This Information Applies To: Agilent ICP-MS systems (7700/7800/7850/7900/8800/8900)
What information does the ICP-MS instrument status indicator provide?
The ICP-MS Instrument Status Indicator on the instrument, and in the ICP-MS MassHunter Software is useful to assess the state of the instrument. It is important to monitor the status of the instrument during powering on/off, and for troubleshooting.
1. Identify the status indicator on the top-right corner of the front of the ICP-MS (Figure 1).
Alternatively, open ICP-MS MassHunter Instrument Control and locate the Instrument Status Indicator:
2. Observe the status indicator color, or pattern of color change to identify the instrument status (Table 1).
|Instrument Status||Status Indicator Behavior||Color/Pattern of Instrument Status Indicator|
|Shutdown mode: Foreline pump off, ICP-MS front power on||Status indicator is out (no light)|
|Standby mode: Foreline pump on, ICP-MS plasma off||Solid orange|
|Analysis mode: Foreline pump on, ICP-MS plasma on||Solid green|
|Shutdown mode to Standby mode||Long orange followed by short pause with no light (repeating sequence)|
|Standby mode to Analysis mode||Short orange followed by long green (repeating sequence)|
|Analysis mode to Standby mode||Short green followed by long orange(repeating sequence)|
|Standby to Shutdown mode||Short orange followed by a long pause with no light (repeating sequence)|
|Instrument power initialization||Solid red (for up to five minutes), then no light. When there is no light, the instrument has reached shutdown.|
|Instrument fault||If the indicator stays solid red for more than 10 minutes, there is an instrument fault.|
Table 1. ICP-MS Instrument Status Identification
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