The Lab World Group is Giving New Life into Old Lab Equipmentadmin
Ever what happens to use laboratory equipment when a lab closes or downsizes? A growing group of organizations, such as The Lab World Group, are “breathing new life” into this equipment through a variety of recycling and refurbishment techniques, Lab Manager reports.
To determine if an instrument can be recycled or refurbished, The Lab World Group uses “traceable NIST tools, ranging from dataloggers, thermometers, tachometers, CO2 analyzers, etc. to see if items are working to manufacturers’ specifications,” The Lab World Group President Dante Boyer explained. “If a piece of equipment meets the decontamination criteria to be recycled, then the call is really based on useful life.”
While most instruments can be recycled, “those presenting a radiation risk or extreme biological hazards should not be,” Boyer continued.
In the event that the entire piece of equipment can’t be saved, there’s still a possibility that its working parts may still hold value. “This usually pertains to higher-end items like mass spectrometers or gas chromatographs. In addition, lasers, mirrors, and filters can be valuable,” he said.
Some companies, including The Lab World Group, will even handle the transportation of the laboratory equipment. “We act as a turn-key, one-stop solution for our customers,” Boyer said. “Once contacted by customers, we do an initial assessment of the assets along with the logistics of the overall project.”
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