Package Gas Analysis (RGA)
- Internal Vapor Analysis (IVA®) is used to quantitatively measure the primary and trace gases inside hermetic components. The gas content inside sealed components, particularly moisture concentration, can cause long term reliability problems such as corrosion, fogging, leakage, current bit errors and lubrication issues. Known to some as Residual Gas Analysis (RGA) or “Mil-Std 1018”, the test measures the primary sealing gases and trace gases. It is ideally suited for process development, sealing quality control, studying long term out-gassing of the enclosed materials inside the components, and for product qualification.
- High Resolution IVA (HR-IVA®) services using our HR-IVA® Analyzer for testing cavity gases in very small volume packages. This new technology provides tremendous sensitivity to package volumes < 0.01cc compared to standard Quadrupole techniques which are applicable to samples larger than 0.01 cc.
- Materials Outgassing & Characterization Studies services have been developed by us as a method to characterize the outgassing of a large variety of samples. Testing may be performed via IVA or GC/MS.
- Organic Mass Spectrometry services at ORS provide method development and mass spectrometry testing services to a variety of industries. GC/MS analysis can be performed on a variety of sample matrices via Static Headspace, IVA® of hermetic devices, solvent extraction and direct injection, direct air injection, residual solvent analysis, gas cylinder analysis, and analysis of samples placed in ampules. Testing is qualitative, semi-quantitative, and can be customized to suit your analytical needs.
- Gas Cylinder Analysis is available for collecting representative samples of sealing and process gases. Monitoring the process stream gas and dry box atmosphere are essential for bench marking initial sealing conditions.