Gulf Coast ConferenceOCT 14-15, 2014 | Moody Gardens Convention Center | Galveston, Texas

New Product Showcase

The Gulf Coast Conference will sponsor a New Product Showcase to provide a forum for the introduction of new technology and innovation to our attendees. On Tuesday and Wednesday of the meeting from Noon - 1:30 PM there will be special table top displays with new products and technology for your examination. Several vendors will provide these products and personnel to describe them during these specific times in the convention center lunch area.

We are asking all Attendees to stop by and take a look at these products and complete an opinion survey about what you see. One survey will be drawn on Wednesday evening from the completed surveys and that person will receive a LIFETIME registration to the Gulf Coast Conference!

The GCC will appreciate your participation, and we know that the participating vendors will as well!

If you are an exhibitor, to submit your product to showcase, please visit New Product Sign Up page.

Listed below are the participating exhibitors.



Precisive
Precisive

Category: Best New Analytical Technique


Precisive
Contact: Duane Sword
Phone: 781 935 0600
Email: dsword@precisive-instruments.com

Precisive will unveil the most exciting alternative to traditional Gas Chromatography for on-line, real-time, unattended hydrocarbon composition monitoring. At GCC 2013, the 5th generation Precisive TFS analyzer will be unveiled with expanded applications for metering, BTU calorific monitoring, Wobbe for light hydrocarbon compositions with natural gas.




Shimadzu
Tracera

Category: Best New Analytical Technique


Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Contact: Dave Jorissen
Phone: 713.331.5102
Email: dajorissen@shimadzu.com

The Tracera high-sensitivity gas chromatograph is equipped with the newly developed barrier discharge ionization detector (BID)which is capable of detecting all types of trace organic and inorganic compounds, with the exception of helium (He) and neon (Ne), at the 0.1 ppm level (i.e. sub-ppm, where ppm refers to parts per million). Tracera GC is applicable for many types of high-sensitivity analyses typically performed with GC systems incorporating multiple detectors. Main Features include: 1. High Sensitivity�Achieves detection sensitivity over 100 times that of TCD, and over twice that of FID. The built-in barrier discharge ionization detector (BID) generates helium plasma. The extremely high photon energy of this plasma ionizes the sample components, enabling high-sensitivity detection. This system achieves at least 100 times the sensitivity of a conventional TCD, and at least twice the sensitivity of FID, enabling the detection of all types of trace components at the 0.1 ppm level. 2. Universal Detector�Capable of detecting both organic and inorganic compounds with no difference in sensitivity. The new BID helium plasma has an extremely high energy. It can detect all organic and inorganic compounds, with the exception of He and Ne, with no difference in sensitivity. It improves analysis sensitivity even with aldehydes, alcohols, and halides, for which sensitivity decreases with FID. A single Tracera system can perform analyses that conventionally required complicated systems equipped with multiple detectors and units. Examples include the analysis of hydrogen and organic compounds such as formic acid, generated as part of the reaction process during artificial photosynthesis, and the analysis of low concentration hydrocarbons and permanent gases generated in lithium ion rechargeable batteries. 3. Long-Term Stability�Adopts electrode-preserving plasma generation technology. With the new BID, the plasma is generated inside a quartz tube, so it makes no contact with the discharge electrode used for plasma generation. As a result, the detector electrode is not degraded, achieving long-term analytical stability.

Product Link: More on Tracera




Thermo Scientific
TRACE 1300

Category: Best New Analytical Instrument


Thermo Scientific
Contact: Massimo Santoro
Phone: +393357428675
Email: massimo.santoro@thermofisher.com

TRACE 1300 Series GC expanded portfolio. The typical gas chromatography laboratory exhibits a static situation where a set number of GC or GC/MS systems with dedicated configurations run specific applications covering the necessary sample throughput. The workload is rarely optimized, with some systems featuring injection or detection solutions seldom used, and other facing demanding 24/7 usage. This increases the overall capital investment required, as well as the operational budget costs encountered, such as expanded gas supplies, energy consumption, and consumable usage, even when the new GC is not in use. The TRACE 1300 Series Gas Chromatography platform represents a refreshing approach to GC instrument design and laboratory management. Thanks to the unique, patent-pending user-installable instant connect injectors and detectors users can efficiently adjust resources to meet new and existing demands with fewer systems or to reduce instrument downtime for maintenance activities to zero. With the TRACE 1300 Series GC a modern laboratory can reduce the total number of GC systems used to accomplish the same level of productivity, avoiding the purchase of often-unused back-up channels and sharing components for maximum efficiency, quickly redistributing application workload as needed. Now we expand the capabilities of the TRACE 1300 GC platform, with up to 3 independent oven zones, a wide range of user-installable instant connect GSV and injectors and the possibility of running 4 simultaneous detectors, multiple applications can be accommodated in a single, small footprint, yet very capable GC instrument.

Product Link: More on TRACE 1300




Agilent Technologies
Agilent-7890b

Category: Best New Analytical Instrument


Agilent Technologies
Contact: Alonzo Brown
Phone: 302.636.8108
Email: alonzo_brown@agilent.com

Agilent Technologies, the worldwide leader in gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, with powerful and reliable solutions across diverse application areas, is proud to announce the unsurpassed performance of the new Agilent 7890B / 5977A GC/MSD system. The industry-proven Agilent 5977A MSD includes a new, extremely sensitive Extractor Ion Source for higher Signal-to-Noise and a statistically based, low-femtogram Instrument Detection Limit; Heated Gold Quadrupole; Triple-Axis Detector; and GC/MSD MassHunter software, with MSD ChemStation Data Analysis for a unified workflow with all of your Agilent 5977 and 5975 Series GC/MSD, 7000 Series GC/Triple Quad, 7200 GC/Q-TOF, and Agilent 7980 Series GC systems. Building the world's most trusted GC system is an ongoing process. The new 7890B GC carries forward all of the capabilities of its market-leading predecessor, the 7890A, and adds seamless integration with the 5977A GC/MSD for faster vent times and system protections when using hydrogen carrier gas; 5th generation EPC, complimented by improved detector specifications; integrated intelligence to address small problems before they cause downtime; new 3rd detector options; and a completely inert sample flow path. Enjoy all of the capabilities and features, including DRS, which you expect from your Agilent GC/MSD system – now part of the industry's broadest, most feature-rich portfolio of GC and GC/MS systems and software. Stop by the Agilent booth (#821/824) to discuss your application with our GC/MS specialists, and see the new 7890B/5977A GC/MSD in the New Product Showcase area. If you cannot wait to see the newest addition to the Agilent lineup, go online and learn more.

Product Link: More on Agilent-7890b




APC
APC

Category: Best New Analytical Technique


Waters Corporation
Contact: Jeremy Harbin
Phone: 508 478 2000
Email: jeremy_harbin@waters.com

Developing differentiated polymers and deploying a sustainable operation are a key focus for the polymer and plastics industries. Current GPC/SEC methods are limited by a lack of resolution, separation times, and the volume of solvent consumed per analysis. The ACQUITY Advanced Polymer Chromatography (APCâ„¢) System is a breakthrough technology that defines the ultimate in size-based chromatographic separations, delivering more information about your polymers faster than ever before. This means better characterization, improved asset utilization and a superior solution for achieving corporate innovation and sustainability goals.

Product Link: More on APC System




Inficon
Micro GC Fusion Gas Analyzer

Category: Best New Analytical Instrument


INFICON Inc.
Contact: Chingyue Yeun
Phone: 315.434.2544
Email: chingyue.yeung@inficon.com

Micro gas chromatography (GC) has been a proven and widely accepted technique for analyzing fixed gases and light hydrocarbons in the natural gas, petrochemical, and alternate energy industries. Due to additional application requirements and the demand for simplicity, it is now time to bring the technology to a new level. The new Micro GC Fusion introduces temperature programming on capillary columns to expand application capability and increase sample throughput. Rapid temperature ramping also improves late eluting peak sensitivity and column cleaning to minimize contamination. Micro GC Fusion incorporates a LED front panel display and web-based chromatography software allowing users to operate the instrument on a stand alone basis, without the concern of operating system compatibility and software licensing. With its integrated sample conditioner and compact chassis, Micro GC Fusion enables fast and accurate gas composition analysis for on-site, transportable and laboratory applications.

Product Link: More on Micro GC Fusion Gas Analyzer




Phase Technology
JFA-70Xi

Category: Best New Analytical Instrument


Phase Technology
Contact: Charles Clutter
Phone: 604.241.9568
Email: charles.clutter@phase-technology.com

The world's first 3-in-1 jet fuel analyzer! Phase Technology's new JFA-70Xi tests freeze point, viscosity, and density of aviation jet fuels, all in less than 15 minutes. First class ASTM precision -- with viscosity repeatability that exceeds ASTM D445. An automatic sample injector saves the time and trouble of using a pipette and ensures that the exact required amount is loaded every time. And, the JFA is self-cleaning, without the need of any solvent. Unlike other viscometers, with the JFA-70Xi there's no external chiller required. Time-saving, productivity-boosting features not only increase your lab's throughput, they also eliminate human error. Find out more about this innovative new breakthrough in jet fuel analysis, as well as the complete line of cloud, pour and freeze point analyzers from the world's leader in cold flow properties. Visit Phase Technology at booth #507.

Product Link: More on JFA-70Xi




Bruker Optics
TANGO T

Category: Best New Analytical Instrument


Bruker Optics
Contact: Nancy Wright-Ross
Phone: 978-439-9899 x5216
Email: nancy.wright-ross@brukeroptics.com

The new TANGO T from Bruker Optics is a revolutionary Near Infrared System compared to traditional NIR systems in the market today. This new transmission based spectrometer includes: • Automatic Temperature Sample Control • Automatic Background Measurements • Automatic Detector Gain Adjustments This new instrument has exactly what users have been waiting for in a FT-NIR spectrometer. It is a robust, high precision instrument with straight-forward operator guidance. The housing and built-in touch-screen computer is rugged and easy to maintain – ideal for lab and at-line environments. The TANGO T comes equipped with an active sample heater/cooler for sample temperatures between +20°C and +80°C. The temperature of the sample vial is continuously monitored, allowing for fast temperature control and therefore quick and reliable results. In addition this is an efficient and cost-effective analysis tool for material identification and quantification in the chemical and petroleum industry.

Product Link: More on TANGO T




CEM Corporation
DISCOVER SPD 80

Category: Best New Analytical Instrument


CEM Corporation
Contact: Shawn Moon
Phone: 7048217015 ext 1131
Email: shawn.moon@cem.com

Perform acid digestion for trace metals analysis in as little as 10 minutes, including cool down. With full pressure and temperature control of every sample, the Discover SP-D 80 runs 1 - 2 gram samples with ease. It can accommodate a wide variety of samples including pharmaceutical, food, plastics, oils, organics, inorganics, metals, and US EPA Methods 3015, 3051, and 3052. The system features individual sample programming so that samples with different parameters or methodologies can be run in any sequence. The Discover SP-D 80 utilizes 80-mL quartz vessels with easy-to-use, disposable, snap-on caps for which Teflon® liners are available to make clean-up for samples such as soil, quick and simple. An optional, automated 24-place sample deck allows the system to run unattended overnight. Designed for safety and durability, the compact system can be placed on a benchtop or in a fume hood. CEM's user-friendly, intuitive software shows you at a glance the status of your reaction and provides documented run data.

Product Link: More on DISCOVER SPD 80




PANalytical
Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence

Category: Best Time Saving Product/Method/Program


PANalytical
Contact: Lieven Kempenaers
Phone: +31611645928
Email: lieven.kempenaers@panalytical.com

Looking for an easy and economical method for compliant analysis of additives in lubricating oils or sulfur in fuels? Epsilon 1 is the ideal analytical solution. The system is pre-calibrated in the factory and is an out-of-the-box solution with guaranteed performance in compliance with relevant ASTM and ISO test methods.

The Epsilon 1 is a fully integrated energy dispersive XRF analyzer consisting of a spectrometer, built-in computer and analysis software. Powered by the latest advances in excitation and detection technology the Epsilon 1 is a star performer in the low-cost benchtop instrument class. A well designed optical path, a wide range of excitation capabilities ranging from 10 to 50 kV for light and heavier elements and a highly sensitive SDD detector system contribute to the uniqueness of Epsilon 1.

Product Link: More on Epsilon 1




Torion Technologies Inc
CUSTODION™-NT (Needle Trap)

Category: Best New Analytical Technique


Torion Technologies Inc
Contact: Douglas Later
Phone: 801-705-6601
Email: doug.later@torion.com

The CUSTODION™-NT (Needle Trap) is a hand held device with a blunt, hollow needle packed with sorbent materials. The needle is interfaced with a small hand held pump that pulls gas through the packed needle at a determined flow rate. Volatile organic compounds present in gas or water vapors quickly adsorb onto the sorbent material where they are trapped and concentrated. The CUSTODION-NT directly interfaces with the injection port of a person portable GC-MS. Once the needle is inserted into the heated injection port at 270°C the analytes rapidly desorb from the sorbent material. Helium is reverse flushed through the needle, carrying the target compounds from the needle to the GC column. The CUSTODION-NT allows for gas and vapor sample collection and quantitative analysis in under 10 minutes all at the samples' source in the field.

Product Link: More on CUSTODION™-NT (Needle Trap)




APIX Technology
MAX-ONE System

Category: Best New Analytical Instrument


APIX Technology
Contact: Elie Braun
Phone: 310-740-2308
Email: elie.braun@apix-technology.com

APIX’s nanoscale silicon technology is the first of its kind in the gas chromatography space. Our technology allows miniaturized GC systems that have extreme sensitivity, very fast analysis times, less maintenance, and lower costs. This makes it possible for the APIX GC systems to be used in many new applications, where it was not previously practical to use GCs.

Product Link: More on MAX-ONE System