Metabolic Cart Setup Checklist

Metabolic Cart Setup Checklist
Metabolic Cart Setup Checklist
Metabolic Cart Set Up Checklist
To prepare the metabolic cart for use with a human subject, complete the
following procedure.
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Equipment Setup: iWorx TA Control Module
1) Plug in and turn on the GA-200 or GA-300 Gas Analyzer and the iWorx TA
Control Module to allow them to warm up for 30 minutes before doing any
recording.
2) To connect the GA-200, use a BNC cable to connect the CO2 output of the gas
analyzer to input A3 on the iWorx TA Control Module. Use a second BNC cable
to connect the O2 output from the GA-200 to input A4 on the TA Control Module.
3) To connect the GA-300, use a BNC cable to connect the CO2 output of the GA300 to input A4 of the iWorx TA Control Module. Use a DIN8 cable to connect
the O2 output of the GA-300 to input A5 of the TA Control Module.
4) Attach the Luer-Lock ends of the white airflow tubing directly to A1 on the TA
Control Module. Attach the red side of the tubing to the red connector on the TA
Control Module and the white side to the white connector.
TA Control Module with spirometer tubing and cables from the GA-300 Gas
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Equipment Setup: iWorx 214
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1) Plug in and turn on the GA-200 or GA-300 Gas Analyzer and the iWorx 214
data acquisition system to allow them to warm up for 30 minutes before doing
any recording.
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2) To connect the GA-200, use a BNC cable to connect the CO2 output of the gas
analyzer to Channel 1 on the iWorx 214. Use a second BNC cable to connect
the O2 output from the GA-200 to Channel 2 on the iWorx 214.
3) To connect the GA-300, use a BNC cable to connect the CO2 output of the GA300 to Channel 2 of the iWorx 214. Use a DIN8 cable to connect the O2 output
of the GA-300 to Channel 3 of the iWorx 214.
4) Attach the SP-304 Spirometer to Channel 4 of the IWorx 214.
5) Attach the white tubing to the SP-304; ribbed side to red connector.
IX-214 connected to SP-304 Spirometer and cables from the GA-300 Gas
Analyzer
Assemble the metabolic components
1) Attach the Naflon gas sampling tubing to the filter on the inlet on the front of the
GA-200 or the rear of the GA-300 so that the braided end attaches to the filter.
Note: The filter must be changed after 5 tests.
2) Attach the clear end of the Naflon gas sampling tubing to the sampling port
near the outlet of the mixing chamber.
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Tubing from the inlet of the GA-200 to the outlet end of the mixing chamber
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Tubing from the inlet of the GA-300 to the outlet end of the mixing chamber
3) Attach one end of the second gas sampling tubing to the sampling port near
the inlet of the mixing chamber.
4) Attach the other end of the second gas sampling tube to the outlet port of the
GA-200 or GA-300 Gas Analyzer.
Tubing from the outlet of the GA-200 to the inlet end of the mixing chamber.
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Tubing from the outlet of the GA-300 to the inlet end of the mixing chamber.
5) Attach the large clean bore tubing to the inlet end of the mixing chamber. After
calibrating the flowhead, the other end will be connected to the subject's nonrebreathing mask.
Clean bore tubing attached to inlet end of the mixing chamber
6) Attach the other end of the white airflow tubing to the FH-1000 Flowhead.
Attach the ribbed side of the tubing to the red connector on the flowhead.
7) Connect the FH-1000 Flowhead to the mixing chamber. The red port on the
flowhead must be closest to the mixing chamber.
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Flowhead connected to spirometer tubing and outlet end of mixing chamber
Spirometer Flowhead Calibration
Note: This procedure uses a previously saved flowhead calibration (.iwxfcd)
file.
1) Click on the Labscribe2 shortcut on the computer desktop.
2) From the Settings menu choose Human Exercise-GA200 or Human
Exercise-GA300 depending on which gas analyzer you are using, then on the
experiment you would like to perform.
3) Attach the open end of the large clean bore tubing to the 3 liter calibration
syringe.
Open end of clean bore tubing attached to calibration syringe\
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4) Pull the plunger of the syringe all the way out until it stops.
5) Click Record and wait at least 10 seconds so that there is no air flow through
the syringe. This must be done or the test will not be accurate.
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6) Push the plunger in all the way until it stops. Pull the plunger out all the way
until it stops.
Plunger pulled all the way out
Plunger pushed all the way in
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7) Repeat the procedure in Step 5, for 10 repetitions varying the speed and force
on the plunger. The plunger must go all the way in and come all the way out to
be correctly calibrated. No wait time is needed between strokes.
8) After the last stroke the plunger should be left all the way out. Wait 5 seconds
after the final stroke and click Stop.
9) On the Lung Volumes STPD channel, click on STPD Vol.MC(Air Flow) and
choose setup function in the displayed menu.
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10) In the Spirometer Calibration Dialog, enter the following:
• Type of Flowhead: choose Calibrated from the drop-down menu
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For the Calibration Curve Data, click Load and navigate to your .iwxfcd
•
calibration file.
Enter the Atmospheric Pressure.
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Enter the temperature of the mixing chamber.
•
To set the Baseline: use first 10 seconds as zero.
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Set the Calibrate difference between cursors volume to 3L.
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Move the cursors on the recording in the dialog to the flat lines before and
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after the calibration procedure. It is important that the left hand cursor be all
the way at the beginning of the recording.
Click Calibrate difference between cursors button.
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Click OK.
Spirometer Calibration Dialog
10) Name and save this data file.
11) Disconnect the clean bore tubing from the syringe and connect it to the clear
side of the non-rebreathing valve on the mask.
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Clean bore tubing connected to clear end of non-rebreathing mask valve
Calibrate the O2 and CO2 Channels
1) Remove the clear end of the Naflon gas sampling tubing from the outlet side of
the mixing chamber, place it on the table away from the cart, and minimize
movement in the room.
2) Wait 10 seconds to allow for room air to be pumped to the gas analyzer sensor.
3) Click Record.
4) In the text box next to the Mark button, type Room Air and press Enter on the
computer keyboard.
5) Record at least 15 seconds of Room Air.
A-CAL-150 calibration chamber attached to both known gas concentration
cylinder regulator and gas analyzer (not in photo)
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6) Attach the clear plastic end of the A-CAL-150 Calibration Chamber to the hose
from the Known Gas canister and the Naflon gas sampling tubing leading to
the inlet of the gas analyzer to the other end (the white plastic with the holes).
7) In the text box next to the Mark button, type Known Gas and press Enter on
the computer keyboard.
8) Record about 20-30 seconds of the Known Gas data until both the CO2 and
O2 recordings level out.
9) Click Stop.
The voltage outputs of the two gas analyzer sensors, carbon dioxide on the
top and oxygen on the bottom. Other channels have been minimized to show
detail.
10) Close the regulator and disconnect the A-CAL-150. Reconnect the Naflon gas
sampling tubing to the mixing chamber.
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Inlet tubing from gas analyzer placed back on outlet end of mixing chamber
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Convert the Units on Gas Concentration Channels
Convert the voltages of the Expired CO2.
1) Click on the arrow to the left of the CO2 channel to open the channel menu.
2) Select Units and then Advanced:
3) Make sure the Apply all units box is checked.
4) Move the first two cursors so they are in the collected room part of the
recording and the second set of cursors so they are in the known gas part of
the recording.
• Room Concentration of CO2 = 0.04%
•
Known Concentration of CO2 as specified on the gas canister.
5) Click OK.
The Advanced Units Conversion Dialog with the voltages between the
cursors set to equal the calibration concentrations.
Convert the voltages of the Expired O2
1) Click on the arrow to the left of the O2 channel to open the channel menu.
2) Select Units and then Advanced.
3) Make sure the Apply all units box is marked.
4) Move first two cursors so they are in the collected room part of the recording
and the second set of cursors so they are in the known gas part of the
recording.
• Room Concentration of O2 = 20.9%
• Known Concentration of O2 as specified on the gas canister.
5) Click OK.
Save the file.
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