Don’t Forget to Change Your GC Inlet Bottom Seal and Trim Your GC Column as Part of Your Maintenance Routine!

While doing PAH analysis for dirty samples with splitless GC I saw increased peak tailing and loss of response, so I did what anybody would do: changed my GC inlet liner.  In this case I used a Restek Premium single taper inlet liner with wool.  Unfortunately when I did my next standard analysis, not much was improved.  While sometimes an inlet liner change is indeed enough to restore performance, in this case it wasn’t, and so I changed the gold dual vespel ring inlet seal at the inlet bottom and trimmed the column slightly.  Problem solved!

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