Max-Light Flow Cell

When using detectors with a Max-Light flow cell (fiber-optic based), have any of you ever had to replace the cell after 5 years or more of use, due to absorption/blocking in the UV region proven by the intensity test?

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  • Classifying this part as consumable just means this part being directly orderable by customers instead of having it classified as a service-part. A flow cell is a part that can be installed directly by users, so there is no need for restricting it to service. Classifying it as consumable doesn't specify anything regarding it's expected lifetime. But yes, it can be like a capillary - you can use it correctly and expect a very long lifetime but it is also possible that you can crash it in an instance if using it the wrong way or out of specs. 

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