Hi Jim,

I replaced ours sometime this year and I got the heaters from OEM. In our case the temperature was unable to reach 70C, it will go to around 50C and it stays there. When i removed and checked, one of them was not heating. I got 100W, 240V heating cartridge from OEM Heaters and replaced all. Temperature came back as needed. The contact is below and their price is reasonable (`$30 each)

O.E.M. Heaters

739 Kasota Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414

Phone: (866) 685-4443
Fax: (612) 767-1046
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Thanks and good luck


On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 1:23 PM, Jim Palandri <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Good afternoon!

Disassembly and testing reveals that one of the three (a non-metallic composite?) heating cartridges has failed and will not heat. The Gasbench manual shows a single related part number 111 2800 "thermostated sample tray" which I assume is for the entire assembly including the aluminum block.

Please will someone provide the Thermo part number for these cartridge heaters, and for the Watlow replacements as well if they are known.

Thank you!

On 11/19/2015 7:08 AM, Josiah Strauss wrote:
Three things to check would be the Jumo controller, cartridge
heaters, and the solid state relay attached to the Jumo. From what
you mentioned it sounds like the heaters are failing. If Thermo can't
supply them quickly, you can use Watlow heaters in their place.

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-----Original Message----- From: Stable Isotope Geochemistry
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Subject: Re: [ISOGEOCHEM] gasbench heatung block now with anemic

We just had to replace our Jumo controller on the Gas Bench after
moving the system across town. I would check that as well.


Dr. Marilyn L. Fogel, Professor of Ecology Chair, Life and
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On 11/18/15, 12:19 PM, "Stable Isotope Geochemistry on behalf of Dr
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HI, try replacing the heaters as they might have got a bit old...
this should help. best greetings, Seb

On 18.11.2015 20:16, Jim Palandri wrote:
Good afternoon!

Thank you all for your suggestions regarding the Gasbench GC
column bakeout temperature.

Somewhat related, our approx. eight year old Gasbench heating
block, while still able to attain and hold 70C, now cools quite
quickly with the insulating cover off, and takes a very very long
time to return to 70C, and the K2 lamp in the Jumo Itron stays on
almost continuously.

Is the solution here to simply replace the cartridge heaters, or
will I need to delve more deeply to fix this?

Thank you! -Jim

Jim Palandri
Research Associate
Department of Geological Sciences
1272 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1272