ChromGraph is a sophisticated set of programs for the control of BASi instruments and the analysis of data generated by Liquid and Gas Chromatographs. The software runs in the Windows environment, thus providing all the flexibility and multitasking inherent in this operating system.
ChromGraph will run on almost any modern computer. The minimum specifications call for a Pentium®-class CPU with a 166 MHz clock speed. There should be at least 32 MB RAM and the operating system should be Windows 95 or most newer version of Windows.
ChromGraph comes as two sister programs, ChromGraph Control and ChromGraph Report. Control sets the instrument parameters and oversees the collection and storage of data. Report processes the data after it has been collected. The two programs can run independently or can be configured so Control automatically passes the data to Report for immediate processing.
If you purchased ChromGraph in a package that included a computer, the software will already be installed. If you are doing your own installation, follow the instructions for installing ChromGraph software and for setting the power-management options of your computer.
Windows computers usually are set to reduce power to hard drives and monitors after a certain amount of inactivity. This could prevent ChromGraph from saving the chromatography data to disk after long runs, or during overnight operation with an autosampler. We therefore recommend that you turn off any power-saving features of your computer. The procedure that follows is easy to do and works for most computers. In some cases, however, you must disable power-saving features in the computer's BIOS ” consult the computer manufacturer if this is the case.