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Chromatograph Analysis Method

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000083237D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Knickerbocker, RG: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The method and apparatus of Fig. 1 analyzes a component for substances that may cause the component to fail. Various substances are separated by the chromatograph and they separately enter a reaction chamber. In the reaction chamber, an unknown substance from the gas chromatograph reacts with a reacting atmosphere, such as steam, that represents the environment that the component normally operates in. This reaction is more or less complete, depending on the temperature of the reaction chamber.

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Chromatograph Analysis Method

The method and apparatus of Fig. 1 analyzes a component for substances that may cause the component to fail. Various substances are separated by the chromatograph and they separately enter a reaction chamber. In the reaction chamber, an unknown substance from the gas chromatograph reacts with a reacting atmosphere, such as steam, that represents the environment that the component normally operates in. This reaction is more or less complete, depending on the temperature of the reaction chamber.

The test is run at differing temperatures and the plot of Fig. 2 is made. The slope of this line identifies the activation energy of a substance, and each substance can be identified from this value.

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