Gold seals form a leak-free seal with the bottom of the inlet body and column ferrule to minimize both sample contamination and sample loss. Even small leaks in the split/splitless injection port can reduce system sensitivity, cause poor signal-to-noise ratio, increase column bleed, and even shorten column life.
Our gold seals are made with a metal injection molding process that provides a consistent, smooth surface, free from ridges or grooves from a machining process. The seals are then polished and gold-plated for a smooth surface. For convenience, the gold seals are carefully packaged with inlet seal washers.