TRACE GC Ultra Gas Chromatographs

Thermo Scientific* TRACE GC Ultra Gas Chromatograph is designed to be easily configured with up to two injectors and three detectors.

The Thermo Scientific TRACE GC Ultra multi-channel gas chromatograph was developed for the evolving requirements of modern laboratories. With the most complete range of proprietary inlets, sensitive detection systems, smart accessories, and ancillary devices, the Ultra platform features unique technologies that raise the standards of speed, sensitivity and separation in gas chromatography.


  • Simple, rugged hardware
  • Internal LAN interfacing capability
  • Independently heated valve housing able to accommodate up to 4 heated/2 unheated gas valves, 8 pressure regulators, 8 needle valves, In/out ports, packed and capillary columns
  • Range of Large Volume techniques overcomes sensitivity boundaries of conventional GC
  • Linear heating rate up to 1200°C/min. reduces sample run times for crude oils, pesticides and hydrocarbons determination as well as food and flavor characterizations
  • High temperature programming up to 20°C/s and fast cooling times of approximately one minute
  • Precise retention time control
  • Large Volume split/splitless technique using standard splitless injector extends sample injection volume of conventional GC methods without additional investment, training or revalidation of methods
  • Supports range of injectors, including BEST PTV, cold on-column inlets and detector soltuions for conventional GC and GC/MS
  • Provides in-series, staked or parallel configurations of up to three detectors featuring different selectivity
  • Dedicated turnkey analyzers for chemical and petrochemical applications available


Column Oven Programmability: 7 Ramps/8 Plateaus

Temperature Range: Near ambient to 450°C

Maximum Temperature Ramp: 120°C/min

Typical Heat-up: from 50° to 450°C in 420 seconds

Typical Cool Down: 450° to 50°C in 250 seconds

Sub-ambient: -99°C with liquid N2, -55°C with CO2 options
Vaporizing Inlets

SSL, Packed, Purged Packed

Temperature Range: 50° to 400°C

Heating Rate: Up to 14.5°C/sec (870°C/min)

Programmability: 3 ramps/4 plateaus

Air-cooled down to few degrees above ambient temperature

Sub-ambient: -50°C with liquid N2 , -30°C with CO2 options
Non-Vaporizing Inlets

Cold On-column
Septumless injector. No heating of the injector is required.

Suitable for manual and automated operations. Cryogenic coolant not required.
Large Volume Options
Large Volume Options

Large Volume Cold On-column
Up to 450µL injectable volume. Uncoret type desolvation precolumn. Heated Solvent Vapor Exit valve.

LVI software assistant for parameter optimization. Suitable for clean matrices.
Large Volume B.E.S.T. PTV Up to 450µL injection volume. Heated Solvent Split valve. Compatible with optional Backflush kit for PTV.

Suitable for large volatility range samples in dirty matrices.
Large Volume Splitless Up to 50µL injection volume. Compatible with manual or automated injections.

Suitable for samples amenable to split-splitless injector.
Inlet Pneumatics
Digital (250 and 1000kPa) Ambient Temperature and Pressure compensation. Gas saver. Assisted Leak Check Evaluation. Pressure surge.

Proprietary Algorithm for Column Characterization (Linear velocity and Void Time calculation)
MDA Flame Ionization Detector: 2 x 10-12gC/sec

Thermal Conductivity Detector: 600pg Ethane/mL He

Electron Capture Detector: <10fg of Lindane

Nitrogen Phosphorus Detector: 5 x 10-14gN/s and 2 x 10-14gP/s

Flame Photometric Detector: 1 x 100-13gP/s and 104 (P), 5 x 10-12gS/s (Malathion)

Photo Ionization Detector: 1 x 10-12g of Benzene, 1.3 x 10-12g of Toluene

Pulsed Discharge Detector: Low pg range
Linearity Flame Ionization Detector: Better than 10c

Thermal Conductivity Detector: 106

Electron Capture Detector: Better than 104

Nitrogen Phosphorus Detector: Better than 104

Flame Photometric Detector: 103 (S) after linearization with suitable software

Photo Ionization Detector: Better than 10c

Pulsed Discharge Detector: 10c
Selectivity or Additional Features Flame Ionization Detector: Flameout detection and timed programming capability. Acquisition rate 300Hz

Thermal Conductivity Detector: Automated software switch function

Electron Capture Detector: 63Ni source, micro cell volume design

Nitrogen Phosphorus Detector: N/C = 10c:1; P/C = 2 x 10c:1

Flame Photometric Detector: P/C=106:1; S/C=10c:1, Dual flame photometric capability

Photo Ionization Detector: Lamp cooling system for temperatures up to 400°C

Pulsed Discharge Detector: Non radioactive source

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