The purpose of this document is to give the information you need to fully prepare your site for the installation and testing of the system. A Site preparation checklist is included in this document. You must return this checklist to GE before GE Service personnel can install and test the system.

The purpose of this document is to give the information you need to fully prepare your site for the installation and testing of the system. A Site preparation checklist is included in this document. You must return this checklist to GE before GE Service personnel can install and test the system.
ÄKTA™ ready
Site Preparation Guide
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
1
Introduction ..........................................................................................................
3
2
Site preparation overview ..................................................................................
5
3
Site preparation checklist ..................................................................................
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Introduction
Purpose of this document
The purpose of this document is to give the information you need to fully prepare your
site for the installation and testing of the system.
A Site preparation checklist is included in this document.
You must return this checklist to GE before GE Service personnel can install and test the
system.
WARNING
The product must be installed and prepared by GE personnel or a
third party authorized by GE.
Scope of this document
This Site Preparation Guide covers:
•
ÄKTA ready (product code 28-9062-61)
•
ÄKTA ready gradient (product code 29-0320-38)
Feedback to GE
Make sure to read the entire Site Preparation Guide and complete the Site preparation
checklist in Chapter 3.
Return the completed Site preparation checklist to the GE service office in your region.
You will find E-mail address and fax number to the GE service office in your region under:
www.gelifesciences.com/contact .
If your region is not listed, select the nearest region.
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Assign personnel for site
preparation tasks
The site preparation tasks listed in the following table can be divided between two or
three people from the customer.
It is recommended that the same people assist the GE service personnel during the installation process later on.
Personnel
Site preparation tasks
Site preparation/
installation
coordinator
•
Review the site preparation guide for safety information and system requirements.
•
Choose the site.
•
Coordinate personnel and tasks.
•
Coordinate the installation timing of the system with any domestic safety
procedures and testings.
•
Order required materials.
•
Schedule the installation and inform personnel of the installation date.
•
Review the safety information.
•
Make sure that all customer-provided materials for the installation are
present at the site.
•
Make sure that the installation requirements are met for:
Laboratory personnel/
Primary users
Facilities personnel
4
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Space at the installation site
-
Environmental conditions
-
Biosafety
-
Ventilation and waste collection
-
Electrical supply
-
Safety and installation materials
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Site preparation overview
Introduction
Before the product is delivered, you must prepare the site according to the instructions
in this chapter.
Select the site
Select a site that complies with national and international requirements for biosafety.
WARNING
Spread of biological agents. The operator has to take all necessary
actions to avoid spreading hazardous biological agents. The facility
must comply with the national code of practice for biosafety.
General site requirements
The following requirements must be fulfilled at the location where the ÄKTA ready system
will be installed:
•
ÄKTA ready is intended for indoor use only
•
The system units must not be installed in a dusty environment
•
The system units must not be exposed to direct sunlight
Space requirements
The following space requirements must be fulfilled at the location where the ÄKTA ready
system will be installed:
Parameter
Specification
Minimum floor area for uncrating the
ÄKTA ready system
3800 x 1100 mm
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Parameter
Specification
Transportation route
Doors, corridors, and elevators should
have a minimum width of 90 cm and a
minimum height of 200 cm to allow
transport of the system to the production
area.
Minimum floor area for operating the
ÄKTA ready system
3000 x 2800 mm
Minimum floor area for operating the
ÄKTA ready gradient system
3160 x 2800 mm
Note:
(including 1 m of free space around the
system to allow service and maintenance)
(including 1 m of free space around the
system to allow service and maintenance)
Prepare sufficient space for the computer.
WARNING
Access to power cord. Do not block access to the power cord. The
power cord must always be easy to disconnect.
Dimensions and weight
The following illustration shows the dimensions of the ÄKTA ready system.
1650 mm
1650 mm
1000 mm
6
800 mm
1160 mm
800 mm
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ÄKTA ready: 1000 x 1650 X 800 mm (W x H x D)
•
ÄKTA ready gradient: 1160 x 1650 X 800 mm (W x H x D)
The weight of the ÄKTA ready system is:
•
ÄKTA ready: 230 kg
•
ÄKTA ready gradient: 250 kg
The ÄKTA ready system is shipped in a container with the following dimensions and
weight.
Contents
Dimensions (mm)
Weight (kg)
ÄKTA ready
1150 x 1900 x 1100 mm (W x H x D)
350
ÄKTA ready gradient
1350 x 1900 x 1100 mm (W x H x D)
400
Note:
A forklift capable of carrying up to 400 kg is needed.
Environmental requirements
The installation site must comply with the following specifications:
Parameter
Specification
Ambient temperature, operation
2°C to 30°C
Ambient temperature, transportation/storage
-25°C to +60°C
Relative humidity
20% to 95%, non-condensing
Atmospheric pressure
950 to 1050 mbar
The delivery boxes should be stored in a protected location indoors. The following storage
requirements must be fulfilled for the unopened boxes.
Parameter
Allowed range
Ambient temperature, storage
-25°C to 50°C
Relative humidity, storage
5% to 95% humidity, non-condensing
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Electrical requirements
Parameter
Specification
Supply voltage
100 to 240 V AC ±10%
(Uninterruptable power supply (UPS) and
surge protectors are recommended)
Frequency
50/60 Hz
Max power
1000 VA
Fuse
16 A
Number of wall outlets
2
•
One for the ÄKTA ready system
•
One for the computer
Note:
Power outlets must be within 1 meter
from the instrument and the computer.
WARNING
Protective ground. The product must always be connected to a
grounded power outlet.
Computer requirements
Note:
The customer can provide their own computer for the ÄKTA ready system.
The following table specifies the computer requirements.
Parameter
Specification
Operating system
Windows® 7 Professional, 32-bit or 64bit or
Windows XP Professional, SP3
8
Control system
UNICORN™ v5.20 or higher versions of
UNICORN 5.
Processor
Pentium 4, 2.5 GHz or higher
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Parameter
Specification
Performance
Minimum: 2 GB physical memory
Drives
CD-ROM drive
USB Ports
Minimum of 1 required
A second network card is required if the
computer will be connected to a network
Note:
The computer should be installed, placed and used according to the instructions
and specifications provided by the manufacturer of the computer.
Note:
If the computer will be connected to a network, the network installation must
be completed before the installation.
User-supplied accessories and
consumables
The following equipment must be supplied by the user:
Tool
Used for
13 mm Hexagonal tool
Uncrating the system
Phillips bits no. 2
Uncrating the system
Electrical screwdriver
Uncrating the system
Safety knife
Uncrating the system
Two tubes with TC-clamps and gaskets for the
appropriate size of inlet and outlet
Installation
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
as required, (e.g., gloves, lab coats, etc.)
Installation, Operation and Maintenance
The following chemicals and supplies must be supplied by the user:
Item
Used as
Purified water or 20% ethanol
Wash liquid
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25 liters for High Flow kit
•
10 liters for Low Flow kit
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Item
Used as
1.0 M sodium chloride with 1% acetone in wash liquid
Test solution
•
10 liters for High Flow kit
•
5 liters for Low Flow kit
Bottle or flask, 10 liter
Waste container
Additional flasks
May be required depending on system configuration
Gas supply
The following table lists the air supply requirements.
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Gas
Specification
Compressed air,
pressure
5.5 to 7.0 bar
Compressed air,
supply
Minimum 50 Nl/min
Oil and particle free
Male air hose connector for 7.5 mm hose
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Site preparation checklist
Introduction
Read the previous chapters in this Site Preparation Guide before completing the checklist.
Complete the checklist in this chapter to make sure that all necessary preparations have
been made for the installation of ÄKTA ready.
You must send the completed checklist to a GE office before GE service personnel can
install ÄKTA ready. See E-mail addresses and fax numbers in Chapter 1.
Checklist
Requirement
YES
NO
N/A
Comment/specify
General
When was the ÄKTA ready system received
(month/year)?
Will the GE service personnel be required to take
site EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) or security training before doing the installation?
Assigned personnel
Personnel are assigned as specified.
Does the personnel experience level with
the ÄKTA ready system correspond to:
•
new user?
•
intermediate user?
•
advanced user?
Will the personnel require training on how
to use the ÄKTA ready system?
Site selection
Site complies with requirements for
biosafety
General site requirements are fulfilled
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Requirement
YES
NO
N/A
Comment/specify
Space requirements
Space is available as specified.
A forklift capable of carrying 400 kg.
Environmental requirements
The proper environmental conditions are fulfilled
as specified.
Ambient temperature
Relative humidity
Atmospheric pressure
Will the system be installed in a cold box?
Will the system be installed in a cold room?
If the system is installed inside a cold room,
will the computer be inside the cold room?
If the computer is outside the cold room,
will there be a LAN drop in the cold room,
or an opening to run cables through?
Electrical requirements
Electrical requirements are fulfilled as specified.
Number of wall outlets:
•
One outlet for the ÄKTA ready system
•
One outlet for the computer
Computer requirements
A computer has been purchased and received
If not, will the computer be purchased through GE?
If you are providing your own computer,
has an administrator account been created
and a logon password established for our
use?
Will the computer be connected to a network?
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Requirement
YES
NO
N/A
Comment/specify
Will the ÄKTA ready system be connected
to a network?
Is there on-site IT support available if
needed?
Are the operating system requirements
fulfilled?
User supplied equipment
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
as required, (e.g., gloves, lab coats, etc.)
Two tubes with TC-clamps and gaskets for
the appropriate size of inlet and outlet
13 mm Hexagonal tool
Phillips bits no. 2
Electrical screwdriver
Safety knife
Bottle or flask, 10 liter
Additional flasks (required depending on
system configuration)
User supplied consumables
Purified water
Ethanol 20%
Sodium chloride (1.0 M final concentration
i test solution)
Acetone (1% final concentration i test solution)
Gas supply
Requirements for compressed air are fulfilled as
specified (pressure and supply)
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Additional information
Customer contact information
Date (dd-mmm-yyyy)
Company/Customer name
Company/Customer
representative
Name
Address
Email
Phone number
Customer experience level
14
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
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www.gelifesciences.com/contact
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