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XPertFiltered Balance Systems &

XPertFiltered Balance Stations

Models

3940200, 3940201, 3940202, 3940220, 3940221,

3940222, 3940300, 3940301, 3940302, 3940320, 3940321, 3940322, 3940400, 3940401, 3940402, 3940420, 3940421, 3940422

3950200, 3950201, 3950202, 3950220, 3950221, 3950222, 3950300, 3950301, 3950302, 3950320, 3950321, 3950322, 3950400, 3950401, 3950402, 3950420, 3950421, 3950422

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Labconco XPert Filtered Balance System/Station Manual

Warranty

Labconco provides a warranty on all parts and factory workmanship. The warranty includes areas of defective material and workmanship, provided such defect results from normal and proper use of the equipment.

The warranty for all Labconco products will expire one year from date of installation or two years from date of shipment from Labconco, whichever is sooner, except the following:

Purifier® Delta® Series Biological Safety Cabinets and PuriCare® Animal Laboratory Research Enclosures carry a three-yearwarranty from date of installation or four years from date of shipment from Labconco, whichever is sooner.

Carts carry a lifetime warranty.

Glassware is not warranted from breakage when dropped or mishandled.

This limited warranty covers parts and labor, but not transportation and insurance charges. In the event of a warranty claim, contact Labconco Corporation or the dealer who sold you the product. If the cause is determined to be a manufacturing fault, the dealer or Labconco Corporation will repair or replace all defective parts to restore the unit to operation. Under no circumstances shall Labconco Corporation be liable for indirect, consequential, or special damages of any kind. This statement may be altered by a specific published amendment. No individual has authorization to alter the provisions of this warranty policy or its amendments. Lamps and filters are not covered by this warranty. Damage due to corrosion or accidental breakage is also not covered.

Limitation of Liability

The disposal and/or emission of substances used in connection with this equipment may be governed by various federal, state, or local regulations. All users of this equipment are required to become familiar with any regulations that apply in the user’s area concerning the dumping of waste materials in or upon water, land, or air and to comply with such regulations. Labconco Corporation is held harmless with respect to user’s compliance with such regulations.

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ONTENTS

 

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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION

1

About This Manual

 

3

Typographical Conventions

 

4

CHAPTER 2: PREREQUISITES

5

Support, Vibration & Movement Requirements

6

Temperature Variation Requirements

6

Humidity and Static Electricity Requirements

7

Background on Electrostatics or Static Electricity

7

Location and Air Current Requirements

8

Exhaust and Blower Requirements

8

Electrical Requirements

 

10

Space Requirements

 

10

CHAPTER 3: GETTING STARTED

11

Unpacking Your Enclosure

 

12

Installing the Filtered Enclosure on a Supporting

 

Structure and Work Surface

12

Connecting to the Exhaust System (Optional)

15

Installation of HEPA Filters and Accessory Odor

 

Control Carbon Filters

 

18

Connect the Electrical Supply Source to Filtered Enclosure

19

Set the Face Velocity with Speed Control Adjustment

21

Validating the Vented Enclosure

21

Sealing the Filtered Enclosure to the Work Surface

22

CHAPTER 4: HIGH PERFORMANCE FEATURES AND

 

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

23

Components

 

 

25

Safety Precautions

 

31

CHAPTER 5: APPROPRIATE APPLICATIONS FOR YOUR

 

FILTERED ENCLOSURE

35

Routine Daily Work Procedures

35

Suitable Applications

 

37

HEPA Filter Applications, Suitability & Guidelines

37

Odor Control Carbon Filter Applications

38

Definition of Terms

 

39

Appropriate Chemicals for Odor Control Carbon Filters

40

Hazardous Misapplications for Odor Control Carbon

 

Filters with Volatile Chemicals

40

Chemical Carcinogen Use with Odor Control

 

Carbon Filters

41

Prohibited Acid Use

41

CHAPTER 6 MAINTAINING YOUR FILTERED ENCLOSURE 43

Routine Maintenance Schedule

44

Decontamination

45

Determination of when to Replace HEPA Filters

45

How to Install a New HEPA Filter with Bag-In/Bag-Out

 

Procedure for XPert Filtered Balance Systems and Stations

46

HEPA Filter Leak Test

47

Setting the Inflow Face Velocity with the Speed Control

 

Adjustment

49

Calibrate and Operate the Airflow Monitors

50

Guardian Digital 1000 Airflow Monitor

52

Determination of When to Replace Odor Control

 

Carbon Filters and How to Replace

56

Calculating Odor Control Carbon Filter Life

58

Initial Certification

59

Re-Certification

59

Fluorescent Light Replacement

60

Motorized Impeller Replacement

60

Speed Control Replacement

62

CHAPTER 7 ACCESSORIZING & MODIFYING YOUR

 

FILTERED ENCLOSURE

63

CHAPTER 8 TROUBLESHOOTING & SERVICER

 

OPERATING LOG

69

APPENDIX A: FILTERED ENCLOSURE COMPONENTS

 

AND REPLACEMENT PARTS

73

APPENDIX B: DIMENSIONS AND EXHAUST OPTIONS

79

APPENDIX C: FILTERED ENCLOSURE SPECIFICATIONS

83

APPENDIX D: QUICK CHART FOR THE FILTERED

 

ENCLOSURES

89

APPENDIX E: REFERENCES ON VENTILAITON, SAFETY,

 

OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS, BIOSAFETY

 

AND DECONTAMINATION

90

DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

95

CHAPTER1

INTRODUCTION

Congratulations on your purchase of a Labconco XPert™ Filtered Balance System or XPert™ Filtered Balance Station. Your enclosure provides personnel protection through superior containment while conserving energy at OSHA approved velocities as low as 60 feet per minute. It is the result of Labconco’s more than 50 years experience in manufacturing fume hoods and more than 30 years experience in manufacturing filtered enclosures.

These enclosures will effectively contain toxic or noxious particulates when properly installed and operated. Each enclosure uses a single HEPA filter, which is rated at least 99.99% efficient for 0.3-micronparticles. Additionally, an accessory Odor Control carbon filter may be added to adsorb nuisance odors from organic vapors, formaldehyde or ammonia and amines. The XPert filtered enclosures offer many unique features to enhance safety, performance, and energy savings. To take full advantage of them, please acquaint yourself with this manual and keep it handy for future reference. If you are unfamiliar with how high performance HEPA filtered enclosures operate, please reviewChapter 4: High Performance Features and Safety Precautions before you begin working in the enclosure. Even if you are an experienced user, please reviewChapter 5: Using Your HEPA Filtered Enclosure, which describes the XPert features so that you can use the filtered enclosure efficiently. For weighing hazardous and nuisance powders, Labconco recommends the purchase of the XPert Filtered Balance System or XPert Filtered Balance Station. Both XPert

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Chapter 1: Introduction

filtered enclosures include a true bag-in/bag-outHEPA filter to properly protect personnel during filter changing operations. See chart below and contact Labconco for additional ordering information.

No.

Application

Product

Filters

Bag-in/Bag-out

UV

HEPA

Light

 

 

 

 

1.

Weighing

XPert Filtered

HEPA

Required,

 

 

Hazardous &

Balance

 

included with

 

 

Nuisance

System, XPert

 

XPert

No

 

Powders &

Filtered

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Particulates

Balance

 

 

 

 

 

Station

 

 

 

2.

Weighing

XPert Filtered

HEPA

Required,

 

 

Hazardous and

Balance

and

included with

 

 

Nuisance

System, XPert

Carbon*

XPert

 

 

Powders,

Filtered

 

 

No

 

Particulates &

Balance

 

 

 

 

Volatile

Station

 

 

 

 

Chemicals

 

 

 

 

* It is recommended that a Labconco product specialist review the chemical application to determine if it is suitable. Consult Chapter 5 and Chapter 6.

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Chapter 1: Introduction

About This Manual

This manual is designed to help you learn how to install, use, and maintain your filtered enclosure. Instructions for installing optional equipment or accessory carbon filters on your filtered enclosure are also included.

Chapter 1: Introduction provides a brief overview of the filtered enclosure, explains the organization of the manual, and defines the typographical conventions used in the manual.

Chapter 2: Prerequisites explains what you need to do to prepare your site before you install the filtered enclosure. Electrical and service requirements are discussed.

Chapter 3: Getting Started contains the information you need to properly unpack, inspect, install, and certify the filtered enclosure.

Chapter 4: High Performance Features and Safety Precautions explains how the XPert filtered enclosure operates and the appropriate precautions you should take when using it.

Chapter 5: Using Your Filtered Enclosure discusses the basic operation of how to prepare, use and shut down your filtered enclosure.

Chapter 6: Maintaining Your Filtered Enclosure explains how to perform routine maintenance on the filtered enclosure.

Chapter 7: Accessorizing Your Filtered Enclosure explains acceptable modifications to the filtered enclosure or how to add accessories.

Chapter 8: Troubleshooting contains a table of problems you may encounter while using the filtered enclosure including the probable causes of the problems and suggested corrective actions.

Appendix A: Components and Replacement Parts contains labeled diagrams of all of the components of the filtered enclosures.

Appendix B: Dimensions and Exhaust Options contains comprehensive diagrams showing all of the dimensions for the filtered enclosures.

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Chapter 1: Introduction

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2' 3'4'

Appendix C: Specifications contains the electrical requirements for filtered enclosures. Wiring diagrams are also included.

Appendix D: Quick Chart provides an airflow table and test data for the filtered enclosures.

Appendix E: References lists the various resources available that address laboratory ventilation and biosafety.

Typographical Conventions

Recognizing the following typographical conventions will help you understand and use this manual:

• Book, chapter, and section titles are shown in italic type (e.g.,

Chapter 3: Getting Started).

• Steps required to perform a task are presented in a numbered format.

• Comments located in the margins provide suggestions, reminders, and references.

• Critical information is presented in boldface type in paragraphs that are preceded by the exclamation icon. Failure to comply with the information following an exclamation icon may result in injury to the user or permanent damage to the enclosure.

• Critical information is presented in boldface type in paragraphs that are preceded by the wrench icon. A trained certifier or contractor should only perform these operations. Failure to comply with the information following a wrench icon may result in injury to the user or permanent damage to your hood.

• Important information is presented in capitalized type in paragraphs that are preceded by the pointer icon. It is imperative that the information contained in these paragraphs be thoroughly read and understood by the user.

• A number icon precedes information that is specific to a particular model of enclosure. The 2' icon indicates the text is specific to the 2-footwide model. The 3' icon indicates the text is specific to the3-footmodel, etc.

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CHAPTER2

PREREQUISITES

Before you install the filtered enclosure, you need to prepare your site for installation. You must be certain that the area is level and of solid construction. In addition, a dedicated source of electrical power should be located near the installation site to power the filtered enclosure, balance and other apparatus. Additionally, the enclosure should be strategically placed in the lab to provide efficient workflow.

Carefully read this chapter to learn the requirements for your installation site:

The support, vibration and movement requirements.

The temperature variation requirements.

The humidity and static electricity requirements.

The location and air current requirements.

The exhaust and blower requirements.

The electrical power requirements.

The space requirements.

Refer to Appendix B: XPert Dimensions for complete enclosure dimensions.

Refer to Appendix C: XPert Specificationsfor complete filtered enclosure electrical and environmental conditions, specifications and requirements.

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