Duty of Care
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Common Duty of Care Guidance for all Anton Analyser Ranges:
Your Sprint Analyser should be calibrated once a year by Anton or an authorised Anton service centre. Your Sprint unit will display the calibration due date on screen when in ‘Main Menu’ and will warn you when calibration due date is drawing near. If the calibration due date has passed, the Sprint unit will display a message ‘Calibration overdue’ and you will be unable to continue to use it.
To keep the display panel and operator buttons free from dirt build-up, regularly wipe over your Sprint unit with a slightly damp cloth.
Always connect the flue probe before switching on your Analyser unit and purging (only necessary when doing Flue gas or CO build up tests).
Always purge outside in clean air or hang flue probe out of open window (before and after use) Always check you have 20.9 % O2 and 0 ppm CO before use, and that the analyser is allowed to return to these values after a test is completed and before turning instrument off.
Always remove Flue probe temperature plug by the plug itself, not by pulling on the thermocouple lead.
It is best practise not to leave your analyser in your vehicle overnight, and this is not just for security reasons but to protect the analyser against moisture, especially during the colder months of the year.
To protect your Sprint from dirt and knocks a rubber boot is supplied (removable for Sprint V, integrated into the instrument body for Sprint eVo and Sprint Pro). This boot is supplied with concealed magnets in the rear, these magnets do attract iron filings and it is good practise to wipe the magnet area down periodically to make sure your unit doesn’t slip when magnetised to appliances.
Follow these simple guidelines to keep your analyser in optimum condition, and always carry spare filters in your kit bag for back up.
Filters must be used at all times. Failure to do so may invalidate the warranty Annual calibration must be carried out in order to maintain instrument warranty.
Sprint Pro Specific Duty of Care Information:
It is important to carry spare filters at all times to protect against downtime. Please also keep your FGA charged up.
The Sprint Pro has a cleverly designed combined water and filtration trap to protect your analyser from moisture or particulate ingress. Our water stop technology and washable particle filters means a more reliable instrument and protects against unscheduled analyser returns. If your analyser displays “blockage detected” the filtration system has done its job and the following procedure should be followed:
Replacing/cleaning the PTFE water stop filter
The PTFE water stop filter element should be changed if the filter has become completely contaminated, dirty or if the Sprint Pro pump stalls indicating a blockage. If the filter has become blocked with water, remove from trap and try to blow the water out of the filter in the opposite direction of flow. If the filter has become saturated it may be necessary to fully dry before reuse which may take some time, so spare filters should be carried so that they can be alternated when required. If the filter is completely contaminated and does not recover it may be necessary to replace it altogether.
Oil engineers must use smoke pumps first before using their analyser for final adjustments to prevent complete blockages to this PTFE filter caused by soot.
Replacing/cleaning the foam dust filter.
The foam dust filter element should be changed if the filter has become completely contaminated. If the Sprint Pro pump stalls indicating a blockage you should be able to carefully wash this filter, squeeze dry and reuse many times. Using a dry cloth or piece of kitchen roll to remove the last drops of moisture works well.
After cleaning moisture out of the filter bowl or after any filter changes, make sure the O-ring is still in the correct position along with both filters (diagram above to assist) and that the middle moulding is correctly positioned before twisting to close & reseal the filter bowl. Sprint Pro should be calibrated once a year and will warn you when the calibration due date is.
Sprint eVo Specific Duty of Care Information:
Flue probe and combined Filter & Water Trap maintenance
When taking out your flue probe from the bag, please do not let the water trap drop to the floor, this could crack it and this will most definitely effect the readings.
The combined filter and water trap is used in-line between the probe and the unit. Before performing any tests, please check that the filter is clean and there is no water inside the trap – It is best practise to not let any water build up inside the filter bowl, a quick visual inspection before any test is advised. It is important to keep the filter/water trap in a vertical position during operation and to ensure that the water bowl is free of water/moisture before returning into the carry holdall provided after use.
The filter element should be changed if the filter has become contaminated or dirty; (this is normally highlighted on the inside of the filter first), or if the filter has become soaked with water, remove from trap and leave to dry and replace with new filter before reusing your Analyser.
After cleaning moisture out or after any filter changes, make sure the O ring and middle disc is put back in the correct position (as shown above) and the locating lugs are carefully aligned before twisting to close the moisture trap, if not carried out with respect the lugs can break and the filter bowl will not seal, this will cause inaccurate readings.
Once all the above has been completed, a quick final check of integrity is required; this can be done by simply blowing down the flue probe metal shaft and blocking off the other end of the black hose with your thumb. If leakage can be heard or felt escaping, further inspection is required to establish where the leak is coming from. If no leak is detected take your thumb away from the end of the hose and hold to your ear, blow down the Flue probe metal shaft once more to make sure the line is clear and blockage free and that you cannot hear any gurgling. Finally plug your type K flue probe temperature plug in to your analyser on the temperature screen and make sure your temperature reading increases when you blow on the tip of your Flue probe. Your Flue probe is now ready for use.
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