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Ultra rae 3000_user_training06242008

  1. 1. RAE Systems Using the UltraRAE 3000Protection Through Detection
  2. 2. UltraRAE 3000 UltraRAE 3000 Lamp Range Resolution 10.6 eV 50 ppb to 10,000 ppm (VOC mode) 50 ppb 9.8 eV 50 ppb to 200 ppm, for benzene and 50 ppb butadiene; 50 ppb to 5,000 ppm (VOC mode) 11.7 eV 50 ppb to 2,000 ppm (VOC mode) 50 ppbProtection Through Detection
  3. 3. Agenda • User Interface • Turning on the UltraRAE 3000 • Recommended daily start-up procedure • Hygiene mode & displays • Alarm signals • Programming mode • Charging stationProtection Through Detection
  4. 4. User Interface LEDs and flashlight • User Interface: – [Y/+] tests alarms – [N/-] Display – [MODE] (on) – Flashlight on/off key MODE key Flashlight on/off keyProtection Through Detection
  5. 5. Control Buttons • [Y/+] always controls left-hand response & increases numerical values • [N/-] controls right-hand response & moves to next digit • [MODE] controls center & returns to previous menuProtection Through Detection
  6. 6. Start-up: Turning On • Press and hold [MODE] • When display appears, release [MODE] key • Instrument performs self-test • Final display shows and unit is ready for zero calibrationProtection Through Detection
  7. 7. Start-up: Programmable Zero Calibration • Unit performs Zero calibration after warm-up • “apply zero gas…” • If in fresh air, the UltraRAE can be calibrated, or a Zeroing kit with charcoal tube can be usedProtection Through Detection
  8. 8. Test Pump • To ensure that there are no leaks, periodically test the seals. • With the UltraRAE 3000 running, place your finger over the end of the inlet probe. • The alarm should sound and the pump-stall icon should flash on the display. • This indicates that all seals are good. Stop the alarm by pressing [Y/+].Protection Through Detection
  9. 9. Test Pump • If the pump does not alarm or show the stalled-pump icon, then check that all inlet parts are tight and inspect the O-ring for damage (replace it if necessary). • After inspection and/or replacing, test again. • If there is still no alarm, send instrument in for pump service.Protection Through Detection
  10. 10. Start-up: Programmable Zero calibrationProtection Through Detection
  11. 11. Start-up: Lamp Alarm • “Lamp” alarm may occur on start-up • This indicates that PID lamp has failed to light – Wait 1-2 minutes • If “Lamp” message remains, turn off UltraRAE 3000 and restart – “Lamp” alarm clears and UltraRAE 3000 is ready for use • If after restart, “Lamp” message remains, the PID needs serviceProtection Through Detection
  12. 12. Start-up: Humidity Check • It is important to check if the instrument responds to moisture 1. Cup hand over inlet or breathe into inlet for 10-20 seconds 2. Do not block flow • If UltraRAE reads >2 ppm, then the sensor needs cleaningProtection Through Detection
  13. 13. Compound Specific vs VOC Monitor Two main operating modes: • Compound Specific Monitor: The factory default mode. After warm-up, the meter takes timed samples for Benzene or Butadiene • VOC Monitor: After warm-up, the meter works similar to the MiniRAE 3000 – In this mode, the monitor does not need a tube, but make sure cap is air-tight.Protection Through Detection
  14. 14. Compound Specific Monitor • Turn unit on and wait for warm-up to finish. • Press [N/-] to advance. • Before you start sampling, you must insert a RAE-Sep separation tube into the inlet/holder.Protection Through Detection
  15. 15. Separation Tube Preparation • Open a package of RAE-Sep separation tubes and remove one. • Place the tip in the package’s tube tip breaker (the small hole on the front) and snap off the tip.Protection Through Detection
  16. 16. Separation Tube Preparation • Turn the tube around and snap off the other end. • Handle tubes with care. Tube ends are sharp after ends are broken off.Protection Through Detection
  17. 17. Inserting Separation Tube • Unscrew the front of the sampling probe from the base. • Slip the tube into the rubber holder in the front portion.Protection Through Detection
  18. 18. Inserting Separation Tube • Insert the other end of the tube into the middle of the base while turning the front portion to tighten it onto the base’s threads. • Do not overtighten any portion of the sampling assembly.Protection Through Detection
  19. 19. Measuring Compound Specific • Once the tube is in place, begin measuring by pressing [Y/+]. • The display shows a countdown – 60 seconds is standard, but sampling time depends on the type of separation tube selected and the temperature. • You can abort the sampling by pressing [N/-] at any time.Protection Through Detection
  20. 20. Measuring Compound Specific • Once the countdown is complete, the gas reading is shown. • Press [Y/+] to continue sampling with the tube for 15 minutes to establish a STEL reading, or press [N/-] to return to the main menuProtection Through Detection
  21. 21. Measuring Compound Specific WARNING! • At least 1/4 of the tube should still be yellow-orange at the bottom. If not, the STEL value is not valid. • Abort the measurement and change the tube. Then do a snapshot test instead of a STEL test. • Note: If the STEL is exceeded, the UltraRAE 3000 goes into alarm.Protection Through Detection
  22. 22. Measuring Compound Specific • Press [N/-] to advance to the next screen. • If you press [Y/+], you are asked, “Clear peak value! – Are You Sure?” • Press [Y/+] to clear the Peak value and exit to VOC operation.Protection Through Detection
  23. 23. Measuring Compound Specific • If you press [N/-], this display is shown. • Remove the tube and put the inlet back together. Then press [N/-]. • After a few seconds, the UltraRAE 3000 enters VOC mode.Protection Through Detection
  24. 24. VOC Mode • You can step through the rest of the screens by pressing [N/-] repeatedly until you reach the main menu again.Protection Through Detection
  25. 25. VOC Mode • The instrument is programmed to operate in Basic User Level/Hygiene Mode as its default. • This gives you the most commonly needed features while requiring the fewest parameter adjustments. • Pressing [N/-] steps you from one screen to the next, and eventually return to the main display.Protection Through Detection
  26. 26. VOC Monitor: Hygiene/Search Mode Two main operating modes: • Hygiene Mode: The factory default mode. After warm-up, the meter samples continuously. • Search Mode: After warm-up. the pump shuts off and “Ready” is displayed.Protection Through Detection
  27. 27. Hygiene Mode/Basic User *Dashed (- - -) line is automatic returnProtection Through Detection
  28. 28. Hygiene Mode/Basic User Screens • Current readings • TWA/STEL/PEAK • Date/Time/Temperature • Calibration Gas/Measurement Gas/Correction Factor • Enter PC CommunicationsProtection Through Detection
  29. 29. Hygiene Mode/Advanced User Differences • Change reference gas without entering Programming Mode • Change measurement gas when reference gas is IsobutyleneProtection Through Detection
  30. 30. Hygiene Mode • Reading in ppm • Gas information • Calibration needed • Wireless status • Battery status • Datalog • Pump Status • Press [N/-] to move to next screenProtection Through Detection
  31. 31. TWA/STEL/PEAK • TWA reading • STEL reading • Peak reading • Press [Y/+] to clear • Press [N/-] to move to next screenProtection Through Detection
  32. 32. Date/Time/Temp • Date • Time • Internal temperature • Press [N/-] to move to next screenProtection Through Detection
  33. 33. Gas Display • Calibration gas • Measurement gas • Correction factor • Press [N/-] to move to next screenProtection Through Detection
  34. 34. PC Communication • Enter PC communication and stop sampling • Press [Y/+] to enter PC Comm mode – Press [Y/+] to exit after communication is complete • Press [N/-] to move to next screenProtection Through Detection
  35. 35. Alarm signalsProtection Through Detection
  36. 36. Search Mode • A discrete sampling mode can easily start/stop datalogging for many points • Perfect for drum or headspace sampling • Optional graphic screenProtection Through Detection
  37. 37. Optional Graphic Screen • Using ProRAE Studio, set display to graphic display Or • Leave display in ppm readingProtection Through Detection
  38. 38. Search Mode/Basic User *Dashed (- - -) line is automatic returnProtection Through Detection
  39. 39. Search Mode/Basic User Screens • Ready?... Start Sampling • User ID/Site ID/Correction Factor • Current gas readings • Stop sampling? • AVG/PEAK • Date/Time/Temperature • Calibration Gas/Measurement Gas/Correction Factor • Enter PC CommunicationsProtection Through Detection
  40. 40. Search Mode/Advanced User Differences • Change reference gas without entering Programming Mode • Change measurement gas when reference gas is IsobutyleneProtection Through Detection
  41. 41. Programming Mode • Navigate using interface of “Select,” “Back,” and “Next” • Press [MODE] to exit Programming • [Y/+] to increase numerical values or confirm a question • [N/-] to decrease numerical valuesProtection Through Detection
  42. 42. Programming Mode • Press and hold [N/-] and [MODE] to enter Programming • Input password “0000”Protection Through Detection
  43. 43. Calibration • Press [Y/+] to select Calibration menu and Calibration type • Press [N/-] to toggle between Zero calibration and Span calibration • Press [MODE] to exit Calibration menuProtection Through Detection
  44. 44. Two-point vs Three-point Calibration • Three-point calibration can be added for enhanced accuracy • Feature is added through ProRAE Studio • Second, higher concentration of calibration gas is required • After calibrating Span Gas 1, display moves to Span Gas 2Protection Through Detection
  45. 45. Calibration • You need: • Zero-grade air bottle or zeroing calibration kit • Bottle of 100ppm Isobutylene with .5L regulator and/or Tedlar bag, or matched flow regulator (VOC Monitor) • Bottle of 5ppm Benzene with .5L regulator and/or Tedlar bag, or matched flow regulator (Benzene tube)Protection Through Detection
  46. 46. Matched Flow Calibration For best accuracy, a matched flow calibration is required! • Use matched flow regulator or Tedlar bag • Fill Tedlar bag with calibration gas and then draw down with UltraRAE 3000Protection Through Detection
  47. 47. Zero calibration • Press [Y/+] to select Zero Calibration • Press [MODE] to return to main display • Press [N/-] to select Span CalibrationProtection Through Detection
  48. 48. Zero calibration • If in fresh air, the UltraRAE 3000 can be calibrated or a Zeroing kit with charcoal tube can be used • Press [Y/+] to start calibrationProtection Through Detection
  49. 49. Span Calibration • After Zero Calibration, menu returns to calibration selection with Span Calibration highlighted • Press [Y/+] to enter Span calibration. • Press [N/-] to skip Span calibration and return to Zero calibration. • Press [MODE] to exit and return to the top calibration menu.Protection Through Detection
  50. 50. Span Calibration • Turn on your span calibration gas. • Press [Y/+] to initiate calibration. • Press [N/-] to abort calibration.Protection Through Detection
  51. 51. Span Calibration • Calibration is complete when instrument reads: Span 1 is done! Reading = xxx. ppm • Instrument then moves to request three- point calibration • Select [Y/+] to continue, [N/-] to skip • Press [MODE] to return to normal operations.Protection Through Detection
  52. 52. Span Calibration • Calibration is complete when instrument reads: Span 2 is done! Reading = xxx. ppm • Press [MODE] to return to normal operationsProtection Through Detection
  53. 53. Measurement Gas and Unit • Measurement gas has 4 lists – My list: maximum of 10, starting with Isobutylene – Last Ten: last ten used by instrument – Gas Library: all gases in TN-106 – Custom Gases: user modified via ProRAE SudioProtection Through Detection
  54. 54. Measurement Lists • Press [N/-] to scroll through list • Press [Y/+] to selectProtection Through Detection
  55. 55. Measurement Lists • Once list is selected, – Press [N/-] to scroll through options – Press [Y/+] to select option • Press [MODE] to exit • Press [Y/+] to save selection or [N/-] not to saveProtection Through Detection
  56. 56. Measurement List Abbreviation Unit MiniRAE ppbRAE 3000 3000 ppm parts per million Yes Yes ppb parts per billion Yes mg/m3 milligrams per Yes Yes cubic meter ug/m3 micrograms per Yes cubic meterProtection Through Detection
  57. 57. Tube Selection • Scroll through the menu by pressing [N/-]. • Press [Y/+] to make a selection. • Press [MODE] when you are done. • Press [Y/+] to save your choice or [N/-] to undo your selection.Protection Through Detection
  58. 58. Alarm setting • Press [Y/+] to change High, Low, STEL, and/or TWA alarm • Scroll through the menu with [N/-] • Press [Y/+] to select alarm to changeProtection Through Detection
  59. 59. Alarm setting • Cursor flashes over digits of alarm limit • Press [Y/+] to increase each digit value • Advance to the next number with [N/-] • Press [MODE] when done – Press [Y/+] to accept change – Press [N/-] to cancel changeProtection Through Detection
  60. 60. Alarm type • Latched alarm – although alarm condition might have cleared, [Y/+] must be pressed to acknowledge alarm • Automatic reset – once condition has cleared, alarm will stop (default setting)Protection Through Detection
  61. 61. Buzzer & Light • Program light and buzzer – Both on – Light only – Buzzer only – Both off • Press [N/-] to go to next option, Press [Y/+] to select and [MODE] to exitProtection Through Detection
  62. 62. Datalog • Press [Y/+] to enter Datalog menu – Clear Data – Interval – Data Selection – Datalog Type • Press [N/-] to move to next menu, and [MODE] to return to normal operationsProtection Through Detection
  63. 63. Clear Datalog • Erases all data stored in instrument • Press [Y/+] to clear data – Display asks “Are you sure?” • Press [Y/+] to confirm • Press [N/-] to keep dataProtection Through Detection
  64. 64. Interval • Intervals are shown in seconds • Default is 60 seconds • Maximum is 3600 – Press [Y/+] to increase each digit – Press [N/-] to move to the next digit • Press [MODE] when done • Press [Y/+] to save and [N/-] to cancel changesProtection Through Detection
  65. 65. Data Selection • Choose type of data to store – Average – Maximum – Minimum • Press [N/-] to move from one selection to next • Press [Y/+] to choose data, “X” shows which data is stored • Press [MODE] when done • Press [Y/+] to save and [N/-] to cancel changesProtection Through Detection
  66. 66. Datalog Type Three Datalog Types • Automatic – Default mode, unit datalogs while running • Manual – unit datalog only when datalog is manualy turned on • Snapshot – datalogs only during single-event capture samplingProtection Through Detection
  67. 67. Datalog Type • To make changes to Datalog type – Press [N/-] to move to next option – Press [Y/+] to accept change • When done, press [MODE] • Press [Y/+] to save changes • Press [N/-] to discard changesProtection Through Detection
  68. 68. Monitor Setup • Temperature Unit • Op Mode • Site ID • User ID • User Mode • Date • Time • Duty CycleProtection Through Detection
  69. 69. Monitor Setup • Pump Speed • Language • Radio Power • Real Time Protocol • Power On Zero • Unit ID • LCD Contrast • Lamp IDProtection Through Detection
  70. 70. Radio Power • Radio connection can be turned on or off • Press [N/-] to highlight selection • Press [Y/+] to select radio setting • When done, press [MODE] • [Y/+] to accept change, [N/-] to discard changeProtection Through Detection
  71. 71. Real Time Protocol • P2M – cable – Point to multipoint. – Data is transferred from the instrument to multiple locations using a wired connection • P2P – cable – Point to point. (default) – Data is transferred only between the instrument and one other location, such as a computer • P2M – wireless - Point to multipoint, wireless. – Data is transferred wirelessly and can be received by multiple receivers (only Bluetooth is supported at this time and is necessary for use with RAELink3)Protection Through Detection
  72. 72. Real Time Protocol • Press [N/-] to highlight selection • Press [Y/+] to select Real time protocol setting • When done, press [MODE] • [Y/+] to accept change, [N/-] to discard changeProtection Through Detection
  73. 73. Op Mode • Switch between Hygiene or Search Mode by pressing [N/-] to highlight the option • Press [Y/+] to select mode • Press [MODE] to accept change • Press [Y/+] to save and [N/-] to discard changeProtection Through Detection
  74. 74. Site ID • Enter 8-digit alpha/numeric/character Site ID • Press [Y/+] to display current Site ID • Press [Y/+] to change the number/ letter/ character – Note: the last four digits must be numbersProtection Through Detection
  75. 75. Site ID • Press [N/-] to move to the next digit • Press [MODE] to exit • If there has been a change, [Y/+] to save • [N/-] to discard any changesProtection Through Detection
  76. 76. User ID • Enter 8-digit alpha/numeric User ID • Press [Y/+] to display current User ID • Press [Y/+] to change the number/letterProtection Through Detection
  77. 77. User ID • Press [N/-] to move to the next digit • Press [MODE] to exit • If there has been a change, [Y/+] to save • [N/-] to discard any changesProtection Through Detection
  78. 78. User Mode • Basic Mode – User can only see and use a basic set of functions • Advanced Mode – Advanced users can see and use all screens and perform all available functionsProtection Through Detection
  79. 79. User Mode • Press [N/-] to change option • Highlight will move to next selection each time [N/-] is pressed • Press [Y/+] to make selection • Press [MODE] to choose Basic or Advanced Mode • [Y/+] to accept change, [N/-] to discard changeProtection Through Detection
  80. 80. Date • Date is expressed as Month/Day/Year, with two digits for each. • Press [Y/+] to display current date. • Note that the left-most digit flashes to indicate it is selected.Protection Through Detection
  81. 81. Date • Press [Y/+] to change the number • Press [N/-] to move to the next digit • Press [MODE] once the date has been changed completely • [Y/+] to accept change, [N/-] to discard changeProtection Through Detection
  82. 82. Time • Time is expressed as Hours/Minutes/Seconds, with two digits for each. • Time is in 24-hour (Military) format. • Press [Y/+] to display current time. • Note that the left-most digit flashes to indicate it is selected.Protection Through Detection
  83. 83. Time • Press [Y/+] to change the number • Press [N/-] to move to the next digit • Press [MODE] once the time has been changed completely • [Y/+] to accept change, [N/-] to discard changeProtection Through Detection
  84. 84. Duty Cycle • The pump’s duty cycle is the ratio of its “on” time to ‘off’ time. • The duty cycle ranges from 50% to 100% (100% is default), and the period is 10 seconds. • Therefore, a duty cycle of 60% means that the pump is on for 6 seconds and off for four seconds and 100% is always on. • Duty cycling is employed by the instrument to clean the PID. • A lower duty cycle has a greater effect on keeping the PID clean than a higher duty cycle.Protection Through Detection
  85. 85. Duty Cycle Important! Pump duty cycling is interrupted when the instrument senses a gas. • The pump’s duty cycle is disabled when the measurement is greater than the 2ppm threshold and is re-enabled when the reading falls below 90% of the threshold (1.8 ppm).Protection Through Detection
  86. 86. Duty Cycle • Press [Y/+] to increase value • When done, press [MODE] • [Y/+] to accept change, [N/-] to discard changeProtection Through Detection
  87. 87. Temperature Unit • Choose Temperature measurement in Fahrenheit or Celsius units • Press [N/-] to highlight selection • Press [Y/+] to select temperature unit • When done, press [MODE] • [Y/+] to accept change, [N/-] to discard changeProtection Through Detection
  88. 88. Pump Speed • Choose high or low pump speed – Low speed conserves battery and is quieter • Press [N/-] to highlight selection • Press [Y/+] to select pump speed • When done, press [MODE] • [Y/+] to accept change, [N/-] to discard changeProtection Through Detection
  89. 89. Language • English is default language; 12 languages are available • Press [N/-] to highlight selection • Press [Y/+] to select Language • When done, press [MODE] • [Y/+] to accept change, [N/-] to discard changeProtection Through Detection
  90. 90. Power On Zero • Program instrument to request a Zero calibration on start-up • Press [N/-] to highlight selection • Press [Y/+] to select Power On Zero • When done, press [MODE] • [Y/+] to accept change, [N/-] to discard changeProtection Through Detection
  91. 91. Unit ID • Three-digit number to separate wireless units on the same network ID – Units must have individual ID values • Press [Y/+] to change the number • Press [N/-] to move to the next digit • Press [MODE] once the Unit ID has been changed completely • [Y/+] to accept change, [N/-] to discard changeProtection Through Detection
  92. 92. LCD Contrast • Increase or decrease contrast of display – Minimum value is 20 – Maximum value is 60 • Press [Y/+] to increase, [N/-] to decrease the value • Press [MODE] once the contrast has been changed • [Y/+] to accept change, [N/-] to discard changeProtection Through Detection
  93. 93. Lamp ID • Scroll through the menu by pressing [N/-]. • Press [Y/+] to make a selection. • Press [MODE] when you are done. • Press [Y/+] to save your choice or [N/-] to undo your selection.Protection Through Detection
  94. 94. Monitor Set up • At any time, press [MODE] to return to normal operations • When inside a menu selection, press [MODE] to move to the top menuProtection Through Detection
  95. 95. Power Off • Hold [MODE] for full 3 seconds • Audible alarm will beep and unit will countdown 5 seconds • Release [MODE] when you see “Unit Off…” • Unit will stay on if you release [MODE] before countdown completesProtection Through Detection
  96. 96. Humidity Filtering II Tubes Flex-I-Probe Tube Tip Breaker (p/n 021-2400-100) Tube Adapter Humidity Filtering II Tube (p/n 025-3002-000) (10-pack, p/n 025-2002-010) • Temporary relief for a dirty sensor • Dries sample gas for about ½ hour • Measure VOCs; multiple sample use OK • Useful for gasoline and chlorinated solvents • CAUTION: May cause low response for some compounds, at low temperature or concentrationProtection Through Detection
  97. 97. Charging on Charging Cradle • To Charge unit – Push instrument down on charging cradle – Set back of unit against back wall of cradle • To remove unit from cradle – Push down on instrument – Pull unit towards youProtection Through Detection
  98. 98. Charging Battery on Travel charger • Line the back edge of Travel Charger with the back edge of unit • Carefully screw both plastic pins of charger into instrument • Plug wall adapter into travel charger once charger is fully attached to instrumentProtection Through Detection
  99. 99. Charging Error • If the instrument or battery has been charging for more than 10 hours and you see the “Battery Charging Error” icon and a message that says, “Charging Too Long,” this indicates that the battery is not reaching a full charge. • Try changing the battery and make sure the contacts on the instrument are meeting the Travel Charger’s (or Charger Stand’s) contacts.Protection Through Detection
  100. 100. Removing battery • Rubber boot stays on monitor • First push down on tab • Then pull battery from instrumentProtection Through Detection
  101. 101. Charging Battery on Charging Cradle • Use back of charging station to charge battery externally – Push into contacts – Lay battery flat • To remove battery – Push battery towards station – Lift battery off of charging stationProtection Through Detection
  102. 102. Maintenance • Clean PID Lamp & Sensor – When display creeps upwards after good zero – When PID responds to moisture – When movement of PID results in response on display Clean Sensor Dirty Sensor Bias Electrode Bias Electrode Sensing Electrode Sensing Electrode No dirt build-up to Dirt build-up absorbs water and foster a decrease in breaks down airspace resistance airspace resistance leading to sensor “leakage” or moisture responseProtection Through Detection
  103. 103. Maintenance • How to clean the PID lamp – Use anhydrous methanol (lamp cleaning solution) – Use finger cots to hold lamp – Dip cotton swap in methanol and clean flat top surface of lamp – Dry lamp face with lens tissueProtection Through Detection
  104. 104. Maintenance • How to Clean PID Sensor – Always clean sample probe and replace or clean filters FIRST! If PID holds a stable zero after this step then further cleaning may not be necessary – Use anhydrous methanol (lamp cleaning solution) – Clean sensor by immersion and agitation in cleaning solution – Ultrasonic cleaner (Jewelry cleaner) for 15 min. cleans much better than just dipping in • Drying the PID Sensor – Let air dry overnight – Warm air (not hot) will speed dryingProtection Through Detection
  105. 105. RAE Systems from Computer Configuration Datalogging Using ProRAE StudioProtection Through Detection
  106. 106. Questions? www.raesystems.com Service: 888-723-4800 Sales: 877-723-2878Protection Through Detection

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