Turning up the Heat on WAX GC Columns without getting Burned
Gustavo Serrano, GC Columns Product Manager, Agilent Technologies
100 % polyethylene glycol (PEG) columns, also known as WAX columns, are used for a wide variety of applications, such as industrial chemicals and petrochemicals. Traditional WAX columns have a maximum temperature limit of 250 °C isothermal and 260 °C programmed due to issues with decreased thermal stability, reducing the potential applications range. The Agilent J&W DB-HeavyWAX has an extended temperature limit, up to 280 °C isothermal and 290 °C programmed and increased thermal stability, increasing injection-to-injection retention time reproducibility and column lifetime. The increased upper temperature limit allows for faster analysis while minimizing possibility of carryover sample to sample.
Benefits of Smart Instrumentation
Rachael Ciotti, GC Applications Scientist, Agilent TechnologiesIan Eisele, GC Applications Scientist, Agilent TechnologiesAbbey Fausett, GC Applications Scientist, Agilent Technologies
The 8860 Gas Chromatograph (GC) System sets the standard for routine GC analysis. Tested to Agilent quality standards, the 8860 offers the reliability and robustness you expect from Agilent. Configurable with up to two inlets, three valves, and three detectors, including a single quadrupole mass spectrometer, the 8860 addresses a wide range of routine GC application areas.
The 8890 Gas Chromatograph (GC) System continues Agilent's legacy as the provider of proven gas chromatography systems that deliver the utmost reliability and highest performance. As the most flexible and configurable gas chromatography system, the 8890 addresses whatever your specific analysis demands. When your results are critical and instrument operation is a must, the 8890 exceeds expectations for uptime and accuracy, every time.
Both 8890 GC and 8860 GC System features built-in intelligence that enables remote connectivity to allow you to monitor your GC system, check system logs, and make method changes outside of the laboratory. The intuitive touch screen interface offers you real-time instrument status information. The 8890 GC offers Autonomous and user-initiated system checks monitor system health, alerting you to potential issues and provides aids to help you quickly resolve them to maximize uptime guided maintenance provides users with step-by-step instructions on common maintenance procedures. Sixth generation electronic pneumatic control (EPC) allows for autonomous diagnostic tests such a leak check and an architecture to protect against gas contaminants such as particulates, water, and oils, improving reliability and longevity of the system. Cost-effective options such as DA Express and electronic pneumatic regulation (EPR) make the 8860 an attractive option for any laboratory. Based on the core platform designs of the industry standard 7890 GC, the 8860 elevates routine GC analysis to new levels of performance, reliability, and cost effectiveness.