An Orbitrap is a sensitive and heavy piece of laboratory equipment, which means it is important to ensure that any de-commissioning, move and re-commissioning work does not affect its warranty.
If an Orbitrap is being moved from one building to another, typically the whole process will take around one day.
Prior to work starting, Aport would liaise with the original equipment manufacturer or vendor to ensure our work is carried out in line with their warranty.
Once this has been carried out, our specially-trained engineer would-decommission the Orbitrap, taking care to ensure that all solvents are removed.
The Orbitrap is placed sideways into a bespoke, custom-built crate built specifically to the instructions and specification of the vendor or original equipment manufacturer.
Lowering the equipment into the crate from above would be too difficult due to the instrument’s eight and size.
Shock and tilt monitors can be placed on the crate, if required by the customer or as part of the warranty, to evidence a smooth and save journey.
The crate is then transported in a tail lift vehicle, with a pump truck placed under the crate before being relocated.
All of the above steps are typically required when moving a Orbitrap from one building to another. However, if the Orbitrap 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 has significant experience in managing the de-commissioning, moving and re-commissioning of laboratory equipment, wherever you are based in the world and whatever your needs.
For more information and to discuss your specific instrument relocation requirements, contact us.