Instrumentation

ESC's sample capacity is top 10 in our industry. This is accomplished by the "one lab" concept combined with technology that increases instrument throughput and process efficiency. Our instrument redundancy ensures sample turn-around times are not adversely affected by instrument maintenance, repairs, or other “down time”.

ESC Cutting Edge Technology

  • Allows for faster analysis and overall turn-around time
  • Automates older manual processes thus reducing or eliminating error and improving efficiency
  • Increases capacity, allowing us to meet the need for expedited analyses for virtually all analytical methods
  • Provides greater consistency
  • Improves quality through increased precision and accuracy
  • Is more reliable and has less down time
  • Allows for greater sensitivity, thus requiring less sample and less "rework"
The table below lists a portion of the major analytical instruments used in our laboratory.
DEPARTMENT INSTRUMENT TYPE NUMBER
SVOC GCMS 13
SVOC GC 22
SVOC HPLC 4
Volatiles/Air GCMS 24
Volatiles/Air GC 13
Metals ICP 5
Metals ICPMS 5
Metals Hg Analyzer 3
Inorganic Spec 2
Inorganic Auto Analyzer 7
Inorganic TOC 3
Inorganic TOX/EOX 2
Inorganic Ion Chormatographs 8
Radiochemistry Ludlum Detectors 6
Radiochemistry Canberra Gamma Spectrometer 10 Detectors
Radiochemistry Canberra LB4100 Alpha/Beta Counters 2 (16 Detectors Ea.)
Radiochemistry Canberra 2400 Alpha/Beta Counters 2
Radiochemistry Packard Liquid Scintillation 2
Radiochemistry Chemchek KPA11 1
Radiochemistry Canberra Alpha Spectrometer 32 Detectors