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Did you ever calculate the value of the samples you put through your evaporator? In many cases, the value of a month’s throughput is more than the value of the instrument itself. We’re not talking about the value added by the evaporation step, but all the value added up to now in getting the samples this far. Why is this figure important? Because if your evaporation step were to damage your samples, and you had to remake them, this is how much money you would be throwing away. Now, there’s no reason why you should do anything to damage samples in your evaporator, provided you use it correctly. The point we’re making, though, is that your primary focus must be to get your samples through the process intact, and uncompromised. Getting them dry fast should be the second, not the first, priority. Here we’ll be dealing with the various aspects of sample protection, and the things to watch out for.