I have an issue with our RGA 8890 system. The FID channel has started to tail on all peaks. The two TCD channels are both fine.
I have replaced the column on this channel, replaced the liner and o ring and also the split vent trap. It has made no difference.
I have on inspection ran a split vent restriction test and it fails badly but holds at the standard method with no issues. I have leak checked and there are no leaks and I have also replaced the copper tubing from the injector to the split vent line.
It has made no difference and still the tailing persists. Retention times havent moved at all.
My thinking was it may be the split vent valve not closing as when i measure the split flow it should be 336ml but is actually only 190ml when measured with a flowmeter.
Also it struggles to hold flow in lower split ratios and shuts down