Tips For Buying A Used ICP

In most labs and testing facilities, an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry or ICP-MS is a must have part of the equipment. These are also highly complex devices, so adding an ICP-MS or replacing an old model can be a very costly process if the lab is only considering a new model.

A better option for many labs is to purchase a used ICP for their facility. However, it is important to shop around for the right system, to consider the seller and to compare prices offered by different used analytical equipment companies.

Finding the Best Equipment

There are several aspects to consider when shopping for a used ICP system. The size, testing capabilities, the age of the equipment and the manufacturer will all be critical issues to compare.

Working with a reputable used analytical equipment company can be very helpful in comparing systems. These professionals will be able to listen to your needs and requirements and then provide information on one or more systems they offer that will be a good match for your testing requirements.

In some cases, if you have a specific make and model requirement, they can also work within their network to track down systems for you. This can be a highly effective option to save up to seventy percent of the total of a new ICP-MS.


The used analytical equipment companies should provide testing and verification of the functioning of the equipment as part of the pre-listing process. However, don’t make that assumption and verify that the equipment is fully functional and has been certified to be in working condition.

It is also a good idea to compare prices between different makes, models and between used equipment sellers. You will find that the best companies will offer highly competitive prices even on the most recent models of used ICP in their inventory.

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Author: Myrtice Lovett

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