We’ve all been there. We prepare a batch of samples to analyze, prime our systems, warm up the detector, and within 2-3 injections we receive an error message stating that an integral component has failed for one reason or another. This can be a dreadful experience, especially for a routine production laboratory.
Have you ever encountered problems loading your samples onto an SPE or SLE plate? Aside from sample viscosity or cartridge blockages, a good troubleshooting step to start with is ensuring that you are achieving complete frit coverage on the load.