Clipping GC, GCMS Columns
Presented by Nicole Lock
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 ◉ 12:00 PM EST
The Importance of Maintaining Your GC Column: how not to have a panic attack when asked to perform system maintenance
ABSTRACT: We all know maintenance of a system is important, but sometimes operators don’t know how to perform simple system maintenance or even what maintenance is necessary. Keeping your GC and GCMS instrumentation running shouldn’t be a scary or anxiety inducing experience. In this practical show-and-tell, we will be going over the steps to make everyone successful at performing a critical maintenance step with their GC or GCMS instrumentation, column maintenance. We will be discussing the step-by-step process of safe removal, clipping, and reinstallation of a column. We will also discuss some tips and tricks to working with different types of ferrules, column types, and more. Get your column cutting wafers and magnifying glasses at the ready, we are going to cut through the challenges of performing this type of maintenance.
About Nicole Lock
Nicole Lock is the GC Product Manager at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments. Nicole graduated from Seton Hill University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She started her career as a service engineer in a small third-party service organization repairing multiple brands’ GC and GCMS units. This skill set led Nicole to Shimadzu where she has spent the last 15 years working in both the service and marketing department representing the GC and GCMS product lines. Her passion is training others on Shimadzu GC systems and helping customers make the most of their systems.