Q-Exactive lab instrumentation is part of the mass spectrometer range and is often moved alongside similar equipment such as this and the High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (or 'HPLC Stack').
As a sensitive piece of laboratory equipment, a Q-Exactive would take around one full day to fully de-commission, move and re-commission, depending on where you are moving the instrument to.
Like most pieces of sensitive laboratory equipment, it is essential that you always check with original equipment manufacturer or vendor prior to any move to make sure you do not invalidate the warranty.
Aport has significant experience in moving laboratory equipment and instrumentation. When moving a Q-Exactive we would first liaise with the original equipment manufacturer prior to any decommissioning and recommissioning work to ensure it is carried out with their standards and protocols.
From there, our specially—trained engineer would decommission the Q-Exactive. All solvents are removed, and cabling kept in place.
If the Q-Exactive is being moved to another building, the instrument is placed into a bespoke crate built specifically to the requirements of the vendor or original equipment manufacturer.
Shock and tilt monitors are fitted to the crate, which is transported in a tail lift vehicle.
If the Q-Exactive is only being moved within the client’s building, there is no need to place the instrument in a bespoke crate.
Aport’s global laboratory relocation service successfully moves laboratory equipment and instrumentation around the world for a wide range of clients. For more information and to discuss how we can help you, contact us.