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73% of lab managers surveyed cited instrument maintenance/downtime as their biggest laboratory challenge*

Blockages can significantly impact sample processing time‐not to mention the effort required to identify, locate, and clear the blockage. A blocked nebulizer can restrict aerosol, impacting your ICP‐OES performance. This can show up as reduced sensitivity or a degradation in accuracy and precision, which can stop your workflow in its tracks.

You can prevent blockages‐and minimize sample reruns‐by following two simple steps:

1. Remember to filter your samples: The small time commitment you make on sample preparation will pay off later with reduced downtime.

2. Choose the right nebulizer for your application, and always carry at least one spare.

We understand that some nebulizer blockages are unavoidable. Read more to learn about clearing a blocked nebulizer in this technical overview: Simple Steps for Clearing a Blocked ICP-OES Nebulizer.

Learn how to minimize blockages

*Based on a 2017 Agilent Technologies independent global survey of 700 lab managers who varied in experience, company size, and primary function. Read the complete survey results.

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