Gas Chromatography (GC) Systems

Future-proof your gas chromatography

Don’t let your gas chromatograph (GC) become obsolete when your lab’s mission changes to meet new markets or new regulations. Thermo Scientific TRACE 1300 Series GC systems can instantly change as your needs evolve.

A revolution in design, the system’s Instant Connect Injectors and Detectors allow you to reconfigure your GC system in a matter of minutes, without costly on-site service. Simply insert the module of choice for your application. And you never need to take your system offline for routine maintenance again. Swap Instant Connect modules so that your GC continues running with one module, while maintenance is performed on the other.

TRACE 1300 series gas chromatography systems

TRACE 1300 Gas Chromatograph

The simplest GC platform, the Thermo Scientific TRACE 1300 GC is dedicated to routine, high-throughput environments where fast instrument familiarization is required. This affordable solution, with full control via a PC workstation, is ideal for QA/QC laboratories when minimal instrument interaction is desired.

TRACE 1310 Gas Chromatograph

A high-end GC platform, the Thermo Scientific TRACE 1310 GC has an advanced touchscreen user interface for direct instrument control and method development. It provides prompt access to advanced functions such as maintenance procedures, run log tracking, and video tutorials with multi-language capability.

Highly versatile, both GC platforms are easy to use and deliver high performance and productivity, whether used as standalone instruments or when connected to a Thermo Scientific mass spectrometry (MS) system.

Discover its innovation and benefits

  • Truly modular GC to fit workload requirement
  • Full range of user-exchangeable Instant Connect injectors and detectors
  • GC oven design for exceptional throughput
  • Simplified preventive maintenance for extended productivity
  • Compatible with standard consumables for reduced cost of ownership
  • True Helium gas savings during operation

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Flexible GC system configuration for evolving laboratory needs

If your current system is not as agile as you want it to be, it’s time to switch to the innovative TRACE 1300 Series GC systems. Configure your GC to your needs and future-proof your investment.

Instant Connect GC injectors

Instant Connect GC injectors

Take advantage of the high reliability, robustness, convenience, and easy maintenance of the Instant Connect Injector modules.

  • Full range of injection modes available to cope with the most demanding sample analysis
  • Outstanding retention time stability is achieved through the IEC (Integrated Electronic Control), which guarantees industry-leading 0.001 psi control over the entire working range
  • Select the Instant Connect injectors you need and switch between them as your analytical needs demand
Instant Connect Split/Splitless (SSL) Injector
  • Suitable for the majority of the GC and GCMS applications
  • Optimized thermal profile permits accurate injection of the broadest range of analytes
  • Cool injector head—minimizes septum thermal stress, extends its lifetime and reduces bleeding
  • Large volume injection in splitless mode up to 50μL.
Instant Connect Split/Splitless (SSL) Backflush Injector
  • SSL injector with integrated backflush capabilities does not need additional auxiliary gas
  • Ideal for eliminating heavy or undesired compounds, allowing for shorter analysis time and longer column lifetime
Instant Connect-Helium Saver Split/Splitless (SSL) Injector
  • Proprietary injector design
  • Greatly reduces helium consumption during operation while using it as carrier gas
  • Does not require instrument method changes
Instant Connect Programmable Temperature Vaporizing (PTV) Injector
  • Combines “discrimination-free” performance of a cold injector with robustness of vaporizing injectors
  • Ideal for thermally labile compounds and extended volatility range
  • Large volume injection capability up to 250uL in Solvent Split mode
  • On-column injection mode available
  • Sub-ambient operation with cryo cooling option
Instant Connect Programmable Temperature Vaporizing (PTV) Backflush Injector
  • PTV injector with integrated backflush capabilities does not need any additional auxiliary gas
  • Ideal for eliminating heavy or undesired compounds, allowing for shorter analysis time and longer column lifetime
  • Large Volume injection capability up to 250uL in Solvent Split mode
  • Sub-ambient operation with cryo cooling option
Instant Connect Cold On-Column Injector
  • True Cold-On-Column injector for extending the GC analysis to very high boiling compounds
  • Ideal also for thermal labile and degradable compounds
Instant Connect Gas Sampling Valve (GSV) Injector
  • Rapidly introduces precise amounts of gas samples directly into capillary or packed columns
  • Eliminates the need for complicated GC configurations
  • Sampling loop available with different volumes ranging 20-1000μL
  • Optional backflush capability

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Instant Connect GC detectors

Instant Connect GC detectors

Select the Instant Connect detectors you need and switch between them as your analytical needs demand.

  • A complete set is available for fast peak detection and maximum sensitivity
  • Miniaturized cell volume, rapid acquisition response, standard at 300 Hz, and wider dynamic range
  • Ideal for standard and fast chromatography applications, ready to boost laboratory productivity at any time
Instant Connect FID Flame Ionization Detector
  • Highest sensitivity and a wide dynamic range with rapid acquisition speed
  • Ideal for extremely fast GC applications
  • Optional in series configuration with the methanizer
Instant Connect TCD Thermal Conductivity Detector
  • Non-destructive detector features a micro-volume design suitable for capillary and packed column applications
  • High thermal stability, fast response, and exceptional sensitivity over a wide range of applications
  • Dedicated filaments available for corrosive samples
  • Optional in series configuration with FID detector
Instant Connect ECD Electron Capture Detector
  • Highly selective and sensitive response for halogenated organic compounds
  • Miniaturized cell optimized for fast analysis of challenging samples
  • Purged and removable anode to maximize robustness toward the matrix effect
Instant Connect NPD Nitrogen Phosphorous Detector
  • Highly selective and sensitive response for nitrogen and phosphorous containing organic compounds
  • Exceptional flexibility for determining specific components using multiple dedicated ion sources
Instant Connect FPD Flame Photometric Detector
  • Excellent sensitivity and response stability for demanding sulfur, phosphorous, or tin determinations
  • Expanded applicability due to its extended operating temperature range and dual wavelength
Instant Connect PDD Pulsed Discharge Detector
  • Ideal solution for Gas Purity analysis
  • Features a universal high sensitive response towards organic compounds and inorganic gases
  • Includes electronic and pneumatic circuits necessary for control and gas supply

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Special GC system options

Auxiliary Oven
  • Supplement any TRACE 1300 Series GC with an auxillary oven to cover any possible multi-column and multi-detector applications
  • Operates up to 300°C
  • Compatible with up to eight diaphragm valves or six rotary valves
  • More compact and cost-effective version available
Injector/Oven Cryo
  • Add the convenient cryogenic option to the PTV injector or the GC Oven when your application requires initial sub-ambient temperatures
  • Liquid nitrogen or liquid CO2 version available
Silflow Microfluidic Device
  • Extend analytical capability to multi-column, multi-detector configurations
  • State-of-the-art, low dead volume connection, high inertness of deactivated stainless steel channels means no compromise in analytical performance
  • Allows detector splitting, dual column operation, no-vent for GCMS operation, and Heart-Cut Deans Switch technique
Retention Time Alignment
  • Easy-to-use software tool for quick retention time alignment after column maintenance, or for easier data comparison between instruments
  • Applicable to GC and GCMS methods, working in constant pressure, or constant flow carrier gas control
GC Gas Filters

 

  • Use Thermo Scientific Click On and SuperClean inline gas filters to improve gas quality and eliminate contaminants

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GC software

Chromeleon Chromatography Data System (CDS)
  • A comprehensive software platform that takes you from samples to results quickly and easily
  • Control a single GC or GCMS system, or use it for all your laboratory instruments enterprise-wide, including LCMS and ICMS instrumentation
  • Full compliance for highly regulated markets
  • Straightforward LIMS integration
TraceFinder Software
  • Mass spectrometry software for targeted and non-targeted analysis
  • High Resolution MS Data handling and dedicated MS libraries
  • High Resolution MS Deconvolution capability

GC autosamplers

TriPlus RSH Autosampler
  • Highly productive robotic autosampler for liquid, static headspace, dynamic headspace, Solid Phase Micro Extraction (SPME) injections, and automated sample preparation
  • Customized sample preparation workflow solution fulfills specific analytical requests
  • Unique Clone Mode serves two GC systems for extended throughput
TriPlus 300 Headspace Autosampler
  • Simplicity and broad applicability for high-throughput analysis of volatiles through static headspace sampling
  • Valve & Loop technology for utmost analytical performance and compliance of dedicated methodology in target markets
TriPlus 100 LS Liquid Autosampler
  • A high-capacity robotic autosampler dedicated to liquid injections
  • Combines simple and unstoppable productivity to the maximum flexibility for injection modes
  • Fully compatible with TriPlus RSH autosampler accessories for liquid injection
AI/AS 1310 Autosampler
  • Maximum ease-of-use when executing liquid injections
  • Offers simple operation and robustness for labs requiring highly reliable results on medium-small sample batches
  • Gemini configuration available for simultaneous injection in two GC channels for utmost productivity

GC-MS systems

Exactive GC Orbitrap MS System
  • Designed for routine analysis
  • Quantitative power of a GC triple quadrupole MS combined with the full-scan high-resolution, accurate-mass (HRAM) capability that only Orbitrap GC-MS technology can offer
  • Performs EI /CI / SoftEI ionization and Full Scan /timed-SIM acquisition
Q Exactive GC Orbitrap MS System
  • Delivers highest confidence in compound discovery, identification, and quantitation for comprehensive understanding of samples
  • Superior resolving power, mass accuracy, and sensitivity that only Orbitrap technology can deliver
  • Performs EI/CI/SoftEI ionization
  • Add MS/MS acquisition capability to Full scan/timed-SIM
ISQ 7000 Single Quadrupole GC-MS System
  • Developed to enhance routine workflow user experience
  • Streamlined for data consistency over time
  • New automated instrument control tools for unprecedented ease-of-use and user learnability, as required in high-throughput laboratories
TSQ 9000 Triple Quadrupole GC-MS/MS System
  • Revolutionizes laboratory productivity by delivering unprecedented levels of performance, ease-of-use, and uptime
  • Reduces cost-per-sample in high-throughput laboraties
DFS Magnetic Sector GC-HRMS System
  • Magnetic Sector HRMS
  • Streamlines target compound analysis and achieve outstanding sensitivity with the double-focusing system of this GC-HRMS

Instant Connect GC injectors

Instant Connect GC injectors

Take advantage of the high reliability, robustness, convenience, and easy maintenance of the Instant Connect Injector modules.

  • Full range of injection modes available to cope with the most demanding sample analysis
  • Outstanding retention time stability is achieved through the IEC (Integrated Electronic Control), which guarantees industry-leading 0.001 psi control over the entire working range
  • Select the Instant Connect injectors you need and switch between them as your analytical needs demand
Instant Connect Split/Splitless (SSL) Injector
  • Suitable for the majority of the GC and GCMS applications
  • Optimized thermal profile permits accurate injection of the broadest range of analytes
  • Cool injector head—minimizes septum thermal stress, extends its lifetime and reduces bleeding
  • Large volume injection in splitless mode up to 50μL.
Instant Connect Split/Splitless (SSL) Backflush Injector
  • SSL injector with integrated backflush capabilities does not need additional auxiliary gas
  • Ideal for eliminating heavy or undesired compounds, allowing for shorter analysis time and longer column lifetime
Instant Connect-Helium Saver Split/Splitless (SSL) Injector
  • Proprietary injector design
  • Greatly reduces helium consumption during operation while using it as carrier gas
  • Does not require instrument method changes
Instant Connect Programmable Temperature Vaporizing (PTV) Injector
  • Combines “discrimination-free” performance of a cold injector with robustness of vaporizing injectors
  • Ideal for thermally labile compounds and extended volatility range
  • Large volume injection capability up to 250uL in Solvent Split mode
  • On-column injection mode available
  • Sub-ambient operation with cryo cooling option
Instant Connect Programmable Temperature Vaporizing (PTV) Backflush Injector
  • PTV injector with integrated backflush capabilities does not need any additional auxiliary gas
  • Ideal for eliminating heavy or undesired compounds, allowing for shorter analysis time and longer column lifetime
  • Large Volume injection capability up to 250uL in Solvent Split mode
  • Sub-ambient operation with cryo cooling option
Instant Connect Cold On-Column Injector
  • True Cold-On-Column injector for extending the GC analysis to very high boiling compounds
  • Ideal also for thermal labile and degradable compounds
Instant Connect Gas Sampling Valve (GSV) Injector
  • Rapidly introduces precise amounts of gas samples directly into capillary or packed columns
  • Eliminates the need for complicated GC configurations
  • Sampling loop available with different volumes ranging 20-1000μL
  • Optional backflush capability

Learn more

Instant Connect GC detectors

Instant Connect GC detectors

Select the Instant Connect detectors you need and switch between them as your analytical needs demand.

  • A complete set is available for fast peak detection and maximum sensitivity
  • Miniaturized cell volume, rapid acquisition response, standard at 300 Hz, and wider dynamic range
  • Ideal for standard and fast chromatography applications, ready to boost laboratory productivity at any time
Instant Connect FID Flame Ionization Detector
  • Highest sensitivity and a wide dynamic range with rapid acquisition speed
  • Ideal for extremely fast GC applications
  • Optional in series configuration with the methanizer
Instant Connect TCD Thermal Conductivity Detector
  • Non-destructive detector features a micro-volume design suitable for capillary and packed column applications
  • High thermal stability, fast response, and exceptional sensitivity over a wide range of applications
  • Dedicated filaments available for corrosive samples
  • Optional in series configuration with FID detector
Instant Connect ECD Electron Capture Detector
  • Highly selective and sensitive response for halogenated organic compounds
  • Miniaturized cell optimized for fast analysis of challenging samples
  • Purged and removable anode to maximize robustness toward the matrix effect
Instant Connect NPD Nitrogen Phosphorous Detector
  • Highly selective and sensitive response for nitrogen and phosphorous containing organic compounds
  • Exceptional flexibility for determining specific components using multiple dedicated ion sources
Instant Connect FPD Flame Photometric Detector
  • Excellent sensitivity and response stability for demanding sulfur, phosphorous, or tin determinations
  • Expanded applicability due to its extended operating temperature range and dual wavelength
Instant Connect PDD Pulsed Discharge Detector
  • Ideal solution for Gas Purity analysis
  • Features a universal high sensitive response towards organic compounds and inorganic gases
  • Includes electronic and pneumatic circuits necessary for control and gas supply

Learn more

Special GC system options

Auxiliary Oven
  • Supplement any TRACE 1300 Series GC with an auxillary oven to cover any possible multi-column and multi-detector applications
  • Operates up to 300°C
  • Compatible with up to eight diaphragm valves or six rotary valves
  • More compact and cost-effective version available
Injector/Oven Cryo
  • Add the convenient cryogenic option to the PTV injector or the GC Oven when your application requires initial sub-ambient temperatures
  • Liquid nitrogen or liquid CO2 version available
Silflow Microfluidic Device
  • Extend analytical capability to multi-column, multi-detector configurations
  • State-of-the-art, low dead volume connection, high inertness of deactivated stainless steel channels means no compromise in analytical performance
  • Allows detector splitting, dual column operation, no-vent for GCMS operation, and Heart-Cut Deans Switch technique
Retention Time Alignment
  • Easy-to-use software tool for quick retention time alignment after column maintenance, or for easier data comparison between instruments
  • Applicable to GC and GCMS methods, working in constant pressure, or constant flow carrier gas control
GC Gas Filters

 

  • Use Thermo Scientific Click On and SuperClean inline gas filters to improve gas quality and eliminate contaminants

Learn more

GC software

Chromeleon Chromatography Data System (CDS)
  • A comprehensive software platform that takes you from samples to results quickly and easily
  • Control a single GC or GCMS system, or use it for all your laboratory instruments enterprise-wide, including LCMS and ICMS instrumentation
  • Full compliance for highly regulated markets
  • Straightforward LIMS integration
TraceFinder Software
  • Mass spectrometry software for targeted and non-targeted analysis
  • High Resolution MS Data handling and dedicated MS libraries
  • High Resolution MS Deconvolution capability

GC autosamplers

TriPlus RSH Autosampler
  • Highly productive robotic autosampler for liquid, static headspace, dynamic headspace, Solid Phase Micro Extraction (SPME) injections, and automated sample preparation
  • Customized sample preparation workflow solution fulfills specific analytical requests
  • Unique Clone Mode serves two GC systems for extended throughput
TriPlus 300 Headspace Autosampler
  • Simplicity and broad applicability for high-throughput analysis of volatiles through static headspace sampling
  • Valve & Loop technology for utmost analytical performance and compliance of dedicated methodology in target markets
TriPlus 100 LS Liquid Autosampler
  • A high-capacity robotic autosampler dedicated to liquid injections
  • Combines simple and unstoppable productivity to the maximum flexibility for injection modes
  • Fully compatible with TriPlus RSH autosampler accessories for liquid injection
AI/AS 1310 Autosampler
  • Maximum ease-of-use when executing liquid injections
  • Offers simple operation and robustness for labs requiring highly reliable results on medium-small sample batches
  • Gemini configuration available for simultaneous injection in two GC channels for utmost productivity

GC-MS systems

Exactive GC Orbitrap MS System
  • Designed for routine analysis
  • Quantitative power of a GC triple quadrupole MS combined with the full-scan high-resolution, accurate-mass (HRAM) capability that only Orbitrap GC-MS technology can offer
  • Performs EI /CI / SoftEI ionization and Full Scan /timed-SIM acquisition
Q Exactive GC Orbitrap MS System
  • Delivers highest confidence in compound discovery, identification, and quantitation for comprehensive understanding of samples
  • Superior resolving power, mass accuracy, and sensitivity that only Orbitrap technology can deliver
  • Performs EI/CI/SoftEI ionization
  • Add MS/MS acquisition capability to Full scan/timed-SIM
ISQ 7000 Single Quadrupole GC-MS System
  • Developed to enhance routine workflow user experience
  • Streamlined for data consistency over time
  • New automated instrument control tools for unprecedented ease-of-use and user learnability, as required in high-throughput laboratories
TSQ 9000 Triple Quadrupole GC-MS/MS System
  • Revolutionizes laboratory productivity by delivering unprecedented levels of performance, ease-of-use, and uptime
  • Reduces cost-per-sample in high-throughput laboraties
DFS Magnetic Sector GC-HRMS System
  • Magnetic Sector HRMS
  • Streamlines target compound analysis and achieve outstanding sensitivity with the double-focusing system of this GC-HRMS

Learn more about GC and GC-MS applications

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Food and beverage applications

The important job of characterizing food properties in today’s modern laboratory—from pesticide residues analysis, mycotoxin analysis, and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) to food labeling—helps ensure high-quality and safe food products and consumer confidence. Thermo Scientific GC-MS and LC-MS systems provide you with complete end-to-end food analysis workflow solutions.

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Oil and gas applications

Test the purity, composition, and impurities in petroleum products such as crude oil, liquefied petroleum gas, refined oils, and others samples.

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Environmental and industrial applications

Maintain compliance with safety regulations such as the EPA and FDA for volatiles, semi-volatiles, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), herbicides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and dioxins.

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Pharmaceutical applications

Uphold the highest standards for residual solvents, basic drugs, small chiral molecules, methods following specific monographs, and measurement of extractables and leachables.

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Forensic and toxicology applications

GCMS and HRAM GCMS for targeted and non-targeted screening of illicit chemicals in biological fluids, for drugs of abuse (DoA) assessment and doping control testing. Determination of alcohol intoxication in blood in agreement with local “driving impaired” regulations.

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Food and beverage applications

The important job of characterizing food properties in today’s modern laboratory—from pesticide residues analysis, mycotoxin analysis, and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) to food labeling—helps ensure high-quality and safe food products and consumer confidence. Thermo Scientific GC-MS and LC-MS systems provide you with complete end-to-end food analysis workflow solutions.

Learn more

Oil and gas applications

Test the purity, composition, and impurities in petroleum products such as crude oil, liquefied petroleum gas, refined oils, and others samples.

Learn more

Environmental and industrial applications

Maintain compliance with safety regulations such as the EPA and FDA for volatiles, semi-volatiles, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), herbicides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and dioxins.

Learn more

Pharmaceutical applications

Uphold the highest standards for residual solvents, basic drugs, small chiral molecules, methods following specific monographs, and measurement of extractables and leachables.

Learn more

Forensic and toxicology applications

GCMS and HRAM GCMS for targeted and non-targeted screening of illicit chemicals in biological fluids, for drugs of abuse (DoA) assessment and doping control testing. Determination of alcohol intoxication in blood in agreement with local “driving impaired” regulations.

Learn more


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