Agilent Technologies G1888 Headspace Sampler


G1888 Headspace Sampler

Headspace sampling allows you to introduce volatile compounds automatically, from virtually any sample matrix, directly into a GC or GC/MS. The Agilent G1888 network headspace sampler features an inert sample pathway for superior chemical performance without analyte degradation or loss. Its high sample capacity and increased sensitivity are designed to provide excellent performance for a wide range of analyses. The total solution--from sampling to data analysis to reporting--gives you the highest confidence in your results. And this fully integrated system is from Agilent, a recognized industry leader for more than three decades.
G1888 Headspace Sampler
Humidity 5% to 95%
Depth 25 in
Height 21.6 in
Width 18.1 in
Power Requirements 100–240 V ±10%. Power required: 750 VA maximum
Weight 102 lbs
Additional Specifications Storage Temperature: –40 °C to 70 °C
Sample capacity: Holds 70 vials in tray. Twelve position oven for optimized sample overlapping constant time heating.
Sample vials: Standard crimp top or screw cap vials, 20 mL, 10 mL. No adaptor
required for 10-mL sample vials.
Mode of operation: Shaking with choice of off, low, or high.
Constant heating time (CHT) mode for each sample. Overlapping up to 12 vials for maximized sample throughput.
Multiple headspace extraction (MHE) mode with up to 100 extractions per vial for method development and validation or for analysis of sample in unusual matrices.
Multiple headspace extraction concentration (MHC) mode, with up to 10 extractions from 1 vial made followed by one GC start after the last extraction to increase sensitivity.
Zone temperature: All temperature zones can be set off.
Oven heating: 40 °C to 230 °C in 1 °C increments; 0.5–999 min in 0.1 min increments
Loop/valve temperature: 45 °C to 250 °C
Transfer line temperature: 50 °C to 250 °C
Sample pathway: Inert deactivated path from sample needle to transfer line. Transfer line length: 85 cm. Sample loop: 1 mL (standard), 3 mL (option)
Pneumatic control: In-unit switch connection between: Built-in manual pneumatics (pressure regulator and flow controller) and GC built-in electronic pneumatic control (EPC)
Interfacing with GC: Volatile inlet (VI) or other standard GC inlet
Communication: LAN; RS-232; Remote start/stop
System control: Control and monitoring by full function control keypad and built-in multiline display. Features:
- Parameter set up
- Store up to four user defined headspace methods (there are also five preset methods)
- Detailed power-on self test
- Built-in leak test routine
- Update firmware via LAN or RS-232
- Monitor set and actual values, as well as, operation status
GC ChemStation: Complete integration/control with the GC ChemStation, (G2070AA -
A.09.03 or later) and headspace control SW (G2922AA). Headspace parameters are part of a GC method. Using a GC ChemStation sequence table to track sample from sampling
to analysis. Event log function records every step of headspace events. FDA 21 CFR part 11 compliant. (Must also order ChemStation Plus Security Pack separately.)

Safety and Regulatory Certification:
- Canadian Standards Association (CSA) C22.2 No. 1010
- CSA/Nationally Recognized Test Laboratory (NRTL): UL 3101
- International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC): 61010-1
- EuroNorm (EN): 61010-1
- CISPR 11/EN 55011: Group 1 Class A
- IEC/EN 61326
- Designed and manufactured under a quality system registered to ISO 9001
- Declaration of Conformity available


  • A 70-sample tray and 12 positions in the heating oven allowing unattended overnight operation for many applications
  • Automated constant heating time is employed with optimized sample overlapping for maximum sample throughput in the minimum amount of time
  • A deactivated sampling path, from sampling needle to transfer line, is standard. When coupled with an inert 7890A or 6890N volatiles interface complete chromatographic system inertness is achieved.
  • A controlled temperature range from 40 deg C to 230 deg C makes it possible to analyze semi-volatiles at temperatures over 200 deg C, as well as traditional applications for low boiling point analytes
  • Heated zones can be turned off, which allows analyses at ambient conditions for biological or extremely thermally sensitive analytes
  • In addition to routine single extraction (one sampling per vial), two modes of multiple headspace extraction (MHE) are incorporated in the G1888
  • Multi-puncture extraction with up to 100 extractions per vial is possible for the analysis of samples in unusual matrices
  • A 'concentration mode' of MHE allows multiple extractions from a vial to be made, followed by the start of the GC run after the last extraction
  • The sampler includes some convenient testing and troubleshooting features, inlcuding a set of four pre-stored chemical test methods, a semi-automated leak test, and a detailed power-on self-test
  • Complete control of the G1888 can be achieved using the GC ChemStation, MSD Productivity ChemStation and MSD Security ChemStation, or Cerity NDS for Pharmaceutical QA/QC
  • Instrument control is integrated with drop-down menus for ease of method setup. The existing sequence table is used to set up analyses, maintaining optimized sample overlap and constant heating time.
  • An event log function tracks every headspace sampler operation and reports any temperature and pressure deviation compared to the set point in compliance with 21 CFR Part 11
  • The G1888 can be controlled using its built-in key pad, which makes it compatible with all GCs




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