Cannabis Cannabinoids Testing Equipment

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Cannabinoid Testing Equipment

Refurbished Equipment for Cannabinoid Analysis

Gas Chromatograph Options:

Hewlett Packard - Agilent - Model's 5890, 6890 Plus, 6890N and 7890 Gas Chromatograph Mainframes
Single HP or Agilent Technologies - Split/Splitless inlet with EPC
Single HP or Agilent Technologies - Flame Ionization Detectors (FID)

Liquid Autosampler Options for your Cannabinoid Testing System

Automated Sampler Options:

Hewlett Packard - 6890 Autosampler Mounting Bracket for a 7673C Autosampler
Hewlett Packard - Model G1512A Autosampler Control Module
Single Hewlett Packard - Model G1513A Autosampler Injector - (7673C Tower for the 6890 GC)
Hewlett Packard - 7673C Tray (18596C)
Agilent Model 7683 Liquid Autosampler with 100 position tray

Our reconditioned GC Systems for Cannabinoid Analysis include the following Chemstation Data System for instrument control and data acquisition.

Computer - Intel Pentium Dual-core 3 MB Cache G20303 GHz Processor, 24X DVD Burner, SATA Dual WD Caviar Blue 500GB Internal SATA Hard Drive, 2GBRAM - Brand New
Agilent Technologies - Part No. 82350A - PCA/PCIGPIB Card
Microsoft - Windows XP License
Agilent Technologies - G2070AA ChemStation
Monitor - 19 inch Flat Panel Display 1280 x 1024 (NEW)

Other options are available upon request including: additional injection port and autosampler tower.

Our website is intended to be a catalog of system configurations based on our common inventory items. We can custom configure any system to meet your specific requirements.

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Understanding Cannabinoids Testing

The group of various chemical compounds analyzed with a Gas Chromatograph from the cannabis plant are called Cannabinoids. These act on the receptors situated on cells which repress the release of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. Diverse strains of the plant offer different levels of cannabinoids. In nature, cannabinoids are created in the sticky resinous structures known as glandular trichomes. A single trichome gland can include a variety of cannabinoids, and research has shown that these cannabinoids work together to create their medical benefits.

Analytical Instrument Management offers quality custom configured, refurbished Agilent and HP Gas Chromatograph Systems for Cannabinoid Analysis . All of our systems are completely refurbished, rigorously tested and guaranteed to meet manufactures specifications. Our customers are supplied with a comprehensive data report detailing the instrument performance prior to shipping.

Agilent GC systems are known for their reliability, ruggedness, and long life. The Agilent GC is a state-of-the art gas chromatograph that provides superior performance for all applications. Key to its performance is the use of advanced electronic pneumatic control (EPC) modules and high performance temperature control. Each EPC unit is optimized for its intended use with a specific inlet and detector option. Temperature control of the GC oven allows for fast and precise temperature ramping. Overall thermal performance provides optimal chromatography including peak symmetry, retention time repeatability, and retention index accuracy. The combination of precise pneumatic control and accurate temperature control leads to outstanding retention time repeatability, the basis for all chromatographic measurement.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

THC is the best-known cannabinoid and is the primary psychoactive compound. It has also been found to be neuroprotective with analgesic (pain relieving) effects.

Cannabinol (CBN)

CBN is also non-psychoactive and is generally attributed with a sedative effect. The typical amount of CBN found in most samples of cannabis is less than 1%.

Cannabidiol (CBD)

Many of the medical benefits attributed to cannabis are because of CBD. Many strains are selectively bred to increase their CBD content. CBD is not psychoactive.


Agilent Flame Ionization Detector (FID) for Analyzing Cannabinoids

• Designed for maximum sensitivity and ease of use, the most popular and versatile detector

• Flame that can be ignited from keyboard or automatically

• Full digital linear dynamic range (107) in a single run

The operation of the Hewlett Packard FID is based on the detection of ions formed during combustion of organic compounds in a hydrogen flame. The generation of these ions is proportional to the concentration of organic species in the sample gas stream. Hydrocarbons generally have molar response factors that are equal to number of carbon atoms in their molecule, while oxygenates and other species that contain heteroatoms tend to have a lower response factor. Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide are not detectable by FID.

Click on the links below to download manuals and other information for the HP and Agilent GC Systems

Agilent 6890 Site Preparation and Installation Manual

Agilent Technologies 6890 Series Gas Chromatograph Service Manual

Agilent FID Flame Ionization Detector user guide

Agilent Split/Splitless Inlet, Electronic Pneumatics Control on 6890 GC

HP 7673C Operation Manual

Agilent ChemStation for GC, LC, LC/MSD, CE, and A/D Systems