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  • Chemical Analysis Group

    Agilent 6890 Gas Chromatograph

    6890 Site Prep and Installation

    Document A15283

  • Site Preparation andInstallation Manual

    HP 6890 SeriesGas Chromatograph

  • Little Falls OperationHewlett-Packard Company2850 Centerville RoadWilmington, DE 19808-1610

    .Hewlett-PackardCompany 19891996

    All Rights Reserved.Reproduction, adaptation,or translation withoutpermission is prohibited,except as allowed underthe copyright laws.

    HP part numberG1530-90300

    First Edition, Nov 1994Second Edition, Oct 1996

    Printed in USA

    WarrantyThe information containedin this document is subjectto change without notice.

    Hewlett-Packard makes nowarranty of any kind withregard to this material,including, but not limitedto, the implied warrantiesof merchantability andfitness for a particularpurpose. Hewlett-Packardshall not be liable for errorscontained herein or forincidental or consequentialdamages in connection withthe furnishing,performance, or use of thismaterial.

    Safety InformationThe HP 6890 GasChromatograph meets thefollowing IEC(InternationalElectrotechnicalCommission) classifications:Safety Class 1, TransientOvervoltage Category II,and Pollution Degree 2.This unit has beendesigned and tested inaccordance with recognizedsafety standards anddesigned for use indoors. Ifthe instrument is used in amanner not specified by themanufacturer, theprotection provided by theinstrument may beimpaired. Whenever thesafety protection of the HP6890 has beencompromised, disconnectthe unit from all powersources and secure the unitagainst unintendedoperation.Refer servicing to qualifiedservice personnel.Substituting parts orperforming anyunauthorized modificationto the instrument mayresult in a safety hazard.Disconnect the AC powercord before removingcovers. The customershould not attempt toreplace the battery or fusesin this instrument. Thebattery contained in thisinstrument is recyclable.

    Safety SymbolsWarnings in the manual oron the instrument must beobserved during all phasesof operation, service, andrepair of this instrument.Failure to comply withthese precautions violatessafety standards of designand the intended use of theinstrument.Hewlett-Packard Companyassumes no liability for thecustomers failure tocomply with theserequirements.

    WARNING

    A warning calls attentionto a condition or possiblesituation that could causeinjury to the user.

    CAUTION

    A caution calls attention toa condition or possiblesituation that coulddamage or destroy theproduct or the users work.

    See accompanyinginstructions formore information.

    Indicates a hotsurface.

    Indicates hazardousvoltages.

    Indicates earth(ground) terminal.

    Indicates radio-activity hazard.

    Indicates explosionhazard.

    Important UserInformation for In VitroDiagnostic ApplicationsThis is a multipurposeproduct that may be usedfor qualitative orquantitative analyses inmany applications. If usedin conjunction with provenprocedures (methodology)by qualified operator, oneof these applications maybe In Vitro DiagnosticProcedures.Generalized instrumentperformance characteristicsand instructions areincluded in this manual.Specific In Vitro Diagnosticprocedures andmethodology remain thechoice and theresponsibility of the user,and are not included.

    Sound EmissionCertification for FederalRepublic of GermanySound pressure Lp< 65 dB(A)During normal operationAt the operator positionAccording to ISO 7779(Type Test)When operating the HP6890 with cryo valveoption, the sound pressure74.6 dB(A) during cryovalve operation for shortburst pulses.

    SchallemissionSchalldruckpegel LP< 65 dB(A)Am ArbeitsplatzNormaler BetriebNach DIN 45635 T. 19(Typprfung)Bei Betrieb des HP 6890mit Cryo Ventil Optiontreten beim Oeffnen desVentils impulsfoermigSchalldrucke Lp bis ca.74.6 dB(A) auf.

  • Contents

    Chapter 1. Site PreparationTemperature and humidity ranges 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ventilation requirements 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Venting oven exhaust 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Venting toxic or noxious gases 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Benchtop space requirements 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Electrical requirements 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Grounding 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Line voltage 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Gas requirements 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gases for packed columns 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gases for capillary columns 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gas purity 12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    The gas plumbing 13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Supply tubing for carrier and detector gases 14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Two-stage pressure regulators 15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pressure regulatorgas supply tubing connections 15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Traps 16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Cryogenic cooling requirements 17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Choosing a coolant 17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Using carbon dioxide 18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Using liquid nitrogen 20. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Supplying valve actuator air 21. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • Chapter 2. InstallationStep 1. Unpacking the GC 28. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Step 2. Placing the GC system on the benchtop 29. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Step 3. Turning the power on 30. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Step 4. Connecting tubing to the gas supply tank 31. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Step 5. Attaching traps to the gas supply tubing 32. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Step 6. Attaching a SWAGELOK tee to tubing 33. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Step 7. Attaching tubing to the inlet manifold 34. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Step 8. Attaching tubing to detector manifolds 35. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Step 9. Checking for leaks 38. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Step 10. Attaching cryogenic liquid supplies 39. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Step 11. Attaching valve actuator air 42. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Step 12. Setting source pressures 43. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Step 13. Connecting cables 44. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Analog cable, general use 50. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Remote start/stop cable 51. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Binary-coded decimal cable 52. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .External event cable 53. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Step 14. Setting the GC Automatic Liquid Sampler switches 54. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Step 15. Configuring the GC 55. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Configuring for the HP ChemStation 55. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Configuring for the HP INET integrator 56. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Configuring for remote access 57. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Appendix. Making SWAGELOK Connections 62. . . . . . . . . . . .

  • 1

    Site Preparation

    How to prepare your laboratory forinstallation and use of the GC.

    Temperature and humidity ranges, 3Ventilation requirements, 4Benchtop space requirements, 5Electrical requirements, 8Gas requirements, 10

    Gases for packed columns, 10Gases for capillary columns, 11Gas purity, 12

    The gas plumbing, 13Supply tubing for carrier and detector gases, 14Two-stage pressure regulators, 15Traps, 16

    Cryogenic cooling requirements, 17Choosing a coolant, 17Using carbon dioxide, 18Using liquid nitrogen, 20

    Supplying valve actuator air, 21

  • 2

    Site preparation at a glance

    Before the GC arrives, make sure yourlaboratory meets the following environ-mental, weight, power, and gas require-ments. You should also refer to thischecklist for

    supplies that you need to operate yourGC, such as traps and tubing. You canfind more site preparation information inthis cha

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