Gas Chromatography

GC Learning Hub: Tips and Tricks for GC Maintenance

Agilent_GCHub_Splash_240118Separation Science, in collaboration with Agilent, offers a series of tutorials aimed at the GC and GC/MS user that form part of the 'GC Learning Hub'. In this tutorial you will learn some practical tips on preventive maintenance to ensure that you keep your GC instrument happy and prevent downtime.


  • Module 1: GC Maintenance - When, What & How?
  • Module 2: Early Maintenance Feedback
  • Module 3: Changing Your Split Vent Trap and Other Good Habits
  • Module 4: Case Study - QC, Chemicals Lab
  • Module 5: Case Study - Environmental Lab
  • Module 6: Troubleshooting Starting Points
Run Time: 50 minutes

By viewing this tutorial you will learn to ...

  • Identify critical GC maintenance needs
  • Ensure consistent GC performance
  • Monitor chromatography quality, and column and consumables health
  • Boost your confidence for DIYing GC maintenance.

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The Presenters

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

Rachael Ciotti
(Product Manager, Agilent Technologies, Wilmington, Delaware, USA)
Rachael Ciotti is a GCMS Application Chemist at Agilent in Wilmington, Delaware. Previously, she was a field service engineer specializing in installing, maintaining, and repairing Agilent GC and GC/MS systems. Prior to joining Agilent, Rachael worked at DuPont as an analytical chemist responsible for GC and GC/MS method development and transfer to manufacturing labs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Rutgers University.

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