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Duty of Care

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Anton Duty of Care / Best Practise for Sprint Flue Gas Analysers

Analyser

Your Sprint Analyser should be calibrated once a year by Anton or an authorised Anton service centre. Your Sprint unit will display the calibration due date on screen when in ‘Main Menu’ and will warn you when calibration due date is drawing near. If the calibration due date has passed, the Sprint unit will display a message ‘Calibration overdue’ and you will be unable to continue to use it.

Flue probe and combined Filter & Water Trap maintenance

When taking out your flue probe from the bag, please do not let the water trap drop to the floor, this could crack it and this will most definitely affect the readings.

The combined filter and water trap is used in-line between the probe and the unit. Before performing any tests, please check that the filter is clean and there is no water inside the trap – It is best practise to not let any water build up inside the filter bowl, a quick visual inspection before any test is advised. It is important to keep the filter/water trap in a vertical position during operation and to ensure that the water bowl is free of water/moisture before returning into the carry holdall provided after use.

The filter element should be changed if the filter has become contaminated or dirty; (this is normally highlighted on the inside of the filter first), or if the filter has become soaked with water, remove from trap and leave to dry and replace with new filter before reusing your Analyser.

Water Trap and Filter

After cleaning moisture out or after any filter changes, make sure the O ring and middle disc is put back in the correct position (as shown above) and the locating lugs are carefully aligned before twisting to close the moisture trap, if not carried out with respect the lugs can break and the filter bowl will not seal, this will cause inaccurate readings.

Once all the above has been completed, a quick final check of integrity is required; this can be done by simply blowing down the flue probe metal shaft and blocking off the other end of the black hose with your thumb.  If leakage can be heard or felt escaping, further inspection is required to establish where the leak is coming from. If no leak is detected take your thumb away from the end of the hose and hold to your ear, blow down the Flue probe metal shaft once more to make sure the line is clear and blockage free and that you cannot hear any gurgling. Your Flue probe is now ready for use.

General

To keep the display panel and operator buttons free from dirt build-up, regularly wipe over your Sprint unit with a slightly damp cloth.

Always connect the flue probe before switching on your Analyser unit and purging (only necessary when doing Flue gas or CO build up tests)

Always purge outside in clean air or hang flue probe out of open window (before and after use)

Always check you have 20.9 % 02 and 0 ppm CO before use, and that the analyser is allowed to return to these values after a test is completed and before turning instrument off.

Always remove Flue probe temperature plug by the plug itself, not by pulling on the thermocouple lead.
It is best practise not to leave your analyser in your vehicle overnight, and this is not just for security reasons but to protect the analyser against moisture, especially during the colder months of the year.

Protective Boot

To protect your Sprint from dirt and knocks a rubber boot is supplied. This boot is supplied with concealed magnets in the rear, these magnets do attract iron filings and it is good practise to wipe the magnet area down periodically to make sure your unit doesn’t slip when magnetised to appliances.

Summary

Follow these simple guidelines to keep your analyser in optimum condition, and always carry spare filters in your kit bag for back up.

Important

Filters must be used at all times. Failure to do so may invalidate the warranty
Annual calibration must be carried out in order to maintain instrument warranty.


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