Can SimDis data processing be performed manually (i.e. without the aid of additional SimDis software produced by Agilent or a third-party) with a GC running Chemstation?
I'm looking for a low-cost solution to perform SimDis analysis of jet-fuel samples. Ideally, this work would conform to D2887, however this would require an upgrade to my existing split/splitless inlet and the oven temperatures involved would make this method inappropriate for existing usage of the instrument.
I could potentially conform to D7096 without changing my inlet, or exceeding an oven temp. of 260C. The quote I received for the required capillary column and third-party software was ~US$30k, which is beyond the available budget. Can I manipulate the data obtained via my FID and Chemstation setup manually, without the need of additional software? This would lower the cost to that of a column and calibration standards, which is well within budget.
Frustratingly, the D7096 ASTM is only valid for samples of max boiling point 280 C. If this were extended to 300C (which should be achievable using the same hardware?) it would cover the full jet fuel range. Instead, the next standard (D2887) is needed for jet fuel analysis, which covers all the way to 540C and requires additional hardware.
Any input/suggestions appreciated! Thank you