Gas Chromatography Repair Services
GCMS Service and Gas Chromatography Repair Services You Can Count On
Let us worry about your GC and GCMS instrumentation so that you can focus on great results.
Most lab managers, researchers, and lab technicians know that there are a lot of operational problems that can crop up with GCMS instrumentation. Asymmetric peaks, co-elutions, unstable baselines, poor resolution, response variations, and other issues can stop research cold. Lost time in a lab is lost money, which is why Full Spectrum Group has a multitude of flexible service solutions to consider. All options are designed to ensure your lab is running smoothly and efficiently (alleviating as much surprise downtime as possible).
Which GC Instrument OEMs Do We Support?
Ongoing GCMS Service Contracts
Without a contract from a multi-vendor service partner like Full Spectrum, it’s likely that you could wait WEEKS to get a fix in place when your GCMS goes down.
FSG is committed to being onsite within 48 hours so you can worry less about your instrumentation and more about your (many) other responsibilities.
Like most labs, you likely have some GCMS instruments labeled as “critical” to your daily lab operations. At FSG, we want to learn about the many aspects of your lab before we give you a proposal. Our questions will generally cover your budget, your instrumentation set-up, what types of projects you are involved in, how many deadlines you have each quarter, and other details. The right questions lead to the right service contract, and they are always custom-crafted to meet you and your lab’s unique requirements.
Gas Chromatograph and GCMS Parts & Labor Inclusions
If you have deemed your GCMS equipment critical to your lab’s success, we always suggest a contract that includes the cost of parts and labor.
Preventative GCMS maintenance is very important, but planned preventative maintenance (PM) doesn’t cover the cost if your equipment requires critical repair services. This is particularly good for lab managers who want to know what their entire repair budget for the year will be. A repair service contract that includes a mix of parts & labor with planned PM leads to far fewer surprise costs throughout the fiscal year.
FSG is also an industry-leading supplier of GCMS repair parts. Many of our contracts carry in-stock guarantees for parts that fail more often than others. Flexibility remains central to our service philosophy at Full Spectrum.
GCMS Maintenance (Scheduled PM)
Regularly-scheduled GCMS service can sometimes uncover deeper issues that have the potential to cause downtime in the near future.
At FSG, we know that PM can take your instrument out of the rotation for a few days (and sometimes that’s just not feasible). If you need us to reschedule planned preventative GCMS maintenance services, no problem! If your project deadline is looming, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re happy to reschedule your planned PM for a time that is more convenient for you.
A PM visit from FSG is a great time to bring up any issues you have been experiencing such as fronting or tailing peaks, poor resolution, noisy baselines, and more. Planned preventative maintenance can be a wonderful way to flush out any needed repairs and replacement parts. Again, the point of the ongoing service contract is to alleviate surprise costs, but it’s also great for getting timely repairs so your lab can continue to run smoothly and hit project deadlines with ease.
Billable Gas Chromatography Repair Services and GCMS Maintenance ProjectsAre you experiencing critical failures with your GCMS instrumentation? Have you already looked at the obvious culprits by checking the power supply, electrical connections, signal connections, syringe condition, and column condition? This is not only extremely frustrating, but it also has the potential to make looming deadlines even more stressful. If issues that are beyond your skillset to fix continue to interrupt your lab’s work, contact FSG for a repair request as soon as possible.
Our on-site gas chromatography repair services and quick response times provide relief by helping where it’s needed most — at your lab.
Once the source of the problem is identified, our service engineer will acquire the parts needed to execute the identified fix. Since FSG is also an industry-leading supplier of GCMS repair parts, we have our own warehouse with a healthy inventory of pumps, pump seals, detectors, purifiers, heaters, thermostats, and many other items. When the repair is in place, we run a series of diagnostic tests and qualifications to make sure the instruments are in optimal working condition. Do you want to plan your budget more precisely for the entire year? Then an ongoing repair service contract will be the better fit for you.
Do you want to plan your budget more precisely for the entire year? Then an ongoing repair service contract will be the better fit for you.
GCMS Qualification Services (IQ/OQ/PQ)
Qualification of your GCMS instrumentation is required at regularly-scheduled intervals (depending on the industry you are in). The pharmaceutical industry, which is highly regulated, requires a high rate of instrumentation qualification to ensure the best level of output accuracy possible. Even small errors in output data can lead to incredibly impactful consequences. Luckily, FSG offers experienced, professional equipment qualification services for GC and GCMS instrumentation. Here is a quick overview of the different types of instrumentation qualification:
Installation qualification ensures correct installation and configuration.
Installation Qualification, or IQ, is a well-documented validation process that ensures the proper conveyance, installation, and configuration of your GCMS instrumentation (based upon a manufacturer-approved list). This can include verifying location, power supplies, software installations, and more.
Operational qualification measures performance against OEM criteria.
Operational Qualification, or OQ, is also common when it comes to GCMS instrumentation quality assurance. This step involves testing the instrument to make sure it is performing as specified — the engineer is normally referencing proper operating ranges that have been documented by the OEM.
Performance qualification measures performance in the lab’s environment.
Performance Qualification, or PQ, is really about addressing your GCMS instrumentation performance within the manufacturer’s documented ranges in your “actual” lab’s conditions. For PQ to be implemented, a detailed test plan should be created, and the test plan must create reproducible results.