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Selection of GC and GC/MS Tips and Tricks webinars in H1/2024

Su, 30.6.2024
| Original article from: LabRulezGCMS Webinars
8+2 webinars focusing on GC & GC/MS Tips & Tricks: Leaks, Gas Cleaning, Carrier Gases, Diagnostics & Troubleshooting, Split/Splitless Maintenance, Water in GC, From He to another carrier gas.
LabRulez: Selection of GC and GC/MS Tips and Tricks webinars in H1/2024

LabRulez: Selection of GC and GC/MS Tips and Tricks webinars in H1/2024

We bring you a selection of the latest GC and GC/MS webinars focusing on Tips and Tricks, maintenance or troubleshooting available on demand from the recording and held in H1/2024.

👉 Overview of all GC & GC/MS Tips and Tricks WEBINARS

👉 Search and filter in the largest global database with over 3 500 GC, LC, MS and spectroscopy webinars.

Below are some tips and tricks, highlighting key aspects to monitor, optimize, and important parameters to consider for optimal GC performance
1. What to consider in gas chromatography analyses:
  • Sample Contamination: Ensure samples are clean and free of contaminants that could distort analytical results. Employ appropriate methods for sample cleaning and storage.

  • Carrier Gas Quality: Use high-purity carrier gases (e.g., helium, nitrogen, or hydrogen). Contamination of gases with moisture or other impurities can significantly affect analysis results.

  • Instrument Maintenance: Regularly inspect and maintain the injector, column, and detector. Deposits and impurities can negatively impact chromatographic separation and detection sensitivity.

  • Sample Stability: Ensure samples are stable and do not degrade before analysis. Use appropriate storage and sample preparation conditions.

2. Optimization Targets
  • Injector and Column Temperature: Temperature optimization is crucial for effective separation. The injector temperature should be high enough to ensure complete vaporization of the sample without analyte degradation.

  • Carrier Gas Flow Rate: Optimizing the carrier gas flow rate (usually measured in ml/min) is key to improving separation efficiency and analysis sensitivity.

  • Column Type and Length: Selecting the appropriate column (e.g., polarity, length, diameter) is critical for achieving the desired separation. The polarity of the column should be chosen based on the nature of the analyzed compounds.

  • Detector Settings: Optimizing detector parameters (e.g., voltage, temperature) can enhance detection sensitivity and selectivity.

LabRulez selection of GC and GC/MS Tips and Tricks webinars in next weeks and in H1/2024

1. Agilent Technologies: GC and GC/MS Frequently Asked Questions

To help you improve your chromatographic know-how, we’ve compiled a list of some of our most frequently asked questions.

2. Agilent Technologies: Sealing the Deal: Strategies for Leak-Free GC

We explore how to identify signs of leaks, address any existing leaks, and prevent future leaks.

3. Agilent Technologies: Prevent, Protect, Purify: The Benefits of Gas Filtration

Options for gas purification and what gas contamination looks like so you can spot it in your chromatography.

4. Phenomenex: Gas Chromatography Tips and Tricks

Find new best practices for gas management, and how to keep your system clean.

5. Agilent Technologies: Diagnostics From Your Desk, Troubleshooting From Your Kitchen Table

Join us to explore the extensive diagnostic capabilities of your Agilent GC and bring your queries for an in-depth Q&A discussion.

6. Agilent Technologies: Don’t Get Carried Away by Carryover: Troubleshooting GC Chromatography

The most common sources of carryover and how to address them.

7. Restek Corporation: Top 10 Maintenance Tips For Your GC Split/Splitless Injection System

In this troubleshooting session we will discuss the 10 most important maintenance points focusing on split/splitless injection systems.

8. Phenomenex: Troubleshooting for Gas Chromatography

Master how to recognize symptoms of challenges with method performance.

9. Agilent Technologies: Tips & Tricks for a Smooth Transition from Helium to Alternate Carrier Gas

In order to secure the lab from potential future shortage but also to reduce the analysis cost more and more analyst are switching to alternate carrier gas.

10. Agilent Technologies: Navigating Troubled Waters: A Deep Dive into Water Injections by GC

Water injections and not only how to perform them correctly, but also the many pointers to keep in mind when working with water in GC.

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