Gas Chromatography (GC)


Built on the strengths of our proven, reliable gas chromatography (GC) platform, our systems are easy-to-operate yet deliver the high performance, capacity and throughput analytical labs demand. Our comprehensive portfolio of instruments is comprised of the powerful Clarus® 590 and 690 GC instruments that deliver superior sensitivity, industry leading TurboMatrix sample handling technology with headspace, thermal desorption, liquid autosampling and SPME options, plus multiple detectors and a full line of accessories and consumables.

Clarus GC systems are controlled by our TotalChrom chromatography data system (CDS). This software can streamline your workflow and enables you to manage your GC data quickly and securely, in a regulated or non-regulated environment. Totalchrom CDS software is the best choice for demanding multi-user, multi-site operations where a number of instruments are in use.

As a single source for all your GC needs – and across many industries, including food, environmental, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical, and more – we can help you create an integrated GC or GC/MS solution for your most critical applications.

  • Clarus 590 or 690 GC instruments – high performance, high capacity instruments deliver higher sensitivity and throughput with a new capillary injector and wide-range flame ionization detector (FID)
  • TurboMatrix Sample Handling options – most versatile portfolio of technologies that deliver unparalleled precision, are easy-to-operate and provide exceptional flexibility for the most efficient sample preparation
  • Arnel GC analyzers – turnkey solutions designed to meet complex petrochemical challenges, industry standards and specifications

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Clarus 690 GC

Clarus 590 and 690 GC

  • Better characterization and fewer reruns with wide range flame ionization detector (FID)
  • Lower reporting limits and improved inertness with high performance Capillary Injector
  • Higher throughput with best-in-class, fastest-heat-up and cool down conventional GC oven
  • More versatility with multiple, industry-leading TurboMatrix™ sample handling options
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    Phthalates Determination by GC/MS

    PerkinElmer offers a complete solution for this application, featuring a Clarus® SQ 8 GC/MS, delivering robust methodology and accurate, reliable results with detection at levels considerably lower than the regulations.
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    Clarus 690 GC

    Designed for fast-paced, high-volume laboratories that need to increase analytical cycle times, the Clarus 690 GC provides superior sensitivity, capacity, and throughput – with flexibility to handle more. Our industry-leading portfolio of TurboMatrix options include headspace (HS), manual and automated thermal desorption (TD, ATD) and MultiPrep Autosampler solutions.
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    Biodiesel FAME Determination by GC

    The determination of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) is an essential part of biodiesel-quality testing. We provide a solution for this application according to EN 14103, featuring a Clarus® Gas Chromatograph - delivering robust methodology and accurate and reliable results.
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    Bioethanol Alcohol Determination by GC

    The determination of methanol and higher alcohol content is a critical step to ensuring bioethanol quality. PerkinElmer provides a solution for this application according to ASTM D5501, featuring a Clarus® 680 Gas Chromatograph (GC) - delivering high-speed methodology with accurate and reliable results.
  • Clarus 590 GC

    Clarus 590 GC

    With its new high performance features, our robust Clarus® 590 GC offers improved sensitivity, reduced carryover and is easy to use and maintain. Designed with the same innovative features of the Clarus 690 GC, you have the most versatile sample handling options to choose from. Our comprehensive, industry-leading TurboMatrix solutions include options for headspace (HS), manual and automated thermal desorption (TD, ATD) and a flexible MultiPrep Autosampler for liquid sampling and SPME.
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  • Arson Analysis by Automated Thermal Desorption-GC/MS

    Fire investigation involves many different types of analyses - from crime-scene investigation through analytical chemistry.
  • Biodiesel Methanol Determination by Headspace-GC

    Methanol determination is essential to ensure the quality of B100 biodiesel. PerkinElmer provides a solution for this application according to EN 14110, featuring a Clarus® Gas Chromatograph coupled to a TurboMatrix™ Headspace Sampler - delivering automation with accurate and reliable results
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  • Biodiesel Glycerin Analysis System 230V

    The Biodiesel Glycerin System allows determination of the glycerin content, either as free glycerin or bound glycerin in the form of glycerides, to verify the quality of B100 biodiesel.
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    Simulated Distillation Analyzers

    Simulated Distillation (SimDist) is a gas chromatographic method designed to simulate the actual physical distillation and true boiling point distribution of petroleum raw materials and products. Effectively utilizing SimDist can save refinery operations considerable time and money historically spent on labor intensive manual distillation activities. PerkinElmer offers analyzers to perform ASTM SimDist methods, utilizing our industry leading Claus® gas chromatograph instrument. Our turn-key simulated distillation solution pairs our analyzer with PerkinElmer’s Dragon SimDist© software, providing the efficient and accurate calculations needed to make operational and quality decisions at refineries.
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    Light Hydrocarbon/Fixed Gas

    Our solutions are designed specifically to ensure your compliance with regulatory methods ASTM D1946 and E1746 for chlorine impurities analysis, while also optimizing productivity and ROI. Our series of analyzers utilize a combination of gas chromatography (GC) and a thermal conductivity detector (TCD), providing an efficient and robust solution for the analysis of gaseous samples. Alert - ASTM E1746, Model 4020: In response to the COVID-19 crisis, PerkinElmer addresses ASTM E1746 “Standard Test Method for Sampling and Analysis of Liquid Chlorine for Gaseous Impurities” in order to serve the needs of chemicals producers aiding in the current bleach and bleach-based wipe disinfectants shortage. Learn more about the Chlorine Analyzer here.
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    Natural Gas Analyzer

    The efficient and accurate analysis of natural gas, liquids and pressurized liquids, and the calculation of its physical properties are of critical importance to ensuring safety and quality during the production and transport of natural gasses. Owing to the varied and substantial nature of both organic and inorganic constituents in natural gas samples, it is imperative that operators utilize an analyzer created specifically for natural gas analysis. PerkinElmer offers a wide selection of pre-configured, easy to operate natural gas analyzers that provide the flexibility to consider all types of samples, analyzing components of interest in gas, liquid and pressurized liquid samples using TCD and FID detection.
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    Aromatics and Oxygenates Analyzer

    Understanding the composition of finished gasoline is paramount to ensure that a safe and quality petroleum product is delivered to downstream oil and gas customers. PerkinElmer’s portfolio of oxygenate and aromatic analyzers are engineered specifically to meet the needs of customers producing finished gasoline products. Our analyzers can be used to determine ether and alcohol additives in finished gasoline products, as well as benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and other aromatics as required. Trace methanol, acetaldehyde, MTBE, acetone, 2-propanol can also be analyzed in some models. Once installed, samples can be processed immediately, allowing you to optimize instrument up-time and productivity from day one.
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    Trace Gas Analyzers

    PerkinElmer offers a selection of Trace Gas Analyzers for the detection of hydrogen, carbon dioxide, ethylene, ethane, acetylene, oxygen/argon, nitrogen, carbon monoxide, and total hydrocarbons. Our engineered solutions for trace gas analysis include FID, DID and PID detectors to ensure flexibility and increased instrument productivity. To ensure efficient setup within your laboratory, operation parameters are set and tested at the factory prior to shipment, with instrumental methods pre-loaded. Once installed, samples can be processed immediately, allowing you to optimize instrument up-time and productivity from day one.
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    Refinery Gas Analyzer

    Refinery gas analyzers (RGA) utilize gas chromatography to test and characterize gases and pressurized liquids utilized in refinery operations. Routine testing of refinery gas aids operators in achieving product quality goals, while also protecting equipment that could be damaged by contaminants. PerkinElmer’s RGA instruments are designed to provide the flexibility needed by refineries producing a number of petroleum varieties, considering a number of variables, conditions and sample types. Our RGA instruments provide complete solutions for the analysis of hydrogen, helium, oxygen/argon, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, and light hydrocarbons from methane through hexane.
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    Detailed Hydrocarbon Analyzer

    Understanding crude oil composition during refining and production is essential to ensuring quality, safety and adherence to regulatory requirements. Detailed Hydrocarbon Analysis (DHA) is a gas chromatography technique for characterizing crude oil, and analyzing multiple fuel types containing hundreds or even thousands of compounds. PerkinElmer’s DHA systems are designed without costly valves or hardware components, such as traps, that require maintenance, replacement and increase total cost of ownership. To further boost productivity within your lab, our single-column solution for DHA analysis includes a high-resolution capillary column and tuned pre-column to separate individual compounds present in gasoline.
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    Trace Sulfur Analyzer

    The ability to reliably detect ultra-low-levels of light sulfur compound impurities in a variety of sample types is of vital importance to the oil and gas, environmental, and food and beverage industries, where product quality and compliance with regulations are paramount. PerkinElmer’s portfolio of trace sulfur analyzers utilize gas chromatography techniques with a sulfur chemiluminescence detector (SCD) to detect sulfur at part per billion levels. A programmable pneumatic control is utilized on our trace sulfur analyzers to use precise and automated gas flow, ensuring your quality and productivity objectives are met.
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    Transformer Oil Gas Analyzer

    Transformers are often one of the most substantial capital assets of an operation. Measuring levels of light gases found in an electrical transformer’s insulating oil is an effective way to monitor the health of the transformer, and identify potential problems before they begin to limit productivity. PerkinElmer offers three models of Transformer Oil Gas Analyzers (TOGA), designed to analyze trace levels of H2, CO, CO2, ethylene, ethane, acetylene, methane, and air components. PerkinElmer’s TOGA offerings can aid you in achieving your risk mitigation goals, while also ensuring long term productivity of your transformers by identifying potential maintenance and wear issues, before they cause an operational disruption.

    TurboMatrix HS 40 Trap

    Automated headspace sampler with built-in trap and standard PerkinElmer 9mL or 22mL sample vials.
  • Clarus 690 GC

    Light Hydrocarbon Analyzer

    Designed to meet the needs of users analyzing gaseous and liquid light hydrocarbon samples, such as liquified petroleum gas (LPG), PerkinElmer’s light hydrocarbon analyzers (LHA) provide a complete solution for the analysis of C1 – C6, utilizing a flame ionization detector (FID) configured with your choice of an external oven with a gas sampling valve (GSV), liquid sampling valve (LSV), or with both types of sampling valves to accommodate both gaseous and liquid samples. Offering pre-loaded methods to meet ASTM D2163, D2593, D2712, D2820 and D4424, PerkinElmer’s LHA instruments allow for fast set-up in your laboratory, facilitating near immediate returns on investment.
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    TurboMatrix HS 110 Trap

    Automated headspace sampler with built-in trap and standard PerkinElmer 22mL sample vials. 
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