Accela LC System Preinstallation Requirements Guide Rev.C
Accela LC System
Preinstallation Requirements
Guide
60057-97012 Revision C
September 2010
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Release history: Revision A, October 2009; Revision B, March 2010; Revision C, September 2010
This guide includes information about the Accela Autosampler, Accela Open Autosampler, Accela Pump,
Accela 600 Pump, Accela 1250 Pump, Accela PDA Detector (80 Hz version), Accela RI Detector, and
Accela UV/Vis Detector.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
Regulatory Compliance
Thermo Fisher Scientific performs complete testing and evaluation of its products to ensure full compliance with
applicable domestic and international regulations. When the system is delivered to you, it meets all pertinent
electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and safety standards as described in the next section or sections by product name.
Changes that you make to your system might void compliance with one or more of these EMC and safety standards.
Changes to your system include replacing a part or adding components, options, or peripherals not specifically
authorized and qualified by Thermo Fisher Scientific. To ensure continued compliance with EMC and safety standards,
replacement parts and additional components, options, and peripherals must be ordered from Thermo Fisher Scientific
or one of its authorized representatives.
The Accela family of LC instruments contains these products:
Pumps
Autosamplers
Detectors
Accela Pump
Accela Autosampler
Accela PDA Detector (80 Hz version)
Accela 600 Pump
Accela Open Autosampler
Accela RI Detector
Accela 1250 Pump
Accela UV/Vis Detector
Accela Pump
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC, 93/68/EEC
EMC compliance has been evaluated by TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc.
EN 61326: 1997; A1, 1998; A2, 2001; A3, 2003
EN 61000-4-4: 1995; A1, 2000; A2, 2001
EN 61000-3-2: 2000
EN 61000-4-5: 2001
EN 61000-3-3: 1995; A1, 2001
EN 61000-4-6: 2003
EN 61000-4-2: 2001
EN 61000-4-8: 2001
EN 61000-4-3: 2002
EN 61000-4-11: 2001
FCC Class A, CFR 47 Part 15 Subpart B: 2005
Low Voltage Safety Compliance
Low Voltage Safety Compliance has been evaluated by TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc.
This device complies with Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and harmonized standard EN 61010-1:2001,
IEC 61010-1:2002, UL 61010 A-1:2004, CAN/CSA 22.2 61010-1:2004.
Accela 600 Pump
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
EMC compliance has been evaluated by TÜV Rheinland of North America Inc.
EN 61326-1: 2006
EN 61000-4-3: 2006
EN 55011: 2007
EN61000-4-4: 2004
EN 61000-3-2: 2006
EN61000-4-5: 2005
EN 61000-3-3: 1995, A1: 2001, A2: 2005
EN61000-4-6: 2007
EN 61000-4-2: 1995, A1: 1999, A2: 2001
EN61000-4-11: 2004
FCC Class A: CFR 42, Part 15: 2007
Low Voltage Safety Compliance
This device complies with Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC and the following harmonized standards:
EN 61010-1: 2001, IEC 61010-1: 2002, UL 61010A-1: 2004, CAN/CSA 22.2 61010-1: 2004.
Accela 1250 Pump
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
EMC compliance has been evaluated by TÜV Rheinland of North America Inc.
EN 55011: 2007
EN 61000-4-3: 2006
EN 61000-3-2: 2006
EN 61000-4-4: 2006
EN 61000-3-3: 1995, A1: 2001, A2: 2005
EN 61000-4-5: 2005
EN 61000-4-2: 1995, A1: 1999, A2: 2001
EN 61000-4-6: 2007
EN 61326-1: 2006
EN 61000-4-11: 2004
FCC Class A: CFR 47, Part 15: 2009
Low Voltage Safety Compliance
This device complies with Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC and the following harmonized standards:
EN 61010-1: 2001, IEC 61010-1: 2002, UL 61010A-1: 2004, CAN/CSA 22.2 61010-1: 2004.
Accela Autosampler
The regulatory information for the Accela Autosampler is the same as that for the Accela Pump. See “Accela Pump” on
page iii.
Accela Open Autosampler
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
EMC compliance has been evaluated by CTC Analytics for the HTC PAL™ autosampler.
IEC 61326-1:2005
IEC 61326-2-6: 2005
EN 61326-1: 1997, A1:1998
CISPR 22:2005, A1:2005, A2:2006
FCC Class A, CFR 47 Part 15: 2003
Low Voltage Safety Compliance
Low Voltage Safety Compliance has been evaluated by CTC Analytics for the HTC PAL autosampler.
This device complies with Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC and harmonized standard EN 61010-1:2001,
IEC 61010-1:2001, ANSI/UL 61010 A-1:2004, CAN/CSA 22.2 61010-1:2004.
Accela PDA Detector (80 Hz version)
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
EMC compliance has been evaluated by TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc.
EN 61326-1: 2006
EN 61000-4-3: 2006
EN 55011: 2007, A2: 2007
EN 61000-4-4: 2004
EN 61000-3-2: 2006
EN 61000-4-5: 2005
EN 61000-3-3: 1995, A1: 2001, A2: 2005
EN 61000-4-6: 2007
EN 61000-4-2: 1995, A1: 1999, A2: 2001
EN 61000-4-11: 2001
FCC Class A, CFR 47 Part 15: 2007
Low Voltage Safety Compliance
Low Voltage Safety Compliance has been evaluated by TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc.
This device complies with Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC and harmonized standard EN 61010-1:2001,
IEC 61010-1:2002, UL 61010 A-1:2004, CAN/CSA 22.2 61010-1:2004.
Accela RI Detector
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
EMC compliance has been evaluated by TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc.
EN 55011: 2007
EN 61000-4-3: 2006
EN 61000-3-2: 2006
EN 61000-4-4: 2004
EN 61000-3-3: 1995, A1; 2001, A2; 2005
EN 61000-4-5: 2005
EN 61326-1: 2006
EN 61000-4-6: 2007
EN 61000-4-2: 1995, A1; 1999, A2; 2001
EN 61000-4-11: 2004
FCC Class A, CFR 47 Part 15: 2009
Low Voltage Safety Compliance
Low Voltage Safety Compliance has been evaluated by TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc.
This device complies with Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC and harmonized standard EN 61010-1:2001,
IEC 61010-1:2002, UL 61010 A-1:2004, CAN/CSA 22.2 61010-1:2004.
Accela UV/Vis Detector
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
EMC compliance has been evaluated by TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc.
EN 55011: 2007
EN 61000-4-3: 2006
EN 61000-3-2: 2006
EN 61000-4-4: 2004
EN 61000-3-3: 1995, A1; 2001, A2; 2005
EN 61000-4-5: 2005
EN 61326-1: 2006
EN 61000-4-6: 2007
EN 61000-4-2: 1995, A1; 1999, A2; 2001
EN 61000-4-11: 2004
FCC Class A, CFR 47 Part 15: 2008
Low Voltage Safety Compliance
Low Voltage Safety Compliance has been evaluated by TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc.
This device complies with Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC and harmonized standard EN 61010-1:2001,
IEC 61010-1:2002, UL 61010 A-1:2004, CAN/CSA 22.2 61010-1:2004.
FCC Compliance Statement
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO
THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE HARMFUL
INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED,
INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
CAUTION Read and understand the various precautionary notes, signs, and symbols contained
inside this manual pertaining to the safe use and operation of this product before using the device.
Notice on Lifting and Handling of
Thermo Scientific Instruments
For your safety, and in compliance with international regulations, the physical handling of this Thermo Fisher
Scientific instrument requires a team effort to lift and/or move the instrument. This instrument is too heavy and/or
bulky for one person alone to handle safely.
Notice on the Proper Use of
Thermo Scientific Instruments
In compliance with international regulations: Use of this instrument in a manner not specified by Thermo Fisher
Scientific could impair any protection provided by the instrument.
Notice on the Susceptibility
to Electromagnetic Transmissions
Your instrument is designed to work in a controlled electromagnetic environment. Do not use radio frequency
transmitters, such as mobile phones, in close proximity to the instrument.
For manufacturing location, see the label on the instrument.
Important Preinstallation Information... PLEASE READ
Accela LC System Installation Request
Dear User,
Read the Accela Preinstallation Requirements Guide. Print and complete this installation request. After all items on this request are
fulfilled, sign and date the form. Then mail, fax, or E-mail this form to your local Thermo Fisher Scientific sales/service office.
The information for your nearest office is located on the following pages.
‰ 1. All laboratory remodeling has been completed.
‰ 2. Your Accela LC system is on site.
‰ 3. Principal operator will be available during the
installation / certification period.
‰ 4. Available floor area is sufficient and flooring will
support the load.
‰ 5. Sufficient bench space is available for all of the
equipment.
List the following:
Width: ________________________________
Depth: ________________________________
Height: ________________________________
‰ 12. Power is free from fluctuations due to slow changes in
the average voltage or changes due to surges, sags, or
transients.
‰ 13. Air conditioning is adequate for temperature, humidity,
and particulate matter control. Because the
requirements for the Accela Open Autosampler are
more restrictive, the air conditioning requirements for
your laboratory depend on which products you plan to
install:
• For the Accela pumps, Accela detectors, and Accela
Autosampler, maintain the laboratory at a constant
temperature between 10 and 30 °C (50 and 86 °F)
and at a relative humidity between 5 and 80% with
no condensation.
‰ 6. Workbench can support the load of the LC system
(see Table 2 on page 4) and is free from vibration.
• For the Accela Open Autosampler, maintain the
laboratory at a constant temperature between 18 and
30 °C (64 and 86 °F) and at a relative humidity
between 5 and 75% with no condensation.
List the weight of the LC system: _____________
‰ 7. Lighting is adequate.
‰ 8. Main power is installed and is in compliance with local
electrical codes.
‰ 9. Power for test and cleaning equipment is installed.
‰ 10. Power outlets are of the correct configuration.
List the NEMA type: ______________________
‰ 11. Voltage of power outlet has been measured.
List the measured voltage: __________________
‰ 15. System work area is free from magnetic disruption and
electrostatic discharge.
‰ 16. HPLC grade water, methanol, acetonitrile, and
isopropyl alcohol are available for testing the
performance of your instrument.
‰ 17. One voice telephone line is installed near the system.
‰ 18. All relevant safety regulations are complied with.
‰ 19. Your laboratory has a waste disposal system for solvents.
‰ 20. Your laboratory has adequate ventilation.
Have any special acceptance specifications been agreed to in the contract?
If YES, attach full details of specifications.
Yes ‰ No ‰
Is there any additional equipment that needs to be interfaced to the system?
If YES, attach full details of additional equipment.
Yes ‰ No ‰
Note: We reserve the right to invoice against the Thermo Fisher Scientific field service engineer’s time if the installation
requirements are not met on the date of the installation.
Print your name, company name, and company address clearly below:
Name _______________________________________________________________
Company ____________________________________________________________ Telephone_______________________
Address _____________________________________________________________________________________________
Address _____________________________________________________________________________________________
City ___________________________________________ State _______________ Country ________________________
Signature ____________________________________________________________ Date ___________________________
Service Offices for Thermo Scientific SID Products
North America
France
United States
(Also representing French-speaking North Africa,
Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia)
1400 North Point Pkwy #10
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
E-mail:
[email protected]
Phone.........................[1] 800-532-4752
Fax .............................[1] 877-373-4006
Canada
2845 Argentia Road, Unit 4
Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 8G6
E-mail:
[email protected]
Phone.........................[1] 800 530 8447
Fax .............................[1] (905) 890-9161
Europe
Austria
Wehlistrasse 27b
A-1200 Wien
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone.........................[43] (0) 1 333 50 34-0
Fax .............................[43] (0) 1 333 50 34-26
Belgium
Clintonpark “Keppekouter”
Ninovesteenweg 198
B-9320 ERMEBODEGEM - AALST
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone.........................[32] (0) 2 482 3030
Fax .............................[32] (0) 2 482 3031
Denmark
Fruebjergvej 3
2100 København Ø
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone.........................[45] (70) 236267
Fax .............................[45] (70) 236263
Finland—see Sweden, Norway, and Finland
16 Avenue du Québec
Silic 765
Z.A. de Courtaboeuf
F-91963 Les Ulis Cédex
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone .........................[33] (0) 1 60 92 49 50
Fax .............................[33] (0) 1 60 92 48 99
Germany
Im Steingrund 4-6
D-63303 Dreieich
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone .........................[49] (0) 6103 408 1050
Fax .............................[49] (0) 6103 408 1213
Italy
Strada Rivoltana
I-20090 Rodano (Milano)
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone .........................Numero Verde (800) 823 162
Fax .............................[39] (02) 95320 225
Netherlands
Takkebijsters 1
NL-4817 BL Breda
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone .........................[31] (0) 76 579 55 55
Fax .............................[31] (0) 76 581 09 61
Norway—see Sweden, Norway, and Finland
Spain
C/Valportillo I, no22 1a Planta
Edificio Caoba
ES-28108 Alcobendas - Madrid
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone .........................[34] (914) 845 965
Fax .............................[34]( 914) 843 598
Sweden, Norway, and Finland
Pyramidbacken 3
S-141 75 Kungens Kurva (Stockholm)
Sweden
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone .........................[46] (0) 8 556 468 20
Fax .............................[46] (0) 8 556 468 08
Service Offices for Thermo Scientific SID Products–Continued
Europe—continued
Switzerland
Neuhofstrasse 11
4153 Reinach
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone.........................[41] (617)16 77 40
Fax .............................[41] (617)16 77 20
United Kingdom
Stafford House
1 Boundary Park
Boundary Way
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire HP2 7GE
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone ........................[44] (0) 870 241 1034
Fax .............................[44] (0) 1442 233 667
Australasia and Asia
Australia
P.O. Box 9092
5 Caribbean Drive
Scoresby, VIC 3179
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone.........................[61] 39757 4300
Fax .............................[61] 9763 1169
Japan
C-2F
3-9 Moriya-cho, Kanagawa-ku
Yokohama 221-0022
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone.........................[81] (45) 453-9100
Fax .............................[81] (45) 453-9110
P.R. China
7th Floor, 7F Tower West, Younghe Plaza
No. 28, Andingmen East Street
Beijing 100007
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone (free lines).......800 810 5118, 400 650 5118
Fax .............................[86] 10 88370548
P.R. China
Building 6
No. 27 Xin Jin Qiao Road
Shanghai 201206
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone (free lines).......800 810 5118, 400 650 5118
WEEE Compliance
This product is required to comply with the European Union’s Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Directive 2002/96/EC. It is marked with the following symbol:
Thermo Fisher Scientific has contracted with one or more recycling or disposal companies in each European Union
(EU) Member State, and these companies should dispose of or recycle this product. See www.thermo.com/
WEEERoHS for further information on Thermo Fisher Scientific’s compliance with these Directives and the
recyclers in your country.
WEEE Konformität
Dieses Produkt muss die EU Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Richtlinie 2002/96/EC erfüllen.
Das Produkt ist durch folgendes Symbol gekennzeichnet:
Thermo Fisher Scientific hat Vereinbarungen mit Verwertungs-/Entsorgungsfirmen in allen EU-Mitgliedsstaaten
getroffen, damit dieses Produkt durch diese Firmen wiederverwertet oder entsorgt werden kann. Mehr Information
über die Einhaltung dieser Anweisungen durch Thermo Fisher Scientific, über die Verwerter, und weitere Hinweise,
die nützlich sind, um die Produkte zu identifizieren, die unter diese RoHS Anweisung fallen, finden sie unter
www.thermo.com/WEEERoHS.
Conformité DEEE
Ce produit doit être conforme à la directive européenne (2002/96/EC) des Déchets d'Equipements Electriques et
Electroniques (DEEE). Il est marqué par le symbole suivant:
Thermo Fisher Scientific s'est associé avec une ou plusieurs compagnies de recyclage dans chaque état membre de
l’union européenne et ce produit devrait être collecté ou recyclé par celles-ci. Davantage d'informations sur la
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disponibles sur www.thermo.com/WEEERoHS.
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Contents
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvii
Related Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvii
Safety and Special Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xviii
Contacting Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xix
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Chapter 1
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Chapter 2
Site Preparation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Shipping Containers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Space and Load Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Data System Hardware Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
LC System Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Telephone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Chapter 3
Operating Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Air Conditioning Load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Humidity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Vibration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Particulate Matter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Electrostatic Discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Chapter 4
Line Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Quality of Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Power Monitoring Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Power Conditioning Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Electrical Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Line Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Grounding Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Maximum Load Capacity for Each Fourplex Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Power Supply Cords and Plug Configurations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Uninterruptible Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Technical Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
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Chapter 5
Waste and Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Chapter 6
Solvents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Chapter 7
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Installation Kits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Preventive Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Chapter 8
Instrument Shipments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
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Preface
This guide provides you with information to plan and prepare your lab site prior to delivery
and installation of your system. Read each chapter carefully to ensure that your laboratory is
ready for the LC system installation.
Related Documentation
In addition to this guide, Thermo Fisher Scientific provides the following documents as PDF
files for the Accela™ LC system:
• Accela LC System Getting Connected Guide
• Accela LC System User Guide for the ChromQuest Data System
• Accela LC System User Guide for the Xcalibur Data System
• Accela Autosampler Hardware Manual
• Accela Open Autosampler Hardware Manual
• Accela Pump Hardware Manual
• Accela 600 Pump and Accela 1250 Pump Hardware Manual
• Accela PDA Detector Hardware Manual
• Accela PDA Detector (80 Hz Version) Hardware Manual
• Accela UV/Vis Detector Hardware Manual
• Accela RI Detector Hardware Manual
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Preface
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Introduction
This guide contains information specific to the standalone Accela LC system. A standalone
system consists of a liquid chromatography pump, an autosampler, a detector, and a solvent
platform. The Accela modules are controlled from a chromatography data system. The data
system hardware consists of a desktop computer, a monitor, an Ethernet switch, and an
optional printer. If you are integrating your Accela LC system with a Thermo Scientific mass
spectrometer, refer to the preinstallation guide for the mass spectrometer.
The Accela LC system is designed to operate reliably under carefully controlled environmental
conditions. As the purchaser, you are responsible for providing a suitable location, a suitable
operating environment, a source of power of acceptable quality, correct solvent supplies, and
proper waste systems.
Operating an Accela LC system or maintaining it in a condition outside the power and
operating environment specifications described in this guide might cause failures of many
types. The repair of such failures is specifically excluded from the standard warranty and
service contract coverage.
For additional information, request specific preinstallation support directly through your local
sales or service office for Thermo Scientific San Jose products.
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Site Preparation
Before a Thermo Fisher Scientific field service engineer can install your LC system, you must
prepare the site. Review the space and load requirements provided in this chapter and ensure
that the laboratory workbenches are large enough and strong enough to support the data
system hardware and the LC system. To facilitate communication with a service engineer,
install a telephone near the LC system workbench.
Note If you are integrating the Accela LC system with a mass spectrometer, refer to the
preinstallation requirements guide for your mass spectrometer for information on its site
requirements.
Contents
• Shipping Containers
• Space and Load Requirements
• Telephone
Shipping Containers
Table 1 lists the dimensions of the shipping containers for the components of the Accela LC
system.
The Accela System Kit contains an Ethernet switch, the solvent interconnect kit, the system
interconnect cable, Ethernet cables, and so on.
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Table 1. Shipping container dimensions
Component
Height
Width
Depth
cm
in.
cm
in.
cm
in.
Accela pump
59
23
53
21
36
14
Accela Autosampler with Accessory Kit
64
25
58
23
66
26
Box 1
31
12
87
34
46
18
Box 2
33
13
54
21
54
21
Box 3
20.5 8
60
23.5
38
15
Box 4
50
19.5
58
23
49
19
Accela detector (PDA, UV/Vis, or RI)
59
23
53
21
36
14
Accela System Kit
51
20
41
16
33
13
Accela Open Autosampler with table
Space and Load Requirements
Table 2 lists the space requirements and weights of the components of the Accela LC system.
Table 2. Dimensions of the components of an Accela LC system (not including the solvent platform)
Component
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
cm
in.
cm
in.
cm
in.
kg
lbs
Accela pump (all models)
18
7.2
38
15
47
18.5
18.2
40
Accela Autosampler
37
14.5
38
15
51
20
30
66
Accela Open Autosampler
with table
104.5
41
68
27
72
28
38.5
84.9
Accela PDA Detector
18
7.2
38
15
47
18.5
19.5
43
Accela RI Detector
18
7.2
38
15
47
18.5
19.5
43
Accela UV/Vis Detector
18
7.2
38
15
47
18.5
19.5
43
Desktop computer
48
18
18
7
41
16
N/A
N/A
Computer monitor
41
16
41
16
15
6
4.5
10
Printer
20
8
41
16
46
18
N/A
N/A
Set aside a workbench in a clean, well ventilated area for the Accela LC system and the data
system hardware. The workbench must be capable of supporting the weight of the Accela LC
system, and the data system hardware, plus the weight of any options. If necessary, place the
desktop computer, monitor, Ethernet switch, and printer on a separate workbench.
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Space and Load Requirements
CAUTION For your safety and to avoid instrument damage, Thermo Fisher Scientific
recommends that the load rating for the table where you place the LC system be at least
twice the weight of the equipment placed on that table.
An Accela LC system consists of an autosampler, one or two Accela pumps, and one or more
Accela detectors.
These topics describe typical layouts for the data system hardware and the Accela LC system:
• Data System Hardware Layout
• LC System Layout
Data System Hardware Layout
Figure 1 shows the recommended layout for the data system hardware.
Figure 1.
Data system hardware layout
Data system
computer
41 cm
(16 in.)
41 cm
(16 in.)
18 cm
(7 in.)
Ethernet
switch
20 in. diagonal
flat panel
monitor
Printer
Electrical outlet
115 or 230 V ac
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To communicate with the data system computer, the Accela detectors and Accela Autosampler
use an Ethernet connection, the Accela pumps use a USB connection, and the Accela Open
Autosampler uses a serial RS-232 connection. To ensure that the USB and RS-232 cables can
reach the data system computer and the Ethernet cables can reach the Ethernet switch, set up
the data system hardware on a benchtop within 2 m (6.5 ft) of the LC system. The supplied
Ethernet cables are 2.15 m (7 ft) long and the supplied USB cables and serial communication
cable are 3 m (9.8 ft) long.
LC System Layout
The recommended layout for the typical Accela LC system depends on whether you have an
Accela Autosampler or an Accela Open Autosampler.
These topics describe the recommended benchtop layout for the Accela LC system:
• LC System with an Accela Autosampler
• LC System with an Accela Open Autosampler
LC System with an Accela Autosampler
Figure 2 shows the recommended layout for a standalone Accela LC system with an Accela
Autosampler. The autosampler rests on top of the LC pump, followed by the detector and the
solvent platform. This setup requires a minimum benchtop area 38 cm (15 in.) wide by
51 cm (20 in) deep. The height of the LC stack and a solvent platform with standard 1 liter
solvent bottles is 114 cm (45 in.). If you plan to use larger solvent containers, allow more
vertical space.
For safety reasons, limit the maximum height of the LC stack to 114 cm (45 in.). To
minimize the stack height for systems that include additional Accela instruments, follow these
guidelines:
• If your LC system includes two pumps, create a stack that includes the two pumps and
the solvent platform, and place the stack to the left of the autosampler.
• If your LC system includes an RI detector in addition to a UV/Vis detector or a PDA
detector, place the RI detector at the end of the solvent path to the right of the LC stack.
CAUTION The pressure rating for the flowcell of the Accela RI Detector is 517 kPA
(75 psi). When you connect two detectors in series, place the refractive index detector at
the end of the solvent path.
The minimum benchtop width for a system that includes an additional LC pump or an
additional detector is 94 cm (37 in.). The minimum benchtop width for a system that
includes an additional LC pump and an additional detector is 1.5 m (5 ft).
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Space and Load Requirements
Allow at least 15 cm (7 in.) of space between the system and any wall or obstruction. This
allowance provides access to the back-panel connectors and allows sufficient room for venting
the electronic components.
Figure 2.
Recommended layout for an LC system with an Accela Autosampler
ACCELA
PDA Detector
Power
Communication
Run
Lamps
Accela
Autosampler
ACCELA
Autosampler
Power
Communication
Run
Temperature
Power
Communication
Run
Degas
Ethernet cables
from the Accela Autosampler
and the Accela detector to the
Ethernet switch
114 cm
(45 in.)
ACCELA
Pump
76 cm
(30 in.)
USB cable
from the Accela pump
to the
data system computer
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LC System with an Accela Open Autosampler
Figure 3 shows the recommended layout for a standalone Accela LC system with an Accela
Open Autosampler. This setup requires a minimum benchtop area 68 cm (27 in.) wide by
72 cm (28 in.) deep. The LC pump and detector are stacked below the autosampler table.
The height of the Accela Open Autosampler with attached table is 104.5 cm (41 in.).
For LC systems that include additional Accela instruments, follow these guidelines:
• If your LC system includes two LC pumps and a detector, stack the pumps under the
autosampler table and place the detector to the side of the table.
• If your LC system includes two pumps and two detectors, place the pump stack under the
autosampler table and the detector stack to the side of the table. If your LC system
includes an RI detector in addition to a UV/Vis detector or a PDA detector, place the RI
detector at the end of the solvent path.
CAUTION The pressure rating for the flowcell of the Accela RI Detector is 517 kPA
(75 psi). When you connect two detectors in series, place the refractive index detector at
the end of the solvent path.
The minimum benchtop width for a system that includes additional Accela modules is
1.2 m (4 ft.).
Allow at least 25 cm (10 in.) of space between the system and any wall or obstruction. This
allowance provides access to the back-panel connectors and allows sufficient room for venting
the electronic components. The solvent bottle tray is located behind the injection valve and is
bolted to the autosampler table.
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Figure 3.
Recommended layout for an Accela LC system with an Accela Open Autosampler
Width
68 cm
(27 in.)
Accela Open Autosampler
RS-232 connection
to the data system
computer
SER1
LAN
MODBUS
INTERFACE 1
BUZZER L WASH
E STATION
D
INTERFACE 2
AUX 1
AUX 2
POWER FUSE
AUX
TERMINAL
Height
104.5 cm
(41 in.)
STACK COOLER DW
0 1
9
9
7 8
230V
7 8
115V
T3.15A/250V
ENET
GND B
CHB - 1V
CHB - 100mV
CHB - 10mV
GND A
CHA - 1V
CHA - 100mV
CHA - 10mV
Accela PDA 80 Hz Detector
100V
5 6
5 6
EVENT
GND
ZERO
READY
RUN
NC
+5V @ 150mA
GND
REFER ALL SERVICE
DISCONNECT INPUT
TO QUALIFIED
POWER BEFORE
Model:
PERSONNEL ONLY
OPENING COVER.
Serial No:
940XXX
Part No:
60057-60141
Option/Firmware 5cm Lightpipe / 3.00
LINE
FUSE
UNIT ID
CAUTION
355 River Oaks Parkway
San Jose, CA 95134, U.S.A
Power supply
and control module
for the stack cooler
4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Autosampler
table
2 3
4
0 1
2 3
RS232
This device complies with FCC Rules, Part 15.
Operation is subject to the following conditions
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This product is manufactured under, and covered
by, one or more of the following U.S. patents:
5, 608, 517
61010 1
50/60 HZ
T1.6A/250V
USE ONLY WITH
250 V FUSES
100VA
Detector
DISCONNECT POWER
BEFORE REPLACING FUSES
!
355 River Oaks Parkway
San Jose, CA, U.S.A
Input: 100V – 240V
2A
50/60 HZ
Output: 24V
4.5A
CAUTION
DISCONNECT INPUT
POWER BEFORE
!
OPENING COVER.
Model: 1250 Pump
REFER ALL SERVICE
TO QUALIFIED
PERSONNEL ONLY.
EN
61010 1
Serial No: 925000
I
This device complies with FCC Rules, Part 15.
Operation is subject to the following conditions
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
RS232
This product is manufactured under, and covered
by, one or more of the following U.S. patents:
5,653,876
6,248,157 B1 EP 2107241A2
Futher patent pending
!
DO NOT USE
TOGETHER
WITH
D-SUB25
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
LC pump
USB
RESERVED
GND
INJECT HOLD
PUMP READY
GRAD. START
RESERVED
5V
GND
PELTIER
THERMOSTAT
D-SUB25
DO NOT COVER
O
LINE
FUSE
115V
T2.0A
230V
T1.0A
50/60 HZ
220VA
ETL LISTED
CONFORMS TO
UL STD 61010A-1
CERTIFIED TO
CAN/USA C22.2 STD NO. 61010-1
I
0
100V – 240 V ~ 4A 50/60 HZ
!
100V
36V
PAL
4.16A
AUX
Power supply module
for the autosampler
(front and back)
76 cm
(30 in.)
Electrical outlet
(115V or 230V
Because each instrument in the Accela family of LC products weighs more than 18 kg
(40 lbs), take care when moving these instruments. The Accela Autosampler, at 30 kg (66 lbs)
and the Accela Open Autosampler and table assembly, at 38.5 kg (84.9 lbs), are too heavy for
one person alone to handle safely.
CAUTION For your safety and to avoid instrument damage, ask for assistance when you
move the LC pump, detector, or autosampler. Each instrument in the Accela product line
weighs more than 18 kg (40 lbs). The Accela Autosampler and the Accela Open
Autosampler and table assembly are too heavy and too bulky for one person alone to
handle safely. Moving these autosamplers requires a team effort.
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Telephone
Telephone
Install a telephone in your laboratory near the instrument so that, if necessary, you can
conveniently operate the system while you are working by telephone with Technical Support
for Thermo Scientific products. Place the voice telephone outlet within 2 m (6 ft.) of your
system.
IMPORTANT Your instrument is designed to work in a controlled electromagnetic
environment. Do not use radio frequency transmitters, such as mobile phones, in close
proximity to the instrument.
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Operating Environment
Attention to the operating environment will ensure continued high performance of your
Accela LC system. Any expenditures for air conditioning are more than offset by good sample
throughput and reduced repair costs.
You are responsible for providing the operating environment necessary for proper operation of
the Accela LC system.
Contents
• Temperature
• Air Conditioning Load
• Humidity
• Vibration
• Lighting
• Particulate Matter
• Electrostatic Discharge
Temperature
The air conditioning system must be capable of maintaining the following temperature range
with minimum temperature fluctuations:
• For the Accela pumps, Accela detectors, and Accela Autosampler, maintain the laboratory
room temperature between 10 and 30 °C (50 and 86 °F).
• For the Accela Open Autosampler, maintain the laboratory room temperature between
18 and 30 °C (64 and 86 °F).
Temperature fluctuations greater than ±5 °C can adversely affect chromatographic
performance of the Accela LC system.
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Air Conditioning Load
For precision instrumentation such as the Accela PDA Detector, the temperature stability of
the environment where the instrument is installed can affect performance. For the Accela
PDA Detector with a LightPipe™ flow cell, temperature control is vital to the success of your
absorbance measurements. Use the built-in column oven in the Accela Autosampler and the
insulated PEEK™ tubing that comes with the LightPipe flowcell to control the temperature of
the mobile phase until it exits the LightPipe flowcell.
IMPORTANT As the laboratory temperature increases, system reliability decreases. All
electronic components generate heat while operating. For the components to continue to
operate reliably, ensure that this heat is dissipated to the surrounding air.
There must be a good flow of room air around the system, and the air conditioning system
must be capable of maintaining a constant temperature in the immediate vicinity of the
system.
IMPORTANT To maintain system performance, do not place the Accela LC system under
an air duct, near windows, or near heating or cooling sources.
Air Conditioning Load
The air conditioning load for a typical Accela LC system—Accela autosampler, Accela pump,
and Accela detector—with a data system is approximately 1800 Watts (6100 Btu/h). Table 3
shows the approximate heat output of each module.
Table 3. Heat output for an LC and the data system with printer
Module
Heat output
(in Watts)
Heat output
(in Btu/h)
Accela Autosampler
550
1880
Accela Open Autosampler
120
409
Accela Pump, Accela 600 Pump, or
Accela 1250 Pump
100
340
Accela PDA Detector
200
640
Accela RI Detector
100
340
Accela UV/Vis Detector
225
770
30
100
470
1640
350
1230
Monitor
Computer
Laser
*
12
printer*
Approximate. The actual values depend on your equipment.
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Operating Environment
Humidity
Humidity
For the Accela pumps, Accela detectors, and Accela Autosampler, maintain the relative
humidity of the operating environment between 5 and 80 percent, with no condensation. If
your LC systems include an Accela Open Autosampler, maintain the relative humidity of the
operating environment between 5 and 75 percent, with no condensation.
Operating an Accela LC system in an environment with very low humidity can cause static
electricity to accumulate and discharge, which can shorten the life of the electronic
components. Operating the system in an environment with high humidity can cause
condensation, oxidation, and short circuits. It can also cause dust to accumulate, which can
block filters on cooling fans.
To ensure that your laboratory is always within the required temperature and humidity
specifications, Thermo Fisher Scientific recommends that you equip your laboratory with a
temperature/humidity monitor.
Vibration
Keep floors free of vibration caused, for example, by nearby equipment.
Lighting
For comfort and safety in performing LC system operations, make sure that your laboratory
provides excellent lighting.
Particulate Matter
Ensure that the air in your laboratory is free from excessive dust, smoke, or other
particulate matter in excess of 5 μm—that is, fewer than 3500000 particles per cubic meter
(100000 particles per cubic foot).
Dust can clog the air filters, which causes reduced air flow around electronic components.
Dust on electronic components can act as an insulating blanket, which reduces the transfer of
heat from the components to the surrounding air.
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Operating Environment
Electrostatic Discharge
Electrostatic Discharge
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage the electronic components of your Accela LC
system.
The discharge of static electricity is not perceptible to humans until the potential is at least
4000 V. However, a discharge of electrostatic potential as small as 50 V can damage many
electronic components. While ESD damage can be catastrophic and cause your system to
cease functioning, more commonly, ESD damage might cause latent problems that are
detrimental to sensitive electrical components, causing premature failures.
The modules of your Accela LC system are designed to withstand electrostatic discharges up
to 4 kV (air discharge) and 4 kV (contact discharge) with all panels in place. However,
removing the panels and handling the PCBs without proper precautions might damage the
electrical components or cause them to fail prematurely.
Static electricity can develop in a variety of ways. Some examples follow:
• Walking across a carpet in a room that is at 20 percent relative humidity can generate as
much as 35000 V of electrostatic potential on the surface of your body. A similar trip in a
room at 80 percent relative humidity generates about 1500 V of electrostatic potential.
• Sitting and working in a chair padded with polyurethane foam in a room at 20 percent
relative humidity can cause as much as 18000 V of electrostatic potential to develop on
your skin. At 80 percent relative humidity, the electrostatic potential can be as much as
1500 V.
• Working in a laboratory coat and clothing made of synthetic fibers can cause static
electricity to accumulate on your skin.
• Using Styrofoam™ cups and packing materials results in a considerable electrostatic
charge.
Because of ESD, Thermo Fisher Scientific recommends the following precautions, especially
when operating your system at the lower end of the relative humidity specification:
• Use a static-dissipating floor covering (such as tile or conductive linoleum) in the room
that houses your instrument.
• Use laboratory chairs covered with natural fibers or other static-dissipating material.
• Wear a laboratory coat and clothing made of natural fiber or other static-dissipating
material when you are operating the instrument.
• Keep Styrofoam cups or packing materials away from the instrument.
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Line Power
The quality of line power delivered to your system can affect its performance and longevity.
To ensure that your instrument performs optimally and is not damaged by line power
fluctuations, verify that your laboratory electrical supply complies with all power quality
requirements.
You are responsible for providing a power source of acceptable quality to operate your system.
Contents
• Quality of Power
• Power Monitoring Devices
• Power Conditioning Devices
• Electrical Outlets
• Power Supply Cords and Plug Configurations
• Uninterruptible Power Supply
• Technical Assistance
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Line Power
Quality of Power
Quality of Power
The quality of power supplied to your Accela LC system is very important. The line voltage
must be stable and within the specifications listed in this guide. The line voltage must be free
of fluctuations due to slow changes in the average voltage, surges, sags, or transients.
Table 4 contains definitions for the three most common voltage disturbances.
Table 4. Common voltage disturbances
Voltage disturbance
Definition
Slow average
A gradual, long-term change in average root mean square
(RMS) voltage level, with typical durations greater than
2 seconds
Sags and surges
Sudden changes in average RMS voltage level, with typical
durations between 50 microseconds and 2 seconds
Transients or impulses
Brief voltage excursions of up to several thousand volts with
durations up to 50 microseconds
CAUTION Constant high line voltage, impulses, or surges in voltage can cause overheating
and component failures. Constant low line voltage or sags in voltage can cause the system
to function erratically or not at all. Transients, even a few microseconds in duration, can
cause electronic devices to fail catastrophically or to degrade and eventually shorten the
lifetime of your system. For these reasons, make sure that you establish the quality of the
line voltage in your laboratory before installing an Accela LC system.
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Power Monitoring Devices
Power Monitoring Devices
Monitor the quality of your line power with a power line disturbance analyzer.
This type of device provides a continuous record of line performance by analyzing and
printing out information on three types of voltage disturbances: slow average, sag and surge,
and transient. The Dranetz™ power line disturbance analyzer is a device capable of detecting
and recording most types of line power problems.1 You can rent power line analyzers from
electrical equipment suppliers.
Monitor the power line 24 hours a day, for seven consecutive days. If inspection of the
printout indicates disturbances, take corrective action.
Power Conditioning Devices
You can correct a line voltage problem using various line voltage conditioning devices. If you
have good regulation but the power line disturbance analyzer shows transient voltages, then an
isolation/noise-suppression transformer can resolve the problem. If there are both transient
and regulation problems, consider power conditioners that can control these problems.
When the line voltage is free from voltage sags, surges, and impulses but is more than
10 percent outside of the voltage specifications, a buck/boost transformer can lower
(buck 10 percent) or raise (boost 10 percent) the line voltage.
Each buck/boost transformer is encased in a metal housing approximately 13 × 13 × 26 cm
(5 × 5 × 10 in.) and is equipped with a 2 m (6 ft) power cable. To order the buck/boost
transformer kit (P/N OPTON-01460), contact Thermo Fisher Scientific San Jose, and then
have your electrician install the buck/boost transformer before a Thermo Fisher Scientific
field service engineer installs your LC system. The installation instructions for the transformer
are included in the kit.
CAUTION For compliance and safety, recognized domestic and international organizations
(for example, UL, CSA, TÜV, and VDE) must certify your uninterruptible power supply
(UPS) devices.
1
Thermo Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific does not endorse any power monitoring company, nor does it endorse products other
than its own. Companies and products listed in this guide are given as examples only.
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Line Power
Electrical Outlets
Electrical Outlets
Before you install an Accela LC system, plan your power system. See Table 5 for an example of
the number of power outlets that your laboratory might require. A typical Accela LC system
requires a minimum of two fourplex outlets.
Locate the electrical outlets within reach of the workbench where you plan to install the LC
system. For information about the power cords supplied with the Accela LC system, see
“Power Supply Cords and Plug Configurations” on page 21.
Table 5. Power outlets for a sample laboratory setup*
Item
Outlets
HPLC System
• Accela Autosampler
1
• Accela Open Autosampler
2
• Accela pump
1
• Accela detector
1
Data system
*
• CPU
1
• Monitor
1
• Printer
1
• Ethernet switch
1
(Optional) High intensity lamp: For help in instrument maintenance.
1
(Optional) Laboratory stereoscope: For inspecting fused-silica parts, used when
performing nanoflow or microfluidic experiments.
1
Total outlets required for this configuration
7 to 10
Your setup might vary and depends on the line voltages and current supplied.
Note Additional power outlets might be required for test and cleaning equipment, such as
an ultrasonic bath. Thermo Fisher Scientific recommends that there be several additional
power outlets close to the workbench space within your laboratory.
These topics describe the line voltage, maximum load capacity, and grounding requirements
for the electrical outlets:
• Line Voltage
• Grounding Requirements
• Maximum Load Capacity for Each Fourplex Outlet
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Electrical Outlets
Line Voltage
The autosampler, pump, and PDA detector are equipped with auto-ranging power entry
modules and can operate within the range of 100 to 230 V, 50/60 Hz.
The Accela UV/Vis Detector has a power entry module with a voltage selector. The detector
can operate at 110/115 or 230 V.
The minimum and maximum voltage tolerances are in compliance with EN60950-1:2001, as
follows:
“If the equipment is intended for direct connection to the AC mains supply, the
tolerances on rated voltage shall be taken as +6% and –10% unless the rated voltage is
230 V single phase or 400 V three-phase, in which case the tolerance shall be taken as
+10% and –10%.”
Grounding Requirements
Installing an Accela LC system and the associated data system hardware requires two fourplex
outlets. Each electrical outlet must be earth ground hard-wired to the main panel. In addition,
the interconnected electrical outlets must have a common point to one ground connector.
Connecting the modules of the Accela LC system to external grounds at different potentials
can create a ground loop that causes noise and interference.
IMPORTANT The Accela LC system, which includes the data system hardware, must have
a common ground. The interconnected electrical outlets for the Accela LC system must
have a common point to one ground connector. Connecting the modules of the Accela
LC system to external grounds at different potentials can create a ground loop that causes
noise and interference.
CAUTION Improper grounding of the Accela LC system creates an electrical safety hazard.
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Line Power
Electrical Outlets
Maximum Load Capacity for Each Fourplex Outlet
Do not exceed the electrical outlet specifications. The maximum load for a 115 V ac fourplex
outlet is typically 20 A, and the maximum load for a 230 V ac fourplex outlet is typically
16 A.
Table 7 and Table 6 show examples of how to balance the power load among two electrical
outlets without exceeding their specifications. The maximum current drawn by the Accela
modules and the data system hardware depends on the line voltage.
Use one electrical outlet for the Accela LC system and the other electrical outlet for the data
system hardware. The specifications for the modules in your system might vary from those in
this guide. The power specifications on the module always supersede those in the guide.
CAUTION Never connect a mass spectrometer and an Accela LC system to the same
electrical outlet circuit. Connect the Accela LC system and the data system hardware to
separate electrical outlets.
Table 6.
Maximum current drawn by the data system hardware
Module
Maximum current at 115 V ac
Maximum current at 230 V ac
Monitor
2
1A
Computer
3
1.5 A
Laser printer
4
2A
Table 7. Maximum current drawn by the Accela LC modules
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Module
Maximum current at 115 V ac
Maximum current at 230 V ac
Accela Autosampler
6A
3A
Accela Open Autosampler*
6A
3A
Accela pumps
1A
0.5 A
Accela detectors
2A
1A
The Accela Open Autosampler is a modular system. The power supply module for the stack cooler has a current
rating of 2 A and the power supply module for the autosampler has a current rating of 4 A.
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Power Supply Cords and Plug Configurations
Power Supply Cords and Plug Configurations
Each Accela LC module comes with a 3 m (9 ft) long power cord. The power cords for the
data system hardware, including the personal computer, monitor, and printer, are
approximately 2 m (6 ft) long each.
The Accela LC modules shipped from the United States come with power cords appropriate
to their shipping destination (see Table 8). The printer is shipped with either a NEMA 5-15P
plug or a 220 V ac European CEE 7/7 (Schuko) plug. Local codes in your area might require
that you install another type of plug and receptacle. The Thermo Fisher Scientific field service
engineer for your country will provide the appropriate power plugs.
Table 8. Power cords supplied according to shipping destination
Destination
Plug type
Voltage rating
Current rating
Part number
United Kingdom
BS 1363
250 V ac
5A
6003-0810
Switzerland
SEV 1011
250 V ac
10 A
6003-0620
Europe
CEE 7/7
250 V ac
10 A
6003-0330
United States
and Canada
NEMA 5-15P
125 V ac
10 A
6003-0160
China
C13
250 V ac
10 A
00302-99-00026
The NEMA 5-15P plug and its corresponding receptacle are shown in Figure 4.
Figure 4.
NEMA 5-15P power plug and receptacle
Receptacle
Plug
Uninterruptible Power Supply
If your local area is susceptible to corrupted power or power disruptions, then install an
uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in your laboratory.
CAUTION For compliance and safety, your uninterruptible power supply (UPS) devices
must be certified by recognized domestic and international organizations (for example,
UL, CSA, TÜV, and VDE).
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Line Power
Technical Assistance
Technical Assistance
Occasionally, you might encounter line power sources of unacceptable quality that adversely
affect the operation of an Accela LC system. Correcting line power problems is your
responsibility. Contact your local office for Thermo Scientific products for assistance in
monitoring the line voltage in your laboratory and in selecting a line conditioner.
Specifying power conditioning equipment is a complex task that is best handled by a company
or consultant specializing in that field. Contact your local Thermo Fisher Scientific office for
assistance in locating a power consultant in your area.
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Waste and Ventilation
The waste and exhaust arrangements for your Accela LC system can affect the proper
performance of the system. You must collect and dispose of solvent wastes properly.
You are responsible for providing the proper waste and ventilation systems that are required to
operate your LC system.
To provide drainage and prevent solvent from leaking into the Accela system modules, the
accessory kits for the autosampler and the pump contain sections of convoluted waste tubing
to connect the drainage ports on the front of the Accela system modules. Table 9 lists the flow
rates for the Accela pumps.
Table 9. Accela pump flow rates
Model
Flow rate
Accela Pump
1.00 mL/min
Accela 600 Pump
5.00 mL/min
Accela 1250 Pump
2.00 mL/min
Ensure that you have an appropriate waste container to collect solvent waste.
In addition to providing a proper waste collection and disposal system, you must also ensure
that your laboratory is adequately ventilated to prevent the buildup of solvent fumes.
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Solvents
You are responsible for providing the high purity solvents that are required to operate the
Accela LC system.
The solvents listed in Table 10 are useful in operating and maintaining your Accela LC
system. Installation of the Accela LC system requires HPLC-grade methanol and water. If you
are using the Accela LC system as the inlet to a mass spectrometer, use LC/MS-grade solvents.
Table 10. Solvents
Solvent/reagent
Specification
Isopropanol
HPLC grade or LC/MS grade
Methanol
HPLC grade or LC/MS grade
Acetonitrile
HPLC grade or LC/MS grade
Water
HPLC grade or LC/MS grade
Note Do not filter solvents. Filtering solvents can introduce contamination.
Store and handle all chemicals in accordance with standard safety procedures.
CAUTION Store and handle all chemicals in accordance with standard safety procedures.
For information about LC/MS-grade solvents supplied by Thermo Fisher Scientific, go to:
www.FisherLCMS.com.
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Installation
Prior to installation of the Accela LC system, make sure to complete all preparations described
in the previous chapters.
After you have completed your laboratory site preparation, mailed or faxed the Accela LC
System Installation Request (at the front of this guide) to your local office for Thermo Scientific
San Jose products, and received the system, call your Thermo Fisher Scientific office to set an
installation date. Telephone and fax numbers for Thermo Fisher Scientific San Jose offices are
listed in the preface of this guide and immediately following the Accela LC System Installation
Request.
Contents
• Installation Kits
• Installation
• Preventive Maintenance
Installation Kits
The Accela system kit (P/N 60057-60060) only ships with instruments that have been
purchased with instrument control software. The Accela system kit contains an Ethernet
switch, the solvent interconnect kit, the system interconnect cable, Ethernet cables, and so on.
The solvent interconnect kit (P/N F5050-010) contains four 1 liter solvent bottles, tubing,
fittings, ferrules, and marker letters.
Tip When you order an Accela LC system or module, make sure that your order includes
the Accela System Kit. This kit automatically ships with orders that include the
instrument control software, but not with orders for hardware only.
The following accessory kits, which come with the associated Accela pump, include a USB
cable, fuses, fittings, tubing, tools, piston seals, frits, and so on:
• Accela Pump accessory kit (P/N 60157-62001)
• Accela 600 Pump accessory kit (P/N 60157-62006)
• Accela 1250 Pump accessory kit (P/N 60157-62009)
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Installation
The following accessory kits, which come with the associated Accela detector, include an
Ethernet cable, fuses, fittings, drainage tubing, tools, and so on:
• Accela PDA Detector accessory kit (P/N 60257-62001)
• RI detector accessory kit (P/N 60253-62000)
• UV/Vis detector accessory kit (P/N 60053-62004)
The Accela Autosampler accessory kit (P/N 60357-62001), which comes with the Accela
Autosampler, includes a 1 liter wash bottle, vials, carrier trays, 16 mL reservoir vials, fuses,
cables, test mixtures, a wrench, and so on.
Note You are responsible for replacing any consumables used during the installation.
Installation
When your new Accela LC system is on site ready for installation, a Thermo Fisher Scientific
field service engineer will install it.
During the installation, the field service engineer will demonstrate the following:
• Basics of equipment operation and routine maintenance
• Marketing specifications that are in force at the time you purchased the system
Note To receive maximum benefit from this on-site training opportunity, plan for the
instrument operator to be available during the entire installation process.
Do not use your new system for sample analysis until the Thermo Fisher Scientific field
service engineer has completed the installation and you have signed the Acceptance Form.
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Preventive Maintenance
Preventive Maintenance
You are responsible for the routine and preventive maintenance of the Accela LC system and
the data system computer.
Regular preventive maintenance is essential. It increases the life of the system, maximizes the
uptime of your system, and provides you with optimum system performance. Maintenance
techniques are covered in the following manuals:
• Accela Autosampler Hardware Manual
• Accela Pump Hardware Manual
• Accela 600 Pump and Accela 1250 Pump Hardware Manual
• Accela PDA Detector (80 Hz Version) Hardware Manual
• Accela RI Detector Hardware Manual
• Accela UV/Vis Detector Hardware Manual
• Accela Open Autosampler Hardware Manual
• Manuals that come with the data system computer
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Instrument Shipments
Electronic equipment carriers that specialize in the handling of delicate machinery ship the
Accela LC system to your site. However, occasionally equipment is damaged in transit.
Take the following precautions when receiving equipment, supplies, or material:
• Check carefully for obvious damage or evidence of rough handling.
• Note any apparent external damage on all copies of the receiving documents and describe
briefly the extent of the damage. Have the driver sign (or initial) next to your comments
to signify agreement with your observations.
• To report the damage, contact the Traffic Department, telephone [1] (408) 965-6000, at
the Thermo Fisher Scientific office in San Jose, California, U.S.
Note Freight insurance requires that you record obvious damage on the receiving
documents.
For domestic shipments, instruments are shipped by one of the following methods:
• FOB (freight on board) San Jose, California, U.S.
• FOB destination
If the system is damaged in transit, the method of shipment determines who has responsibility
for filing a claim against the carrier. If the instrument shipping container, Shock Watch, or
other indicators show any evidence of damage or mishandling during shipment, do NOT
open the container. Call your Thermo Fisher Scientific representative for further instructions.
Most systems are shipped FOB San Jose, and any damage incurred in shipment is the
responsibility of the purchaser and the carrier. However, Thermo Fisher Scientific San Jose
will assist with claims filing and (billable) repairs if necessary.
If the system is shipped FOB destination and is damaged, Thermo Fisher Scientific San Jose
files a claim against the carrier.
Note For domestic shipments, Thermo Fisher Scientific San Jose does not accept liability
for damage if materials are received with obvious damage AND the damage is not
recorded on the receiving documents.
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Instrument Shipments
When your system arrives, move it to a protected location indoors. If you have questions
about moving your system, contact your local office for Thermo Scientific San Jose products.
Telephone and fax numbers for the offices are listed in the preface of this guide.
For international shipments, instruments (outside of the U.S.) are shipped carriage and
insurance paid (CIP) to the destination unless specified differently. If the system is shipped
CIP destination and if any damages are incurred in shipment, Thermo Fisher Scientific San
Jose files a claim against the carrier.
Note For international shipments, Thermo Fisher Scientific San Jose does not accept
liability for damage if materials are received with obvious damage AND the damage is not
recorded on the receiving documents.
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Index
A
acetonitrile 25
freight insurance 31
G
B
grounding requirements 19
benchtop space requirements 4–9
buck/boost transformer kit 17
H
C
heat output 12
heavy lifting caution 9
humidity 13
claims, equipment damage 31
compliance
FCC vii
regulatory iii
WEEE xiii
computer
heat output 12
space requirements 5
I
installation kits, replacement of consumables 28
isolation/noise-suppression transformer 17
K
kits 27–28
D
damage during shipping 31
damaged equipment, claims 31
data system hardware 5
drainage tubing 23
E
electrical outlets 18–20
electromagnet compatibility vii
electrostatic discharge requirements 14
EMC compliance iii–vi
ESD requirements 14
F
fans 13
FCC compliance vii
flow rates, pump 23
footprint
Accela LC system 9
data system hardware 5
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lighting requirements 13
line power
electrical outlets 18–20
monitoring 17
power conditioning devices 17
quality 16
requirements 15, 20
voltage tolerances 19
load rating, laboratory workbench 5
M
methanol 25
O
operating environment
electrostatic discharge 14
humidity 13
particulate matter 13
outlets, electrical 18–20
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P
particulate matter requirements 13
plugs, international 21
power
cords 21
monitoring devices 17
plugs, international, NEMA 21
quality of 17
preventive maintenance 29
pump flow rates 23
R
regulatory compliance iii
routine maintenance 28
S
safety standards iii
shipping containers 3
shipping damage 31
site preparation 3
solvents
acetonitrile 25
methanol 25
recommendations 25
water 25
space requirements 4–9
T
technical assistance 22
telephone 10
temperature requirements 11
training during instrument installation 28
U
uninterruptible power supply 21
V
ventilation 23
vibration, floor 13
voltage, line 19
W
water, purity recommendations 25
WEEE compliance xiii
weight, module 4
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