Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences,
The University of British Columbia
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PCIGR prepares for delivery of Nu 1700 – May 17, 2013

Staff at the PCIGR are busily preparing for the arrival of the Nu Plasma 1700, a large geometry high-resolution multi-collector mass spectrometer.  This instrument will be the first of it’s kind in Canada, and only fifth worldwide.

Special consideration was given to which shipping method would provide the minimum handling of this precious cargo.  The instrument is currently en-route from the UK, via the Panama Canal, to the port of Vancouver, a journey that will take about 45 days.

The delivery is expected the first week of July, and will be followed by careful installation and rigorous testing by Nu Instruments engineers.