proof, non-skid floor mat.

Reader Service Inquiries: Megan Kasper; Applied Energy Systems; 180 Quaker Lane, Malvern, Pa. 19355;; 610-647-8744.

Since 1968, Applied Energy Systems, Inc has produced ultra-high purity gas handling and distribution equipment. In addition to its industry-leading SEMI-GAS® Systems division, Applied Energy Systems manufactures gas cabinets, valve manifold boxes and gas manifolds as well as provides high purity piping installations and precision welding services for the semiconductor, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, aerospace, university, research and development markets as well as government entities.