Testing the waters of the deep south
30 March 2015
During the course of the past twelve months, LabLogic have installed Hidex 300 SL Liquid Scintillation Counters at the St. Lucie Power Plant on Hutchinson Island in Florida, the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant in Georgia and the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Arizona. Used to test for H3 in the cooling water at each of these nuclear facilities, the instruments are proving their worth in helping the operators meet stringent environmental standards.
The 300 SL is an adaptable instrument which can be customised according to operational needs. Calculations such as MDA, LLoD conversion to Pci/L, etc., can be built in, saving both time and labour for night shift technicians who would usually need to transcribe the data into Excel to perform these calculations.
The spectrum analysis is also beneficial. It is very intuitive and helps to detect false positives visually, making life easier for the operator.
The 300 SL will fit easily into any lab. Half the length and smaller than its competitors, it has a very compact footprint making it the ideal choice where space is at a premium.
These attributes make the 300 SL the instrument of choice for many companies, both in research applications and in day to day industrial operations such as those performed at these nuclear generating plants. Indeed, at all of the sites the 300 SL’s are continuing to perform vital testing work, helping these companies to maintain their commitment to protecting the environment.