REFLEX Analytical offers a sealed liquid cell reconditioning service in an effort to recycle, preserve resources and pass along additional savings. When compared to the cost of a new sealed liquid cell, the potential savings associated with a reconditioned sealed liquid cell approaches 50% depending on the type of transmission windows and whether the transmission windows can be salvaged and repolished. Skill and prudence is
administered in every instance to ensure the best result. Our objective is to salvage and not replace in an effort to best serve our customers' interest. With certain transmission window materials such as NaCl, KBr and KCl it is more cost effective to replace rather than repolish.
The two of the most popular sealed liquid cell types as pictured above are either assembled with 38.5 x 19.5mm rectangular windows or 32mm circular windows. Before returning the cell(s) for reconditioning, please consult with REFLEX Analytical to receive advisement on the best case and worst case scenarios associated with the reconditioning process and the respective costs. A detailed quotation will be provided.
The reconditioning approach requires cell disassembly. All cell hardware components are inspected and cleaned. If required, the front cell plateís luer lock fittings will be repaired or replaced. The cellís transmission windows (drilled and undrilled) are either repolished or replaced depending on their condition. The cell is reassembled with new gaskets and a pathlength spacer sealed between the drilled and undrilled windows. The standard cell pathlengths include 0.015mm, 0.025mm, 0.05mm, 0.1mm, 0.2mm, 0.5mm, and 1mm. The calibration of cells or calibration and matching of cells can also be incorporated into the reconditioning process.
Liquid cell calibration is required for quantitative analysis but if performing qualitative investigations, then cell calibration is not necessary. REFLEX
Analytical's standard liquid cell calibration is within 10% of the cell's nominal pathlength for a single cell. If two or more cells are reconditioned and cell calibration and matching is required, then the cells are matched within 3% of the each cell's calibrated pathlength.
REFLEX Analytical welcomes the opportunity to recondition various liquid cell types from other manufacturers including longpath liquid absorption cells. Notably, PerkinElmer Spectrum OilExpress Flow Cell ZnSe windows (new and refurbished) are available from REFLEX Analytical. If you are uncertain of the cell type you possess then email an image or two of the cell to assist with our evaluation.
REFLEX Analytical will provide return instructions when a decision to proceed with an order is administered.REFLEX Analytical effective December 31, 2018 will discontinue the product line of traditional sealed liquid transmission cells including the reconditioning service of sealed liquid transmission cells which require a Mercury-Lead amalgamated seal. REFLEX Analytical encourages the analytical community to use the Pearl Analyzer, RoHS Compliant Sealed Liquid Cells or the Omni Demountable Liquid Cell.