Water Vapour Isotope

Water Vapour Isotope Standard Source

LGR’s Water Vapor Isotope Standard Source (WVISS) provides a controllable flow of humid air with known isotope values for 2H and 18O over a range of H2O concentrations. The WVISS is used to automatically characterize the operation of the Water Vapour Isotope Analyser (WVIA) in real time and without user intervention.

LGR’s WVIA controls the WVISS which provides quantitative, traceable reference samples at user-determined intervals. Together the WVIA and WVISS provide uninterrupted, automated isotopic water vapour measurements in a dual-inlet mode of operation, the most accurate and reliable method of quantifying isotope ratios.

All LGR Analysers now come with a 2 Year Warranty as standard, underlying the quality and robustness of their manufacture and high reliability. Warranties can also be extended to 3 or 4 years at additional cost, at the time of purchase. Please enquire for further details.

Under normal operation and for the vast majority of applications, LGR Off-axis ICOS gas analysers require the minimum of servicing and maintenance.

One of the many benefits of this technology is long-term unattended reliability in the field.

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Annual maintenance would normally include an inspection of the internal pump (or external pump if fitted) and the replacement of the pump diaphragm and valve seals if necessary.

This can be carried out by the user themselves or by ET either on site or back in the ET workshop (for a maintenance quote, please contact us).

ET recommends that LGR Analyser users consider the purchase of a field maintenance kit which includes:

  • Replacement solid-state hard-drive with LGR operating system and specific system files pre-loaded, for quick and simple swap-out in the field if ever necessary.
  • Pump maintenance kit (internal) to include spare pump diaphragm and valve seals.
  • Mirror cleaning kit.

Please contact us if you would like to receive a quote for the field maintenance kit.

Additional maintenance will be required for the LGR Liquid Water Isotope Analyser (LWIA) and Auto-injector unit and also the LGR Dissolved Gas Extraction Unit (DGEU).

For these instruments, please refer to the operation manual supplied with these instruments.

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