Lumin Purge and Trap Concentrator by Teledyne Tekmar

Manufacturer Teledyne Tekmar  |  Available Worldwide
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Teledyne Tekmar's Lumin Purge and Trap Concentrator (PTC) is a sample preparation instrument used to remove Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) out of aqueous and solid sample types using Helium or Nitrogen. The VOCs are deposited onto a sorbent trap which is then heated to release the VOCs into a Gas Chromatograph (GC) system. This technique is standard for many EPA Methodologies as well as analytical options where concentration of VOCs is required. Teledyne Tekmar has been the leader in t... Read more


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Average Rating: 4.9
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  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Westlake Chemical



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Problematic start, but robust post warranty service.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area: Environmental EPA methodology 5025, 624, 8260B

"I have the pleasure to be using a first-generation Lumin from Teledyne, Tekmar. It had an issue post-install, but luckily it was resolved within the warranty period. The initial mass flow controller quit working correctly, but the warranty replacement has been sturdy thus far. I haven't had to change traps during 3 years of operation. The programming of the sample purge cycles (methods) is very simple and intuitive. I highly recommend this instrument since the initial problem was resolved. The software is robust and requires reboots very infrequently. The trap and purging glassware are easily exchangeable and not hard to service. The Lumin reliably starts a 7890B/5977B Inert GCMS system from Agilent on time. The GC's bake cycle is finished around the dry purge time of the trap. Not much wasted time is had between runs."

Review date: 10 Mar 2020 | Lumin Purge and Trap Concentrator
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  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: EGLE



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    5 out of 5
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Great product.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Volatiles in drinking water

"Easy to setup and to use. gives great results. Good value for the money."

Review date: 01 May 2019 | Lumin Purge and Trap Concentrator
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  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Central State University



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    5 out of 5
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Good instrument easy enough for a new user.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Environmental

"Software is easy enough to use for a new user. I keep on having a MFC controller issue even after upgrading firmware. Ability to run water samples for GCMS is necessary to my applications."

Review date: 30 Apr 2019 | Lumin Purge and Trap Concentrator
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  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Pace Analytical



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    5 out of 5
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Good results, easy to maintain.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyzing volatile analytes in environmental samples

"Stable results, good layout making the maintenance of the unit and access to the commonly changed pieces (trap, etc.) much easier and less cramped than other models."

Review date: 30 Apr 2019 | Lumin Purge and Trap Concentrator

Teledyne Tekmar's Lumin Purge and Trap Concentrator (PTC) is a sample preparation instrument used to remove Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) out of aqueous and solid sample types using Helium or Nitrogen.

The VOCs are deposited onto a sorbent trap which is then heated to release the VOCs into a Gas Chromatograph (GC) system. This technique is standard for many EPA Methodologies as well as analytical options where concentration of VOCs is required. Teledyne Tekmar has been the leader in this technology since its first PTC was released in the 1980s. Tekmar has continued to improve on this technique through eight generations of systems including the Lumin PTC to meet the ever increasing analytical challenges faced by laboratories.