What should you consider when exhaust venting?
- How will you be venting the solvent/sample waste?
- Autosamplers (vents, vials, wash, and waste)
- GC inlet vents
- Universal/external split vent traps, part number RDT-1020, include an activated charcoal trap that can be plumbed onto the GC split vent to capture organics at the GC. These universal/external split vent traps are useful even if your system has a snorkel before any contaminants get away from the GC. A refill pack is available, part number RDT-1023.
- How will you be venting the GC/MS rough pump exhaust?
- Consider cooling airflow, waste venting, heat, limited distance away from the GC/MS
- How will you be handling the temperature in the lab?
- Is the lab air conditioned and capable of handling GC oven exhaust heat and system heat? (See site preparation documentation for specifics)
- Will there be a dedicated vent for the oven heater exhaust?
More details about venting requirements can be found in the Site Preparation Checklists or Site Preparation Guides:
- 7890 Series GC Site Preparation Checklist
- 8860 GC Site Preparation Guide
- 8890 GC Site Preparation Guide
- Intuvo 9000 GC, GC/MS, and ALS Site Preparation Guide
- 5977B Series MSD Site Preparation Checklist
- 7000 and 7010 Series System Site Preparation Checklist
Venting requirements are also discussed in these free Agilent Education Courses:
- For 8890 GCs: GC-8890-1201e - Getting Prepared for Your New GC System
- For Intuvo 9000 GCs: GC-9000-1201e - Preparing for Your New Agilent Intuvo 9000 GC