Returning Your GC & GC/MS to Peak Performance

Separation Science, in collaboration with Agilent, offers an on-demand webinar showcasing how to return a system to peak performance through the use of good maintenance practices, smart tools, and the best consumables to match your analysis for overall improved productivity.

Duration: Approximately 1 hour 25 minutes

Angie Smith-Henry is an applications chemist for GC and MS Supplies at Agilent Technologies in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. Previously, she was an Applications Chemist for the MSD Solutions and Applications group with a focus on developing analyzers and applications for energy, chemical and environmental markets.

Vanessa Abercrombie is a GC Applications Chemist at Agilent in Folsom, California, USA. Vanessa has a broad background in GC and GC/MS, including experience as an instrument chemist at Bode Technology in Virginia working under contract to the FBI’s Laboratory Division.








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Knowing when and how to do maintenance on a system and what is required to bring a system back to optimal performance can be tricky skills to master. This webinar opens the door to the secrets of mastering the signs of a dirty liner, “dead” or dirty column, and dirty MS source from everyday chromatograms, data and tune reports.
It can be easy to forget about the ancillary support parts that keep the GC/MS running, like clean carrier gas and rough pumps; care for these parts is just as critical as selecting the right column. Additionally, GC consumables, like liners, MS source parts, and system parameters should be matched to your applications, whether you are running aromatics in gasoline analysis or drinking water analysis.
In this presentation we discuss how to get the best peaks (and performance) by matching your analysis with the right parameters and consumables, including gain factor, extraction lenses, and whether a glass wool liner is right for your analysis.

What does it cover?

  • Tips to know when to replace gas filters, columns and pump oil
  • When to do maintenance on the MSD, such as cleaning the MS source (and best ways how), replace filaments and cleaning the EM horn
  • Using the best MS parts for your application (e.g. using the correct draw-out plate or extraction lens for SVOCs, pesticides, etc.)
  • Using the right gain factor and A/D samples for your analysis
  • Matching consumables to your analysis, such as columns and liners

By viewing this presentation you will learn about...

  • Maintaining the GC, MS, carrier gas and rough pumps to maintain (or gain) performance of the GC (and GC/MS) system.
  • How to set-up your GC(MS) system for success with the optimal supplies and parameters to match the analysis.

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