Reducing operational costs while improving instrument throughput with ICP-OES instruments

Reducing operational costs while improving instrument throughput with ICP-OES instruments

ICP-OES instruments are routinely used for elemental analyses in environmental, industrial, and academic laboratories to analyze everything from soil, sludge, water, wastewater, to industrial materials and processes. Although performance characteristics should always be the prime concern when selecting a new instrument, buyers should also be aware of new developments in instrument design that can drastically reduce maintenance and operational costs while improving uptime and throughput. These savings can run to many thousands of dollars per year.

Identify and discuss the total cost of ownership

All users of ICP-OES instruments agree on the importance of cost control. However, this can be difficult to assess since most of the instruments currently available incur a wide variety of hidden operational and maintenance expenses that year in year out dramatically increase a laboratory’s overall costs. We’ll identify the costs and summarize for light to heavy user scenarios.

Evaluate a new generation of technology

Fortunately, innovative new instrument designs are now available that can reduce or eliminate most of these expenses. This presentation will discuss these new engineering innovations and evaluate and quantify how each can reduce cost while improving instrument performance.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Review/compare upfront and recurring costs of ICP-OES instrument ownership
  • Learn how these recurring costs have been engineered out of newer instruments
  • Learn how new instrument technology improvements can improve uptime and throughput

Who Should Attend:

Lab Manager/supervisor, Lab Director/chief scientist, Principal Investigator, Scientist, Project Leader, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Technician/Research Assistant, Professor/Instructor