GC Learning Hub: Returning Your GC & GC/MS to Peak Performance

by | Gas Chromatography

Agilent_GCHub_Splash_290720Separation Science, in collaboration with Agilent, offers a series of tutorials aimed at the GC and GC/MS user that form part of the 'GC Learning Hub'. In this tutorial you will learn how to return your system to peak performance through the use of good maintenance practices, smart tools, and the best consumables to match your analysis for overall improved productivity.


  • Module 1: Considerations for Returning Your GC System to Peak Performance
  • Module 2: Check Points for Ensuring Your GC System is Fully Optimized
  • Module 3: Application Examples - PAH Analysis Using Smart Key
  • Module 4: Get the Most Out of Your Mass Spectrometry

Run Time: 50 minutes

By viewing this tutorial you will learn about ...

  • Maintaining the GC, MS, carrier gas and rough pumps to maintain (or gain) performance of the GC (and GC/MS) system.
  • How to set-up your GC(MS) system for success with the optimal supplies and parameters to match the analysis.

The Presenters

Angie Smith-80Angie Smith-Henry
(Applications Chemist for GC and MS Supplies, Agilent
Angie is is an applications chemist for GC and MS Supplies at Agilent in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. Previously, she was an applications chemist for the MSD Solutions and Applications group with a focus on developing analysers and applications for energy, chemical and environmental markets. Angie holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Lehigh University and BS in Chemistry from Juniata College.

Vanessa Abercrombie
(Gas Chromatography Applications Chemist, Agilent) 
Vanessa is a GC Applications Chemist at Agilent in Folsom, California, USA. Vanessa has a broad background in GC and GC/MS, including experience as an instrument chemist at Bode Technology in Virginia working under contract to the FBI’s Laboratory Division. Prior to that, Vanessa worked for ETS Labs in St. Helena, California as an Analytical Chemist where she researched and developed quantitative separations by GC/MS and UHPLC for beer, wine, and spirits. She holds a Master of Forensic Science from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Sonoma State University.

Published  Jun 23, 2022

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