Gas Mixer Model: 8630

Primary Application: Leak Detection

  • Flow rate capacity of 10,000 scfh for mixing hydrogen and nitrogen for leak detection applications
  • Continuous gas analysis of the gas mixture with audio/visual alarms standard
  • Surge tank design will produce a highly accurate mixture from zero flow to full flow, no minimum flow rate requirement to maintain accuracy
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Model 8630
Common Mixture Range
0-10% hydrogen in nitrogen
Mixed Gas Flow Capacity 0-10,000 scfh (0-268 Nm3/h) This is the mixed gas capacity at the mid-range setting. The capacity may be more or less depending on the mixture setting. Consult Thermco for more details.
Gas Mixing Accuracy
±3% of full range over 50°F to 90°F (10°C to 32°C) temperature range
±5% of full range over 10°F to 104°F (-12°C to 40°C) temperature range
Stated accuracy assumes that the input temperature of the gases are equal.
Gas Analyzer Thermal conductivity type made by Thermco. The detector is expected to last the lifetime of the gas analyzer. The calibration is highly stable, recommended calibration interval is one year.
Ambient and Supply Gas Temperature Range 10°F to 104°F (-12°C to 40°C)
Standard Supply Gas Pressure Supply gas pressures specified per order.
Standard Mixture Outlet Pressure Mixture outlet pressure specified per order.
Gas Connections 1 inch NPT female pipe for nitrogen, ½ inch NPT female pipe for hydrogen, 1 ½ inch NPT female pipe for mixed gas.
Surge Tank 120 gallon, ASME coded and CRN registered, pressure relief valve provided
Surge Tank Pressure Switch Solid-state sensing and output, rated 100,000,000 cycles
Power Requirements 115 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 0.5 amp. Available on request, 220 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 0.25 amps.
Electrical Construction Meets the National Electric Code for a hazardous area, classified as Class I, Division 2, Group B.
Weight 655 lbs. (298 kg)
Dimensions 72.0 in (183 cm) height, 75.0 in (191 cm) width, 42.0 in (107 cm) depth
Mounting Type Floor mounted

Additional Information


The model 8630 is designed to mix hydrogen in nitrogen for a leak detection application.

Because the gas mixer uses a surge tank design, this type of system is ideal for applications that require maintaining a precise proportion from zero flow to full flow with high reliability. The 8630 is suitable for continuous flow or intermittent flow demand. The 8630 may be piped to a multiple number of furnaces.

Thermco Surge Tank System

All Thermco gas mixers use a surge tank. The Thermco surge tank system has the significant advantage of maintaining the accuracy of the gas mixture from zero to full rated flow rate. There is no “minimum” flow rate. Gas mixing systems without a surge tank will have a minimum flow rate below which the gas mixture becomes inaccurate. The Thermco surge tank system is able to accomplish this accuracy without complex control valves or flowmeters.

Standard Supply Gas Pressure

Supply gas pressures specified per order.


Each gas mixer is supplied with one instruction manual which includes wiring and flow diagrams. A data sheet is prepared for each gas mixer specifying major parts of the gas mixer, operating pressure settings and recommended spare parts. Thermco has been providing service on gas mixers since 1964.


Improper use of this product can cause death, serious injury, or property damage. Personnel dealing with this equipment should read and understand warning labels and instruction manuals provided by Thermco. Only personnel familiar with industrial gases should attempt to install or service this equipment. Gases are under pressure and therefore the hazards associated with pressurized systems exist. Gases from high pressure cylinders must be reduced to the specified pressure before entering the gas mixing system to prevent the possibility of equipment damage and personal injury.

Gases used in this equipment are flammable and therefore constitute a fire and explosion hazard.

Toxic, liquid or corrosive gases should not enter these gas mixing systems.

Ordering Information

Thermco gas mixers are available through many local industrial gas suppliers. Thermco gas mixers may also be ordered directly from the factory. It is especially important to order the correct pressure conditions for the application. If there are questions, please contact the Thermco Sales Engineer.