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With throughput demands continually increasing, and an ongoing need for more detailed sample information, PerkinElmer systems are setting the standard for speed and productivity in all areas of lubricants analysis: 1.) Wear metals analysis, 2.) Oil condition monitoring and 3.) Confirmatory testing. Modular and scalable, each solution can adapt as your needs change—no matter what the size of your organization or the demands of your application
The OilExpress 4 system adapts to your laboratory’s needs, from dozens to thousands of samples per day. Its modular design makes it possible to scale up your sample throughput or separately utilize the oil dilution capabilities in busy laboratories that are using ICP analysis. The system minimizes your operational costs by reducing instrument downtime, increasing throughput to reduce cost per sample, and offering significant savings from decreased solvent waste.
Analyzing single nanoparticles with ICP-MS requires a different approach than measuring dissolved elements. This work describes the theory behind single-particle ICP-MS measurements, drawing comparisons and differences with analyzing dissolved elements.
The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Sporting Regulations requires that gearboxes must be used on the race car for four races. This ruling places a direct emphasis upon the requirement for a method of periodically analyzing the gearbox for an indication of deterioration.
There is a growing body of evidence showing that there are significant differences between some nanomaterials and their non-nanoscale counterparts. What those differences portend raises many new questions about their potential to cause harm to human health and the environment.
Microwave sample preparation provides an efficient and clean sample preparation for multi-element analytical techniques such as ICP-OES and ICP-MS. As Microwave assisted digestion has evolved, so have the methodologies. EPA method 3052 is designed for the “total” analysis in a variety of matrices including soil, sediments, sludge, oils, biological and botanical materials. This method is the most versatile and has been well proven. It allows variations in reagents and methodology, making it ideal for a variety of matrices and elements. The variability of this method also requires a basic understanding of digestion chemistry.
Nanoparticles (NPs) have been of significant interest over the last two decades as they offer attractive benefits for drug delivery to overcome limitations in conventional chemotherapy. 3 Nanoparticles can be engineered to carry both drugs and imaging probes to simultaneously detect and treat cancer. They may also be designed to specifically target diseased tissues and cells in the body. A number of nanoparticlebased cancer therapeutics have been approved for clinical use and/or are currently under development.
Through the years, both industry and analytical instrumentation have advanced. With the development of new chemicals and processes, new pollutants may enter the environment. However, the capabilities of analytical instruments have also increased, allowing the measurement of ever lower levels of environmental contaminants, as well as new pollutants.
The importance of managing and utilizing such data is emphasized by the creation of ASTM standard D7720, Statistically Evaluating Measurand Alarm Limits when Using Oil Analysis to Monitor Equipment and Oil for Fitness and Contamination. This application note demonstrates the transformation of used oil data in accordance with the aforementioned ASTM standard using data visualization software program TIBCO Spotfire®.
This work demonstrates a robust method using SP-ICP-MS technology to detect CeO2 NPs which were extracted from soil samples with tetrasodium pyrophosphate (TSPP). Over the past few decades, engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) have been increasingly used in many commercial products. As a result, more and more ENPs have been released into the environment, which raises concerns over their fate, toxicity and transport therein.
The London Metal Exchange issues specifications for a number of different metals in several grades. This work focuses on the analysis of lead of different purities with PerkinElmer’s Avio® 500 ICP Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES), using “Special Contract Rules for Standard Lead1 ”as a guideline for the analytes and concentrations.
With heavy machinery, it is important to assess its status during operation to prevent breakdowns and costly repairs. A key aspect is monitoring the status of the oil or lubricants used to lubricate various components such as engines, transmissions, gearboxes and many other important areas: if the oil degrades too much or becomes highly contaminated, it can damage various components. Because of its importance, ASTM created a method for the analysis of in-service oils: method D5185.
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