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Temperature-Programmable Micro GC

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 12:50pm

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Micro GC FusionINFICON introduced the Micro GC Fusion, a temperature-programmable micro GC that offers fast temperature ramping using capillary columns, at Pittcon 2013. The system expands gas chromatograph (GC) applications with innovations needed for accurate onsite analysis. Building on proven Micro GC technology, coupled with rapid temperature ramping, Micro GC Fusion now covers C12+ gas phase analysis with high sensitivity and repeatability.

Micro GC Fusion features a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) thermal conductivity detector (TCD) that offers 1 ppm detection limit. The temperature-programmable GC column focuses late eluting peaks, providing advanced control over peak resolution and sensitivity gain for heavier hydrocarbons.

The instrument is based on a modular GC design. Each module is comprised of an injector, a temperature-programmable capillary column, and a detector. The instrument can be outfitted with one or two modules to meet application needs. A three and four module version will be available later in 2013. The user can easily exchange a GC module onsite in minutes to adapt to new applications or conduct instrument maintenance. The modules can also be adaptable for OEM integration. The MEMS injector in the GC module eliminates the valve-switching programming that is typical in benchtop GC, and the integrated sample conditioner in the instrument allows the user to analyze sample gas stream at input pressures of up to 1,000 psi.

Micro GC runs on browser-based software and features a multitouch front panel display and wireless network protocol, so the user can choose to run the analysis from the front panel or an external wirelessly connected computing device. The interface can adapt to any display dimension, allowing the user to operate the instrument from a tablet, laptop, or desktop PC.

INFICON Inc., www.inficon.com

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