Loop Sampling with Backflush of Precolumn to Vent

When components of interest are low boiling, this plumbing scheme allows "heavy" components with long retention times to be backflushed to waste. After the sample loop is loaded in Position A, the valve is switched to Position B to inject the sample onto column 1. As soon as all components of interest have entered column 2, the valve is switched back to Position A. Column 1 is backflushed to vent during the analysis, reducing the total analysis time.

Click below to change the valve position. (Currently shown in Position A)

A: Sample loop loaded/
Column 1 backflushed

Position A

B: Sample to columns

Position B