E3100 Large Chamber Critical Point Dryer
Chamber dimensions: 63.5 mm Ø x 82 mm length.
E3100-01 specimen holder for tissue (boat), 1 m liquid CO2 delivery tube, O-ring and L-gasket set (including window and door bonded seals), spare bursting disc and retaining copper washer, steel bar for tightening/untightening the door, flat wrench (for removing the window retaining ring) and a comprehensive operating manual.
Options and Accessories
E3100-02. Holder (boat) for microscope coverslips.
A specially adapted tissue "boat" allow glass coverslips to be held firmly during critical point drying and has a carrying capacity of 21 coverslips.
E3100-1. TEM grid holder. For 3.05 mm TEM grids (up to three).
CPD800A. Solvent-resistant porous pots (12.7 mm x 15.5 mm) with lids. Useful for critical point drying very small or very delicate specimens.
E3100-061. Service kit for E3100 Critical Point Dyer (for use with ethyl alcohol).
E3100-061/EPDM. Service kit for E3100 Critical Point Dryer (for use with acetone).
Hot and cold mains/tap water can be used, but one of the following self-contained water recirculation systems is recommended:
E4860. Recirculating heater/chiller to control heating and cooling cycle (please specify voltage).
Bonded chamber seals – Nitrile or EPDM?
The E3100 is fitted with a standard with nitrile bonded window and door seals. Nitrile is a good general material due to its ability to withstand attack by solvents such as ethanol. However, if acetone is used as the transition fluid then the EPDM seals have been found to be more resistant to chemical attack by that solvent.
If you are planning to use acetone as the transition fluid, please state this on the order and EPDM bonded seals will be fitted.
For existing instruments both Nitrile and EPDM bonded seal can be ordered as spares items.
E3100-060. Seals set for E3100 (Nitrile).
E3100-060/EPDM. Seals set for E3100 (EPDM).