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Agilent's Gas Chromatography (GC) systems provide proven reliability, high sample throughput, and high performance for separation and analysis of compounds. These benchtop, on-line, and portable GC systems provide laboratories with increasing analytical performance, reduced cost of ownership, and decreased capital expenditure investing. From flexible, research-grade GC instruments to robust, routine GC analyzers, Agilent offers a GC solution to meet your demands.

Available models

The Intuvo 9000 Gas Chromatography (GC) System offers ultra-fast gas chromatography throughput while simplifying your laboratory workflow. Eliminate column maintenance and change columns in less than a minute with Intuvo’s click-and-run connections. Faster cycle times through ballistic direct-heating ensures reproducible chromatography and allows for higher throughput in the laboratory.

Intuvo’s built-in intelligence reduces operational and maintenance costs through its self-guided diagnostic troubleshooting and early maintenance feedback. Smart Keys will identify the exact instrument configuration and column parameters to reduce user error.

Key features

  • Guard Chips eliminate the need to clip columns by protecting downstream components from contamination; columns are protected, not just maintained
  • Intuvo no-trim GC columns require no maintenance 
  • Direct heating oven delivers linear and repeatable temperature ramps from 30 to 450 at 250 C/min 
  • Ferrule-free, click-and-run connections allow any operator, regardless of experience, to make completely leak-free connections
  • Innovative Flow Path provides the ability to configure the GC flow path as needed, making backflush installation simple
  • Smart ID Keys attached to critical flow path components provide information such as configuration and column age with default parameters for configuration
  • Intelligent troubleshooting routines diagnoses problems in the system by measuring over 100 system touchpoints in real time and provide a step-by-step solution guide in an easy-to-read format
  • Large touch screen control with ability to deliver instrument information wirelessly through secure networks
  • Uses less than half the power of a conventional GC, can be plugged in to any outlet without changing the wiring of the lab
  • Ideal platform for high speed or high throughput gas chromatography with fast heating and cool down time
  • The perfect GC for use with 5977B, 7000D, and 7010B mass spectrometer systems

The 8890 Gas Chromatograph (GC) System delivers fast and accurate results with flexible configuration capabilities to address specific analysis demands. When your results are critical and instrument operation is a must, the 8890 exceeds expectations for uptime and accuracy, every time.

Built-in intelligence enables remote connectivity. The autonomous, user-initiated system checks system health, alerting you to potential issues and how to solve them. Step-by-step instructions on common maintenance procedures and sixth generation EPC for autonomous diagnostic tests.

Key features

  • The browser interface provides remote connectivity enabling you to monitor your GC system, check system logs, and perform diagnostics tests, from inside, as well as outside, the laboratory.
  • The full-function touch screen gives a visual report of the system configuration letting you update methods and sequences, perform maintenance routines, and check instrument status.
  • Built-in intelligence autonomously monitors the health of the system, alerts the user of potential issues before they affect chromatographic performance, and offers helpful step-by-step guides to resolve issues.
  • Unique 6th-generation microchannel-based EPC architecture provides a significant improvement in reliability and longevity against gas contaminants such as particulates, water, and oils, extending the life of the instrument consumables.
  • Capillary Flow Technology (CFT) provides unique gas flow connections for multidimension gas chromatography (GC x GC/Deans Switch), comprehensive two-dimension gas chromatography (GC x GC) with flow modulation, and backflush at the beginning, middle, or end of an analytical column that are oven mountable and very low thermal mass.
  • Single filament TCD that doesn’t require a separate reference gas, or manual potentiometer adjustment, yet provides a stable baseline with a minimal amount of signal drift commonly seen with valve switching.
  • Autoranging FID provides the ability to detect and quantitate from percent levels to parts per billion (ppb) in a single injection.
  • Compatible with all GC/MS platforms
  • Sulfur or nitrogen chemiluminescence detector provides low ppb detection, equimolar response, and quantitation for sulfur or nitrogen contaminants without quenching from matrix.
  • Cost-saving advanced electronic pneumatic controllers such as Helium Conservation Module, Hydrogen Sensors, and Alternate Carrier Gas Solutions, dramatically reduce the amount of helium used offering both flexibility and higher levels of safety in your laboratory.
  • Optional Smart ID Keys, included with GC columns, provide information such as column usage with default parameters for configuration that helps automate method setup.

The 8860 Gas Chromatograph (GC) System sets the standard for routine GC analysis with reliability and robustness. Configurable with up to two inlets, three valves, and three detectors, including a single quadrupole mass spectrometer, the 8860 addresses a wide range of routine GC application areas.

Built-in intelligence, intuitive touch screen interface, and cost-effective options such as DA Express and electronic pneumatic regulation (EPR) make the 8860 an attractive option, elevating routine GC analysis to new levels of performance, reliability, and cost effectiveness.

Key features

  • Advanced Instrument Intelligence functionality for diagnostics and maintenance can help lab managers better avoid unplanned downtime, minimizing costly operational surprises.
  • Color touch screen display provides access to GC setpoint and status information, configuration, and signal plot to confirm that analyses are progressing as intended.
  • Browser User Interface provides convenient access to extensive GC information from your PC or tablet. Edit methods and sequences and access advanced intelligence functions. See instrument status and run diagnostics from any place within reach of your lab network—even from home.
  • Blank run evaluation identifies and notifies the user for problems such as baseline excursions, unexpected peaks and elevated baselines. Detector evaluation can automatically evaluate detector checkout samples, providing summary reports in the diagnostic section.
  • Unique 6th-generation microchannel-based EPC architecture provides a significant improvement in reliability and longevity against gas contaminants such as particulates, water, and oils over previous generation Agilent GC designs, as well as other GC vendors’ designs.
  • Full 8860 electronic pneumatics control (EPC)—available on all inlets and detectors—ensures better repeatability of retention times and peak areas, more consistent results, and less rework.
  • Electronic Pneumatics Regulation (EPR) option provides simple manual operation with high-precision digital display of pressure/flow. Actual pressure and flow data can be recorded with Agilent OpenLab CDS software. EPR offers significant advantages over manual pneumatics systems.
  • 8860 EPC and EPR have ambient temperature and pressure compensation for more stable retention times and detector baselines.
  • Cost-saving advanced electronic pneumatic controllers such as Helium Conservation Module and Hydrogen Sensor can reduce the amount of helium used offering both flexibility and higher levels of safety in your laboratory.
  • Retention time locking (RTL), available with most Agilent OpenLab CDS software, provides the ability to precisely match chromatographic retention times in any GC system to those in another Agilent GC system with the same method and column.
  • Optional DA Express Data Analysis for 8860 GC is particularly well suited for users who do not require significant data processing or compliant software functionality. Simplifying data analysis, this innovative software makes it easy to perform integration, reporting, and calibration.
  • Autoranging FID provides a wide dynamic response range enhances accuracy and minimizes preparation requirements for samples that contain very high or very low compound concentrations.
  • Single filament TCD does not require a separate reference gas or manual potentiometer adjustment, and provides a stable baseline without drift.

Agilent 990 Micro GC systems provide needed answers with innovative, industry-leading features with the quality and speed that are critical to gas analysis.

Up to four channels of separation and detection, micro-machined TCD detection, and use of only 10% of power and carrier gas compared to conventional lab GC.

Key features

  • Analysis of gas samples only
  • Up to 4 channels of separation and detection
  • Micro-machined TCD detection
  • Small footprint in dimensions as well as environmental. Use only 10% of power and carrier gas compared to conventional lab GC
  • He, H2, N2, Ar carrier gas options
  • Wide range of micro GC column phases
  • Flexibility. Lab, out-of-lab, process (in-line / at-line)
  • Exchange channels between lab version and mobile version
  • Inert sample path. Demanding sulfur (H2S) analysis down to low level ppm
  • Wide range of accessories, sample handling as well as reporting and result exporting tools.

The Agilent 490 Micro GC is a rugged, compact, laboratory quality gas chromatograph that delivers information wherever you need it.

Its modular design and MEMS technology-based components ensure flexibility, ease-of-use and unprecedented speed in gas analysis. Choose from a full range of available accessories, including self-containing field case, sample prep/filtering devices and reporting tools.

Key features

  • Gain trusted answers at unprecedented speed. Achieve analysis in seconds rather than minutes with short narrow-bore capillary WCOT, PLOT or micro-packed columns.
  • Reduce run-to-run times through micro-electronic gas control with time-programmable backflush. Samples containing heavy component will be backflushed to speed analysis and reduce potential risk to your analytical column.
  • Ships fully configured and ready to go.
  • Powerful yet easy-to-use Agilent OpenLab chromatography data systems offer comprehensive system control, data acquisition and report generation.
  • Full range of accessories includes sample handling (sample filters, stream selection valves, pressure reducers, a micro gasifier, rotameters) and results reporting/communication tools.

The 490-Mobile Micro GC is a portable GC system with wireless connection to a mobile device, such as a phone or tablet, which eliminates the need to carry cables and a laptop. Analysis results can be viewed in full or reported in “true/false.” Optional alarms further improve follow-up actions by the operator.

Key features

  • All features of the base instrument, plus:
  • An intuitive browser-based user interface, compatible with any mobile device (phone, tablet or laptop) and offering basic GC control functionality that includes: choose method, start/stop run, single point calculation, choose and start a sequence
  • Wifi connection reduces installation time and eliminates need for cables, making it easier and safer to enter remote and difficult to reach locations
  • Optional software packages include energy metering for natural gas
  • Available accessories include a self-containing field case providing carrier gas and power
  • A new web browser based User Interface perfectly suited for your mobile device (phone, tablet or laptop)
  • Basic GC control functionality includes: start/stop run, choose method, do a single point calibration, choose and start sequence
  • Not having to carry a laptop nor cables, your carry-on luggage is reduced significantly making it easier to enter remote and difficult to reach locations.
  • Immediate wireless connection ensures a quick setup.
  • As the instrument is fast up-and-running, results are available more quickly and your time is used more efficiently.
  • Having a wireless connection to the Micro GC there is no need to stand and wait directly next to the instrument. You can stay in your car or take shelter

The Agilent 490 Micro GC is a quality mobile gas chromatograph that delivers information with a modular design and MEMS technology-based components.

It ensures flexibility, ease-of-use and unprecedented speed in gas analysis. Choose from a full range of available accessories, including self-containing field case, sample prep/filtering devices and reporting tools.

Key features

  • Intuitive software interface allows you to quickly set up and optimize methods, calibrate and validate the application
  • Continuous, autonomous operation, with single or multi stream analysis are automatically transferred to an external system of choice
  • On-board data handling and automation automatically calculates and validates the analysis results and performs automated calibrations
  • Optional software packages for energy calculations (according to ISO 6976, GPA 2172, ASTM D3588 and GOST 22667), history logging (up to 35 days) and Serial Modbus
  • Does not use any flammable gases and requires only small quantities of inert sample gas for analysis and monitoring
  • Industry standard 19” rack mount capabilities
  • Available accessories include: Stream selection valves, micro-gasifier, Genie membrane filters, LCD display, extension boards with additional relays, digital I/O and 4-20mA output
  • Powerful PROstation software allows you to quickly set up and optimize the initial analysis method, calibrate and validate the application. Then, the computer is disconnected and the on-board data handling system takes over complete operation of the 490-PRO Micro GC.
  • Autonomous Operation offers continuous operation, after initial setup, the raw or processed results are automatically transferred to an external system, typically a process control computer via one of a variety of industry-standard communication protocols, including ModBus, RS-485, TCP/IP, RS-232, and FTP-Webserver.
  • Safe operation is ensured in critical environments where operation safety is of paramount importance because the 490-Pro Micro GC does not use any flammable gases and requires only small quantities of inert sample gas for analysis and monitoring.
  • Fast, precise gas analysis in seconds, not minutes achieved through the use of narrow-bore capillary, PLOT or micro-packed columns to bring improved product quality and more exact product valuation to your applications.
  • Quick and easy start up so you can get the results and ruggedness you demand in the lab and in the field. Start-up is quick, easy and seamless with electronic data sheets to store operational history and the last method used for each GC channel. You can move from location to location and get results in minutes.
  • Flexibility to run in the laboratory, at-line or on-line with up to four independent analytical GC channels, each with pneumatics, injector, column and detector. Quickly reconfigure for any application including oil and gas exploration, refining, natural gas production and distribution, fuel cell development, and specialty gas production.
  • Increase Monitoring Frequency through micro-electronic gas control with time-programmable backflush so you can inject samples while eliminating components that could foul the column and reduce lifetime. Extremely fast analysis for continuous process monitoring and control ensures faster and better decisions which lead to higher quality end-products.
  • Long term reliability is achieved through advanced micro-machining components for the injector and thermal conductivity detector.
7890B GC System

The 7890B Gas Chromatograph (GC) System is the world’s most widely used GC system. It features accurate temperature controls and precise injection systems, plus enhanced Electronic Pneumatic Control (EPC) modules for the best retention times.

Key features

  • Retention Time Locking (RTL) maintains exact retention times from injection to injection, column to column, instrument to instrument, and lab to lab
  • Capillary Flow Technology (CFT) provides unique instrument capabilities, such as multi-dimension gas chromatography (GC-GC/Deans Switch), comprehensive two-dimension gas chromatography (GCxGC) with flow modulation, and backflush at the beginning, middle, or end of the analytical column
  • Single filament TCD that does not require a separate reference gas, does not require manual potentiometer adjustment, and provides a stable baseline with a minimal amount of signal drift
  • Auto-ranging FID provides the ability to detect and quantitate from parts per billion (ppb) to parts per thousand in a single injection
  • Integrated SCD/NCD (sulfur or nitrogen chemiluminescence detector) provides low ppb detection, equi-molar response, and quantitation for sulfur or nitrogen contaminants without quenching from matrix
  • Carrier Gas Options: Helium Conservation Module, Hydrogen Sensors and Alternate Carrier Gas Solutions dramatically reduce the amount of helium used to offer flexibility in your laboratory
  • Large Valve Oven (LVO) allows for the combination of multiple methods and simplified maintenance
  • Multimode inlet (MMI) serves as a programmable temperature vaporizing injector with flexible capabilities
  • Agilent Inert Flow Path provides increased sensitivity for active compounds, from injection to detection
  • Low Thermal Mass (LTM) modules, up to 4 installed and operating, increase sample throughput with rapid column heating and cooling

The 7820A Gas Chromatograph system is an affordable, high-quality GC with a wide range of inlet and detector options, including mass spectrometer. This system provides small to medium-sized labs reliable capabilities for a wide range of application areas, to meet regulatory and lab SOP needs.

Key features

  • Retention Time Locking (RTL) provides more consistent data quality by maintaining exact retention times from injection to injection, column to column, instrument to instrument, and lab to lab
  • Electronic Pneumatics Regulation (EPR) option provides the simplicity of manual operation with high precision digital display of pressure/flow and superior ease-of-use as compared to traditional manual pneumatics systems
  • Great fit for routine applications using single quadrupole mass spectrometer
  • Single filament TCD that does not require a separate reference gas, does not require manual potentiometer adjustment, and provides a stable baseline without drift
  • Auto-ranging FID provides the ability to detect and quantitate from parts per billion (ppb) to parts per thousand in a single injection
  • Other detectors include; FPD plus, NPD, and µECD
  • Inlets options include split/splitless, packed, purge packed, and on-column inlets
  • Valve configurations that include up to 3 valves
  • Full electronic pneumatic control (EPC) from inlet to detector
  • Simplified GC front panel keys and display provide sequence information, instrument conditions, and run status, and minimize operating errors
  • Software keyboard and display allows the user to control the system when it connects with an integrator or 3rd-party software
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