SIFT-MS is the single solution for rapid Vehicle Interior Air Quality testing


Vaughan Langford Syft Technologies Director - Applications & Marketing

Dr. Vaughan Langford

BSc(Hons), PhD


Principal Scientist / Consultant
Barry Prince Syft Technologies Director - Global Sales

Dr. Barry Prince

BSc(Hons), PhD


Principal Scientist / Consultant

This webinar will introduce Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS) and outline the benefits that make it the ideal tool for product emission testing applications from component screening through to complete vehicle interior air quality testing on the production line. Case studies will be used to illustrate how SIFT-MS has been applied to a range of emissions testing applications. Throughputs in excess of 30 samples per hour are readily achieved.

Regulators and consumers demand increasingly lower levels of harmful volatile emissions in motor vehicle passenger cabins, pushing manufacturers toward more comprehensive testing – from component level to finished vehicles – to ensure conformance and avoid costly tear-out. However, conventional analytical technologies are expensive, complex, and slow, since they are based on chromatographic methods.

SIFT-MS is an innovative, industry-proven analytical technique that directly and instantly analyzes air down to part-per-trillion (ppt) concentrations, providing rapid component screening and immediate process feedback. By applying eight rapidly switchable chemical ionization agents, SIFT-MS selectively and quantitatively analyzes the complete range of:

  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs; e.g. formaldehyde, acrolein, benzene, styrene, and dichlorobenzene),
  • Inorganic gases (e.g. ammonia, hydrogen chloride, and hydrogen sulfide), and
  • Organometallic compounds (e.g. tributyltin).

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