Buck Scientific - Educational FID GC Package
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The Educational FID GC system is ideal for undergraduate chemistry classes or graduate level research. This same GC is also used in thrifty labs for general VOC analysis because of its low cost and complete upgrade-ability with our wide selection of detectors and injectors, in case analytical needs change in the future. Both the carrier gas and the FID combustion gas are controlled by programmable Electronic Pressure Controllers, or EPCs. EPCs not only provide rock-solid retention time reproducibility, but allow the carrier gas to be pressure ramped (just as the column oven is temperature ramped) from the built-in PeakSimple data system.
The On-column injector is ideal for 1/8' packed and 0.53mm wide-bore capillary columns, and is suitable for analyses ranging from methane to heavy, high-boiling hydrocarbons (C44+).
The column oven accepts column cage diameters up to four inches, is programmable to 400oC, and recycles quickly with its high speed cool-down fans.
Restek will wind most columns to fit the 4' column oven.
FID (Flame Ionization Detector) Commonly used for Organic analyses, it is specific for Hydrocarbon species with a working range from ~10PPM to 10% for C1-C10 compounds. It has a high temperature range, over 400oC, and can be
interfaced with add-on detectors for selective-species measurements. Solvent and material characterization, environmental samples, TPH and petroleum analyses are primary applications. Air & Hydrogen are support gases, using Helium for a carrier gas.