Thermo Electron Corporation announces the availability of GC and GC/MS solutions specifically designed to increase productivity when performing forensic analysis of explosive residues and accelerants in arson studies. For the analysis of explosive residues, Thermo provides a complete solution comprised of the DSQ GC/MS system, Xcalibur software and the TriPlus Autosampler which provides automated injections. This solution achieves minimized degradation and timely results while adhering to quality control criteria developed specifically for the analysis of explosive residues. For the analysis of accelerants in arson studies, Thermo has combined the extremely fast oven performance of the FOCUS GC with the flexibility in operation of TriPlus HeadSpace autosampler. This comprehensive solution achieves significant time savings by performing analysis of principal accelerants such as acetone, methylated spirit, gas oil and high octane petrol five times faster than conventional gas chromatography.