Agilent Technologies Increases GC Productivity with Low Thermal Mass Rapid Heating/Cooling Option

Agilent Technologies Inc., (Palo Alto, California) announced a low thermal mass (LTM) system for rapid heating and cooling of its 7890A gas chromatograph (GC), which will greatly increase productivity by significantly reducing analytical cycle times.

Agilent Technologies Inc., (Palo Alto, California) announced a low thermal mass (LTM) system for rapid heating and cooling of its 7890A gas chromatograph (GC), which will greatly increase productivity by significantly reducing analytical cycle times. Agilent acquired this LTM technology with the purchase of RVM Scientific in June 2008. The patented design involves wrapping heating elements and temperature sensors directly around the GC column, enabling dramatically faster temperature cycles compared to standard oven-based configurations.