Analytical instrument name
The analytical instrument name uniquely identifies an instrument within the laboratory. A change in the analytical instrument name will be registered as start of a new time series, even if the same parameter has been measured before at the station. This is meant to ensure that a time series is internally comparable. The analytical instrument name makes it possible to distinguish datasets from several instruments of the same type and model that may be run in parallel in a laboratory.
Analytical instrument name: <instrument_name>
Analytical instrument name: IC