This Information Applies To: Agilent HES source, Agilent 5977 Series GC/MSD
During normal operation of the GC/MSD, the source will require cleaning. It is time to clean the source when:
Proper cleaning, assembly, and installation are essential to robust and reliable operation.
Steps to follow:
Make a slurry or paste of the alumina MICROGRIT supplied with the instrument by adding de-ionized to a small amount of alumina MICROGRIT on a lint free cloth.
Abrasively clean the parts utilizing cotton swaps or lint free cloth with paste to remove all discoloration from the parts. (See Figure 2)
Rinse away all abrasive residue from all parts with de-ionized water until the solution is clear. (See Figure 3)
Learn how to effectively maintain your 5977 HES Source:
GCMS-HES-2240zs - HES Source General Maintenance e-learning course available from Agilent education.
How to clean an Agilent GCMS High Efficiency Source File on Agilent Community