Agilent Technologies has announced a new generation of ICP-OES spectrometers, the 5800 ICP-OES and 5900 ICP-OES systems, that incorporate new smart capabilities that provide insight into samples, processes and operational status. Greater instrument intelligence enables labs to avoid unplanned downtime and take a more pro-active approach to reduce the need to remeasure samples.
Agilent’s IntelliQuant feature captures data from the entire wavelength range, identifies spectral interferences and provides recommendations to ensure correct analysis. Sensors and counters tell the user when maintenance is needed. The Neb Alert feature continuously monitors the nebuliser, and alerts the user when the nebuliser needs cleaning or is leaking. The ICP Expert software includes data analytics and smart algorithms that help with method development and automate troubleshooting, including Fitted Background Correction (FBC), Fast Automated Curve-fitting Technique (FACT), Inter Element Correction (IEC) as well as IntelliQuant.