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High Performance FID Gas Chromatograph Offers 30 Percent Power Savings During Analysis


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Shimadzu has designed the compact, eco-friendly GC-2025 from scratch with energy efficiency in mind.  The new small footprint gas chromatograph features a more compact column oven.   Improved thermal insulation materials inside the oven minimize the heat capacity and heat loss to reduce electricity costs and offer environmentally friendly benefits.  

The robust and reliable GC-2025 is ideal for use by chemicals producers looking to run routine QC analysis of chemicals such as perfumes, edible oils, mineral oils, gasoline and diesel.  The instrument, which is equally attractive to teaching laboratories and green technology labs, incorporates technologies from the high-end Shimadzu GC-2010 Plus capillary gas chromatograph to offer energy efficient highly accurate and sensitive analysis performance.

The GC-2025 incorporates a digital flow controller that controls both the carrier and detector gases and a newly designed energy-saving column oven that features small volume and less heating loss, realizing a dramatic improvement in operability.   In addition to instrument status, power consumption readings can be displayed on the instrument’s main screen. The power consumption meter can be checked at a glance, helping to increase awareness of energy savings and ecology in the laboratory.

The GC-2025's carrier gas saver function allows the helium carrier gas emitted from the system to be minimized by reducing the split ratio in the analysis. In a split/splitless sample injection method, this function can save valuable carrier gas and reduce operating costs.

“A useful design feature of the GC-2025 is that the instrument automatically switches to low energy standby mode very much like a screensaver program reduces a PC’s power consumption,” explained Shimadzu UK’s GC/GCMS Business Manager, Alan Northage. “This gas chromatograph is the most energy efficient in its class.  The instrument saves both electricity and helium.  An expensive resource, helium’s use as carrier gas should be minimized”. 

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