Posts Tagged ‘GC’

Are My Shut-off Valves Contaminated?

Shut-off valves provide a convenient means to control gas flows and are often used in conjunction with gas chromatography systems.  There are several types of shut-off valves including ball valves, plug valves, and diaphragm-sealed valves.  Some of these valves, ball and plug valves included, use a silicone-based lubricant to make opening and closing the valve […]

Should I use LC or GC for my analysis?

Although most analysts already know which approach they need to use for analysis, this is occasionally a topic of discussion.  While this blog post is not meant to give an absolute answer for each specific application, I hope to provide some tips to steer you in the general direction towards a solution, if this is […]

What is the maximum temperature of a GC capillary column and why is it important?

This post will briefly address this question and provide some general information and guidelines to help you better understand the significance of capillary GC columns maximum temperatures (“max temps”). Capillary column manufacturers will typically use a combination of historical or statistical data and industry norms to determine realistic and optimal maximum operating temperatures for columns […]