What should be done when decommissioning a CL17 for long periods of time?

Document ID

Document ID TE2298

Published Date

Published Date 27/05/2017
Question
What should be done when decommissioning a CL17 for long periods of time?
Summary
CL17 and decommissioning
Answer
Remove the reagents and properly dispose of any remaining liquid.
Remove the stirring bar from the colorimeter. A new magnet can be found in the maintenance kit which will be needed at start up later
Clean sample cell per instrument manual.
Flush the system by placing the reagent tubes into a beaker of demineralized or DI water and complete at least one full prime sequence.
Once flushed, remove the internal tubing and discard. A new maintenance kit with all tubing will be required for start up later
Shut off sample and remove sample supply tubing
Disconnect all power, relay and recorder cables. (Be sure the power is removed from all cables before removing from the CL-17 connections.)
Using a syringe and a small diameter tube, remove any remaining liquid from the colorimeter
Leave the pinch tubing plate thumbscrews loose
Dry the inside of the cabinet thoroughly to prevent corrosion during storage. (for long term storage, the use of desiccant packs would also be advisable)
Store in a clean, dry environment
Replace all parts in their original location for easy start-up