Is it ok to keep a Monoblock® in storage, unused for long periods of time?
The concern with Monoblock® storage is with the idle time of the X-ray tube. X-ray tubes require seasoning after extended periods of off-time. It’s recommended to season Monoblocks® in storage every 3 months. If that’s not possible, longer seasoning profiles may be required and Spellman should be contacted for guidance. Generally speaking, an idle time of longer than about 6 months can be problematic and should be avoided to the extent possible. If enough idle time passes (>6 months), even the longest seasoning profiles may be inadequate for some X-ray tubes.