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Top 5 Maintenance Tips from our Service Department

Posted by Rachel Stansel on Thu, Jan 11, 2018 @ 10:22 AM

We often receive calls and emails asking about the best way to maintain our mixers and dilutors. There are several important things that you can do to keep your unit running in top shape. They will also help you extend the life of your unit.

Check out the Top 5 Maintenance Tips from our Service Department!

zag_with_dew_point_indicator-resized-600.jpgBe sure to replace your consummables. For most units, this is the fan filter. It can be cleaned and reused or replaced. For Zero Air Generators, it is important to replace the media and filters on a regular schedule and to consider the environment you are in and the amount of use the unit gets when setting this schedule. You can check out our recommendations on that here. It is important to routinely check that the drain is running and is free of obstructions as well.

Don't leave gases connected when the unit is inactive. If you won't be using the unit for a length of time, it is best to disconnect the cylinders, purge the unit with air or nitrogen and then cap the inputs. It is also best to leave capped any unused inputs even during use.

3 Be sure input gas lines do not contain moisture. Moisture is the enemy of a gas mixer/dilutor. Be sure that you are using dry clean gases and that there is no moisture in the lines.

4 Check and adjust your MFC zeroes. Over time, the zeroes on your MFCs can change. For best accuracy between annual recalibrations, check these periodically and adjust back within spec. For the detailed instructions, check the manual for your unit. If it's time for recalibration or if your zeroes drift significantly between checks, contact our service department for assistance.

4000_front_view-resized-600.jpg5 Purge the unit of stagnant gas often. Units should be purged with nitrogen or air to flush the system between the blending of gases which may be reactive or clean the system after the use of gases which will present possible risks if left in the system because of toxicity or corrositivity. This can be done either by connecting gas to all inputs and flowing the MFCs at their highest flow rate in flow mode or through the Purge mode. This will flush any gas residue out of the solenoid valves, tubing, mass flow controllers and blend chamber. Starting in 2018, our standard Series 4000/4020/4040 have the purge option available to allow for easy maintenance. Existing units can be retrofit to take advantage of this option as well. You can request more information on this option from our service department.

Bonus tips!

We recommend that you use a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) to protect the unit.

Make sure to ensure proper ventilation for the unit, especially the zero air generator!

For more information on the maintenance of your Environics unit, refer to your manual or contact us!

Tags: Environics Inc, gas mixing, Ambient Air calibration, zero air generator, customer focus, Troubleshooting, troubleshooting6100, troubleshooting6103, Series 4040, Series 4020, Series 4000

Using with Program Mode - Win 7/8/10 Software for the Model 4000

Posted by Rachel Stansel on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 @ 10:21 AM

While many customers are accustomed to our operating software for the Series 4000/4020/4040, most are now beginning to use to our newest software as they upgrade to new computers with Win 7/8/10. To help you get started, or as a refresher if it's been awhile, we will be posting some short how-to videos that will help you get set up and running your unit like a pro in no time.

The software can be downloaded here. We recommend making sure you have the most current version by bookmarking the download page. You can also sign up for automatic notices of new versions by submitting a request through our contact page.

Today, we look at program mode. ProgramModeProgram mode allows the three basic run modes (Concentration, Flow and Divider) to be grouped together into a "Program," or sequence of operations. Each step in the program is executed in sequence until all steps have been completed. So, before you can set up a program, you will need to have set up all of the necessary concentration, flow or divider modes. You can check out our earlier videos to learn how to do that.

To check out the earlier videos and to be notified as we post the other videos in this series, subscribe to the blog (above) or to our YouTube Channel!

 


 

 

Tags: Series 4040, Series 4020, Series 4000 Software Video Tutorials, Series 4000

Using with Divider Mode - Win 7/8/10 Software for the Model 4000

Posted by Rachel Stansel on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 @ 12:08 PM

While many customers are accustomed to our operating software for the Series 4000/4020/4040, most are now beginning to use to our newest software as they upgrade to new computers with Win 7/8/10. To help you get started, or as a refresher if it's been awhile, we will be posting some short how-to videos that will help you get set up and running your unit like a pro in no time.

The software can be downloaded here. We recommend making sure you have the most current version by bookmarking the download page. You can also sign up for automatic notices of new versions by submitting a request through our contact page.

Today, we look at divider mode. Unlike flow and concentration mode, not all units are configured to be able to use divider mode. If you aren't sure, feel free to ask us!

To check out the earlier videos and to be notified as we post the other videos in this series, subscribe to the blog (above) or to our YouTube Channel!

 

 

 

Tags: Series 4040, Series 4020, Series 4000 Software Video Tutorials, Series 4000

Using with Flow Mode - Win 7/8/10 Software for the Model 4000

Posted by Rachel Stansel on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 @ 11:25 AM

While many customers are accustomed to our operating software for the Series 4000/4020/4040, most are now beginning to use to our newest software as they upgrade to new computers with Win 7/8/10. To help you get started, or as a refresher if it's been awhile, we will be posting some short how-to videos that will help you get set up and running your unit like a pro in no time.

The software can be downloaded here. We recommend making sure you have the most current version by bookmarking the download page. You can also sign up for automatic notices of new versions by submitting a request through our contact page.

We started with how to initially add your instrument to the software and then moving to step two, adding cylinders. With that behind you, you were ready for the next step, which was adding your profile to the software.

These basic steps are all you need to start using the unit in one of 3 modes: concentration, flow and divider mode. The last video focused on Concentration Mode, and today we take a look at using Flow Mode.

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Tags: Series 4040, Series 4020, Series 4000 Software Video Tutorials, Series 4000

Working with Concentration Mode - Win 7/8/10 Software for the Model 4000

Posted by Rachel Stansel on Thu, Jun 08, 2017 @ 10:25 AM

While many customers are accustomed to our operating software for the Series 4000/4020/4040, most are now beginning to use to our newest software as they upgrade to new computers with Win 7/8/10. To help you get started, or as a refresher if it's been awhile, we will be posting some short how-to videos that will help you get set up and running your unit like a pro in no time.

The software can be downloaded here. We recommend making sure you have the most current version by bookmarking the download page. You can also sign up for automatic notices of new versions by submitting a request through our contact page.

We started with how to initially add your instrument to the software and then moving to step two, adding cylinders. With that behind you, you were ready for the next step, which was adding your profile to the software.

These basic steps have you ready to start using the unit in one of 3 modes: concentration, flow and divider mode. These can then be used in program and schedule modes. Over the next few videos, we will take a look at the best way to set up these modes, beginning with Concentration Mode.

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Tags: Series 4040, Series 4020, Series 4000 Software Video Tutorials, Series 4000

Creating Profiles - Win 7/8/10 Software for the Model 4000

Posted by Rachel Stansel on Mon, Jun 05, 2017 @ 12:25 PM

While many customers are accustomed to our operating software for the Series 4000/4020/4040, most are now beginning to use to our newest software as they upgrade to new computers with Win 7/8/10. To help you get started, or as a refresher if it's been awhile, we will be posting some short how-to videos that will help you get set up and running your unit like a pro in no time.

The software can be downloaded here. We recommend making sure you have the most current version by bookmarking the download page. You can also sign up for automatic notices of new versions by submitting a request through our contact page.

We started with how to initially add your instrument to the software and then moving to step two, adding cylinders. With that behind you, you are ready for the next step, which is adding your profile to the software.

To be notified as we post the other videos in this series, subscribe to the blog (above) or to our YouTube Channel!

 

 

 

Tags: Series 4040, Series 4020, Series 4000 Software Video Tutorials, Series 4000

Creating Cylinders - Win 7/8/10 Software for the Model 4000

Posted by Rachel Stansel on Thu, Jun 01, 2017 @ 12:25 PM

While many customers are accustomed to our operating software for the Series 4000/4020/4040, most are now beginning to use to our newest software as they upgrade to new computers with Win 7/8/10. To help you get started, or as a refresher if it's been awhile, we will be posting some short how-to videos that will help you get set up and running your unit like a pro in no time.

The software can be downloaded here. We recommend making sure you have the most current version by bookmarking the download page. You can also sign up for automatic notices of new versions by submitting a request through our contact page.

We started with how to initially add your instrument to the software. Today we have a short video to show you the next step, which is adding your cylinders to the software.

To be notified as we post the other videos in this series, subscribe to the blog (above) or to our YouTube Channel!

 

 

 

Tags: Series 4040, Series 4020, Series 4000 Software Video Tutorials, Series 4000

Working with the Win7/8/10 Software for the Model 4000

Posted by Rachel Stansel on Thu, May 25, 2017 @ 02:10 PM

While many customers are accustomed to our operating software for the Series 4000/4020/4040, most are now beginning to use to our newest software as they upgrade to new computers with Win 7/8/10. To help you get started, or as a refresher if it's been awhile, we will be posting some short how-to videos that will help you get set up and running your unit like a pro in no time.

The software can be downloaded here. We recommend making sure you have the most current version by bookmarking the download page. You can also sign up for automatic notices of new versions by submitting a request through our contact page.

We start with how to initially add your instrument to the software. You would need to have the following prior to beginning: your powered on unit connected to the computer via USB or serial port, the newest version of the operating software and your data files (provided on a CD with the unit). That's it. Well, a cup of coffee or tea might be nice!

To be notified as we post the other videos in this series, subscribe to the blog (above) or to our YouTube Channel!

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Series 4040, Series 4020, Series 4000 Software Video Tutorials, Series 4000