"Installed the new LCMS by WATERS vendor. At time of installation, it was discovered that the LAB air compressor, used as air carrier for the LCMS system, is inadequate for the system. A loaner nitrogen-compressor was installed which will deliver adequate air for the system. The additional cost of the nitrogen-compressor system had not been originally in the budget. Additional funds will need to be found in order to purchase the correct nitrogen-compressor for the LCMS system. Original system returned to vendor for credit. Class on software and method developement scheduled from Feb 23-26, 2021. The validation process will take approximately 6 to 9 months.
NEEDS ASSESSEMENT: (6) dry vacuum pumps requested- HIGH priority rating (1) FTIR instruments - funding has been approved, and process has started for purchase to replace oldest FTIR; contract for service ends March 2021. (1) LCMS#2 ( will be 2nd LCMS) funding has been approved and process has started for purchase of LCMS #2
Note: after 2020 the existing Laboratory FTIR instruments will not be able to be serviced due to their age. Christianne Kellett located funding for two new FTIR instruments and Supervisor Van had began the RFP process.