Fittings and Gas Purity

Basically, the point to remember is "the fewer the better". Every connection in your gas delivery system has the potential for leaks; the more fittings you have, the greater the potential. In the illustration below, several gas purification options are depicted:

  • The Metronics gas specific purifier minimizes the number of fittings. Total fittings: 2
  • The "Manifold System" has two compression fittings for the system and one organic O-ring seal for each cartridge. Total fittings: at least 5
  • A typical "Contaminant Trap" configuration has several components. Before the gas supply even enters the GC there are at least 4 modules. Total fittings: at least 8
fittings and gas purity


  • Contact us to find out more about VICI Metronics gas purifiers. North American customers can call toll-free (877) 737-1887.