IR Pellet Press

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 13:31 -- sewm02

IR Pellet Press

Making KBR pellets:

Cleaning the pellet press:

The main issue with the press is that the KBr is corrosive. So,

  • 1. first the pellet needs to be broken out with a spatula
  • 2. the steel parts are all thoroughly washed at the sink with lots of water until all KBr is washed off (it sits in the threads). Visually inspect.
  • 3. Wash with distilled water, followed by acetone finishes the job.
  • 4. Inspect again. Put away dry and clean.