Advantages of Simultaneous ICP-OES Elemental Analysis for Cost-Effective Condition Monitoring Are Detailed in New White Paper

KLEVE, Germany, Sept. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spectrometer-based elemental analysis has become a fundamental technique for condition monitoring (CM) in most service laboratories. A new white paper, "Cost-Effective Condition Monitoring," details why a simultaneous ICP-OES instrument is a serious economic alternative to sequential ICP and atomic absorption spectrometry for elemental analysis in condition monitoring.

The paper includes a complete explanation of basic ICP-OES principles and processes — from sample preparation to plasma generator to the optical system and detectors through to the software developed to interpret measurement data. Using the SPECTRO GENESIS simultaneous ICP-OES spectrometer as a test instrument, the paper references the typical limits of detection for related elements in condition monitoring. The paper also describes advantages of the SPECTRO GENESIS' suitability for elemental analysis in condition monitoring and details its cost advantages versus sequential ICP and AAS analyzers.

Download "Cost-Effective Condition Monitoring," at, from SPECTRO Analytical Instruments, a leading global supplier of analytical instruments for optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry.


SPECTRO, a unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK, Inc., manufactures advanced instruments, develops the best solutions for elemental analysis for a broad range of applications, and provides exemplary customer service.

SPECTRO's products are known for their superior technical capabilities that deliver measurable benefits to the customer. From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 30,000 analytical instruments have been delivered to customers around the world.

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