Spring Cleaning Your GC System

Spring has sprung and now is a good time to give your GC system a thorough going over.  There is routine maintenance that we should perform all the time to keep the GC in tip-top condition like changing the liner, o-ring, septum, using your electronic leak detector and column trimming; but there is also periodic preventative maintenance that takes place less frequently that is equally as important.  This may include cleaning the inlet, refurbishing your FID, and replacing the traps in your system.  Not doing so may have consequences.  Luckily the folks at Restek have you covered with hints, tips and tricks posted over the years in our ChromaBlography and Video Library; and as always you can contact our wonderful friends in Tech Support for help.

Here is just a selection for quick reference:

GC Inlet Maintenance

Replacing a GC Inlet Seal

Don’t forget to change you GC inlet bottom seal and trim your GC column as part of your maintenance routine

Conditioning GC Inlet Parts

Keeping you GC System Clean and Inert

FID Maintenance

Activity of FID detection port: a big problem if underestimated

Split Vent Trap Replacement

It’s all in the split vent trap

Contamination of injection system split vent lines: A maintenance item to underestimate

Annual replacement of cartridge gas filters

What are these o-rings for that I received with my Super-Clean baseplate filters?

Don’t forget about your lab’s moisture traps, especially when it’s summer

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