An inert flowpath is key to reliable process sampling and lab analysis. SilcoTek® is dedicated to providing coating services and can make stainless steel, glass, ceramic, titanium or exotic alloy inert, even outside of a standard GC configuration. Any surface that contacts your sample should be coated to ensure reliable results.
If you're not getting the sample results you expect, here are tips for how to improve analytical sampling system performance.
1. Make the flowpath inert
|Semi volatiles||VOCs||Explosives/chemical agents|
Coating of wetted flow pathways of analytical and process sampling instrumentation minimizes surface interaction and breakdown of active compounds.
2. Coat the entire sample pathway
3. Check the calibration system
4. Check the sample probe location
5. Is the heat trace tubing inert and installed per manufacturer specifications?
6. Are regulators designed for inertness?
7. Are GC setup conditions, column, and injection volume within spec?