Making Better Connections in GC and GC/MS Systems

This presentation will cover products from Agilent that make GC connections more robust by utilising new technologies that makes connections easier, leak free and more inert for any application.

Topics covered include: Self Tightening Stainless Column Nuts and ferrules, Press Fits, UltiMetal Plus and Stainless Steel Capillary Tubing, Ferrule Pre-swaging installation tool and MS interface installation tool, among others.

Mark Sinnott
Application Engineer
Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Mark Sinnott works for Agilent Technologies as a Technical Support Engineer in the Consumables and Supplies Division (CSD). In his position at Agilent, Mark performs technical support and applications assistance to gas chromatographers worldwide. He has more than 22 years of experience in gas chromatography, including environmental analysis of compounds in air, soil and water matrices, including dissolved gas analysis for the electrical industry. Mark holds a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from California State University, Sacramento, and currently resides in Twin Falls Idaho.


Register and watch on demand >


Preventive and Routine Maintenance for Your HPLC System

Similar to our cars needing regular oil changes, tire pressure adjustments, or washer fluid top ups, our HPLC systems also need routine maintenance in order to keep them performing at their best.  Even if you pay a mechanic to change your oil or a Field Service Engineer to change your pump seals, you should still know how frequently these preventive maintenance activities need to occur.


This presentation will look at several key issues, such as:

  • How often typical preventive maintenance (PM) tasks should be performed.
  • What signs to look for that may indicate a need for maintenance.
  • Tools for testing the LC systems before and after maintenance.
  • Basic troubleshooting and diagnostics.

The goal of this talk is to lay a strong and broad foundation from which to build a better understanding of your own HPLC systems and their specific maintenance needs.


Paul Altiero
Application Engineer
Agilent Technologies, Inc.


Paul Altiero is an Applications Engineer located at the Agilent Little Falls site in Wilmington, DE. Prior to coming to Agilent in 2009, Paul worked in the pharmaceutical industry performing LCMS bioanalysis supporting Drug Discovery DMPK. While at Agilent, Paul has been a field service engineer for LCMS as well as the integrating program manager for the RapidFire high throughput LCMS system. In his current role Paul’s responsibilities include technical support and application assistance for LCMS consumables.


Register and watch on demand >