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1 Acid Washing RSA Vials has consequences

Q. What are the advantages and disadvantages of acid washing RSA Vials? A. There is no reason to acid wash RSA vials. The main reason to acid wash vials is to reduce adsorption due to native silanols…

2 Are RSA vials suitable for elemental speciation analysis?

It depends on the analytical technique you are using. Some sample preparations may contain hydrofluoric acid, in which case you can't use any type of glass. Polypropylene and Teflon containers are common…

3 Are the RSA vial write on patches made of ceramic or epoxy paint?

RSA™ vials, both amber and clear that are supplied with the write on patches are made with a ceramic patch and NOT an epoxy paint. Lower quality brands of vials are supplied with epoxy paint to keep…

4 Are the RSA™ vials ISO certified?

No, the RSA™ vials and inserts do not come with an ISO certification or a certificate. However, the process with which the vials are manufactured is ISO certified. A certificate of QC conformance for…

5 Are there autosampler vials that are pyrogen free?

The RSA™ or Reduced Surface Activity autosampler vials are pyrogen free when manufactured as they are made sterile and are never touched by human hands. They are then packaged, including shrink wrapped…

6 Are your RSA vials approved by the FDA for use in clinical/toxicology applications?

The FDA does not "approve or disapprove" of vials for use in analytical testing. Therefore any vial may be used for this purpose to be compliant with FDA regulations including the RSA™. However, if…

7 Autoclaving inserts with plastic feet is not recommended.

Autoclaving glass or plastic inserts with attached plastic springs is not recommended. While the glass can withstand temperatures up to 1,000°F, the polyetheylene spring will become deformed, may crack…

8 Can the AQR™ autosampler vial caps be autoclaved?

Studies were conducted on our AQR autosampler vial screw caps (similar to 9512C-1MP-RS AQR™) in which they were autoclaved for about half an hour. It is a gravity cycle of 250 °F with sterilization…

9 Can the bonded, pre-slit BASIK screw cap, cat no. 9502S-E-30C-B be used in Ion Chromatography?

While this cap was not designed for Ion Chromatography; it may work for some Ion Chromatography applications. However, we suggest for maximum performance in IC to use our Ultra-Pure Polyethylene screw…

10 Can the small volume insert plastic springs be purchased separately?

No, the plastic springs are only available together with the small volume vial inserts. RSA Glass Vial Insert and Spring RSA Glass Small Volume Insert Product Page Inserts Product Page © Copyright MicroSolv…

11 Can you remove the crimp cap of the 300ul Fused Insert Vials?

The answer depends on the type of decapper used. The type with the rod that pushed downward onto the cap and into the vial will not be suitable, as this would destroy the vial insert. There is a type…

12 Do you have any tubes made with RSA glass that will not release contaminants into chloroform?

RSA™ glass is not available in any tube format. At this time, RSA or Reduced Surface Activity glass is only available in 12x32mm autosampler vials. However, these vials will not release any contaminants…

13 Do you have autosampler caps without septa?

We offer two types of caps without septa: •The first type is a completely closed cap where the area that would normally have a hole for the septum is covered. Please see catalog numbers 9502S-09-SR…

14 Fused insert glass vials (cat# 9532S-WCV) break during sample injection

Question: When injecting samples using fused insert glass vials, sometimes the needle hits the insert wall, causing it to break. Are the inserts not aligned vertically? Answer: This is more likely due…

15 How are RSA™ vials different from all other autosampler vials?

Using patent pending and proprietary processes of precision manufacturing, RSA™ autosampler vials are superior to all other vials on the market since they are not only made to exact tolerances for your…

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