AirChek XR5000 Operating Instructions

AirChek XR5000 Operating Instructions
AirChek® XR5000 Sample Pump
Cat. No. 210-5000
Operating Instructions
863 Valley View Road, Eighty Four, PA 15330 USA • Tel: 724-941-9701 • e-mail: skctech@skcinc.com • www.skcinc.com
Inlet port with
protective filter
Bright blue
pump status
LED
Battery charge
level indicator
Easy-to-read
liquid crystal
display (LCD)
Large,
simple
operating
keypad
Battery pack
(2 options
available)
Not shown:
Belt clip (back)
Battery charging jack (back)
Figure 1. AirChek XR5000 Air Sample Pump
Introduction
Description
The SKC AirChek XR5000 Sample Pump (Figure 1) is a constant flow (5 to 5000 ml/min) air sampler suitable for low flow gas/vapor or
high flow particulate sampling.
Checking Pump/Kit Contents
Use the table below to verify that you received all items associated with the Cat. No. ordered. If you are missing items, contact
SKC at 800-752-8472 (U.S. only) or 724-941-9701.
If You Ordered Cat. No.
Your Package Should Contain
210-5001
AirChek XR5000 Sample Pump with high-power lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery and screwdriver set
210-5002
AirChek XR5000 Sample Pump with standard Li-Ion battery and screwdriver set
210-5001K
Single Pump Kit includes pump with high-power Li-Ion battery, 100-240V single charger, and cassette holder, in a
soft-side nylon carry case
210-5002K
Single Pump Kit includes pump with standard Li-Ion battery, 100-240V single charger, and cassette holder, in a soft-side
nylon carry case
Required Equipment
;
;
;
1/4-inch ID (3/8-inch OD) Tygon® tubing
Charger for Li-Ion battery-powered pump
Low flow accessories if sampling at 5 to 500 ml/min. See Accessories.
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Getting Started
Charge the Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Power supply
• Completely charge a new battery pack before operating the pump. It may be necessary to charge the
battery a few times before maximum battery capacity is achieved.
• Intrinsic safety circuitry inside the battery causes the pump to self-discharge during storage. Charge battery
completely before calibration and sampling to achieve optimum pump operation.
• After charging the battery pack, it is good practice to run the pump for approximately 5 minutes before
calibrating. This ensures the battery is in more steady-state conditions and improves the agreement in pre
and post-sampling calibrations.
Jack
• The battery pack may be kept on SKC-approved Li-Ion battery chargers for an indefinite time.
Charging
unit
1.
For a complete charge, ensure the pump is not running. Insert plug on charging unit into the
battery charging jack on back of pump. Ensure plug is oriented so that the arrow on the plug is
facing upward.
Battery
charging
jack
AirChek XR5000 charging train with
single charger (a five-station charger
is available, see Accessories)
Ensure proper orientation of charging cable before plugging it into the charging jack.
Improper orientation/contact will short circuit the battery and voids any warranty.
Short circuiting the battery pack will render it immediately inoperative.
2.
Insert plug on power supply into jack on charging unit.
3.
Pull locking tab to side and insert appropriate wall plug into power supply.
Release locking tab. Plug power supply into a wall outlet.
4.
The standard 2-cell Li-Ion battery pack will recharge in approximately 4 hours. The high-power
4-cell Li-Ion battery pack will recharge in approximately 8 hours. Run pump for 5 minutes
after charging is complete.
Interchangeable wall plugs insert into
power supply.
Reading the Charging Status LED on the Single Charger
The Li-Ion Charging Unit (Cat. No. P22300) indicates battery charge status via an LED on the unit that blinks in specific patterns.
Observe the LED steadily for > 5 seconds to read charge status (see below).
LED Action
Charge Status
ON

steady
Charge in progress
ON

2 sec
OFF
{
.25 sec
ON

2 sec
(Repeats)
OFF
{
2 sec
ON

.25 sec
OFF
{
2 sec
(Repeats)
Power supply
jack
Approximately 80% charged
Charge completed
Charge status
LED
Determining Battery Charge
Three bars indicate a full charge (normally appears after charging), approximately 75 to 100%.
Two bars indicate the battery is charged enough to operate the pump, approximately 25 to 75%.
One bar indicates battery charge is low (charge battery), approximately 1 to 25%.
No bars indicate that low battery fault is imminent.
Low Battery Fault
No bars and a flashing outline indicate a low battery fault (pump will go into Hold and go to sleep after 15 seconds in low battery fault).
Accumulated run time will be retained.
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Notes and Cautions
• Do not charge or operate pump from charger in hazardous locations.
• Use only the charger and battery packs designed for the AirChek XR5000 pump to ensure reliable performance. Failure to do so will void any warranty.
logo and the battery pack label contains Cat. No. P85004 or
• For safe operation in hazardous locations, ensure the pump label contains the
P85002. Use of any other battery pack or device to power the pump voids the UL Listing for intrinsic safety.
• Tampering with the battery pack or using a repaired or rebuilt battery pack voids any warranty and UL Listing for intrinsic safety.
• Do not open, disassemble, short circuit, crush, incinerate, or expose the battery to fire or high temperatures.
• Use only the SKC-approved charger for this pump. Use of an unapproved charger may damage the battery and pump and voids any warranty.
• Failure to follow warnings and cautions voids any warranty.
See http://www.skcinc.com/instructions/1756.pdf for more information on SKC pump battery packs.
How to Use the Keypad
The AirChek XR5000 is operated by pressing key sequences on the keypad located on the front of the pump case (see right and table below).
Key



Action
Scrolls through parameters in user setup functions
Increases flow rate, timed run, and run delay time
Decreases flow rate, timed run, and run delay time
Key Sequence

[]

Action/Result
Press keys individually.
Press simultaneously to toggle between Hold and Run modes and to exit user setup functions.
Security code. With pump in a non-running state (no flashing blue LED), press to access user
setup functions.
Up
arrow
key
Star
key
Down
arrow
key
Turn Pump Power On/Off
Turn on:
• Press and hold  until display shows “ON.”
• Press [] to run the pump or to place a running pump in Hold. A flashing blue LED on top of the
pump indicates pump is running or that there is a run delay programmed into the pump.
Turn off:
• Manual Off (Sleep mode): With pump in a non-running state (no flashing blue LED), press and hold 
until a countdown from 3 to 1 appears on the LCD and pump shuts off. Manual Off will operate even
when keypad is locked.
• Auto Off (Sleep mode): Turns off a non-running pump (no flashing blue LED) after five minutes of
inactivity.
Lock the Keypad
• While the keypad is locked, the  key will still operate to allow manual pump shutoff in a non-running state (no flashing blue LED).
• A locked keypad will remain locked until the user unlocks it. Turning the pump off and on does not affect keypad lock status.
Locking: In any mode, press  5 times quickly. A flashing “L” will appear in the lower right corner of the
display.
Unlocking: Press  5 times quickly. The flashing “L” will disappear from the lower right corner of the
display. The keypad may be operated normally. If the “L” is still displayed, see Troubleshooting.
Access User Setup Functions
User setup functions cannot be accessed while the keypad is locked.
Entering Functions: With pump in a non-running state (no flashing blue LED), press .
Exiting Functions: Press [] to exit user setup functions. Pump is ready to run.
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User Setup Functions
User setup functions are listed below in the order in which they are displayed. Note: the CLr function for clearing accumulated run time is
only available when accumulated run time exists.
No Accumulated Run Time
ADJ FLOW
Set TIMED RUN
Set RUN DELAY
Accumulated Run Time
CLr
ADJ FLOW
Set TIMED RUN
Set RUN DELAY
Clear Accumulated Run Time
• CLr will not cancel Timed Run or Run Delay time settings (see Cancel a Timed Run and/or Run Delay).
• Changing the timed run and/or run delay settings in user setup functions will automatically clear accumulated run time.
• Changing the flow rate in user setup functions will not clear accumulated run time.
1.
2.
With the pump in a non-running state (no flashing blue LED), press .
Press [] at CLr display to clear accumulated run time. The pump is ready to run.
Set Flow Rate
1. With pump in a non-running state (no flashing blue LED), press .
2. Connect the pump inlet to a calibrator.
3. Press  until “ADJ” and “Flow” flash on the display.
4. Press  to increase or  to decrease flow. Dashed lines will move up and down on the LCD to indicate
direction of adjustment. Flow rate will not display on the pump LCD. Observe the calibrator for flow
reading.
5. Press [] to accept the flow setting and to exit user setup functions.
Set a Timed Run
Program the AirChek XR5000 from its keypad to run from 1 to 9999 minutes.
With pump in a non-running state (no flashing blue LED):
1. Press  to enter user setup functions.
2. Press  until a flashing “Set Timed Run” and “min” appear on the display.
3. Press  to increase or  to decrease minutes.
4. Press [] to accept timed run setting and to exit user setup functions. The setting will appear on the
display and the pump will be ready to run.
5. Press [] to run the pump.
During a timed run:
a. The blue LED on top of the pump case will flash. “Timed Run Remaining” will display and the minutes will count down on the
LCD.
b. Accumulated run time can be displayed by pressing and holding .
c. Run can be paused (Hold) by pressing []. The time remaining and accumulated run time displays will
freeze. Run can be resumed by pressing []. Time remaining and cumulative run time will resume.
d. At the end of the run, the pump will stop and “Timed Run Remaining” and “0” will be displayed. To display
accumulated run time, press and hold .
e. To return to “Timed Run” display, press []. This will also clear accumulated run time.
Note: If pump goes to sleep following the run and is awakened, the pump will display “Timed Run Remaining” and “0.”
Accumulated run time from the run remains and can be displayed by pressing and holding .
Tip
Pressing [] after a completed run automatically clears accumulated run time.
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Set a Run Delay with Continuous Run
Program the AirChek XR5000 from its keypad to automatically start a sample run after a specified period of time (1 to 9999 minutes)
has elapsed.
With pump in a non-running state (no flashing blue LED):
1. Press  to enter user setup functions.
2. Press  until a flashing “Set Run Delay” and “min” appear on the display.
3. Press  to increase or  to decrease minutes.
4. Press [] to accept run delay setting and to exit user setup functions. Run delay time will display on
the LCD and the pump will be ready to start run delay.
5. Press [] to activate the pump.
During a run delay with continuous run:
a. The blue LED on top of the pump case will flash during the run delay even though the pump is not running.
b. Run delay time remaining will count down in minutes and display on the LCD.
c. Once the run delay time has elapsed, the pump will start running. Accumulated run time will count up
in minutes.
d. Run can be paused (Hold) by pressing []. The accumulated run time display will freeze. Run can be
resumed by pressing []. Accumulated run time display will resume.
e. Once the run is complete, stop the pump by pressing []. Accumulated run time will be displayed.
Note: If pump goes to sleep following the continuous run and is awakened, it will display accumulated run time.
Set a Run Delay with Timed Run
With pump in a non-running state (no flashing blue LED):
1. Press  to enter user setup functions.
2. Press  until flashing “Set Timed Run” and “min” appear on the display.
3. Press  to increase or  to decrease minutes (1 to 9999 minutes).
4. Press  to scroll to a flashing “Set Run Delay” and “min.”
5. Press  to increase or  to decrease minutes (1 to 9999 minutes).
6. Press [] to accept run delay and timed run settings and to exit user setup functions. The run delay
setting will appear on the LCD and the pump will be ready to start run delay.
7. Press [] to activate the pump.
During a run delay with timed run:
a. The blue LED on top of the pump case will flash during the run delay even though the pump is not running.
b. Run delay time remaining will count down in minutes and display on the LCD.
c. Once the run delay time has elapsed, the pump will start running. “Timed Run Remaining” will display
and count down in minutes on the LCD.
d. Accumulated run time can be displayed by pressing and holding .
e. Run can be paused (Hold) by pressing []. The time remaining and accumulated run time displays
will freeze. Run can be resumed by pressing []. Time remaining and cumulative run time will resume
f. At the end of the run, the pump will stop and “Timed Run Remaining” and “0” will display. To display
accumulated run time, press and hold .
g. To return to “Timed Run” display, press []. This will also clear accumulated run time.
Note: If pump goes to sleep following the timed run and is awakened, it will display “Timed Run Remaining” and “0.” Accumulated run time
from the run remains and can be displayed by pressing and holding .
Tips
• When setting a timed run or run delay with a large number of minutes in user setup functions, press  simultaneously with
 or . This activates the speed count feature that scrolls through timed run or run delay minutes in increments of 100.
• Pressing [] after a completed run automatically clears accumulated run time.
Cancel a Timed Run and/or Run Delay
• Selecting CLr in user setup functions after a sample run will clear accumulated run time only. It will not clear Timed Run or Run Delay time settings.
With pump in a non-running state (no flashing blue LED):
1. Press  to enter user setup functions.
2. Press  until flashing “Set Timed Run” and “min” appear on the display.
3. Press  until time displays as 0.
4. Repeat for Run Delay if needed.
5. Press [] to exit user setup functions. Pump will be ready to run.
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Operation
High Flow Applications (1 to 5 L/min)
Set/Calibrate Flow Rate
• Allow pump to equilibrate after moving it from one temperature extreme to another.
• Charge pump battery completely before calibration and sampling.
1.
Ensure that battery is fully charged and that pump has run for 5 minutes before calibrating.
2.
Prepare the calibrator. See calibrator instructions.
Calibration train with filter cassette
3.
Set up a calibration train (see above): Using flexible tubing, connect the calibrator outlet (suction port) to the representative sample
medium inlet. Using 1/4-inch Tygon tubing, connect the sample medium outlet to the pump inlet.
4.
With pump in a non-running state (no flashing blue LED), set the desired pump flow rate as follows:
a. Press  to enter user setup functions.
b. Press  until “ADJ” and “Flow” flash on display. Press  to increase flow. Press  to decrease flow (dashed
lines will move up or down on the display to indicate graphically the direction of the adjustment) until the
calibrator indicates the method-specified flow rate. Flow rate will not display on pump LCD. Observe the
calibrator to determine flow rate. Once the desired flow rate is indicated on the calibrator (within ± 5%),
press [] to accept flow setting and to exit user setup functions. Take a minimum of three readings and
record the average flow rate, as per OSHA/NIOSH instructions. The pump is ready to run.
• Changing the flow rate in user setup functions will not clear accumulated run time.
• Changing the timed run and/or run delay settings in user setup functions will automatically clear accumulated run time.
5.
Disconnect the calibrator and flexible tubing from the representative sample medium and proceed to Set Up/Sample.
Set Up/Sample
• Allow pump to equilibrate after moving it from one temperature extreme to another.
• Protect sample pump from weather when sampling outdoors.
• Use of any device or battery pack other than Cat. Nos. P85004 and P84002 to power the pump voids the UL Listing for intrinsic safety.
• Charge pump battery completely before calibration and sampling.
1.
2.
Replace sample medium with new unexposed medium for sample collection.
Place the sample medium where appropriate for sampling. For personal sampling, clip the sample collection medium to
the worker in the breathing zone and the pump to the worker’s belt using the belt clip.
When using an impinger, place an in-line trap between the pump and impinger to prevent fumes from accidentally being
drawn into the sampler. Failure to use an appropriate in-line trap during impinger sampling voids any warranty.
3.
Start a continuous or timed sample run by pressing []. Record start time and other pertinent information.
• Sampling will start automatically if a run delay is set and initiated. Sampling will stop automatically if a timed run is set and initiated.
• For automatic start and stop, set and initiate both a run delay and a timed run.
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4.
Sample for the time specified in the method used. Accumulated run time will display on the LCD.
5.
To stop a sample run, press []. This places the pump in Hold. Record stop time and other pertinent
information.
a. To resume sample run without clearing accumulated run time, press [].
b. To clear accumulated run time, place pump in Hold, press  to enter user setup functions, and press [] when CLr displays.
Possible Displays During Sampling
Flow Fault
— If the pump is unable to compensate for longer than 15 seconds due to excessive back pressure, the
pump enters flow fault. During flow fault, the fault icon displays on the LCD and flashes during the length of the fault, the pump
enters Hold mode, and the accumulated run time display is retained. The pump will restart in 15 seconds and try to continue
sampling. If the flow remains restricted, the pump will return to flow fault. Auto-restart is attempted every 15 seconds up to
5 times. Flow fault time is not added to accumulated run time.
Flow fault during
continuous run
To clear a flow fault and the flow fault icon, determine the cause of the fault, remedy the fault cause, and press [] to remove the icon
from the LCD and restart the pump.
Note: A low battery fault may occur instead of a flow fault when there is a low battery charge at the time of the fault, excessive back
pressure, and/or when there is a very short distance between the restriction and the pump inlet (e.g., finger fault versus pinched tubing).
The flow fault icon will not appear and auto-restart will not be activated under these conditions. A low battery fault icon will appear
instead and the pump will go to Sleep.
If pump goes to Sleep while in flow fault, the flow fault icon may remain displayed on the LCD when the pump is subsequently turned on. To
remove the icon from the LCD, place the pump in Hold, press  to enter user setup functions, and press [] when “CLr” appears.
6.
Cap the sample and send it with blanks and pertinent sampling information to a laboratory for analysis.
7.
Verify the flow.
a. Turn on the pump and reinstate the calibration train and sampling medium.
b. Take three readings and record the average value as the post-sample flow rate. Do not adjust the pump flow rate during this step.
c. Compare the pre and post-sample flow rates. Note in sampling documentation if the values differ by more than ± 5%.
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Low Flow Applications (5 to 500 ml/min)
• Single-tube sampling requires the All-in-One low flow adjustable tube holder; see the operating instructions for the All-in-One for details on its operation.
• Multiple-tube sampling requires a Constant Pressure Controller (CPC) and a Dual, Tri, or Quad Adjustable Low Flow Tube Holder accessory;
see the operating instructions for the CPC and Adjustable Low Flow Tube Holder for details on their operation.
Using the All-in-One Adjustable Tube Holder
Set/Calibrate Flow Rate for Single Tube
• Allow pump to equilibrate after moving it from one temperature extreme to another.
• Charge pump battery completely before calibration and sampling.
• Calibrate before each sampling operation using the tube holder and pump to be used for sampling.
• The flow rate through the pump is set first and then the flow rate through the sorbent tube is calibrated.
• Two small inlet holes on the bottom of the built-in CPC of the All-in-One can become blocked. Periodically inspect and, if needed, clean with a small
pick and blow particles away with a puff of air.
Pump Flow Rate
1. Ensure that battery is fully charged and that pump has run for 5 minutes before calibrating.
2.
Prepare the calibrator (see calibrator instructions). Using flexible tubing, connect the calibrator outlet (suction port) to the pump inlet.
3.
With the pump in a non-running state (no flashing blue LED), set the pump flow rate to 1.5 L/min as follows:
a. Press  to enter user setup functions.
b. Press  until “ADJ” and “Flow” flash on display. Press  to increase flow. Press  to decrease
flow (dashed lines will move up or down on the display to indicate graphically the direction of the
adjustment) until calibrator indicates the method-specified flow rate. Flow rate will not display on
pump LCD. Observe the calibrator to determine flow rate. Once the desired flow rate is indicated on
the calibrator (within ± 5%), press [] to accept flow setting and to exit user setup functions. Take
a minimum of three readings and record the average flow rate as per OSHA/NIOSH instructions.
• Changing the flow rate in user setup functions will not clear accumulated run time.
• Changing the timed run and/or run delay settings in user setup functions will automatically clear accumulated run time.
4.
Remove tubing from the pump inlet.
Flow Rate Through Sorbent Tube
1.
Attach the Tygon tubing from the All-in-One to the pump inlet. See right. Break tips
off the representative sorbent tube and insert it into the rubber sleeve on the holder
(arrow on tube pointing toward pump). Ensure that the sorbent tube fits snugly in
the rubber sleeve prior to sampling to avoid any air leakage. Two sleeves, each a
different inner diameter, are supplied with the All-in-One.
If the pump flow faults shortly after attaching the tube holder, check that the needle
valve on the All-in-One is open by using a small flat-head screwdriver to turn the
flow adjust screw on the holder slightly counterclockwise. If the flow fault continues,
check that the two small holes on the bottom of the built-in CPC are not blocked.
Calibration train with All-in-One
2.
Using flexible tubing, connect the exposed end of the sorbent tube to the calibrator
outlet (suction port).
3.
Adjust the flow rate through the sorbent tube using a small flat-head screwdriver to turn the flow adjust
screw on the holder (see right) counterclockwise to increase flow or clockwise to decrease flow until the
calibrator indicates the method-specified flow rate. Do not adjust flow rate on the pump.
Flow
adjust
screw
Do not shut off flow completely with flow adjust screw or use an oversize screwdriver to adjust flow—valve
or thread seat damage may result.
4.
When calibration is complete, disconnect the calibrator and tubing from the sorbent tube inlet.
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Set Up/Sample with Single Tube
• Allow pump to equilibrate after moving it from one temperature extreme to another.
• Charge pump battery completely before calibration and sampling.
• Protect sample pump from weather when sampling outdoors.
• Use of any device or battery pack other than P85004 and P84002 to power the pump voids the UL Listing for intrinsic safety.
1.
Replace the representative sorbent tube used for calibration with new unexposed sorbent tube for sample collection. Note: Ensure that
sorbent tube fits snugly in rubber sleeve before sampling to avoid any air leakage. Two sleeves, each a different inner diameter (ID), are supplied
with the All-in-One.
2.
Place the tube cover over the tube and thread it into place on the All-in-One until secure.
3.
Place the sorbent tube where appropriate for sampling. For personal sampling, clip the All-in-One to the worker in the breathing
zone and the pump to the worker’s belt using the belt clip.
4.
Start a continuous or timed sample run by pressing []. Record start time and other pertinent information.
• Sampling will start automatically if a run delay is set and initiated. Sampling will stop automatically if a timed run is set and initiated.
• For automatic start and stop, set and initiate both a run delay and a timed run.
5.
Sample for the time specified in the method used. Accumulated run time will display on the LCD.
6.
To stop a sample run, press []. This places the pump in Hold. Record stop time and other pertinent
information.
a. To resume sample run without clearing accumulated run time, press [].
b. To clear accumulated run time, ensure the pump is in Hold, press  to enter user setup functions, and press [] when
“CLr” displays.
Possible Displays During Sampling
Flow Fault
— If the pump is unable to compensate for longer than 15 seconds due to excessive back pressure, the
pump enters flow fault. During flow fault, the fault icon displays on the LCD and flashes during the length of the fault, the pump
enters Hold mode, and the accumulated run time display is retained. The pump will restart in 15 seconds and try to continue
sampling. If the flow remains restricted, the pump will return to flow fault. Auto-restart is attempted every 15 seconds up to
5 times. Flow fault time is not added to accumulated run time.
To clear a flow fault and the flow fault icon, determine the cause of the fault, remedy the fault cause, and press []
to remove the icon from the LCD and restart the pump.
Flow fault during
continuous run
Note: A low battery fault may occur instead of a flow fault when there is a low battery charge at the time of the fault, excessive back
pressure, and/or when there is a very short distance between the restriction and the pump inlet (e.g., finger fault versus pinched tubing).
The flow fault icon will not appear and auto-restart will not be activated under these conditions. A low battery fault icon will appear
instead and the pump will go to Sleep.
If pump goes to Sleep while in flow fault, the flow fault icon may remain displayed on the LCD when the pump is subsequently turned on.
To remove the icon from the LCD, ensure the pump is in Hold, press  to enter user setup functions, and press [] when “CLr”
appears.
7.
Cap the sample and send it with blanks and pertinent sampling information to a laboratory for analysis.
8.
Verify the flow.
a. Turn on the pump and reinstate the calibration train and sampling media.
b. Take three readings and record the average value as the post-sample flow rate. Do not adjust the pump flow rate during this step.
c. Compare the pre and post-sample flow rates. Note in sampling documentation if the values differ by more than ± 5%.
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Using a CPC and Dual, Tri, or Quad Adjustable Low Flow Tube Holder
Set/Calibrate Flow Rate for Multiple Tubes
• Requires Constant Pressure Controller (CPC) and Adjustable Low Flow Tube Holder (see Accessories). The low flow tube holder used with CPC
allows up to four tube samples to be taken simultaneously, each at different flow rates if desired.
• Allow pump to equilibrate after moving it from one temperature extreme to another.
• Charge pump battery completely before calibration and sampling.
• Calibrate before each sampling operation using the tube holder and pump to be used for sampling.
• The flow rate through the pump is set first and then the flow rate through each sorbent tube is calibrated.
Pump Flow Rate
1.
Ensure that the battery is fully charged and that the pump has run for 5 minutes before calibrating.
2.
Prepare the calibrator (see calibrator instructions). Using flexible tubing, connect the calibrator outlet (suction port) to the pump inlet.
3.
With the pump in a non-running state (no flashing blue LED), set the pump flow rate to ≥ 15% higher than the sum of the flow rate
through all the tubes as follows:
Do not exceed 500 ml/min flow rate per tube for multiple-tube sampling.
a. Press  to enter user setup functions.
b. Press  until “ADJ” and “Flow” flash on display. Press  to increase flow. Press  to decrease flow (dashed
lines will move up or down on the display to indicate graphically the direction of the adjustment) until
calibrator indicates the method-specified flow rate. Flow rate will not display on pump LCD. Observe the
calibrator to determine flow rate. Once the desired flow rate is indicated on the calibrator (within ± 5%),
press [] to accept flow setting and to exit user setup functions. Take a minimum of three readings and
record the average flow rate as per OSHA/NIOSH instructions.
• Changing the flow rate in user setup functions will not clear accumulated run time.
• Changing the timed run and/or run delay settings in user setup functions will automatically clear accumulated run time.
4.
Remove tubing from the pump inlet and calibrator.
Flow Rate Through Sorbent Tubes
1.
Attach the tubing on the CPC outlet (side of the CPC without a label) to the pump inlet.
Attach the tube holder to the CPC inlet (marked “To Sample”). See right.
2.
Break tips off the representative sorbent tubes and insert the tubes into the rubber sleeves
on the holder (arrow on each tube pointing toward pump). Place unopened tubes in any
unused ports to “seal” them.
3.
Label all tubes and ports.
4.
Using flexible tubing, connect the exposed end of the tube to the calibrator outlet (suction port).
5.
Loosen and turn the brass flow adjust screw (see right) directly beneath the port holding the first
active tube to be calibrated (clockwise to increase, counterclockwise to decrease) until the calibrator
indicates the method-specified flow rate. Do not adjust the flow rate on the pump. Note: For tri and
quad models, first rotate each anti-tamper cover to expose the flow adjust screws, then adjust the appropriate
one until the calibrator indicates the desired flow.
6.
Repeat Steps 4 and 5 for each active tube.
7.
Once flow is calibrated for each active tube, it is recommended practice to re-check the flow rate
through representative tubes before removing them. Any adjustment should be minimal.
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Calibration train with Adjustable
Low Flow Tube Holder
Flow adjust
screw
Flow
adjust
screw
Turn screw on holder
to adjust flow.
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Set Up/Sample with Multiple Tubes
• Requires Constant Pressure Controller (CPC) and Adjustable Low Flow Tube Holder (see Accessories). The low flow tube holder used with CPC
allows up to four tube samples to be taken simultaneously, each at different flow rates if desired.
• Allow pump to equilibrate after moving it from one temperature extreme to another.
• Protect sample pump from weather when sampling outdoors.
• Use of any device or battery pack other than P85004 or P84002 to power the pump voids the UL Listing for intrinsic safety.
• Charge pump battery completely before calibration and sampling.
1.
Replace representative sorbent tubes used for calibration with new unexposed tubes for sample collection.
2.
Place a tube cover over each tube and thread into place on holder until secure.
3.
Place the adjustable holder with tubes where appropriate for sampling. For personal sampling, clip the sample collection media to
the worker in the breathing zone and the pump to the worker’s belt using the belt clip.
4.
Start a continuous or timed sample run by pressing []. Record start time and other pertinent information.
• Sampling will start automatically if a run delay is set and initiated. Sampling will stop automatically if a timed run is set and
initiated.
• For automatic start and stop, set and initiate both a run delay and a timed run.
5.
Sample for the time specified in the method used. Accumulated run time will display on the LCD.
6.
To stop a sample run, press []. This places the pump in Hold. Record stop time and other pertinent
information.
a. To resume sample run without clearing accumulated run time, press [].
b. To clear accumulated run time, ensure pump is in Hold, press  to enter user setup functions, and
press [] when CLr displays.
Possible Displays During Sampling
Flow Fault
— If the pump is unable to compensate for longer than 15 seconds due to excessive back pressure, the
pump enters flow fault. During flow fault, the fault icon displays on the LCD and flashes during the length of the fault, the pump
enters Hold mode, and the accumulated run time display is retained. The pump will restart in 15 seconds and try to continue
sampling. If the flow remains restricted, the pump will return to flow fault. Auto-restart is attempted every 15 seconds up to
5 times. Flow fault time is not added to accumulated run time.
Flow fault during
continuous run
To clear a flow fault and the flow fault icon, determine the cause of the fault, remedy the fault cause, and press []
to remove the icon from the LCD and restart the pump.
Note: A low battery fault may occur instead of a flow fault when there is a low battery charge at the time of the fault, excessive back
pressure, and/or when there is a very short distance between the restriction and the pump inlet (e.g., finger fault versus pinched tubing).
The flow fault icon will not appear and auto-restart will not be activated under these conditions. A low battery fault icon will appear
instead and the pump will go to Sleep.
If pump goes to Sleep while in flow fault, the flow fault icon may remain displayed on the LCD when the pump is subsequently turned on. To
remove the icon from the LCD, ensure pump is in Hold, press  to enter user setup functions, and press [] when “CLr” appears.
7.
Cap the sample tubes and send with blanks and pertinent sampling information to a laboratory for analysis.
8.
Verify the flow.
a. Turn on the pump and reinstate the calibration train and sampling media.
b. Take three readings and record the average value as the post-sample flow rate. Do not adjust the pump flow rate during this step.
c. Compare the pre and post-sample flow rates. Note in sampling documentation if the values differ by more than ± 5%.
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Maintenance
Notes and Cautions
• For safe operation in hazardous locations, ensure the pump label contains the
logo and the battery pack label contains Cat. No. P85004 or
P85002. Use of any other battery pack or device to power the pump voids the UL Listing for intrinsic safety.
• Do not charge or operate pump from charger in hazardous locations.
• Use only the charger and battery packs designed for the AirChek XR5000 pump to ensure reliable performance. Failure to do so voids any warranty.
• Use only SKC-approved parts to ensure reliable performance and to maintain the UL Listing for intrinsic safety. Failure to do so voids any warranty.
• Tampering with the battery pack or using a repaired or rebuilt battery pack voids any warranty and UL Listing for intrinsic safety.
• Do not open, disassemble, short circuit, crush, incinerate, or expose the battery to fire or high temperatures.
• Use only the SKC-approved charger for this pump. Use of an unapproved charger may damage the battery and pump and voids any warranty.
• Failure to follow warnings and cautions voids any warranty.
Replace the Li-Ion Battery Pack
• To retain display data, ensure pump is placed in Hold before disconnecting the battery pack. Display data will not be retained if battery is removed
while pump is running.
• Completely charge a new battery pack before operating the pump.
• It may be necessary to charge the battery a few times before achieving maximum battery capacity.
• If the pump does not operate as expected after replacing the battery pack, see Reset Pump to Manufacturer Settings.
1.
2.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Place pump in Hold (no flashing blue LED).
Release the battery pack by removing the two screws on the bottom of the battery pack housing.
Pull the battery pack housing away from the pump case.
Align the pump case with the new battery pack. The etched SKC logo should be on the same side as the LCD and keypad. Press the
two parts together until snug. The pump will power up and the LCD will display the last mode used (typically Hold) and possibly
accumulated run time from the last sample run.
Replace the two screws on the bottom of the battery pack housing and use a Phillips head screwdriver to tighten them in an alternating
fashion.
Charge the new battery pack completely before use. See Charge the Lithium-Ion Battery Pack.
See www.skcinc.com/instructions/1918.pdf for more information on SKC pump lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery packs.
Reset Pump to Manufacturer Settings
If the pump does not operate as expected, perform the following procedure:
1. Remove the battery pack. See Replace the Li-Ion Battery Pack.
2. On the pump keypad, press and hold  and  simultaneously while attaching the pump to the new battery pack. The LCD should
display the software version number (525X).
Do not release hold on the two keys until the pump is firmly attached to the battery pack.
3.
4.
5.
Release  and .
Press  two times. The LCD should display 0. If it does not, repeat Steps 1 through 4 until 0 is displayed.
Install the two screws on the bottom of the battery pack housing and use a Phillips head screwdriver to tighten them in an alternating
fashion.
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Troubleshooting
Issue
Action/Resolution
Keypad will not respond
1. Observe the lower right corner of the pump display: if a flashing “L” is displayed, the keypad lock is activated.
Press  5 times quickly to deactivate the keypad lock: the “L” should disappear.
2. If no “L” is displayed in the lower right corner of the pump display and the keypad does not respond, contact SKC
for repair, www.skcinc.com/catalog/infopage.php?id=2400.
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Accessories/Replacement Parts
Accessories
Cat. No.
chek-mate Calibrator, 0.75 to 5 L/min, includes 9-volt alkaline battery and NIST-traceable calibration certificate
375-07550N
Single Charging Kit, for models with Li-Ion battery packs only, 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, includes charging unit,
power supply, and interchangeable wall plugs
223-241
Take Charge 5 Five-station Li-Ion Battery Charger, for Li-Ion model XR5000 pumps and Leland Legacy pumps, 223-441
includes charging unit and power cable, 100-240 V AC
Protective Pouches
Red, for high visibility, for high-power model
Black, noise reducing, for high-power model
Black, for high-power model
Black, noise reducing, for standard model
224-96A
224-96C
224-88
224-913
Low Flow Kit (5 to 500 ml/min) suitable for all XR5000 pump models, for low flow single-tube sampling, includes
All-in-One adjustable tube holder and Type A protective tube cover
210-500
Constant Pressure Controller (CPC), for low flow multiple-tube sampling in the 5 to 500 ml/min flow range. Use
with adjustable low flow holder listed below.
224-26-CPC
Adjustable Low Flow Tube Holders (for 5 to 500 ml/min Sampling)
Use with CPC listed above. Require separate tube covers listed below
Dual
Tri
Quad
224-26-02
224-26-03
224-26-04
Sample Tube Protective Covers
Use with adjustable flow tube holders listed above.
Type A (tubes 6-mm OD x 70-mm L), included in Low Flow Adapter Kit above
Type B (tubes 8-mm OD x 110-mm L)
Type C (tubes 10-mm OD x 150-mm L)
Type D (tubes 10-mm OD x 220-mm L)
224-29A
224-29B
224-29C
224-29D
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Replacement Parts
Cat. No.
Battery Packs
4-cell Li-Ion* Battery Pack
P85004
2-cell Li-Ion* Battery Pack
P85002
Accessories
Belt Clip
P20139
Filter/O-ring, pk/3
P20140
Inlet/Filter Housing
P20142
Inlet Filters, pk/50
P40011
Battery Jack Cover
P20419
* Li-Ion batteries may be subject to special shipping regulations.
Cautions:
• For safe operation in hazardous locations, ensure the pump label contains the
logo and the battery pack label contains
Cat. No. P85004 or P85002. Use of any other battery pack or device to power the pump voids the UL Listing for intrinsic safety.
• Use only SKC-approved parts to ensure reliable performance and to maintain the UL Listing for intrinsic safety. Failure to do so
voids any warranty.
• Any warranty and UL Listing for intrinsic safety are void if pumps are not repaired by SKC or authorized SKC repair centers.
• Failure to follow warnings and cautions voids any warranty.
* Li-Ion Battery Shipment
Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for use with SKC sample pumps have been tested in accordance with the UN Manual and are proven to meet requirements of each test in the UN
Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3. The batteries are rated below 100 watt-hours (Wh).
Consult with your carrier for more information on Lithium Battery Shipping Regulations UN 3480 and UN 3481 or visit SKC’s website for more information.
SKC Limited Warranty and Return Policy
SKC products are subject to the SKC Limited Warranty and Return Policy, which provides SKC’s sole liability and the buyer’s exclusive
remedy. To view the complete SKC Limited Warranty and Return Policy, go to http://www.skcinc.com/warranty.asp.
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Appendix
Performance Profile
Flow Range
Compensation Range
1000 to 5000 ml/min (5 to 500 ml/min requires optional low flow accessories. See Accessories.)
5000 ml/min at 10 inches water back pressure
4000 ml/min at 20 inches water back pressure
2000 ml/min at 50 inches water back pressure
Typical Back Pressure
of Sampling Media
Flow Rate (L/min)
Filter/Pore Size (μm)
25-mm MCE/0.8
25-mm MCE/0.45
37-mm MCE/0.8
37-mm PVC/5.0
37-mm, polycarbonate/0.45
25-mm MCE/0.45 microvacuum
37-mm PTFE/1.0
(inches water)
1.0
1.5
2.0
2.5
3.0
3.5
4.0
5.0
6
14
2
1
4
21
1.5
9
22
3
1
6
31
2.5
12
28
4
2
8
40
4
15
35
5
2
10
48
5.5
18
40
6
2.5
12
59
7
21
44
7
3
15
69
8
25
50
9
3
17
79
9.5
31
63
11
4
21
100
12
Compare the information in this table to pump compensation range to determine appropriate applications.
Flow Compensation
System
Accuracies
Battery Charge
Level Indicator
Temperature Range
Operating Humidity
Typical Run Time†
Patented* isothermal closed loop flow sensor
Timing:
1 min/mo at 25 C
Flow Rate: ± 5% of set-point after calibration to desired flow
Icon displays on LCD at full, mid, low charge, imminent low battery fault, and low battery fault.
Operating: 32 to 104 F (0 to 40 C)
Charging: 32 to 113 F (0 to 45 C)
Storage:
-4 to 95 F (-20 to 35 C)
0 to 95% non-condensing
XR5000 Model
High-power Li-Ion
Standard Li-Ion
2 L/min
40 hrs
20 hrs
5 L/min
22 hrs
11 hrs
† Results of run time tests using 37-mm, 0.8-μm MCE filters with new pumps and batteries. Pump and battery performance may vary.
Timed Run, Run Delay,
and Continuous Run
Display Range
Flow Fault
Low Battery Fault
Auto-off
Battery Pack
(model dependent)
Battery Recharge Time
(with SKC-approved chargers;
varies with battery capacity and
level of discharge)
Tubing
Size
Weight
Case
RFI/EMI Shielding
Approvals
For extended run times, the pump may be operated while attached to the charger.
1 to 9999 minutes (6.8 days). If run time exceeds 6.8 days, timer display rolls over.
If pump is unable to compensate for > 15 seconds due to excessive back pressure, the pump stops,
displays flow fault icon, and holds run time display. Auto-restart is attempted every 15 seconds up to
5 times.
15 seconds to sleep
5 minutes of inactivity
High-power Li-Ion (4 cell), rechargeable, 7.4 V, 4.4-Ah capacity, 32.6 Wh
(Cat. No. P85004 for UL Listed pump), or
Standard Li-Ion (2 cell), rechargeable, 7.4 V, 2.2-Ah capacity, 16.3 Wh
(Cat. No. P85002 for UL Listed pump)
Standard Li-Ion (2 cell): approximately 4 hrs
High-power Li-Ion (4 cell): approximately 8 hrs
Requires 1/4-inch ID tubing
High-power Li-Ion:
5.5 x 3 x 2.3 in (14 x 7.6 x 5.8 cm)
Standard Li-Ion model: 4.3 x 3 x 2.3 in (10.9 x 7.6 x 5.8 cm)
High-power Li-Ion:
21 oz (0.6 kg)
Standard Li-Ion model: 16 oz (0.45 kg)
Anti-static plastic
CE marked for RFI/EMI protection
•
for use in hazardous locations. Models that are UL Listed for intrinsic safety contain the
logo on the label. These models must be used with battery pack Cat. No. P85004 or P85002
to maintain the UL intrinsic safety listing.
• RoHS compliant
* U.S. Patent No. 5,892,160
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