Sorbent Tubes

SKC produced the first commercial sorbent tube for NIOSH in 1973. Since then, SKC has remained on the leading edge of sorbent tube sampling by maintaining consistently high sorbent quality, expanding tube availability, and advancing sorbent technology.

Health and safety professionals around the globe at national and local levels choose SKC sorbent tubes for:

  • Quality and reliability for compliance sampling
  • Reproducible recoveries and low standard deviation
  • Large lots with consistent results
  • A complete line of tubes for occupational and environmental methods
  • Fast delivery
  • Responsive customer service and free technical support.

To select a tube for a specific compound refer to the SKC Sampling Guides or use our SKC online Hazard Database. We also have a useful leaflet on How To Use Sorbent Tubes.

Alternatively, see the tubes listed by sorbent type:

Anasorb Sorbent Tubes

Anasorb Sorbent Tubes

The Anasorb name is used for SKC proprietary sorbents of all types.

Charcoal Sorbent Tubes

Charcoal Sorbent Tubes

This sorbent has a high surface area for sampling a broad range of primarily non-polar compounds.

Tenax Sorbent Tubes

Tenax Sorbent Tubes

Tenax TA is a traditional sorbent for trapping medium to high boiling compounds; especially useful for low concentrations.

XAD Sorbent Tubes

XAD Sorbent Tubes

XAD resin is hydrophobic and used to adsorb soluble organic compounds.

Chromosorb Sorbent Tubes

Chromosorb Sorbent Tubes

Chromosorb is a porous polymer sorbent, used to trap low-boiling hydrocarbons, benzene, labile compounds, and volatile oxygenated compounds.

Polyurethane Foam (PUF) Tubes

Polyurethane Foam Sorbent Tubes

Polyurethane Foam (PUF) tubes are available in low volume (up to 24 hours) or high volume versions (for ambient air sampling).

Porapak Sorbent Tubes

Porapak Sorbent Tubes

Porapak sorbent tubes contain a range of porous polymer sorbents with increasing polarity, which is used for monitoring volatile nitriles.

OSHA Versatile Sampler (OVS) Tubes

OSHA Versatile Sampler Tubes

The tubes combine sorbent and filter in one tube; a filter to trap aerosols and a two-section sorbent bed to adsorb vapours.

Thermal Desorption Tubes

Thermal Desorption Tubes

Used for the determination of sub-ppb VOC measurements in ambient air, and available as purged or unpurged.

Diffusive TD Tubes for VOCs

Thermal Desorption Tubes for Benzene

The diffusive Thermal Desorption Tubes for Benzene and other VOCs is deployed for 14-day fenceline monitoring at multiple points around petroleum refinery sites.

Specific Sorbent Tubes

Other Speciality Sorbent Tubes

Includes Alumina, Carbon Beads, Drying Tubes, Firebrick, Florisil, Glass Beads, Molecular Sieve and Soda Lime tubes.

 

Customised Sorbent Tubes

Custom Sorbent Tube Order Form

SKC can offer customised solvent desorption tubes and thermal desorption tubes.

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