This Information Applies To: Agilent ICP-MS systems (7700/7800/7850/7900/8800/8900)
How to perform routine maintenance on the Agilent ICP-MS Torch.
Deposits on the torch can be removed by routine maintenance. Maintenance frequency depends on sample throughput and sample type. Inspect the torch regularly, and if deposits are visible, clean the torch.
Steps to Follow
Caution: Do not place the torch in an ultrasonic bath. An ultrasonic bath may break the torch.
Caution: Appropriate PPE must be used when handling nitric acid and especially 50% aqua regia. See the MSDS suppled with these chemicals for guidance on the PPE required for safe handling and use of these chemicals
|Tips: Pure water used for cleaning is indicated as water that has been generated using the ion-exchange method and a membrane filter, and has an electrical resistance of at least 18MΩ cm.|
Caution: Thoroughly dry the torch before continuing. A wet torch will not light and may damage the torch irreversibly during the plasma ignition attempt.
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