Crystal can recondition gas and liquid cells or repolish
crystals of many manufacturers and various sizes. Faster
service can be given if cells and crystals are sent directly
to our plant accompanied by your purchase order. Your order
must include the pathlength required, window material required,
and whether or not cells must be calibrated or calibrated
and matched. We will also repair or replace luer lock fittings
on the front cell plate, if necessary, but at an additional
Cell Reconditioning: A sealed liquid infrared cell consists
of one drilled front window, one undrilled rear window,
a front lead gasket, a rear neoprene gasket and a lead or
copper spacer which is sandwiched in between the two crystals.
This spacer determines the pathlength of the
receipt of your cell, ICL decides whether the cell requires
complete window replacement, partial window replacement
or complete repolished reconditioning. The following conditions
determine the type of reconditioning:
replacement reconditioning is when ICL replaces both the
drilled and undrilled windows with new windows. See Polished
Crystal Price List to determine the cost of new replacement
replacement reconditioning is when ICL replaces one window
(whether drilled or undrilled) with a new window and the
other window is repolished. See Polished Crystal Price List
to determine the cost of the new replacement window and
see Repolished Crystal Price List to determine the cost
repolished reconditioning is when ICL repolishes both windows.
See Repolished Crystal Price List to determine cost of repolishing
cells are disassembled and reassembled for a fixed cost
at almost any pathlength. The standard pathlengths are 0.015mm,
0.025mm, 0.05mm, 0.1mm, 0.2mm, 0.5mm, and 1mm. In the event
a pathlength greater than 1mm is required, a nominal cost
is added to the price of reconditioning.
recommends calibration of cells or calibration and matching
of cells. Cell calibrations are to 4 decimal places (e.g.
0.1124mm). Cells must be calibrated before being matched.
ICLs matched cells are within +/-3% of each other.
Cells that are not calibrated can vary as much as 10% from
the nominal pathlength. It is recommended that all cells
be calibrated. This service is provided at a nominal cost.
Path Gas Cell Reconditioning consists of replacing the mirrors
and transfer optics, cleaning the interior of the cell body
and replacing any seals or valves that are damaged. All
long path gas cells reconditioning is done on the basis
of quote given to the customer after we receive and examine
the cell. Purchase orders should accompany the cell and
there should be an written explanation of any repair that
might not be obvious to us, such as any valves or seals
known to be defective. If we find undisclosed valve or seal
leaks while doing final testing of the cell there may be
an additional charge.
Instructions: Cells sent to ICL for reconditioning should
be addressed to: 11 Erie Street, Garfield, NJ 07026, USA
Orders: When shipping cells or crystals for repair from
points outside of the United States, please write on outside
of package: Goods are of American manufacture being
sent for repair and to be returned to sender. Also,
please ship via air mail parcel post to avoid customs broker
fees and to speed receipt. Do not declare total value of
more than $195.00. We do not pay customs charges for cells
sent to us for reconditioning.
cannot change the pathlength of any cell without disassembly,
repolishing or replacement of windows and reassembly.
Liquid & Gas Cell Reconditioning
and reassembly of liquid cell
and reassembly of gas cell
and reassembly of variable path mini gas cell and
permanently aligned cell
and reassembly of variable path liquid cell
of variable path liquid cell
and matching of cell
and matching of 0.015mm and 0.025mm cells
and reassembly of liquid cell