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Detailed hydrocarbon analysis (DHA) is a separation technique used by a variety of laboratories involved in the petrochemical industry for analysis and identification of individual components as well as for bulk hydrocarbon characterisation of a particular sample. Bulk analysis looks at gasoline composition in terms of PONA components (Paraffins, Olefins, Naphthalenes and Aromatics) and other fuels in the C1-C13 range since this gives an indication of overall quality of the sample.
Performance of Method 8270 Using Hydrogen Carrier Gas on Bruker Scion GC-MS
The Flame Ionisation Detector (FID) detector is the most commonly used detector in Gas Chromatography with around 90% of GCs equipped with at least one. The FID can be used in almost any organic analysis, and is sensitive down to the parts-per-billion (PPB) range, which is the reason for its widespread use in GC analysis in areas from oil and gas, to food and pharmaceuticals.
The majority of laboratories worldwide use gas cylinders to supply their analytical instruments, sample prep systems and other lab applications.
The Precision Zero Air 30L generator is the newest addition to the Precision generator range and has been designed as a single source solution to support an entire lab’s zero air requirement for GC. Using a supply of compressed air either from a dry, oil-free in-house supply, or from a dedicated Precision compressor the generator can provide air to a number of detectors including flame ionisation detector (FID), flame photometric detector (FPD) and nitrogen-phosphorous detector (NPD).