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Preparing Your Instruments for the Holiday Break

Posted by Amy Nutter on Fri, Dec 08, 2023 @ 02:05 PM

With the holiday season upon us, your laboratory might be slowing or shutting down as you take time off from work. If you or your colleagues are away from your instruments for more than a long weekend, there are steps you can take to ensure a smooth startup when you get back into the laboratory.

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Tags: Purge and Trap Concentrator, GC/MS, P&T

Using Hydrogen as a Carrier Gas

Posted by Betsey Seibel on Fri, Aug 30, 2013 @ 03:02 PM

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Tags: Purge and Trap Concentrator, hydrogen, nitrogen, GC/MS, USEPA method 8260, USEPA Method 542.3, Purge Gas, Atomx, helium

Troubleshooting Tips: Isolating the Problem

Posted by Teledyne Tekmar on Sat, Oct 13, 2012 @ 04:33 PM

Troubleshooting analytical instrumentation can be a cumbersome process. If we remember a few rules, the task can be simplified. First, take a moment to review the manuals for the instrumentation. Second, examine the facts and use valid reasoning to identify the root cause of the problem. Concentrate on anything that may have changed, like a column, trap, etc. Avoid “quick fixes” as they may cause more problems down the road. The most important thing is to be patient.

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Tags: Purge and Trap Concentrator, GC/MS, chromatography, Analytical Instrumentation, Concentrator, Autosampler, GC, MS

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