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Increase your GC operating time without missing a peak

Did you know…

  • Components along your GC flow path interact with your injected sample?
  • Surface activity in the flow path causes analyte adsorbtion and eventual buildup—resulting in the need for maintenance?
  • Even the smallest active surface along the GC flow path can cause a peak to go missing?

How the GC flow path impacts instrument performance

Hover over each number to see the flow path component. Click the number to learn more.

Agilent inert flow path solutions ensure the inertness of every surface that touches your sample so you can:

  • Achieve parts-per-billion—or parts-per-trillion—detection levels that today’s analyses demand.
  • Process more samples before needing maintenance.
  • Ensure accurate and reproducible results.

New video: How the inert flow path works


Ensuring an inert flow path from injection through detection is critical—and now, easy to achieve. This step-by-step video shows you how.

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GC troubleshooting guide


This at-a-glance guide provides a compilation of common GC problems—along with possible causes and solutions.

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Get an in-depth look at solutions that can help you detect every peak and minimize buildup in your GC flow path.

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Want to create the most inert flow path possible? Use this quick-reference poster as your guide.

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Intuvo instrument and supplies

Agilent Intuvo supplies

Ultra inert GC supplies designed for the Intuvo system take performance even further:

  • Guard chips protect the column—eliminating column trimming
  • Ferrule-free, click-and-run connections make for easy, leak-free connections
  • Innovative detector tails enable flow path configurations—minimizing dead volume and optimizing peak integrity and shape

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Agilent Intuvo columns

Intuvo no-trim, ultra-inert GC columns:

  • Require no maintenance
  • Deliver the highest inertness
  • Demonstrate the lowest bleed levels
  • Provide the tightest column-to-column reproducibility
  • Include Smart ID keys that identify the exact instrument configuration, column age, and default parameters to reduce user error

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GC maintenance cost calculator

How much is GC maintenance costing your lab in lost revenue?

Have you ever considered how much time your lab spends trimming or changing columns and replacing liners? Did you ever wonder how much it all costs in terms of revenue? Use this interactive PDF to calculate your cost of GC column and liner maintenance—and your return on investment for using Ultra Inert columns and liners. Calculate your savings

On-demand webinars

Make Productivity Happen—
Optimizing Your GC System

Learn how to know if you are using the best columns and supplies, how to detect when the wrong parts are being used through troubleshooting, and how to improve the efficiency of your analysis.

Selecting the Right GC Columns—
Sensitivity, Accuracy, and Selectivity

Learn how to achieve the best analytical accuracy and improve your productivity through selecting the right column for your applications.

Application notes

Read how the Agilent inert flow path enables confident analysis of active compounds, trace-level samples, and unknowns.

Evaluation of the Ultra Inert Liner Deactivation for Active Compounds Analysis by GC

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Agilent Inert Flow Path Enhancements: Impact on Semivolatile Analysis

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Forensic Analysis of Drugs of Abuse with the Agilent 8890 GC

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Analysis of Distilled Spirits Using an Agilent 8890 Gas Chromatograph System

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Agilent CrossLab: real insight, real outcomes

CrossLab goes beyond instrumentation to bring you services, consumables, and lab-wide resource management. So your lab can improve efficiency, optimize operations, increase instrument uptime, develop user skills, and more. Learn more