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Pipette leak testing units

Discover the PLT unit – the BRAND pipette leak testing unit for testing your Transferpette® S air displacement pipettes.

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  1. Pipette leak testing units PLT unit
    Pipette leak testing units PLT unit

    ab €1,242.10

  2. Universal AC adapter for PLT unit
    Universal AC adapter for PLT unit

    ab €52.60

  3. Pipette adapter for PLT unit
    Pipette adapter for PLT unit

    ab €33.55

  4. Filter for PLT unit
    Filter for PLT unit

    ab €5.75

  5. PLTconnect software for PLT unit
    PLTconnect software for PLT unit

    ab €123.20

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Improve process reliability with functional validation of air-displacement pipettes

While the PLT unit cannot replace regular gravimetric testing, daily pipette checks can provide a safeguard during the periods between calibrations. Even the smallest leaks are detected! Process reliability for the pipettes is thus significantly improved.

Leak rates and their detection

The leak rate is a measure of the quantity of material that flows through a leak per time unit. For air-displacement pipettes the PLT unit determines the rate through a differential pressure measurement, i.e., after creating a negative pressure, the pressure rise over a given time is measured.

The most frequent cause of inaccuracy in piston-operated pipettes is leakage.

This arises from damage either to the seals, pistons, or tip cones. Often not detectable by the naked eye, leaks lead to significant volume errors. The BRAND pipette leak tester (PLT unit) for air displacement pipettes finds even the smallest leaks within seconds.

Frequently Asked Questions (Pipette leak testing units)

Leak rates and their detection

The leak rate is a measure of the quantity of material that flows through a leak per time unit. For air-displacement pipettes the PLT unit determines the rate through a differential pressure measurement, i.e., after creating a negative pressure, the pressure rise over a given time is measured.

PLT unit software

The optional PLT unit software, also called PLTconnect, is a program to facilitate the documentation of leak tests, which are carried out with the PLT unit from BRAND. Measured values ​​from the test result of the PLT unit will be automatically transferred to the program. The result is displayed as a test certificate and stored in the program. Thus, the documentation of your test results will be significantly facilitated.

Complex determinations

The leak rate is determined by considering complex physical relationships. Calculation of the limit values resident in the PLT must include factors such as the dead volume of the pipette/ tip system, flow cross-section of the pipette tip, pressure rise per time unit, pipette volume and type, etc.

The leak rate QL

The leak rate QL is the ratio of the pV value and the period of time during which the gas flows through a path cross-section.

The pV value

The pV value is the product of the pressure and the volume of a certain quantity of a gas at the prevailing temperature. This is a measure of the quantity of material or the mass of the gas.

The volume loss

For the pipette test, hPa ml/s is a suitable unit for the leak rate. A leak rate of e.g., 1 hPa ml/s at an air pressure of 1000 hPa means a volume loss of about 1 μl/s.

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