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Service Manual

Vitalab Dry Electrode ISE


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Vitalab Selectra E
Vitalab Selectra XL
Preface
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Article No.: 6002-580-450


Version: 01
Date: January 2006
1 Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 1-1
1.1 Scope of manual .................................................................................................. 1-1
1.2 Prerequisites ........................................................................................................ 1-1
1.3 Password protection ............................................................................................ 1-2
2 The bare minimum .......................................................................................................... 2-1
2.1 Does the unit run? ................................................................................................ 2-1
2.2 Is the ISE activated? ............................................................................................ 2-1
2.3 Does the unit Communicate? .............................................................................. 2-1
2.4 Is there reference liquid flowing? ........................................................................ 2-1
2.5 Is the sipper blocked? .......................................................................................... 2-1
3 The service screen ............................................................................................................ 3-1
3.1 Overview ............................................................................................................. 3-1
3.2 The service function keys .................................................................................... 3-2
3.3 Paged data ............................................................................................................ 3-2
3.4 Paged data format ................................................................................................ 3-3
3.5 F1 Measurement DATA ................................................................................... 3-4
3.6 F2 EEPROM DATA ........................................................................................ 3-7
3.7 F3 CALIBRATION DATA .............................................................................. 3-8
3.8 F4 BUBBLE-DETECTOR CALIBRATION DATA ....................................... 3-9
3.9 F5 PUMP TEST ............................................................................................. 3-10
3.10 F6 ADC TESTS .............................................................................................. 3-10
3.11 F7 VALVE TEST ........................................................................................... 3-12
3.12 F8 SIPPER TEST ........................................................................................... 3-12
4 Field service ...................................................................................................................... 4-1
4.1 Servicing an ISE .................................................................................................. 4-1
4.2 Service tools required .......................................................................................... 4-1
4.3 Servicing a trouble-free unit (6 months service) ................................................. 4-1
4.4 Servicing units with intermittent problems ......................................................... 4-1
4.5 Servicing a failed system ..................................................................................... 4-2
5 Communications testing .................................................................................................. 5-1
5.1 Testing presence of Dry-ISE ............................................................................... 5-1
5.2 Testing Selectra communications ........................................................................ 5-1
5.3 Testing ISE communications ............................................................................... 5-2
6 Troubleshooting tips ........................................................................................................ 6-1
6.1 Overview ............................................................................................................. 6-1
6.2 Observing waste flow .......................................................................................... 6-1
6.3 Trouble shooting a startup cycle ......................................................................... 6-2
6.4 Troubleshooting measurement cycle ................................................................... 6-3
6.5 Corrective actions ................................................................................................ 6-5
7 Component replacement ................................................................................................. 7-1
7.1 Opening-up the ISE ............................................................................................. 7-1
7.2 Replacing the power supply ................................................................................ 7-2
7.3 Replacing the main board .................................................................................... 7-3
7.4 Replacing the valve assembly ............................................................................. 7-5
7.5 Replacing the stepping motor .............................................................................. 7-6
7.6 Replacing the ground electrode ........................................................................... 7-6
7.7 Replacing the bubble-detector assembly ............................................................. 7-7
8 ISE firmware re-programming ...................................................................................... 8-1
8.1 Introduction ......................................................................................................... 8-1
8.2 Tools required ...................................................................................................... 8-1

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8.3 Firmware download instructions ......................................................................... 8-1
8.4 Troubleshooting bootloader problems ................................................................. 8-2
9 Appendix .......................................................................................................................... 9-1
9.1 The Dry-ISE field QC test ................................................................................... 9-1
9.1.1 Overview ............................................................................................................. 9-1
9.1.2 Version Verify QC-Q1 ........................................................................................ 9-1
9.1.3 Pump Motor QC-Q2 ............................................................................................ 9-2
9.1.4 Valve QC-Q3 ....................................................................................................... 9-4
9.1.5 Simulated Sipper QC-Q4 ..................................................................................... 9-4
9.1.6 EEProm Read/Write QC-Q5 ............................................................................... 9-5
9.1.7 A/D Coverters QC-Q6 ......................................................................................... 9-5
9.1.8 Bubble-Detector QC-Q7 ...................................................................................... 9-6
9.1.9 Calibration QC-Q8 .............................................................................................. 9-7
9.1.10 Field QC Checkoff .............................................................................................. 9-8
9.2 Spare parts ........................................................................................................... 9-9
9.2.1 ISE Consumables ................................................................................................ 9-9
9.2.2 ISE Spare Parts .................................................................................................... 9-9

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Introduction

Introduction
1.1 Scope of manual
This manual covers all subjects related to Servicing of a Dry-ISE module by a qualified Ser-
vice Technician. The following are areas covered by the manual:
Correct Operation and Interpretation of the Selectra Dry-ISE Service Screen.
Troubleshooting.
Component Replacement.

1.2 Prerequisites
It is assumed that Dry-ISE servicing will be carried out by a qualified technician who has
undergone the appropriate training in servicing a Dry-ISE module. It is also assumed that the
technician is familiar with the general operation of the Selectra system and with that of the
Dry-ISE module, and that they have read the appropriate User Manuals for each unit.

Fig. 1.2.0.1 The Dry-ISE Module

Attention!

Read the User manual


Information in the User Manual is not repeated in this Manual. It is important to read the User
Manual in combination with the Service Manual. Please be aware of all safety instructions in
the User Manual.

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Introduction

1.3 Password protection


The Service Screen of the Selectra is password protected. The Service technician should
have received the Service area password during Service training. The Service area is
accessed from the main menu by pressing F5 / Service. Failure to enter the correct password
will prevent the technician from accessing the Service Screen.

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The bare minimum

The bare minimum


2.1 Does the unit run?
In the event that a Dry-ISE module does not operate correctly, it is recommended that the unit
be observed during a Startup/Reset Cycle. On manual power-on the Dry-ISE should go
through a simple Startup/Reset cycle and the Peristaltic Motor should operate the pump. The
valves should switch, and Reference liquid should be pumped through the line and bubble-
detector within 25-30 seconds. Failure of any of these to occur is an indication that something
is not correct. Follow the instructions in the Troubleshooting Section (Section 6) to trouble-
shoot further.

2.2 Is the ISE activated?


A common problem encountered in troubleshooting Dry-ISE modules, is that the Dry-ISE
module has not been installed/activated within the Selectra-PC software.
To activate the Dry-ISE module on the Selectra system go to F5 Special Functions / F2
Install, then double click on the System Parameters selection in the left hand menu. The ISE
Installed box should have been checked. None of the ISE functions will be available unless
this box is checked.

2.3 Does the unit Communicate?


If there is no apparent problem observed during the Power-Up startup cycle, then the next
step is to attempt to Restart the Dry-ISE from the Selectra by going to the Special Functions /
ISE screen and pressing F1 ISE Reset. The Dry-ISE module should immediately Reset.
Next follow the Testing Presence of Dry ISE procedure in the Communications section of this
manual.

2.4 Is there reference liquid flowing?


Reference liquid is stored in the bottle contained in the recess on the left hand side of the Dry-
ISE module. This is the easiest source of liquid to use for system troubleshooting since the
movement of this liquid is exclusively under the control of the Dry-ISE module and does not
require the participation of the Selectra.

The following issues are sometime encountered:


The Reference reservoir is empty.
The lines become blocked - check the lines in the region of the pinch valves.
Check that the Reference interconnect lines are sealed onto the straws and the Reference
interface block.
Check that the straws in the Reference bottle are not blocked.

2.5 Is the sipper blocked?


Identify the Sipper on the Selectra bench. Very infrequently the end of the Sipper becomes
blocked. If this happens, blowing through the sample line (with the ISE disconnected) from
the Dry-ISE Sample connection point on the Selectra, can usually unblock the line (see the
User Manual for more details).
Serum should not be used as an initial discarded P6 measurement (after calibration). Rather,
use a LO-calibrator sample removed from the LO-calibrator position after calibration. It has
been found that the use of a serum P6 has major drawbacks. Users generally do not replen-
ish P6 frequently enough (especially over a weekend) and evaporation of the sample creates
a resulting P6 sample which is very viscous and prone to blocking the line.
Regular cleaning of the Dry-ISE and the use of a LO-cal P6 will prevent Sipper blockage in
most cases.

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The service screen

The service screen


3.1 Overview
The most important screen from the standpoint of servicing a Dry-ISE module is the Service
Screen. It contains a number of diagnostic screens and test functions which can rapidly allow
a Service Technician to converge in on any module problems. It is accessed by choosing the
ISE Arm / ISE Unit from the left hand menu (Fig. 3.1.0.1). The Service screen is password
protected and not available to the normal user.
There are two categories of Service Functions (designated with the letters D and T); the first
allows the Service Technician to access some of the important raw data which lie behind the
actual measurements and calibrations. Secondly, it is possible to directly test the high preci-
sion ADC (Analog to Digital Converter), the pump motor, the two valves, the Sipper Control
circuitry.

Fig. 3.1.0.1 The ISE Arm / ISE Unit Service Screen

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3.2 The service function keys


The Dry-ISE Service Screen has a set of 9 keys at the bottom of the screen (Figure 2), each
of which corresponds to a keyboard function key. The tests shown on each function key may
be carried out either by clicking on the screen key image with a mouse, or by pressing the
appropriate key on the keyboard

KEY TYPE DESCRIPTION ACTION PAGES

F1 D Measurement Data Data 13

F2 D EEPROM Data Data 6

F3 D Calibration Data Data 11

F4 D Flow (Bubble Detector) Data Data 9

F5 T Peristaltic Pump Test Test / Data 2

F6 T ADC Tests Test / Data 4

F7 T Valve Test Test / Data 1

F8 T Sipper Test Test / Data 2

F10 Return (to Main Menu) Return -


Table 1: The service Screen Function buttons

The exact function of each of the Service Screen keys is given in Table 1. The Service keys
F1..F4, designated with the letter D in the center of the button (D-Keys), are a method of
accessing important measurement and calibration data on the Dry-ISE module; the second
set F5..F8, designated with the letter T, are Test keys (T-Keys), which result in an action being
performed by the Dry-ISE and which also return data at the end of the test.

3.3 Paged data


A number of possible pages of data are available for all the Data buttons and some of the test
buttons. Each time a key is pressed a single action is performed (T-Keys) and a single data
page is returned to the Selectra screen (D-Keys, T-Keys). The pages are returned to the
Selectra in a wraparound fashion. As an example, the F1 key (measurement Data) returns a
total of 13 pages (Pages 0-12) of data to the screen, one page for each time the function key
is pressed. If the key is pressed for the 14th time, Page 0 will again be visible. Pressing any of
the other function key, resets the page counter to zero for all function buttons.
A number of the Service function keys return QC test information (PASS/FAIL) when a key is
first pressed. Subsequent key presses return more detailed information. Pressing the F10
button return the Selectra system to the main menu. There is no action performed on the Dry-
ISE when the F10 button is pressed.

Note that in the following manual pages, further details of each of the Data/Test
screens are given. Wherever it is appropriate, information on the possible data range
expected is given in curly brackets {...}.

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3.4 Paged data format


Each page of data consists of 5 lines (Figure 3) superimposed in the center of the Service
Screen. The first line is a title line which may also contain data (numbers). The other 4 lines
contain data in most cases. Refer to the following sections for more details on the meaning of
each screen.

Fig. 3.4.0.1 Paged Data Format Example

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3.5 F1 Measurement DATA


The function key F1 returns mostly measurement data. Pressing the key F1 for the first time
results in information on the last error encountered by the Dry-ISE. Subsequent key presses
display detailed background information on the last 6 measurements being returned to the
Selectra screen. It takes 2 pages of data to return the information for a single measurement.
The exact F1 page format is shown in Tables 2a-c.
The screens show detailed information on the last Dry-ISE measurement executed. The
actual values printed on the screen may be used by the Service Department to troubleshoot
measurement problems on the Dry-ISE.

PAGE SCREEN DATA FORMAT

0 Error Screen

LAST ERR
Error Text
subErr = xxxx
Proc = xxxx
Time = xxxx

see Table 2b

1 Measurement Screen M0A

MnA [ T1 , T2 ]
0 Meas0 Ffs0 Fco0 - [K]
1 Meas1 Ffs1 Fco1 - [Na]
2 Meas2 Ffs2 Fco2 - [Cl]
3 Meas3 Ffs3 Fco3 - [CO2]

see Table 2c

2 Measurement Screen M0B

MnB [ T3 , St ]
0 Ref0 Delta0 - [K]
1 Ref1 Delta1 - [Na]
2 Ref2 Delta2 - [Cl]
3 Ref3 Delta3 - [CO2]

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see Table 2c

Measurement Screen M1A

3 Same format as Pg 1

4 Measurement Screen Same format as Pg 2

5 Measurement Screen Same format as Pg 1

6 Measurement Screen Same format as Pg 2

7 Measurement Screen Same format as Pg 1

8 Measurement Screen Same format as Pg 2

9 Measurement Screen Same format as Pg 1

10 Measurement Screen Same format as Pg 2

11 Measurement Screen Same format as Pg 1

12 Measurement Screen Same format as Pg 2

These screens contain a great deal of valuable data which may be used by the Service engi-
neer to troubleshoot measurement inaccuracies.
Pages 1..12 give detailed information on the last six measurements carried out on the Dry-
ISE. This data set include measurement timing information (title line) and the raw voltage sig-
nals used in the final measurement calculation. The pages are labeled MnA, MnB in the title
line (n=0..5). There are two pages of data for each measurement (e.g. M0A, M0B), with the
data going back in time. Measurement n=0 is the most recent. The key to the abbreviation
used in Table 2a, are shown in Table 2b-c.

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ABBREVIATION DESCRIPTION

Error Text The 'Error text' will be one of the following:

Err: Not Ready

Err: Sequence

Err: Data

Err: Startup/Reset

Err: Insufficient Sample

Err: Bubble Detector

Err: Parameters Unavailable

Err: Calibration Unavailable

Err: Insufficient Reference

No Error

Sub-Error A numbered code which gives additional error information which


may be used by the manufacturer to troubleshoot the unit.

Process A numbered code which gives additional error information.

Time ISE Real-Time Clock (from last Reset or power-on)

ABBREVIATION DESCRIPTION

MnA or Mnb M Designates a Measurement


n The measurement number 0..5 (0-most recent)
A First page of data for measurement n
B Second page of data for measurement n

T1 Measurement time Marker (sec) local time to Dry-ISE


since startup/reset

T2 Time since last measurement (sec)

T3 Measurement Duration (sec accurate to 0.01 sec)

St Status info on exit

Meas Final measurement for component

Ffs# (# = 0..3) Factor, First Sample

Fco# (#=0..3) Factor, Carry Over

RefMV Raw voltage, Ref signal (mV)

DeltaMV Raw voltage, Measurement ( delta signal in mV)

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3.6 F2 EEPROM DATA


A full set of return data pages for the EEPROM function key are shown in Table 3.
The values shown in these pages should be identical to those listed in the Dry-ISE
Parameter Screen. If any of the values are different, consult the Service Department
for up-to-date information on the required values.
The first page gives QC information only. The first time the ISE is run (after burning
the software), a default set of EEPROM parameters are saved in EEPROM Flash
memory. This is checked with the Page 0 QC call.

PAGE SCREEN DATA FORMAT

0 EEPROM QC Information

EEPROM QC EEP-
ROM R/W - PASS/FAIL
ELC-ACTIVE - PASS/FAIL
CALIB PRMS - PASS/FAIL
SLOPE BNDS - PASS/FAIL

1 Control Parameters

CTRL PRMS
Act=xx - Active electrodes (right nibble)
TVO=xx - Time-out for Valves Open (min)
TRF=xx - Ref time (secs)
AGN=xx - Gain (not used at present)

2 Offset Parameters OFFSET PRMS


0 Offset Parameter [ K ]
1 Offset Parameter [ Na ]
2 Offset Parameter [ Cl ]
3 Offset Parameter [ CO2 ]

3 LO/HI-Calibrator Values LO/HI PRMS HI-Calibrator [ K ]


0 LO-Calibrator HI-Calibrator [ Na ]
1 LO-Calibrator HI-Calibrator [ Cl ]
2 LO-Calibrator HI-Calibrator [ CO2 ]
3 LO-Calibrator

4 Slopes Min/Max Parameters SLOPES MIN/MAX


0 Slope-Minimum Maximum [ K]
1 Slope-Minimum Maximum [ Na]
2 Slope-Minimum Maximum [ Cl ]
3 Slope-Minimum Maximum [ CO2 ]

5 Carry-Over/ First-Sample CO/FS PRMS


Parameters 0 Carryover First-Sample [ K ]
1 Carryover First-Sample [ Na ]
2 Carryover First-Sample [ Cl ]
3 Carryover First-Sample [ CO2 ]

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3.7 F3 CALIBRATION DATA


Calibration data is saved within the EEPROM of the Dry-ISE module. As well as the activate
calibration, a series of the 10 most recent calibrations (together with their voltage information)
are also saved within the EEPROM permanent storage. These may be retrieved within this
section of the Service area. The information saved for each calibration is identical to the infor-
mation displayed on the Selectra screen at the end of the calibration step. If a calibration fails
for any reason, calibration values will not be saved within the Flash memory.

SCN SCREEN DATA RETURNED

0 Active Calibration

ACTIVE CAL #; KEY=xx


0 Mv-LO, mv-HI, Slope [ K ]
1 Mv-LO, mv-HI, Slope [ Na]
2 Mv-LO, mv-HI, Slope [Cl ]
3 Mv-LO, mv-HI, Slope [ CO2]

1 Previous Calibration 0

CAL0 T=t0
Mv-LO, mv-HI, Slope [ K ]
Mv-LO, mv-HI, Slope [ Na ]
Mv-LO, mv-HI, Slope [ Cl ]
Mv-LO, mv-HI, Slope [ CO2 ]

2 Previous Calibration 1 Same as above for CAL1

3 Previous Calibration 2 Same as above for CAL2

4 Previous Calibration 3 Same as above for CAL3

5 Previous Calibration 4 Same as above for CAL4

6 Previous Calibration 5 Same as above for CAL5

7 Previous Calibration 6 Same as above for CAL6

8 Previous Calibration 7 Same as above for CAL7

9 Previous Calibration 8 Same as above for CAL8

10 Previous Calibration 9 Same as above for CAL9

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3.8 F4 BUBBLE-DETECTOR CALIBRATION DATA


Pressing the F4 service button gives important information on the bubble-detector calibration.
The first screen is for QC purposes only. These numbers are important in troubleshooting a
possible problem with the bubble detector. This function key is also used to retrieve detailed
timing information on the previous 6 measurements.

SCN SCREEN DATA RETURNED

0 Bubble Detector QC BUBBLE-DET QC


TRIG LL PASS/FAIL
MAX DET PASS/FAIL
MIN DET PASS/FAIL
DET DIF PASS/FAIL [ DDIF ]

DDIF difference value

1 BBL-Det Calibration BBL-DET CAL


BBL-TRIG - Bubble-Detector Trigger Level (RAM)
BBL-MAX - Bubble-Detector Maximum Signal (RAM)
BBL-MIN - Bubble-Detector Minimum Signal (RAM)
BBL-AVG - Bubble-Detector Present Signal (RAM)

2 Stored Calibration BBL-DET EEPROM


Bubble-Detector Trigger Level (EEPROM)
Bubble-Detector Maximum Signal (EEPROM)
Bubble-Detector Minimum Signal (EEPROM)
Bubble-Detector Key (EEPROM)

3 Timing for M0 M# TIMING [xx]


BS=xx.x - Begin Sample (sec)
ES=xx.x - End Sample (sec)
BR=xx.x - Begin Ref (sec)
TD=xx.x - Total Time sec)

M0 is the most recent measurement

4 Timing for M1 Same as M0 (page 3)

5 Timing for M2 Same as M0 (page 3)

6 Timing for M3 Same as M0 (page 3)

7 Timing for M4 Same as M0 (page 3)

8 Timing for M5 Same as M0 (page 3)

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3.9 F5 PUMP TEST


Pressing the F5 button results in the stepping motor being exercised on both the Fast and
Slow settings (the slow setting is determined as part of calibration initialization). The first page
is a QC test. The second pages returns more detailed motor timing information. The most
important effect of pressing this button is that the Dry-ISE motor should rotate for a period of
at least 10 seconds. This is a simple test which gives instant feedback that the Selectra and
the Dry-ISE are talking to each other.

SCN SCREEN DATA RETURNED

0 MOTOR TEST / RESULTS

PUMP QC
DIRN. (F) PASS/FAIL
COUNT (F) PASS/FSIL
DURN. (S) - PASS/FAIL
COUNT (S) - PASS/FAIL

F -fast, S -slow

1
PUMP QC
DIRN. (F) - xx.xx (Duration sec)
COUNT (F) - xxxx (count s)
DURN. (S) - xx.xx (Duration, sec)
COUNT (S) - xxxx (counts)

F -fast, S -slow

3.10 F6 ADC TESTS


Pressing the F6 key exercise the Dry-ISE ADCs (A/D Converters). The first page is a general
and comprehensive QC test (see Table 7). This test requires correct operation of the valves
and pump motor and puts the ISE electrodes in a wet state before measuring. The PASS cri-
teria are indicated in Table 7. Note that the Reference liquid reservoir has to be connected for
the QC test to work correctly. The QC page returns two numbers which are the largest Volt-
age values and Standard Deviation measured in the test.
The second F6 page returns more detailed measurement information from the page 0 test.
The third pressing of F6, triggers a multiplexed reading of the processor internal 10-bit ADC.
Three numbers are returned, which verify the operation of the 10-Bit
ADC, together with the running average of the bubble detector measurement..
The final F6 page is the raw register readings for the 16 ADC1243 registers (Register
0..15). Non-zero values in some of these registers, demonstrates that the chip-to-chip
SPI interface communications is working correctly on the main Dry-ISE PC board.

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PAGE SCREEN DATA RETURNED

0 Full ADC QC ADC QC


10B RNGE PASS/FAIL (10bit ADC range)
24B DURN PASS/FAIL (24bit meas. Durn.)
24B MAXV PASS/FAIL (24-bit Max Volts)
24B MXSD PASS/FAIL (24-bit Max StdDev)

10bit RNGE; values in range 0 to 1024. 24B


DURN: measurement time in range 4.5 to 6.0
secs 24B MAXV: all voltages < 1.0 V.

24B MXSD: All standard deviations <0.003.

1 ADC Test Data ADC1243 DATA; dT=xxx


(corresponding to Page 0) 0 Meas StdDev NumPts [ K ]
1 Meas StdDev NumPts [ Na ]
2 Meas StdDev NumPts [ Cl ]
3 Meas StdDev NumPts [ CO2 ]

Meas measurement (volts)


StdDev Standard Deviation
NumPts - Number of measured Points

2 10-BIT ADC Test 10-BIT READ


0: 10-Bit Read { 0-1023 }
10: 10-Bit Read { 0-1023 }
19: 10-Bit Read { 0-1023 }
B: 10-Bit Average Read { 0-1023*20 }

1 ADC1243 Registers ADC1243 REGS


Registers Read 0, 1, 2, 3
Registers Read 4, 5, 6, 7
Registers Read 8, 9, 10, 11
Registers Read 12, 13, 14, 15

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3.11 F7 VALVE TEST


Pressing the F7 button results in the two valves on the Dry-ISE module being
exercised. First the upper (Reference valve) is pulses on and off 5 times, followed by
the Sample valve. If the lower valve is seen to pulse first, the valves have probably
been mounted incorrectly.

PAGE SCREEN DATA RETURNED

0 Valve QC See text to left

3.12 F8 SIPPER TEST


Pressing the F8 button results in the Sipper control interface being exercised and tested on
the Dry-ISE module. Please note that due to the override of the Sipper control mechanism by
the Selectra, it is not possible to observe the Sipper actually moving.
The state of the Sipper interface control line, as sensed by the Selectra, is shown on the dia-
gram at the top of the Selectra Dry-ISE Service screen. Below the diagram, the state of the
ISE ARM CONTROL is indicated. After pressing F8, the following should be observed on the
screen: ISE ARM CONTROL: Down
At the end of the test the line should return to the Up mode and the message in Table 8,
should be observed on the screen. The time delay for the complete test is measured by the
processor internal clock. The value should be extremely close to 5.2-5.4 seconds. A second
pressing of the F8 key returns the Sipper test duration to the screen.

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PAGE SCREEN DATA RETURNED

0 Sipper QC See text

1 Sipper QC See text (Duration in secs)

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Field service

Field service
4.1 Servicing an ISE
It is expected that the servicing calls related to an ISE will fall into three broad categories:
1. Regular 6 monthly service visit; Trouble-Free System
2. Servicing as system which has experienced intermittent measurement problems.
3. Servicing a system which has undergone complete system failure.
The second servicing call will probably be the most difficult for the Service Engineer to trou-
bleshoot.

4.2 Service tools required


We recommend the following tools be available:
A full set of tools including metric Allen wrenches.
A laptop computer with a terminal emulator such as. HyperTerminal( Microsoft Corpora-
tion).
A female-female crossover RS232 cable (sometimes referred to as a null modem cable).

4.3 Servicing a trouble-free unit (6 months service)


The Dry-ISE system requires the following servicing steps:
1. Replacement of electrodes.
2. Replacement of tubing assemblies (utilize correct Fluid-Accessories kit).
3. Replacement of internal Sipper to ISE tubing (internal to Selectra).
4. Full functional check (Selectra ISE Service Area).
5. Calibration and Normal/Abnormal check.

4.4 Servicing units with intermittent problems


Intermittent measurement problems represent the most difficult of any type of problem for the
service engineer to troubleshoot. We recommend the following approach:
1. Review the calibration data for the time period in question.
2. Review the abnormal/normal logs for the time period in question.
3. Review the reagents and other fluids used on the analyzer.
4. Inspect the tubing set for damage and replace tubing assemblies where necessary.
5. Run a calibration and 3 normal/abnormal samples and observe carefully the operation of
the analyzer.
6. If necessary (under instructions from Service Department), retrieve the raw measurement
data for the 3 Normal/Abnormal samples using the Service Screen/F1.
7. Refer to the troubleshooting guide in the Appendix for any possible measurement prob-
lems.

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4.5 Servicing a failed system


A failed system is defined as one which will never pass calibration or which will not respond to
any communications from the Selectra. A failed ISE system should be returned to the manu-
facturer for repair. However, before this is done, a few simple steps should be taken to look for
obvious communications problems.
Carry out the following in order:
1. Make sure that the ISE is activated in the Selectra Installation menu.
2. Go into ISE Screen and press F1, ISE Reset. Observe that the Reset Cycle is correct.
3. If there is no communication at this point, we recommend carrying out the communications
tests described below.
4. Go into Service menu (you will need to enter Service password) and go to ISE Arm / ISE
Unit screen.
5. Press F2, EEPROM Data and observe the QC information.
6. Press F5, Pump Test and observe the Dry-ISE motor turning for 20 seconds; observe the
QC information.
7. Press F6, ADC Test and observe the QC information.
8. Press F7, Valve Test and observe the Ref and then the Sample valves pulsing.
9. Press F8, Sipper Test and confirm the screen information that the Sipper has been acti-
vated.

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Communications testing
5.1 Testing presence of Dry-ISE
The following two simple tests indicate correct communications between the Selectra and the
Dry-ISE.
1. Go to the installation Screen and double click on the Release option on the lefthand-side.
One of the boxes is labeled ISE Unit. The Version Number of the ISE software should
appear in this box (Figure 4).
2. A second simple method of testing Selectra to Dry-ISE communications is to carry out the
F5 Pump Test on the Selectra ISE Arm / ISE Unit option on Service Screen (see above).

If these tests fail, we recommend testing the Selectra and / or the Dry-ISE serial communica-
tions separately as discussed in the next sections.

Fig. 5.1.0.1 The Release Screen

5.2 Testing Selectra communications


If there is no obvious communications between the Selectra and the Dry-ISE we recommend
carrying out the following test:
1. Disconnect the Dry-ISE unit and hook up a female-female RS232 cable from side of
Selectra to the laptop RS232 port.
2. Run HyperTerminal ( 9600 + N + 8 + 1 and disable handshake control).
3. Press the ISE Reset button and observe the data string displayed on the HyperTerminal
screen.
4. Failure to see data may point at the Selectra communications as the culprit.

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5.3 Testing ISE communications


The following simple test is recommended to test the communications of the Dry-ISE module:
1. Connect the Dry-ISE module to the RS232 port of a computer with a male-female RS232
interface cable.
2. Run HyperTerminal ( 9600 + N + 8 +1 and disable handshake control).
3. Power-up the Dry-ISE.
4. Wait for 54 seconds. Characters should appear on the HyperTerminal ( screen at the end
of the startup cycle.

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Troubleshooting tips
6.1 Overview
Like many other apparently simple devices, nothing beats experience in being able to trouble-
shoot the system in order to make it be able to reach it's full measurement potential. This sec-
tion is an attempt to lay down some simple indicators which can allow a technician to
troubleshoot a system in the minimum time possible. The layout of the fluidic system is shown
in Fig. 6.2.0.1.
The most important indicator of system health is to observe liquid flow in the system in the dif-
ferent cycles of operation. We lay out below, some of the simple indicators of system health.
Possible problems, once identified from these tables should be fixed as recommended by the
appropriate corrective action CA1 etc.

6.2 Observing waste flow


The flow of liquid in the waste line, can given important indicators of Dry-ISE system health.
There are two states in which the waste liquid can reside; the first is a uniform liquid column;
the second is column consisting mostly of air, with intermittent liquid bubbles. Typically the
bubbles are 3-6 mm apart.
Note that, due to the finite volume of the fluid lines, the observations listed below, will require
approximately 5-10 seconds to be seen in the waste tube, once the state of the ISE module is
changed. As an example, when Ref liquid flows through the system, the uniform liquid flow
will take some time to reach the waste tube. Similarly when air is pumped through the Sample
line, it will take some time for bubbles to be observed at the level of the Waste Line.

Fig. 6.2.0.1 Overview of Tubing Assemblies


(For Part Number information, refer to ISE User manual)

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OBSERVE CONDITION CA #

Uniform homogenous Should only occur when liquid is being pumped OK


liquid flow (no bubbles) through both the Sample and Reference Lines.

Uniform Bubble Flow Should be observed when liquid is being pumped OK


through Ref line and air is being pumped through
Sample line.

Non-uniform (pulsed Usually indicates that there is a blockage in the line. a) CA1
or jerky) bubble flow Possible reasons (in order of likely occurrence): a) b) CA2
with no net movement The Sipper tube is blocked. b) The Reference tube c) CA3
of liquid is blocked under the Reference valves. c) The Sam-
ple tube is blocked under sample valve.

Movement of liquid in This may indicate a pressure buildup in the waste CA4
waste line when the system. This can have a negative effect on the
pump is not activated operation of the ISE.

6.3 Trouble shooting a startup cycle


The startup cycle offers valuable information in being able to troubleshoot a Dry-ISE system.
The startup cycle which is initiated after system power-up or as a result of an ISE-Reset.

STEP TIME OBSERVE CONDITION CA #


secs

1 20 PUMP OUT SAMPLE LINE WITH


AIR

Sample Valve Open, Ref Valve Correct opera- OK


Closed. Any liquid in sample line tion
should flow through the system at
uniform speed.

Evidence of non-uniform flow of any blocked Sam- CA3


liquid in sample line (if there is ple line
some present)

Ref valve does not close Ref Valve failure CA6

At end of step 1, when the Sample Blocked Sipper CA1


Valve Closes and the Ref opens,
observation of extremely fast liquid
flow

2 0 PUMP REFERENCE LIQUID


TROUGH ELECTRODES

Sample Valve Closed, Ref Valve Correct opera- OK


Open. There should be a uniform tion OK
flow of Ref liquid through Bubble
Detector.

No Ref Liquid Observed on either Ref liquid has CA5


side of the Ref valve run-out

The Ref liquid does not flow Blocked Refer- CA2


through system even though there ence Line
is liquid in the Ref liquid bottle. (under Valve)

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Sample valve does not close. Sample Valve CA6


has failed

At end of step 2, when the Refer- Blocked Sipper CA1


ence Valve closes and the Pump
stops, observation of extremely fast
liquid flow back through the system

NOTES:

1. The final cycles of Dry-ISE startup are a repeat of the first cycles; nothing more can be
learnt from observing these cycles.

2. The observed errors may also trigger an error at level of the Selectra, depending on
whether the action of Reset was initiated by the Selectra or not.

6.4 Troubleshooting measurement cycle


Note that from the standpoint of the Dry-ISE, the measurement of a sample, or the measure-
ment of a calibration standard are identical. Thus, this section applies to both and either may
be observed in an effort to troubleshoot the system.

STEP TIME OBSERVE CONDITION CA #


secs

1 10 to 14 PUMP SAMPLE TO ELECTRODES

The following sequence should Correct Operation OK


be observed:
1. Sipper plunges into sample
cup for approx. 5 seconds.
2. Observe liquid uniformly
moving through sample line and
up to detector in approx. 12-14
seconds.
3. Liquid should move through
Bubble detector and stop very
soon after liquid exits the bubble
detector. The bubble detector
light should indicate red
(absence of liquid)

Bubbles occur at front end of Contaminated Diluent CA7


Sample liquid stream

Sample does not reach detector Blocked Sipper CA1


and moves very slowly through
the tubing, slowing down as it
goes.

Blocked Sample Line CA3


(under Sample Valve)

2 5 to 7 SAMPLE READING

Both valves are closed; the Dry- Correct Operation OK


ISE is accumulating an accurate
voltage reading

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The liquid stream in the elec- Tubing Problem CA8


trodes is seen to move during
this cycle.

3 5 to 7 PUMP REFERENCE LIQUID THRU ELECTRODES

1. The sample valve is closed, Correct Operation OK


the Ref valve opens.
2. Ref liquid is pumped through
electrodes for 4 seconds.
3. Both valves are then closed.

No Ref Liquid Observed on Ref liquid has run-out CA5


either side of the Ref valve

The Ref liquid does not flow Blocked Reference CA2


through system even though Line (under Valve)
there is liquid in the Ref liquid
bottle.

Sample valve does not close. Sample Valve has CA6


failed

At end of step 2, when the Ref- Blocked Sipper CA1


erence Valve closes and the
Pump stops, observation of
extremely fast liquid flow back
through the system.

4 5 to 7 REFERENCE READING

Both valves are closed; the Dry- Correct Operation OK


ISE is accumulating an accurate
voltage reading

The liquid stream in the elec- Tubing Problem CA8


trodes is seen to move during
this cycle.

NOTES:
1. Observing the final steps of Dry-ISE measurement will not greatly add to system trouble-
shooting.
2. If an internal error is triggered by the Selectra based on the absence of fluids at critical times,
the unit will go into an automatic flush cycl and send the appropriate error code to the Selectra
module.

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6.5 Corrective actions


We have indicated some possible corrective actions based on some of the diagnoses listed
above. Each corrective action is indicated by a Corrective Action number (e.g. CA5).

CA # DIAGNOSED PROB- CORRECTIVE ACTION


LEM

CA1 Blocked Sipper Remove Sample line from Selectra.


Substitute line connected to retracted syringe.
Gently push on syringe and blow out line.
Replace Sample line and reset.

CA2 Blocked Reference Power-down ISE.


Line (under Valve) Remove Ref line from valve.
Observe state of line (there may be obvious signs of
blockage or line fusion a thin white band across tube
at position of electrode).
Gently roll the tubing between fingers, the fused tub-
ing will relax and return to the normal state.
Replace tubing in Ref valve.

CA3 Blocked Sample Line Power-down ISE.


(under Valve) Remove Sample line from valve.
Observe state of line (there may be obvious signs of
blockage or line fusion a thin white band across tube
at position of electrode).
Gently roll the tubing between fingers, the fused tub-
ing will relax and return to the normal state.
Replace tubing in Sample valve.

CA4 Waste Pressure Blow- Remove cap from Waste container, and gently
back from Selectra replace, taking care to leave slightly loose.

CA5 Ref Liquid has run-out Replace Ref bottle with a new one

CA6 Ref. Valve Failure Contact Customer Service


Sample Valve Failure

CA7 Contaminated diluent Replace diluent


Initiate Selectra wash

CA8 Tubing Problem Check all tubing connections to ensure they are
sealed correctly.
Check tubing for possible holes or other mechanical
damage. Replace tubing if necessary.

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Component replacement
7.1 Opening-up the ISE
The following steps need to be followed in gaining access to the Dry-ISE main chamber.
1. Switch the Dry-ISE system off and unplug the power cable.
2. Remove the Ref bottle connections in the Ref bottle recess.
3. Remove the Sample-In and Waste-Out connections on the Selectra Interface block on the
bottom of the ISE main plate.
4. Unscrew the 4 hex screws holding the main plate on to the instrument body (Fig. 7.1.0.1).
5. Gently move the plate away from the main body.
6. Unplug the following cables from the Dry-ISE main electronics board (Fig. 7.1.0.2):
a) Unplug the power supply from the main board.
b) Unplug the power indicator cable at the main board.
c) Unplug the Selectra interface (RS232) 3M 10-pin ribbon connector from the main board.
d) Unplug the ground line from the ground-lug on the main plate.
7. The main plate should now separate from the Dry-ISE body (Fig. 7.1.0.3).

Fig. 7.1.0.1 Removing the screws

Fig. 7.1.0.2 Disconnecting the internal cables

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Fig. 7.1.0.3 The front plate removed

7.2 Replacing the power supply


To replace the Dry-ISE power supply (Figure 7) the following steps need to be followed:
1. Open up the Dry-ISE unit as described earlier.
2. Remove the following connections:
a) Power cable from power input module.
b) Fan power cable (24V).
c) Power cable to main board.
3. Remove the 4 hex bolts holding the power supply onto the instrument case.
4. Replace the power supply with a new one and fix firmly to instrument case.
5. Replace all cables and re-install main plate.

Fig. 7.2.0.1 Removing the Power Supply

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7.3 Replacing the main board


To replace the Dry-ISE main board the following steps need to be followed:
1. Open up the Dry-ISE unit as described earlier.
2. Take the main plate with the affixed main board and remove all electricalconnectors.
3. Carefully remove the back protection plate off the back of the main board (Fig. 7.3.0.1).
4. Remove the electrode PC board cover assembly which protects the upper part of the main
board (Fig. 7.3.0.4).
5. Unscrew the mounting bar off the main plate (Fig. 7.3.0.5). The board plus mounting bar
should now come off as a single assembly.
6. Remove the mounting bar from the PC board (Fig. 7.3.0.6).
7. Take a new board and reverse each of the steps above.

Fig. 7.3.0.1 Remove Protection Plate

Fig. 7.3.0.2 Remove the PC Board Cover - A

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Fig. 7.3.0.3 Remove the PC Board Cover - B

Fig. 7.3.0.4 Remove the PC Board Cover - C

Fig. 7.3.0.5 Remove PC Board Mounting Bar

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Fig. 7.3.0.6 Remove Mounting Bar from PC Board

7.4 Replacing the valve assembly


To replace the Dry-ISE main board the following steps need to be followed:
1. Open up the Dry-ISE unit as described earlier.
2. Remove the valve assembly connector off the main board.
3. Remove each of the valves by unscrewing the two retaining screws off the main
plate (Fig. 7.4.0.1).
4. Remove the Valves play the wiring harness as a single assembly. Be sure to mark
which valve was the Reference valve (towards top of instrument).
5. Replace the Valve assembly and be careful to do the following:
a) Test the connections and replace the valve assembly with the valves in the
correct orientation.
b) Orient the valves with the valve slit pointed towards the electrode assembly.
6. Reverse each of the steps above.
7. Switch the unit on and make sure that at system startup the Sample Valve is Open
and the Ref valve closed. If this is not the case, reverse the positions of the valves.

Fig. 7.4.0.1 Valve and motor replacement

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7.5 Replacing the stepping motor


To replace the Dry-ISE Stepping Motor the following steps need to be followed:
1. Open up the Dry-ISE unit as described earlier.
2. Take the main plate and disconnect the Stepping Motor connector off the main board.
3. Remove the spindle off the stepping motor shaft.
4. Remove the stepping motor by unscrewing the 4 retaining screws.
5. Replace with a new motor and reverse each of the steps above.

7.6 Replacing the ground electrode


The ground electrode is part of the main electrode assembly and does not require the main
plate to be removed. To replace the ground electrode, follow these steps:
1. Switch the Dry-ISE unit off and remove the Main Cover to expose the Main Plate.
2. Remove the electrode EM shield by unscrewing the two knurled nuts.
3. Remove the 3 connecting tubes that are connected to the electrode assembly.
4. Slide the electrode assembly sideways off the electrical pins which connect the electrodes
to the main board (Figure 10).
5. Remove the Dry-ISE electrode assembly and disconnect all electrodes from the ground
electrode.
6. Replace the ground electrode with a new one and reverse each of the steps described
above.

Fig. 7.6.0.1 The Electrode Pack

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7.7 Replacing the bubble-detector assembly


To replace the Dry-ISE Bubble Detector assembly the following steps need to be followed:
1. Open up the Dry-ISE unit as described earlier.
2. Disconnect the Bubble-Detector cable from the main board (Fig. 7.7.0.1).
3. Take the main Plate and disconnect the Bubble Detector electronic board by removing the
two screws and gently pulling the board and source/detector assembly off the bubble
detector mechanical assembly (Fig. 7.7.0.1).
4. If necessary replace the Bubble-Detector mechanical assembly.
5. Mount a new board on the mechanical assembly and make sure that it fits correctly down
inside the assembly.
6. Reverse each of the steps above to re-assemble the system.

Fig. 7.7.0.1 Replacing Bubble Detector

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ISE firmware re-programming


8.1 Introduction
Dry-ISE Modules may now be programmed in the field through the serial interface without the
need to return the units to the factory. It is expected that Service Engineer has already
received the appropriate training necessary to carry out a Firmware upgrade. Firmware soft-
ware version prior to V1.1.1 do not include the Serial bootloader. These units have to be
returned to the factory for Firmware reprogramming.

8.2 Tools required


1. Null modem interface (DB9-AME, Asynchronous modem eliminator - Black Box ME211).
Note that a null-modem (F-F) RS232 cable may be substituted.
2. ISE_Loader.exe program contained on the Selectra program disk.

8.3 Firmware download instructions


The following steps necessary to reprogram the ISE should take less than 3 minutes to per-
form.
1. Turn ISE off.
2. Remove Reference bottle from ISE (very important).
3. Remove interface cable from Selectra and connect through null modem interface to laptop
serial port.
4. Run the ISE-LOADER program.
5. If necessary change the COM port.
6. Switch on the ISE and wait until the message ISE Ready (ISUFFICENT REFERENCE
message) appears; this takes approximately 45-50 seconds.(Fig. 8.3.0.1).
7. Press Get ISE Firmware Version and make note of the version number presently installed
on the ISE.
8. Press Place ISE in Load Software Mode button and wait for ISE Turn unit off/on.
response.
9. Turn ISE off/on and wait for ISE Bootloader Ready message.
10.We recommend you check the Erase Parameter EPROM box.
11. Press Transmit .s19 File button and locate and select the file ISEProg4BL.s19.
12.A number of messages will appear on screen and a bar will show the progress of the
download (Fig. 8.4.0.1).
13.. Once the message **File Download Complete appears followed by the instruction to
Switch the system off/on, carry out that instruction and wait for the message ISE Ready
(ISUFFICENT REFERENCE message) to reappear (45-50 seconds) AS IN Fig. 8.4.0.2.
14.Press Get ISE Firmware Version to verify that the version number has been updated.
15.Switch the unit off, return the interface cable to the Selectra, switch ISE unit on and oper-
ate as normal. Remember to reconnect the Reference bottle.

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Fig. 8.3.0.1 The ISE Loader Program

8.4 Troubleshooting bootloader problems


1. If no text appears on the ISE_Loader program screen after 54 seconds, after switching the
ISE unit off/on (and seeing the startup sequence taking place, including the motor turning),
then it is likely that the cabling, interconnection between the ISE and the laptop is incor-
rect.
2. If steps 1..7 proceed as expected, but step 8 does not send the correct response, then it is
possible that the ISE does not contain a serial bootloader. Please make note of the pres-
ently installed Firmware version in step 7 and contact Customer Service. The unit may
have to be sent back to the factory for upgrade to a bootloader friendly version.
3. For all other problems, contact Customer Service.

Fig. 8.4.0.1 Select the ISEProg4EDL.s19 file

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Fig. 8.4.0.2 A successful firmware update

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Appendix

Appendix
9.1 The Dry-ISE field QC test
9.1.1 Overview
The series of QC tests Q1..Q8 listed in Table A1, are a means of quickly documenting the
health of a Dry-ISE module once any Service work has been performed. We recommend that
any unit which is serviced by a Service Engineer, is quickly put through this series of tests and
the testing documented using Table A2 at the end of this document (together with appended
data). This information should become part of the permanent service file of the unit.

Table A1: Dry-ISE QC Tests

# Screen DESCRIPTION TIME TABLE

Q1 Release Version Verify QC 15 secs Q1

Q2 Service Pump Motor QC 25 secs Q2

Q3 Service Valve QC 15 secs Q3

Q4 Service Sipper QC 10 secs Q4

Q5 Service EPROM Read/Write QC 10 secs Q5

Q6 Service A/D Converters QC 54 secs Q6

Q7 Service Bubble DetectorQC 10 secs Q7

Q8 Calibration Calibration QC 10 minutes Q8

Total time to QC a single instrument should not exceed: 15 minutes

9.1.2 Version Verify QC-Q1

Table Q1: Version Verify QC

TITLE COMMENT

SCREEN Release

ROUTE F10 ; F5; F2 Double click Release in left window.

EXECUTE Double click on Release

PASS The Dry-ISE version number (e.g. V1.0.7) will be returned in the ISE
Unit box

FAIL No version number returned

SCREEN O/P

QC DOC. 1 Fill in Pass/Fail column and initial


2 Write version Num in First value.

QC FAIL ACTION 3 Check connections.


4 Check that the unit is powered up.
5 If 1 & 2 fail, contact engineering.

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9.1.3 Pump Motor QC-Q2

Table Q2: Pump Motor QC

TITLE COMMENT

SCREEN Service

ROUTE

EXECUTE Press F5: Pump Test

PASS 1 Observe the motor rotating CCW (counter-clockwise) followed by a


short pause and then running again (speed may be slower or equal to
the speed observed in the first period). Take approx twenty seconds.
2 PASS Displayed on 4 lines.

FAIL 1 Motor does not rotate

2 Motor does not turn CCW.

3 FAIL displayed on any of the 4 lines.

SCREEN O/P

QC DOC. 1 Fill in Pass/Fail column and initial.

QC FAIL 1 Press F5 and write down numbers on screen.


ACTION 2 Replace motor assembly.

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Fig. 9.1.3.1 Motor QC

Fig. 9.1.3.2 Valves QC

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9.1.4 Valve QC-Q3


Table Q3: Valve QC

TITLE COMMENT

SCREEN Service Screen

EXECUTE Press F7: Valve Test to initiate testing.

PASS 1 Reference Valve (Figure 5) opens and closes 5 times.


2 Sample Valve (Figure 5) opens and closes 5 times

FAIL 1 Either or both valves do not switch.


2 The valves switch in the wrong order.

SCREEN O/P

QC DOC. 1 Fill in Pass/Fail column and initial

QC FAIL ACTION Replace valve assembly.

9.1.5 Simulated Sipper QC-Q4


Table Q4: Sipper QC

TITLE COMMENT

SCREEN Service Screen

EXECUTE Press F8: Sipper Test to initiate testing.

PASS 1 PASS displayed


2 Screen indicates a Down state.

FAIL 1 FAIL displayed


2 Screen does not indicate a Down state

SCREEN O/P

QC DOC. 1 Fill in Pass/Fail column and initial

QC FAIL ACTION 1 Check cable.


2 Replace cable.
3 Service Selectra Sipper control electronics.

N.B. The Sipper on Selectra does not move because of the Selectra override of the Sipper control.
This is a simulation only to detect the proper operation of the ISE Sipper control communications.

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9.1.6 EEProm Read/Write QC-Q5

Table Q5: EEPROM QC

STATE DESCRIPTION

SCREEN Service Screen (see previous test)

EXECUTE Press F2

PASS All 4 lines indicate PASS

FAIL One or more lines indicates FAIL

SCREEN O/P

QC DOC. 1 Fill in Pass/Fail column and initial

QC FAIL ACTION 1 Press F2 5 times and write down the numbers that appear on each
page. And write down numbers on screen.
2 Contact Customer Service.

9.1.7 A/D Coverters QC-Q6

Table Q7: Flow Data Verify

TITLE COMMENT

SCREEN Service Screen

EXECUTE Press F4

PASS All 4 lines indicate PASS

FAIL One or more lines indicates FAIL

SCREEN O/P

QC DOC. 1 Fill in Pass/Fail column and initial.


2 Write DET DIFF as First value.

QC FAIL ACTION 1 Press F4 and write down the numbers that appear on the returned
page.
2 Replace bubble-detector assembly.

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9.1.8 Bubble-Detector QC-Q7

Table Q7: Flow Data Verify

TITLE COMMENT

SCREEN Service Screen

EXECUTE Press F4

PASS All 4 lines indicate PASS

FAIL One or more lines indicates FAIL

SCREEN O/P

QC DOC. 1 Fill in Pass/Fail column and initial.


2 Write DET DIFF as First value.

QC FAIL ACTION 1 Press F4 and write down the numbers that appear on the returned
page.
2 Replace bubble-detector assembly.

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9.1.9 Calibration QC-Q8

Table Q8: Calibration QC (K, Na, Cl, CO2)

STATE DESCRIPTION

SCREEN Calibration

EXECUTE 1. Double click ISE 2 point calibration1 .


2. Press F2: Calib.

PASS 1. Slopes for each of the active electrodes lie within the acceptable
range at the end of C3 (at end of First Full Calibration cycle).
2. Absence of Calibration Error Message on Selectra Screen.

FAIL Failure of at least one of the pass criteria (Repeat Q8 one more time if
necessary; append failure results)

SCREEN O/P

QC DOC. 1. Fill in Pass/Fail column and initial


2. Staple printed calibration results to QC form

QC FAIL ACTION 1. Contact engineering with data.

NOTES
1) Note that all Reagents and Calibration Fluids must be correctly positioned on the instrument
prior to this QC test being performed. Consult the User Manuals for the Selectra and the Dry-ISE
for further details on system Calibration and Operation.

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9.1.10 Field QC Checkoff


Each QC step should be documented at the end of the individual QC step. It is recommended
to carry out all the test sequence Q1..Q7 even if one of them fails. Do not proceed to Q8
unless Q1..Q7 have all passed.

Table A2: Field QC Checkoff

# DESCRIPTION PASS/ FIRST VALUE SECOND INITIALS


FAIL VALUE

Q1 Version Verify QC

Q2 Pump QC

Q3 Valve QC

Q4 Sipper QC

Q5 EPROM QC

Q6 A/D Converters QC

Q7 Bubble Detector QC

Q8 Calibration QC (C3) PRINT PAGE


(only if Q1..Q7 all pass)

ISE SN: PASS/FAIL:

SIGNATURE: DATE:

Service QC Version 0.99.10

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Appendix

9.2 Spare parts


9.2.1 ISE Consumables
For a comprehensive list of ISE Consumables consult the ISE User Manual (Appendix).

9.2.2 ISE Spare Parts

Table 2: ISE Spare Parts

QTY DESCRIPTION PART (EU)1 PART (US)

1 Line Filter 3315-276 3315-276

1 Power Supply 3359-041 3359-041

1 Power cable 3374-170 3374-170

1 Interface cable 3374-111 3374-111

1 Main Board 3367-084 3367-084

2 Valve 3366-923 3366-923

1 Valve Cable 3374-168 3374-168

1 Roller Assembly (Pump) 8002-554 8002-554

1 Motor Assembly 8002-555 8002-555

1 Pump Bracket 4802-434 4802-434

1 Bubble Detector Assembly 8002-558 8002-558

1 Cover Assembly 8002-559 8002-559

5 Tube Clamps 4100-787 4100-787

1 EMC Plate 4803-578 4803-578

1 Fan Unit 8002-561 8002-561

1 Accessory Kit (Power, Serial, fuses) 8002-564 8002-564

1 Ground Electrode 8002-551 8002-551

2 Knurled Nut 3019-109 3019-109


1. International Customers should use the EU Part Numbers

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