Two of the worst words you can put together for most chromatographers is Down Time. Knowing how to diagnose problems and correct them is not generally taught before the analyst ever gets in front of the instrument. Experience, trial and error, and dumb luck often lead to remedies that have a lot of “voodoo” attached to them. This talk centers on knowing what can truly go wrong with capillary GC and how to remedy these issues.
Daron Decker is a gas chromatography technical specialist for the Columns and Supplies Group at Agilent Technologies for the past 23 years. Prior to Agilent, Daron worked for nearly a decade for J&W Scientific in the area of technical support. Daron started his career in New Ulm, MN at MVTL as an environmental analyst. He has given many seminars, courses and technical papers on GC, both domestic and international. Daron's seminars are well known in the industry for being excellent, informative and entertaining. In May 2003, Daron was awarded the Palmer Award by the MN Chromatography Forum. This prestigious award is given by the MCF to those whose professional as well as scientific accomplishments have fostered progress in chromatography.