I am trying to find out how one handles and processes the output from the GC.
Do you have a model number and are you using Agilent software, more details would help. I deleted your first post as it was a duplicate of this one.
I do not have a model and serial number, because I am trying to learn generally how the gas chromatograph results are written out by the analyzer.
Ok without a model number or software, I can only speak in general terms. File formats for GC data files can be in several formats such as a folder that has a name such as sample.d . Within that folder there can be a data.ms file if there is a Mass Spec, there can be a .ch if there is a GC detector such as fid.ch . These files are acquired by the detector usually in an analog format and converted in the instrument to a digital format and stored in these file types. Some GC's have an analog output where the signal can be taken to an Analog to Digital converter box and then processed in other software (non Agilent).
Thank you. Would the files that are converted into digital format, including with the converter box, actually be readable by standard applications? Or, is a back-end processor always needed to read the results from the analyzers?
These files require specialty software to be viewed.
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