Shimadzu Instrument Startup and Shutdown Procedures

Access the resources below to ensure proper shutdown and start-up of your analytical instruments.

For additional information or help, please contact your local Shimadzu representative here.

Elemental Analysis

AA - Preparing your instrument for startup and shutdown

ICP - Preparing your instrument for startup and shutdown

ICPMS - Preparing your instrument for shutdown and startup

Gas Chromatography

Preparing your Shimadzu Gas Chromatograph for Startup and Shutdown

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)

Preparing your Shimadzu GC-MS or GC-MSMS for Startup and Shutdown

Liquid Chromatography 

Good Practices Recommended for Shutting Down HPLC Systems

Liquid Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS)

Extended Storage of LC/MS and LC/MS/MS Under Vacuum

Manual Vacuum Start-up and Shutdown Procedures for Triple Quad LCMS

Manual Vacuum Procedure for QTOF LCMS

Molecular Spectroscopy

Start up: To start up your instrument, power it on using the power switch/button on the instrument, and then open the operating software. Once connected to the software, the instrument will begin the initialization procedure (less than one minute to a few minutes depending on the instrument). Once completed, it will be ready to operate.

Shut down: If the instrument (UV-Vis, FTIR and Fluorescence) is not going to be used for an extended period, please, close the software and turn off the power switch. This will help in preserving the life of their lamps.


Software and Informatics

Shutting Down LabSolutions Client/Server

Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer

TOC - Preparing Your Instrument for Startup and Shutdown