Gas Distribution Systems

Kinetics’ fully configurable gas distribution systems are deployed in microelectronic and solar manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Choose from a wide range of panels, cabinets, and controllers. Systems are engineered to suit specific gas and fab operational process requirements for manual, semi-automatic, or fully automatic operation.

Standardized high-volume gas distribution systems are also available for 200-mm and 300-mm wafer fabrication, as well as thin-film and silicon-based photovoltaic manufacturing. Kinetics tools are well-documented to ensure that quality and consistency are intrinsic to every system.

Kinetics designs and manufactures gas purification and liquid-gas dispense systems under strict quality guidelines to meet custom manufacturing. All of Kinetics gas systems achieve uptimes exceeding 99.999%.

Kinetics GP 100

The GP 100 Manual Gas Panel is a low-cost, easy-to-operate gas dispense panel for managing non-hazardous gases such as oxygen, dinitrogen, carbon tetrafluoride, sulfur hexafluoride, and helium. Designed for reliability and longevity, this manually operated gas panel suits operations where enclosed gas cabinets are not required or will not fit within the facility.

Kinetics GC 100

The Kinetics GC 100 Manual Gas Cabinet is a low-cost, easy-to-operate gas dispensing system outfitted with an exhaust enclosure for safe dispensing of toxic and hazardous gases. Featuring an automatic shut-off valve, this simple gas cabinet was designed to dispense simple flammable and non-corrosive gases like oxygen, hydrogen, and methane.

Kinetics GC 200

The Kinetics GC 200 Gas Cabinet is a semi-automated gas dispensing system outfitted with an exhaust enclosure designed to prevent the release of corrosive, toxic, and pyrophoric gases that create a severe hazard to humans and equipment.

Kinetics GC 300

The Kinetics GC 300 Gas Cabinet is a fully-automated gas dispensing system outfitted with an exhaust enclosure designed to prevent the release of highly corrosive, toxic, and pyrophoric gases that are severely hazardous to humans and equipment.

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Dial in gas distribution for improved process outcomes

Much of what happens in microelectronic and solar manufacturing facilities is a matter of accomplishing three goals. The first is safety of people, place, process and environment in and around the facility.  Without operating with this factor at the center, there’s little reason to pursue the remaining two goals.

The second goal is HVM at a high level of quality in the face of evolving specifications. This is where factors such as purity, consistency and operator vigilance come into play. The third goal? Efficiency that propels margins, recognizing each facility is accountable to the overall enterprise for reliable delivery of financial metrics.

Kinetics, a turnkey facilities company that supplies components and subsystems, never loses sight of the aims of an installation. That applies directly to gas distribution systems that include panels and cabinets. No matter the volume level or automation requirements, three outcomes are built around the goals of safety, quality and efficiency. These apply when manufacturing engineering teams are evaluating their gas distribution vendor partner options globally.

Outcome Number One: DEPENDABLE FLOW

Kinetics’ outlook translates across the breadth of a product line currently installed in the facilities of leading producers. Starting with the low-cost GP 100 nonhazardous panel, fittings, valves, gauges and controls are built around commercial-scale volumes. Along with industry-leading availability, the engineering of panels and cabinets is more heavy-duty than many options on the market. The outcome is unencumbered flow that protects purity while maintaining vigilance across all safety factors.

Outcome Number Two: OPERATIONAL CLARITY

Gases, by their nonvisible nature, make measurement, monitoring and management a matter of precise calibration over time, production runs and operators. Regardless of individual and team training, Kinetics takes the variability attached to human intervention into account. Automation is one factor, as are common sense data displays that connect directly to the panel’s or cabinet’s status. “Obvious” is the desired outcome across manual, semiautomated and fully automated platforms. Hazard materials are the most compelling reason for this operational clarity.

Outcome Number Three: SUSTAINABLE PERFORMANCE

While fully configurable gas distribution systems are available, standardized high volume models are offered for 200mm and 300mm wafer fabrication in addition to thin-film and silicon-based photovoltaic manufacturing. These represent even more scenarios where consistent, reliable delivery of all gas categories must keep pace with output goals over time. From a materiality perspective, as well as how they interface with the production line, each system’s MTBF, MTBA and MTTR demonstrate documented sustainability—another expression of Kinetics’ approach to gas distribution systems.

While they might appear to be “givens,” these three outcomes are variables across product offerings currently on the market: dependable flow, operational clarity and sustainable performance. What’s most critical is finding a company committed to delivering them, all flowing toward the goals of Safety, Quality and Efficiency. To learn more about how Kinetics delivers these outcomes, simply click HERE.