Posts Tagged ‘maintenance’

Is my LC instrument generating high pressure by itself?

We have had several blog posts and articles that discuss high backpressure observed in LC systems. Much of this discussion involves how to determine if the problem is in the column and what to do about it. Here are links to several of these: The Clog Blog Building up pressure on HPLC? Technical Service Red […]

Need parts for your Agilent 1100? HP 1050? Restek has you covered.

As of May 31, 2015, 1100 Series HPLC systems were categorized “End of Guaranteed Support” (EGS) by Agilent. Agilent would prefer it if you purchased a new system from them, but 1100 HPLCs are dependable workhorses. Why not keep them running with instrument replacement parts from Restek? Check out our selection, easily sorted by instrument and module: […]

Think you must use RFID-tagged lamps? Think again!

The recent addition of Radio Frequency Identification tags (RFID tags) to detector lamps allows automatic reference and usage data collection to your system software. This is convenient but comes at a cost: up to 40% more for an OEM-tagged lamp compared to a Restek replacement lamp. At the time of the writing of this blog […]

Live Long and Prosper-How to make your HPLC columns last longer

We frequently get questions about how long an HPLC or UHPLC column should last. To borrow a phrase from my colleagues, “Your mileage may vary.”  Columns are like cars, so their lifetime depends how they are used and how well they are maintained. That being said, some phases are known to be more rugged than […]