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DIGITAL
ULTRASOUND
WATTMETER
USP-100A
USER MANUAL
BC BIOMEDICAL
USP-100A ULTRASOUND WATTMETER
TABLE OF CONTENTS
WARNINGS, CAUTIONS, NOTICES ............................................................................... ii
INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................. 1
TEST SETUP .................................................................................................................. 2
LAYOUT .......................................................................................................................... 4
BATTERY INSTALLATION ............................................................................................. 4
TESTING......................................................................................................................... 5
MAINTENANCE .............................................................................................................. 7
TROUBLESHOOTING .................................................................................................... 7
CALIBRATION ................................................................................................................ 8
MANUAL REVISIONS ..................................................................................................... 9
LIMITED WARRANTY..................................................................................................... 9
SPECIFICATIONS ........................................................................................................ 10
NOTES .......................................................................................................................... 11
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WARNING - USERS
The USP-100A is for use by
skilled technical personnel only.
WARNING - USE
The USP-100A is intended for testing only and
should never be used in diagnostics, treatment
or any other capacity where it would come in
contact with a patient.
CAUTION - MODIFICATIONS
The USP-100A is intended for use within the
published specifications. Any application
beyond these specifications or any unauthorized
user modifications may result in hazards or
improper operation.
CAUTION - SERVICE
The USP-100A is intended to be serviced only by
authorized service personnel. Troubleshooting
and service procedures should only be
performed by qualified technical personnel.
CAUTION - ENVIRONMENT
Exposure to environmental conditions outside
the specifications can adversely affect the
performance and accuracy of the USP-100A. If
the unit is outside the Operating Specifications,
allow it to acclimate to specified conditions for at
least 30 minutes before attempting to operate it.
CAUTION - INSPECTION
Inspect the USP-100A before each use for wear.
It should be serviced if any parts are in question.
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CAUTION - LIQUIDS
Do not submerge or spill liquids on the USP-100A.
Do not operate the USP-100A if internal
components not intended for use with fluids may
have been exposed to fluid, as the internal
leakage may have caused corrosion and be a
potential hazard.
CAUTION - CLEANING
Do not immerse. The USP-100A should be
cleaned by wiping gently with a damp, lint-free
cloth. A mild detergent can be used if desired.
NOTICE – SYMBOLS
Symbol Description
Center Negative
Per European Council Directive
2002/95/EC, do not dispose of this
product as unsorted municipal waste.
NOTICE – ABBREVIATIONS
C
Celsius
°
degree
DUT
Device Under Test
F
Fahrenheit
g
gram(s)
IEC
International Electrotechnical Commission
kg
kilogram(s)
MHz
Megahertz
mm
millimeter(s)
mW
milliwatt(s)
PPM
Parts Per Million
Lbs
pounds
USA
United States of America
V
Volt(s)
VAC
Volt(s) Alternating Current
VDC
Volt(s) Direct Current
W
Watt(s)
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NOTICE – DISCLAIMER
BC GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC. WILL NOT BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURIES SUSTAINED DUE TO
UNAUTHORIZED
EQUIPMENT
MODIFICATIONS
OR
APPLICATION OF EQUIPMENT OUTSIDE OF THE PUBLISHED
INTENDED USE AND SPECIFICATIONS.
NOTICE – DISCLAIMER
BC GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
MAKE CHANGES TO ITS PRODUCTS OR SPECIFICATIONS AT
ANY TIME, WITHOUT NOTICE, IN ORDER TO IMPROVE THE
DESIGN OR PERFORMANCE AND TO SUPPLY THE BEST
POSSIBLE PRODUCT. THE INFORMATION IN THIS MANUAL
HAS BEEN CAREFULLY CHECKED AND IS BELIEVED TO BE
ACCURATE. HOWEVER, NO RESPONSIBILITY IS ASSUMED
FOR INACCURACIES.
NOTICE – CONTACT INFORMATION
BC BIOMEDICAL
BC GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC.
3081 ELM POINT INDUSTRIAL DR.
SAINT CHARLES, MO 63301
USA
1-800-242-8428
1-314-638-3800
www.bcgroupintl.com
sales@bcgroupintl.com
USP-100A User Manual
www.bcgroupintl.com
08/12
Copyright © 2012
Made in the USA
Rev 05
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INTRODUCTION
The Ultrasound Wattmeter, Model USP-100A, is designed to measure the ultrasound
power output of diagnostic or therapeutic transducers up to 30 Watts. The principle of
measurement is the radiant force method. The USP-100A uses a positioning clamp to
hold the transducer in degassed water above a conical target. The ultrasonic energy
passes through the water to reflect off the target and is then absorbed by the rubber
lining. The radiant power is directly proportional to the total downward force (weight) on
the target. This force is then transferred through the target support assembly to the
electro-mechanical load cell inside the scale.
The cell is in a computer-controlled
feedback loop and produces a digital readout; Watts of power (custom units) or grams
of force. The choice of units (Watts or grams) is selected by front panel pushbuttons.
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TEST SETUP
Water as a Measurement Medium*
The measurements are to be performed in water because ultrasound propagation in
water closely approximates that in tissues. The ultrasonic attenuation in water can be
taken as a lower limit on the attenuation that will be encountered in the body. Large
areas in the body can consist of low attenuating material such as urine and amniotic
fluid. The use of water prevents measurements in a more highly attenuating material,
such as liver equivalent gels, from representing the highest possible intensities that
might be encountered in the body.
* Ultrasound propagation in water closely approximates human tissue and degassed water is the generally accepted
test medium for ultrasound transducers (see AIUM/NEMA Standards Publication #UL-1-1981, SAFETY STANDARD
FOR DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND EQUIPMENT).
Degassed Water
Ultrasound Power measurement accuracy is affected if the water contains more than
5-10 PPM of air. To degas, boil distilled water for 30 minutes, then seal the container
tightly and place it in a refrigerator. An alternate method of degassing water is to heat
the water to the boiling point, then pull a vacuum on it for five to ten minutes. The
degassed water storage container should be made of glass or plastic. Polystyrene
containers should not be used since they allow oxygen to permeate and degrade the
water quality.
Before testing, pour water into tilted test tank with minimum amount of turbulence. The
test tank water surface will absorb oxygen, therefore a change of degassed water is
recommended before each test. Water temperature affects accuracy, so it is
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recommended to use an ambient testing temperature of 24.0 ±3.0 °C (75.2 ±5.4 °F).
Sonic energy agitates the water surface through heating and scattering. The time
duration of each test should be limited to a few minutes. Prolonged testing, particularly
at higher power levels, will show visible signs of air bubbles on the transducer, target,
and the absorbing rubber surface.
Transducer Wetting and Placement
To avoid introducing air into the degassed water, insert the transducer at a 45° angle,
then position so it is facing the target. Verify that the transducer surface is uniformly
wetted, if not, wipe the surface clean using your finger. The transducer should be
pointed toward and center-positioned directly above the cone target. Small
measurement variations will occur due to placement of the transducer. Try various
positions above the target to minimize the magnitude of error due to positioning.
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LAYOUT
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1. On/Zero - Off - Yes button: Press to turn unit on or zero, press and hold until OFF is
displayed then release to turn off.
2. Unit - No button: Press and hold then release when unit desired is displayed.
3. Function - Mode - Back button
4. Tare - Menu/Cal - Exit button: Press to tare.
5. 7-Segment display: Displays readings. A “g” after the reading indicates grams.
6. Stability Indicator: Displays once the scale is stabilized and ready to take a
measurement.
7. 14-Segment display: Displays units. “CUSTOM” indicates watts.
BATTERY INSTALLATION
The USP-100A operates using four user-serviceable AA (IEC LR6) alkaline batteries.
Install the batteries as indicated in the battery compartment, accessible from the bottom
of the unit. Remove the batteries if storing the unit for long periods of time.
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TESTING
1.
Remove the top of the carrying case by unlatching the clamps located on two ends.
The USP-100A is mounted on the base of the carrying case.
2.
Place the USP-100A on a stable and level surface.
Avoid air currents and
mechanical vibrations. Level the unit.
3.
Loosen the transducer positioning clamp and move it out of the way, remove the
cone target from the clips where it is normally stored. Place the tank on the rubber
circle.
4.
Fill the test tank to ¼ inch (6.4 mm) below the top of the tank liner with fresh
degassed water at a temperature of 24.0 ±3.0 °C (75.2 ±5.4 °F).
5.
Plug the AC Adapter into a power outlet, and plug the cord into the power jack at
the rear of the unit (unless operating from battery power).
6.
Lower the cone target into the concentric target support sleeve located to the
back/left of the test tank (small tube inside of larger tube), while simultaneously
placing the cone target into the tank. If the cone can swing in an arc, it is not down
far enough. Tip the rod back and forth slightly to fully engage the rod. Press the
On/Zero button.
7.
To avoid introducing air into the degassed water, insert the transducer at a 45°
angle. Then position so it is facing the target ⅛ to ¼ inch (3.2 to 6.4 mm) below
the water level, parallel to the water surface, and directly above the center of the
cone. Check the transducer surface for uniform wetting (no air pocket or bubbles
should be on its surface).
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8.
Allow 5 minutes for the scale to stabilize. With no ultrasonic power applied to the
transducer, press the On/Zero button to zero the unit.
9.
Check response by placing the 1 gram weight on the arm of the cone target (the flat
part that is out of the water).
The USP-100A should read 1.00 ±0.10 grams.
Change the units to the watts mode by pressing and holding the Unit button until
“CUSTOM” is displayed then release. The USP-100A should read 14.6 ±0.2 Watts.
10. Remove the 1 gram weight.
11. After the display’s stability indicator is shown, activate the DUT and record the
measurement. It is a good practice to take three readings and average them. If
measurement conditions are not stable, use the grams mode and multiply the
readings by 14.65 to obtain Watts.
12. When finished, unplug the USP-100A, empty the tank, and place the dry target
cone in the tank for protection.
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MAINTENANCE
Verification of Proper Scale Functioning
Small variations of water surface motion, air currents, or mechanical movements may
cause uncertainties in power measurements. To test scale accuracy at low levels, set
up the scale as in the Operating Procedure section. Place the 1 gram weight on the flat
surface of the target arm. Read meter three times; readings should be within ± 0.2
counts (for example, 14.4 to 14.8). In case of doubt about lower power resolution,
repeat the same procedure using light objects such as thin paper slices to produce
readings of 5 to 10 counts; repeat readings. Average uncertainty should be within ± 0.2
counts on the Watts scale.
Avoid mechanical and air movement or variations in
magnetic fields while making tests.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Out of Measurement Range Warnings
Model USP-100A accommodates weight up to 410 grams. When the scale exceeds
this range, “Error 8.3” will be displayed. Something may be pressing against the target
or support. “Error 8.4” indicates underweight condition. If no obvious error has been
made by the user the unit should be returned for service when any code is displayed.
No Display
1. Make sure the AC adapter’s plug is fully seated in the jack at the back of the unit.
2. Use a voltmeter to verify the adapter is producing approximately 12 VDC.
3. Call our service department for assistance.
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CALIBRATION
A 1 gram weight is supplied to check the calibration and programming. With the DUT
turned off, zero the unit. Place the weight on the arm of the cone target. Within 3
seconds the unit should read 14.6 ±0.2 Watts or 1.00 ±0.01 grams. If this reading is not
accurate, the USP-100A needs to be calibrated by BC Group.
It is recommended that the USP-100A be returned to BC Group on a routine yearly
basis for calibration and certification.
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MANUAL REVISIONS
Revision #
Rev 01
Rev 02
Rev 03
Rev 04
Rev 05
Revisions Made
Origination
Misc. Edits
Misc. Edits, Format Updated
Misc. Edits, Format Updated, Specifications Updated
Specifications Updated
LIMITED WARRANTY
WARRANTY: BC GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC. WARRANTS ITS NEW PRODUCTS TO BE FREE FROM
DEFECTS IN MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP UNDER THE SERVICE FOR WHICH THEY ARE INTENDED.
THIS WARRANTY IS EFFECTIVE FOR TWELVE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF SHIPMENT.
EXCLUSIONS: THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
BC GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC. IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES.
NO PERSON OTHER THAN AN OFFICER IS AUTHORIZED TO GIVE ANY OTHER WARRANTY OR ASSUME
ANY LIABILITY.
REMEDIES: THE PURCHASER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL BE: (1) THE REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT OF DEFECTIVE PARTS OR PRODUCTS, WITHOUT CHARGE. (2) AT THE OPTION OF BC
GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC., THE REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE.
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SPECIFICATIONS
ULTRASONIC POWER MEASUREMENT
POWER RANGE
RESOLUTION
MINIMUM DETECTABLE
POWER LEVEL
ACCURACY
DIGITAL FILTER
DUT OPERATING
FREQUENCY
DUT MAXIMUM
TRANSDUCER SIZE
TEST MEDIUM
0 to 30 W
± 200 mW or ± 0.01 g (150 mW)
200 mW
±3% @ 10 W, 25 °C (77 °F)
2.5 seconds Integration
0.5 to 10 MHz
3.00 Inches (76.2 mm)
Degassed Water @ 24.0 ±3.0 °C (75.2 ±5.4 °F)
ELECTRICAL
BATTERY
BATTERY LIFE
Quantity 4, AA (IEC LR6) Alkaline
CONTINUOUS
20 hours
12 VAC, 500 mA12
BATTERY ELIMINATOR
BC20-40337 (USA)
BC20-40341 (EURO)
PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL
DISPLAY
CONSTRUCTION
SIZE
WEIGHT
OPERATING RANGE
STORAGE RANGE
3-Digit Backlit LCD
0.5 Inch (12.7 mm) thick
TANK LINING
Neoprene
Black Powder-Coated
CARRYING CASE
Aluminum
OVERALL (Including case):
13.10 x 8.75 x 10.05 Inches
(332.7 x 222.3 x 255.3)
OVERALL (Including case):
< 11.0 Lbs (5.0 kg)
15 to 30 °C
(59 to 86 °F)
-40 to 60 °C
(-40 to 140 °F)
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NOTES
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NOTES
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BC GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC.
3081 ELM POINT INDUSTRIAL DRIVE
ST. CHARLES, MO 63301
USA
1-800-242-8428
1-314-638-3800
www.bcgroupintl.com
sales@bcgroupintl.com
USP-100A User Manual
08/12 – Rev 05
Copyright © 2012
Made in the USA
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