CEN Webinars: Stronger Bonds
Reducing Pressure On Operational Budgets;
Helium Conservation Strategies For GC and GC/MSD
Tuesday April 22nd 2014
8:00 a.m. PDT / 11:00 a.m. EDT / 15:00 GMT
SPEAKERS
Speaker
Bruce Quimby, Ph.D.,
Senior Applications Chemist
Gas Phase Division Solutions Group,
Agilent Technologies
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MODERATOR
Moderator
Jeff Huber,
Associate Editor,
C&EN
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OVERVIEW

In response to the helium shortage, producers have advised laboratories of possible missed deliveries of helium. Similarly, the surge in helium price has increased operating expense for laboratories that routinely perform GC and GC/MSD analyses. In response, laboratories continue to evaluate adapting their methods to alternate carrier gases, and pursuing opportunities to reduce helium consumption.

Optimizing helium use requires that operators evaluate and address all areas where helium consumption or loss occurs. This presentation will review strategies for reducing helium consumption including the optimization of analyses, identifying leaks and other loss areas in the laboratory, as well as method adaptation.

KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Strategies for reducing helium consumption including:

- Optimization of analyses to minimize helium consumption

- Optimization of analyses to minimize helium consumption

- Identifying leaks and other loss areas in the laboratory

- Method adaptation to alternate carrier gases

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • • Analysts using GC and GC/MS for environmental, toxicology, food, and energy and chemical applications.
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  • • Management personnel concerned about escalating cost of helium, or with concerns about disruption of business due to disruption of supply.
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  • • GC/MS operators and method development personnel interested in transitioning from helium to hydrogen carrier gas.
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  • • Operators interested in system performance with hydrogen vs. helium carrier.
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