Gilian® AIRCON-2 HIGH VOLUME AIR SAMPLER

Gilian®
AIRCON-2
HIGH VOLUME AIR SAMPLER
OPERATION & SERVICE MANUAL
SINGLE MODE HOLD PROGRAMMING RUN
DELAY TIME
RUN TIME
HOLD TIME
#CYCLES
PRESSURE
CYCLE MODE LOW BATTERY
ACCEPT
PROG
FAULT ERROR
TIME
RUN
PRESS.
HOLD
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Revision J • Document No. F-PRO-3100
Gilian® AIRCON-2 HIGH VOLUME AIR SAMPLER
PROPRIETARY NOTICE
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LP.
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PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, OR DEATH RECEIVED BY OR RESULTING FROM, IN
WHOLE, OR IN PART, THE IMPROPER USE, INSTALLATION, OR STORAGE OF THIS PRODUCT BY THE
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AND WARNINGS IN THIS MANUAL, OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY THE SELLER OR FROM NOT
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AND SAFETY LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
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TABLE OF
CONTENTS
• PREFACE
• WARNINGS ........................................................................................................................... 7
• Packing List .......................................................................................................................... 8
SECTION ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1
Description ................................................................................................................. 9
1.2
Power Sources ........................................................................................................... 10
1.2.1
1.2.2
1.2.3
1.3
Controls & Indicators .............................................................................................. 12
1.3.1
1.3.2
1.3.3
1.3.4
1.4
AC Power ....................................................................................................... 10
DC Power ....................................................................................................... 10
Power Module ............................................................................................... 10
On/Off Switch ............................................................................................... 12
Flow Adjustment ............................................................................................ 12
LCD Display ...................................................................................................12
Touch-Pad Buttons ........................................................................................ 12
Standard Parts ........................................................................................................... 12
1.4.1
1.4.2
Telescopic Sampling Mast ............................................................................. 12
Air House & Hose Support Tip ...................................................................... 12
SECTION TWO: SET-UP
2.1
General Set-Up .......................................................................................................... 16
2.1.1
2.1.2
2.1.3
2.2
Charging .....................................................................................................................17
2.2.1
2.2.2
4
Sampling Mast ................................................................................................16
Air Hose .........................................................................................................16
Filter Cassettes ............................................................................................... 16
Using The DC Unit ......................................................................................... 17
Charging With The Power module................................................................ 17
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TABLE OF
CONTENTS
SECTION THREE: OPERATION
3.1
Overview ....................................................................................................................21
3.2
Basic Operation ........................................................................................................ 21
3.2.1
3.2.2
3.3
Faults ...........................................................................................................................24
3.3.1
3.3.2
3.3.3
3.4
Single Mode ...................................................................................................21
Cycle Mode Operation ................................................................................... 21
Fault Function ................................................................................................24
Correcting Fault Conditions ........................................................................... 24
Low Battery Indication .................................................................................. 24
Programming Examples ......................................................................................... 25
3.4.1
3.4.2
Cycle Mode Programming Example ............................................................. 25
Other Programming Examples ...................................................................... 25
SECTION FOUR: AFTER SAMPLING
4.1
Unit Shut Down ........................................................................................................ 32
4.2
Sampling Mast ........................................................................................................... 32
4.3
Battery Pack Maintenance ...................................................................................... 32
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TABLE OF
CONTENTS
SECTION FIVE: APPENDICES
• Appendix A: Parts List ..................................................................................................... 33
• Appendix B: Specifications .............................................................................................34
• Appendix C: Returned Material Authorization ........................................................... 35
• Returned Material Authorization ............................................................................ 35
• Service Options ....................................................................................................... 35
LIST OF FIGURES
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
2.1
2.2
2.3
3.1
AirCon-2 Air Sampler with Sampling Mast & Air Hose ........................................... 11
Front Panel ...............................................................................................................13
Liquid Crystal Display .............................................................................................. 14
AirCon-2 Accessory Configurations ........................................................................ 15
DC Sampler Set-Up .................................................................................................. 18
Power Module Set-Up (Single Pack) ...................................................................... 19
Power Module Set-Up (Multiple Packs) ................................................................. 20
Cycle Mode Programming Example ....................................................................... 25
LIST OF TABLES
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
6
Setting Air Flow ....................................................................................................... 22
Single-Mode Operation ............................................................................................ 23
Pre-Programmed Data .............................................................................................26
Entering Program Mode ..........................................................................................27
Delay Time ...............................................................................................................28
Run Time .................................................................................................................29
Hold Time ................................................................................................................30
Run Cycles ................................................................................................................31
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WARNINGS !
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL WARNINGS BEFORE USE
Read and understand ALL warnings before using this product. Failure to read, understand, and comply with
ALL warnings could result in property damage, severe personal injury, or death.
Read and understand ALL applicable Federal, State, and Local environmental health and safety laws and
regulations, including OSHA. Ensure complete compliance with ALL applicable laws and regulations before
and during use of this product.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should this product be used except by qualified, trained, technically
competent personnel and not until the warnings, Operation and Service Manual, labels, and other literature
accompanying this product have been read and understood.
The Operation and Service Manual must be read and understood by each user before operating this product
or using its accessories, in order to ensure proper and safe use and installation of this product and to ensure
familiarity with the proper treatment and safety procedures in the event of an accident.
Caution: Risk of electrical shock.
Warning: Line cord must be removed to remove all power from equipment.
DO NOT remove, cover, or alter any label or tag on this product, its accessories, or related products.
DO NOT operate this product should it malfunction or require repair. Operation of a malfunctioning product,
or a product requiring repair may result in serious personal injury or death. DO NOT attempt to repair or
modify the instrument, except as specified in the Operation and Service Manual. Contact the Sensidyne
Service Department to arrange for a Returned Material Authorization (RMA).
Use ONLY genuine Sensidyne® replacement parts when performing any maintenance procedures described
in this manual Specifically the DC version of the AirCon-2 is designed for use with AirCon-2 Battery Packs,
and should not be used in conjunction with any other equipment. Rechargeable Battery Packs are designed
to be charged with the AirCon-2 Power Module and in strict accordance with the charging instructions
contained in this manual. Failure to follow these warnings may seriously impair instrument performance.
Repair or alteration of the product beyond the scope of these maintenance instructions, or by anyone other
than a certified Sensidyne® serviceman, could cause the product to fail to perform as designed, and persons
who rely on this product for their safety could sustain severe personal injury or death.
DO NOT operate unit in excessive chemical or water vapor atmospheres. Failure to follow instructions may
cause permanent damage to the equipment.
NEVER block the cooling air inlets (located at the top/back of unit) when the unit is operating.
NEVER block any of the venting holes (located on the sides of the case) when the unit is operating.
ALWAYS place the unit on a secure and level surface when operating.
ALWAYS operate unit within the intrinsically safe environmental regime specified (non-hazardous locations).
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PACKING LIST
The items listed below are shipped with the Gilian AirCon-2 High Volume Air Sampler:
•
AirCon-2 DC Air Sampler unit,
requires a Battery Pack (sold separately)
•
Air Hose (Tubing)
•
Hose Support Tip
•
Sampling Mast
•
Operation and Service Manual
•
Registration Card/Warranty Card
ALWAYS check to make certain
you have received all of the items listed above.
If you have any questions or need assistance,
contact your Sales Representative, or call
(800) 451-9444
OR
(727) 530-3602
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SECTION ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1
DESCRIPTION
IMPORTANT
You must read this manual in its entirety to ensure proper
operation of your unit.
The unit is set up in the required location and
operated using a 4-hour Battery Pack and/or to a
Power Module which is designed to power the unit
from a standard AC source.
The AirCon-2 Air Sampling System (PNº 801012) is a
powerful environmental air sampler used to collect air
samples indoors and outdoors. It is equipped with
useful performance features industrial hygienists need
most; easy set-up, compact size, Battery Pack
operation, programmable timing functions and DC
portability. The unit may be operated on AC current
when used with the optional Power Module.
The AirCon-2 system provides a telescopic sampling
mast which is extended to nose height and to which
the air hose/support tip is connected. The media,
typically a filter cassette, is inserted into the end of
the sampling hose. The other end of the air hose is
connected to the “Air Inlet” located at the front of
the sampler.
The Aircon-2 Air Sampling kit includes main sampling
unit, air hose, hose support tip, sampling mast, and
manual. The unit requires a 4-hour Battery Pack and/
or Power Module for operation (sold separately).
After positioning the unit and setting up the
sampling mast stand, the unit can be turned on. Air
flow is set by use of the external flow adjust knob
and is indicated on the built-in rotameter.
The AirCon-2 high volume air sampling system
consists of a positive displacement pump with a
unique patented regulator system which maintains
flow constant over a flow range of 2-30 LPM. The
sampler maintains air flow constant for sampling of
airborne particulate, hazardous dust and low
concentration pollutants using many popular filter
cassettes. The volume of air that passes through the
filter cassette is determined by the following:
The Aircon-2 is programmable and offers a touch
keypad and LCD display which allow the user to
program sampling routines. Programmable timing
functions include: start and stop times, intermittent
run, delay, run/hold and memory storage of up to
three custom timing programs. The full-function
display and touch pad offer key-in programming
and visual monitoring of all timing functions during
programming and sampler operation.
Air flow x Elapsed time = Volume
For example:
10 L/min x 500 minutes = 5000L or 5M3
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1.2
POWER SOURCES
1.2.1
AC Power
1.2.3
AC power is provided through the Power Module. A
2-prong Euro plug is provided for 230 VAC operation.
1.2.2
DC Power
DC Power is provided by a four-hour Battery Pack.
The Battery Packs can be stacked and interconnected
to achieve the ampere hour rating required to meet
the most stringent sampling conditions. Battery packs
are recharged with the optional Power Module.
Power Module
The AirCon-2 can be run directly off the Power
Module. If the battery module is also attached, it will
slowly charge the battery while still providing
sufficient power to run the sampler. It will rapidly
charge the battery if the sampler is turned off under
the same circumstances. The Power Module may also
be used as a stand-alone battery charger and may
charge one or more batteries.
NOTE
Stacking batteries on the Power Module will increase the time
required for full charge.
The unit will automatically reduce the charging
currents as the battery becomes fully charged. An LED
indicator illuminates when charging and flashes when
charging is complete. If no battery is attached it will
flash indicating sufficient voltage to run the sampler.
The Power Module can operate on 115–230 VAC, 47–
63 Hz.
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22
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Enclosure
Handle
Mounting Feet (4)
Cooling Air Inlet
Cooling Air Discharge
Discharge Air Boss
AC Power Inlet
DC Supply Latch
DC Interconnect Plug
On/Off Switch
LCD Display
ACCEPT Key
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
PROGRAM Key
TIME/PRESS. Key
RUN/HOLD Key
Inlet Air Boss Suction
Flow Adjust Knob
Flowmeter
Sampling Mast
Air Hose
Hose Support
Sampling Media (ref only)
2
2
19
4
16
6
18
7
17
SINGLE MODE HOLD PROGRAMMING RUN
5
DELAY TIME
RUN TIME
HOLD TIME
#CYCLES
PRESSURE
11
CYCLE MODE LOW BATTERY
ACCEPT
PROG
FAULT ERROR
TIME
RUN
PRESS.
HOLD
8
12
5
15
1
13
3
9
14
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Figure 1.1
AirCon-2 Air Sampler with Sampling Mast & Air Hose
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1.3
CONTROLS & INDICATORS
1.3.1
On/Off Switch
1.4
1.4.1
The power is activated by a rocker switch located to
the right of the key pad. The removable electrical cord
provided is attached at the back of the Power Module.
CAUTION
STANDARD PARTS
Telescopic Sampling Mast
The telescopic sampling mast is provided as an
independent stand to isolate the filter cassette from
the unit insuring vibration-free sampling. The mast
can be extended to achieve any height up to
approximately 5 feet and collapses for convenient
storage.
Line cord must be removed to remove all power from equipment.
1.4.2
1.3.2
Flow Adjustment
The patented flow controller system consists of the
flow control regulator located in the base of the pump,
and the flow control system which consists of the flow
adjust valve and rotameter located on the front of the
sampler.
1.3.3
Air Hose & Hose Support Tip
Approximately 6 feet of hosing is supplied with the
unit. One end is connected to the Inlet Air Boss
Suction port on the sampler and threaded through the
Hose Support Tip which is mounted on the sampling
mast. A filter cassette is then attached to the other end
of the air hose.
LCD Display
A large easy-to-read display is included on the
AirCon-2 (see Figures 1.2 & 1.3). The display includes
direct digital readings, as well as a variety of messages
pertaining to the operation and programming of the
unit.
1.3.4
Touch-Pad Buttons
The Touch-Pad buttons are explained as follows:
ACCEPT
This is used to switch the unit into the
preprogrammed cycle modes or as confirmation
(in programming mode) to accept data into
memory.
PROG (Program)
This button is used to enter programming mode
and to set or change program data.
TIME/PRESS. (Pressure)
Pressing this button toggles the display between
Time and Pressures readings. These readings can
be viewed any time while the unit is running.
RUN/HOLD
Pressing this button switches the pump operation
between Run and Hold functions.
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DELAY TIME
RUN TIME
HOLD TIME
#CYCLES
PRESSURE
ON
CYCLE MODE LOW BATTERY
FAULT ERROR
OFF
ACCEPT
PROG
I
TIME
RUN
PRESS.
HOLD
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Figure 1.2
Front Panel
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DELAY TIME
RUN TIME
HOLD TIME
#CYCLES
PRESSURE
CYCLE MODE LOW BATTERY
FAULT ERROR
Figure 1.3
Liquid Crystal Display
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Aircon-2
Sampler
SINGLE MODE HOLD PROGRAMMING RUN
DELAY TIME
RUN TIME
HOLD TIME
#CYCLES
PRESSURE
CYCLE MODE LOW BATTERY
Aircon-2
Sampler
ACCEPT
PROG
FAULT ERROR
TIME
RUN
PRESS.
HOLD
SINGLE MODE HOLD PROGRAMMING RUN
DELAY TIME
RUN TIME
HOLD TIME
#CYCLES
PRESSURE
CYCLE MODE LOW BATTERY
Battery
Pack
ACCEPT
PROG
FAULT ERROR
TIME
RUN
PRESS.
HOLD
Battery
Pack
Battery
Pack
Power
Module
Power
Module
4-Hour Battery Pack
mounted on the Power
Module for charging.
DC Sampler mounted onto
a 4-Hour Battery Pack.
DC Sampler and 4-Hour
Battery Pack mounted on
the Power Module for
operation in AC or DC
environments.
Figure 1.4
AirCon-2 Accessory Configurations
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SECTION TWO
SET-UP
2.1
GENERAL SET-UP
Place the unit in the desired sampling area. Make
certain the unit is standing in a vertical position.
NOTE
When using rotameters, it is important to maintain a vertical
position for optimum accuracy. The rotameter provided in this
sampler has been tested for accuracy and is within ± 5% of full
scale.
2.1.1
2.1.2
Air Hose
To attach the Air Hose, perform the following steps:
1) Connect one end of the flexible tubing to the air
inlet valve located at the back of the sampler.
2) Connect the hose support tip to the top of the
extended sampling mast.
3) Insert tubing through the hose support tip, with
2–3" of the hosing extending out.
Sampling Mast
To set up the Sampling Mast, perform the following
steps:
1) First, unfold the legs at the bottom of the mast
stand by opening the locking knob and pulling
the legs outwards as far as they will extend.
2) Loosen the largest locking collar at the bottom of
the stand and pull out by the second largest
locking collar. Tighten the largest collar.
4) Insert filter cassette or other media into air hose
end.
2.1.3
Filter Cassettes
To install the Filter Cassette, do the following:
3) Holding the extended section, loosen the second
largest locking collar and extend the next section
of the mast. Tighten the second largest collar.
1) First, remove any cap plugs from the filter
cassette. These may be colored in red and blue.
Also remove the end of the filter cassette to
expose the filter, if the test method requires it
(e.g., asbestos sampling). This is called “openface” filter sampling. This allows air to enter the
cassette freely with minimal back pressure.
4) Repeat this procedure until the mast is extended
to its full or required height.
2) Plug the filter cassette into the end of the
sampling hose.
5) Be sure to tighten each locking collar before
proceeding to loosen the next. Position the
extended mast next to sampler.
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2.2
CHARGING
2.2.1
Using The DC Unit
Connecting the DC Unit
1) Place the Battery Pack or Power Module on a flat
surface, orienting the guide pins either to the left
or right.
2) Tilt the sampler approximately 10°, as shown in
Figure 2.1, and engage the female guide-pin
receptacle into the guide pins of the Battery Pack
or Power Module. Rotate the unit around the
guide pins such that the back lip of the Battery
Pack or Power Module slides over the recess on
the back bottom of the sampler.
2.2.2
Charging With The Power Module
The Power Module may be plugged into any line
voltage from 115 to 230 VAC, 50/60 Hz without any
switch adjustments.
To charge the Battery Pack independently:
1) Connect the Battery Pack to the Power Module
(refer to Figure 2.2). Multiple Battery Packs may
be connected to the Power Module (refer to
Figure 2.3).
NOTE
NOTE
Once the guide pins are aligned and seated, the electrical
connector on the sampler and Battery Pack (or Power Module)
will connect automatically.
Charging multiple Battery Packs will increase the required
charging time.
3) Pull the latch on the rear of the Battery Pack (or
Power Module) over the latch keeper on the back
of the sampler, pushing down on the latch to
secure it.
4) Repeat this procedure for any additional Battery
Packs and/or Power Modules.
Disconnecting the DC Unit
1) Disengage the latch hook.
2) Attach the line cord to the receptacle located at
the back of the Power Module.
3) Plug the line cord into the AC receptacle.
4) An LED, located on the back of the Power Module
will light, indicating whether there is sufficient DC
voltage available to the sampler. If a Battery Pack
is attached and is not fully charged, the LED will
remain illuminated until the battery is charged.
When fully charged, the LED will start to pulse. If
no battery is attached, the unit will pulse.
2) Rotate the sampler about guide pin until the back
of the sampler disengages the Battery Pack or
Power Module.
3) Disengage the female receptacle and guide pins
of the sampler from the Battery Pack or Power
Module respectively.
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ELECTRICAL
CONNECTION
GUIDE PIN
LATCH
HOOK
DC PACK
Figure 2.1
DC Sampler Set-Up
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CONNECTION
GUIDE PIN
BATTERY
PACK
LATCH
HOOK
POWER
MODULE
POWER
MODULE
Figure 2.2
Power Module Set-Up (Single Pack)
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ELECTRICAL
CONNECTION
GUIDE PIN
BATTERY
PACK
BATTERY
PACK
LATCH
HOOK
POWER
MODULE
Figure 2.3
Power Module Set-Up (Multiple Packs)
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SECTION THREE
OPERATION
3.1
OVERVIEW
This section covers the operation of the AirCon-2.
Basic operating procedures are described in Section
3.2. Fault conditions are described in Section 3.3.
Section 3.4 provides detailed information on how to
program the unit.
OPERATION NOTE
The rotameter provided has been tested for accuracy and is
within ± 5% of full scale. However, the rotameter should be
periodically checked against a primary standard, such as the
Gilibrator. Be sure to maintain the sampler in a vertical
position to ensure accurate operation of the rotameter.
The unit offers versatile programming, suction
pressure load indication, and an instant fault function
when the flow deviates by more than ± 5%.
In situations where the 5% envelope is violated for
more than 30 seconds, the unit stops sampling and
freezes the sample time display, allowing for proper
flow rate/volume calculation.
3.2
3.2.1
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Single Mode
Single-Mode operation provides complete manual
control of sampling (refer to Tables 3.1 & 3.2 for
details). The unit is turned on, the flow is set, and the
ACCEPT button is pressed. This enters the flow fault
information into the on-board computer. Pressing Run
starts the sampler. The sampler continues to run until
the Hold button is pressed, or the unit is turned off.
You can use the Run/Hold and Time/Press buttons at
any time while the unit is sampling.
Single-Mode operation provides complete manual
control of sampling. The unit is turned on, the air flow
is set, and the ACCEPT button is pressed. This enters
the flow fault information into the on-board computer.
Pressing Run starts sampling. Sampling continues until
the Hold button is pressed, or the unit is turned off.
You can use the Run/Hold and Time/Press buttons at
any time while the unit is sampling. Tables 3.1 and 3.2
provide step-by-step instructions for performing
Single-Mode sampling.
3.2.2
The AirCon-2 has a unique modular Battery Pack/
Power Module operating system. The sampler also
features a unique hold function. When a fault occurs,
the hold function keeps the display visible so long as
adequate battery power is available. If the battery
level drops further, the display is erased. However,
the unit stores the “lost” data in internal memory for
later recovery. When the unit is connected to a fresh
Battery Pack and turned on, the previous run-time
data are re-displayed on the screen.
BASIC OPERATION
Cycle Mode Operation
Cycle mode runs the sampler from previously created
programs. An example of cycle mode programming is
shown in Section 3.4.
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Step
1
Switch/Button
ON/OFF
Action
Display Example
PROGRAMMING
Switch power to the ON position.
Display shows
PROGRAMMING/FAULT
FAULT
FLOW ADJ.
KNOB
Set the air flow rate by turning
counter-clockwise to increase, or
clockwise to decrease. Flow rate
is shown on the flowmeter.
3
ACCEPT
Press to enter the flow rate fault
limits into memory. The pump will
stop and the display will read
SINGLE MODE/ HOLD.
4
Option 1:
RUN
At this time, you may press RUN
to start sampling. The sampler will
run continuously until you shut it
off.
5
Option 2:
PROG
ACCEPT
Run the sampler from preprogrammed data. Press PROG
to enter programming mode.
Select the program no. (1–3) by
pressing PROG addtional times.
2
6
Note:
SINGLE MODE HOLD
RUN TIME
SINGLE MODE
RUN
RUN TIME
PROGRAMMING
If you are unfamiliar with
programming data, review all
programming tables in
succession.
Note
Once set, do not adjust the air flow during operation. This can cause a fault to occur. Always
turn the unit off and back on again. Then, follow the steps above to reset the flow.
Table 3.1
Setting Air Flow
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Step
Switch/Button
1
ON/OFF
Switch power to the ON position.
Display shows
PROGRAMMING/FAULT
2
FLOW ADJ.
KNOB
Set the air flow rate by turning
counter-clockwise to increase, or
clockwise to decrease. Flow is
indicated on the flowmeter.
3
ACCEPT
Action
4
5
RUN
Press to take unit out of Hold
Mode and put into Run Mode.
Motor turns ON, internal clock
begins counting in real time.
Sampler runs until it is shut off.
Display indicates SINGLE MODE/
RUN.
HOLD
Press to take unit out of Run
Mode and put into Hold Mode.
Motor turnsOFF, clock stops
counting, colon stops flashing.
Display indicates SINGLE MODE/
HOLD.
TIME/PRESS
Press at any time during RUN
operation to view current Run
Time or Back Pressure readings.
7
PROGRAMMING
FAULT
Press to enter the flow rate fault
limits into memory. The pump will
stop and display will read SINGLE
MODE/ HOLD.
Unit is in Single Mode Hold. To
run sampler continuously without
timing program continue to step 5.
6
Display Example
SINGLE MODE HOLD
RUN TIME
SINGLE MODE
RUN
RUN TIME
SINGLE MODE HOLD
RUN TIME
SINGLE MODE
RUN
PRESSURE
SINGLE MODE
RUN
RUN TIME
Table 3.2
Single-Mode Operation
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3.3
FAULTS
3.3.1
Fault Function
3.3.3
When the pressure in the bypass path differs more
than ± 5% from the value that was stored initially
during flow adjust set-up, the display will show
FAULT for approximately 25 seconds.
If a fault condition still exists, the following occurs:
1) The motor will turn off.
2) The display will show the collected Run Time to
fault shutdown.
Low Battery Indication
When a DC Battery Pack is running out of charge, the
AirCon-2 indicates this condition on the display as
LOW BATTERY and the motor stops running. The
display remains on until all power is gone. The
AirCon-2 stores the collected run time data in memory
for safekeeping when showdown occurs. A new
Battery Pack must be connected to access the RUN
TIME of the sample. To restart the sampler and access
the stored sampling data, do the following:
1) Turn the power OFF and remove the used Battery
Pack from the sampler.
3) FAULT will flash on the display.
2) Replace with a fully charged Battery Pack.
3.3.2
Correcting Fault Conditions
1) Turn the power switch to the OFF position.
2) Turn it back to the ON position. This resets the
system, clearing the fault.
3) At this time, you should:
a) Check the filter cassette for excessive buildup.
3) Turn the power switch ON. At this time, the
motor is not running. The display indicates RUN
TIME information.
4) To clear the low battery fault condition, press
ACCEPT. At this time, the motor will begin
running. You can now go into single mode
operation, use preprogrammed data, or enter your
own programming parameters.
b) Check the air hose for any obstructions or
kinks.
c) Re-select a program number 1-3 (refer to
Table 3.4 for details).
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3.4
3.4.1
PROGRAMMING EXAMPLES
Cycle Mode Programming Example
A cycle mode programming example is presented
below (Figure 3.1) in both tabular and graphic forms.
The unit has been programmed to start in DELAY
mode. When in DELAY mode, the display counts
down the time remaining in the delay period. When
the countdown reaches zero, the RUN phase begins.
The time shown on the display during the run phase
represents the actual elapsed time since the program
was started, and not the programmed run time (i.e.,
16:47).
After the first RUN phase has been completed, the unit
goes into its first HOLD phase. While in the HOLD
phase, the display counts down the time remaining in
the hold period. When the countdown reaches zero,
the second RUN phase begins. The time shown on the
display during the second RUN phase represents the
total accumulated run time since the program started.
After the second RUN phase has been completed, the
unit goes into its second HOLD phase. While in the
HOLD phase, the display counts down the time
remaining in the hold period. When the countdown
reaches zero, the third (and final) RUN phase begins.
The time shown on the display during the third RUN
phase represents the total accumulated run time since
the program started. When the third RUN phase is
completed, the program concludes and the unit goes
into a HOLD phase without countdown.
3.4.2
Other Programming Examples
The tables on the following pages (Table 3.3–3.9) show
some of the basic operations available with the
AirCon-2.
These examples should be read in sequence.
Examples of displays at each programming step are
provided as visual aids. When you are familiar with
the programming procedures, you can enter your own
programming parameters.
Sequence
Hours
Minutes
DELAY TIME
2
25
RUN TIME
16
47
HOLD TIME
9
12
# CYCLES
3
# CYCLES x RUN TIME (3 x 16:47) = 50:35 (Total Collected RunTime)
Start One of
Three Programs
Power Switch
(Motor) ON
Adjust Flow
Program 1, 2, 3
16:47
16:47
16:47
Run
Run
Run
Delay
2:25
Power Switch
(Motor) OFF
(9:12)
Hold
(9:12)
Hold
Cycle 1
Cycle 2
Hold
Cycle 3
Program
Concludes
Can Program Remaining Programs
Figure 3.1
Cycle Mode Programming Example
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Step
1
Switch/Button
Action
ON/OFF
Switch power to the ON position.
Display shows PROGRAMMING/
FAULT
Display Example
PROGRAMMING
FAULT
2
3
FLOW ADJ. KNOB
Set the air flow rate by turning
counter-clockwise to increase, or
clockwise to decrease. Flow is
indicated on the flowmeter.
ACCEPT
Press to enter the flow rate fault
limits into memory. The pump will
stop, and display will read
SINGLE MODE/ HOLD
4
Unit is in SINGLE MODE/ Hold.
To run sampler continuously
without timing program, continue
to step 5.
5
Press to execute
pre-programmed data.
SINGLE MODE HOLD
RUN TIME
SINGLE MODE HOLD
6
7
8
ACCEPT
PROG
Press to enter into Programming
Mode. This prepares unit to run
the program number shown on
the LCD display. Select program
number 1, 2, or 3.
ACCEPT
Press to run selected program
number. Unit will automatically
switch to cycle mode and run
pre-programmed data. When in
DELAY the unit is Off, and the
display counts down the time
remaining until start-up.
TIME/PRESS
Press this button at any time
during RUN operation to view
current the Run Time or Back
Pressure readings. Display
toggles between the readings.
RUN TIME
PROGRAMMING
DELAY TIME
CYCLE MODE
SINGLE MODE
RUN
PRESSURE
Note
If you have not previously entered program data, review the steps in Table 3.4.
Table 3.3
Preprogrammed Data
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Step
Switch/Button
Action
Display Example
PROGRAMMING
1
ON/OFF
Switch to ON"position
FAULT
FLOW ADJ.
KNOB
Set the air flow rate by turning
counter-clockwise to increase, or
clockwise to decrease. Flow rate
is shown on the flowmeter.
ACCEPT
Press to turn motor OFF. Puts the
unit in HOLD mode
4
PROG
Press to put unit in Program
Mode. Additional presses select
program number 1, 2, or 3. You
must select a program number at
this time before continuing.
5
ACCEPT
Press to lock in program number
and advance to DELAY TIME
set-up.
2
SINGLE MODE HOLD
3
RUN TIME
PROGRAMMING
Note (Step 4):
If you already have a program stored in “1”, press PROG again to select Program No. 2. There
are a total of 3 possible programs that can be stored in memory at one time. If you select a
program number that is already running, a PROGRAMMING ERROR message is displayed for 5
seconds. You must select another program number.
Table 3.4
Entering program mode
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Step
Switch/Button
Action
Display Example
PROGRAMMING
1
Begin set-up for DELAY TIME
/Hours. Hour position is flashing.
2
To continue DELAY TIME set-up,
continue to step 3. If you do not
wish to enter DELAY TIME
set-up, press ACCEPT twice to
advance to RUN TIME set-up.
3
PROG
Press and hold until hour
increment (00-99) is reached.
4
ACCEPT
DELAY TIME
PROGRAMMING
DELAY TIME
Press to lock in DELAY TIME/
Hours and advance to set-up for
DELAY TIME/Minutes.
5
Begin set-up for DELAY TIME
/Minutes. Minute position is
flashing.
6
PROG
Press and hold until hour
increment (00-59) is reached.
7
ACCEPT
PROGRAMMING
DELAY TIME
PROGRAMMING
DELAY TIME
Press to lock in DELAY TIME
/Minutes and advance to set-up
for HOLD TIME.
Table 3.5
Delay Time
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Step
Switch/Button
Action
Display Example
PROGRAMMING
1
Begin set-up for RUN TIME/
Hours. Hour position is flashing.
2
PROG
Press and hold until hour
increment (00-99) is reached. You
must enter a value greater than
zero for unit to operate.
3
ACCEPT
Press to lock in RUN TIME/ Hours
and advance to set-up for RUN
TIME/ Minutes.
4
Begin set-up for RUN TIME/
Minutes. Minute position is
flashing.
5
PROG
Press and hold until hour
increment (00-59) is reached.
6
ACCEPT
RUN TIME
PROGRAMMING
RUN TIME
PROGRAMMING
RUN TIME
PROGRAMMING
RUN TIME
Press to lock in RUN TIME/
Minutes and advance to set-up for
Hold Time.
Table 3.6
Run Time
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Step
Switch/Button
Action
Display Example
PROGRAMMING
1
Begin set-up for HOLD TIME/
Hours. Hour position is flashing.
2
If you do not want to enter HOLD
TIME data, press ACCEPT twice
to advance display to #RUN
CYCLES, or continue to step 3.
3
PROG
Press and hold until hour
increment (00-99) is reached.
4
ACCEPT
HOLD TIME
PROGRAMMING
HOLD TIME
Press to lock in HOLD TIME/
Hours and advance to set-up for
HOLD TIME/ MInutes
5
Begin set-up for HOLD TIME/
Minutes. Minute position is
flashing.
6
PROG
Press and hold until minute
increment (00-59) is reached.
7
ACCEPT
PROGRAMMING
HOLD TIME
PROGRAMMING
HOLD TIME
Press to lock in HOLD TIME/
Minutes and advance to set-up for
# RUN CYCLES.
Table 3.7
Hold Time
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Step
Switch/Button
Action
Display Example
PROGRAMMING
1
Begin set-up for RUN CYCLES.
Run Cycles position is flashing.
2*
Press and hold until the number
of cycles (00-99) is reached. You
must select a minimum of 1 cycle
for the sampler to run.
3**
PROG
ACCEPT
4
Press to lock in RUN CYCLES.
Puts unit in SINGLE MODE/
HOLD.
#CYCLES
PROGRAMMING
#CYCLES
SINGLE MODE HOLD
RUN TIME
Programming complete for
Program No. 1.
* NOTE (Step 2)
If you do not select a minimum of 1 cycle and enter ACCEPT, the unit will display a PROGRAMMING
ERROR message and return you to SELECT PROGRAM NUMBER. You will have to forward through the
time menus to # RUN CYCLES to re-enter your selection.
** NOTE (Step 3)
The collected RUN TIME (total time) equals the number of cycles times the programmed run time. The total
time cannot exceed 199:59 (hours:minutes). When you press ACCEPT, the unit automatically checks the
collected run time to see if it exceeds this limit. If it does, a PROGRAMMING ERROR message appears on
the display for 5 seconds. If this occurs, you must change the program RUN TIME and/or the # RUN
CYCLES be within the total time limit.
Table 3.8
Run Cycles
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SECTION FOUR
AFTER SAMPLING
4.1
UNIT SHUTDOWN
4.2
1) Turn the power “Off”.
2) If sampling through the Power Module from an
AC source, remove the plug from AC wall outlet
and rewind cord.
3) Remove the filter cassette or media carefully and
label for safe record keeping.
4) Disconnect tubing from the sampler’s air inlet.
Remove connection tip from the top of the
sampling mast. Recoil tubing for future use.
SAMPLING MAST
1) To collapse the sampling mast, start with the
smallest locking collar. Loosen the collar and push
in the extension. Tighten the smallest collar.
Continue with this procedure all the way down
the mast until the mast is collapsed.
2) Unlock the locking knob at the bottom of the
mast stand and fold in the legs until they are
parallel with the mast. The mast is now collapsed
and ready for storage.
4.3
BATTERY PACK MAINTENANCE
The AirCon-2 Battery Pack is capable of four hours of
DC operation with full charge. Prior to use, the
Battery Pack will require full charging to obtain a four
hour sampling period. Recharge Battery Pack(s) with
the AirCon-2 Power Module accessory.
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APPENDIX A
PARTS LIST
Part Number
801001
Item/Description
Four-Hour Battery Pack
801000-2
Power Module Charger CE (Domestic)
801000-3
Power Module Charger CE (European)
401036
Sampling Mast
202046-72
Air Hose (Tubing)
200457
Hose Support Tip
401562
AC Line Cord (Domestic)
700707
AC Line Cord (European)
801171-1
Roller Case
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APPENDIX B
SPECIFICATIONS
General Specifications
DC Operation ............................................... Input: 12 Vdc @ 3.4 A. 4-hour rechargeable Battery Pack.
Program Features .......................................... LCD Display & Touchpad • Electronic Pressure Display •
Full-Function Timing Program • Instant-Fault Function • Programmable Memory (up to 3 custom programs).
Other Features .............................................. External Rotameter & Flow Adjust• Independent Sampling
Mast • Instant Fault Function • Low Battery Function.
Dimensions ................................................... 4.3” (W) x 10.3” (H) x 7.5” (D)
108 mm (W) x 260 mm (H) x 191 mm (D)
Weight ........................................................... Main Unit: 12 lbs (5.4 kg)
4-Hour Battery Pack: 11.5 lbs (5.2 kg)
Power Module: 2 lbs (0.9 kg)
Accessories
Power Module ............................................... Input: 115–230 VAC @ 800/600 mA, 47–63 Hz.
Output: 15 Vdc @ 4.3 A.
Size: 5.25 (W) x 7.5 (D) x 3.0 (H)
Fuse ............................................................... 125 VAC, 6 amp, fast acting
4-Hour Battery Pack ..................................... 12 Vdc, 13 AH. Size: 5.25” (W) x 7.5” (D) x 5.0” (H).
Operating Specifications
Air Flow Range ............................................. 2–30 LPM
Constant Flow Capabilities ........................... 2–30 LPM @ pressure up to 7 psi
Operating Temperature ................................ -20° to 45°C (-4°F to 113°F)
Storage Temperature .................................... -40° to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)
Humidity ....................................................... 0–95 %RH
Pressure Range ............................................. (see Chart, below)
PRESSURE PSI (SUCTION)
8
7
6
5
4
CONSTANT FLOW REGIME
3
2
1
0
0
2
4
6
8
10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
FLOW (LPM)
NOTE: Typical performance curve, to be used for reference only.
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APPENDIX C
RETURNED MATERIAL AUTHORIZATION
Sensidyne maintains an instrument service facility at
the factory to provide its customers with both
warranty and non-warranty repair service. Sensidyne
assumes no liability for service performed by
personnel other than Sensidyne personnel. To
facilitate the repair process, please contact the
Sensidyne Service Department in advance for
assistance with a problem which cannot be remedied
and/or requires the return of the product to the
factory. All returned products require a Returned
Material Authorization (RMA) number. Sensidyne
Service Department personnel may be reached at:
Sensidyne
1000 112th Circle N, Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL 33716 USA
727-530-3602
727-539-0550 [FAX]
All non-warranty repair orders will have a minimum
fee whether the repair is authorized or not. This fee
includes handling, administration and technical
expenses for inspecting the instrument and providing
an estimate. However, the estimate fee is waived if the
repair is authorized.
If you wish to set a limit to the authorized repair cost,
state a “not to exceed” figure on your purchase order.
Please indicate if a price quotation is required before
authorization of the repair cost, understanding that
this invokes extra cost and handling delay.
Sensidyne’s repair policy is to perform all needed
repairs to restore the instrument to its full operating
condition.
Repairs are handled on a “first in - first out” basis.
Your order may be expedited if you authorize an
expediting fee. This will place your order next in line
behind orders currently in process.
Pack the instrument and its accessories (preferably in
their original packing) and enclose your return
address, purchase order, shipping and billing
information, RMA number, a description of the
problem encountered with your instrument and any
special instructions. All prices are subject to change
without notice.
If this is the first time you are dealing directly with the
factory, you will be asked to prepay or to authorize a
COD shipment.
Send the instrument, prepaid, to:
SENSIDYNE
1000 112th CIRCLE N, SUITE 100
ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33716 USA
ATTENTION: Service Department
RMA #:_______________________
SERVICE OPTIONS
The Sensidyne Service Department offers you a variety of service options which will help increase
your user confidence while minimizing costly interruptions and maintenance costs. These options
include initial training, on-site technical assistance, and full factory repairs. Sensidyne has developed
several programs which will allow you to select just the right options best suited to your applications
and needs. For further information, contact the Sensidyne Service Department.
1000 112th Circle N, Suite 100 • St. Petersburg, FL 33716
800-451-9444 • 727-530-3602 • fax: 727-539-0550
web: www.sensidyne.com • e-mail: info@sensidyne.com
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