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Gas Chromatography Options Designed to Conserve Helium, Boost Flexibility, Add Usability

Published: Monday, January 06, 2014
Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014
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The Thermo Scientific TRACE 1300 Series GC system, designed to conserve helium, permit use of multiple detectors simultaneously, automate sampling gas workflows, and perform flame photometric detection.

New options for the TRACE 1300 Series GC platform include:

• Instant Connect Helium Saver module, designed to reduce helium consumption an average of 80 percent, for significant  cost savings during the analytical run and when idle, compared to a non-equipped instrument. Instant Connect design lets the user easily install and replace modules without tools.

• High-capacity TRACE 1310 auxiliary oven, with multi-valve, multi-column capacity, enabling use of up to four conventional detectors simultaneously. This is expected to be particularly useful for chemical and petrochemical applications.

• Dedicated Instant Connect flame photometric detector for traces of sulfur, phosphorous or tin-containing species. Food and environmental testing are targeted major applications. 

• Instant Connect gas sampling valve module, designed for automating sample gas analysis workflows, and introducing precise amounts of gas samples directly into the capillary or packed columns.


The TRACE 1300 Series GC and the recently released Thermo Scientific ISQ Series single quadrupole GC-MS systems can now be controlled by the Thermo Scientific Dionex Chromeleon chromatography data system, designed to streamline the path from samples to results by simplifying workflows.

“These new capabilities reflect our ongoing efforts to empower GC customers to maximize laboratory productivity without compromising performance,” said Massimo Santoro, Thermo Fisher Scientific GC marketing manager.

Existing TRACE 1300 Series GC instruments are compatible with these new Instant Connect modules, which can simply be plugged into the mainframe.

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