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Agilent 1260 Infinity
Quaternary Pump VL
User Manual
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1260 Infinity QP VL User Manual
In This Guide...
In This Guide...
This manual covers the Agilent 1260 Infinity Quaternary Pump VL (G1311C).
1 Introduction
This chapter gives an introduction to the pump, instrument overview and
internal connectors.
2 Site Requirements and Specifications
This chapter provides information on environmental requirements, physical
and performance specifications.
3 Installing the Pump
This chapter gives information about the preferred stack setup for your system
and the installation of your Agilent 1260 Infinity Quaternary Pump VL.
4 Using the Quaternary Pump
This chapter provides information for optimized usage of the quaternary
pump.
5 Optimizing Performance
This chapter gives hints on how to optimize the performance or use additional
devices.
6 Troubleshooting and Diagnostics
Overview about the troubleshooting and diagnostic features.
7 Error Information
This chapter describes the meaning of error messages, and provides
information on probable causes and suggested actions how to recover from
error conditions.
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8 Test Functions and Calibration
This chapter describes the tests for the module.
9 Maintenance
This chapter describes the maintenance of the module.
10 Parts and Materials for Maintenance
This chapter provides information on parts for maintenance.
11 Identifying Cables
This chapter provides information on cables used with the Agilent 1200
Infinity Series modules.
12 Appendix
This chapter provides addition information on safety, legal and web.
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1 Introduction
9
Introduction to the Quaternary Pump 10
Overview of the Hydraulic Path 11
Early Maintenance Feedback 17
Instrument Layout 18
Electrical Connections 19
Interfaces 21
Setting the 8-bit Configuration Switch 27
2 Site Requirements and Specifications
35
Site Requirements 36
Physical Specifications 39
Performance Specifications 40
3 Installing the Pump
43
Unpacking the Quaternary Pump 44
Optimizing the Stack Configuration 46
Installing the Quaternary Pump 49
Connecting Modules and Control Software 52
Flow Connections of the Quaternary Pump 54
Priming the System 57
4 Using the Quaternary Pump
63
Hints for Successful Use of the Quaternary Pump
Prevent Blocking of Solvent Filters 65
Algae Growth in HPLC Systems 66
5 Optimizing Performance
64
69
Operational Hints for the Multi Channel Gradient Valve (MCGV)
When to use the Seal Wash Option 71
Choosing the Right Pump Seals 72
Optimize the Compressibility Compensation Setting 73
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6 Troubleshooting and Diagnostics
75
Overview of the Module’s Indicators and Test Functions
Status Indicators 78
User Interfaces 80
Agilent Lab Advisor Software 81
7 Error Information
76
83
What are Error Messages 85
General Error Messages 86
Module Error Messages 92
8 Test Functions and Calibration
Introduction 108
System Pressure Test
Leak Rate Test 111
9 Maintenance
107
109
113
Introduction to Maintenance 114
Warnings and Cautions 115
Overview of Maintenance 117
Cleaning the Module 118
Checking and Cleaning the Solvent Filter 119
Exchanging the Passive Inlet Valve (PIV) 121
Exchanging the Outlet Valve 122
Exchanging the Purge Valve Frit 124
Removing the Pump Head Assembly 126
Maintenance of a Pump Head Without Seal Wash Option 128
Seal Wear-in Procedure 132
Maintenance of a Pump Head with Seal Wash Option 133
Reinstalling the Pump Head Assembly 136
Exchanging the Multi-Channel Gradient Valve (MCGV) 138
Exchanging the Optional Interface Board 141
Exchanging the Active Inlet Valve (AIV) or its Cartridge 143
Replacing the Module Firmware 145
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10 Parts and Materials for Maintenance
147
Pump Head Assembly Without Seal Wash 148
Pump Head Assembly with Seal Wash Option 150
Outlet Valve 152
Purge Valve Assembly 153
Active Inlet Valve Assembly 154
Accessory Kit 155
Seal Wash Option Kit 156
Solvent Cabinet 157
Bottle Head Assembly 158
Hydraulic Path 159
11 Identifying Cables
161
Cable Overview 162
Analog Cables 164
Remote Cables 166
BCD Cables 169
CAN/LAN Cables 171
External Contact Cable 172
Agilent Module to PC 173
Agilent 1200 Module to Printer
12 Appendix
174
175
General Safety Information 176
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
Batteries Information 180
Radio Interference 181
Sound Emission 182
Solvent Information 183
Agilent Technologies on Internet 184
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Introduction
Introduction to the Quaternary Pump
10
Overview of the Hydraulic Path 11
How Does the Pump Work? 12
How Does Compressibility Compensation Work?
How Does Variable Stroke Volume Work? 15
Early Maintenance Feedback
Instrument Layout
15
17
18
Electrical Connections 19
Serial Number Information (ALL)
Rear View of the Module 20
Interfaces 21
Overview Interfaces
20
23
Setting the 8-bit Configuration Switch 27
Communication Settings for RS-232C 30
Special Settings 32
This chapter gives an introduction to the pump, instrument overview and
internal connectors.
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Introduction to the Quaternary Pump
Introduction to the Quaternary Pump
The quaternary pump comprises a solvent cabinet, a vacuum degasser and a
four-channel gradient pump. The four-channel gradient pump comprises a
high-speed proportioning valve and a pump assembly. It provides gradient
generation by low pressure mixing. A solvent cabinet provides enough space
for four one-liter bottles. An active seal wash (optional) is available when the
quaternary pump is used with concentrated buffer solutions.
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Overview of the Hydraulic Path
The quaternary pump is based on a two-channel, dual piston in-series design
which comprises all essential functions that a solvent delivery system has to
fulfill. Metering of solvent and delivery to the high-pressure side are
performed by one pump assembly which can generate pressure up to 400 bar.
Degassing of the solvents is done in a built-in vacuum degasser and solvent
compositions are generated on the low-pressure side by a high-speed
proportioning valve (MCGV).
The pump assembly includes a pump head with a passive inlet valve and an
outlet valve. A damping unit is connected between the two piston chambers. A
purge valve including a PTFE frit is fitted at the pump outlet for convenient
priming of the pump head.
An active seal wash (optional) is available for applications using concentrated
buffers as solvents.
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How Does the Pump Work?
The liquid runs from the solvent reservoir through the degasser to the MCGV
and from there to the inlet valve. The pump assembly comprises two
substantially identical piston/chamber units. Both piston/chamber units
comprise a ball-screw drive and a pump head with one sapphire piston for
reciprocating movement in it.
A servo-controlled variable reluctance motor drives the two ball-screw drives
in opposite directions. The gears for the ball-screw drives have different
circumferences (ratio 2:1) allowing the first piston to move at twice the speed
of the second piston. The solvent enters the pump head close to the bottom
limit and leaves it at its top. The outer diameter of the piston is smaller than
the inner diameter of the pump head chamber allowing the solvent to fill the
gap in between. The first piston has a stroke volume in the range of 20 –
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100 µL depending on the flow rate. The microprocessor controls all flow rates
in a range of 1 µL/min–10 mL/min. The inlet of the first piston/chamber unit
is connected to the passive inlet valve.
The outlet of the first piston/chamber unit is connected through the outlet
valve and the damping unit to the inlet of the second piston/chamber unit. The
outlet of the purge valve assembly is then connected to the following
chromatographic system.
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When turned on, the quaternary pump runs through an initialization
procedure to determine the upper dead position of the first piston. The first
piston moves slowly upwards into the mechanical stop of chamber and from
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there it moves back for a defined distance. The controller stores this piston
position in memory. After this initialization the quaternary pump starts
operation with the set parameters. The passive inlet valve opens and the
down-moving piston draws solvent into the first chamber. At the same time the
second piston moves upwards delivering to the system. After a
controller-defined stroke length that depends on the flow rate the drive motor
is stopped and the passive inlet valve closes. The motor direction is reversed
and moves the first piston up until it reaches the stored upper limit and at the
same time the second piston moves downwards. Then the sequence starts
again moving the pistons up and down between the two limits. During the
upward movement of the first piston the solvent in the chamber is pressed
through the outlet valve into the second chamber. The second piston draws in
half of the volume displaced by the first piston and the remaining half volume
is directly delivered to the system. During the drawing stroke of the first
piston, the second piston delivers the drawn volume to the system.
For solvent compositions from the solvent bottles A, B, C, D the controller
divides the length of the intake stroke in certain fractions in which the
gradient valve connects the specified solvent channel to the pump input.
Table 1
Pump Details
Delay volume
800 – 1100 µL, dependent on back pressure
Materials in contact with mobile phase
MCGV
PTFE
Pump head
SST, gold, sapphire, ceramic
Inlet valve
SST, gold, sapphire, ruby, ceramic, PTFE
Outlet valve
SST, gold, sapphire, ruby
Adapter
SST, gold
Purge valve
SST, gold, PTFE, ceramic, PEEK
Damping unit
Gold, SST
For quaternary pump specifications, see “Site Requirements and
Specifications” on page 35.
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How Does Compressibility Compensation Work?
The compressibility of the solvents in use will affect retention-time stability
when the back pressure in the system changes (for example, ageing of
column). In order to minimize this effect, the pump provides a compressibility
compensation feature which optimizes the flow stability according to the
solvent type. The compressibility compensation is set to a default value and
can be changed through the user interface.
Without a compressibility compensation the following will happen during a
stroke of the first piston. The pressure in the piston chamber increases and
the volume in the chamber will be compressed depending on back pressure
and solvent type. The volume displaced into the system will be reduced by the
compressed volume.
With a compressibility value set the processor calculates a compensation
volume, that depends on the back pressure of the system and the selected
compressibility. This compensation volume will be added to the normal stroke
volume and compensates the previously described loss of volume during the
delivery stroke of the first piston.
How Does Variable Stroke Volume Work?
Due to the compression of the pump-chamber volume each piston stroke of the
pump will generate a small pressure pulsation, influencing the flow stability of
the pump. The amplitude of the pressure pulsation depends mainly on the
stroke volume and the compressibility compensation for the solvent in use.
Small stroke volumes generate pressure pulsations of smaller amplitude than
higher stroke volumes at the same flow rate. In addition, the frequency of the
pressure pulsations is higher. This decreases the influence of flow pulsations
on quantitative results.
In gradient mode smaller stroke volumes result in a lower flow ripple improve
composition ripple.
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The module uses a processor-controlled spindle system for driving its pistons.
The normal stroke volume is optimized for the selected flow rate. Small flow
rates use a small stroke volume while higher flow rates use a higher stroke
volume.
By default, the stroke volume for the pump is set to AUTO mode. This means
that the stroke is optimized for the flow rate in use. A change to larger stroke
volumes is possible but not recommended.
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Early Maintenance Feedback
Maintenance requires the exchange of components which are subject to wear
or stress. Ideally, the frequency at which components are exchanged should be
based on the intensity of usage of the module and the analytical conditions,
and not on a predefined time interval. The early maintenance feedback (EMF)
feature monitors the usage of specific components in the instrument, and
provides feedback when the user-selectable limits have been exceeded. The
visual feedback in the user interface provides an indication that maintenance
procedures should be scheduled.
EMF Counters
EMF counters increment with use and can be assigned a maximum limit which
provides visual feedback in the user interface when the limit is exceeded.
Some counters can be reset to zero after the required maintenance procedure.
Using the EMF Counters
The user-settable EMF limits for the EMF Counters enable the early maintenance
feedback to be adapted to specific user requirements. The useful maintenance
cycle is dependent on the requirements for use. Therefore, the definition of the
maximum limits need to be determined based on the specific operating
conditions of the instrument.
Setting the EMF Limits
The setting of the EMF limits must be optimized over one or two maintenance
cycles. Initially the default EMF limits should be set. When instrument
performance indicates maintenance is necessary, take note of the values
displayed by the EMF counters. Enter these values (or values slightly less than
the displayed values) as EMF limits, and then reset the EMF counters to zero.
The next time the EMF counters exceed the new EMF limits, the EMF flag will be
displayed, providing a reminder that maintenance needs to be scheduled.
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Instrument Layout
Instrument Layout
The industrial design of the module incorporates several innovative features.
It uses Agilent’s E-PAC concept for the packaging of electronics and
mechanical assemblies. This concept is based upon the use of expanded
polypropylene (EPP) layers of foam plastic spacers in which the mechanical
and electronic boards components of the module are placed. This pack is then
housed in a metal inner cabinet which is enclosed by a plastic external
cabinet. The advantages of this packaging technology are:
• virtual elimination of fixing screws, bolts or ties, reducing the number of
components and increasing the speed of assembly/disassembly,
• the plastic layers have air channels molded into them so that cooling air can
be guided exactly to the required locations,
• the plastic layers help cushion the electronic and mechanical parts from
physical shock, and
• the metal inner cabinet shields the internal electronics from
electromagnetic interference and also helps to reduce or eliminate radio
frequency emissions from the instrument itself.
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Electrical Connections
Electrical Connections
• The CAN bus is a serial bus with high speed data transfer. The two
connectors for the CAN bus are used for internal module data transfer and
synchronization.
• One analog output provides signals for integrators or data handling
systems.
• The interface board slot is used for external contacts and BCD bottle
number output or LAN connections.
• The REMOTE connector may be used in combination with other analytical
instruments from Agilent Technologies if you want to use features such as
start, stop, common shut down, prepare, and so on.
• With the appropriate software, the RS-232C connector may be used to
control the module from a computer through a RS-232C connection. This
connector is activated and can be configured with the configuration switch.
• The power input socket accepts a line voltage of 100 – 240 VAC ± 10 % with a
line frequency of 50 or 60 Hz. Maximum power consumption varies by
module. There is no voltage selector on your module because the power
supply has wide-ranging capability. There are no externally accessible
fuses, because automatic electronic fuses are implemented in the power
supply.
NOTE
Never use cables other than the ones supplied by Agilent Technologies to ensure proper
functionality and compliance with safety or EMC regulations.
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Serial Number Information (ALL)
The serial number information on the instrument labels provide the following
information:
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Format
CC
Country of manufacturing (DE Germany)
X
Alphabetic character A-Z (used by manufacturing)
ZZ
Alpha-numeric code 0-9, A-Z, where each combination
unambiguously denotes a module (there can be more than one
code for the same module)
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Serial number
Rear View of the Module
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Interfaces
The Agilent 1200 Infinity Series modules provide the following interfaces:
Table 2
Agilent 1200 Infinity Series Interfaces
Module
CAN
LAN/BCD
(optional)
LAN
(on-board)
RS-232
Analog
APG
Remote
Special
G1310B Iso Pump
G1311B Quat Pump
G1311C Quat Pump VL
G1312B Bin Pump
G1312C Bin Pump VL
1376A Cap Pump
G2226A Nano Pump
2
Yes
No
Yes
1
Yes
G4220A/B Bin Pump
2
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
G1361A Prep Pump
2
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
CAN-DC- OUT for CAN
slaves
G1329B ALS
G2260A Prep ALS
2
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
THERMOSTAT for
G1330B
G1364B FC-PS
G1364C FC-AS
G1364D FC-μS
G1367E HiP ALS
G1377A HiP micro ALS
G2258A DL ALS
2
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
THERMOSTAT for
G1330B
CAN-DC- OUT for CAN
slaves
G4226A ALS
2
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
G1314B VWD VL
G1314C VWD VL+
2
Yes
No
Yes
1
Yes
G1314E/F VWD
2
No
Yes
Yes
1
Yes
Pumps
Samplers
Detectors
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Table 2
Agilent 1200 Infinity Series Interfaces
Module
CAN
LAN/BCD
(optional)
LAN
(on-board)
RS-232
Analog
APG
Remote
Special
G4212A/B DAD
2
No
Yes
Yes
1
Yes
G1315C DAD VL+
G1365C MWD
G1315D DAD VL
G1365D MWD VL
2
No
Yes
Yes
2
Yes
G1321B FLD
G1362A RID
2
Yes
No
Yes
1
Yes
G4280A ELSD
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
G1316A/C TCC
2
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
G1322A DEG
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
AUX
G1379B DEG
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
AUX
G4227A Flex Cube
2
No
No
No
No
No
G4240A CHIP CUBE
2
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
EXT Contact
AUTOZERO
Others
NOTE
CAN-DC- OUT for CAN
slaves
THERMOSTAT for
G1330A/B (NOT USED)
The detector (DAD/MWD/FLD/VWD/RID) is the preferred access point for control via
LAN. The inter-module communication is done via CAN.
• CAN connectors as interface to other modules
• LAN connector as interface to the control software
• RS-232C as interface to a computer
• REMOTE connector as interface to other Agilent products
• Analog output connector(s) for signal output
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CAN
The CAN is inter-module communication interface. It is a 2-wire serial bus
system supporting high speed data communication and real-time requirement.
LAN
The modules have either an interface slot for an LAN card (e.g. Agilent
G1369A/B LAN Interface) or they have an on-board LAN interface (e.g.
detectors G1315C/D DAD and G1365C/D MWD). This interface allows the
control of the module/system via a connected PC with the appropriate control
software.
NOTE
If an Agilent detector (DAD/MWD/FLD/VWD/RID) is in the system, the LAN should be
connected to the DAD/MWD/FLD/VWD/RID (due to higher data load). If no Agilent
detector is part of the system, the LAN interface should be installed in the pump or
autosampler.
RS-232C (Serial)
The RS-232C connector is used to control the module from a computer
through RS-232C connection, using the appropriate software. This connector
can be configured with the configuration switch module at the rear of the
module. Refer to Communication Settings for RS-232C.
NOTE
There is no configuration possible on main boards with on-board LAN. These are
pre-configured for
• 19200 baud,
• 8 data bit with no parity and
• one start bit and one stop bit are always used (not selectable).
The RS-232C is designed as DCE (data communication equipment) with a
9-pin male SUB-D type connector. The pins are defined as:
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Table 3
RS-232C Connection Table
Pin
Direction
Function
1
In
DCD
2
In
RxD
3
Out
TxD
4
Out
DTR
5
Ground
6
In
DSR
7
Out
RTS
8
In
CTS
9
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Analog Signal Output
The analog signal output can be distributed to a recording device. For details
refer to the description of the module’s main board.
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APG Remote
The APG Remote connector may be used in combination with other analytical
instruments from Agilent Technologies if you want to use features as common
shut down, prepare, and so on.
Remote control allows easy connection between single instruments or systems
to ensure coordinated analysis with simple coupling requirements.
The subminiature D connector is used. The module provides one remote
connector which is inputs/outputs (wired- or technique).
To provide maximum safety within a distributed analysis system, one line is
dedicated to SHUT DOWN the system’s critical parts in case any module detects
a serious problem. To detect whether all participating modules are switched
on or properly powered, one line is defined to summarize the POWER ON state
of all connected modules. Control of analysis is maintained by signal readiness
READY for next analysis, followed by START of run and optional STOP of run
triggered on the respective lines. In addition PREPARE and START REQUEST may
be issued. The signal levels are defined as:
• standard TTL levels (0 V is logic true, + 5.0 V is false),
• fan-out is 10,
• input load is 2.2 kOhm against + 5.0 V, and
• output are open collector type, inputs/outputs (wired- or technique).
NOTE
All common TTL circuits operate with a 5 V power supply. A TTL signal is defined as "low"
or L when between 0 V and 0.8 V and "high" or H when between 2.0 V and 5.0 V (with
respect to the ground terminal).
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Table 4
Remote Signal Distribution
Pin
Signal
Description
1
DGND
Digital ground
2
PREPARE
(L) Request to prepare for analysis (for example, calibration, detector
lamp on). Receiver is any module performing pre-analysis activities.
3
START
(L) Request to start run / timetable. Receiver is any module
performing run-time controlled activities.
4
SHUT DOWN
(L) System has serious problem (for example, leak: stops pump).
Receiver is any module capable to reduce safety risk.
5
Not used
6
POWER ON
(H) All modules connected to system are switched on. Receiver is any
module relying on operation of others.
7
READY
(H) System is ready for next analysis. Receiver is any sequence
controller.
8
STOP
(L) Request to reach system ready state as soon as possible (for
example, stop run, abort or finish and stop injection). Receiver is any
module performing run-time controlled activities.
9
START REQUEST
(L) Request to start injection cycle (for example, by start key on any
module). Receiver is the autosampler.
Special Interfaces
Some modules have module specific interfaces/connectors. They are described
in the module documentation.
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Setting the 8-bit Configuration Switch
Setting the 8-bit Configuration Switch
Setting the 8-bit Configuration Switch (On-Board LAN)
The 8-bit configuration switch is located at the rear of the module. Switch
settings provide configuration parameters for LAN, serial communication
protocol and instrument specific initialization procedures.
All modules with on-board LAN, e.g. G1315/65C/D, G1314D/E/F, G4212A/B,
G4220A:
• Default is ALL switches DOWN (best settings) - Bootp mode for LAN.
• For specific LAN modes switches 3-8 must be set as required.
• For boot/test modes switches 1+2 must be UP plus required mode.
Figure 6
NOTE
Location of Configuration Switch (example shows a G4212A DAD)
To perform any LAN configuration, SW1 and SW2 must be set to OFF. For details on the
LAN settings/configuration refer to chapter LAN Configuration.
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Table 5
8-bit Configuration Switch (with on-board LAN)
Mode
Function
SW 1
SW 2
0
0
LAN
SW 3
SW 4
SW 5
SW 6
Link Configuration
SW 7
SW 8
Init Mode Selection
Auto-negotiation
0
x
x
x
x
x
10 MBit, half-duplex
1
0
0
x
x
x
10 MBit, full-duplex
1
0
1
x
x
x
100 MBit, half-duplex
1
1
0
x
x
x
100 MBit, full-duplex
1
1
1
x
x
x
Bootp
x
x
x
0
0
0
Bootp & Store
x
x
x
0
0
1
Using Stored
x
x
x
0
1
0
Using Default
x
x
x
0
1
1
TEST
1
1
System
NVRAM
Boot Resident System
1
x
Revert to Default Data (Coldstart)
x
x
x
1
Legend:
0 (switch down), 1 (switch up), x (any position)
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NOTE
When selecting the mode TEST, the LAN settings are: Auto-Negotiation & Using Stored.
NOTE
For explanation of "Boot Resident System" and "Revert to Default Data (Coldstart)" refer to
“Special Settings” on page 32.
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Setting the 8-bit Configuration Switch (without On-Board LAN)
The 8-bit configuration switch is located at the rear of the module.
Modules that do not have their own LAN interface (e.g. the TCC) can be
controlled through the LAN interface of another module and a CAN
connection to that module.
Figure 7
Configuration switch (settings depend on configured mode)
All modules without on-board LAN:
• default is ALL DIPS DOWN (best settings) - Bootp mode for LAN
• for boot/test modes DIPS 1+2 must be UP plus required mode
Switch settings provide configuration parameters for GPIB address, serial
communication protocol and instrument specific initialization procedures.
NOTE
With the introduction of the Agilent 1260 Infinity, all GPIB interfaces have been removed.
The preferred communication is LAN.
NOTE
The following tables represent the configuration switch settings for the modules without
on-board LAN only.
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Table 6
NOTE
8-bit Configuration Switch (without on-board LAN)
Mode Select
1
2
RS-232C
0
1
Reserved
1
0
TEST/BOOT
1
1
3
4
5
Baudrate
6
7
Data
Bits
8
Parity
Reserved
RSVD
SYS
RSVD
RSVD
FC
The LAN settings are done on the LAN Interface Card G1369A/B. Refer to the
documentation provided with the card.
Communication Settings for RS-232C
The communication protocol used in the column compartment supports only
hardware handshake (CTS/RTR).
Switches 1 in down and 2 in up position define that the RS-232C parameters
will be changed. Once the change has been completed, the column instrument
must be powered up again in order to store the values in the non-volatile
memory.
Table 7
Communication Settings for RS-232C Communication (without on-board LAN)
Mode
Select
1
2
RS-232C
0
1
3
4
Baudrate
5
6
Data Bits
7
8
Parity
Use the following tables for selecting the setting which you want to use for
RS-232C communication. The number 0 means that the switch is down and 1
means that the switch is up.
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1
Baudrate Settings (without on-board LAN)
Switches
Baud Rate
3
4
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Table 9
Switches
Baud Rate
3
4
5
9600
1
0
0
9600
1
1200
1
0
1
14400
1
0
2400
1
1
0
19200
1
1
4800
1
1
1
38400
Data Bit Settings (without on-board LAN)
Switch 6
Data Word Size
0
7 Bit Communication
1
8 Bit Communication
Table 10
Parity Settings (without on-board LAN)
Switches
Parity
7
8
0
0
No Parity
1
0
Odd Parity
1
1
Even Parity
One start bit and one stop bit are always used (not selectable).
Per default, the module will turn into 19200 baud, 8 data bit with no parity.
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Special Settings
The special settings are required for specific actions (normally in a service
case).
NOTE
The tables include both settings for modules – with on-board LAN and without on-board
LAN. They are identified as LAN and no LAN.
Boot-Resident
Firmware update procedures may require this mode in case of firmware
loading errors (main firmware part).
If you use the following switch settings and power the instrument up again,
the instrument firmware stays in the resident mode. It is not operable as a
module. It only uses basic functions of the operating system for example, for
communication. In this mode the main firmware can be loaded (using update
utilities).
Table 11
Boot Resident Settings (without on-board LAN)
Mode Select
SW1
SW2
SW3
SW4
SW5
SW6
SW7
SW8
LAN
TEST/BOOT
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
No LAN
TEST/BOOT
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
Forced Cold Start
A forced cold start can be used to bring the module into a defined mode with
default parameter settings.
CAUTION
Loss of data
Forced cold start erases all methods and data stored in the non-volatile memory.
Exceptions are diagnosis and repair log books which will not be erased.
➔ Save your methods and data before executing a forced cold start.
If you use the following switch settings and power the instrument up again, a
forced cold start has been completed.
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1
Forced Cold Start Settings (without on-board LAN)
Mode Select
SW1
SW2
SW3
SW4
SW5
SW6
SW7
SW8
LAN
TEST/BOOT
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
No LAN
TEST/BOOT
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
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Site Requirements
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Physical Specifications
39
Performance Specifications
40
This chapter provides information on environmental requirements, physical and
performance specifications.
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Site Requirements
Site Requirements
A suitable environment is important to ensure optimal performance of the
instrument.
Power Considerations
The module power supply has wide ranging capability. It accepts any line
voltage in the range described in Table 13 on page 39. Consequently there is
no voltage selector in the rear of the module. There are also no externally
accessible fuses, because automatic electronic fuses are implemented in the
power supply.
WA R N I N G
Hazard of electrical shock or damage of your instrumentation
can result, if the devices are connected to a line voltage higher than specified.
➔ Connect your instrument to the specified line voltage only.
WA R N I N G
Module is partially energized when switched off, as long as the power cord is
plugged in.
Repair work at the module can lead to personal injuries, e.g. electrical shock, when
the cover is opened and the module is connected to power.
➔ Always unplug the power cable before opening the cover.
➔ Do not connect the power cable to the instrument while the covers are removed.
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CAUTION
Unaccessable power plug.
In case of emergency it must be possible to disconnect the instrument from the power
line at any time.
➔ Make sure the power connector of the instrument can be easily reached and
unplugged.
➔ Provide sufficient space behind the power socket of the instrument to unplug the
cable.
Power Cords
Different power cords are offered as options with the module. The female end
of all power cords is identical. It plugs into the power-input socket at the rear.
The male end of each power cord is different and designed to match the wall
socket of a particular country or region.
WA R N I N G
Absence of ground connection or use of unspecified power cord
The absence of ground connection or the use of unspecified power cord can lead to
electric shock or short circuit.
➔ Never operate your instrumentation from a power outlet that has no ground
connection.
➔ Never use a power cord other than the Agilent Technologies power cord designed
for your region.
WA R N I N G
Use of unsupplied cables
Using cables not supplied by Agilent Technologies can lead to damage of the
electronic components or personal injury.
➔ Never use cables other than the ones supplied by Agilent Technologies to ensure
proper functionality and compliance with safety or EMC regulations.
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Site Requirements
WA R N I N G
Unintended use of supplied power cords
Using power cords for unintended purposes can lead to personal injury or damage of
electronic equipment.
➔ Never use the power cords that Agilent Technologies supplies with this instrument
for any other equipment.
Bench Space
The module dimensions and weight (see Table 13 on page 39) allow you to
place the module on almost any desk or laboratory bench. It needs an
additional 2.5 cm (1.0 inches) of space on either side and approximately 8 cm
(3.1 inches) in the rear for air circulation and electric connections.
If the bench should carry an Agilent system, make sure that the bench is
designed to bear the weight of all modules.
The module should be operated in a horizontal position.
Condensation
CAUTION
Condensation within the module
Condensation will damage the system electronics.
➔ Do not store, ship or use your module under conditions where temperature
fluctuations could cause condensation within the module.
➔ If your module was shipped in cold weather, leave it in its box and allow it to warm
slowly to room temperature to avoid condensation.
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Physical Specifications
Table 13
Physical Specifications
Type
Specification
Weight
11 kg (25 lbs)
Dimensions
(height × width × depth)
180 x 345 x 435 mm (7.0 x 13.5 x 17 inches)
Line voltage
100 – 240 VAC, ± 10%
Line frequency
50 or 60 Hz, ± 5%
Power consumption
180 VA, 55 W / 188 BTU
Ambient operating
temperature
4–55 °C (41–131 °F)
Ambient non-operating
temperature
-40–70 °C (-4–158 °F)
Humidity
< 95%, at 25–40 °C (77–104 °F)
Operating Altitude
Up to 2000 m (6562 ft)
Non-operating altitude
Up to 4600 m (15091 ft)
Safety standards: IEC, CSA,
UL
Installation Category II, Pollution Degree 2 For indoor use only.
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Wide-ranging capability
Maximum
Non-condensing
For storing the module
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Performance Specifications
Table 14
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Performance Specification Agilent 1260 Infinity Quaternary Pump VL (G1311C)
Type
Specification
Hydraulic system
Dual piston in series pump with proprietary servo-controlled variable
stroke drive, floating pistons
Setable flow range
0.001 – 10 mL/min, in 0.001 mL/min increments
Flow range
0.2 – 10.0 mL/min
Flow precision
≤0.07 % RSD, or ≤ 0.02 min SD whatever is greater, based on retention
time at constant room temperature
Flow accuracy
± 1 % or 10 µL/min whatever is greater, pumping degassed H2O at
10 MPa
Pressure
Operating range 0 – 40 MPa (0 – 400 bar, 0 – 5880 psi) up to 5 mL/min
Operating range 0 – 20 MPa (0 – 200 bar, 0 – 2950 psi) up to 10 mL/min
Pressure pulsation
< 2 % amplitude (typically < 1.0 %), or < 3 bar at 1 mL/min isopropanol,
at all pressures > 10 bar (147 psi)
Compressibility
compensation
User-selectable, based on mobile phase compressibility
Recommended pH
range
1.0 – 12.5, solvents with pH < 2.3 should not contain acids which attack
stainless steel
Gradient formation
Low pressure quaternary mixing/gradient capability using proprietary
high-speed proportioning valve
Delay volume
600 – 900 µL, dependent on back pressure
Composition range
0 – 95 % or 5 – 100 %, user selectable
Composition precision
< 0.2 % RSD, at 0.2 and 1 mL/min
Control and data
evaluation
Agilent control software
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Performance Specification Agilent 1260 Infinity Quaternary Pump VL (G1311C)
Analog output
For pressure monitoring, 2 mV/bar, one output
Communications
Controller-area network (CAN), RS-232C, APG Remote: ready, start, stop
and shut-down signals, LAN optional
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Unpacking the Quaternary Pump 44
Damaged Packaging 44
Delivery Checklist 44
Accessory Kit G1311-68755 45
Optimizing the Stack Configuration
One Stack Configuration 46
Installing the Quaternary Pump
46
49
Connecting Modules and Control Software 52
Connecting Agilent 1260 Infinity Modules 52
Connecting Control Software and/or G4208A Instant Pilot
Flow Connections of the Quaternary Pump
53
54
Priming the System 57
Initial Priming 57
Regular Priming 59
Changing Solvents 60
This chapter gives information about the preferred stack setup for your system
and the installation of your Agilent 1260 Infinity Quaternary Pump VL.
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Unpacking the Quaternary Pump
Damaged Packaging
If the delivery packaging shows signs of external damage, please call your
Agilent Technologies sales and service office immediately. Inform your service
representative that the instrument may have been damaged during shipment.
CAUTION
"Defective on arrival" problems
If there are signs of damage, please do not attempt to install the module. Inspection by
Agilent is required to evaluate if the instrument is in good condition or damaged.
➔ Notify your Agilent sales and service office about the damage.
➔ An Agilent service representative will inspect the instrument at your site and
initiate appropriate actions.
Delivery Checklist
Ensure all parts and materials have been delivered with the quaternary pump.
The delivery checklist is shown in Table 15 on page 44. To aid in parts
identification, please see “Parts and Materials for Maintenance” on page 147.
Please reportmissing or damaged parts to your local Agilent Technologies
sales and service office.
Table 15
44
Quaternary Pump Checklist
Description
Quantity
Solvent cabinet, including all plastic parts (p/n 5065-9981)
1
Solvent bottle, amber (p/n 9301-1450)
1
Solvent bottle, transparent (p/n 9301-1420) (optional, quaternary pump only)
3
Syringe, Plastic (p/n 9301-0411)
1
Syringe adapter luer/barb (p/n 0100-1681)
1
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Description
Quantity
Column Eclipse Plus C18, 4.6 x 100 mm, 3.5 µm (p/n 959961-902) (optional)
1
Column Poroshell 120 EC-C18, 4.5 x 50 mm, 2.7 µm (p/n 699975-902) (optional)
1
Column SB-C18, 4.6 x 150 mm, 5 µm (p/n 883975-902) (optional)
1
HPLC Starter Kit incl. 0.17 mm i.d. cap (p/n G4201-68707) (optional)
else: HPLC Starter Kit incl. 0.12 mm i.d. cap (p/n G4202-68707) (optional)
1
1
HPLC System Tool Kit (p/n G4203-68708) (optional)
1
LAN Communication Interface board (p/n G1369A or G1369-60001) (optional)
1
Agilent LC Hardware Documentation DVD (p/n G4800-64500) (optional)
1
Agilent Lab Advisor (p/n G4800-64010) (optional)
else: LC HW User Information + Utilities DVD (p/n G4800-64005)
1
1
Accessory Kit (p/n G1311-68755) (see “Accessory Kit G1311-68755” on page 45)
1
Accessory Kit G1311-68755
Accessory Kit G1311-68755
p/n
Description
5062-2461
Waste tube, 5 m (reorder pack)
5063-6527
Tubing assembly, i.d. 6 mm, o.d. 9 mm, 1.2 m (to waste)
5181-1519
CAN cable, Agilent module to module, 1 m
5988-8453EN
Capillary/fitting starter kit brochure
9222-0519
Bag, plastic
G1329-87300
Capillary 0.17 mm, 900 mm
G1311-90107
Algae note
5042-9954
Tubing clip (2x), re-order 4/pk
G1311-60003
Bottle-head assembly
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Optimizing the Stack Configuration
If your module is part of a complete Agilent 1260 Infinity Liquid
Chromatograph, you can ensure optimum performance by installing the
following configurations. These configurations optimize the system flow path,
ensuring minimum delay volume.
One Stack Configuration
Ensure optimum performance by installing the modules of the Agilent 1260
Infinity LC System in the following configuration (see Figure 8 on page 47 and
Figure 9 on page 48). This configuration optimizes the flow path for minimum
delay volume and minimizes the bench space required.
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Parts required
#
p/n
1
Pump
1
1
Description
Data System
G4208A
1
Instant Pilot
Power cord
For other cables see text below and “Cable Overview” on page 162.
Preparations
WA R N I N G
•
•
•
Locate bench space.
Provide power connections.
Unpack the module.
Module is partially energized when switched off, as long as the power cord is
plugged in.
Repair work at the module can lead to personal injuries, e.g. shock hazard, when the
cover is opened and the module is connected to power.
➔ Make sure that it is always possible to access the power plug.
➔ Remove the power cable from the instrument before opening the cover.
➔ Do not connect the power cable to the Instrument while the covers are removed.
CAUTION
"Defective on arrival" problems
If there are signs of damage, please do not attempt to install the module. Inspection by
Agilent is required to evaluate if the instrument is in good condition or damaged.
➔ Notify your Agilent sales and service office about the damage.
➔ An Agilent service representative will inspect the instrument at your site and
initiate appropriate actions.
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1 Place the module on the bench in a horizontal position.
2 Ensure the power switch on the front of the module is OFF (switch stands
out).
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4 Connect the required interface cables to the quaternary pump, see
“Connecting Modules and Control Software” on page 52.
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Connections of the Quaternary Pump” on page 54).
6 Press the power switch to turn on the module.
NOTE
The power switch stays pressed in and a green indicator lamp in the power switch is on
when the module is turned on. When the line power switch stands out and the green light
is off, the module is turned off.
7 Purge the quaternary pump (see “Initial Priming” on page 57).
NOTE
The pump was shipped with default configuration settings. To change these settings, see
“Setting the 8-bit Configuration Switch (without On-Board LAN)” on page 29.
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Connecting Modules and Control Software
WA R N I N G
Use of unsupplied cables
Using cables not supplied by Agilent Technologies can lead to damage of the
electronic components or personal injury.
➔ Never use cables other than the ones supplied by Agilent Technologies to ensure
proper functionality and compliance with safety or EMC regulations.
Connecting Agilent 1260 Infinity Modules
1 Place the individual modules in a stack configuration as shown in Figure 8
on page 47.
2 Ensure the power switches on the front of the modules are OFF (switches
stand out).
3 Plug a CAN cable into the CAN connector at the rear of the respective
module (except vacuum degasser).
4 Connect the CAN cable to the CAN connector of the next module, see
Figure 9 on page 48.
5 Press in the power switches to turn on the modules.
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Connecting Control Software and/or G4208A Instant Pilot
NOTE
With the introduction of the Agilent 1260 Infinity, all GPIB interfaces have been removed.
The preferred communication is LAN.
NOTE
Usually the detector is producing the most data in the stack, followed by the pump, and it is
therefore highly recommended to use either of these modules for the LAN connection.
1 Ensure the power switches on the front of the modules in the stack are OFF
(switches stand out).
2 If there are no other 1260 with LAN port in the HPLC stack, install a
G1369B LAN board into the extension slot of the pump.
3 Connect the LAN enabled module with a LAN cable to the data system.
4 Plug the CAN connector of the Instant Pilot into any available CAN port of
the 1260 system.
5 Plug a CAN cable into the CAN connector of the Instant Pilot.
6 Connect the CAN cable to the CAN connector of one of the modules.
7 Press in the power switches to turn on the modules.
NOTE
The Agilent control software can also be connected to the system through a LAN cable,
which requires the installation of a LAN- board. For more information about connecting the
Instant Pilot or Agilent control software refer to the respective user manual. For connecting
the Agilent 1260 Infinity equipment to non-Agilent 1260 Infinity equipment, see
“Introduction to the Quaternary Pump” on page 10.
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Flow Connections of the Quaternary Pump
Flow Connections of the Quaternary Pump
Parts required
Preparations
WA R N I N G
#
Description
1
Other modules
1
Parts from accessory kit
2
wrenches 1/4 - 5/16 inch for capillary connections
Pump is installed in the LC system
Toxic, flammable and hazardous solvents, samples and reagents
The handling of solvents, samples and reagents can hold health and safety risks.
➔ When working with these substances observe appropriate safety procedures (for
example by wearing goggles, safety gloves and protective clothing) as described in
the material handling and safety data sheet supplied by the vendor and follow good
laboratory practice.
➔ The amount of substances should be reduced to the minimal volume required for
the analysis.
➔ Do not operate the instrument in an explosive atmosphere.
1 Remove the front cover by pressing the snap fasteners on both sides.
Figure 11
54
Removing the Front Corver
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2 Place the solvent cabinet on top of the quaternary pump.
3 Put the bottle-head assemblies into solvent reservoirs containing your
mobile phase and place the bottle in the solvent cabinet.
4 Connect the inlet tubes from the bottle-head assemblies to the inlet
connectors A to D (typically the left connection of the channel) of the
vacuum degasser. Fix the tubes in the tube clips of the pump.
5 Connect the solvent tubes to the outlet connectors (typically right
connection of the channel) of the vacuum degasser.
6 Using a piece of sanding paper connect the waste tubing to the purge valve
and place it into your waste system.
7 If the pump is not part of an Agilent 1260 Infinity system stack or placed on
the bottom of a stack, connect the corrugated waste tube to the waste outlet
of the pump leak handling system.
8 Connect the pump outlet capillary (pump to injection device) to the outlet
of the purge valve.
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9 Prime your system before first use (see “Initial Priming” on page 57).
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Priming the System
Initial Priming
When
Before a new degasser or new solvent tubing can be used, it is necessary to prime the system.
Isopropanol (IPA) is recommended as priming solvent due to its miscibility with nearly all HLPC
solvents and its excellent wetting properties.
Parts required
#
Description
1
Isopropanol
Preparations
Connect all modules hydraulically as described in the respective module manuals.
Fill each solvent bottle with 100 mL isopropanol
Switch the system on
WA R N I N G
When opening capillary or tube fittings solvents may leak out.
The handling of toxic and hazardous solvents and reagents can bear health risks.
➔ Please observe appropriate safety procedures (for example, goggles, safety gloves
and protective clothing) as described in the material handling and safety data sheet
supplied by the solvent vendor, especially when toxic or hazardous solvents are
used.
NOTE
The purge tool of the LabAdvisor or Instrument Utilities can be used for automatically
purging the pump.
NOTE
If the pump is not able to aspirate the solvent from the bottles, a syringe can be used to
draw the solvent manually through tubing and degasser.
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NOTE
When priming the vacuum degasser with a syringe, the solvent is drawn through the
degasser tubes very quickly. The solvent at the degasser outlet will therefore not be fully
degassed. Pump for approximately 10 minutes at your desired flow rate before starting an
analysis. This will allow the vacuum degasser to properly degas the solvent in the degasser
tubes.
1 Open the purge valve of the pump
2 Set the flow rate to 5 mL/min.
3 Select channel A1
4 Turn the flow on
5 Observe if the solvent in the tubing of channel A1 is advancing towards the
pump. If it isn’t, disconnect the solvent tubing from the solvent selection
valve, attach a syringe with a syringe adapter and pull the liquid through
the degasser. Reattach the tubing to the solvent selection valve.
6 Pump 30 mL isopropanol to remove residual air bubbles.
7 Switch to the next solvent channel and repeat steps 5 and 6 until all
channels have been purged.
8 Turn the flow off and close the purge valve.
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Regular Priming
When
When the pumping system has been turned off for a certain time (for example, overnight) air will
rediffuse into the solvent channel between the vacuum degasser and the pump. Solvents containing
volatile ingredients will slightly lose these if left in the degasser without flow for a prolonged period
of time.
Preparations
Switch the system on
NOTE
The purge tool of the LabAdvisor or Instrument Utilities can be used for automatically
purging the pump.
1 Open the purge valve of your pump by turning it counterclockwise and set
the flow rate to 5 mL/min.
2 Flush the vacuum degasser and all tubes with at least 10 mL of solvent.
3 Repeat step 1 and 2 for the other channel(s) of the pump.
4 Set the required composition and flow rate for your application and close
the purge valve.
5 Pump for approximately 10 minutes before starting your application.
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Changing Solvents
When
When the solvent of a channel is to be replaced by another solvent that is not compatible (solvents
are immiscible or one solvent contains a buffer) it is necessary to follow the procedure below to
prevent clogging of the pump by salt precipitation or residual liquid droplets in parts of the system.
Parts required
#
Description
1
Purging solvent(s), see Table 16 on page 61
Preparations
Remove the column and replace it by a ZDV fitting.
Prepare bottles with appropriate intermediate solvents (see Table 16 on page 61)
1 If the channel is not filled with a buffer, proceed to step 4.
2 Place the solvent intake filter into a bottle of water.
3 Flush the channel at a flow rate suitable for the installed tubing (typically
3-5 mL/min) for 10 min.
4 Modify the flow path of your system as required for your application. For
delay volume optimization see the Rapid Resolution System manual.
CAUTION
Buffer salt of aqueous buffers may precipitate in residual isopropanol.
Capillaries and filter may be cloged by precipitating salt.
➔ Don’t perform steps 5 to 7 for channels run with aqueous buffer as solvent.
5 Replace the solvent bottle by a bottle of isopropanol.
6 Flush the channel at a flow rate suitable for the installed tubing (typically
3-5 mL/min) for 5 min.
7 Swap the bottle of isopropanol with a bottle of solvent for your application.
8 Repeat steps 1 to 7 for the other channel(s) of the pump.
9 Install the desired column, set the required composition and flow rate for
your application and equilibrate the system for approx. 10 minutes prior to
starting a run.
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Choice of Priming Solvents for Different Purposes
Activity
Solvent
Comments
After an installation
When switching between
reverse phase and normal
phase (both times)
Isopropanol
Isopropanol
Best solvent to flush air out of
the system
Miscible with almost all
solvents
After an installation
Ethanol or methanol
Alternative to isopropanol
(second choice) if no
isopropanol is available
To clean the system when
using buffers
After changing aqueous
solvents
HPLC grade water
Best solvent to re-dissolve
buffer crystals
Best solvent to re-dissolve
buffer crystals
After the installation of normal
phase seals (P/N 0905-1420)
Hexane + 5% isopropanol
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Good wetting properties
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Hints for Successful Use of the Quaternary Pump
Prevent Blocking of Solvent Filters
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How to Prevent and/or Reduce the Algae Problem
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Hints for Successful Use of the Quaternary Pump
Hints for Successful Use of the Quaternary Pump
• Always place the solvent cabinet with the solvent bottles on top of the
quaternary pump (or at a higher level).
• When using salt solutions and organic solvents in the Agilent 1260 Infinity
Quaternary Pump VL it is recommended to connect the salt solution to one
of the bottom gradient valve ports and the organic solvent to one of the
upper gradient valve ports. It is best to have the organic channel directly
above the salt solution channel. Regular flushing of all MCGV channels with
water is recommended to remove all possible salt deposits in the valve
ports.
• Before operating the quaternary pump, flush the pump and vacuum
degasser, see “Regular Priming” on page 59). This is especially
recommended if it has been turned off for some time (for example,
overnight) and volatile solvent mixtures are used in the channels.
• Prevent blocking of solvent inlet filters. Never use the pump without solvent
inlet filter. Prevent the growth of algae, see “Prevent Blocking of Solvent
Filters” on page 65).
• Regularly check the purge valve frit and column frit. A blocked purge valve
frit can be identified by a black or yellow surface, deposits or by a pressure
greater than 10 bar, when pumping distilled water at a rate of 5 mL/min
with an open purge valve.
• When using the quaternary pump at low flow rates (for example,
0.2 mL/min) check all 1/16-inch fittings for any signs of leaks.
• Whenever exchanging the pump seals the purge valve frit should be
exchanged, too.
• When using buffers or other salt solutions, flush the system with water
before switching it off. The seal wash option should be used when salt
concentrations of 0.1 M or higher will be used for long time periods.
• Check the pump pistons for scratches when changing the piston seals.
Scratched pistons will cause micro leaks and will decrease the lifetime of
the seal.
• Pressurize the system according to the wear in procedure after changing
the piston seals (see “Maintenance of a Pump Head Without Seal Wash
Option” on page 128).
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• Consider recommendations given in the solvent information section, see
“Solvent Information” on page 183.
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Prevent Blocking of Solvent Filters
Contaminated solvents or algae growth in the solvent bottle will reduce the
lifetime of the solvent filter and will influence the performance of the module.
This is especially true for aqueous solvents or phosphate buffers (pH 4 to 7).
The following suggestions will prolong lifetime of the solvent filter and will
maintain the performance of the module.
• Use a sterile, if possible amber, solvent bottle to slow down algae growth.
• Filter solvents through filters or membranes that remove algae.
• Exchange solvents every two days or refilter.
• If the application permits add 0.0001-0.001M sodium azide to the solvent.
• Place a layer of argon on top of your solvent.
• Avoid exposure of the solvent bottle to direct sunlight.
NOTE
Never use the system without solvent filter installed.
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Algae Growth in HPLC Systems
Algae Growth in HPLC Systems
The presence of algae in HPLC systems can cause a variety of problems that
may be incorrectly diagnosed as instrument or application problems. Algae
grow in aqueous media, preferably in a pH range of 4-8. Their growth is
accelerated by buffers, for example phosphate or acetate. Since algae grow
through photosynthesis, light will also stimulate their growth. Even in distilled
water small-sized algae grow after some time.
Instrumental Problems Associated With Algae
Algae deposit and grow everywhere within the HPLC system causing:
• Deposits on ball valves, inlet or outlet, resulting in unstable flow or total
failure of the pump.
• Small pore solvent inlet filters to plug, resulting in unstable flow or total
failure of the pump.
• Small pore high pressure solvent filters, usually placed before the injector
to plug resulting in high system pressure.
• Column filters to plug giving high system pressure.
• Flow cell windows of detectors to become dirty resulting in higher noise
levels (since the detector is the last module in the flow path, this problem is
less common).
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Algae Growth in HPLC Systems
Symptoms Observed with the Agilent 1260 Infinity HPLC
In contrast to the HP 1090 and HP 1050 Series HPLC systems which use
helium degassing, algae have a better chance to grow in systems such as the
Agilent 1260 Infinity where helium is not used for degassing (most algae need
oxygen and light for growth).
The presence of algae in the Agilent 1260 Infinity can cause the following to
occur:
• PTFE frits, PTFE frit (pack of 5) (p/n 01018-22707), (purge valve assembly)
and column filter blockage causing increased system pressure. Algae
appear as white or yellowish-white deposits on filters. Typically black
particles from the normal wear of the piston seals do not cause the PTFE
frits to block over short-term usage. Please refer to the section “Exchanging
the Purge Valve Frit” on page 124 in this manual.
• Short lifetime of solvent filters (bottle head assembly). A blocked solvent
filter in the bottle, especially when only partly blocked, is more difficult to
identify and may show up as gradient performance problems, intermittent
pressure fluctuations etc.
• Algae growth may also be the possible source for failures of the ball valves
and other components in the flow path.
How to Prevent and/or Reduce the Algae Problem
• Always use freshly prepared solvents, especially use demineralized water
which was filtered through about 0.2 µm filters.
• Never leave mobile phase in the instrument for several days without flow.
• Always discard old mobile phase.
• Use the amber solvent bottle (Solvent bottle, amber (p/n 9301-1450))
supplied with the instrument for your aqueous mobile phase.
• If possible add a few mg/l sodium azide or a few percent organic solvent to
the aqueous mobile phase.
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Optimizing Performance
Operational Hints for the Multi Channel Gradient Valve (MCGV)
When to use the Seal Wash Option
Choosing the Right Pump Seals
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Optimize the Compressibility Compensation Setting
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This chapter gives hints on how to optimize the performance or use additional
devices.
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Operational Hints for the Multi Channel Gradient Valve (MCGV)
Operational Hints for the Multi Channel Gradient Valve (MCGV)
In a mixture of salt solutions and organic solvent the salt solution might be
well dissolved in the organic solvent without showing precipitations. However
in the mixing point of the gradient valve, at the boundary between the two
solvents, micro precipitation is possible. Gravity forces the salt particles to fall
down. Normally the A channel of the valve is used for the aqueous/salt
solution and the B channel of the pump is used for the organic solvent. If used
in this configuration the salt will fall back into the salt solution and will be
dissolved. When using the pump in a different configuration (e.g., D - salt
solution, A - organic solvent) the salt can fall into the port of the organic
solvent and may lead to performance problems.
NOTE
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When using salt solutions and organic solvents it is recommended to connect the salt
solution to one of the bottom ports of the MCGV and the organic solvent to one of the upper
gradient valve ports. It is best to have the organic channel directly above the salt solution
channel. Regular flushing with water of all MCGV channels is recommended to remove all
possible salt deposits in the valve ports.
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When to use the Seal Wash Option
When to use the Seal Wash Option
Highly concentrated buffer solutions will reduce the lifetime of the seals and
pistons in your pump. The seal wash option allows to maintain the seal
lifetime by flushing the back side of the seal with a wash solvent.
The seal wash option is strongly recommended when buffer concentrations of
0.1 M or higher will be used for long time periods in the pump.
The active seal wash upgrade can be ordered as G1398A.
The seal wash option comprises a support ring, secondary seal, gasket and
seal holder for both piston sides. A wash bottle filled with water /isopropanol
(90/10) is placed above the pump in the solvent cabinet and the peristaltic
pump moves a flow through the pump head removing all possible buffer
crystals from the back of the pump seal.
CAUTION
Wash seals running dry
Running dry is the worst case for a wash seal and drastically reduces its lifetime.
The seal will build up sticky layers on the surface of the piston. These sticky layers will
also reduce the lifetime of the pump seal.
➔ The tubes of the wash option should always be filled with solvent to prolong the
lifetime of the wash seal.
➔ Always use a mixture of LC grade water (90 %) and isopropanol (10 %) as wash
solvent. This mixture prevents growth of algae or bacteria in the wash bottle and
reduces the surface tension of the water.
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Choosing the Right Pump Seals
Choosing the Right Pump Seals
The standard seal for the pump can be used for most applications. However
applications that use normal phase solvents (for example, hexane) are not
suited for the standard seal and require a different seal when used for a longer
time in the pump.
For applications that use normal phase solvents (for example, hexane) we
recommend using polyethylene pump seals (PE seals (pack of 2) (p/n
0905-1420)) and Wash Seal PE (p/n 0905-1718). These seals have less
abrasion compared to the standard seals.
NOTE
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Polyethylene seals have a limited pressure range of 0 – 200 bar. When used above 200 bar
their lifetime is reduced significantly. DO NOT apply the seal wear-in procedure performed
with new standard seals at 400 bar.
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Optimize the Compressibility Compensation Setting
Optimize the Compressibility Compensation Setting
The compressibility compensation default setting is 100 × 10-6 /bar for the
pump. This setting represents an average value. Under normal conditions the
default setting reduces the pressure pulsation to values (below 1% of system
pressure) that will be sufficient for most applications and for all gradient
analyses. For applications using sensitive detectors, the compressibility
settings can be optimized by using the values for the various solvents
described in Table 17 on page 74. If the solvent in use is not listed in the
compressibility tables, when using isocratic mixtures of solvents and if the
default settings are not sufficient for your application the following procedure
can be used to optimize the compressibility settings.
NOTE
When using mixtures of solvents it is not possible to calculate the compressibility of the
mixture by interpolating the compressibility values of the pure solvents used in that mixture
or by applying any other calculation. In these cases the following empirical procedure has
to be applied to optimize your compressibility setting.
1 Start the pump with the required flow rate.
2 Before starting the optimization procedure, the flow must be stable. Check
the tightness of the system with the pressure test.
3 Your pump must be connected to a data system or Instant Pilot with which
the pressure and %-ripple can be monitored, otherwhise connect a signal
cable between the pressure output of the pump and a recording device (for
example, 339X integrator) and set parameters.
Zero 50 %
Att 2^3 Chart
Speed 10 cm/min
4 Start the recording device with the plot mode.
5 Starting with a compressibility setting of 10 × 10-6 /bar increase the value
in steps of 10. Re-zero the integrator as required. The compressibility
compensation setting that generates the smallest pressure ripple is the
optimum value for your solvent composition.
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Table 17
74
Solvent Compressibility
Solvent (pure)
Compressibility (10-6/bar)
Acetone
126
Acetonitrile
115
Benzene
95
Carbon tetrachloride
110
Chloroform
100
Cyclohexane
118
Ethanol
114
Ethyl acetate
104
Heptane
120
Hexane
150
Isobutanol
100
Isopropanol
100
Methanol
120
1-Propanol
100
Toluene
87
Water
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Overview of the Module’s Indicators and Test Functions
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Status Indicators 78
Power Supply Indicator 78
Module Status Indicator 79
User Interfaces
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Agilent Lab Advisor Software
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Overview about the troubleshooting and diagnostic features.
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Overview of the Module’s Indicators and Test Functions
Overview of the Module’s Indicators and Test Functions
Status Indicators
The module is provided with two status indicators which indicate the
operational state (prerun, run, and error states) of the module. The status
indicators provide a quick visual check of the operation of the module.
Error Messages
In the event of an electronic, mechanical or hydraulic failure, the module
generates an error message in the user interface. For each message, a short
description of the failure, a list of probable causes of the problem, and a list of
suggested actions to fix the problem are provided (see chapter Error
Information).
Test Functions
A series of test functions are available for troubleshooting and operational
verification after exchanging internal components (see Tests and
Calibrations).
System Pressure Test
The System Pressure Test is a quick test designed to determine the pressure
tightness of the system. After exchanging flow path components (e.g. pump
seals or injection seal), use this test to verify the system is pressure tight.
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Leak Rate Test
The Leak Rate Test is a diagnostic test designed to determine the pressure
tightness of the pump. When a problem with the pump is suspected, use this
test to help troubleshoot the pump and its pumping performance.
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Status Indicators
Status Indicators
Two status indicators are located on the front of the module. The lower left
indicates the power supply status, the upper right indicates the module status.
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Location of Status Indicators
Power Supply Indicator
The power supply indicator is integrated into the main power switch. When
the indicator is illuminated (green) the power is ON.
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Status Indicators
Module Status Indicator
The module status indicator indicates one of six possible module conditions:
• When the status indicator is OFF (and power switch light is on), the module
is in a prerun condition, and is ready to begin an analysis.
• A green status indicator, indicates the module is performing an analysis
(run mode).
• A yellow indicator indicates a not-ready condition. The module is in a
not-ready state when it is waiting for a specific condition to be reached or
completed (for example, immediately after changing a set point), or while a
self-test procedure is running.
• An error condition is indicated when the status indicator is red. An error
condition indicates the module has detected an internal problem which
affects correct operation of the module. Usually, an error condition requires
attention (e.g. leak, defective internal components). An error condition
always interrupts the analysis.
• A red-blinking (modules with on-board LAN) or yellow-blinking (modules
without on-board LAN) indicator indicates that the module is in resident
mode (e.g. during update of main firmware).
• A fast red-blinking (modules with on-board LAN) or fast yellow-blinking
(modules without on-board LAN) indicator indicates that the module is in
boot loader mode (e.g. during update of main firmware). In such a case try
to re-boot the module or try a cold-start.
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User Interfaces
User Interfaces
Depending on the user interface, the available tests vary. Some descriptions
are only available in the service manual.
Table 18
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Test functions available vs. user interface
Test
Instant Pilot G4208A
Agilent Lab Advisor
System Pressure Test
Yes
Yes
Leak Rate Test
No
Yes
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Agilent Lab Advisor Software
The Agilent Lab Advisor software is a standalone product that can be used
with or without data system. Agilent Lab Advisor software helps to manage
the lab for high quality chromatographic results and can monitor in real time a
single Agilent LC or all the Agilent GCs and LCs configured on the lab
intranet.
Agilent Lab Advisor software provides diagnostic capabilities for all Agilent
1200 Infinity Series modules. This includes diagnostic capabilities, calibration
procedures and maintenance routines for all the maintenance routines.
The Agilent Lab Advisor software also allows users to monitor the status of
their LC instruments. The Early Maintenance Feedback (EMF) feature helps to
carry out preventive maintenance. In addition, users can generate a status
report for each individual LC instrument. The tests and diagnostic features as
provided by the Agilent Lab Advisor software may differ from the descriptions
in this manual. For details refer to the Agilent Lab Advisor software help files.
This manual provides lists with the names of Error Messages, Not Ready
messages, and other common issues.
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Error Information
What are Error Messages
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General Error Messages 86
Timeout 86
Shut-Down 87
Remote Timeout 87
Synchronization Lost 88
Leak 88
Leak Sensor Open 89
Leak Sensor Short 89
Compensation Sensor Open
Compensation Sensor Short
Fan Failed 91
Open Cover 91
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90
Module Error Messages 92
Restart Without Cover 92
Pressure Above Upper Limit 92
Pressure Below Lower Limit 93
Pressure Signal Missing 93
Valve Failed (MCGV/SSV) 94
Inlet-Valve Fuse 95
Valve Fuse 95
Missing Pressure Reading 96
Pump Configuration 96
Motor-Drive Power 97
Encoder Missing 98
Inlet-Valve Missing 98
Temperature Out of Range 99
Temperature Limit Exceeded 99
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Servo Restart Failed 100
Pump Head Missing 101
Index Limit 101
Index Adjustment 102
Index Missing 102
Stroke Length 103
Initialization Failed 103
Wait Timeout 104
Solvent Zero Counter 105
Degasser: cannot read signal 105
Degasser: limit not reached 106
This chapter describes the meaning of error messages, and provides
information on probable causes and suggested actions how to recover from
error conditions.
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Error Information
What are Error Messages
What are Error Messages
Error messages are displayed in the user interface when an electronic,
mechanical, or hydraulic (flow path) failure occurs which requires attention
before the analysis can be continued (for example, repair, or exchange of
consumables is necessary). In the event of such a failure, the red status
indicator at the front of the module is switched on, and an entry is written
into the module logbook.
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General Error Messages
General Error Messages
General error messages are generic to all Agilent series HPLC modules and
may show up on other modules as well.
Timeout
The timeout threshold was exceeded.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 The analysis was completed successfully,
Check the logbook for the occurrence and
source of a not-ready condition. Restart the
analysis where required.
and the timeout function switched off the
module as requested.
2 A not-ready condition was present during a
sequence or multiple-injection run for a
period longer than the timeout threshold.
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Check the logbook for the occurrence and
source of a not-ready condition. Restart the
analysis where required.
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General Error Messages
Shut-Down
An external instrument has generated a shut-down signal on the remote line.
The module continually monitors the remote input connectors for status
signals. A LOW signal input on pin 4 of the remote connector generates the
error message.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Leak detected in another module with a CAN Fix the leak in the external instrument before
connection to the system.
restarting the module.
2 Leak detected in an external instrument with Fix the leak in the external instrument before
a remote connection to the system.
3 Shut-down in an external instrument with a
remote connection to the system.
4 The degasser failed to generate sufficient
vacuum for solvent degassing.
restarting the module.
Check external instruments for a shut-down
condition.
Check the vacuum degasser for an error
condition. Refer to the Service Manual for the
degasser or the 1260 pump that has the
degasser built-in.
Remote Timeout
A not-ready condition is still present on the remote input. When an analysis is
started, the system expects all not-ready conditions (for example, a not-ready
condition during detector balance) to switch to run conditions within one
minute of starting the analysis. If a not-ready condition is still present on the
remote line after one minute the error message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Not-ready condition in one of the
Ensure the instrument showing the not-ready
condition is installed correctly, and is set up
correctly for analysis.
instruments connected to the remote line.
2 Defective remote cable.
Exchange the remote cable.
3 Defective components in the instrument
Check the instrument for defects (refer to the
instrument’s documentation).
showing the not-ready condition.
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Synchronization Lost
During an analysis, the internal synchronization or communication between
one or more of the modules in the system has failed.
The system processors continually monitor the system configuration. If one or
more of the modules is no longer recognized as being connected to the system,
the error message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 CAN cable disconnected.
•
Ensure all the CAN cables are connected
correctly.
•
Ensure all CAN cables are installed correctly.
2 Defective CAN cable.
Exchange the CAN cable.
3 Defective main board in another module.
Switch off the system. Restart the system, and
determine which module or modules are not
recognized by the system.
Leak
A leak was detected in the module.
The signals from the two temperature sensors (leak sensor and
board-mounted temperature-compensation sensor) are used by the leak
algorithm to determine whether a leak is present. When a leak occurs, the leak
sensor is cooled by the solvent. This changes the resistance of the leak sensor
which is sensed by the leak-sensor circuit on the main board.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Loose fittings.
Ensure all fittings are tight.
2 Broken capillary.
Exchange defective capillaries.
3 Loose or leaking purge valve, inlet valve, or
Ensure pump components are seated correctly.
If there are still signs of a leak, exchange the
appropriate seal (purge valve, inlet valve, outlet
valve).
outlet valve.
4 Defective pump seals.
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Exchange the pump seals.
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Leak Sensor Open
The leak sensor in the module has failed (open circuit).
The current through the leak sensor is dependent on temperature. A leak is
detected when solvent cools the leak sensor, causing the leak-sensor current to
change within defined limits. If the current falls outside the lower limit, the
error message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Leak sensor not connected to the main
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
board.
2 Defective leak sensor.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
3 Leak sensor incorrectly routed, being
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
pinched by a metal component.
Leak Sensor Short
The leak sensor in the module has failed (short circuit).
The current through the leak sensor is dependent on temperature. A leak is
detected when solvent cools the leak sensor, causing the leak-sensor current to
change within defined limits. If the current increases above the upper limit,
the error message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Defective flow sensor.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
2 Leak sensor incorrectly routed, being
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
pinched by a metal component.
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Compensation Sensor Open
The ambient-compensation sensor (NTC) on the main board in the module has
failed (open circuit).
The resistance across the temperature compensation sensor (NTC) on the
main board is dependent on ambient temperature. The change in resistance is
used by the leak circuit to compensate for ambient temperature changes. If the
resistance across the sensor increases above the upper limit, the error
message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Defective main board.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
Compensation Sensor Short
The ambient-compensation sensor (NTC) on the main board in the module has
failed (short circuit).
The resistance across the temperature compensation sensor (NTC) on the
main board is dependent on ambient temperature. The change in resistance is
used by the leak circuit to compensate for ambient temperature changes. If the
resistance across the sensor falls below the lower limit, the error message is
generated.
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Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Defective main board.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
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General Error Messages
Fan Failed
The cooling fan in the module has failed.
The hall sensor on the fan shaft is used by the main board to monitor the fan
speed. If the fan speed falls below a certain limit for a certain length of time,
the error message is generated.
This limit is given by 2 revolutions/second for longer than 5 seconds.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Fan cable disconnected.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
2 Defective fan.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
3 Defective main board.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
4 Improperly positioned cables or wires
Ensure the fan is not mechanically blocked.
obstructing fan blades.
Open Cover
The top foam has been removed.
The sensor on the main board detects when the top foam is in place. If the
foam is removed, the fan is switched off, and the error message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 The top foam was removed during operation. Reinstall the top foam.
2 Foam not activating the sensor.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
3 Dirty or defective sensor.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
4 Rear of the module is exposed to strong
Ensure that the rear of module is not directly
exposed to strong sunlight.
direct sunlight.
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Module Error Messages
These errors are pump specific.
Restart Without Cover
The module was restarted with the top cover and foam open.
The sensor on the main board detects when the top foam is in place. If the
module is restarted with the foam removed, the module switches off within
30 s, and the error message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 The module started with the top cover and
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
foam removed.
2 Rear of the module is exposed to strong
direct sunlight.
Ensure that the rear of module is not directly
exposed to strong sunlight.
Pressure Above Upper Limit
The system pressure has exceeded the upper pressure limit.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Upper pressure limit set too low.
Ensure the upper pressure limit is set to a value
suitable for the analysis.
2 Blockage in the flowpath (after the damper). Check for blockage in the flowpath. The
following components are particularly subject to
blockage: inline filter frit, needle (autosampler),
seat capillary (autosampler), sample loop
(autosampler), column frits and capillaries with
small internal diameters (e.g. 50 µm ID).
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3 Defective damper.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
4 Defective main board.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
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Module Error Messages
Pressure Below Lower Limit
The system pressure has fallen below the lower pressure limit.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Lower pressure limit set too high.
Ensure the lower pressure limit is set to a value
suitable for the analysis.
2 Air bubbles in the mobile phase.
•
Ensure solvents are degassed. Purge the
module.
•
Ensure solvent inlet filters are not blocked.
•
Inspect the pump head, capillaries and
fittings for signs of a leak.
•
Purge the module. Run a pressure test to
determine whether the seals or other
module components are defective.
3 Leak.
4 Defective damper.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
5 Defective main board.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
Pressure Signal Missing
The pressure signal of the damper is missing.
The pressure signal of the damper must be within a specific voltage range. If
the pressure signal is missing, the processor detects a voltage of
approximately -120mV across the damper connector.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Damper disconnected.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
2 Defective damper.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
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Module Error Messages
Valve Failed (MCGV/SSV)
Valve 0 Failed: valve A
Valve 1 Failed: valve B
Valve 2 Failed: valve C
Valve 3 Failed: valve D
One of the valves of the multi-channel gradient valve has failed to switch
correctly.
The processor monitors the valve voltage before and after each switching
cycle. If the voltages are outside expected limits, the error message is
generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Gradient valve disconnected.
Ensure the gradient valve is connected correctly.
2 Connection cable (inside instrument) not
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
connected.
3 Connection cable (inside instrument)
defective.
4 Gradient valve defective.
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Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
Exchange the gradient valve.
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Module Error Messages
Inlet-Valve Fuse
The active-inlet valve in the module has drawn excessive current causing the
inlet-valve electronic fuse to open.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Defective active inlet valve.
Restart the module. If the error message
appears again, exchange the active inlet valve.
2 Defective connection cable (front panel to
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
main board).
3 Defective main board.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
Valve Fuse
Valve Fuse 0: Channels A and B
Valve Fuse 1: Channels C and D
The gradient valve in the quaternary pump has drawn excessive current
causing the electronic fuse to open.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Defective gradient valve.
Restart the quaternary pump. If the error
message appears again, exchange the gradient
valve.
2 Defective connection cable (front panel to
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
main board).
3 Defective main board.
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Module Error Messages
Missing Pressure Reading
The pressure readings read by the pump ADC (analog-digital converter) are
missing.
The ADC reads the pressure signal of from the damper every 1ms. If the
readings are missing for longer than 10 seconds, the error message is
generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Damper disconnected.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
2 Defective damper.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
3 Defective main board.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
Pump Configuration
At switch-on, the quaternary pump has recognized a new pump configuration.
The quaternary pump is assigned its configuration at the factory. If the
gradient valve is disconnected, and the quaternary pump is rebooted, the
error message is generated. However, the pump will function as an isocratic
pump in this configuration.The error message reappears after each switch-on.
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Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Gradient valve disconnected.
Reconnect the gradient valve.
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Motor-Drive Power
The current drawn by the pump motor exceeded the maximum limit.
Blockages in the flow path are usually detected by the pressure sensor in the
damper, which result in the pump switching off when the upper pressure limit
is exceeded. If a blockage occurs before the damper, the pressure increase
cannot be detected by the pressure sensor and the module will continue to
pump. As pressure increases, the pump drive draws more current. When the
current reaches the maximum limit, the module is switched off, and the error
message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Flow path blockage in front of the damper.
Ensure the capillaries and frits between the
pump head and damper inlet are free from
blockage.
2 Blocked passive inlet valve.
Exchange the passive inlet valve.
3 Blocked outlet valve.
Exchange the outlet valve.
4 High friction (partial mechanical blockage) in Remove the pump-head assembly. Ensure there
the pump drive assembly.
is no mechanical blockage of the pump-head
assembly or pump drive assembly.
5 Defective pump drive assembly.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
6 Defective main board.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
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Module Error Messages
Encoder Missing
The optical encoder on the pump motor in the module is missing or defective.
The processor checks the presence of the pump encoder connector every
2 seconds. If the connector is not detected by the processor, the error message
is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Defective or disconnected pump encoder
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
connector.
2 Defective pump drive assembly.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
Inlet-Valve Missing
The active-inlet valve in the module is missing or defective.
The processor checks the presence of the active-inlet valve connector every
2 seconds. If the connector is not detected by the processor, the error message
is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Disconnected or defective cable.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
2 Disconnected or defective connection cable
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
(front panel to main board).
3 Defective active inlet valve.
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Temperature Out of Range
The temperature sensor readings in the motor-drive circuit are out of range.
The values supplied to the ADC by the hybrid sensors must be between 0.5 V
and 4.3 V. If the values are outside this range, the error message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Defective main board.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
Temperature Limit Exceeded
The temperature of one of the motor-drive circuits is too high.
The processor continually monitors the temperature of the drive circuits on
the main board. If excessive current is being drawn for long periods, the
temperature of the circuits increases. If the temperature exceeds the upper
limit, the error message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 High friction (partial mechanical blockage) in Ensure the capillaries and frits between the
the pump drive assembly.
2 Partial blockage of the flowpath in front of
pump head and damper inlet are free from
blockage.
Ensure the outlet valve is not blocked.
the damper.
3 Defective pump drive assembly.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
4 Defective main board.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
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Module Error Messages
Servo Restart Failed
The pump motor in the module was unable to move into the correct position
for restarting.
When the module is switched on, the first step is to switch on the C phase of
the variable reluctance motor. The rotor should move to one of the C positions.
The C position is required for the servo to be able to take control of the phase
sequencing with the commutator. If the rotor is unable to move, or if the C
position cannot be reached, the error message is generated.
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Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Disconnected or defective cable.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
2 Blocked passive inlet valve.
Exchange the inlet valve.
3 Mechanical blockage of the module.
Remove the pump-head assembly. Ensure there
is no mechanical blockage of the pump-head
assembly or pump drive assembly.
4 Defective pump drive assembly.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
5 Defective main board.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
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Module Error Messages
Pump Head Missing
The pump-head end stop in the pump was not found.
When the pump restarts, the metering drive moves forward to the mechanical
end stop. Normally, the end stop is reached within 20 seconds, indicated by an
increase in motor current. If the end point is not found within 20 seconds, the
error message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Pump head not installed correctly (screws
Install the pump head correctly. Ensure nothing
(e.g. capillary) is trapped between the pump
head and body.
not secured, or pump head not seated
correctly).
2 Broken piston.
Exchange the piston.
Index Limit
The time required by the piston to reach the encoder index position was too
short (pump).
During initialization, the first piston is moved to the mechanical stop. After
reaching the mechanical stop, the piston reverses direction until the encoder
index position is reached. If the index position is reached too fast, the error
message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Irregular or sticking drive movement.
Remove the pump head, and examine the seals,
pistons, and internal components for signs of
wear, contamination or damage. Exchange
components as required.
2 Defective pump drive assembly.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
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Module Error Messages
Index Adjustment
The encoder index position in the module is out of adjustment.
During initialization, the first piston is moved to the mechanical stop. After
reaching the mechanical stop, the piston reverses direction until the encoder
index position is reached. If the time to reach the index position is too long,
the error message is generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Irregular or sticking drive movement.
Remove the pump head, and examine the seals,
pistons, and internal components for signs of
wear, contamination or damage. Exchange
components as required.
2 Defective pump drive assembly.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
Index Missing
The encoder index position in the module was not found during initialization.
During initialization, the first piston is moved to the mechanical stop. After
reaching the mechanical stop, the piston reverses direction until the encoder
index position is reached. If the index position is not recognized within a
defined time, the error message is generated.
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Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Disconnected or defective encoder cable.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
2 Defective pump drive assembly.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
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Stroke Length
The distance between the lower piston position and the upper mechanical stop
is out of limits (pump).
During initialization, the module monitors the drive current. If the piston
reaches the upper mechanical stop position before expected, the motor
current increases as the module attempts to drive the piston beyond the
mechanical stop. This current increase causes the error message to be
generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Defective pump drive assembly.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
Initialization Failed
The module failed to initialize successfully within the maximum time window.
A maximum time is assigned for the complete pump-initialization cycle. If the
time is exceeded before initialization is complete, the error message is
generated.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Blocked passive inlet valve.
Exchange the inlet valve.
2 Defective pump drive assembly.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
3 Defective main board.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
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Module Error Messages
Wait Timeout
When running certain tests in the diagnostics mode or other special
applications, the pump must wait for the pistons to reach a specific position,
or must wait for a certain pressure or flow to be reached. Each action or state
must be completed within the timeout period, otherwise the error message is
generated.
Possible Reasons for a Wait Timeout:
· Pressure not reached.
· Pump channel A did not reach the delivery phase.
· Pump channel B did not reach the delivery phase.
· Pump channel A did not reach the take-in phase.
· Pump channel B did not reach the take-in phase.
· Solvent volume not delivered within the specified time.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Purge valve open.
Ensure that purge valve is closed.
2 Leak at fittings, purge valve, active inlet
Ensure pump components are seated correctly.
If there are still signs of a leak, exchange the
appropriate seal (purge valve, active inlet valve,
outlet valve, piston seal).
valve, outlet valve or piston seals.
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3 Flow changed after starting test.
Ensure correct operating condition for the
special application in use.
4 Defective pump drive assembly.
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
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Module Error Messages
Solvent Zero Counter
Pump firmware version A.02.32 and higher allow to set solvent bottle fillings
in the data system. If the volume level in the bottle falls below the specified
value the error message appears when the feature is configured accordingly.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Volume in bottle below specified volume.
Refill bottles and reset solvent counters.
2 Incorrect setting.
Make sure the limits are set correctly.
Degasser: cannot read signal
The pump board gets no or wrong pressure signals from the built-in degasser.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Degasser board defect, missing or not
Please contact your Agilent service
representative.
connected to the pump main board.
2 Degasser sensor defect or not connected to
degasser board
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Module Error Messages
Degasser: limit not reached
This error is thrown, if the degasser does not become ready after 8 min, i.e. is
higher than 180 mbar.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Liquid in degasser tubing.
•
Wait for evaporation of liquid.
•
Replace tubing.
•
Replace degasser chamber.
•
Replace vacuum pump.
•
Replace tubing.
•
Replace degasser chamber.
2 Leak in degasser tubing or chamber.
3 Degasser vacuum pump defect.
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Replace vacuum pump.
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Test Functions and Calibration
Introduction
108
System Pressure Test 109
System Pressure Test failed
Leak Rate Test 111
Leak Rate Test Description
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111
This chapter describes the tests for the module.
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Introduction
Introduction
All tests are described based on the Agilent Lab Advisor Software B.01.03.
Other user interfaces may not provide any test or just a few.
For details on the use of the interface refer to the interface documentation.
Table 19
Interfaces and available test functions
Interface
Comment
Agilent Instrument Utilities
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System Pressure Test
Agilent Lab Advisor
All tests are available
Agilent ChemStation
No tests available
Agilent Instant Pilot
Available Function
•
•
System Pressure Test
Leak Rate Test
System Pressure Test
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System Pressure Test
Description
The System Pressure Test is a quick, built-in test designed to demonstrate the
pressure-tightness of the system. The test is required, if problems with small
leaks are suspected, or after maintenance of flow-path components (e.g.,
pump seals, injection seal) to prove pressure tightness up to 400 bar.
For running the test, please refer to the online help of the diagnostic software.
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System Pressure Test
System Pressure Test failed
The test will fail, if the sum of all leaks in the system (pump, autosampler or
column compartment and connections) exceeds the test limit. After isolating
and fixing the cause of the leak, repeat the System Pressure Test to confirm the
system is pressure tight.
Probable cause
Suggested actions
1 Purge valve open.
Close the purge valve.
2 Loose or leaky fittings.
Tighten the fitting or exchange the capillary.
3 Pump: Damaged pump seals or pistons.
Run the Leak Rate Test to confirm the leak.
4 Loose purge valve.
Tighten the purge valve nut (14 mm wrench).
5 Autosampler: Loose or leaky fitting.
Tighten or exchange the fitting or capillary.
6 Autosampler: Rotor seal (injection valve).
Exchange the rotor seal.
7 Autosampler: Damaged metering seal or
Exchange the metering seal. Check the piston
for scratches. Exchange the piston if required.
piston.
8 Autosampler: Needle seat.
Exchange the needle seat.
9 Column compartment: Loose or leaky fitting. Tighten or exchange the fitting or capillary.
10 Column compartment: Rotor seal (column
Exchange the rotor seal.
switching valve).
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Leak Rate Test
Leak Rate Test Description
The Leak Rate Test is a built-in troubleshooting test designed to demonstrate the
leak-tightness of the pump. For running the Leak Rate Test and evaluating test
results, please refer to the online help of LabAdvisor.
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Maintenance
Introduction to Maintenance
Warnings and Cautions
115
Overview of Maintenance
Cleaning the Module
114
117
118
Checking and Cleaning the Solvent Filter
Cleaning the Solvent Filter 120
119
Exchanging the Passive Inlet Valve (PIV)
121
Exchanging the Outlet Valve
122
Exchanging the Purge Valve Frit
124
Removing the Pump Head Assembly
126
Maintenance of a Pump Head Without Seal Wash Option
Seal Wear-in Procedure
128
132
Maintenance of a Pump Head with Seal Wash Option
Reinstalling the Pump Head Assembly
136
Exchanging the Multi-Channel Gradient Valve (MCGV)
Exchanging the Optional Interface Board
138
141
Exchanging the Active Inlet Valve (AIV) or its Cartridge
Replacing the Module Firmware
133
143
145
This chapter describes the maintenance of the module.
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Introduction to Maintenance
Introduction to Maintenance
The module is designed for easy repair. The most frequent repairs such as
piston seal change and purge valve frit change can be done from the front of
the module with the module in place in the system stack.
These repairs are described in “Overview of Maintenance” on page 117.
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Warnings and Cautions
Warnings and Cautions
WA R N I N G
Toxic, flammable and hazardous solvents, samples and reagents
The handling of solvents, samples and reagents can hold health and safety risks.
➔ When working with these substances observe appropriate safety procedures (for
example by wearing goggles, safety gloves and protective clothing) as described in
the material handling and safety data sheet supplied by the vendor and follow good
laboratory practice.
➔ The amount of substances should be reduced to the minimal volume required for
the analysis.
➔ Do not operate the instrument in an explosive atmosphere.
WA R N I N G
Electrical shock
Repair work at the module can lead to personal injuries, e.g. shock hazard, when the
cover is opened.
➔ Do not remove the metal top cover of the module. No serviceable parts inside.
➔ Only certified persons are authorized to carry out repairs inside the module.
WA R N I N G
Personal injury or damage to the product
Agilent is not responsible for any damages caused, in whole or in part, by improper
use of the products, unauthorized alterations, adjustments or modifications to the
products, failure to comply with procedures in Agilent product user guides, or use of
the products in violation of applicable laws, rules or regulations.
➔ Use your Agilent products only in the manner described in the Agilent product user
guides.
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CAUTION
Safety standards for external equipment
➔ If you connect external equipment to the instrument, make sure that you only use
accessory units tested and approved according to the safety standards appropriate
for the type of external equipment.
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Overview of Maintenance
Overview of Maintenance
The following pages describe maintenance (simple repairs) of the pump that
can be carried out without opening the main cover.
Table 20
Simple Repair Procedures
Procedure
Typical Frequency
Notes
“Checking and Cleaning the Solvent
Filter” on page 119
If solvent filter is blocked
Gradient performance problems, intermittent
pressure fluctuations
“Exchanging the Passive Inlet Valve
(PIV)” on page 121
If internally leaking
Pressure ripple unstable, run Leak Rate Test for
verification
“Exchanging the Outlet Valve” on page 122
If internally leaking
Pressure ripple unstable, run Leak Rate Test for
verification
“Exchanging the Purge Valve Frit” on
page 124
If internally leaking
Solvent dripping out of waste outlet when valve
closed
“Exchanging the Purge Valve Frit” on
page 124
If the frit shows indication
of contamination or
blockage
A pressure drop of > 10 bar across the frit
(5 mL/min H2O with purge open) indicates
blockage
“Maintenance of a Pump Head Without Seal
Wash Option” on page 128
If pump performance
indicates seal wear
Leaks at lower pump head side, unstable
retention times, pressure ripple unstable — run
Leak Rate Test for verification
Exchanging pistons, see “Maintenance of a
Pump Head Without Seal Wash Option” on
page 128
If scratched
Seal life time shorter than normally
expected — check pistons while changing the
seals
“Exchanging the Optional Interface
Board” on page 141
If defective
Error condition, indicated by red status
indicator
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Cleaning the Module
Cleaning the Module
The module case should be kept clean. Cleaning should be done with a soft
cloth slightly dampened with water or a solution of water and mild detergent.
Do not use an excessively damp cloth as liquid may drip into the module.
WA R N I N G
Liquid dripping into the electronic compartment of your module.
Liquid in the module electronics can cause shock hazard and damage the module.
➔ Do not use an excessively damp cloth during cleaning.
➔ Drain all solvent lines before opening any fittings.
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Checking and Cleaning the Solvent Filter
Checking and Cleaning the Solvent Filter
CAUTION
Small particles can permanently block the capillaries and valves of the module.
Damage of the module.
➔ Always filter solvents.
➔ Never use the module without solvent inlet filter.
NOTE
If the filter is in good condition the solvent will freely drip out of the solvent tube
(hydrostatic pressure). If the solvent filter is partly blocked only very little solvent will drip
out of the solvent tube.
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Checking and Cleaning the Solvent Filter
Cleaning the Solvent Filter
When
If solvent filter is blocked
Parts required
Description
Concentrated nitric acid (35 %)
LC grade water
Beaker
Preparations
Remove solvent inlet tube from the adapter at the inlet valve.
1 Remove the blocked solvent filter from the bottle-head assembly and place
it in a beaker with concentrated nitric acid (35%) for one hour.
2 Thoroughly flush the filter with LC grade water (remove all nitric acid,
some columns can be damaged by concentrated nitric acid).
3 Reinstall the filter.
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Exchanging the Passive Inlet Valve (PIV)
Exchanging the Passive Inlet Valve (PIV)
When
If internally leaking (backflow)
Tools required
•
•
Parts required
#
Description
G1312-60066
Passive inlet valve
Wrench 14 mm
Pair of Tweezers
1 Remove the front cover.
2 Disconnect the solvent inlet tube from the inlet valve (be aware that solvent
may leak out of the tube due to hydrostatic flow).
3 Using a 14 mm wrench loosen the passive inlet valve and remove the valve
from the pump head.
Figure 14
Passive Inlet Valve
4 Insert the new valve into the pump head. Using the 14 mm wrench turn the
nut until it is hand tight.
5 Using the 14 mm wrench tighten the nut by turning the valve in its final
position (not more than a quarter turn).
6 Reconnect the solvent inlet tube to the passive inlet valve.
7 Reinstall the front cover.
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Exchanging the Outlet Valve
Exchanging the Outlet Valve
When
If internally leaking
Tools required
Wrench 1/4 inch
Wrench 14 mm
Parts required
Preparations
NOTE
#
Description
G1312-60067
Outlet valve, complete
•
•
Switch off pump at the main power switch
Remove the front cover
Before exchanging the outlet valve you can try to clean it in a sonic bath for 5 – 10 min.
Place the valve in an upright position in a small beaker with alcohol.
1 Using a 1/4 inch wrench disconnect the valve capillary
3 Check that the new valve is assembled correctly.
from the outlet valve.
2 Using the 14 mm wrench loosen the valve and remove it
from the pump body.
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4 Reinstall the outlet valve and tighten the valve.
9
5 Reconnect the valve capillary.
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Exchanging the Purge Valve Frit
Exchanging the Purge Valve Frit
When
•
•
Frit – when piston seals are exchanged or when contaminated or blocked (pressure drop of
> 10 bar across the frit at a flow rate of 5 mL/min of H20 with purge valve opened)
Purge valve – if internally leaking
Tools required
•
•
•
Wrench 1/4 inch
Wrench 14 mm
Pair of tweezers or toothpick
Parts required
#
p/n
1
01018-22707
PTFE frit (pack of 5)
1
G1311-60009
Purge valve
1
5067-4728
Seal cap (optional)
Description
(optional)
Preparations
•
•
•
Switch off pump at the main power switch
Remove the front cover
Use a solvent shutoff valve or lift up solvent filters for avoiding leakages.
1 Using a 1/4 inch wrench disconnect the pump outlet
5 Using a pair of tweezers or a toothpick remove the frit.
capillary at the purge valve.
2 Disconnect the waste tube. Beware of leaking solvents
due to hydrostatic pressure.
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3 Using the 14 mm wrench unscrew the purge valve and
remove it.
4 Remove the seal cap from the purge valve.
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NOTE
Before reinstallation always check the gold seal in the
seal cap. A deformed seal cap should be exchanged.
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6 Place a new frit into the purge valve with the orientation
of the frit as shown above.
8 Insert the purge valve into the pump head and locate the
pump outlet capillary and the waste tube.
7 Reinstall the cap with the gold seal.
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9 Tighten the purge valve and reconnect outlet capillary and waste tubing.
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Removing the Pump Head Assembly
Removing the Pump Head Assembly
When
•
•
•
Exchanging the seals
Exchanging the pistons
Exchanging seals of the seal wash option
Tools required
•
•
Wrench 1/4 inch
4-mm hexagonal key
Preparations
•
•
Switch off pump at the main power switch and unplug the power cable
Use a solvent shutoff valve or lift up solvent filters for avoiding leakages
CAUTION
Damage of the pump drive
Starting the pump when the pump head is removed may damage the pump drive.
➔ Never start the pump when the pump head is removed.
1 Remove the front cover.
3 Using a 1/4 inch wrench remove the outlet capillary.
2 If an active inlet valve is installed, disconnect the active
inlet valve cable.
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Next Steps:
4 Disconnect the capillary from the outlet valve.
7 Using a 4 mm hexagonal key, stepwise loosen the two
pump head screws and remove the pump head from the
pump drive.
5 Remove the waste tubing and disconnect the solvent
tubing from the inlet valve.
6 Remove the capillary at the bottom of the pump head.
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Maintenance of a Pump Head Without Seal Wash Option
Maintenance of a Pump Head Without Seal Wash Option
When
In case of maintenance or pump head internal leaks.
Tools required
•
•
Parts required
#
p/n
Description
1
01018-23702
Insert tool
1
5063-6589
Standard seals (pack of 2)
1
or
1
0905-1420
PE seals (pack of 2)
1
5063-6586
Piston
Preparations
128
•
•
•
Wrench 1/4 inch
4-mm hexagonal key
Switch off pump at the main power switch
Remove the front cover
“Removing the Pump Head Assembly” on page 126
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1 Place the pump head on a flat surface. Loosen the lock
screw (two revolutions) and while holding the lower half
of the assembly carefully pull the pump head away from
the piston housing.
9
2 Remove the support rings from the piston housing and lift
the housing away from the pistons.
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3 Check the piston surface and remove any deposits or
layers. Cleaning can be done with alcohol or tooth paste.
Replace piston if scratched.
4 Using the insert tool carefully remove the seal from the
pump head. Remove wear retainers, if still present.
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5 Insert new seals into the pump head.
6 Reassemble the pump head assembly.
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Next Steps:
7 If a standard seal has been installed, run the seal wear-in procedure, see “Seal Wear-in Procedure” on page 132.
8 For the normal phase seal, the purge valve frit should be replaced, see “Exchanging the Purge Valve Frit” on page 124.
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Seal Wear-in Procedure
Seal Wear-in Procedure
Parts required
CAUTION
#
Description
0100-1847
Adapter AIV to solvent inlet tubes
5022-2159
Restriction capillary
Seal damage
➔ This procedure is required for Standard seals (pack of 2) (p/n 5063-6589), but it will
damage the PE seals (pack of 2) (p/n 0905-1420).
1 Place a bottle with 100 mL of isopropanol in the solvent cabinet and place a
tubing (including bottle head assembly) in the bottle.
2 If an AIV is installed, screw the Adapter AIV to solvent inlet tubes (p/n
0100-1847) to the AIV and connect the inlet tube from the bottle head
directly to it.
3 Connect the restriction capillary (5022-2159) to the purge valve. Insert its
other end into a waste container.
4 Open the purge valve and purge the system for 5 minutes with isopropanol
at a flow rate of 2 mL/min.
5 Close the purge valve, set the flow to a rate adequate to achieve a pressure
of 350 bar. Pump 15 min at this pressure to wear in the seals. The pressure
can be monitored using your instrument control software or tool.
6 Turn OFF the pump, slowly open the purge valve to release the pressure
from the system, disconnect the restriction capillary and reinstall the bottle
with the solvent for your application.
7 Rinse your system with the solvent used for your next application.
8 Replace the purge valve frit, see “Exchanging the Purge Valve Frit” on
page 124.
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Maintenance of a Pump Head with Seal Wash Option
When
When maintaining seal wash option
Tools required
•
Parts required
Preparations
4-mm hexagonal key
#
p/n
Description
1
01018-23702
Insert tool
1
0905-1175
Wash seal
1
5062-2484
Gasket, seal wash (pack of 6)
•
•
•
•
•
Switch off pump at the main power switch
Remove the front cover
Use a solvent shutoff valve or lift up solvent filters for avoiding leakages
Remove the pump head, see “Removing the Pump Head Assembly” on page 126
Remove the wash solvent tubings from the support ring inlet and outlet
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Maintenance of a Pump Head with Seal Wash Option
1 Remove the seal holder and the seal wash support rings
from the piston housing. Remove the seal holder from the
support ring assembly.
2 Using the blade of a flat-blade screwdriver remove the
seal wash gasket and the secondary seal from the
support ring. The removed seal will be damaged and
cannot be re-used!
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3 Using the insert tool press the wash seal (spring pointing 4 Place a seal wash gasket in the recess of the support ring.
upwards) into the recess of the support ring.
Put the seal holder on top of the gasket.
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5 Place the support rings on the piston housing (pistons not 6 Insert the pistons and carefully press them into the seal.
installed) and snap the pump head and piston housing
together.
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7 Tighten the lock screw.
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Maintenance
Reinstalling the Pump Head Assembly
Reinstalling the Pump Head Assembly
When
When reassembling the pump
Tools required
•
Parts required
#
Description
79846-65501
Pump head grease
4-mm hexagonal key
1 Apply a small amount of grease on the back of the
2 Slide the pump head assembly onto the pump drive.
pistons.
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3 Using a 4 mm hexagonal key tighten the pump head
screws stepwise with increasing torque.
9
4 Reconnect all capillaries, tubes and (if installed) the
active inlet valve cable to its connector.
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5 Reinstall the front cover.
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Maintenance
Exchanging the Multi-Channel Gradient Valve (MCGV)
Exchanging the Multi-Channel Gradient Valve (MCGV)
Tools required
Parts required
Preparations
NOTE
138
Screwdriver Pozidriv #1
#
p/n
Description
1
G1311-69701
MCGV (exchange assembly)
•
•
•
Switch off pump at the main power switch
Remove the front cover
Use a solvent shutoff valve or lift up solvent filters for avoiding leakages.
The life time of the multi-channel gradient valve can be increased by regularly flushing the
valve, especially when using buffers. If using buffers, flush all channels of the valve with
water to prevent precipitation of the buffer, otherwise salt crystals could drop into an
unused channel and form plugs that may cause leaks of that channel. Such leaks will
interfere with the general performance of the valve. When using buffers in combination
with organic solvents in the Agilent 1260 Infinity Quaternary Pump it is recommended to
connect the aequous solutions/buffers to one of the bottom ports and the organic solvent
to one of the upper gradient valve ports. It is best to have the organic channel directly above
the buffer channel (e.g., A - buffer, B - organic solvent).
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Exchanging the Multi-Channel Gradient Valve (MCGV)
1 Disconnect the connecting tube, waste tube and the
solvent tubes from the MCGV, unclip them from the tube
clips and place them into the solvent cabinet to avoid flow
by hydrostatic pressure.
9
2 Press the lower sides of the cover to unclip it. Remove the
cover.
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3 Disconnect the MCGV cable, unscrew the two screws
and remove the valve.
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4 Place the new MCGV into position. Make sure that
channel A of the MCGV is put at the bottom-right
position. Tighten the two screws and connect the cable to
its connector.
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5 Install the MCGV cover. Reconnect the waste funnel with 6 Reconnect the tube from the inlet valve to the middle
the waste tube holder in the top cover. Insert waste tube
in the holder in the leak pan and clip tube to the MCGV
cover.
position of the MCGV. Connect solvent tubes for channels
A-D from the MCGV to the degasser outlets.
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Exchanging the Optional Interface Board
Exchanging the Optional Interface Board
When
Parts required
CAUTION
Board defective
#
p/n
Description
1
G1351-68701
Interface board (BCD) with external contacts and BCD outputs
Electronic boards are static sensitive and should be handled with care so as not to
damage them. Touching electronic boards and components can cause electrostatic
discharge (ESD).
ESD can damage electronic boards and components.
➔ Be sure to hold the board by the edges and do not touch the electrical components.
Always use an ESD protection (for example, an ESD wrist strap) when handling
electronic boards and components.
1 Switch off the pump at the main power switch, unplug the pump from line
power.
2 Disconnect cables from the interfaceboard connectors.
3 Loosen the screws. Slide out the interface board from the pump.
4 Install the new interface board. Secure screws.
5 Reconnect the cables to the board connector.
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6 Reconnect the pump to line power.
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Exchanging the Interface Board
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Exchanging the Active Inlet Valve (AIV) or its Cartridge
9
Exchanging the Active Inlet Valve (AIV) or its Cartridge
When
If internally leaking (backflow)
Tools required
•
•
Parts required
#
Preparations
Wrench 14 mm
Pair of Tweezers
p/n
Description
1
G1312-60025
Active inlet valve body (optional), without cartridge
1
5062-8562
Active Inlet Valve Cartridge (400 bar)
1
G1311-67304
Connecting tube, MCGV to AIV
•
•
Switch off pump at the main power switch and unplug the power cable
Use a solvent shutoff valve or lift up solvent filters for avoiding leakages
NOTE
The active inlet valve can be installed for highest method backward compatibility or special
applications. This is a configuration change which is not covered by the specifications for
this module.
NOTE
By default, 1260 Infinity pumps do not have an active inlet valve. The first time an AIV shall
be installed, a connector and cable to the main board must be installed by the service and a
different connection tube is needed.
1 Remove the front cover.
2 Unplug the active inlet valve cable from the connector.
3 Disconnect the solvent inlet tube from the inlet valve (be aware that solvent
may leak out of the tube due to hydrostatic flow).
4 Unscrew the adapter from the active inlet valve.
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5 Using a 14 mm wrench loosen the active inlet valve and remove the valve
from the pump head.
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Active Inlet Valve Assembly
6 Using a pair of tweezers remove the valve cartridge from the actuator
assembly.
7 Before inserting the new valve cartridge clean the area in the actuator
assembly. Flush the cartridge area thoroughly with alcohol.
8 Insert a new cartridge into the actuator assembly (make sure the valve
cartridge is completely inserted into the actuator assembly).
9 Insert the new valve into the pump head. Using the 14 mm wrench turn the
nut until it is hand tight.
10 Position the valve so that the solvent inlet tube connection points towards
the front.
11 Using the 14 mm wrench tighten the nut by turning the valve in its final
position (not more than a quarter turn).
12 Reconnect the adapter at the active inlet valve.
13 Reconnect the solvent inlet tube to the adapter. Reconnect the active inlet
valve cable to the connector in the Z-panel.
14 Reinstall the front cover.
15 Purge the system with 30 mL of solvent in order to achieve a low pressure
ripple, see “Regular Priming” on page 59.
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9
Replacing the Module Firmware
When
The installation of newer firmware might be necessary
• if a newer version solves problems of older versions or
• to keep all systems on the same (validated) revision.
The installation of older firmware might be necessary
• to keep all systems on the same (validated) revision or
• if a new module with newer firmware is added to a system or
• if third part control software requires a special version.
Tools required
•
•
•
Parts required
#
Description
1
Firmware, tools and documentation from Agilent web site
Preparations
LAN/RS-232 Firmware Update Tool or
Agilent Diagnostic Software
Instant Pilot G4208A (only if supported by module)
Read update documentation provided with the Firmware Update Tool.
To upgrade/downgrade the module’s firmware carry out the following
steps:
1 Download the required module firmware, the latest LAN/RS-232 FW
Update Tool and the documentation from the Agilent web.
• http://www.chem.agilent.com/scripts/cag_firmware.asp.
2 To load the firmware into the module follow the instructions in the
documentation.
Module Specific Information
There is no specific information for this module.
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Parts and Materials for Maintenance
Pump Head Assembly Without Seal Wash
148
Pump Head Assembly with Seal Wash Option
Outlet Valve
152
Purge Valve Assembly
153
Active Inlet Valve Assembly
Accessory Kit
Solvent Cabinet
154
155
Seal Wash Option Kit
156
157
Bottle Head Assembly
Hydraulic Path
150
158
159
This chapter provides information on parts for maintenance.
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Pump Head Assembly Without Seal Wash
Pump Head Assembly Without Seal Wash
Item p/n
Description
G1312-60064
Pump Head without Seal Wash
1
5067-4695
Sapphire piston (default)
2
G1312-60062
Piston housing (incl. spring)
3
G4220-63015
Support Ring without Seal Wash
4
0905-1503
Piston seal PTFE, carbon filled, black (pack of 2), default
or
4
0905-1719
Pump Seal PE, yellow (pack of 2)
5
G1312-25260
Pump housing
6
G1312-60066
Passive inlet valve
or
G1312-60025
Active inlet valve body (optional), without cartridge
5062-8562
Active Inlet Valve Cartridge (400 bar)
7
G1312-60067
Outlet valve, complete
8
5042-1303
Screw lock
9
G1312-60061
Purge valve assembly
10
0515-2118
Screw M5, 60 mm long
G4220-24013
Backup Ring for Support Ring
Complete pump head assembly contains items 1-5 and item 8.
For pistons and piston seals, see “Choosing the Right Pump Seals” on page 72.
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10
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Pump Head Assembly with Seal Wash Option
Pump Head Assembly with Seal Wash Option
Item p/n
Description
G1312-60065
Pump Head with Seal Wash
1
5067-4695
Sapphire piston (default)
2
G1312-60062
Piston housing (incl. spring)
3
G4220-63010
Support Ring (Seal Wash)
4
0905-1175
Wash seal PTFE, carbon filled
or
4
0905-1718
Wash Seal PE
0890-1764
Tubing, wash option
5
01018-07102
Gasket (Seal wash)
6
G4220-26210
Seal Holder
G4220-24013
Backup Ring for Support Ring
0905-1503
Piston seal PTFE, carbon filled, black (pack of 2), default
7
or
7
0905-1719
Pump Seal PE, yellow (pack of 2)
8
G1312-25260
Pump housing
9
G1312-60066
Passive inlet valve
or
9
150
G1312-60025
Active inlet valve body (optional), without cartridge
5062-8562
Active Inlet Valve Cartridge (400 bar)
10
G1312-60067
Outlet valve, complete
11
5042-1303
Screw lock
12
G1312-60061
Purge valve assembly
13
0515-2118
Screw M5, 60 mm long
14
G1311-60161
Seal wash pump assembly
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Complete pump head assembly with seal wash option includes items 1-8 and
items 11, 13 and 14.
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Outlet Valve
Outlet Valve
p/n
Description
G1312-60067
Outlet valve, complete
Figure 19
152
Outlet Valve
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Purge Valve Assembly
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Purge Valve Assembly
Item p/n
Description
1
G1312-60061
Purge valve assembly
2
01018-22707
PTFE frit (pack of 5)
3
5067-4728
Seal cap
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Active Inlet Valve Assembly
Active Inlet Valve Assembly
Item p/n
Description
1
G1312-60025
Active inlet valve without cartridge
2
5062-8562
Active Inlet Valve Cartridge (400 bar)
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Active Inlet Valve Assembly
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Accessory Kit
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Accessory Kit
Accessory Kit G1311-68755
p/n
Description
5062-2461
Waste tube, 5 m (reorder pack)
5063-6527
Tubing assembly, i.d. 6 mm, o.d. 9 mm, 1.2 m (to waste)
5181-1519
CAN cable, Agilent module to module, 1 m
5988-8453EN
Capillary/fitting starter kit brochure
9222-0519
Bag, plastic
G1329-87300
Capillary 0.17 mm, 900 mm
G1311-90107
Algae note
5042-9954
Tubing clip (2x), re-order 4/pk
G1311-60003
Bottle-head assembly
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Seal Wash Option Kit
Seal Wash Option Kit
156
p/n
Description
G1311-60161
Seal wash pump assembly
5042-8507
Seal wash pump cartridge (silicone tubing)
5062-2465
Support ring, seal wash
0905-1175
Secondary seal (pre-installed in support rings)
5062-2484
Gasket, seal wash (pack of 6)
5001-3743
Seal holder
0890-1764
Silicone rubber tubing 1 mm i.d. (3 m)
5063-6589
Standard seals (pack of 2)
01018-2370
Seals insert tool
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Solvent Cabinet
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Solvent Cabinet
Item p/n
Description
1
5065-9981
Solvent cabinet, including all plastic parts
2
5043-0207
Name plate 1260
4
5042-8567
Leak pan
5
9301-1420
Solvent bottle, transparent
6
9301-1450
Solvent bottle, amber
7
G1311-60003
Bottle-head assembly
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Bottle Head Assembly
Bottle Head Assembly
Item p/n
Description
G1311-60003
Bottle-head assembly
1
5063-6598
Ferrules with lock ring (10x)
2
5063-6599
Tube screw (10x)
3
Wire marker
4
5062-2483
Solvent tubing, 5 m
5
5062-8517
Inlet filter adapter (pack of 4)
6
5041-2168
Solvent inlet filter, 20 µm
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Bottle-Head Assembly Parts
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Hydraulic Path
10
Hydraulic Path
Item p/n
Description
1
Outlet capillary, pump to injector device
G1312-67305
or
1
G1329-87300
Outlet capillary, pump to thermostattable autosampler
G1311-60003
Bottle-head assembly
2
G1322-67300
Kit of 4 solvent tubes for connection degasser to MCGV (Quaternary
Pump) including labels
3
G1311-81600
Capillary, piston 1 to damper
4
G1311-81601
Capillary, damper to piston 2
5
5067-4693
Connecting tube, MCGV to PIV
or
5
G1311-67304
Connecting tube, MCGV to AIV
6
5062-2461
Waste tube, 5 m (reorder pack)
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Hydraulic Path
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Hydraulic Flow Path of the Quaternary Pump
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Identifying Cables
Cable Overview
162
Analog Cables
164
Remote Cables
166
BCD Cables
169
CAN/LAN Cables
171
External Contact Cable
Agilent Module to PC
172
173
Agilent 1200 Module to Printer
174
This chapter provides information on cables used with the Agilent 1200 Infinity
Series modules.
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Cable Overview
Cable Overview
NOTE
Never use cables other than the ones supplied by Agilent Technologies to ensure proper
functionality and compliance with safety or EMC regulations.
Analog cables
p/n
Description
35900-60750
Agilent module to 3394/6 integrators
35900-60750
Agilent 35900A A/D converter
01046-60105
Analog cable (BNC to general purpose, spade lugs)
Remote cables
p/n
Description
03394-60600
Agilent module to 3396A Series I integrators
3396 Series II / 3395A integrator, see details in section “Remote Cables” on
page 166
03396-61010
Agilent module to 3396 Series III / 3395B integrators
5061-3378
Agilent module to Agilent 35900 A/D converters (or HP 1050/1046A/1049A)
01046-60201
Agilent module to general purpose
BCD cables
162
p/n
Description
03396-60560
Agilent module to 3396 integrators
G1351-81600
Agilent module to general purpose
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Cable Overview
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CAN cables
p/n
Description
5181-1516
CAN cable, Agilent module to module, 0.5 m
5181-1519
CAN cable, Agilent module to module, 1 m
LAN cables
p/n
Description
5023-0203
Cross-over network cable, shielded, 3 m (for point to point connection)
5023-0202
Twisted pair network cable, shielded, 7 m (for point to point connection)
External Contact Cable
p/n
Description
G1103-61611
External contact cable - Agilent module interface board to general purposes
RS-232 cables
p/n
Description
G1530-60600
RS-232 cable, 2 m
RS232-61600
RS-232 cable, 2.5 m
Instrument to PC, 9-to-9 pin (female). This cable has special pin-out, and is not
compatible with connecting printers and plotters. It's also called "Null Modem
Cable" with full handshaking where the wiring is made between pins 1-1, 2-3, 3-2,
4-6, 5-5, 6-4, 7-8, 8-7, 9-9.
5181-1561
RS-232 cable, 8 m
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Analog Cables
Analog Cables
One end of these cables provides a BNC connector to be connected to Agilent
modules. The other end depends on the instrument to which connection is
being made.
Agilent Module to 3394/6 Integrators
p/n 35900-60750
Pin 3394/6
Pin Agilent
module
1
164
Signal Name
Not connected
2
Shield
Analog -
3
Center
Analog +
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Analog Cables
11
Agilent Module to BNC Connector
p/n 8120-1840
Pin BNC
Pin Agilent
module
Signal Name
Shield
Shield
Analog -
Center
Center
Analog +
Pin Agilent
module
Signal Name
Agilent Module to General Purpose
p/n 01046-60105
Pin 3394/6
1
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2
Black
Analog -
3
Red
Analog +
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Remote Cables
Remote Cables
One end of these cables provides a Agilent Technologies APG (Analytical
Products Group) remote connector to be connected to Agilent modules. The
other end depends on the instrument to be connected to.
Agilent Module to 3396A Integrators
p/n 03394-60600
Pin 3394
Pin Agilent
module
Signal Name
9
1 - White
Digital ground
NC
2 - Brown
Prepare run
Low
3
3 - Gray
Start
Low
NC
4 - Blue
Shut down
Low
NC
5 - Pink
Not connected
NC
6 - Yellow
Power on
High
5,14
7 - Red
Ready
High
1
8 - Green
Stop
Low
NC
9 - Black
Start request
Low
13, 15
Active
(TTL)
Not connected
Agilent Module to 3396 Series II / 3395A Integrators
Use the cable Agilent module to 3396A Series I integrators (p/n 03394-60600)
and cut pin #5 on the integrator side. Otherwise the integrator prints START;
not ready.
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Remote Cables
11
Agilent Module to 3396 Series III / 3395B Integrators
p/n 03396-61010
Pin 33XX
Pin Agilent
module
Signal Name
9
1 - White
Digital ground
NC
2 - Brown
Prepare run
Low
3
3 - Gray
Start
Low
NC
4 - Blue
Shut down
Low
NC
5 - Pink
Not connected
NC
6 - Yellow
Power on
High
14
7 - Red
Ready
High
4
8 - Green
Stop
Low
NC
9 - Black
Start request
Low
13, 15
Active
(TTL)
Not connected
Agilent Module to Agilent 35900 A/D Converters
p/n 5061-3378
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Pin 35900 A/D Pin Agilent
module
Signal Name
Active
(TTL)
1 - White
1 - White
Digital ground
2 - Brown
2 - Brown
Prepare run
Low
3 - Gray
3 - Gray
Start
Low
4 - Blue
4 - Blue
Shut down
Low
5 - Pink
5 - Pink
Not connected
6 - Yellow
6 - Yellow
Power on
High
7 - Red
7 - Red
Ready
High
8 - Green
8 - Green
Stop
Low
9 - Black
9 - Black
Start request
Low
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Remote Cables
Agilent Module to General Purpose
p/n 01046-60201
168
Pin Universal
Pin Agilent
module
Signal Name
Active
(TTL)
1 - White
Digital ground
2 - Brown
Prepare run
Low
3 - Gray
Start
Low
4 - Blue
Shut down
Low
5 - Pink
Not connected
6 - Yellow
Power on
High
7 - Red
Ready
High
8 - Green
Stop
Low
9 - Black
Start request
Low
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BCD Cables
11
BCD Cables
One end of these cables provides a 15-pin BCD connector to be connected to
the Agilent modules. The other end depends on the instrument to be
connected to
Agilent Module to General Purpose
p/n G1351-81600
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Pin Agilent
module
Signal Name
BCD Digit
Green
1
BCD 5
20
Violet
2
BCD 7
80
Blue
3
BCD 6
40
Yellow
4
BCD 4
10
Black
5
BCD 0
1
Orange
6
BCD 3
8
Red
7
BCD 2
4
Brown
8
BCD 1
2
Gray
9
Digital ground
Gray
Gray/pink
10
BCD 11
800
Red/blue
11
BCD 10
400
White/green
12
BCD 9
200
Brown/green
13
BCD 8
100
not connected
14
not connected
15
+5V
Low
169
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BCD Cables
Agilent Module to 3396 Integrators
p/n 03396-60560
170
Pin 3396
Pin Agilent
module
Signal Name
BCD Digit
1
1
BCD 5
20
2
2
BCD 7
80
3
3
BCD 6
40
4
4
BCD 4
10
5
5
BCD0
1
6
6
BCD 3
8
7
7
BCD 2
4
8
8
BCD 1
2
9
9
Digital ground
NC
15
+5V
Low
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CAN/LAN Cables
11
CAN/LAN Cables
Both ends of this cable provide a modular plug to be connected to
Agilent modules CAN or LAN connectors.
CAN Cables
p/n
Description
5181-1516
CAN cable, Agilent module to module, 0.5 m
5181-1519
CAN cable, Agilent module to module, 1 m
LAN Cables
p/n
Description
5023-0203
Cross-over network cable, shielded, 3 m (for point to point connection)
5023-0202
Twisted pair network cable, shielded, 7 m (for point to point connection)
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External Contact Cable
External Contact Cable
5
10
15
1
6
11
One end of this cable provides a 15-pin plug to be connected to
Agilent modules interface board. The other end is for general purpose.
Agilent Module Interface Board to general purposes
p/n G1103-61611
172
Color
Pin Agilent
module
Signal Name
White
1
EXT 1
Brown
2
EXT 1
Green
3
EXT 2
Yellow
4
EXT 2
Grey
5
EXT 3
Pink
6
EXT 3
Blue
7
EXT 4
Red
8
EXT 4
Black
9
Not connected
Violet
10
Not connected
Grey/pink
11
Not connected
Red/blue
12
Not connected
White/green
13
Not connected
Brown/green
14
Not connected
White/yellow
15
Not connected
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Agilent Module to PC
11
Agilent Module to PC
p/n
Description
G1530-60600
RS-232 cable, 2 m
RS232-61600
RS-232 cable, 2.5 m
Instrument to PC, 9-to-9 pin (female). This cable has special pin-out, and is not
compatible with connecting printers and plotters. It's also called "Null Modem
Cable" with full handshaking where the wiring is made between pins 1-1, 2-3, 3-2,
4-6, 5-5, 6-4, 7-8, 8-7, 9-9.
5181-1561
RS-232 cable, 8 m
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Agilent 1200 Module to Printer
Agilent 1200 Module to Printer
174
p/n
Description
5181-1529
Cable Printer Serial & Parallel, is a SUB-D 9 pin female vs. Centronics connector
on the other end (NOT FOR FW UPDATE). For use with G1323 Control Module.
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Appendix
General Safety Information
176
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
Batteries Information
Radio Interference
Sound Emission
179
180
181
182
Solvent Information
183
Agilent Technologies on Internet
184
This chapter provides addition information on safety, legal and web.
Agilent Technologies
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General Safety Information
General Safety Information
The following general safety precautions must be observed during all phases of
operation, service, and repair of this instrument. Failure to comply with these
precautions or with specific warnings elsewhere in this manual violates safety
standards of design, manufacture, and intended use of the instrument. Agilent
Technologies assumes no liability for the customer’s failure to comply with
these requirements.
WA R N I N G
Ensure the proper usage of the equipment.
The protection provided by the equipment may be impaired.
➔ The operator of this instrument is advised to use the equipment in a manner as
specified in this manual.
Safety Standards
This is a Safety Class I instrument (provided with terminal for protective
earthing) and has been manufactured and tested according to international
safety standards.
Operation
Before applying power, comply with the installation section. Additionally the
following must be observed.
Do not remove instrument covers when operating. Before the instrument is
switched on, all protective earth terminals, extension cords,
auto-transformers, and devices connected to it must be connected to a
protective earth via a ground socket. Any interruption of the protective earth
grounding will cause a potential shock hazard that could result in serious
personal injury. Whenever it is likely that the protection has been impaired,
the instrument must be made inoperative and be secured against any intended
operation.
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General Safety Information
12
Make sure that only fuses with the required rated current and of the specified
type (normal blow, time delay, and so on) are used for replacement. The use of
repaired fuses and the short-circuiting of fuse holders must be avoided.
Some adjustments described in the manual, are made with power supplied to
the instrument, and protective covers removed. Energy available at many
points may, if contacted, result in personal injury.
Any adjustment, maintenance, and repair of the opened instrument under
voltage should be avoided whenever possible. When inevitable, this has to be
carried out by a skilled person who is aware of the hazard involved. Do not
attempt internal service or adjustment unless another person, capable of
rendering first aid and resuscitation, is present. Do not replace components
with power cable connected.
Do not operate the instrument in the presence of flammable gases or fumes.
Operation of any electrical instrument in such an environment constitutes a
definite safety hazard.
Do not install substitute parts or make any unauthorized modification to the
instrument.
Capacitors inside the instrument may still be charged, even though the
instrument has been disconnected from its source of supply. Dangerous
voltages, capable of causing serious personal injury, are present in this
instrument. Use extreme caution when handling, testing and adjusting.
When working with solvents please observe appropriate safety procedures
(e.g. goggles, safety gloves and protective clothing) as described in the material
handling and safety data sheet by the solvent vendor, especially when toxic or
hazardous solvents are used.
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General Safety Information
Safety Symbols
Table 21
Safety Symbols
Symbol
Description
The apparatus is marked with this symbol when the user should refer to the
instruction manual in order to protect risk of harm to the operator and to
protect the apparatus against damage.
Indicates dangerous voltages.
Indicates a protected ground terminal.
Indicates eye damage may result from directly viewing the light produced
by the deuterium lamp used in this product.
The apparatus is marked with this symbol when hot surfaces are available
and the user should not touch it when heated up.
WA R N I N G
A WARNING
alerts you to situations that could cause physical injury or death.
➔ Do not proceed beyond a warning until you have fully understood and met the
indicated conditions.
CAUTION
A CAUTION
alerts you to situations that could cause loss of data, or damage of equipment.
➔ Do not proceed beyond a caution until you have fully understood and met the
indicated conditions.
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The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
12
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
Abstract
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive
(2002/96/EC), adopted by EU Commission on 13 February 2003, is
introducing producer responsibility on all electric and electronic appliances
starting with 13 August 2005.
NOTE
This product complies with the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC) marking requirements. The
affixed label indicates that you must not discard this electrical/electronic product in
domestic household waste.
Product Category:
With reference to the equipment types in the WEEE Directive Annex I, this product is
classed as a Monitoring and Control Instrumentation product.
NOTE
Do not dispose off in domestic household waste
To return unwanted products, contact your local Agilent office, or see www.agilent.com for
more information.
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Batteries Information
Batteries Information
WA R N I N G
Lithium batteries may not be disposed-off into the domestic waste. Transportation of
discharged Lithium batteries through carriers regulated by IATA/ICAO, ADR, RID,
IMDG is not allowed.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
➔ Discharged Lithium batteries shall be disposed off locally according to national
waste disposal regulations for batteries.
➔ Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the equipment
manufacturer.
WA R N I N G
Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering.
Udskiftning må kun ske med batteri af samme fabrikat og type.
➔ Lever det brugte batteri tilbage til leverandøren.
WA R N I N G
Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare.
Ved udskiftning benyttes kun batteri som anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten.
➔ Brukt batteri returneres appararleverandoren.
NOTE
180
Bij dit apparaat zijn batterijen geleverd. Wanneer deze leeg zijn, moet u ze niet weggooien
maar inleveren als KCA.
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Radio Interference
12
Radio Interference
Cables supplied by Agilent Technologies are screened to provide optimized
protection against radio interference. All cables are in compliance with safety
or EMC regulations.
Test and Measurement
If test and measurement equipment is operated with unscreened cables, or
used for measurements on open set-ups, the user has to assure that under
operating conditions the radio interference limits are still met within the
premises.
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Sound Emission
Sound Emission
Manufacturer’s Declaration
This statement is provided to comply with the requirements of the German
Sound Emission Directive of 18 January 1991.
This product has a sound pressure emission (at the operator position) < 70 dB.
• Sound Pressure Lp < 70 dB (A)
• At Operator Position
• Normal Operation
• According to ISO 7779:1988/EN 27779/1991 (Type Test)
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Solvent Information
12
Solvent Information
Observe the following recommendations on the use of solvents.
• Brown glass ware can avoid growth of algae.
• Small particles can permanently block capillaries and valves. Therefore
always filter solvents through 0.4 µm filters.
• Avoid the use of the following steel-corrosive solvents:
• Solutions of alkali halides and their respective acids (for example,
lithium iodide, potassium chloride, and so on),
• High concentrations of inorganic acids like sulfuric acid and nitric acid,
especially at higher temperatures (if your chromatography method
allows, replace by phosphoric acid or phosphate buffer which are less
corrosive against stainless steel),
• Halogenated solvents or mixtures which form radicals and/or acids, for
example:
2CHCl3 + O2 → 2COCl2 + 2HCl
This reaction, in which stainless steel probably acts as a catalyst, occurs
quickly with dried chloroform if the drying process removes the
stabilizing alcohol,
• Chromatographic grade ethers, which can contain peroxides (for
example, THF, dioxane, di-isopropylether) such ethers should be filtered
through dry aluminium oxide which adsorbs the peroxides,
• Solvents containing strong complexing agents (e.g. EDTA),
• Mixtures of carbon tetrachloride with 2-propanol or THF.
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Agilent Technologies on Internet
Agilent Technologies on Internet
For the latest information on products and services visit our worldwide web
site on the Internet at:
http://www.agilent.com
Select Products/Chemical Analysis
It will provide also the latest firmware of the modules for download.
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Index
B
solvent zero counter
configuration
one stack
105
46
8
8-bit configuration switch
on-board LAN 27
without On-Board LAN
29
ball-screw drive 12
battery
safety information 180
BCD
cable 169
bench space 38
blockage 97
bottle head assembly 158
buffer application 64
buffer solution 10, 138
A
C
active inlet valve cartridge 143
active inlet valve 143, 154
active seal wash 10, 71
adapter 143
Agilent Diagnostic software 81
Agilent Lab Advisor software 81
Agilent Lab Advisor 81
Agilent
on internet 184
algae growth 65
algae 183
alternative seal material 72
ambient operating temperature 39
ambient non-operating temperature 39
analog output 41
analog signal 24
analog
cable 164
apg remote 25
AUTO mode 16
cable
analog 164
BCD 169
CAN 171
external contact 172
interface 51
LAN 171
remote 166
RS-232 173
cables
analog 162
BCD 162
CAN 163
external contact 163
LAN 163
overview 162
remote 162
RS-232 163
CAN
cable 171
cautions and warnings 115
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Communication settings
RS-232C 30
compensation sensor open 90
compensation sensor short 90
composition precision 40
composition range 40
compressibility compensation 15, 40,
73
condensation 38
configuration
one stack 46
connections, flow 54
control software 53
D
damaged parts 44
defect on arrival 44
delay volume 14, 40
delivery checklist 44
Diagnostic software 81
dimensions 39
dual piston in-series design
11
E
electrical connections
descriptions of 19
electronic waste 179
electrostatic discharge (ESD) 141
EMF
early maintenance feedback 17
encoder missing 98
error messages
fan failed 91
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pump error 92
error messages
compensation sensor open 90
compensation sensor short 90
encoder missing 98
ignition without cover 91, 91
index adjustment 102
index limit 101
index missing 102
initialization failed 103
inlet valve fuse 95
inlet-valve missing 98
leak sensor open 89
leak sensor short 89
leak 88
missing pressure reading 96
motor drive power 97
pressure above upper limit 92
pressure below lower limit 93
pump configuration 96
pump head missing 101
remote timeout 87
selection valve failed 93
servo restart failed 100
shut-down 87
stroke length 103
synchronization lost 88
temperature limit exceeded 99
temperature out of range 99
timeout 86
valve failed 94
valve fuse 95
error message
wait timeout 104
error
solvent zero counter 105
exchanging
active inlet valve cartridge 143
active inlet valve 143
inlet valve 117
186
multi channel gradient valve
(MCGV) 138
outlet valve 117, 122
passive inlet valve 121
pistons 117
pump seals 117
purge valve frit 117, 124
purge valve 117, 124
external contact
cable 172
F
fan failed 91
firmware
updates 145, 145
upgade/downgrade 145
upgrade/downgrade 145
flow accuracy 40
flow connections 54
flow precision 40
flow range 40
frequency range 39
G
general error messages 86
gradient formation 40
gradient valve 138
H
hexagonal key, 4 mm 126, 128, 133,
136
hints for successful use 64
humidity 39
hydraulic path 159
hydraulic system 40
I
index limit
101
index adjustment 102
index missing 102
initialization failed 103
inlet-valve fuse 95
inlet-valve missing 98
installation, pump module 49
installation
bench space 38
instrument layout 18
interface cables 51
interfaces 21
internet 184
introduction to the pump 10
L
LAN
cable 171
leak rate test 111
leak sensor open 89
leak sensor short 89
leak 88
line frequency 39
line voltage 39
lithium batteries 180
M
maintenance
feedback 17
overview 117
replacing firmware 145, 145
materials in contact with mobile
phase 14
message
ignition without cover 91, 91
remote timeout 87
missing pressure reading 96
missing parts 44
motor-drive power 97
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(MCGV) 138
N
non-operating altitude 39
non-operating temperature 39
O
operating Altitude 39
operating temperature 39
operational pressure range 40
optimization
stack configuration 46
outlet valve 122, 152
overview, pump 11
P
packaging
damaged 44
parts identification
cables 161
parts
active inlet valve 154
bottle head assembly 158
damaged 44
hydraulic path 159
missing 44
outlet valve 152
pump head with seal wash 150
pump head 148
solvent cabinet 157
passive inlet valve 121
pH range 40
physical specifications 39
piston chamber 11
piston 64
power supply indicator 78
power consideration 36
power consumption 39
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power switch 50
pressure above upper limit 92
pressure below lower limit 93
pressure range 72
pressure pulsation 15, 40, 73
pressure, operating range 40
pressure 11
priming
with a pump 59
proportioning valve, high-spped 11
PTFE frit 124
pump error messages 92
pump head with seal wash 150
pump head missing 101
pump configuration 96
pump head assembly 148
pump piston 64
purge valve frit 64
purge valve 124
R
radio interference 181
reassembling the pump head 136
recommended pH range 40
remote
cable 166
removing
pump head assembly 126
repairs
cautions and warnings 115
replacing firmware 145, 145
restart without cover 92
RS-232C
cable 173
communication settings 30
S
safety class I 176
safety information
lithium batteries 180
safety
general information 176
standards 39
symbols 178
sapphire piston 12
screwdriver pozidriv #1 138
seal wash 11
when to use 71
seal wash 10, 71
seal, alternative material 72
seal
wear-in 132
selection valve failed 93
serial number
information 20
servo restart failed 100
setable flow range 40
shut-down 87
simple repairs 114
site requirements
power cords 37
snap fasteners 54
solvent filters
cleaning 120
solvent inlet filters 64
solvent cabinet 64, 157
solvent filters
checking 119
prevent blocking 65
solvents 183
sonic bath 122
sound emission 182
special interfaces 26
special settings
boot-resident 32
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Index
forced cold start 32
specification
physical 39
status indicator 79
stroke length 103
stroke volume 12, 15
synchronization lost 88
system setup and installation
optimizing stack configuration
T
temperature limit exceeded 99
temperature out of range 99
temperature sensor 88
test functions 76
test function
introduction 108
timeout 86
tools
screwdriver pozidriv #1 138
troubleshooting
error messages 76, 85
status indicators 76, 78
W
46
wait timeout 104
warnings and cautions 115
waste
electrical and electronic
equipment 179
wear-in
procedure 132
WEEE directive 179
weight 39
wrench 1/4 inch 122, 124, 126, 126,
128, 128, 133, 133, 136, 136
wrench 14 mm 121, 122, 124, 143
U
unpacking the pump
44
V
vacuum degasser 10
vacuum degasser 55
valve failed 94
valve frit 124
valve fuse 95
variable reluctance motor 12
variable stroke volume 15
voltage range 39
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In This Book
This manual contains service information
about the Agilent 1260 Infinity Quaternary
Pump VL (G1311C). The manual describes the
following:
• introduction,
• site requirements and specifications,
• installing the pump,
• using the quaternary pump,
• optimizing performance,
• troubleshooting and test functions,
• maintenance,
• parts and materials for maintenance,
• identifying cables,
• appendix.
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