Gas Generator

FID Station Plus


Product Description

VICI DBS has been specializing in the design, development, and manufacture of products and accessories for analytical instruments since 1985.

Their innovative gas generators have been developed using microprocessor control and patented designs to create products that have become the leading exemplar of contemporary and reliable hydrogen, nitrogen and zero air generators amongst their kind.

VICI DBS hydrogen generators offer a safe, economical and convenient alternative to gas cylinders. Utilizing the latest polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) technology, these units produce consistently high purity hydrogen.

The FID Station Plus is ideal for use in gas chromatographic detectors such as FID, NPF, and TCD, and as a reagent gas for ELCD and HALL. One and only of its kind on the market - the FID Station Plus has the ability to produce hydrogen gas AND zero air all within the one unit. Witness a purity of 7.0. The horizontal format is designed to sit under and support the weight of your GC, allowing you to optimize your bench space. At less than 7 inches high, the FID Station Plus will still allow you east access to the injectors of an GC on the market.

Deionized water is automatically loaded from smart internal system tanks with a 3-liter capacity, providing up to 3000 liters of H2 before a refill is required. The only recommended maintenance is the replacement of the internal deionizing cartridge, which is an easy, simplified process. The deionizer bag can be changed without tools or even turning off the instrument.

Improved safety and more savings with the FID Station Plus

The very limited internal volume of the FID Station Plus (less than 50 ml) allows for the safe use of the unit where the use of cylinders is risky or prohibited. The application of featured and tested safety technologies automatically halts operation of the unit in the event of a leak or malfunction. An optional hydrogen sensor is available for monitoring the oven-LEL of the GC. The VICI DBS Plus series also includes additional security features like a shock sensor to prompt shutdown in the event of an earthquake.

Hydrogen gas generators eliminate the need for an expensive installation of gas pipelines from the cylinder storerooms to the labs, as well as the need to repeatedly change the bottles. The dual configuration of H2 or H2+Air, available in this single instrument, saves you laboratory space and money.

Main Features and Benefits

  • A hydrogen and air generator used for the production of pure hydrogen
  • Ideal for use in gas chromatographic (GC) detectors such as:
    - FID
    - NPD
    - TCD
    - Reagent gas for ELCD/HALL
  • 99.99996% purity
  • Hydrogen is produced by forcing distilled or deionized water through a sophisticated Swiss-made fuel cell
  • Electrolytic dissociation separates the water into its two main components: hydrogen ready for analytical use, and oxygen that’s released into the air
  • No acid or alkaline solutions are used in the hydrogen generation cycle
  • Patented automatic drying system ensures the maximum grade of hydrogen purity
  • Cascading (install several hydrogen generators in parallel) available up to 32 units:
    - Provides higher flow rates (up to 10 lpm)
    - Automatic flow compensation in the event of unplanned downtime
    - Continuous operation for critical applications
  • Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM)
  • Full titanium cell type
  • Internal volume: < 50ml at max pressure
  • LED indicators and display for operating parameters, system status and alarms
  • Touchscreen
  • Water quality: purified (<2µS/cm)
  • Save lab bench space by placing your FID Station Plus under your GC
  • Built-in water tank capacity of 7 liters
  • No need for external water tank
  • Produces a H2 flow up to 600cc/min with a purity of 6.0, or up to 1000cc/min with a purity of 7.0
  • User friendly controls and interface


  • Zero Air: 1.8 L/min or 5 L/min
  • I/O board
  • Remote control software (RS232 or USB)
  • Cascading hardware (standard or high purity)
  • H2 sensor
  • FID-Station MS Extension
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  • H2 Sensor:
    - Provides a real-time bar graph display of the concentration of hydrogen in the GC (gas chromatography) oven
    - If there is leakage to the threshold level, an audible alarm will sound and a flashing display will be seen
    - If the leak continues until the upper limit of hydrogen concentration is reached, the system will automatically stop the hydrogen generator
    - Optional feature is a valve which inactivates an inert gas purge of the GC oven when the upper limit of hydrogen is reached. When normal levels are restored, operations are restarted
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