The following accessories, supplies, and spare parts are required to operate the chromatograph.
The” heart ” of the chromatograph is the chromatographic column, in which the sample is divided into separate components. Therefore, it is preferable to supply the appropriate column together with the chromatograph. Moreover, when delivering a chromatograph with a column, the latter is checked by the manufacturer on real substances that should be analyzed on this chromatograph. Both empty (glass and metal) and filled columns are supplied for the chromatograph. The length of the columns can be different, as a rule, for glass-from 1 to 3 m, metal-from 1 to 12 m, long (more than 4 meters) metal columns can be either welded or connected by a special coupling that serves to facilitate the packing of the column. In the tool kit supplied with the chromatograph comprises two metal column with a length of 1 m.
Columns can be filled in any way according to the selected analysis method.
The chromatograph is also supplied with quartz (fused silica) and metal (stainless steel) capillary columns from various manufacturers. The quartz capillary can be coated with either polyamide varnish or metal (aluminum). Columns are available in any length, internal diameter, with any applied liquid phase, and any thickness.