INFICON Introduces Micro GC Fusion and Expands the Horizons of Fast, Transportable GC Applications

Syracuse, NY ‹ March 18, 2013: The New INFICON Micro GC FusionTM is the first temperature programmable Micro GC that offers fast temperature ramping using capillary columns. It expands the horizons of fast and transportable gas chromatograph (GC) applications with innovations needed for accurate onsite analysis. Building on proven Micro GC technology, coupled with rapid temperature ramping, Micro GC Fusion now covers C12+ gas phase analysis with excellent sensitivity and repeatability.

Micro GC Fusion is equipped with a Micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) Thermal Conductivity Detector (TCD) that offers 1 ppm detection limit, which is 10 times more sensitive than a traditional TCD. The temperature programmable GC column focuses late eluting peaks, providing advanced control over peak resolution and significant sensitivity gain for heavier hydrocarbons.

Micro GC Fusion is based on a modular GC design. Each module is comprised of an injector, a temperature programmable capillary column and a detector. The instrument can be outfitted with one or two modules to meet most application needs. A three and four module version will be available later this year. The user can easily exchange a GC module onsite in minutes to quickly adapt to new applications or conduct instrument maintenance. The modules can also be easily adaptable for OEM integration. The MEMS injector in the GC module eliminates the complex valve-switching programming that is typical in a bench top GC, and the integrated sample conditioner in the instrument allows the user to accurately analyze sample gas stream at input pressures of up to 1000 psi.

Micro GC Fusion runs on browser-based software, so it is operating system independent and does not require a license. The instrument is equipped with a multi-touch front panel display and wireless network protocol, so the user can choose to run the analysis from the front panel or an external wirelessly connected computing device. The interface can dynamically adapt to any display dimension, allowing the user to easily operate the instrument from a tablet, laptop or desktop PC. Micro GC Fusion offers advanced features in a compact, lightweight chassis that is easily transportable, allowing for accurate and timely analysis where and when it is needed. The Micro GC Fusion is ideal for many applications, including Natural Gas and Extended Natural Gas analysis, Refinery Gas analysis and Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA).

For more information, contact Naomi Kissel-Johns, Marketing Communications Supervisor, INFICON Inc., Two Technology Place, East Syracuse, NY 13057-9714, +1.315.434.1100, email: [email protected],