Not surprisingly, plasmas generate quite a bit of heat, and traditional ICP-OES systems require an external cooling system. Water-based chillers are expensive and complicated, and can represent a significant headache. They’re prone to internal leaks, which can cause corrosion and failure of expensive instrument components — and few chillers outlast their spectrometers. A separate chiller purchase may total as much as $5000. And energy costs for this power-hungry component can boost utility bills for the life of the instrument.
The SPECTRO ARCOS analyzer integrates innovative, patented air-cooling technology. Simple in conception, the instrument inherently has less need than conventional designs for maintenance or downtime. It saves the higher continuing energy costs of water-based chillers, and eliminates leaks and corrosion.