Weslo Vibration G 5.8 Bench Technical information

Weslo Vibration G 5.8 Bench Technical information
ISQ
Preinstallation Requirements
Guide
1R120555-0001 Revision B March 2012
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Contents
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi
About Your System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xi
Related Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xi
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii
Safety and Special Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii
Safety Symbols and Signal Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xiii
Hydrogen Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xiv
Using Hydrogen with ISQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xvi
Hydrogen Connection Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvii
Purchasing Hydrogen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xviii
Properly Storing Hydrogen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xix
Hydrogen Safety Codes, Standards and References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xx
Contacting Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xxi
Chapter 1
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Site Preparation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Entrance Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Workbench and Space Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Lighting Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Power Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Environmental Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Gas Equipment Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Using Hydrogen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Receiving Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
What Happens Next? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
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IMPORTANT PREINSTALLATION INFORMATION... PLEASE READ
ISQ Installation Request Form
Once you read the ISQ Preinstallation Requirements Guide, print and complete this form. After all the requirements on
this form are fulfilled, sign and date the form. Then mail or fax this form to your local Thermo Fisher Scientific
sales/service office.
Requirements Checklist
 All laboratory remodeling has been completed.
 Your ISQ is on-site.
 The principal operator is scheduled to be available
during the installation / certification period.
 Doorways and hallways are a minimum width of
80 cm (32 in.).
 Available floor area is sufficient and flooring will
support the weight of the system.
 Available workbench is sufficient for all of the
equipment. List the bench measurements:
Width: _______________________________
Depth: _______________________________
Height: _______________________________
 Workbench can support the weight of your system
and is free from vibration.
 Lighting is adequate.
 Main power is installed and is in compliance with
local electrical codes.
Principal Operator Level of Experience
GC, Injector and Column Knowledge:
Mass Spectrometer Theory Knowledge:
Xcalibur Data System Knowledge:
 Power for test and cleaning equipment is installed.
 Match the power cables specified on the sales order.
 Voltage of power outlet has been measured.
Measured voltage: _______________________
 Air conditioning is adequate for temperature,
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humidity, and controlling particulate matter. The
laboratory must remain at a constant temperature
between 5-40 °C (41-104 °F).
Relative humidity is 40% - 80%, no condensation.
Work area is free of magnetic disruption and
electrostatic discharge.
All required gases are on-site, gas lines are installed
and terminate within 2 m (6 ft.) of the workbench. All
gas lines terminate to 1/8 in. compression-type fittings
and the appropriate gas regulators are available.
List gases and purity:______________________
____________________________________
All relevant safety regulations have been followed.
 Experienced
 Experienced
 Experienced
Additional Information
Have any special acceptance specifications been agreed to in the contract?
If Yes, attach full details of specifications.
Is there any additional equipment that needs to be connected to the system?
If Yes, attach full details of additional equipment.
 Moderate
 Moderate
 Moderate
 Limited
 Limited
 Limited
Yes 
No 
Yes 
No 
Note We reserve the right to invoice you for the Field Service Engineer’s time if the installation requirements are
not met on the date of the installation. To avoid any additional cost, please ensure your site is properly prepared.
Fill in the information below (please print clearly):
Name _________________________________________________________
Company ______________________________________________________ Telephone ____________________
Address ____________________________________________________________________________________
Address ____________________________________________________________________________________
City _______________________________________ State ______________ Country______________________
Signature ______________________________________________________ Date ________________________
Offices for Thermo Scientific CMD 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
Notes: The country code is enclosed in square brackets [ ]. The city code or area code is enclosed in parenthesis ( ). For countries other than the U.S.A., when you
are dialing from within the specified country, dial the 0 of the city code. For countries other than Italy, when you are dialing from outside the country, do not dial the 0
of the city code.
Offices for Thermo Scientific CMD Products—Continued
Europe—continued
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
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 .............................[8
Declaration
Manufacturer: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific is the manufacturer of the instrument described in this manual and, as such, is responsible for
the instrument safety, reliability and performance only if:
• installation
• re-calibration
• changes and repairs
have been carried out by authorized personnel and if:
• the local installation complies with local law regulations
• the instrument is used according to the instructions provided and if its operation is only entrusted to qualified
trained personnel
Thermo Fisher Scientific is not liable for any damages derived from the non-compliance with the aforementioned
recommendations.
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 may 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.
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
EMC compliance has been evaluated by Professional Testing.
• Polaris Q, ITQ, and Ion Trap Series standards: EMC EN 61326-1:2006. Safety IEC 61010-1:2001,
IEC 61010-2-081:2001
• DSQ II standards: EMC EN 61326-1:1997 + A1:1998 + A2:2001. Safety EN 61010-1:2001
• ISQ standards: EMC EN 61326-1:2006. Safety IEC 61010-1:2001, IEC 61010-2-081:2001
Low Voltage Safety Compliance
This device complies with Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC and harmonized standard EN 61010-1:2001.
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 it.
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.
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:
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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:
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disponibles sur www.thermo.com/WEEERoHS.
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Preface
This guide contains detailed information about preparing your site for ISQ installation.
About Your System
Thermo Fisher Scientific systems provide the highest caliber gas chromatography/mass
spectrometry (GC/MS) instrumentation available on today’s market.
GC/MS represents a combination of two powerful analytical techniques: GC, which acts as a
separation technique and MS, which acts as a detection technique. Complex mixtures of
individual compounds can be injected into the GC, either manually or through the use of an
optional autosampler, and then separated for presentation to the MS. The MS will then
generate a mass spectrum of the GC eluent and its components, which can be used for
qualitative identification, as well as accurate and precise quantification of the individual
compounds present in the sample.
WARNING Thermo Fisher Scientific systems operate safely and reliably under carefully
controlled environmental conditions. If the equipment is used in manner not specified by
the manufacturer, the protections provided by the equipment may be impaired. If you
maintain a system outside the specifications listed in this guide, failures of many types,
including personal injury or death, may occur. The repair of instrument failures caused by
operation in a manner not specified by the manufacturer is specifically excluded from the
Standard Warranty and service contract coverage.
Related Documentation
ISQ includes Help and these manuals as PDF files:
• ISQ Preinstallation Requirements Guide PN 1R120505-0001
• ISQ User Guide PN 1R120505-0002
• ISQ Hardware Manual PN 1R120505-0003
• ISQ Spare Parts Guide PN 1R120505-0004
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 To view product manuals
Go to Start > All Programs > Thermo Instruments > Manuals > ISQ.
 To open Help
• From the ISQ window, choose Help > ISQ Help.
• If available for a specific window or dialog box, click Help or press the F1 key for
information about setting parameters.
For more information, visit www.thermoscientific.com.
System Requirements
The data system used with your ISQ must meet these minimum requirements:
System
Requirements
Hardware
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2.4 GHz processor with 4 GB RAM
DVD/CD-ROM drive
Resolution display 1280 × 1024 (XGA)
250 GB hard drive
NTFS format
Software
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Microsoft™ Windows™ 7 SP1 Operating System (32-bit)
Microsoft Office™ 2010
Thermo Foundation 2.0 or higher (Thermo Scientific software)
Xcalibur™ 2.2 or higher
TraceFinder™ 2.0 SP1 or higher
Safety and Special Notices
Make sure you follow the precautionary statements presented in this guide. The safety and
other special notices appear in boxes.
Safety and special notices include the following:
CAUTION Highlights hazards to humans, property, or the environment. Each CAUTION
notice is accompanied by an appropriate CAUTION symbol.
IMPORTANT Highlights information necessary to prevent damage to software, loss of
data, or invalid test results; or might contain information that is critical for optimal
performance of the system.
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Note Highlights information of general interest.
Tip Highlights helpful information that can make a task easier.
Safety Symbols and Signal Words
All safety symbols are followed by WARNING or CAUTION, which indicates the degree of risk
for personal injury and/or instrument damage. Cautions and warnings are following by a
descriptor. A WARNING is intended to prevent improper actions that could cause personal
injury. A CAUTION is intended to prevent improper actions that may cause personal injury
and/or instrument damage. The following safety symbols may be found on your instrument
and/or in this guide.
BURN HAZARD: This symbol alerts you to the presence of a hot surface that
could or may cause burn injuries.
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD: This symbol indicates that an electrical shock
could or may occur.
FIRE HAZARD: This symbol indicates a risk of fire or flammability could or
may occur.
FLAMMABLE GAS HAZARD: This symbol alerts you to gases that are
compressed, liquefied or dissolved under pressure and can ignite on contact
with an ignition source. This symbol indicates this risk could or may cause
physical injury.
GLOVES REQUIRED: This symbol indicates that you must wear gloves when
performing a task or physical injury could or may occur.
HAND AND CHEMICAL HAZARD: This symbol indicates that chemical
damage or physical injury could or may occur.
INSTRUMENT DAMAGE: This symbol indicates that damage to the
instrument or component could or may occur. This damage may not be
covered under the standard warranty.
LIFTING HAZARD: This symbol indicates that a physical injury could or may
occur if two or more people do not lift an object.
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MATERIAL AND EYE HAZARD: This symbol indicates that eye damage could
or may occur.
RADIOACTIVE HAZARD: This symbol indicates that exposure to radioactive
material could or may occur.
READ MANUAL: This symbol alerts you to carefully read your instrument’s
documentation to ensure your safety and the instrument’s operational ability.
Failing to carefully read the documentation could or may put you at risk for a
physical injury.
TOXIC SUBSTANCES HAZARD: This symbol indicates that exposure to a
toxic substance could occur and that exposure could or may cause personal
injury or death.
This is the general warning symbol that the ISO 3864-2 standard uses to
prevent personal injury. This symbol precedes the WARNING safety alert
word. In the vocabulary of ANSI Z535 signs, this symbol indicates a possible
personal injury hazard exists if the instrument is improperly used or if unsafe
actions occur. We use this symbol and another appropriate safety symbol to
alert you to an imminent or potential hazard that could cause personal injury.
Hydrogen Safety Precautions
Hydrogen is a colorless, odorless, highly flammable gas with the molecular formula H2 and an
atomic weight of 1.00794, making it the lightest element. Hydrogen gas presents a hazard as
it is combustible over a wide range of concentrations: at ambient temperature and pressure,
this ranges from about 4% to 74.2% by volume.
Hydrogen has a flash point of - 423 °F (- 253 °C) and an auto-ignition temperature of
1,040 °F (560 °C). It has a very low ignition energy and the highest burning velocity of any
gas. If hydrogen is allowed to expand rapidly from high pressure, it can self-ignite. Hydrogen
burns with a flame that can be invisible in bright light.
WARNING - FIRE HAZARD: The use of hydrogen as a carrier gas is dangerous. Hydrogen
is potentially explosive and must be used with extreme care. Any use of hydrogen gas must
be reviewed by appropriate health and safety staff and all installations of hydrogen systems
must be performed to applicable codes and standards. Thermo Fisher Scientific assumes
no liability for the improper use of hydrogen as a carrier gas.
Before you begin using hydrogen, you should conduct a risk assessment based on the quantity
of hydrogen to be used and the conditions of your laboratory. You should ask yourself:
“What hydrogen hazards associated with this project are most likely to occur?”
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“What hydrogen hazards associated with this project have the potential to result in the
worst consequences?”
• Try to reduce or eliminate the higher risks by using the proper ventilation to remove
hydrogen gas before an ignitable concentration can accumulate. You should also consider
purging the hydrogen to further reduce hazards and ensure anyone who will be working
with hydrogen has basic hydrogen safety training.
• As with laboratory safety in general, be sure to wear safety glasses, laboratory coats, gloves,
etc. Typically there are no specific requirements for gaseous hydrogen, other than eye
protection when working with a compressed gas. If working with liquid (cryogenic)
hydrogen, insulated gloves and protective shoes should be worn in addition to eye
protection.
• You should post “No Smoking” and “No Open Flames” signs to identify hydrogen
sources and cylinders. Maintain, inspect and leak-test all hydrogen sources regularly.
• All hydrogen shutoff valves should be clearly marked and permanent hydrogen piping
should be labeled as such at the supply or discharge point and at regular intervals along its
length. Where hydrogen gas piping passes through a wall, the piping should be labeled on
both sides of the wall.
• There should also be contingency plans in place should an incident occur.
• The site emergency response team, as well as the local fire department, should know the
location of all hydrogen storage tanks.
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Hydrogen Safety Precautions
Using Hydrogen with ISQ
To use hydrogen with the ISQ, you must always shut off the GC carrier gas before venting or
turning off the ISQ. There are three hydrogen safety screws on the ISQ that must be in place.
These are attached to your instrument at the factory. ISQ Preinstallation Requirements Guide
Figure 1.
Hydrogen Safety Screws on the ISQ
Left Top Cover
Screw
Right Top Cover
Screw
Front Panel
Screw
Make sure all the covers and panels of the ISQ are firmly attached before powering on the
ISQ. If you vented the system, make sure the vent valve is tightly closed before powering on
the system. Make sure all fittings, ferrules, and o-rings are sealed prior to powering on the
system.
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Hydrogen Connection Guidelines
Use the following guidelines to safely connect hydrogen to your system:
• Piping—Hydrogen must be delivered to equipment using appropriate piping and be
done in such a way as to pose essentially no hazard to end-users. Piping systems for the
delivery of hydrogen should be designed and installed by a person qualified by specific
training and experience with hydrogen piping systems.
Stainless steel is usually recommended because it is a safe, cost-effective material. Piping
of black iron must not be used, as the pipe can become brittle with age.
Elastomeric/plastic tubing of various plastics and polymers should not be used, unless the
tubing is approved for use with hydrogen. If elastomeric/plastic tubing is used for
hydrogen gas delivery, the tubing should be tested for hydrogen permeability to minimize
leakage.
The hydrogen piping system must be flexible enough to endure routine thermal
expansion and contraction. The system should also include considerations for the most
severe condition of temperature and pressure expected during service. Piping and
supports must be able to withstand static loading introduced by such things as ice and
snow; and dynamic loading from high wind and earthquake.
Caution should be used if burying hydrogen piping. Proper controls should be used to
protect against damage and corrosion, and also to prevent Hydrogen from entering a
building if there is any leakage.
• Fittings—All fittings must be of the proper type approved or designed for use with
hydrogen gas. Use as few fittings as possible to minimize the potential for leaks. After
installation, ensure that leak testing is carried out prior to system use, and on a regular
basis.
There must be no PTFE tape or other things like plumber's putty used to enhance a seal, as
this actually is a detriment to a good seal. Ideally the best installation would use stainless
steel tubing with appropriate gas-tight fittings.
Welding is usually preferred for joints in hydrogen piping systems since welding provides
a better connection and reduces the potential for leaks compared to mechanical fittings.
Soft solder joints are not permitted for hydrogen systems (due to the low melting point of
soft solder and its potential for brittle failure at cryogenic temperatures). Brazed joints are
permitted, but such joints should be protected against the possibility of external fire.
Tubing connections should be clamped to barbed or press-fit type connections. Hose
clamps or jubilee clamps must not be used.
• Valves—All valves must be suitable for hydrogen service and for the specific operating
conditions. Valves, including regulators, must not be used for hydrogen, unless they are
designed and identified for such a use. Ball valves are often chosen because of their
superior leak tightness through the valve seat. Pneumatic operators are usually chosen for
remotely operated valves so that potential ignition sources (electricity) are remote from
the valve.
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Manual shutoff valves should be provided near each point of use, within immediate reach.
If a hydrogen cylinder or hydrogen generation system is located within immediate reach,
a separate point-of-use shutoff valve is usually not necessary.
Line regulators that have their source away from the point of use should have a manual
shutoff valve near the point of use.
An emergency gas shutoff device in an accessible location outside the use area should be
provided in addition to the manual point-of-use valve in each educational and
instructional laboratory space that has a piped gas supply system.
If necessary, the piping system should have uninterruptible pressure relief. The pressure
relief system should be designed to provide a discharge rate sufficient to avoid further
pressure increase and should vent to a safe location outside or to a ventilation system
exhaust.
Purchasing Hydrogen
Use the following guidelines when purchasing hydrogen:
• Hydrogen Generator—Because it minimizes the amount of hydrogen present and reduces
the degree of hazard, a hydrogen generator (also called an electrolyzer) is the safest way to
purchase hydrogen in the quantity used in GC/MS.
However, to minimize the degree of hazard, the hydrogen generator must only be
operated in a non-explosive environment because hydrogen buildup can be ignitable.
This means that your ventilation system for the room or lab hood must maintain an air
exchange rate that is at least two orders of magnitude greater than the maximum
hydrogen production rate of the hydrogen generator. Be sure to follow the manufacturers'
directions about proper use and maintenance of the regulator.
To prevent the possibility of releasing hydrogen, the hydrogen generator should be set to
shut down if:
−
There is a loss of flow to the ventilation system
−
A hydrogen detector alarms at 25% of the lower flammable limit of hydrogen in air.
The oxygen exhausted by the electrolyzer should be vented to the outside as well.
• Hydrogen Cylinder—Hydrogen can be delivered in standard laboratory gas bottles or
cylinders. These cylinders have a limited amount of hydrogen in them and are a safe way
to transport and store hydrogen. However, compressed hydrogen gas cylinders, like all
compressed gas cylinders, must be secured in an upright position, ideally with a
non-combustible chain or cable. If the cylinder falls over, the valve can be knocked off
and the pressurized cylinder can take off like a rocket, which leads to the release of
hydrogen and possibly an explosion, severe injury, or death. Never crack a hydrogen
cylinder valve to remove dust or dirt from fittings prior to attaching a regulator, as there is
a risk of self-ignition.
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Properly Storing Hydrogen
Storing and handling compressed hydrogen gas and cryogenic liquid hydrogen present
potential health and safety hazards. Using proper storage and handling techniques is essential
to maintaining a safe work environment.
Use the following guidelines when storing hydrogen:
• Store spare hydrogen gas cylinders outside and away from doors, windows, building air
intake vents, structures, and vehicle routes. This precaution applies when the hydrogen is
or is not in use. Indoor storage of spare hydrogen cylinders has special requirements,
which is beyond the scope of this document. Documentation for each vessel should
include a description of the vessel, a list of available drawings or other documents, the
most recent inspection results, and the responsible person's name.
• Prevent spare cylinders from toppling by wrapping them with chains. The chains should
also be protected against corrosion and excessive heat.
• Separate spare hydrogen cylinders from oxidizing gases (such as oxygen) with a 5 ft
(1.5 m) tall fire barrier with a half-hour fire rating or place the cylinders at least 20 ft
(6 m) apart.
• When moving hydrogen cylinders:
−
Remove the regulator and replace the cylinder valve cap before moving.
−
Move cylinders on cylinder carts or with other appropriate transport devices.
−
Never roll or drop a cylinder and never lift a cylinder by its protective cap.
• Bulk hydrogen systems include either gaseous or liquid hydrogen in fixed installations; in
some gas systems a semi-permanent trailer (tube trailer) can be used. Storage vessels for
compressed hydrogen gas or liquid hydrogen should be designed, constructed, tested, and
maintained in accordance with applicable codes and standards. Bulk hydrogen systems
represent a level of complexity again which is beyond the scope of this document;
however some general guidelines are provided.
• The bulk hydrogen storage system should not be located beneath electric power lines,
close to other flammable gases/liquids, or close to public areas. It should be readily
accessible to authorized personnel and delivery equipment, but protected from physical
damage or tampering.
• As liquid hydrogen systems also have a cryogenic hazard, additional safety considerations
for the use of cryogenic liquids may be necessary.
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Hydrogen Safety Codes, Standards and References
The following list of safety codes, standards and references is in no way an exhaustive list. In
fact, there may be federal, state or local codes that apply to your specific location. Check with
all appropriate agencies with jurisdiction before installing or using a hydrogen system.
• Air Products Safetygram #4 Gaseous Hydrogen
• ANSI/AIAA standard for hydrogen safety guidelines is AIAA G-095-2004, Guide to
Safety of Hydrogen and Hydrogen Systems
• ASME B31.1, Power Piping Code
• ASME B31.3, Process Piping Code
• ASME B31.8, Gas Transmission and Distribution Systems
• BCGA Code Of Practice CP4 Industrial Gas Cylinder Manifolds and Gas Distribution
Pipework
• BCGA Code Of Practice CP33 The Bulk Storage of Gaseous Hydrogen at Users'
Premises
• CGA G-5, Hydrogen
• CGA G-5.4, Standard for Hydrogen Piping Systems at Consumer Locations
• CGA G-5.5, Hydrogen Vent Systems
• CGA G-5.6, Hydrogen Pipeline Systems
• CGA G-5.8, High Pressure Hydrogen Piping Systems at Consumer Locations.
• FM Global Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets 7-50: Compressed Gases in Cylinders
• FM Global Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets 7-91: Hydrogen
• IGC Doc 121/04/E, Hydrogen Transportation Pipelines System Design Features
• NASA
• NSS 1740.16 Safety Standard For Hydrogen And Hydrogen Systems Guidelines for
Hydrogen System Design, Materials Selection, Operations, Storage, and Transportation
• NFPA 52, Vehicular Fuel Systems Code
• NFPA 55, Standard for the Storage, Use, and Handling of Compressed Gases and
Cryogenic Fluids in Portable and Stationary Containers, Cylinders, and Tanks, 2005
Edition
• NFPA 68, Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting
• NFPA 70, National Electrical Code
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• NFPA 497, Recommended Practice for the Classification of Flammable Liquids, Gases,
or Vapors and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical
Process Areas
• NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
• NFPA 45, Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals
• NFPA 55, Standard for the Storage, Use, and Handling of Compressed Gases and
Cryogenic Fluids in Portable and Stationary Containers, Cylinders, and Tanks
• NFPA 68, 2007 Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting
• NFPA 69, Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems
• NFPA 91, Standard for Exhaust Systems for Air Conveying of Vapors
• NFPA 255, Standard Method of Test of Surface Burning Characteristics of Building
Materials
• OSHA 29CFR1910.103 1910.103 Hydrogen
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 To contact Technical Support
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This chapter describes how to prepare your site before the Thermo Scientific Field Service
Engineer arrives to install the ISQ.
Contents
• Entrance Requirements
• Workbench and Space Requirements
• Lighting Requirements
• Power Requirements
• Environmental Requirements
• Gas Equipment Requirements
• Receiving Requirements
• What Happens Next?
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Entrance Requirements
Use the following guidelines to ensure the entrance to your site will allow for the delivery of
your ISQ system:
1. Ensure the width of your delivery door opening is at least 81 cm (32 in.).
2. Make sure you have enough room to move boxes around corners, into elevators, or
through doorways. The table below contains the dimensions and weight of shipping
boxes, so that you can make accommodations.
Table 1. Shipping Box Dimensions and Weight
Box Contents
Length
Width
Height
Weight
cm
in.
cm
in.
cm
in.
kg
lbs.
109
43
71
28
112
44
109
240
TRACE 1300 or TRACE 1310
60
24
80
31
80
31
64
140
TRACE GC Ultra
79
31
79
31
79
31
73
160
FOCUS GC
53
21
74
29
86
34
41
90
AI/AS 3000 II (Right-Mounted)2
36
14
51
20
36
14
10
22
AI/AS 3000 II (Left-Mounted)2
36
14
51
20
41
16
15
33
TriPlus RSH (with standard X-axis)
65
26
100
39
32
13
45-55
99-121
TriPlus RSH (with extended X-axis)
65
26
105
41
32
13
60
132
ISQ
1
1. The computer, keyboard, monitor, foreline pump, and ISQ Installation Kit are included in the box with the ISQ.
2. The AI/AS 3000 II can be mounted to the left or right of the TRACE GC Ultra. It can only be mounted to the right side of the TRACE 1300.
TRACE 1310, or FOCUS GC.
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Workbench and Space Requirements
Use the following guidelines to ensure you have enough space to set up the ISQ system:
1. Ensure you have adequate workbench space for the system. Refer to the table below for
exact measurements of each component. Use the information in the table below to
configure the workbench. Be sure to leave 41 cm (16 in.) of extra space to the left of the
ISQ for performing maintenance and 46 cm (18 in.) for the monitor and keyboard.
Table 2. Workbench and Space Requirements
Depth
Instrument
Width
Height
Weight
cm
in.
cm
in.
cm
in.
kg
lbs
ISQ
69
27
36
14
46
18
45
99
Foreline Pump1, 2
46
18
20
8
25
10
24
52
Computer2
48
19
20
8
43
17
12
27
Monitor2
16
7
46
18
32
13
4
8
Keyboard2
23
9
46
18
5
2
1
2
TRACE 1300
60
24
44
17
45
18
55
121
TRACE 1310
67
26
44
17
45
18
55
121
TRACE GC Ultra
69
27
61
24
51
20
48
105
FOCUS GC
56
22
36
14
48
19
30
66
AI 3000 II
28
11
23
9
40
19
6
13
AS 3000 II
28
11
41
16
40
19
6
13
TriPlus RSH standard X axis
80
32
99
39
74
29
25
55
TriPlus RSH extended X-axis
80
32
135
53
74
29
27
60
Direct Probe Controller3
58
23
33
13
12
5
6
13
1 This item is placed on the floor under the system.
2 Dimensions vary per manufacturer.
3Sits on top or to the side of the ISQ.
2. Supply a 1-in. i.d. hose to the building exhaust air system, an oil mist filter, or other
scrubbing device. The pump exhaust contains carrier gas, solvents, analytes, and a small
amount of oil vapor. These material may be flammable, poisonous, or corrosive. Do not
allow the exhaust from the foreline pump, which includes your analytes, to accumulate at
unsafe levels in your laboratory. Consult your local Environmental and Safety Regulations
for information about how to properly exhaust fumes from your laboratory.
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3. Allow at least 30 cm (12 in.) of clearance behind the GC. This space allows for venting of
the hot exhaust, clearance of the gas lines, electrical connections, access to power switch,
and horizontal movement of the TriPlus “Y” axis arm.
4. Make sure you have at least 91 cm (3 ft.) of clearance above the system. This space allows
room for optional accessories (such as autosamplers) and proper heat dissipation.
5. Make sure your workbench can support a standard ISQ system. Keep in mind, additional
instruments add to the total weight.
6. Ensure that your work area is stable and free of vibration from nearby equipment. The
ISQ system is a sensitive instrument. For this reason, the foreline pump should be placed
on the floor below the system.
Lighting Requirements
Use the following guidelines to ensure your site has the proper lighting:
1. Ensure that the work area is properly lit. You may need an overhead lamp to light your
work area.
2. You may need a small, high-intensity lamp when you clean the ISQ.
Power Requirements
Use the following guidelines to ensure your site is equipped with enough power to support the
system. The ISQ is designed to handle voltages between 100-240 V~ (50/60 Hz, 15 AMAX).
The foreline pump must be set to the line voltage that will be used at your location.
Note Due to the power draw of the ISQ and GC, each instrument must be on its own
dedicated circuit.
Table 3. System Power Requirements
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Equipment
Maximum Power (W)
ISQ, including foreline pump
1200
TRACE 1300 and TRACE 1310
2000
TRACE GC Ultra
1920
FOCUS GC
1600
Computer*
400
Monitor*
25
AI/AS 3000 II
95
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Table 3. System Power Requirements
Equipment
Maximum Power (W)
Direct Probe Controller
240
*Power requirements vary by manufacturer.
The power quality supplied to your system is very important. It must be stable and within the
minimum specifications listed in this section.
1. Test the power source quality in your laboratory to offset line voltage problems.
Improving power source quality is a complex task best handled by a company or
consultant specializing in that field. Contact your regional Thermo Fisher Scientific
Customer Service office for assistance in locating a power consultant. Having a poor
quality power source degrades ISQ system performance. Some examples of poor power
source quality are:
• Harmonic distortion causes noise in the power supply lines and degrades instrument
performance. Harmonic distortion is a high-frequency disturbance that may affect
operation of your ISQ. This disturbance appears as distortion of the fundamental
sine wave. Total harmonic distortion should be less than 6%. For more information,
refer to the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC. However, the power specifications for the
ISQ system are more exact than those of the IEC.
• Sags are constant low line voltage, which cause the system to function erratically or
not at all.
• Slow changes are gradual, long-term changes in average root mean square (RMS)
voltage level, with typical durations greater than 2 s.
• Surges are constant high line voltage, which cause overheating and component
failure. Sags and surges are slow changes in average root mean square (RMS) voltage
level, with typical durations between 50 ms and 2 s.
• Transients, even of a few microseconds duration cause electronic devices to fail or to
degrade and significantly shorten their lives. Transients (or impulses) are brief voltage
excursions of up to several thousand volts with durations less than 50 ms.
• Voltage variations must not exceed 10% of the nominal value
• Transient overvoltages must not exceed those specified in category II of IEC
60364-4-443.
• Power must be single-phase
• Wall outlets must have earth-ground hard-wired to the main panel
• Included power cords are 2 m (6 ft) long
Contact your local Customer Service office to discuss power cordset concerns.
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2. The ISQ comes with the required number and type of power cords for your region.
Table 4 will help you identify the correct power cord for your region and instrument. It
also includes the Thermo Scientific part numbers to reorder. You may use any brand of
power cord, as long as it is appropriate for your region.
Table 4. Power cord identification and ordering information by region. (Sheet 1 of 2)
Region
Thermo Scientific Part Number
C13 (for PC, monitors, and
autosamplers)
Thermo Scientific Part
Number C19 (for GC and MS)
North American 120V
North American 250V
Japanese 125V
Switzerland 250V
Australian 250V
China 250V
Europe-Schuko 250V
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Table 4. Power cord identification and ordering information by region. (Sheet 2 of 2)
Region
Thermo Scientific Part Number
C13 (for PC, monitors, and
autosamplers)
Thermo Scientific Part
Number C19 (for GC and MS)
United Kingdom 250V
Danish 250V
Italian 250V
Israeli 250V
Indian 250V
Argentina 250V
Note The 250V region power cords will work with the 230V circuits.
Environmental Requirements
The normal operating environment for the ISQ must have the following characteristics:
• Indoor use only
• Altitude up to 2000 meters
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• Maximum relative humidity between 5% and 80% up to 31 °C. The maximum relative
humidity decreases linearily to 67% as the temperature climbs to 35 °C.
• Voltage variations not exceeding 10% of the nominal value
• Transient overvoltages not exceeding those specified in category II of IEC 60364-4-443.
Use the following guidelines to ensure your site has the proper environmental conditions for
the system:
1. Ensure that your room temperature is 5-40 °C (41-104 °F). The analytical performance is
only confirmed for temperatures between 15-35 °C (59-95 °F). For best performance, the
operating temperature should be constant. Use the table below to calculate the amount of
heat your system will generate and ensure your air-conditioning system can handle that
amount of heat.
Table 5. Maximum Heat Generated By Each Instrument
Heat Output
(BTU per Hr)
Heat Output
(in W)
ISQ, including foreline pump
4095
1200
TRACE 1300 and TRACE 1310
6830
2000
6550
1920
5460
1600
1365
400
85
25
Instrument
TRACE GC Ultra
Standard
Equipment FOCUS GC
Computer1
Monitor1
AI/AS 3000 II
Optional
TriPlus RSH
Equipment
Direct Probe Controller
325
6832
or
13663
820
95
2002
or 4003
240
1Power requirements vary by manufacturer.
2With one power module.
3With two power modules.
2. Ensure that the relative humidity in your laboratory is between 40 and 80% with no
condensation. A temperature and humidity monitor in your laboratory helps ensure that
the climate is within these specifications.
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3. Ensure that the air in your site is free of excess particulate matter.
For reference, the air should contain fewer than 100,000 particles (larger than 5 μm) per
cubic meter. If the concentration is larger than this amount, dust can accumulate on
electronic components. This accumulation reduces their ability to cool off properly and
could cause them to overheat. If your environment is particularly dusty, we recommend
that you purchase the optional dust filter for your system.
4. Ensure that your site is free of electrostatic discharge (ESD), which may damage the
electronic components of your system. Ensure your static has been discharged before
touching internal components of the instrument. ESD can damage sensitive components,
resulting in premature failures.
Gas Equipment Requirements
Use the following guidelines to ensure you have the proper gas supplies ready far in advance of
installation:
1. You will need a supply of ultra-high purity GC carrier gas. Typical cylinders are about
23 cm (9 in.) wide by 140 cm (55 in.) tall and output >15,000 kPa (>2200 psig). A single
full-size tank contains 8000 L of helium or 6000 L of hydrogen and each will last about
three months with a typical usage rate of 50 mL/min.
Table 6. Carrier Gas Specifications
Gas Type
Purity
Outlet Pressure
Regulator
Connector
Helium
99.999%1 700 kPa (100 psig)
Dual-stage brass
CGA-5802
regulator with stainless
steel diaphragm
Hydrogen
99.999%1 700 kPa (100 psig)
Dual-stage brass
CGA-3502
regulator with stainless
steel diaphragm and
purge valve
1 Ultra-high purity with less than 1.0 ppm each of water, oxygen, and total hydrocarbons and contained in one tank.
2 Connectors will vary with cylinder size. Confirm that your regulator will work with your gas tank. All connections
to the GC/MS are 1/8 in. Swagelok fittings.
WARNING - FIRE HAZARD: When using hydrogen, be aware that it can flow into the oven
and create a fire hazard. Turn off the supply until the GC column is in the inlet and ISQ.
Whenever you use hydrogen, it is critical to test all connections, lines, and valves for leaks
before using the instrument. When performing maintenance, be sure to turn off the
hydrogen supply.
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Oxygen and moisture cannot be prevented from entering the system during cylinder
changes. To minimize the impact of these contaminants on the GC system, high purity
gas handling equipment should be used. To further protect the system from oxygen and
moisture, point-of-use purifiers should be installed in the carrier gas lines just prior to the
GC to remove any residual contaminants.
2. If your ISQ will be equipped with the Chemical Ionization (CI) Reagent Gas Flow
module, make sure you have the proper gas for it. Typical flow rates are only 1-3 mL/min,
so smaller tanks like lecture bottles can be used.
Table 7. CI Gas Specifications
Gas Type
Purity
Outlet Pressure
Regulator
Connector*
Methane
99.99%
high-purity
35-240 kPa
(5-35 psig)
Dual-stage brass
regulator with
stainless steel
diaphragm
CGA-350
Isobutane
99.9%
instrument
grade
35-240 kPa
(5-35 psig),
Dual-stage brass
regulator with
stainless steel
diaphragm
CGA-510
Ammonia
99.99%,
anhydrous
grade
35-240 kPa,
(5-35 psig)
Consult your gas
supplier for
specific regulator
requirements.
CGA-240
* Connectors will vary with cylinder size. Confirm that your regulator will work with your gas tank. All connections
to the GC/MS are 1/8 in. Swagelok fittings.
WARNING - FIRE HAZARD: Some CI gases, such as methane and isobutane, are
flammable. Make sure these gases are properly exhausted and all gas fittings on the system
are leak-free. Consult your local Environmental and Safety Regulations for information
about how to properly exhaust fumes from your laboratory.
WARNING - TOXIC SUBSTANCES HAZARD: Some CI gases, such as ammonia, are toxic.
Make sure these gases are properly exhausted and all gas fittings on the system are
leak-free. Consult your local Environmental and Safety Regulations for information about
how to properly exhaust fumes from your laboratory.
CAUTION INSTRUMENT DAMAGE: Do not exceed 240 kPa (35 psig) or you could
damage the CI reagent gas flow module.
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3. If your ISQ will be equipped with a Direct Insertion Probe, make sure you have
compressed air, which is used to cool the probe.
4. If you have a TriPlus autosampler with the SPME conditioning station or a TriPlus
Headspace autosampler, you need to obtain a low-pressure, single-stage regulator
(0-30 psi) for nitrogen purging.
Table 8. Other Gas Specifications
Purity
Maximum
Pressure
Equipment
Gas Type
Direct
Insertion
Probe
Air
90%1
TriPlus
SPME
Headspace
Nitrogen
99.999% 200 kPa
(30 psi)
Regulator
700 kPa
(100 psig)
Connector
Dual-stage brass
regulator
CGA-590
Dual-stage brass
regulator with
stainless steel
diaphragm
CGA-580
1 Pure, particle and oil free, and contained in one tank.
2 Connectors will vary with cylinder size. Confirm that your regulator will work with your gas tank. All connections
to the GC/MS are 1/8 in. Swagelok fittings.
5. If your GC and PTV injector will be equipped with a cryogenic cooling option, you will
need a supply of coolant, such as liquid nitrogen or liquid carbon dioxide. Be sure to
specify the exact GC cryogenic cooling option when ordering the coolant. See the
TRACE GC Ultra Preinstallation Requirements Guide for more information.
6. Gas lines should be:
• As short as possible and close to the ISQ system.
• Made of copper or stainless steel when using helium, hydrogen, methane, and
isobutane.
• Made of stainless steel when using ammonia or other corrosive gases.
• Free of oil and moisture
7. Obtain the proper gas line filters, which help prevent impurities and contaminants from
entering your system. Water, oxygen, and total hydrocarbons should be less than 1 ppm
to avoid high background noise and prevent contamination. The GC is equipped with
two intake filters that trap moisture, oxygen, and hydrocarbons.
8. Store gas tanks and bottles properly so they will not damage cables or gas lines. Ensure
they are secured in accordance with standard safety practices.
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Using Hydrogen
To safely use hydrogen in your ISQ, you should have a hydrogen sensor installed in your GC.
Field Service Engineers can install a sensor. but they are not authorized to install or repair any
instrument using hydrogen as a carrier gas unless the instrument is equipped with the
appropriate sensor. The sensor must be calibrated occasionally, as described in the sensor’s
documentation.
Use the following safety precautions when using hydrogen:
• Ensure that all hydrogen cylinders comply with the safety requirements for proper use
and storage. Hydrogen cylinders and delivery systems must comply with local regulations.
• Make sure the gas supply is turned completely off when connecting hydrogen lines.
• Perform a bubble test to ensure that the hydrogen lines are leak-tight before using the
instrument. Repeat this test to eliminate all leaks.
• Ensure your GC has a Thermo Fisher Scientific hydrogen sensor installed. A hydrogen
sensor continuously monitors the hydrogen level in the oven.
• Always turn off the GC and shut off the hydrogen at its source before venting the ISQ.
• Remove as many sources of ignition as possible from your laboratory. Sources can include
open flames, electrostatic discharges, or devices that spark.
• Do not open a cylinder of hydrogen without a regulator attached because it may
self-ignite.
Receiving Requirements
When you receive the ISQ system:
1. Inspect the boxes for damage when the instrument arrives. Our instruments are shipped
by electronic equipment carriers who specialize in the handling of delicate equipment.
Occasionally, however, equipment is inadvertently damaged in transit. If you notice
evidence of external damage, do not refuse shipment. Instead, call Customer Service.
2. Once you are finished inspecting your shipment, move the cartons to a protected
location, preferably the installation site. Leave the boxes as complete as possible and do
not unpack or open the boxes without our Field Service Engineer (FSE) present. Doing
otherwise may void your warranty or order.
3. Complete the Installation Request Form located at the front of this guide and forward it
to Customer Support.
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What Happens Next?
After the Installation Request Form is received, Customer Support will contact you to
schedule the installation of your system. It is important to confirm that all the requirements
on the form are met BEFORE the Field Service Engineer arrives.
The Field Service Engineer will install the system and confirm that all performance tests pass.
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ISQ Preinstallation Requirements Guide
Thermo Scientific
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