Gas chromatography (GC) is a common technique used in analytical chemistry for separating and analyzing compounds that can be vaporized without decomposition. GC is typically used for separating the different components of a mixture, improving the purity of a particular substance, or identifying a particular compound. GC is a ubiquitous technique, and the various GC instruments available are designed to achieve every requirement of the technique.
6 Questions to Ask When Buying a GC System
What factors come into play when determining the GC system specifications you require in terms of cycle time, enhanced operator benefits, increased productivity and flexibility for specific applications
|What differentiates the vendor’s GC system from others offered, in terms of performance?|
|How do you validate the specification claims presented by the vendor?|
Has the data processing software been designed for enhanced analytics, with workflow in mind and does it support critical compliance requirements?
|What are important price points to keep in mind when selecting a GC system?|
Laboratories need fast and effective services, including an effective distribution of instruments, spare parts, education, and service personnel. How does the company serve these needs worldwide?
Types of detectors currently used by survey respondents:
|Flame Ionization (FID)||33%|
|Thermal Conductivity (TCD)||13%|
|Electron Capture (ECD)||11%|
|Flame photometric (FPD)||5%|
|Hall electrolytic conductivity||2%|
GC related components used by survey respondents:
|Regulators, valves, fittings||21%|
|Purge & trap||10%|
Nearly 45% of respondents plan on purchasing a new or additional GC system in the next year. The primary reasons for these purchases are:
Top 10 Features/Factors respondents look for when purchasing GC System
Completed Surveys: 397
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