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2014 ATS Newsletter

In this issue
new gc/ms/ms
NDT – LIXI & OpenVision™
rope access expands
it planning
fatigue lab capability
NBAA 2014
karl fischer unit
New Shaker System
cyclic corrosion chamber


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Improved Chemistry Capabilities - NEW GC/MS/MS

Looking for that "needle in the haystack" in your sample where the needle is your compound of interest? The ATS Chemistry department has added a new analytical capability with the addition of a Shimadzu GCMS-TQ8030 Triple Quadrupole Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer. This unit will allow for lower detection limits on a variety of organic compounds. Commonly referred to as "GC Triple Quad," this instrument complements our other GCMS and LC-MS/MS units by:

  • Significantly increasing sample throughput by using an autosampler that can hold 150 sample vials.
  • Achieving detection limits at the ppt (parts per trillion) level of most organic compounds. This sensitivity is several orders of magnitude lower than traditional GCMS units. Most customers and regulatory agencies are requesting lower detection limits for organic compounds, particularly those that may be used in a children’s product or toy.
  • Selectively analyzing the compounds of interest in a complex matrix which allows the instrument to only analyze for the compounds of interest without having to worry about the other compounds that may be present.
Triple quadrupole GC-MS/MS systems are utilized for a wide range of applications, including the analysis of phthalate plasticizers, brominated flame retardants, flavors, fragrances, BPA, PCB, and detection of organic impurities in food and water. Whatever your analytical testing need is, contact us to see how we can help.