Visit the Agilent ICP-MS spectrometry resource hub
To minimize costly downtime—and achieve great ICP-MS results—you must stay up to date with the best practices for instrument maintenance and operation.
The Agilent ICP-MS spectrometry resource hub makes it easy. It gives you instant access to the latest how-to videos, maintenance procedures, educational opportunities, and much more. So you can rely on our expertise to help you solve your ICP-MS challenges and help you maximize your productivity—and significantly improve your lab’s success over time.
ICP-MS maintenance and troubleshooting videos
Part 1: Overview
Improve confidence in your analytical results. Learn about preparing accurate standards and samples, diagnosing sample introduction issues, and performing preventive maintenance.
Part 2: Sample introduction
Prevent costly downtime due to sample introduction problems. Discover how to check peristaltic pump tubing, prevent and remove nebulizer blockages, improve precision, and reduce memory effects.
Part 3: Torch box
Eliminate plasma ignition problems and maintain optimal performance. Learn how to inspect the torch, bonnet, shield plate, and RF coil. We’ll also show you how to clean the torch.
Part 4: Interface region
Eliminate drift and avoid costly sample reanalysis. We’ll teach you the right way to clean and condition your interface cones.
Need help with selecting the right cones for your lab’s applications?
Interface cones are one of the most critical components of your entire ICP-MS system. They are also one of the most costly supplies used in ICP-MS operation.
Agilent offers a selection of high-quality cones that delivers the performance that ICP-MS systems demand. To help you make the right choice, we’ve put together an easy-reference guide that you can access right now. It includes part numbers for sampling cones, skimmer cones, and skimmer bases.
Prefilter samples, optimize the autosampler probe height, and use only lintless wipes. Also, thoroughly rinse the nebulizer between samples—and at the end of each run. Learn more
Pay attention to the interface cones
Maintain high sensitivity, low background noise, and long-term stability by using proper cleaning techniques and conditioning cones before analysis. Learn more
Keep it clean
Enhance long-term performance and reduce contamination by using the right cleaning techniques for the nebulizer, spray chamber, and torch. Learn more
Set high standards
Agilent ULTRA standards for elemental analysis are rigorously tested and manufactured using ISO 17025 and 17034 accreditations. Plus, our interactive periodic table makes it easy to find the right certified reference materials for single- and multi-element analysis. Learn more
Don’t neglect the pump tubing
Improve precision and reduce QC failures by inspecting the peristaltic pump tubing regularly, and replacing when needed. Learn more
Inspect sample intro
Dirty, blocked, or damaged sample introduction components will adversely impact sensitivity, precision, and background. That’s why you should regularly inspect your cones, nebulizer, and tubing. Learn more
New technical overview
This overview reveals critical differences between Agilent cones and the competition. Find out which cones performed best in:
Agilent ULTRA standards for elemental analysis are rigorously tested and manufactured using ISO 17025 and 17034 accreditation. Use our interactive periodic table to help find the right certified reference materials for single- and multi-element analysis—and get guidance about chemical compatibility, storage, and stability.
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Get fast, sensitive, and flexible elemental analysis
The Agilent 7800 and 7900 quadrupole ICP-MS systems offer the highest matrix tolerance and widest dynamic range. The Agilent 8900 triple quadrupole ICP-MS adds MS/MS operation, providing precise control of reaction cell processes to ensure the most consistent and accurate results.
Unlock the potential of your team and your lab
Maintaining high skill levels is critical to ensuring instrument uptime, lab productivity, and analytical accuracy. Agilent University offers comprehensive learning opportunities—from beginner-level courses to advanced classes—for every member of your team. Courses can be taken in the classroom, onsite, and online. Prepaid credits are also available to help you manage your budget.