Pocket Pump 210-1000 Series Sample Pump Operating Instructions

Pocket Pump 210-1000 Series Sample Pump Operating Instructions

210-1000 Series

Operating Instructions

SKC Inc.

863 Valley View Road

Eighty Four, PA 15330 USA

Form #37717 - Rev 1004

Table of Contents

Description ................................................................................................... 1

Performance Profi le .................................................................................... 2

Battery Installation/Charging ..................................................................... 4

Installing/Replacing the Battery Pack ...............................................................................................4

Battery Pack Charging System.........................................................................................................6

Charging the Battery Pack................................................................................................................6

Charging Fault ..................................................................................................................................7

FAIL Display .....................................................................................................................................7

Determining Battery Charge Level ...................................................................................................8

Extended Runs Using the Charger ...................................................................................................8

Introduction .................................................................................................. 9

Interpreting Pump Operating Terms .................................................................................................9

Interpreting the LCD .........................................................................................................................9

Setup ........................................................................................................... 10

Operating the Keypad.....................................................................................................................10

Determining Pump Operating States ..............................................................................................11

Setting Up the Pump ......................................................................................................................12

Operation .................................................................................................... 15

Calibrating and Sampling in Constant Flow Mode - Single Tube ...................................................15

Calibrating and Sampling in Constant Flow Mode - Multiple Tubes ...............................................17

Calibrating and Sampling with Bags (Model 210-1002A only) .......................................................19

Advanced Operation ................................................................................. 21

Calibrating and Sampling in Constant Pressure Mode - Multiple Tubes ........................................21

Pump Care.................................................................................................. 24

Service ........................................................................................................ 25

Accessories ............................................................................................... 26

DataTrac for Pocket Pump Software ..............................................................................................26

Optional Accessories ......................................................................................................................28

Warranty ..................................................................................................... 29

Index ........................................................................................................... 30

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These Pocket Pump Operating Instructions are also available in

Spanish and French Canadian. Visit www.skcinc.com.

Notice: This operating instruction may not address all safety concerns (if any) associated with this product and its use. The user is responsible for determining and following the appropriate safety and health practices and regulatory limitations (if any) before using the product. The information contained in this document should not be construed as legal advice, opinion, or as a fi nal authority on legal or regulatory procedures.

Description

SKC Pocket Pump is an advanced low fl ow sample pump combining light weight and compact design with PC compatibility. When used with SKC sampling media such as sorbent sample tubes, the Pocket Pump is effi cient and accurate for performing TWA,

STEL, and Ceiling sampling for organic gases and vapors. A Pocket Pump model with twin ports for bag sampling is available as Cat. No. 210-1002A.

The result of extensive research and development, the Pocket Pump exemplifi es SKC’s commitment to quality and innovation in industrial hygiene sampling equipment.

Single port Pocket Pump for sorbent tube sampling

(UL Listed)

Flow Range: 20 to 225 ml/min

Twin port Pocket Pump

(Cat. No. 210-1002A) for sorbent tube sampling and bag sampling (not UL Listed)

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Performance Profi le

Flow Range in Constant

Flow Mode: 20 to 225 ml/min

Accuracy Variance Between

LCD Reading and Actual Flow

Rate (aft er calibration):

20 to 225 ml/min ± 5%

Constant Flow Compensation

Range (inlet only):

Flow Control:

20 to 225 ml/min up to 20 inches water back pressure

Holds constant fl ow to ± 5% of the set-point

Pressure Range in Constant

1 to 10 inches water (1.87 to 18.7 mm Hg) at

sampling) Mode (inlet only): 10 to 20 inches water (18.7 to 37.4 mm Hg) at

Constant Pressure (multiple-

tube sampling) Mode Accuracy: Pressure reading ± 0.5 inches water (0.25 mm Hg)

Batt ery Charge Level Indicator: Icon displays at full, mid, and low charge

Temperature Range:

Operating Humidity:

Operating: 32 to 113 F (0 to 45 C)

Charging: 40 to 100 F (5 to 38 C)

Storage: -4 to 113 F (-20 to 45 C)

0 to 95% non-condensing

Protect sample pump from weather when in use outdoors.

Run Time:

• With NiMH batt ery: 12 hrs at 200 ml/min up to

(dependent on sample media used) 10 inches water back pressure

12 hrs at 100 ml/min up to 20 inches water back

pressure

(Run time is 8 hrs at either sett ing if using a

• Connected to charger: Extended run time

• RFI/EMI shielded

• CE marked

• Listed for intrinsic safety (single port models only)

• Model 210-1002TX is ATEX approved

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Timer:

Flow Fault:

Batt ery Pack:

Charge Time:

(varies with batt ery capacity and level of discharge)

Size:

Weight:

Performance Profi le

1 to 9999 min display ± 1% accuracy

If the pump is unable to compensate for longer than

15 seconds due to excessive back pressure, the pump enters FLOW FAULT mode. The pump goes into

HOLD, the fault icon appears on the display, and the accumulated run time display is frozen and att empted every 5 minutes until fl ow is corrected or the user removes the pump from fl ow fault mode by

Rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (NiMH)

batt ery pack, 2.4 V x 1.0 Ah

pack, 2.4 V x 0.6 Ah

Att ached to pump: ≤ 6 hrs

Detached from pump: 16 hrs (recommended charging

method for initial charge of a new batt ery pack)

4.5 x 2.2 x 1.4 in (11.4 x 5.6 x 3.6 cm) - see photo below

5 oz (142 gm)

The use of a repaired or rebuilt battery pack voids any warranty and the UL Listing for intrinsic safety.

Note:

Newer pump models contain an NiMH battery. An NiMH battery can be used with older Pocket Pump models. Order NiMH

Battery Pack Part No. P20129-2.

Note:

Pocket Pump was designed to minimize inherent noise. If the noise level is distracting when worn in a shirt pocket, clip the pump on a waist belt.

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4.5 inches

1.4 inches

2.2 inches

Battery Installation/Charging

Installing/Replacing the Battery Pack

To enhance batt ery life, SKC ships batt ery packs separate from the pump.

Completely charge a new battery pack detached from the pump before installing.

1. Completely charge the new battery pack detached from the pump

(see page 6). This initial slow (16-hour) charge will provide optimum battery performance. Following charging, install the new battery pack.

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2. Press down on the sliding keypad cover near the SKC logo. Push the keypad cover down and away from the display until it is free from the pump case.

3. Lay the pump on a fl at surface with the LCD facing upward. Remove the two screws on the front panel of the pump.

4. Turn the pump over so that the LCD faces down. Remove the belt clip by unscrewing the single locking screw, and remove the battery compartment cover.

The use of a repaired or rebuilt battery pack voids any warranty and the

UL Listing for intrinsic safety.

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Battery Installation/Charging

5. If replacing the battery, unplug the old battery pack by carefully lifting it upward, and remove it from the pump.

6. Align the jack on the new/replacement battery pack with the pins on the pump. Press into place. Replace the battery compartment cover and belt clip removed in Step 4.

7. Turn the pump over so that the LCD faces upward.

Replace the two screws on the front panel of the pump (do not overtighten the screws). Replace the keypad cover by aligning it with the ridges on each side of the keypad, pressing it down, and pushing it upward.

For subsequent charging, charge battery pack attached to the pump (see page 6).

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Do not charge or operate the pump with the charger in hazardous locations.

Use only the SKC-approved battery pack designated for the Pocket Pump to ensure reliable performance and to maintain the SKC warranty and UL Listing for intrinsic safety.

Use only the SKC-approved chargers to charge this pump.

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Battery Installation/Charging

Battery Pack Charging System

The SKC Pocket Pump features the innovative “Smart Charging Battery System.” The advanced technology of the battery pack’s circuitry provides multiple features:

• It allows the battery pack to regulate the charge it receives by reducing its fast charge rate to a trickle charge rate when the battery is at maximum capacity thus preventing damage to the battery.

• It is also designed to prevent harm to the battery by charging only if the battery is within its acceptable charging temperature range of 40 to 100 F (5 to 38 C).

Outside of this range, the battery will only accept the low output trickle charge.

Charging the Battery Pack

Note:

The initial charge of a new battery should be performed with the battery

detached

from the pump. For installation after charging, see pages 4 and 5.

Ensure proper orientation of charging cable before plugging it into the charging jack. Improper orientation/contact will short-circuit the battery.

Short-circuiting the battery pack will render it immediately inoperative.

Battery detached: Plug the charger into a standard wall outlet and the charging plug into the port on the battery pack. This type of charge is a slow trickle charge that is recommended for the initial charge of a new battery pack. This charge will take approximately 16 hours to complete.

Battery attached: For a complete charge, ensure pump is not running. Plug the charger into a standard wall outlet and the charging plug into the battery port on the bottom of the pump. The fast charging function of the battery pack will completely recharge the battery in approximately 6 hours or less.

During “fast-charging,” the battery icon displays a solid outline with three fl ashing bars.

During “trickle-charge” and upon receiving a full charge, the battery icon is a solid outline with three solid bars.

Aft er charging the batt ery pack, it is good practice to run the pump for approximately

5 minutes before calibrating. This ensures the batt ery is in more steady-state conditions and improves the agreement in pre and post-sampling calibrations.

See page 8 for Determining Battery Charge Levels.

Unplug the charging plug from the Pocket Pump battery port when fi nished charging the battery pack. If the charger is unplugged from a wall outlet and the charging plug is left in place, the battery charge will deplete.

Do not charge or operate the pump from charger in hazardous locations.

Ensure the computer interface port is covered before, during, and after charging.

Failure to follow warnings and cautions voids any warranty.

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Battery Installation/Charging

Charging Fault

When the top bar is flashing and the bottom two bars are solid, a charging fault has occurred. A charging fault may be caused by:

• Ambient temperatures that are out of

charging temperature range

• A defective battery pack

• A disrupted charge cycle

To remove a charging fault, unplug the charger, allow the pump to equilibrate to ambient temperature, and try to charge the battery again. If the icon display persists, call SKC at 724-941-9701.

FAIL Display

Symptom: Press [ST] from HOLD mode to RUN the pump. Pump will not run and immediately goes back to HOLD mode.

Display: Press to scroll through display until FAIL appears.

Explanation: FAIL is a type of fault caused by battery capacity that is insuffi cient to start the pump motor. This indicates a battery pack that has either developed a fault or is at the end of its life. The fault cannot be fi xed by recharging the failing

battery pack.

Solution: Remove the battery pack and replace with a new, fully charged battery pack. Run the pump and scroll through the display. If the pump runs and FAIL is not displayed, the fault is fi xed. If FAIL still displays, there is a fault in the pump electronics. Send the pump to SKC for repair.

Use only SKC-approved batteries to ensure reliable performance and intrinsic safety.

Using a non-approved charger voids any warranty and could damage the pump or battery.

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Battery Installation/Charging

Determining Battery Charge Level

• The pump will operate for up to 12 hours with a NiMH battery (eight hours with

NiCad) at a fl ow rate of 200 ml/min and back pressure of 10 inches of water. Pump operation time will increase as fl ow rate and back pressure rates are decreased.

• The LCD shows the current battery charge level. The icons appear as follows:

Three bars indicate a full charge (normally appear after charging), approximately

70 to 100%.

Two bars indicate that the battery is charged enough to operate the pump, approximately 15 to 70%.

One bar indicates battery charge is low (charge battery), approximately less than

15%.

When the battery has lost all of its charge, all bars are clear and the outline is fl ashing. The pump goes into HOLD mode and then to SLEEP mode in approximately one minute.

Extended Runs Using the Charger

Extended operation is possible in nonhazardous locations using the pump with its battery charger plugged into a wall outlet.

Note:

The battery will discharge during an extended run. However, when the charge drops by 50%, the fast charge feature is initiated until the battery receives a full charge. This cycle repeats every several hours during operation.

Do not charge or operate pump from charger in hazardous locations.

Use of any device other than the approved battery pack to power the pump voids the UL Listing for intrinsic safety.

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Introduction

Interpreting Pump Operating Terms

In this manual, “run time data” refers to all the terms listed below:

FLOW: Flow rate in milliliters per minute (ml/min)

VOLUME: Total volume of air in milliliters (ml) or liters (L) since reset

PRESSURE: Pump back pressure measured in inches (ins) of water or millimeters

(mm) of Hg

TEMP: Temperature of incoming air in C or F

RUN TIME: Time pump has run in minutes (min) since reset

FAIL: A type of fault indicating insuffi cient battery capacity (see page 7)

Interpreting the LCD

Operating Indicators

PROG:

HOLD:

ADJ:

FLOW:

VOL:

SET:

Active when a program is loaded into the Pocket Pump memory by

DataTrac

®

Software

Active when the Pocket Pump is in HOLD mode

Active when the Pocket Pump is being fl ow calibrated

Active when the LCD shows the fl ow rate

Active when the LCD shows the volume of air pumped

Flashes when setting the fl ow rate

Icons

Flow Fault: Flashes during fl ow fault (see graphic below and page 11)

Battery: Shows battery charge status (see graphic below and page 8)

Operating indicators

Flow fault

PROG HOLD ADJ FLOW VOL SET

Numerals

Battery charge level

C

F ins mmL/min

Display units

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Flow Fault Icon

Battery Icon

Setup

Operating the Keypad

The Pocket Pump operates by pressing various sequences of the three keypad buttons located beneath the sliding cover.

Operate the Pocket Pump with the following key sequences:

Pocket Pump Keypad

Star Button

• Scrolls through run time data and setup options displayed on the LCD

Up and Down Arrow Buttons S T

• Toggle between display units and increase or decrease sampling parameters

in setup

Underlined Sequence ST (Security Code)

Press buttons in sequence within 10 seconds of the previous command.

• Pocket Pump operating parameters cannot be changed without pressing the

security code sequence.

• The security code may be required at various points during program- ming.

Bracketed [ ST ]

• Press buttons simultaneously.

Butt on sequences are shown in the order in which the butt ons should be pressed.

Pressing both the up and down arrow butt ons simultaneously places a running pump in

HOLD or a holding pump in

RUN.

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Setup

Determining Pump Operating States

RUN

• The pump is sampling and run time data is updated continuously in memory.

HOLD

• The pump is not sampling and run time data is stored. Hold displays on the LCD.

• Temperature and back pressure readings are still active and shown on the

LCD.

FLOW FAULT ( )

• If the pump is unable to compensate for longer than 15 seconds due to

excessive back pressure, the pump enters FLOW FAULT mode and the fl ow fault icon displays on the LCD.

• The pump goes into HOLD mode and the accumulated run time display is frozen and retained.

• The pump attempts to restart sampling after fi ve minutes in fl ow fault and continues to attempt a restart every fi ve minutes thereafter until the fl ow is corrected or the user removes the pump from fl ow fault mode by pressing

[ST].

SLEEP

• The LCD shuts down and the electronic circuitry enters a low power state. The pump automatically enters SLEEP mode after fi ve minutes in HOLD unless the battery charger is plugged in or a keypad button is pressed.

FAIL

• A fault state in which the battery capacity is insuffi cient to run the pump motor

(see FAIL Display on page 7)

• FAIL displays on the LCD as part of the data display. Press to scroll to the

FAIL display.

To change the pump from HOLD to

RUN, press

[ST].

To change the pump from RUN to

HOLD, press

[ST].

To change the pump from SLEEP to

HOLD, press any butt on.

Flow Fault Indicator

The time the pump is in Flow

Fault mode is not added to run time or cumulative volume.

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Setup

Setting Up the Pump

To activate the pump:

• Press any keypad button. The LCD will show the pump serial number for two seconds followed by a fi rmware revision number.

To obtain run time data:

To reset the data display to zero:

• With the pump running, press:

[ST] to place in HOLD, ST to enter Setup, and .

The LCD will show briefl y the pump serial number, fi rmware version number, and run time at 0 minutes This will reset all run time data except the fl ow setting.

See instructions on page 15 to change the fl ow setting. If you do not want to reset the run time data after entering the security code, stop and wait 10 seconds to break the sequence. The LCD will stop fl ashing at this point.

To determine pump operating mode (constant fl ow or constant pressure):

• Observe the LCD. Use the button to scroll through the displays if necessary.

Constant fl ow mode Constant pressure mode (Multiple tube)

1 to 3 digit number is displayed with “mL/min” and “FLOW”

1 to 3 digit number is displayed with “P” and “ins” or “mm”

Pump run time is a converse relationship: Low fl ow + low Bp = longer run time

Note:

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Setup

To change pump operating mode (constant fl ow or constant pressure):

• With the pump running, press:

[ST] to place in HOLD, ST to enter Setup, and

TS

.

The display will now show the new operating mode.

For information on operating the pump in constant pressure mode, see Advanced Operation on page 21.

To determine pump display:

through run time data.

run time. Press to scroll through run time data.

To select pump display:

With pump running, press:

[ST] to place in HOLD, ST to enter Setup, and

SS

The enhanced data display will include fl ow, volume, back pressure, temperature,

With pump running, press:

[ST] to place in HOLD, ST to enter Setup, and

TT

The standard data display will include fl ow, volume, and run time.

To select temperature scale display:

• In enhanced display, the temperature of incoming air can be shown in either

Celsius (C) or Fahrenheit (F). Use the button to scroll to the temperature scale display units.

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Setup

To change temperature scale display:

• In enhanced display and with the pump running, press:

[ST] to place in HOLD, ST to enter Setup, and

[ T]

selected temperature scale.

To select pressure units display:

• In enhanced display, back pressure can be shown in either inches (ins) of water or millimeters (mm) of mercury. Use the button to scroll to the back pressure display units.

To change back pressure units display:

• In enhanced display and with the pump running, press:

[ST] to place in HOLD, ST to enter Setup, and

[S ]

selected pressure unit.

Underlined keypad butt on sequences indicate that the butt ons must be pressed in sequence within 10 seconds of the previous command.

Bracketed keypad butt on sequences indicate that butt ons must be pressed

simultaneously.

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Operation

Calibrating and Sampling in Constant Flow Mode —

Single Sorbent Tube

Calibration

Before use, allow the pump to equilibrate after moving it from one temperature extreme to another.

1. Ensure pump has run for 5 minutes before proceeding with calibration.

2. Set the pump for Constant Flow mode (see pages 12 and 13).

3. Using a length of tubing, connect the pump inlet to a representative sorbent tube using an SKC tube holder.

4. Connect the exposed end of the tube to a primary standard calibrator using another length of tubing.

5. Press [ST] to RUN the pump.

6. Press ST (security code) within ten seconds. The word SET will fl ash on the

LCD.

7. The LCD will display the fl ow rate set from the last sample taken. If you do not wish to change the fl ow rate, go to

Step 9.

8. Press S or T to change the fl ow rate to the desired setting as shown on the

LCD.

Do not charge or operate pump with charger in hazardous locations.

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Operation

9. Press . ADJ will appear on the LCD. The pump fl ow rate can now be calibrated using a calibrator. See note below.

10. When the fl ow rate reading appears on the calibrator, press the S or T buttons on the pump keypad to adjust the fl ow up or down until the calibrator displays the desired fl ow rate.

11. Press to lock in the calibrated fl ow. The pump will then enter its normal RUN state.

12. Press [ST] to place the pump in HOLD. Press

[ST], ST

(security code), and to reset the data display to zero (minutes that have elapsed during pump setup and/or programming) before sampling.

13. Disconnect the calibrator and replace the representative sample tube with the tube to be used for sampling.

Sampling

1. Clip sampling medium to a worker’s collar in the breathing zone and place the pump in the worker’s shirt pocket or clip to the worker’s belt. sampling.

3. Press [ST] to HOLD the pump and stop sampling. Run time data is retained in memory after sampling is completed. While the pump is in HOLD mode, use the button to scroll through run time data on the LCD.

4. Remove and cap tube. Replace representative tube in holder and reconnect the calibrator. Verify that the fl ow rate has remained within 5% of the pre-sample calibrated fl ow.

When calibrating, the fl ow rate displayed on the calibrator will change as a result of this adjustment, not the fl ow rate displayed on the pump.

Protect sample pump from weather when in use outdoors.

Use of any device other than the approved battery pack to power the pump voids the UL Listing for intrinsic safety.

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Operation

Calibrating and Sampling in Constant Flow Mode —

Multiple Tubes

For use with constant pressure controller and multi-port adjustable low fl ow tube holders

The Constant Pressure Controller or CPC (Cat. No. 224-26CPC-10) is a pump accessory that provides a simple alternative for multiple sorbent tube sampling while in

Constant Flow mode. In conjunction with an Adjustable Low Flow Tube Holder (Cat.

No. 224-26-02, 224-26-03, or 224-26-04), the CPC is used as a pressure regulator to maintain a constant 10 inches water back pressure. For multiple-tube applications

without a CPC, see Advanced Operation on page 21.

Calibration

Before use, allow the pump to equilibrate after moving it from one temperature extreme to another.

1. Ensure pump has run for 5 minutes before proceeding with calibration.

2. Set the pump for Constant Flow mode (see pages 12 and 13) and set it to the selected fl ow rate (see pages 15 and 16, Steps 5 through 12). Pump fl ow rate must be set at ≥ 15% higher than the sum of the fl ow rates through all tubes.

3. Connect the pump inlet to the CPC outlet (the side of the CPC without a label) with a 1/2 to 1-inch length of Tygon ® tubing.

4. Connect the inlet side of the CPC (marked “to sample”) to the Adjustable Low

Flow Holder.

Note:

When multi-tube sampling with a CPC, the fl ow rate of the pump must be set at ≥ 15% higher than the sum of the fl ow rates through all tubes.

Note: When sampling with the CPC accessory, the volume displayed on the pump is no longer representative of the volume of fl ow through the tubes due to the air bypass function of the CPC.

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Operation

5. Label all tubes and ports (e.g., tube #1, port A).

6. Insert opened representative tubes into the ports. Place unopened tubes in any unused ports to “seal” them. This is essential to obtain correct results.

tube to be calibrated. Connect the exposed end of the tube to a primary standard calibrator using another length of tubing.

8. Press the calibrator displays the desired fl ow rate through the tube. The fl ow rate displayed on the calibrator changes as a result of this adjustment.

10. To calibrate fl ow through the remaining tubes, repeat Steps 7 through 9 for each port.

11. Press [ST] to place the pump in HOLD mode. Press [ST],

ST

(security code), and to reset the data display to zero before sampling.

12. Disconnect the calibrator and replace the representative tubes with the tubes to be used for sampling. The pump is ready to sample.

Sampling

1. Clip the sampling medium to a worker’s collar in the breathing zone and place the pump in the worker’s shirt pocket or clip to the worker’s belt.

Run time data is retained in memory after sampling is completed. While the pump is in HOLD mode, use the button to scroll through run time data on the LCD.

4. Remove and cap tubes. Reconnect calibration train and verify the fl ow rate.

All empty ports must contain unopened tubes during calibration and sampling.

Protect sample pump from weather when in use outdoors.

Do not charge or operate pump with charger in hazardous locations.

Use of any device other than the approved battery pack to power the pump voids the UL Listing for intrinsic safety.

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Calibrating and Sampling with Bags

Requires Twin Port Pocket Pump Model 210-1002A

Outlet

(exhaust)

Inlet

Operation

Twin port Pocket Pump sampling train with bag

Calibration

Before use, allow pump to equilibrate after moving it from one temperature extreme to another.

1. Ensure pump is set in Constant Flow mode (see pages 12 and 13).

2. Use tubing to connect a primary standard calibrator to the pump inlet.

4. Press ST (security code) within 10 seconds. The word SET will fl ash on the LCD.

5. The LCD will display the fl ow rate set from the last sample taken. If you do not wish to change the fl ow rate, go to Step 7.

LCD.

7. Press . ADJ will appear on the LCD. The pump fl ow rate can now be calibrated using a calibrator. See note below. on the pump keypad to adjust the fl ow up or down until the calibrator displays the desired fl ow rate.

When calibrating, the fl ow rate displayed on the calibrator will change as a result of this adjustment, not the fl ow rate displayed on the pump.

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Operation

9. Press to lock in the calibrated fl ow. The pump will then enter its normal

RUN state.

10. Press [ST] to place the pump in HOLD. Press [ST], ST (security code), and to reset the data display to zero (minutes that have elapsed during pump setup and/or programming) before sampling.

11. Disconnect the calibrator and tubing.

Sampling

1. Ensure the data display has been reset to zero (see page 12).

2. Using a length of Tefl on tubing, connect the pump outlet (exhaust) to the hose connection on the fi tting of a prepared sample bag. Ensure shut-off valve is open on the bag fi tting. See sample bag operating instructions for details.

Do not over-infl ate sample bag. Avoid fi lling bag more than 80% of its maximum volume.

Incorrect

Infl ation

Correct

Infl ation

4. When sampling is complete, press [ST] to place the pump in HOLD and stop sampling. Close the shut-off valve on the sample bag fi tting. See sample bag

operating instructions for details.

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Advanced Operation

Calibrating and Sampling in Constant Pressure Mode

— Multiple Tubes

For use with multi-port adjustable low fl ow tube holders only.

Calibration

Before use, allow the pump to equilibrate after moving it from one temperature extreme to another.

1. Ensure pump has run for 5 minutes before proceeding with calibration.

2. Set pump to enhanced display and Constant Flow mode (see pages 12 and 13).

Remain in these modes until ready to calibrate.

3. Connect the pump to an Adjustable Low Flow Tube Holder (see Optional Ac-

cessories, page 28). Use a screwdriver to turn all the fl ow adjust screws counterclockwise until they are fl ush with the tube holder surface.

4. Label all tubes and ports (e.g., tube #1, port A). unopened tubes in any unused ports to “seal” them. This is essential to obtain correct results.

6. Set the desired fl ow rate to a primary standard calibrator (see pages 15 and 16,

Steps 5 through 11) as specifi ed by the method for tube #1 in port A. Record the fl ow rate. See cautions below.

7. While the pump is in RUN, press the button to scroll to Constant Pressure reading (ins or mm). Record the back pressure for that tube. Press [ST] to place the pump in HOLD.

8. Repeat Steps 5 through 7 for each port to obtain the back pressure for each

All empty ports must contain unopened tubes during calibration and sampling.

When performing multiple-tube sampling in Constant Pressure mode, the fl ow rate must be set as low as possible. The sum of the fl ow rates cannot exceed

100 ml/min for back pressures from 10 to 20 inches of water; the sum of the fl ow rates cannot exceed 200 ml/min for calculated back pressures less than

10 inches of water.

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Advanced Operation

9. Obtain the calculated back pressure by adding 1 inch to the highest back pressure number and rounding up to the next number. The additional inch allows for typical back pressure fl uctuations.

Example using two tubes:

Tube

1

2

Port

A

B

Flow

(ml/min)

20

50

Back Pressure

(in H

2

6.2

O)

7.9

Calculated back pressure is 9 (7.9 +1 = 8.9 rounded to 9).

10. Reinsert opened representative tube #1 back into port A. Place unopened tubes in remaining port(s) to “seal” them.

11. Reset the pump to the desired fl ow rate for port A as done in Step 6.

12. While the pump is still in RUN, press to scroll to Constant Pressure reading

(ins or mm). Use a screwdriver to turn the fl ow adjust screw clockwise for port A on the Adjustable Low Flow Tube Holder until the display matches the calculated back pressure. Press [ST] to place the pump in HOLD.

13. Repeat Steps 10 through 12 for remaining port(s).

14. Place pump in Multiple Tube (Constant Pressure) mode. From RUN, press [ST] to place pump in HOLD, press ST (security code), and TS .

Pressing

[ST]

will place a running pump in HOLD and a holding pump in

RUN.

Do not charge or operate pump with charger in hazardous locations.

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Advanced Operation

15. Set pump pressure to the calculated back pressure. From HOLD, press [ST] to RUN the pump, then enter ST (security code) within ten seconds.

The LCD will display the previously set back pressure, with fl ashing SET and

P indicators. The fl ow fault icon may also be fl ashing at this point.

16. Press S or T to increase or decrease the previously set back pressure setting until it matches the calculated back pressure determined in Step 9. Press to lock in the pressure setting. The pump will return to its normal RUN state.

17. Reset the data display to zero (minutes that have elapsed during pump setup and/ or programming) before sampling by pressing [ST] to place pump in HOLD,

ST to enter Setup, and .

18. Remove the representative tubes used for calibration and insert newly opened tubes in their assigned ports. The pump is now ready to sample.

Sampling

Run time data is retained in memory after sampling is completed. While the pump is in HOLD mode, use the button to scroll through run time data on the LCD.

3. Remove and cap tubes. Reconnect the calibration train to verify fl ow rate.

Use of any device other than the approved battery pack to power the pump voids the UL Listing for intrinsic safety.

Protect sample pump from weather when in use outdoors.

All empty ports must contain unopened tubes during calibration and sampling.

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Pump Care

Pump Care

The Pocket Pump has been carefully designed, manufactured, and tested to provide excellent performance. Proper care and maintenance include:

• Avoiding strong impacts

• Keeping the pump dry

• Not cleaning the pump with harsh cleaning solvents or detergents

• Storing the pump in a cool, dry, dust-free location

• If the sampling method used requires collection of the sample via the exhaust port on the pump (sample passes through the pump such as bag sampling with the twin port Pocket Pump), ensure that the sample air is dry and does not contain corrosive constituents. Failure to do so could lead to contamination of the pump, degradation of performance, or failure of the pump. Failure to follow this caution voids any warranty.

• Following instructions in the Battery Installation/Charging section to maximize battery life

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Service

Service Policy

To return products to SKC for servicing:

1. Call 800-752-8472 (724-941-9701 for international customers) to obtain a Return

Materials Authorization (RMA) number and Product Decontamination Form.

2. Carefully package the product. Mark the RMA number on any correspondence relating to the return and on the outside of the package.

3. Ship to SKC, freight prepaid, to the following address:

SKC Inc.

National Service Center

863 Valley View Road

Eighty Four, PA 15330

Package product carefully to prevent damage during transit. Include a contact name, phone number, shipping address, RMA number, and a brief description of the problem.

For nonwarranty repairs, a purchase order number and billing address are also required.

The Service Department will contact nonwarranty customers with an estimate before proceeding with repairs.

Note: SKC Inc. will accept for repair any SKC product that is not contaminated with

hazardous materials. Products determined to be contaminated will be returned unserviced.

SKC Inc. will accept for repair any SKC product that is not contaminated with hazardous materials. Products determined to be contaminated will be returned unserviced.

Use only SKC-approved parts to ensure reliable performance. Failure to do so voids any warranty and the UL Listing for intrinsic safety.

The use of a repaired or rebuilt battery pack voids any warranty and the UL

Listing for intrinsic safety.

Failure to follow warnings and cautions voids any warranty.

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Accessories

DataTrac for Pocket Pump Software

With the optional DataTrac for Pocket Pump Software accessory, the Pocket Pump is programmable using a PC. DataTrac simplifi es chain-of-custody reporting by allowing users the option of programming a complete running sequence, delayed start, timed stop, and intermittent sampling, all at different fl ow rates. Time and sample volume are continuously updated in memory. There is no need to perform lengthy calculations; DataTrac does it for you. The advanced information retrieval system is specifi cally designed to store data and provide chain-of-custody information. Fault features allow storage of historical data in memory that can be retrieved up to 24 hours after shutdown.

Features

• Program a sampling operation from a PC

• Display the operating mode including Constant Flow or Constant Pressure, temperature, run time, and battery status

• Create a Pocket Pump program on a PC and upload to the pump for operation in the fi eld.

• Program up to fourteen sampling sequences, each with different fl ow rates

• Download pump run time data and history to a PC

• Create chain-of-custody information using the sample set-up feature

• Print a history fi le containing pump run time data

• Print a worker exposure profi le containing run time data and the pump’s history

DataTrac for Pocket Pump System Requirements

• Any IBM compatible PC with a 80486 processor or higher

• Hard drive with a minimum of 20 MB free disk space

• Available serial port or USB to 9-pin serial adapter compatible with the PC and system

Windows ® 98 or higher

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With DataTrac Software you can...

Accessories

Create a sample sheet for worker & sample information

Download the pump sampling history

Create a sample schedule selecting the date, time, and fl ow rates that you wish to sample

Simply click to change the pump settings

DataTrac for Pocket Pump Software

Includes software and instructions on CD, DataTrac adapter, and DataTrac cable (see page 26 for requirements)

Cat. No. 877-90

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Accessories

Optional Accessories

Defender Primary Standard Calibrator, 5 to 500 ml/min, includes lead-acid battery, charger, software, and 1-meter serial cable

Replacement Parts

Battery Pack (NiMH)

Battery Pack (NiCad)

Battery Pack (NiCad) ATEX model

Belt Clip

Case

Filters (10)

Keypad

Pressure Sensor

Spring Clips

Screw/Tubing Kit

Protective Front Cover

717-510L

Chargers

5-station, 115 V

5-station, 230 V

Single, 115 V

Single, 230 V

223-427

223-107A

223-228

223-229

DataTrac for Pocket Pump Software, includes software CD,

DataTrac adapter, and DataTrac cable (see pages 26 and 27 for details) 877-90

P20129-2

P20129-1

P20129TX

P51821

P20120

P40010

P79360

P20134

P51102

P21001

P20131

Constant Pressure Controller (CPC) for Pocket Pump 224-26CPC-10

Sample Tube Holders for Constant Flow Applications (includes tube cover)

Type A (tubes 6-mm OD x 70-mm length)

Type B (tubes 8-mm OD x 110-mm length)

Type C (tubes 10-mm OD x 150-mm length)

Type D (tubes 10-mm OD x 220-mm length)

222-3-1

222-3L-1

222-3XL-1

222-3XD-1

Adjustable Low Flow Tube Holders for Constant Pressure Applications

(requires separate tube cover)

Dual

Tri

Quad

Sample Tube Protective Covers

(for adjustable fl ow tube holders)

Type A (tubes 6-mm OD x 70-mm length)

Type B (tubes 8-mm OD x 110-mm length)

Type C (tubes 10-mm OD x 150-mm length)

Type D (tubes 10-mm OD x 220-mm length)

224-26-02

224-26-03

224-26-04

224-29A

224-29B

224-29C

224-29D

Use only SKC-approved parts to ensure reliable performance. Failure to do so voids any warranty and the UL Listing for intrinsic safety.

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Warranty

SKC INC. LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY

1. SKC warrants that its instruments provided for industrial hygiene, environmental, gas analysis, and safety and health applications are free from defects in workmanship and materials under normal and proper use in accordance with operating instructions provided with said instruments. The term of this warranty begins on the date the instrument is delivered to the buyer and continues for a period of one (1) year.

This warranty does not cover claims due to abuse, misuse, neglect, alteration, accident, or use in application for which the instrument was neither designed nor approved by SKC Inc. This warranty does not cover the buyer’s failure to provide for normal maintenance, or improper selection or misapplication. This warranty shall further be void if changes or adjustments to the instrument are made by other than an employee of the seller, or if the operating instructions furnished at the time of installation are not complied with.

2. SKC Inc. hereby disclaims all warranties either expressed or implied, including any implied warranties of merchantability or fi tness for a particular purpose, and neither assumes nor authorizes any other person to assume for it any liability in connection with the sale of these instruments. No description of the goods being sold has been made a part of the basis of the bargain or has created or amounted to an express warranty that the goods will conform to any such description. Buyer shall not be entitled to recover from SKC Inc. any consequential damages, damages to property, damages for loss of use, loss of time, loss of profi ts, loss of income, or other incidental damages. Nor shall buyer be entitled to recover from SKC Inc. any consequential damages resulting from defect of the instrument including, but not limited to, any recovery under section 402A of the

Restatement, Second of Torts.

3. This warranty extends only to the original purchaser of the warranted instrument during the term of the warranty. The buyer may be required to present proof of purchase in the form of a paid receipt for the instrument.

4. This warranty covers the instrument purchased and each of its component parts.

5. In the event of a defect, malfunction, or other failure of the instrument not caused by any misuse or damage to the instrument while in possession of the buyer, SKC Inc. will remedy the failure or defect without charge to the buyer. The remedy will consist of service or replacement of the instrument. SKC Inc. may elect refund of the purchase price if unable to provide replacement and repair is not commercially practicable.

6. (a) To obtain performance of any obligation under this warranty, the buyer shall return the instrument, freight prepaid, to SKC Inc., at the following address:

SKC Inc., National Service Center

863 Valley View Road

Eighty Four, PA 15330 USA

(b) To obtain return authorization information or for further information on the warranty performance you may telephone 724-941-9701 at the above address. See Service Policy section in operating manual (if applicable).

7. This warranty shall be construed under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania which shall be deemed to be the situs of the contract for purchase of SKC Inc. instruments.

8. No other warranty is given by SKC Inc. in conjunction with this sale.

Form #3755 Rev 0207

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Index

AC Charger .........................................6, 28

Accessories ........................................26-28

Activate Pump ........................................12

ADJ Indicator ......................................9, 16

Adjustable Low Flow

Tube Holders ................................17, 21

Advanced Operation ................................21

Arrow Buttons .........................................10

Back Pressure ....................................2, 22

Bag Sampling ..........................................19

Battery

............................................ 6

Determining Charge Level .................. 8

Icons ...........................................6-7, 9

..........................................4-5

Bracketed Button Sequence ...................10

Button

Sequence

Calibration

Constant Flow .............................15-19

Constant Pressure ......................21-23

Charging Battery ....................................... 6

Constant Flow

Constant Pressure

................................21-23

CPC ........................................................17

DataTrac for Pocket Pump Software...26-27

Display

Data .............................................9, 13

FAIL ..........................................7, 9, 11

Pressure ....................................14, 22

....................................13

Enhanced Display ...................................13

Extended Operation .................................. 8

FAIL .................................................7, 9, 11

Fast-Charge .............................................. 6

Flow Fault .......................................3, 9, 11

Icon ..............................................9, 11

Flow Rate

....................................15-16

HOLD ..................................................9, 11

Keypad ...................................................10

Star button .......................................10

Up & Down Arrow Buttons ...............10

LCD .......................................................... 9

Multiple-tube Sampling .....................17, 21

Operating Indicators ................................. 9

.................................................... 9

................................................ 9

.................................................... 9

................................................... 9

Operating Modes ...............................12-13

Constant Flow ...........12-13, 15, 17, 19

Constant Pressure ................12-13, 21

Operating States .....................................11

Flow Fault ........................................11

.................................................11

.............................................11

Pressure Units ........................................14

2 mm Hg .............................................14

PROG Indicator ........................................ 9

Replacing Battery Pack .........................4-5

Resetting Data Display ...........................12

RUN ........................................................11

Sampling

Constant Flow .............................15-19

Constant Pressure ......................21-23

Constant Pressure Controller .....17-18

Sorbent Tube (Single) .................15-16

Sorbent Tube (Multiple) in

Constant Pressure Mode ...............21-23

Sorbent Tube (Multiple) using

Constant Pressure Controller ........17-18

Security Code .........................................10

Service Policy ..........................................25

SET Indicator ............................................ 9

SLEEP ....................................................11

Smart Charging Battery System ............... 6

Sorbent Tube Sampling (Single) .......15-16

Sorbent Tube Sampling (Multiple) .....21-23

Specifi cations (Performance Profi le) ......2-3

Standard Display ....................................13

Star Button ..............................................10

Temperature Scale .................................13

Trickle-Charge .......................................... 6

Underlined Button Sequence ..................10

Up and Down Arrow Buttons ..................10

Warranty ..................................................29

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