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.