Fast GC Components

These components can be purchased separately for upgrading your existing GC, or we can build them into a complete custom applied instrument or add-on module.

Fast temperature programmers

VICI single channel and multichannel fast temperature programmers (FTPs) are designed for precise temperature programming with rapid heating and cooling of a low mass nickel-wire-wrapped column. Speed, compact size, and low power requirement make these units an ideal component in fast, portable GCs, but they can be easily employed on any GC or analyzer.

The multichannel version facilitates temperature programming of additional devices, such as transfer lines and inlets.

fast GC column heater

Fast GC columns

Most discussions on fast GC columns focus on optimizing physical parameters such as length, ID, phase, film thickness, etc. Those factors are important, but the shortest run times cannot be achieved without the ramp rates attained by resistively heating the column. We offer two options, which can be applied to the column of your choice. Both are designed to be implemented with one of our Fast Temperature Programmers, at left.

Column/fan modules

These compact units feature column, fan, transfer lines, sensors, and connections all in one unit. Choose from a wide selection of column types, sizes, and phases, with several fan options.

column module

Column bundles

We offer ValcoBond columns wrapped with nickel wire and packaged into a neat insulated bundle, with electrical connections for resistive heating applications.

bundled column