ANALOX ATA™ - Trimix Analyser Technical Manual

ANALOX ATA™ - Trimix Analyser Technical Manual
ANALOX ATA™ - Trimix Analyser
Technical Manual
Analox Sensor Technology Ltd.
15 Ellerbeck Court, Stokesley Business Park
North Yorkshire, TS9 5PT, UK
T: +44 (0)1642 711400
W: www.analox.net
F: +44 (0)1642 713900
E: [email protected]
ANALOX ATA™ Trimix Analyser – Technical Manual
We are delighted to welcome you as a user of the
Analox ATA™
The following guide should assist you in using your
ATA™
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1.
Packaging and Contents Check ................................................................................................... 3
2.
About the ATA™ ............................................................................................................................ 4
3.
Operation ........................................................................................................................................ 5
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
Controls ................................................................................................................................. 5
External Power ...................................................................................................................... 6
Oxygen Sensor Calibration ................................................................................................... 7
Helium Sensor Zero Adjust ................................................................................................... 8
Analysing Your Mix................................................................................................................ 8
Accessories ......................................................................................................................... 10
4.
Quick Check ................................................................................................................................. 11
5.
After Sales Service ...................................................................................................................... 12
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
Battery Replacement........................................................................................................... 12
Sensor Replacement........................................................................................................... 12
Warranties ........................................................................................................................... 13
General Care ....................................................................................................................... 14
Safety Information ............................................................................................................... 15
Sensor Handling Information............................................................................................... 15
6.
Warranty Information .................................................................................................................. 16
7.
Specification................................................................................................................................. 17
8.
Altitude Correction Chart............................................................................................................ 18
9.
Oxygen Compensation Chart ..................................................................................................... 19
10.
Disposal ..................................................................................................................................... 20
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1. Packaging and Contents Check
On opening your Analox ATA™, please check you have the following items:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
ATA™ & Battery
Flow Adaptor, Tubing & Sample Dome
O2 Compensation Card
User Manual
Any additional options or accessories ordered for your ATA™, from:
•
Storage Case: compact water proof, drop proof case ideal
For storing your ATATM and accessories
•
Sample Dome
Analox ATA™ Kit
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2. About the ATA™
The Analox ATA™ is designed to be a true trimix analyser, measuring the
concentration of Oxygen, Helium and balance gas in your trimix. The Oxygen and
Helium sensors measure in the range 0.1-100%.
The ATA™ has been designed to offer the highest levels of accuracy without
compromising ease of use. Oxygen calibration and Helium zero adjust features are
provided as standard, and Oxygen compensation is provided to ensure you get more
accurate Helium readings.
Readings are displayed individually on a scroll through backlit display.
Power is provided by one D size battery or mains power, if the external power option
has been ordered. The ATA™ will automatically switch off after 15 minutes to ensure
battery life is not compromised if the instrument is accidentally turned on. On receipt
of the ATA™ all you have to do is fit the battery, refer to section 5.1 Battery
Replacement.
The ATA™ has been designed specifically for the diving industry where hostile
environmental conditions are the norm not the exception.
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3. Operation
3.1 Controls
The analyser is fitted with an on/off button located on the front of the unit. To turn the
unit on press the button once, the unit will automatically turn off after 15 minutes, to
prevent accidental battery drainage. Alternatively the unit can be turned off by
pressing and holding the on/off button for 3 seconds.
When the analyser is switched on it will display a reading and a marker indicating
which gas is being displayed, O2, He or BAL.
Do not use the ATA™ before calibration
(see section 3.3 Oxygen Sensor Calibration).
O2 Cal
He Zero
adjust
Mode
On/off &
backlight
The on/off button also turns the backlight on and off, the backlight will automatically
turn off after 30 seconds.
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The low battery warning is a shown by ‘bAt L’ on the display. When present, change
the battery before using the instrument (see section 5.0 After Sales Service).
Waterproof calibration and zero adjustment knobs are located on the front of the
instrument for Oxygen and Helium sensor adjustments. Turn them fully from left to
right and then fully left, the reading should increase and then decrease. (If the
reading does not change see section 4.0 Quick Check). When the Helium sensor
adjustment is fully left the instrument display may show ‘Err’, this is not a fault if the
display returns to numbers when the adjustment is set to the mid point
WARNING
Do NOT use when the LOW BATTERY symbol is on!
3.2
External Power
An ATA™ supplied with an external power option can be operated either from the
battery or external power. If you are operating the unit from its internal battery please
make sure the sealing cap to the external power socket is screwed on tight to
maintain the waterproof seal.
To operate the ATA™ from external power, unscrew the sealing cap, line up the
connector with the mating slot in the socket and screw the locking ring into place to
secure the connector.
NOTE: When the ATA™ is running from external power the auto switch off feature is
disabled. To turn the unit off, press and hold the on/off button.
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3.3
Oxygen Sensor Calibration
Oxygen sensor calibration in clean air is essential before every use and is performed
as follows;
1. Remove the flow adaptor from the sensors.
2. Expose the analyser to clean air for two minutes and adjust the calibration
knob until the display reads the correct value using the oxygen compensation
chart (you can find this chart on the inside of the back cover). If this is not
possible refer to paragraph 3 below or to sections 4.0 Quick Check and 5.0
After Sales Service.
O2 calibration in clean air
3. It is possible that at very high altitude normal calibration is not achievable. In
this event you must ascertain the actual pressure in BAR and multiply the
atmospheric oxygen percent (20.9%) by this pressure and set the reading
during calibration to the calculated level (this is the surface equivalent
oxygen percentage). An altitude correction chart is shown for reference on
page 22. When you measure the level of oxygen in the sample you must
divide the reading by the same atmospheric pressure value to obtain the true
percentage of Oxygen in your sample.
For Example: At an atmospheric pressure of 0.8 BAR, the surface equivalent
oxygen percentage is
20.9% x 0.8 = 16.7% O2 Surface Equivalent. If the reading you then obtain
from your sample is 32.0% you must divide this by 0.8 to obtain the true
Oxygen percentage, 32.0/0.8 = 40.0% O2 True Percentage.
WARNING
The analyser is sensitive to Oxygen partial pressure.
Calibration must always be carried out at the same
atmospheric pressure as Oxygen measurement.
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3.4
Helium Sensor Zero Adjust
The Helium sensor zero adjust enables you to retain the accuracy of the analyser
over its operational life, as the sensor ages.
1. Remove the flow adaptor from the sensors.
2. Use the mode button to change the display to read Helium.
3. Expose the analyser to clean air for two minutes and adjust the calibration
knob until the display reads 0.0. If the Helium sensor adjustment is turned too
far to the left the instrument display may show ‘Err’, this is not a fault, just
return the adjustment to the mid point then readjust for a reading of 0.0
3.5
Analysing Your Mix
The Analox ATA™ is provided with a flow adapter and tubing which can be
connected to the gas Sampling Dome.
1. Ensure the Analox ATA™ has been calibrated as per the instructions in sections
3.3, and 3.4.
2. Push the flow adaptor into the sensors, as per the picture over the page.
3. Attach the tubing from the flow adaptor to the Sampling Dome
4. Very slowly open the Tank valve until gas can just be heard quietly hissing out.
5. Press the sampling dome firmly against the tank outlet.
6. Allow approx. 10-15 seconds for the reading to stabilise on the display, and take
the O2 reading.
7. Use the mode button to change the display to read the Helium concentration.
Ensure the readings are stable and take the He reading
8. Use the mode button to change the display to show the balance gas (BAL.), i.e.
the inferred Nitrogen concentration. Take your reading and close the tank
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Analysing your mix
9. If in doubt repeat the procedure taking care to ensure a very low gas flow.
10. If you wish to carry out multiple cylinder checks, to re-zero the sensors, you will
need to remove the flow adaptor. This will allow the previous gas mix to quickly
vent into the atmosphere.
WARNING
Very high flows may pressurise the sensors and
inaccurate readings or sensor damage will result.
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3.6
Accessories
The ATA™ can be supplied with any of the following accessories;
a) Sample Dome
Part Number: 8000-6011A
b) Storage Case; compact water proof, drop proof case ideal for storing your
ATA™, and accessories.
Part Number: SA2ATACASE
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4. Quick Check
SYMPTOM
‘bAt L’ symbol
flashing intermittently
on display
No display
CONDITION
Low battery
ACTION
Change battery
Switched off
Bad connection
Zero reading on O2
O2 Sensor disconnected
O2 sensor polarity
incorrect
Switch on
Check battery connection
Return to supplier
Check connection
Check sensor is connected
correctly
Change sensor
Check in air and ensure
sensor face is free from
obstruction
Turn knob to mid point
before
calibrating
Check connection
Return to supplier
O2 Sensor expired
No Oxygen
‘Err’ shown on helium
display
He Reading is
negative
Reading erratic
Reading does not
change when
calibration knob is
turned
Display segments
missing
Will not calibrate
Reading drifts
He Zero knob turned too
far
left
Helium sensor
disconnected Helium
sensor fault
Zero Adjust required
Pressure on sensor
Radio transmission
Sensor old or faulty
Condensation on sensor
Faulty connections
Sensor failure
Display faulty
Sensor faulty
Sensor not in air
High altitude
Rapid temperature change
Adjust the reading using the
He zero pot on the front
If still negative Recalibrate
using internal pots
Check flow
Move unit away
Change sensor
Dry sensor face
Return to supplier
Change O2 sensor
Recalibrate the Helium
sensor using internal pots
Return to supplier
Change sensor
Check flow adapter is
correct Calculate percent
equivalent = 20.9% x bar
Do not move analyser from
one temperature to another
immediately before use
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5. After Sales Service
5.1
Battery Replacement
a) In a clean, dry environment, open the analyser case.
b) Slide the battery out of its holder.
c) Push in the new battery, ensuring the polarity is correct. The polarity is shown
in the base of the battery holder.
d) Close the lid.
e) Ensure the unit is turned off after fitting the battery.
5.2
Sensor Replacement
O2 sensor
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
Replacement sensor part number: 9100-9212-94.
In a clean, dry environment, open the analyser case.
Disconnect the O2 sensor from the circuit board.
Unscrew the O2 sensor locking ring on the front face of the analyser.
Pull out the O2 sensor.
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f) Dispose of the old sensor according to local regulations for Lead and
Potassium Hydroxide solution.
g) Remove the new sensor from its pack and check it for leaks, check the sensor
has a rubber o-ring fitted at the base of the thread on the front of the sensor.
Push the sensor through the hole in the lid and screw on the locking ring.
h) Connect to the circuit board.
i) Close the lid.
He Sensor
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
j)
k)
l)
m)
n)
Replacement sensor part number: 9100-4535
In a clean, dry environment, open the analyser case.
Disconnect the He sensor from the circuit board.
Unscrew the He sensor locking ring on the front face of the analyser.
Pull out the He sensor, and dispose of it.
Remove the new sensor from its pack, check the sensor has a rubber o-ring
fitted at the base of the thread on the front of the sensor. Push the sensor
through the hole in the lid and screw on the locking ring.
Connect to the circuit board.
Turn the ATA™ on and calibrate the O2 sensor in clean air, as per the
instructions in section 3.3
Change the display to show the Helium concentration, and expose the He
sensor to clean air.
Adjust the external zero adjust pot to the mid point.
Adjust the internal zero potentiometer until the
display reads 0.0.
Expose the sensor to span gas i.e. 100% Helium and allow the reading to
stabilise.
Adjust the internal Span potentiometer until the display reads 100, or the
concentration of Helium in the span gas.
Close the lid.
5.3 Warranties
The ATA™ is supplied with a 2 year electronics warranty. The He sensor is supplied
with a 1 year warranty, and the O2 sensor is supplied with a 3 year graded warranty
detailed below.
1 year
Free replacement
12-18 months 75% credit towards a replacement sensor
18-24 months 50% credit towards a replacement sensor
24-36 months 25% credit towards a replacement sensor
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5.4
General Care
Although designed to be water resistant the ATA™ should not be intentionally
immersed in liquid or left outside unprotected.
To clean the ATA™ use a damp soft cloth.
Protect the ATA™ from long periods of direct sunlight and do not subject it to high or
low temperature extremes.
The O2 sensor in the ATA™ is an electrochemical device and contains a caustic
electrolyte. Always check to make sure that it is not leaking and do not allow it onto
any part of your body or clothing. In the event that you do come into contact with the
electrolyte wash the contaminated part with copious amounts of water (see 5.5
Safety Information).
ANALOX 9100-9212-94
OXYGEN SENSOR
glo Enviromental Protection Ltd.
WARNING
If after handling the
sensor your fingers or
other parts of your body
feel slippery or stings
wash with a lot of water.
sor Technology Ltd.
beck Court
Business Park, Stokesley
S9 5PT England
44 ( 0 )1642 711400
If stinging persists get
medical attention!
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5.5 Safety Information
When the life of the battery has expired it should be disposed of safely in accordance
with local regulations.
When the life of the O2 sensor has expired or it is leaking or otherwise damaged it
must be disposed of safely in accordance with local regulations.
The O2 sensor contains KOH (Potassium Hydroxide) solution which is hazardous and
can have the following effects:
Skin
Potassium Hydroxide is corrosive - skin
contact could result in a chemical burn.
Ingestion
Can be harmful or FATAL if swallowed.
Eye
Contact can result in the permanent loss of sight.
First Aid Procedures
5.6
Skin
Wash the affected part with a lot of water
and remove contaminated clothing. If
stinging persists get medical attention.
Ingestion
Drink a lot of fresh water. Do not induce
vomiting. Get medical attention.
Eye
Wash with a lot of water for at least 15
minutes and get medical help immediately.
Sensor Handling Information
ATA™ oxygen sensors are normally supplied in sealed packs. Before the pack is
opened check that the sensor has not leaked. The sensors are themselves sealed
and do not under normal circumstances present a health hazard however
if leakage of the Potassium Hydroxide electrolyte has occurred use rubber gloves
and wear chemical splash goggles to handle and clean up. Rinse contaminated
surfaces with water.
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6. Warranty Information
We provide the following Warranties for the Analox ATA:
A 3 year graded Oxygen sensor warranty.
A 1 year Helium sensor warranty
A 2 year electronics warranty.
In both cases the Warranty period runs from the date of our Invoice.
We warrant that the equipment will be free from defects in workmanship and
materials.
The Warranty does not extend to and we will not be liable for defects caused
by the effects of normal wear and tear, erosion, corrosion, fire, explosion,
misuse, use in any context or application for which the equipment is not
designed or recommended, or unauthorised modification.
Following a valid Warranty claim in accordance with the above, the
equipment, upon return to us, would be repaired or replaced without cost or
charge but in our discretion we may elect instead to provide to you which
ever is the lesser of the cost of replacement or a refund of net purchase price
paid as per our Invoice on initial purchase from us. We shall have no liability
for losses, damages, costs or delays whatsoever. We shall have no liability
for any incidental or consequential losses or damages.
All express or
implied warranties as to satisfactory or merchantable quality, fitness for a
particular or general purpose or otherwise are excluded and no such
Warranties are made or provided, save as set out in this Clause 7.
In order to effectively notify a Warranty claim, the claim with all relevant
information and documentation should be sent in writing to:
Analox Sensor Technology Limited
15 Ellerbeck Court
Stokesley Business Park
Stokesley
North Yorkshire
TS9 5PT
Or by e-mail to : [email protected]
Or by Fax to : +44 1642 713900
We reserve the right to require from you proof of dispatch to us of the
notification of Warranty claim by any of the above alternative means.
The equipment should not be sent to us without our prior written authority.
All shipping and Insurance costs of returned equipment are to be born by you
and at your risk. All returned items must be properly and sufficiently packed.
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7. Specification
RANGE:
ACCURACY
RESOLUTION
WARM UP TIME
RESPONSE TIME
O2 SENSOR TYPE
O2 SENSOR LIFE
He SENSOR TYPE
He SENSOR LIFE
POWER (Standard)
BATTERY LIFE
POWER (Option)
OPERATING TEMP
STORAGE TEMP
WEIGHT
DIMENSIONS (mm)
Certification
IP RATING
0.1- 100% O2, 0.1-100% He
O2 - +/-1% of Reading, +/-0.2% of O2 at STP
He - +/-1% of Full Scale at STP
0.1%
< 15 seconds
90% in less than 15 seconds
Analox 9100-9212-94 EC sensor
up to 4 - 5 years in air.
36 month graded warranty
Analox 9100-4535 TC sensor
up to 10 years
12 month warranty
D size Alkaline Battery
200 hours
External 110/ 230V power supply
0 to 50°C / 32 to 122°F
-5 to 50°C / 23 to 122°F
0.6kg
195 (l) x 130 (w) x 85 (d)
(7.28 x 5.12 x 3.35”)
CE marked
IP65
If you have any comments or queries about the ATA™ please contact us;
Tel: +44 (0)1642 711400
Fax: +44 (0)1642 713900
Email: [email protected]
or visit our website;
www.analox.net
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8. Altitude Correction Chart
Altitude
Pressure
Atmospheric O2 concentration
21.67
20.9
Feet
Meters
in Bar
-1000
0
-305
0
1.03
1
PP O2
mBar
217
209
SEV %O2
1000
2000
3000
4000
305
610
914
1219
0.97
0.94
0.92
0.89
202
194
187
181
20.16
19.43
18.73
18.05
5000
6000
7000
8000
1524
1829
2134
2438
0.86
0.84
0.81
0.79
174
168
161
155
17.39
16.75
16.13
15.53
9000
10000
11000
2743
3048
3353
0.76
0.74
0.72
149
144
138
14.94
14.38
13.83
12000
13000
14000
15000
3658
3962
4267
4572
0.69
0.67
0.65
0.63
133
128
123
118
13.3
12.78
12.28
11.8
16000
17000
18000
19000
4877
5182
5486
5791
0.61
0.59
0.57
0.55
113
109
104
100
11.33
10.88
10.44
10.02
20000
6096
0.53
96
9.61
Pressure will vary depending on altitude, but will not lead to significant error in your
readings.
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9. Oxygen Compensation Chart
Oxygen compensation chart for moisture in the atmosphere
Atmosphere Oxygen percent in relation to temperature and relative humidity
Temp °F
32
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
110
120
Temp °C
0
4
10
16
21
27
32
38
43
49
10
20.9
20.9
20.9
20.9
20.8
20.8
20.8
20.8
20.7
20.7
20
20.9
20.9
20.8
20.8
20.8
20.8
20.7
20.6
20.5
20.4
30
20.9
20.8
20.8
20.8
20.7
20.7
20.6
20.5
20.4
20.2
40
20.8
20.8
20.8
20.7
20.7
20.6
20.5
20.4
20.2
19.9
50
20.8
20.8
20.8
20.7
20.6
20.5
20.4
20.2
20.0
19.7
60
20.8
20.8
20.7
20.7
20.6
20.5
20.3
20.1
19.8
19.5
70
20.8
20.8
20.7
20.6
20.5
20.4
20.2
19.9
19.6
19.2
80
20.8
20.8
20.7
20.6
20.5
20.3
20.1
19.8
19.5
19.0
90
20.8
20.7
20.7
20.6
20.4
20.3
20.0
19.7
19.3
18.7
20.8
20.7
20.6
20.5
20.4
20.2
19.9
19.5
19.1
18.5
% Relative
Humidity
100
H20 at 100%
RH
Atmospheric Oxygen Percent
If the temperature and RH axis meet in this part of the chart, calibrate to the chart % O2 level or with
dry air to maintain 0.5% O2 accuracy in NITROX
0.6
0.8
1.2
1.8
2.5
3.4
4.7
6.5
8.6
11.5
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North Yorkshire, TS9 5PT UK. All Worldwide Rights Reserved.
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10. Disposal
According to WEEE regulation this electronic product can not be placed in household
waste bins. Please check local regulations for information on the disposal of
electronic products in your area.
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