Parker Lab Gas Generators started out as Balston Inc., manufacturing and distributing Balston branded filter products in 1970. During this time, Balston Inc. was a subsidiary of the Whatman Group. In 1979, Balston developed the first commercial analytical gas generator for laboratory use. In the year 2000, the Balston business was acquired by Parker Hannifin Corporation and made part of the newly formed Gas Separation & Filtration Division, retaining the brand name of Parker Balston on all analytical gas generator products offered.
For over four decades, the Balston brand has been the recognized leader in filtration, purification and gas generation technology. Today, through a significant investment in research and development, Parker Lab Gas Generator products have become the industry benchmark for quality and reliability. Moreover, all Parker gas generators exceed NFPA 50A and OSHA 1910.103 regulations and are the first gas generators built to meet the toughest laboratory standards in the world: CSA, UL, CE and IEC 1010.
In fact, all products are manufactured within strict quality guidelines of a total quality management program ensuring superior performance and long term reliability. Parker’s quality and manufacturing systems are maintained to ISO 9001 quality standards and registered with the certifying company DNV Industry Inc.
As part of Parker Hannifin Corporation, a $13 billion company and the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, Parker Lab Gas Generator products are well supported throughout the world with over 58,000 people in 49 countries around the world. And with an install base of over 40,000 units around the world, it’s no wonder that leading global companies like Agilent, ThermoFisher, Waters, Shimadzu, AB Sciex, Perkin Elmer and many others, rely on Parker for their gas generation needs.
In addition to Laboratory Gas Generators, Parker also offers a complete line of industrial filtration and gas generation systems. Visit balstonfilters.com