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Sometimes called a ‘HPLC Stack’, a HPLC or a High-Performance Liquid Chromatography takes roughly one day to fully de-commission, move and re-commission, but this depends on how far you are moving the instrument.

A HPLC stack is similar to a lot of sensitive laboratory equipment and lab instrumentation, which means it is always crucial to check with the original equipment manufacturer or vendor before beginning the move to make sure you do not invalidate the warranty.

Aport has significant experience in moving laboratory equipment and lab instrumentation, and can liaise with vendors and original equipment manufacturers prior to any decommissioning and recommissioning work. This ensures our work is carried out in line with their protocols and standards, so as not to affect the warranty of your HPLC stack.

Once we have liaised with the vendor or original equipment manufacturer, our specially-trained engineer would decommission the instrument. All solvents are removed, and cabling is kept in place.

The HPLC is placed sideways into a bespoke crate built specifically to the vendor or original equipment manufacturer’s instructions. Lowering the equipment into the crate from above would be too difficult due to the instrument’s weight and size.

Shock and tilt monitors can be placed on the crate, if required by the customer or as part of the warranty.

If the HPLC is only being moved within the customer’s building, there is no need to place the instrument in a bespoke crate.

Aport’s global laboratory relocation service can help you, whatever country you are based in and wherever you need to move to. For more information and to discuss your specific requirements, contact us.


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