How Element Analyzers Work & How Leasing Benefits Your Lab
Despite the variety of instrumentation available, Excedr’s equipment financing program can procure all instrument types and accommodate any brand preferences you may have. Read on to learn how elemental analysis works and how leasing an elemental analyzer can save you time and money.
All equipment brands/models are available
The Advantages of Excedr’s Element Analyzer Leasing Program:
- Eliminates the upfront cost of purchasing equipment by spreading its cost over time
- Minimizes equipment downtime with included complete repair coverage and preventive maintenance
- Takes advantage of potentially 100% tax deductible* payments, providing you significant cash-savings
- Expedites the administrative work needed for instrument procurement and logistics
- Conserves working capital, enabling you to reinvest in your core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
- Accommodates all manufacturer and model preferences
*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.
The process of observing a material to determine its elemental or isotopic composition is called elemental analysis (EA).
It falls within the scope of analytical chemistry, and is specific to the elements a researcher is looking for in a sample. For example, when it comes to organic chemistry, EA almost always refers to CHNS or CHNS/O analysis. That is, analysis of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and sulfur. In the case of “O”, the analysis includes oxygen.
The substance that is being observed, identified, and measured is referred to as an analyte. Both qualitative and quantitative methods are used in EA to determine the composition of a sample. It represents an important step in a variety of analytical workflows many laboratories use today.
Elemental analyzers refer to the devices that perform these analyses. They are designed to find elemental compositions of unknown substances by taking the material—whether it is organic or inorganic material—and converting it into simpler, known compounds. An example of this method of characterization is analyzing an organic compound for the presence of carbon and hydrogen. The unknown organic compound is altered through combustion and the resulting particles are examined and weighted to determine their composition by mass.
Though common, combustion is not the only method used to determine a material’s elemental makeup. Chemicals and radiation are two other methods that are well known in the quantitative and qualitative determination of an element. Elemental analyzers can be organized by which type of element is being analyzed or by how much of a specific element is in a substance. EA is used in a variety of application fields:
- Organic Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals: quality control (QC) analysis of chemicals, halogen-compounds, and more.
- Petrochemistry & Energy: characterization of refined fuels, biofuels, biomass fuel, gasoline, and more.
- Environmental: elemental content determination of compost, water, and particulate matter
- Material Characterization: quality assessment (QA) of polymers, rubbers, plastics, and more.
- Food Quality: analysis of protein content for compliance with labeling and other food/feed manufacturing requirements.
Element Analysis Techniques, Systems, & Consumables
Analyzing the full range of elements present in a sample originally required laboratories to invest in multiple elemental analyzers. This was due to the fact that carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulfur and oxygen analysis conventionally could not be carried out within one integrated instrument.
However, thanks to manufacturers’ efforts, present day devices are capable of detecting and measuring numerous elements in a singular method as well as combinations of many elements.
With integrated and accurate analytical instruments now more readily available, sample preparation and data acquisition time has been reduced. Automation has played a vital role as well, providing increased efficiency through the use of autosamplers and other automated features. Additionally, new bench-top configurations have saved precious lab space.
Organic Elemental Analysis (OEA)
Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS)
Sodium Fusion Test
X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
Thermal Conductivity Detection (TCD)
Consumables used in Elemental Analysis
We Offer CHN, CHNS, and CHNS/O Analyzer Leases
Regardless of whether your analytical needs require elemental analysis, TOC analysis, mass spectrometry, or gas chromatography, we have you covered. From Bruker to PerkinElmer, we offer a wide range of elemental analyzers and analytical instruments.
Laboratories in numerous industries benefit from our leasing program in a number of ways. One of the most common is saving money by keeping upfront costs minimal. Read through just a few of our lease structure’s features below.
This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional monetary savings.
If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.