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                          Beyond Limits

                          a leader in chromatography
                                                                           Ultra in Speed
                                                                           Imagine the ability to squeeze
Introducing the                  “Beyond” conventional                     your analyses down to 1-2
“Ultra” concept                                                            minutes. Imagine the ability to
                                 Gas Chromatography                        reduce your analytical cycle by
                                                                           up to a factor of 35.
                                                                           Now stop imagining – it’s true!
                                                                           No more speed limits with the
                                                                           new Direct Column Heating
                                                                           Technology. Just equip your
                                                                           standard SSL inlet and FID
                                                                           detector with the UltraFast
                                                                           column module and….
                                                                           experience the adrenaline of
                                                                           speed. On a standard

                                       Ultra in System Usability
                                       The ability to easily provide the
                                       most appropriate solution in a
                                       highly reliable manner can make
Timely responding to the need          the difference between “just
of modern laboratories for             another” GC and the “right” GC.
higher productivity and
increased sensitivity, Thermo          In addition to featuring a
introduces the new Finnigan            complete list of highly
TRACE GC Ultra generation.             technological injectors, Finnigan
                                       TRACE GC Ultra can provide
The “Ultra” platform                   any solution in the simplest and
combines the reliability of            most straightforward way.
the TRACE GC with further              Powerful synergy with specific
extended overall system                accessories can drastically
usability, performance, and            transform the system, add value
automation. On top of this,            and improve performance.
go faster than any speed limit         Unequalled stability results from
and beyond any sensitivity             the combination of a highly
boundary with the highly               reproducible, fast oven
innovative content of the new          capability (120°C/min) and state
UltraFast and Large Volume             of the art pneumatics.
splitless techniques.
                                       Injectors: Accuracy and
                                       precision granted by more than
                                       forty years of recognized
                                       innovations in inlet technology!

                                       Accessories: Small devices or
                                       full-size options make TRACE
                                       GC Ultra your evolving platform.

                                       Pneumatics: Its unique
                                       characteristics add flexibility
                                       and ease of use to your daily

                                                                            Productivity Beyond Limits
Ultra in Sensitivity
You can inject up to 250 µl with
Large Volume on-column
injection, and up to 250 µl with
Solvent Split PTV (programmable
temperature vaporizer). And now,
for the very first time, you can
also increase the sensitivity of the
market’s most popular injector by
more than 50 times, at no
additional cost, learning curve or
method revalidation. Take
advantage of Large Volume
Splitless, Thermo’s patented,
breakthrough injection technique.
A wide array of highly sensitive
detectors complete the offering.
And you can change them in
minutes or configure them for
simultaneous detection, to get
the most out of your analyses.

                                       Ultra in System Automation
                                       Finnigan TRACE GC Ultra
                                       offers both low or high
                                       throughput capacity: whichever
                                       the technique, is just a matter of
                                       choice, in line with your budget
                                       With Atlas™ or Chrom-Card data
                                       systems, direct control and
                                       acquisition, local area
                                       networking (LAN) interfacing or
                                       remote control and diagnostics
                                       are moved beyond lab walls.
                                       A further improvement in
                                       efficiency and sample flow

                                       Learn how TRACE GC Ultra
                                       sets new standards in sample

                                       Ultra in Quality Assurance
                                       A complete validation package
                                       addresses even the most
                                       stringent prerequisite stipulated
                                       by highly regulated
                                       environments. Both hardware
                                       and software performance can
                                       be routinely certified.

Ultra in System Usability                                                  Packed and Purged Packed
                                                                           Dedicated vaporizing injectors
                                                                           allow TRACE GC Ultra to offer
                                                                           an affordable solution also
                                                                           when using packed (glass and
The best start               The complete selection of                     metal) or wide bore capillary
for good                                                                   columns.
chromatography               inlets, for the right choice

                                    Extended Performance
                                    Split-Splitless Injector
                                    Optimised for both split and
                                    splitless modes of operation
                                    to address diluted and
                                    concentrated samples
                                    respectively, this is a unique
                                    injector in its class.
                                    The optimised thermal profile
                                    and the unique design
                                    demonstrates wide sample
                                    linearity permiting Large
                                    Volume Injection with up to
Wide or narrow volatility           50 µl, besides virtually
range, clean or dirty               eliminating discrimination.
matrices, stable or labile          Contamination and septum
compounds: TRACE GC                 bleed effects are prevented by
Ultra offers the most               an efficient double sweeping
appropriate inlet design            chamber. Additionally, wide bore
for each sample.                    and packed columns can be easily
                                    connected for increased flexibility
                                    and added cost savings.
                                    This injector is the ideal solution
                                    for samples having limited range
                                    of volatility in both dirty or clean
                                    On top of that, this is the only
                                    system capable of Large Volume
                                    Splitless injections!

BEST PTV™ (Brightly Enhanced       fastest heating rates (up to        built-in fan. The cryogenic

                                                                                                            Productivity Beyond Limits
                                   15°C/s) on the market, thus         options (LN2 and LCO2)
Sample Transfer PTV Injector)      ensuring complete sample            available are used only when
                                   transfer to the analytical column   initial sub-ambient temperatures
By combining inert liners and a    also for high-boiling compounds.    are required.
long vaporizing chamber with       Its programmability with up to 5    This proprietary injector is the
reduced internal diameter, the     different operation modes covers    perfect solution for the analysis
BEST PTV is able to completely     all the various vaporizing          of undilutable and dirty samples
preserve sample integrity in       injection techniques.               as well as medium-boiling-point
virtually all situations.          Smart design of the cooling         compounds: the ideal
Moreover, its low thermal mass     system permits rapid cool down      complement to the cold
permits it to achieve one of the   with just ambient air forced by a   on-column injection.

                                   True Cold On-Column Injector        Sample volume up to 250 µl
                                                                       in a single shot can be easily
                                   TRACE GC Ultra offers the           introduced using the Large
                                   only true Cold On-column            Volume on-column option.
                                   injector, the reference standard    This reduces sample preparation
                                   by which all other sampling         and delivers increased sensitivity
                                   systems are measured.               at lower cost per analysis.
                                   Through this inlet, samples are
                                   injected directly into the
                                   capillary column, avoiding high
                                   temperature vaporisation
                                   processes that may adversely
                                   affect quantitative results. A
                                   permanent air cooling of the
                                   injector body prevents in-needle
                                   vaporisation, and a
                                   programmable secondary air-
                                   cooling system temporarily
                                   isolates the needle tip and the
                                   injection zone from the oven.
                                   This results in total elimination
                                   of discrimination and thermal
                                   degradation, even allowing
                                   injection of very volatile
                                   solvents, and prevention of
                                   sample back ejection and band
                                   broadening effects.
Ultra in System Usability                                    Low and high pressure (250 and
                                                             1000 kPa) pneumatic modules
                                                             provide the optimal solution for
                                                             all analytical needs. While the
                                                             former is ideal for high precision
                                                             and accuracy in carrier gas
Sample separation                 Research caliber results   control with standard capillary
through speed,                                               columns, the latter ensures
reproducibility, and              through high precision     utmost performance in ultra fast
                                                             GC applications.
efficiency                        digital gas controls       Furthermore, the standard gas
                                                             saver function provides the ability
                                                             to reduce the split flow during the
                                                             analytical cycle, eliminating the
                                                             waste of carrier gas.

                                                             In addition, Finnigan TRACE
                                                             GC Ultra offers proprietary
                                                             Automatic Column
                                                             Characterisation (ACC), and
                                                             Leak Check functions right at
                                                             your finger tips.

A wide range of solutions
minimizes up-front investment
and lowers cost of ownership:

- A high precision and
  ultrastable column oven
  capable of rapid heat-up and
  cool-down rates allows                                     Automated Leak Check
  conventional fast GC with
  narrow bore capillary                                      This built-in diagnostic tool is
  columns.                                                   the ideal way to routinely check
                                                             your GC system, safely reducing
- State of the art digital                                   the time required for both
  pneumatics grant utmost                                    instrument control and injector
  retention time                                             maintenance.

- A series of smart accessories
  ensures high separation
                                                             Exclusive, One-touch, Instrument
                                                             ACC is the ability to deliver
                                                             unrivalled “column-to-column”
                                                             and “instrument-to-instrument”
                                                             retention time repeatability!
                                                             This unique feature permits you
                                                             to automatically measure and
                                                             store the real column
                                                             parameters, making retention
                                                             time independent of column
                                                             sizes. This allows GC-to-GC or
                                                             GC/MS method transfer to be
                                                             accomplished in a rapid and
                                                             straightforward manner.
                                                                                                                                           Productivity Beyond Limits
Accessories further expanding the
efficiency of your GC platform

                                                                                                     HOT (High Oven Temperature)
 Backflush Kit for PTV Inlet                      flow through the analytical
                                                  column.                                            Device for OC Inlet
 Designed to expand overall                       Just another extremely powerful
 PTV injector performance, even                   tool to:                                           This unique device permits cold
 in the Large Volume mode, this                   1. Dramatically reduce analysis                    on-column injections to be
 accessory offers the capability                     time                                            performed even at high initial
 to shortly reverse the direction                 2. Enhance PTVLVI performance                      oven temperatures. By precisely
 of the flow inside the injector.                 3. Provide impressive ease of                      controlling the temperature at
 When operating in “reverse                          injector’s maintenance even                     injection point, medium and
 flow mode”, heavy or                                with MS                                         high boiling compounds can be
 “undesired” compounds can be                     4. Prevent column degradation                      analysed isothermally or by
 vented from the split line, while                5. Improve chromatographic                         short temperature programs,
 still maintaining a carrier gas                     resolution                                      dramatically shortening overall
                                                                                                     cycle times.

           Volatile and semivolatile components                             Triglycerides

                                                  Full                                               Cold Trap
                                                   Olive Oil diluted                                 Installed inside the GC oven is
                                                                                                     capable of sub-ambient cooling
                                                                                                     (–160°C) and ballistic heating of
                                                                                                     a short piece of fused silica
                                                                                                     column, preserving peak shape
                                                  of triglycerides                                   and improving sensitivity. This
                                                   Olive Oil diluted 1:1                             accessory is therefore the ideal
                                                                                                     complement for Purge & Trap,
                                                                                                     HeadSpace or Thermal
                                                                                                     Desorption techniques for trace
                                                                                                     analysis with narrow bore
  0          5        10         15        20     25       30          35        40         45 min   capillary columns: a simple
                                                                                                     solution for critical applications!

Valve Oven for Petrochemical
Turn-key Analyzers
A MUST solution for
chromatography. This heated
enclosure enables installation of
additional separation columns,
gas and liquid sampling devices,
switching valves as well as
auxiliary pneumatic modules,
and restrictors for engineered
solutions in an elegant and
effective manner.

• Merlin microseal septumless
• Volatiles in Packages (ViP 2000)
• TD & P&T interface kit
• Oven cryo
• H2 sensor
• Methanizer for FID
Ultra in Speed                                                                                                                            The Finnigan TRACE GC
                                                                                                                                          ULTRA is the first gas
                                                                                                                                          chromatograph offering direct
                                                                                                                                          column heating technology
                                                                                                                                          integrated in a flexible GC
                                                                                                                                          platform, to heavily boost your
Speed and Accuracy:                                                        Real cost reduction through                                    lab’s productivity. This
the winning duo                                                                                                                           innovative technology allows
                                                                           increased productivity                                         combination of a “turbo
                                                                                                                                          heating” linear temperature
                                                                                                                                          ramp of up to 1200°C/min with
                                                                                                                                          short, narrow bore (0.1 mm i.d.)
                                                                                                                                          columns. Dramatically reducing
                                                                                                                                          the analytical run time, this
                                                                                                                                          solution permits you to achieve
                                                                                                                                          extremely high sample/day
                                                                                                                                          throughput. Additionally
                                                                                                                                          reducing to a few seconds the
                                                                                                                                          final isothermal time and greatly
                                                                                                                                          extending the column lifetime
                                                                                                                                          (more than 10000 cycles).

                                                                                                                                          The sample transfer mechanism
                                                                                                                                          which takes place during the
                                                                                                                                          injection additionally allows the
                                                                                                                                          introduction of the sample at
                                                                                                                                          low split ratios, thus
                                                                                                                                          substantially increasing the
Finnigan TRACE GC Ultra                                                                                                                   sensitivity of the system. Besides
incorporates revolutionary                                                                                                                the tremendous speed achieved,
GC technology for                                                                                                                         the system is able to deliver
unprecedented UltraFast                                                                                                                   analysis of compounds even at
analyses with no trade-off in                                                                                                             trace levels.
repeatability and reliability of
results. Just the best solution                                                                                                           Combined with either a high-
for accurate, rapid                                                                                                                       speed Flame Ionisation Detector
quantitative characterisation                                                                                                             (Fast FID) or with Thermo’s
of your sample.                                                                                                                           fastest mass spectrometer, the
                                                                                                                                          powerful Finnigan TEMPUS®
                                                                                                                                          Time-of-flight, TRACE GC Ultra
                                                                                                                                          is able to deliver express results
                                                                                                                                          with a high degree of accuracy.

                                                                                                                                          The Power of Simplicity
                               UltraFast GC - Separation of VOCs in 35 seconds

        1   chlorobenzene      7    4-chlorotoluene                                 Conventional: 35 min.                                 The UltraFast module can easily
        2   p-xylene           8    tert-butylbenzene                                                                                     be programmed and controlled
        3   o-xylene           9    sec-butylbenzene
        4   isopropylbenzene   10   1,3-dichlorobenzene                                                       2 3 5 9
                                                                                                                 4    8
                                                                                                                                          either through local GC
        5   n-propylbenzene    11   1,4-dichlorobenzene                                                            67
        6   2-chlorotoluene    12   1,2-dichlorobenzene                                                      1                            keyboard or data system.
                                                                                                                        10 11
                                                                                                                                12        When required, the column can
                                                                                                                                          rapidly be changed by simply
                                                     2 34 5 89                                                                            replacing the full module.
                                                                                                                                          Installation is performed just as
                                                            6                        0     5     10     15    20     25       30     35   for any conventional column,
                                                 1           7                                         time (min)
                                                                                                                                          and no further specific set-up or
                                                                 10                                                                       optimisation is necessary.
                                                                      11 12
                                                                                    UltraFast: 35 seconds                                 For your analysis, you simply
                                                                                                                                          select the most appropriate
                                                                                   Rtx-1701, 5 m x 0.1 mm i.d., 0.1 µm f.t.
                                                                                   40°C to 200°C at 5°C/s                                 stationary phase and temperature
                                                                                   He at 1 ml/min                                         program. The rest is the same as
                                                                                   1 µl (split 100:1)
                                                                                                                                          using your standard gas
                                                                                                                                          chromatograph, with the
    0           5        10         15      20         25             30      35   time (s)                                               exception of having results
                                                                                                                                          delivered at a remarkable speed!
UltraFast GC   Analyses Faster than Any Other             mass of the system permits the                                                      1400                                         Reliable, Automated Peak                                                                                                Unprecedented retention time repeatability
                                                          initial set-point to be achieved
               Fast GC Method                             with virtually zero cooling time.                                                   1200                                         Identification                                                                          Hydrocarbon analysis in less than 30 seconds                                                            Retention time Standard Deviation
                                                          Results are therefore delivered at                                                                   TRACE GC Ultra                                                                                                      Linear heating from 50°C to 330°C at 10°C/sec                                                                   less than 20 msec
                                                                                                                                                                                           Highly repeatable retention time

                                                                                                                      Heating rate (°C/min)
               The core of the UltraFast                  a speed far exceeding the sample
                                                                                                                                                                                           with a relative standard                                                                                                                                                                      Peak                     Peak width at           Average        Standard
               module is a directly heated,               throughput offered by even the                                                       800
                                                                                                                                                                                           deviation of one tenth of the                                                                                                              C18                                                                        5% of the height      retention time    deviation
               usually narrow bore capillary              fastest conventionally heated GC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (sec)                (sec)           (sec)
                                                                                                                                               600                                         peak width is the ultimate run-
               column able to achieve very fast           oven. Finally, a large variety of
                                                                                                                                                                                           to-run repeatability delivered by                                                                                                                  C20                                        nC10                             0.135           12.68           0.016
               temperature programming rates              column phases permits                                                                400
                                                                                                                                                               Conventional GC             the Finnigan TRACE GC Ultra,                                                                                                    C14 C16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               C23                       nC12                             0.120           15.98           0.009
               (up to 1200°C/min), linear                 application of this innovative                                                       200                                         as shown in the examples. This                                                                                    C12                                                   C25                   nC14                             0.130           18.78           0.018
               throughout the whole range.                technology in chemical,                                                                                                                                                                                                                C10
                                                                                                                                                                                           data precision enables safe peak                                                                                                                                                              nC16                             0.135           21.28           0.016
               Furthermore, even at the highest           petrochemical, environmental,                                                              0   100 150      200 250 300          identification to be performed                                                                                                                                                                nC18                             0.145           23.53           0.018
               temperature, the limited thermal           and flavours and fragrances.                                                                                               350
                                                                                                                                                         Final oven temperature (°C)       automatically from the relevant                                                                                                                                                               nC20                             0.145           25.54           0.015

                                                                                                                                                                                           component table. This is a                                                                                                                                                                    nC22                             0.155           27.40           0.016

                                                                                                                                                                                           fundamental requirement to                                                                                                                                                                    nC23                             0.160           28.27           0.016

                                                                                                                                                                                           easily handle the large amount                                                                                                                                                                nC25                             0.170           29.95           0.018

                                                                                                                                                                                           of information generated by the                                               0                     10                                20                            30 sec

                                                                   Capillary                                                                                                                                                                                                   Hydrocarbons analysis in water and soils

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Soil extract (50 mg/l total hydrocarbon)                                                                                                                                                              Calibration curve 5-500 mg/l
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      UltraFast GC: 2 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              C10                                                  C40
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       C10                                 C40                                        800

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Area (counts x 106)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Splitless injection                                                                                                                                    600                R2 = 0.9999

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2250 mV
               Transfer lines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2 min                                                                                                                            200
                                                                       12,5 cm
                                           ~ 8 cm (3 “)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                0    20         40     60         80        100    120 sec
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              0        200         400          600
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Concentration (mg/l)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Conventional GC: 20 min

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2250 mV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Total hydrocarbons                                                                                                                                                             High linearity from 5 to 500 mg/l

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         C40                                                  nC40/nC20 area ratio > 0.9
                                                                                                                                                                                                0.0     0.2       0.4        0.6     0.8       1.0       1.2       1.4       1.6   1.8     2.0 min                                                                                                                            (required 0.8)
                                                                                                                                                                                                Column:           Rtx-5, 5 m x 0.32 mm i.d., 0.25 µm f.t.                                                                                                                                                                     RSD on group peak absolute
                        Cable connection                                                                                                                                                        Temp. prog.:      40°C (20 sec), 3.3°C/sec up to 350°C (30 sec)                                                                                                                                                               area: 0.8%
                                                                                                                                                                                                Splitless time:   20 sec                                                                                               0   200        400     600        800 1000 1200 sec
                                                                                                                                                                                                Carrier gas:      He

               Higher Sensitivity: Lower Split            properly combining pressure                               No Compromise                                                                       Accurate and precise Simulated Distillation by ASTM 2887                                                                                  Analysis of C5-C10 olefins in less than 100 seconds
                                                          surge with cold trapping effect in
               Ratios and Narrower Peaks                  the column.                                               on Data Acquisition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Boiling point                                   Analysis time using conventional PIANO capillary column is
                                                          On top, 10 times narrower peaks                                                                                                                                                                                                distribution curve (°C)                              almost 80 minutes
               One limiting factor of                     widths (around 100 ms)                                    For such narrow peaks, data                                                   UltraFast SimDist:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     % off Theoretical Run 1 Run 2
               conventional fast chromatography           produced by the tremendous                                acquisition must be                                                                 80 sec
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Conventional SimDist:                     0.5*        115              112       112                                           C7        C8     C9 C10                                 Column:       PS264
               with narrow bore capillary                 heating power are translated in a                         accordingly high. For                                                                                                         25 min                               5         151              151       151                                                                                                                 10 m x 0.1 mm i.d.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3        4 5                          6
               columns is usually the reduced             10 times higher signal, without                           immediate quantitation, a                                                                                                                                         10         176              175       175                               C6                                                                                0.5 µm f.t.

               sensitivity delivered by the system.       the same proportional increase in                         high-speed Flame Ionisation                                                                                                                                       15         201              200       198                                    2                                                              Temp.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20         224              223       222                     C5                                                                            program:     linear heating
               This is the result of the high split       noise level.                                              detector (FID) permits rapid                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               from 40°C to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      25         243              243       242                                                                                                                250°C at 2°C/sec
               ratios required to maintain a              Sensitivity with ultra-fast analysis                      data collection with                                                                                                                                              30         259              259       258               1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Carrier gas: H2
               reasonably narrow sample band              is no longer an issue!                                    frequencies as high as 300 Hz,                                                                                                                                    35         275              276       276
               width at the beginning of the                                                                        without compromising the                                                                                                                                          40         289              291       289
                                                           Peak                                                                                                                                                                                                                       45         302              300       300
               column, mandatory to preserve               compression                                              peak shape.                                                                                                            0         5   10 15 20        25 min       50         312              312       311                   20           40          60            80                           100 sec
               the overall column’s efficiency.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       55         321              321       320
               Finnigan TRACE GC Ultra, by                                                                          When positive identification                                                                                                                                      60         332              331       331
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Great retention time and peak area accuracy
               virtue of the unique split/splitless                                       300 °C/min                is required, the bench-top                                                                                                                                        65         343              340       340
                                                                                          0.1 mm i.d. column                                                                                                                                                                          70         354              352       352                                                        Average                                            Average
               injector design combined with                                              PW1/2 = 0.10 s            Finnigan TEMPUS Time-of-                                                0           20              40          60          80 sec                                                                                         Peak                                 ret. time (sec) RSD%                             peak area (counts) RSD%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      75         365              365       366
               quick column temperature                                                                             flight, is the ideal complement                                                                                                                                   80         378              375       376
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1     3-methyl-1-butene                    19.04       0.25                                 317 513        1.40
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2     1-hexene                             36.04       0.12                                1 396 152       1.39
               programming, completely                     20 °C/min                                                to this technology, offering                                                                                                                                      85         391              389       388
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      90         407              405       405               3     1-heptene                            54.92       0.07                                1 684 804       1.66
               eliminates this limitation, ensuring        0.32 mm i.d. column                                      simultaneous compound
                                                           PW1/2 = 1.6 s                                                                                                                                                                                                              95         428              427       425               4     1-octene                             70.61       0.06                                1 889 209       1.88
               a correct sample transfer at low                                                                     quantitation and                                                        Injection:            Split
                                                                                                                                                                                            Carrier gas:          H2                                                                99.5**       475              475       475               5     1-nonene                             84.44       0.05                                1 852 738       2.13
               split ratios. Results show                                                                           characterisation, in an                                                 Column:               Rtx-5, 5 m x 0.32 mm i.d., 0.25 µm f.t.                           *Initial Boiling Point                                    6     1-decene                             96.70       0.05                                1 994 282       2.74
                                                          0    1     2    3      4      5 6     7   8   9      10
               incredible performance, even for                                      time (s)                       extremely highly productive                                             Temp. program:        50°C (20 sec) 5°C/sec up to 370°C (30 sec)                        **Final Boiling Point                                     Data based on 10 injections
               splitless injection obtained by            Peak area = 15000 uV.s (nC20, ~1ng)                       manner.
9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     10
Large Volume Splitless   Simple and Powerful Accelerated        pressure increase resulting from                         vapour formation inside the                             Repeatability and Linearity                                                                                                                              Retention time and peak area repeatability
                                                                incipient solvent evaporation                            liner, therefore making the size
                         Vapours Transfer by CSR                pushes the first vapours from                            of the split/splitless injector                         Utmost precision in retention                                                                                                                                    Hydrocarbon mix in hexane, 0.5 ppm each
                                                                the inlet to an uncoated pre-                            chamber no longer a limiting                            time and peak area for
                         The innovative, simple and             column. In this area, kept few                           factor to the injected volume.                          automated peak identification                                                                                                                                                                                                   Retention time (min) Peak area (counts x 104)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    35 µl                                                                                 Peak                    Mean         SD       Mean       RSD%
                         effective Concurrent Solvent           degrees below the solvent’s                                                                                      and quantitation is granted by                                                                                                                                                                           nC8                      4.574      0.013       729       0.26
                         Recondensation (CSR) technique         boiling point, the                                       The hardware of the Finnigan                            a correct execution of CSR                                                                                                                                                                               nC9                      5.980      0.008       650       0.19
                         allows you to perform splitless        recondensation occurring causes                          TRACE GC Ultra is purposely                             through the TRACE GC Ultra’s                                                                                                                                                                             nC10                     7.326      0.004       647       0.82
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          nC20                    15.646      0.001       677       0.43
                         injection of volumes                   a “volume shrink” which                                  designed to accomplish this                             superior capability. In addition                                                                                                                            C20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          nC36                    23.050      0.002       598       0.30
                         up to 50 µl. By means of the           generates a strongly accelerated                         proprietary, innovative injection                       linearity from 1 to 50 µl                                                                                                  C8           C10                                                              nC40                    24.445      0.002       636       0.18
                         “Liquid Band Formation”                transfer of the whole sample to                          technique in a fully automatic                          complies with the stringent                                                                                                        C9                                             C36
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10 consecutive injection

                         injection approach, the sample         the pre-column.                                          fashion. Volumes up to 50 µl                            requirements of a large number
                         is deposited as a single liquid        Through this self regulated                              can be introduced without any                           of certified methodologies,                                                                                                                                                                                Precolumn: 5 m x 0.32 mm i.d.
                         “droplet” at the bottom of the         process the solvent vapours re-                          added complexity, since all the                         making this technique the ideal                                                                                                                                                                            Column: Rtx-1, 15 m x 0.32 mm i.d., 0.5 µm f. t.

                         injector. Then, the generation of      condense at the same speed and                           processes involved are self                             solution for a vast number of
                         a sudden, temporary strong             time (Concurrently) as the                               regulated.                                              applications (i.e. environmental,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          0                     5               10           15              20           25 min
                                                                                                                                                                                 forensic, food and flavours,
                                                                                                                                                                                 petrochemical ect…).

                                                                                                             Solvent                                  Liquid
                                                                                                             vapour                                   band                                                                                                                                Hydrocarbons analysis with GC-FID (ISO TR 11046)
                                                                                                                                                               High pressure                                                                                                                                56 ppm total hydrocarbons in cyclohexane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Calibration curve
                                                                                                                                                                                                      35 times more sensitive                                  Precolumn: 5 m x 0.32 mm i.d.                                                                                                   Linearity from 0.5 to 500 mg/l
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Column: Rtx-1, 15 m x 0.32 mm i.d., 0.50 µm f.t.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            25       2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Group peak area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    R = 0.9995
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Total amount                                                                                                                                                          20

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (counts x 10 )
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  C10                                                       C40                       C10                   Total amount               C40

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of hydrocarbons*                                                                      of hydrocarbons*                                                                   15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             35 µl                                                                       1 µl                                               10
                          Cold needle                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5
                                                       Liquid                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                0
                                                       band                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        0   200 400 600
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Total hydrocarbons concentration (mg/l)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Repeatability data
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Group peak area
                                                                                                                                                               Low pressure                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (counts x 108)               Conc. (mg/l)     RSD%
                                                                                                                                                               (Volume shrink)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sample 1                   8.73                       213            0.57
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sample 2                   2.32                        56            1.33
                                                                                                                                                 Recondensed solvent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sample 3                   2.35                        56            2.79
                                                                                                                                                                                   0                                   5               10            15          20               min         0             5              10        15           20         min               Sample 4                   1.23                        29            1.02
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sample 5                   2.17                        52            1.56
                                                                                                                                                                                  *Hydrocarbon Index according to ISO TR 11046                                                                                                                                                 5 repetitions for each sample

                         Trace Analysis without                 Preserved Sample Integrity                               cold on-column inlet, showing
                                                                                                                         total recovery even for n-C40.                                                                                                                                        Analysis of chlorinated pesticides with GC-ECD
                         Method Revalidation                    Large Volume Splitless analyses                          No sample discrimination is
                                                                                                                                                                                   30 µl chlorinated pesticides
                                                                of samples with different solvents                       observed, neither for the volatile                                                                                                            11                                           1     alpha-BHC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Breakdown evaluated with GC/MS
                                                                                                                                                                                   in hexane (1 ppb each)                                                                                                           2     beta-BHC
                         The capability of the standard         are compared, normalised to                              nor for the high boiling                                                                                                                                             30 µl                 3     gamma-BHC                            Endrin (0.5 ng/µl) = 3.5%                                               Endrin     DDT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1                                                                                                                                                                                               x 15
                                                                                                                         fractions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DDT (1 ng/µl) = 1%
                         split/splitless injector to increase   C20, to those generated by using                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4     delta-BHC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   3                                                                                5     Heptachlor
                         sensitivity by a factor of 50 with                                                                                                                                                                                           6         9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 5                                                                  6     Aldrin
                         no additional trials or hassles,                                                                                                                                                                                                    7 8 10                                                 7     Heptachlor epox.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8     (R) Chlordane                                                                                           DDE DDDEA
                         discloses the domain of Large                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9     Endosulfan I                                                                               DDT                                EK
                                                                                              Large solvent range compatibility                                                                                                         4                                    13
                         Volume also to the world’s most                                                                                                                                                                                                                          14 16                             10    Chlordane                                                                                               25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  25   26    27   28    29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11    Dieldrin + DDE
                         popular injector. When trace                                                                                                                                                                                                                       12 15 17                                12    Endrin
                         analyses of samples amenable to                                                                        Recoveries from nC8 to nC40                                                                                                                                                         13    Endosulfan II
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              19                    14    DDD
                         this inlet cannot be successfully                                         Pentane                                                                                                                     2                                                                                    15    Endrin aldehyde                                                Endrin
                         accomplished by a standard 1-2                                                                                    Pentane     MTBE          Heptane                                                                                                                                        16    Endosulfan sulf.
                                                                                                                       BP (°C)                36          55           98                                                                                                                                           17    DDT
                         µl injection, large volume splitless                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       18    Endrin ketone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         24       25      26                27       28    29       30 min
                                                                                                                       Initial temp.(°C)      30          46           88
                         is able to avoid the transition to                                                            Initial time (min)      4           5            5                  15                                               20                         25                      30     min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19    Methoxychlor
                         large volume On-Column or PTV                                                                                Recovery (SLLV/OC ratio)                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Retention times and peak areas repeatability
                                                                                                                       nC8                   1.06        1.00            *                                        25
                         techniques. No additional waste                                                                                                                                                                                                               R2 = 0.9994                 Calibration curve linearity                                                         Retention time (min)                     Peak area (counts x 106)
                                                                                                                       nC9                   1.06        1.04          0.97                                                                                                                                                                                               Peak          Mean         SD                            Mean       RSD%
                                                                                                                                                                                       Peak area (counts x 10 )

                         of time for method revalidation is

                                                                                                                       nC10                  0.99         **           0.99                                       20                                                   R2 = 0.9993                 from 0.1 to 5 ppb (30 µl)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1             16.896      0.002                           2.32       0.83
                         hence required. Additionally,                                             Heptane             nC20                  1.00        1.00          1.00                                                                                            R2 = 0.9997                                                                                        3             17.966      0.002                           2.27       0.66
                                                                                                                       nC22                  1.00        0.99          0.99                                       15                                                                                                                                                      5             20.320      0.002                           2.15       0.75
                         rapid learning is ensured through
                                                                                                                       nC32                  0.99        1.03          1.02                                                                                                                         Precolumn: 5 m x 0.32 mm i.d.                                         6             21.499      0.003                           2.19       0.62
                         the dedicated software assistant.                                                             nC40                  0.99        1.02          0.99                                       10                                                                                Column: Rtx-5, 30 m x 0.25 mm i.d.,                                   9             24.166      0.003                           2.03       0.58
                         Parameters such as initial oven                                                               * not separated from solvent peak                                                                                                                                            0.25 µm f. t.                                                         10            24.278      0.003                           2.13       0.75
                                                                 0      5      10      15     20      25     30 min                                                                                               5                                       Endrin                                                                                                          12            25.846      0.003                           1.50       0.70
                         temperature and initial hold time                                                             ** not separated from a solvent impurity                                                                                           DDT                                                                                                             13            26.191      0.003                           1.98       0.75
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Endosulfan                                                                                                      15            26.868      0.004                           1.67       0.69
                         are automatically calculated                                                                                                                                                             0
                                                                 Precolumn: 5 m x 0.32 mm i.d.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            16            27.691      0.003                           1.80       0.61
                         depending on the solvent and            Column: Rtx-1, 15 m x 0.32 mm i.d., 0.5 µm f.t.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       0       2           4                            6                                                                                                 17            27.829      0.003                           1.77       0.72
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Concentration (pg/µl)
                         volume selected.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 n = 5, Injection volume: 30 µl, concentration: 5 ppb each

11                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               12
                                        Large Volume On-Column                                                  Ultra in Sensitivity
                                        Finnigan TRACE GC Ultra also
                                        offers the possibility to inject up
                                        to 250 µl in a single shot, using
                                        the traditional on-column Large
Thermo:                                 Volume solution. By means of a
                                                                                                                Inject more to
                                        precolumn retention gap and a                                           detect ultra traces!
Once more the first!                    solvent vapor exit valve, the
                                        sample is introduced directly into
                                        the capillary column maintaining
                                        sample integrity and avoiding
                                        loss of resolution. After pre-
On top of the well known large          concentration in the retention
volume on-column and large              gap, the excess of solvent is
volume solvent split (PTV)              vented, thus preserving the
injection modes, Thermo                 detector, without loosing the
introduces, for the first time in       volatile fraction. Reliable
the market, the Large Volume            quantitation is hence possible
Splitless technique. This major         even at sub ppt detection limits.
innovation extends the benefits         Suitable for clean samples, the
of Large Volume Injection to            total absence of discrimination
virtually any sample, ranging           makes Large Volume on-column
from volatile to heavy                  particularly beneficial in a wide
components, from clean                  range of environmental and
to dirty matrices.                      quality control analyses ranging,
                                        for instance, from purgeable
                                        halocarbons up to polynuclear
                                        aromatic hydrocarbons.                                                  The quest for methodologies
                                                                                                                capable of combining high
                                                                                                                quality results with the cost
Large Volume Splitless                                                                                          reduction requirements of the
                                                                                                                modern lab, makes Large
This technological breakthrough                                                                                 Volume Injection techniques
made available for the first time on                                                                            an unavoidable choice.
a commercial GC, significantly                                                                                  Responding to this specific
increases the sample volume                                                                                     necessity, on the Finnigan
injection capability in the Thermo                                                                              TRACE GC Ultra, Thermo
split-splitless injector up to 50 µl.                                                                           provides the most complete
The unique inlet and pneumatic                                                                                  range of solutions, now also
design of the TRACE GC Ultra                                                                                    adding the revolutionary
makes this technique simple and                                                                                 Large Volume Splitless
natural, requiring just a limited       Large Volume Solvent Split (PTV)                                        capability.
injector set-up – namely the use
of a pre-column and a packed liner.     Large Volume injection into a
In addition, the ability to reliably    PTV inlet permits you to
                                        introduce the sample into a cold                             Large Volume Splitless
operate even with manual injection,
                                                                                                 Trace Analysis of OPPs with GC-FPD
allows you to quickly implement         liner, while the solvent is
this operating mode, with               evaporated and vented through
                                                                                  40 µl, 12 ppb each
minimum effort, in all labs already     the split line. This is closed at
using splitless injection method.       the end of solvent evaporation
                                                                              Precolumn: 5 m x 0.32 mm i.d.
Sensitivity increased by 50 times       and the liquid sample is              Column: Rtx-1, 15 m x 0.32 mm i.d., 0.5 µm f.t.
and higher productivity are the         transferred to the column, by
immediate benefits. The robustness      rapid heating of the injection            1   Dimethoate                                                  7
                                                                                  2   Diazinon
versus contaminants, which are          chamber. Volume as large as               3   Chloropyrifos
                                        250 µl can be automatically               4   Fenthion
trapped in the packed liner, and the                                              5   Parathion                        2         3
complete absence of discrimination      injected into the PTV inlet,              6   Methidathion                                   4
                                                                                  7   Fenthion-sulfoxide                                  5
versus both volatile and relatively     making trace analyses of
high boiling components, are            polluted samples carried out                                                                          6
further advantages.                     with no additional costs, at the
Finally, as most of the injection       highest level of accuracy. This
parameters remain unchanged,            technique is not suggested for
Large Volume splitless injection can    volatile samples as they can be
                                                                              0              5             10          15                20           25   30
be adopted without requiring any        partially vented together with
                                                                                                                    time (min)
method revalidation.                    the solvent.
Ultra in Sensitivity                                                                  Multiple Response in a Single GC Run
                                                                                      The possibility to simultaneously
                                                                                      combine different detection
                                                                                      characteristics can largely extend
                                                                                      the amount of data delivered in
A prompt response                 Immediate and easy                                  a single GC run. In-series, staked
to your sample’s                                                                      or parallel configurations of
concentration                     detector inter-changeability                        detectors featuring different
                                                                                      selectivity and sensitivity allow
                                  is the Ultra value                                  you to obtain two or even three
                                                                                      different chromatograms (up to
                                                                                      three detectors may be operated
                                                                                      simultaneously) from the same

In line with your lab’s
evolution, Finnigan TRACE
GC Ultra combines utmost
sensitivity with added
versatility, highly increasing
the information/analysis ratio.

                                  Headspace analysis of organic
                                  volatiles in water

Available detectors                                                6     PID 10.6eV

• Thermal conductivity
  detector (TCD)                                     4
• Flame Ionisation Detector
  (FID)                                      2
• Electron capture detector
  (ECD)                                                                                 Sample:             waste water
                                                                   6                    Incubation:         30 min at 70°C with shaker
• Nitrogen phosphorus                                                     ECD
                                                                                        Injection volume:   2 ml
  detector (NPD)                                                                        Carrier gas:        He 2ml/min
                                                                                        Oven temp.:         50°C (1 min) at 10°C/min
• Flame photometric detector             1
                                                                                                            up to 150°C (5min)
                                                                                        Detectors:          PID, FID, ECD in series
  (FPD)                                          3                                      Column:             PS255, 30 m x 0.32 mm i.d.,
• Photoionisation detector                                                                                  2 µm f.t.
                                                                                        Split ratio:        1/10
• Pulsed Discharge Helium                                 5                FID
  ionisation detector (PDD)                                                             1   Dichloromethane
                                                                                        2   Methyl ethyl ketone
• Entire Thermo MS range                 1       3                                      3   Dichloroethane
                                                                                        4   Toluene
                                                                                        5   m-Xylene
                                                                                        6   o-Dichlorobenzene

                                  0      5           10       15       20 min

                                                         Electron Capture Detector (ECD)

                                                                                               Productivity Beyond Limits
Flame Photometric Detector (FPD)
The unique combustion chamber provides a                 With the micro cell volume
signal-to-noise ratio for phosphorous                    design, detection limits in the
compounds ten times greater than traditional             parts per trillion range and linear
FPD detectors. A second photomultiplier can                                dynamic range
be implemented easily for simultaneous                                      of four orders
determination of phosphorous and sulfur                                    of magnitude
(or tin) compounds.                                           can routinely be achieved.
                                                         Important savings in time and
                                                         service costs are the benefits of
                                                         its unique structural concept: the
                                                         collector electrode geometry
                                                         allows easy access for cleaning
                                                         without reaching the source,
                                                         making this operation possible
                                                         by any technician. Safety wipe
                                                         tests are required only every
                                                         three years, further decreasing
Pulsed Discharge Helium                                  maintenance costs.
Ionisation Detector (PDD)
Featuring a non radioactive
source, it is the right replacement
for the traditional Helium                     Photoionisation Detector (PID)
ionisation detector, not being
subjected to radioactive material              The unique capability to operate at
regulations. PDD is the ideal                  temperatures up to 400°C extends
universal detector for attaining               detection also to high boiling compounds.
sensitivity in the low ppb range.              The patented lamp-cooling design and the
Its electronics has been                       highly inert sample pathway
proprietarily optimised to enable              increase lamp lifetime for
“zero parameter set-up” (only                  low cost of ownership
on/off button) for extreme ease                and permits analysis
of use.                                        of thermally labile

Universal Base Body Approach
The presence of a base body
common to all GC ionisation
detectors makes switching from
one detector to another possible
using common, every-day tools
by lab personnel (no service call
is necessary). You can be ready
to run samples in only a few
minutes, just like having more
GCs in place of one. Urgent
analysis completed – problem
Ultra in System                                                                                   Engineered to meet the highest
                                                                                                  level of ruggedness and ease of
Automation                                                                                        use, this product can perfectly
                                                                                                  fulfill the requirements of both
                                                                                                  QA/QC or high throughput
Unattended                      Full spectrum of sampling
around-the-clock                                                                                  The AI 3000 Autoinjector is an
operation                       systems for all needs                                             8-position sampling module. It
                                                                                                  combines the high precision of
                                                                                                  an automatic injection system
                                                                                                  with the ease of use of the Plug
                                                                                                  & Play concept, and represents
                                                                                                  the ideal answer to those labs
                                                                                                  requiring highly reliable results
                                                                                                  even for small batches of
                                       Series 3000 Liquid Sampling                                samples.
                                                                                                  A special upgrade option allows
                                       Establishing the                                           you to turn the AI 3000 into
                                       Performance/Simplicity=1                                   the high throughput AS 3000
                                       paradigm hence making                                      Autosampler with the addition
                                       simplicity now directly                                    of a 105 sample tray, making
                                       proportional to top performance,                           the initial investment a
                                       the 3000 Series is the ideal                               worthwhile choice.
                                       solution for conventional routine
                                       analysis in vaporizing injectors.

A wide range of modular,
automated sample
preparation injection systems
help reduce cost per analysis
and increase productivity

                                                                                    PTV Splitless injections - area vs. volume

                                                                           40                                                        R2 = 0,9997
                                                                           35           nC18
                                                     Area (counts x 106)

                                                                           30           nC25                                         R2 = 0,9999

                                                                                                                                     R2 = 0,9999
                                                                                0       1        2            3              4   5             6
                                                                                                     Injection volume [µl]

                                                              Series 2000 Liquid Sampling

                                                                                                                                                                                     Productivity Beyond Limits
                                                                                                                                   offering the highest flexibility in
                                                                                                                                   parameter selection, permits
                                                              System                                                               injection procedures such as
                                                                                                                                   Large Sample Volume, solvent
                                                              Compatible also with the On-                                         flush or internal standard
                                                              Column inlet the AS 2000                                             addition to be accomplished in
                                                              liquid autosampler is the                                            the most efficient way and with
                                                              solution for “advanced”                                              the maximum degree of
                                                              injection techniques. By                                             accuracy.

                                                                                                   Large Volume On-Column Injection
                                                                                            Trace Analysis of BTEX in water - In-vial extraction

                                                                             1                     5           100 µl

                                                                                                                                Column:      50 m x 0.25 mm i.d.,
                                                                                             4                                               Megasolve, 0.4 µm f.t.
                                                                                                                                Precolumn:   UNCORET
                                                                                             3                                  Oven:        40°C (3min) to 80°C (2min) at 2°C/min
                                                                                                         6                      Carrier:     He
                                                                                                                                Detector:    FID

                                                               0         5       10         15            20        25           In-vial extraction of 30-150 ppb spiked tap water
                                                                                 time (min)
                                                                                                                                      relative peak area*
                                                                                                       Peak                          1 µl            100 µl
                                                                                                       1 Benzene                     0.56             0.57
                                                                                                       2 Toluene                     0.88             0.87
                                                                                                       3 Ethylbenzene                0.40             0.38
                                                                                                       4 m-Xylene                    0.20             0.20
                                                                                                       5 p-Xylene                    1.00             1.00
                                                                                                       6 o-Xylene                    0.15             0.17
                                                                                            * Relative area calculated considering p-Xylene as internal standard

HS 2000 Headspace                                           avoiding any condensation,
                                                            while the 6-position heated
With no use of transfer lines for                           incubation oven with shaker
gas sampling, this system is able                           significantly speeds-up the
to combine superior accuracy                                sample preparation step.
and rapidity, with unrivalled                               The possibility to accurately and
simplicity of operation. The                                easily select different volumes
heated proprietary gastight                                 permits exact quantification of
syringe is able to ensure                                   the analytes through easy and
complete sample transfer                                    fast system calibration.

                               Single Injection confirmation analysis
                               Organic impurities in pharmaceutical products

Rtx-1301                                                                                           Peak area
0.53 mm i.d. x 30 m
3.0 µm f.t.                                                                               Average Std dev. RSD %
                                                               9    Cyclohexane            9.50              0.09        0.91
                                                               13   Chloroform             9.91              0.09        0.93
                                   17                          17   Benzene                9.94              0.13        1.30
                              13                               19   1,4-Dioxane            9.75              0.30        3.08
                                              21               21   Toluene                9.55              0.29        3.03
                          9              19

                      8                                                                                Peak area
0        4                         12         16   20 min
                                                                                          Average Std dev. RSD %
0.53 mm i.d. x 30 m                                     3    Diethyl ether                  8.99             0.13        1.49
5.0 µm f.t.                        11
                                                        7    Methylene chloride             9.96             0.14        1.44
                                                        11   Ethyl acetate                  9.88             0.13        1.30
                                                        14   Tetrahydrofuran                9.66             0.09        0.98
                                                        15   1,2-Dichloroethane             9.93             0.13        1.33

                                                               Column flow:           DPFC at 12 ml/min
                                                                                      for each column
                                        15                     Column temp.:          40°C to 180°C at 10°C/min
                                                               Injection volume:      1.0 ml
                          7                                    Split:                 30:1
                                        14                     Syringe temp.:         110°C
                                                               Incubation temp.:      100°C
                                                               Incubation time:       20 min
0        4            8            12         16   20 min

Ultra in System                Atlas 2003                        TRACE GC Ultra, offers full
                                                                 data processing for all GC, LC
Automation                     Atlas™ 2003 is the new            and GPC analytical techniques.
                               Chromatography Data System        Controls for third party
                               (CDS) of the Thermo family.       instruments are available as
                               Designed to fit the workflow      well, making this an ideal
Instrument control,            of chromatography                 universal platform.
data acquisition and           laboratories, Atlas is a full-    Editing sequences functions
handling that fits the         featured CDS system capable       like in a Microsoft® Excel
way you work!                  of acquiring, processing, and     spreadsheet, and using
                               managing chromatographic          Microsoft® Outlook-style bar
                               data from a virtually unlimited   to view all data, provides
                               number of instruments (from 1     immediate familiarity with this
                               up to 1000+).                     system, considerably reducing
                               Chromatographers from major       learning times.
                               companies participated in         Finally, Atlas can be configured
                               every stage of its development    to ensure that its data and
                               using a Joint Application         electronic records are secure
                               Development program. This         and compliant with all
                               software, besides providing       regulatory requirements,
                               full control of the Finnigan      including 21 CFR Part 11.

Local Area Networking
(LAN) interfacing for remote
control and wide Data
System connectivity are
TRACE GC Ultra’s power
of automation.

Chrom-Card 32-Bit

                                                                                                         Productivity Beyond Limits
                                   TRACE GC Ultra and the             software allows compliance
                                   concept of simplicity, is the      with all the requirements of
This 32-bit software benefits      right choice for GC specific       the most modern laboratories
from the extensive gas             laboratories. Redundancies         in terms of data security,
chromatography knowledge           that unnecessarily complicate      reporting and networking.
typically available in the         data handling systems are          Password protection and
analytical laboratory, and is a    eliminated, bringing the user      profile-selective accessibility,
cost-effective software solution   up to a high productive level      GLP, 21 CFR Part 11, internal
for rapid instrument control       in a very short time.              validation procedures are the
and data acquisition and           Operating under the major          new standards: Chrom-Card
handling.                          software platforms (Windows 98,    for TRACE GC Ultra is the
Shaped around the Finnigan         NT, 2000 and XP), the              solution.

Complete System Validation         Installation Qualification (IQ):
                                   guarantees correct instrument
The available validation           acceptance and proper
package allows you to sign,        installation
date, and execute instrument’s     Operational Qualification
compliance to the required         (OQ): ensures that instrument
standards in a timely manner       will function according to its
throughout the life of your        operational specification in the
TRACE GC Ultra. A further          selected environment.
assurance for organizations        Performance Qualification
having regulatory agencies         (PQ): proves the instrument’s
auditing their analytical          consistent performance over
instruments, offering the right    time, according to a
solution for highly regulated      specification appropriate
environments:                      for its routine use.

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