Ballooning Helium Costs Keeping You Up at Night?
Try Hydrogen and Nitrogen as Alternative Carrier Gases

By watching this presentation you will learn about:

  • The Agilent 'Gas Saver' function
  • A carrier gas 'decision tree' - what strategies are best for your laboratory
  • Helium conservation - hardware and software tools for smarter helium use
  • Migrating existing GC methods away from helium - best practices to obtain the same results and minimize method revalidation
  • Precautions for switching to hydrogen for MSD systems
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Event overview

Carrier gas is a necessary component to any functioning gas chromatographic system. The rising cost of helium, due to a global shortage in supply, has forced labs to consider alternatives such as hydrogen or even nitrogen, but is this a smart choice? Does it make sense for your laboratory? What are the common pitfalls or issues that might arise? In this talk we take out some of the guess work associated with making this important decision and help you decide if the switch is right for you.

What you need to know:

Format: On-demand

Duration: Approximately 1 hour


MarkSinnottMark Sinnott
Application Engineer, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Mark Sinnott works for Agilent Technologies as a Technical Support Engineer in the Consumables and Supplies Division (CSD) at the capillary column manufacturing facility (the “J&W Scientific” location). In his position at Agilent, Mark performs technical support and applications assistance to gas chromatographers worldwide. He has more than 22 years of experience in gas chromatography, including environmental analysis of compounds in air, soil and water matrices, including dissolved gas analysis for the electrical industry. Mark holds a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from California State University, Sacramento, and currently resides in Sacramento.

ResourceCoverImageIn addition to watching the presentation and listening to the Q&A session, by registering you will be able to download your own copy of the 'Safeguard Against Helium Uncertainty' eBook.

This eBook will take a closer look at the Agilent HydroInert source for GC/MS with hydrogen carrier gas, and address such questions as:

  • What if you could use hydrogen carrier to analyse more compounds?
  • Is hydrogen carrier gas good for your lab budget?
  • What about sustainability?




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