PEFTEC 2019 - Abstract

Abstract Title: A Novel Approach to Heating, Flow Path and Connection Technology for Gas Chromatography
Abstract Type: Poster
Session Choice: Analytical Techniques: Chromatography and Separations
Presenter Name: Mr Remko van Loon
Co-authors:Mr Coen Duvekot
Company/Organisation: Agilent Technologies
Country: Netherlands

Abstract Information :

Over the past 50 years, Gas Chromatography has matured, and largely meets analytical performance demands for the applications it serves. However, overall usability still has not met the expectations and needs of today's routine GC lab. Reducing unplanned downtime has been a keen imperative of GC enterprises striving to improve business results and reduce business uncertainty. Chromatographic expertise for maintaining and troubleshooting is no longer always at point of instrument use, necessitating greatly reduced operational complexity. This requires a transformation in the way GC is carried out.

To address this, we have developed an altogether novel approach to heating, establishing a GC flow-path, and making GC flow path connections. A new highly modular GC technology has been developed which takes about half the space, uses about a quarter of the power consumption, eliminates the uncertainty of making leak-free connections, and does away with complex and time-consuming column maintenance.

We will describe in detail how this innovative GC technology exceeds not only performance demands, but usability expectations and application needs of today's GC labs driving improved operational excellence for their enterprises.