We purchased a 7500a in 2003 which is still in use. Typically it has been used for short runs and not used at all for most of any single week. As far as I know it has a service contract but the tech, who last worked on it, was surprised it still worked after all these years. We have two modes for this, one where sampling is done manually while the second uses an ASX-510 auto-sampler. Recently the sampler needed a motor but the only source was E-bay. We have a 7500cs in another lab which was used heavily but it stopped working some months ago and management decided it was too old to get it fixed.
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From: PLASMACHEM-L: Analytical Chem.(ICP's, DCP's, MIP's). [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Cristina Ponte
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2018 11:23 AM
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Subject: ICP-MS Equipment
I am part of a small laboratory. We are looking to add ICP-MS as one of our capabilities.
Currently, we do a small volume of testing (~200 samples per year).
I am looking at refurbished units, including a Agilent 7500cs unit from GenTech. I do not have experience with ICP-MS at all, so I am looking to collect information to see if this is actually a reasonable option.
Does anyone (US-based) else currently have an Agilent 7500 unit that is in operation and still have a service contract? Are there service providers that will still serve this unit? I am in the northeast in DE. The other concern is availability of parts... How concerned should I be about this?
Any other information that you all can provide would be EXTREMELY appreciated. I've been working on building a case for this for a long while, and we have some future costs that might serve to justify acquisition.
Thank you again!
Corrosion Testing Laboratories, Inc.