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930 Compact IC Flex

930 Compact IC Flex SeS/Deg

Manual Short Instructions


8.930.8108EN
Metrohm AG
CH-9100 Herisau
Switzerland
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930 Compact IC Flex


930 Compact IC Flex SeS/Deg

2.930.1460

Manual Short Instructions

8.930.8108EN 11.2013 zst


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Metrohm AG
CH-9100 Herisau
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Table of contents

Table of contents
1 About these Short Instructions 1
2 Introduction 2
2.1 Instrument description ......................................................... 2
2.2 Intended use ......................................................................... 4
2.3 Safety instructions ................................................................ 4
2.3.1 General notes on safety ........................................................... 4
2.3.2 Electrical safety ........................................................................ 4
2.3.3 Tubing and capillary connections ............................................. 5
2.3.4 Flammable solvents and chemicals ........................................... 6
2.3.5 Recycling and disposal ............................................................. 6
2.4 Symbols and conventions .................................................... 6

3 Overview of the instrument 8


3.1 Front ...................................................................................... 8
3.2 Rear ........................................................................................ 9

4 Installation 11
4.1 Setting up the instrument .................................................. 11
4.1.1 Packaging .............................................................................. 11
4.1.2 Checks .................................................................................. 11
4.1.3 Location ................................................................................ 11
4.2 Removing transport locking screws ................................. 11
4.3 Connecting the drainage tubing and leak sensor ............ 13
4.3.1 Installing the drainage tubing ................................................ 13
4.3.2 Connecting the leak sensor .................................................... 14
4.4 Connecting the eluent bottle ............................................. 15
4.5 Connecting the eluent degasser ........................................ 17
4.6 Installing the high-pressure pump .................................... 17
4.7 Installing an inline filter ..................................................... 17
4.8 Installing the pulsation absorber ...................................... 17
4.9 Injection valve ..................................................................... 17
4.10 Suppressor .......................................................................... 17
4.10.1 Inserting the rotors ................................................................ 18
4.10.2 Connecting the suppressor .................................................... 19
4.11 Metrohm CO2 Suppressor (MCS) ....................................... 22
4.11.1 Connecting the MCS ............................................................. 22
4.11.2 Installing adsorption cartridges .............................................. 22

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4.12 Installing the detector ........................................................ 24


4.13 Connecting the sample degasser (optional) ..................... 25
4.14 Connecting the instrument to a computer ....................... 26
4.15 Connecting the instrument to the power supply ............. 27
4.16 Initial start-up ..................................................................... 28
4.17 Connecting and rinsing the guard column ....................... 30
4.18 Connecting the separation column ................................... 31
4.19 Conditioning ........................................................................ 33

5 Operation 35
6 Warranty (guarantee) 36
7 Accessories 38
Index 40

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Table of figures

Table of figures
Figure 1 Front ................................................................................................. 8
Figure 2 Rear .................................................................................................. 9
Figure 3 Removing the transport locking screws ............................................ 12
Figure 4 Suppressor connection capillaries ................................................. 20
Figure 5 Connecting the MCS ....................................................................... 22

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1 About these Short Instructions

1 About these Short Instructions


This short instruction manual contains important chapters from the com-
prehensive manual. In addition to an introduction, safety instructions and
an overview of the instrument, you will also find information about instal-
ling and operating the 930 Compact IC Flex SeS/Deg as well as informa-
tion regarding the warranty. You can download the detailed manual as a
PDF file from the Internet.

Downloading the manual


You can find the detailed manual on the Internet under http://docu-
ments.metrohm.com.
1. Click on Instruments Ion Chromatography.
2. Select the line of instruments, e.g. 930 Compact IC Flex.
3. Select the instrument.
All available manuals for the instrument will be displayed.

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2.1 Instrument description

2 Introduction

2.1 Instrument description


The 930 Compact IC Flex is a professional ion chromatograph. It is distin-
guished by:
Its intelligence: All of the functions are monitored, optimized and
documented in an FDA-compatible manner. Intelligent components,
such as iColumns, save important data onto a chip.
Its compact design: It has a small footprint.
Its transparency: All components are easily accessible and located for
simple visibility and can be monitored during operation through a large
window.
Its safety: The wet end and electronics are physically separated, thereby
preventing fluids from coming into contact with the electronics to a
large extent. A leak sensor is integrated into the wet end.
Its environmental compatibility.
Its low noise emissions.
The intelligent MagIC Net software
The 930 Compact IC Flex is operated solely using the MagIC Net software.
A USB cable is used to connect the instrument to a computer with
MagIC Net installed. The intelligent software detects the instrument auto-
matically and checks its functionality. The software controls and monitors
the instrument, evaluates the measured data and manages it in a data-
base.
The 930 Compact IC Flex SeS/Deg consists of the following modules:

Leak sensor
The leak sensor detects leaking liquid that collects in the instrument's base
tray. Liquid that leaks in the instrument is routed to the base tray using
drainage tubing and detected there.

Eluent degasser
The eluent degasser removes gas bubbles and dissolved gases from the
eluent.

High-pressure pump
The intelligent and low-pulsation high-pressure pump pumps the eluent
through the system. It is equipped with a chip where its technical specifi-
cations and "life history" (operating hours, service data, etc.) are saved.

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Inline filter
Inline filters protect the separation column reliably from potential contami-
nation from the eluent. The small filter pads with 2 m pore size can be
replaced quickly and easily. They remove particles from the solutions, such
as bacteria and algae.

Pulsation absorber
The pulsation absorber protects the separation column from damage
caused by pressure fluctuations when switching the injection valve, and
reduces interfering pulsations during highly sensitive measurements.

Injection valve
The injection valve connects the eluent path to the sample path. By a
quick and precise switching of the valve a quantity of sample solution
defined by the size of the sample loop is injected and flushed to the sepa-
ration column with the eluent.

Suppressor
The suppressor consists of a suppressor drive, a rotor and, where applica-
ble, an adapter. The suppressor drive gives you the flexibility to use differ-
ent rotors according to the principle "one drive many rotors". With
appropriate adapters, the rotor for the sample preparation module (SPM
Rotor) or suppressor rotors with different capacities and construction can
be easily exchanged. The rotors are not included in the instrument's scope
of delivery. A rotor suitable for the application must be ordered separately.

Metrohm CO2 Suppressor (MCS)


The Metrohm CO2 Suppressor (MCS) removes the CO2 from the eluent
flow. This lowers the background conductivity, improves detection sensi-
tivity and minimizes the injection peak and carbonate peak.

Detector
Metrohm offers a series of different detectors for various analysis tasks. A
suitable detector type must be ordered as a separate accessory.

Sample degasser
The sample degasser removes gas bubbles and dissolved gases from the
sample.

Separation column
The intelligent separation column separates different components accord-
ing to their interactions with the column. Metrohm separation columns
are equipped with a chip where their technical specifications and history
(start-up, operating hours, etc) are stored.

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2.2 Intended use

2.2 Intended use


The 930 Compact IC Flex SeS/Deg is used for the determination of anions
or polar substances with sequential suppression using ion chromatogra-
phy.
Sequential suppression consists of:
Chemical suppression with a Metrohm Suppressor Module (MSM) and
subsequent
CO2 suppression with the Metrohm CO2 Suppressor (MCS).
Background conductivity is reduced to a minimum with sequential sup-
pression.
The instrument can also be used as needed for the determination of cati-
ons or anions without chemical suppression.
The present instrument is suitable for processing chemicals and flammable
samples. Usage of the 930 Compact IC Flex therefore requires the user to
have basic knowledge and experience in handling toxic and caustic sub-
stances. Knowledge with respect to the application of the fire prevention
measures prescribed for laboratories is also mandatory.

2.3 Safety instructions


2.3.1 General notes on safety

WARNING

This instrument may only be operated in accordance with the specifica-


tions in this documentation.

This instrument has left the factory in a flawless state in terms of technical
safety. To maintain this state and ensure non-hazardous operation of the
instrument, the following instructions must be observed carefully.

2.3.2 Electrical safety


The electrical safety when working with the instrument is ensured as part
of the international standard IEC 61010.

WARNING

Only personnel qualified by Metrohm are authorized to carry out service


work on electronic components.

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WARNING

Never open the housing of the instrument. The instrument could be


damaged by this. There is also a risk of serious injury if live components
are touched.
There are no parts inside the housing which can be serviced or replaced
by the user.

Mains voltage

WARNING

An incorrect mains voltage can damage the instrument.


Only operate this instrument with a mains voltage specified for it (see
rear panel of the instrument).

Protection against electrostatic charges

WARNING

Electronic components are sensitive to electrostatic charges and can be


destroyed by discharges.
Do not fail to pull the mains cable out of the mains connection socket
before you set up or disconnect electrical plug connections at the rear
of the instrument.

2.3.3 Tubing and capillary connections

CAUTION

Leaks in tubing and capillary connections are a safety risk. Tighten all
connections well by hand. Avoid applying excessive force to tubing
connections. Damaged tubing ends lead to leakage. Appropriate tools
can be used to loosen connections.
Check the connections regularly for leakage. If the instrument is used
mainly in unattended operation, then weekly inspections are manda-
tory.

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2.4 Symbols and conventions

2.3.4 Flammable solvents and chemicals

WARNING

All relevant safety measures are to be observed when working with


flammable solvents and chemicals.
Set up the instrument in a well-ventilated location (e.g. fume cup-
board).
Keep all sources of flame far from the workplace.
Clean up spilled liquids and solids immediately.
Follow the safety instructions of the chemical manufacturer.

2.3.5 Recycling and disposal


This product is covered by European Directive 2002/96/EC, WEEE Waste
from Electrical and Electronic Equipment.
The correct disposal of your old equipment will help to prevent negative
effects on the environment and public health.
More details about the disposal of your old equipment can be obtained
from your local authorities, from waste disposal companies or from your
local dealer.

2.4 Symbols and conventions


The following symbols and formatting may appear in this documentation:

Cross-reference to figure legend


The first number refers to the figure number, the sec-
ond to the instrument part in the figure.
Instruction step
Carry out these steps in the sequence shown.
Method Dialog text, parameter in the software
File New Menu or menu item
[Next] Button or key
WARNING
This symbol draws attention to a possible life-threat-
ening hazard or risk of injury.

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WARNING
This symbol draws attention to a possible hazard due
to electrical current.
WARNING
This symbol draws attention to a possible hazard due
to heat or hot instrument parts.
WARNING
This symbol draws attention to a possible biological
hazard.
CAUTION
This symbol draws attention to possible damage to
instruments or instrument parts.
NOTE
This symbol highlights additional information and
tips.

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3.1 Front

3 Overview of the instrument

3.1 Front

Figure 1 Front

1 Bottle holder 2 Column holder

3 Column chamber 4 Suppressor

5 Sample degasser 6 Inline filter

7 Injection valve 8 Purge valve

9 Pulsation absorber 10 Base tray

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11 High-pressure pump 12 Eluent degasser

13 Metrohm CO2 Suppressor (MCS) 14 Detector chamber


Room for the detector and the adsorption
cartridges for the MCS.

3.2 Rear

Figure 2 Rear

1 Bottle holder 2 Drainage tubing connection


For connecting the drainage tubing, which
guides escaped fluids away from the bottle
holder.

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3.2 Rear

3 Knurled screws 4 Back panel


For fastening the removable back panel. Removable. Enables access to the detector
chamber.

5 Drainage tubing connection 6 Transport locking screws


For connecting the drainage tubing, which For securing the vacuum pump when trans-
guides escaped fluids away from the detec- porting the instrument.
tor chamber.

7 Exhaust opening 8 Auxiliary connection socket


Labeled Exhaust. For extracting the air from For connecting an 891 Professional Analog
the vacuum chamber. Out (2.891.0010).

9 Service connection socket 10 Transport locking screws


For Metrohm service only. For securing the high-pressure pump when
transporting the instrument.

11 Drainage tubing connections 12 Base tray


For connecting two drainage tubings that With leak sensor.
guide the escaped fluid to the leak sensor
and from there to the waste container.

13 Type plate 14 Serial number

15 Leak sensor connection socket 16 Detector connection socket


Labeled Leak Sensor. For connecting the Labeled Detector. For connecting Metrohm
leak sensor connection cable. detectors.

17 MSB connection sockets 18 USB connection sockets


Labeled MSB 1 and MSB 2. For connecting Labeled USB 1 and USB 2. For connecting
MSB devices. USB devices.

19 PC connection socket 20 Vacuum connection


For connecting the instrument to the com- Plugged with a stopper.
puter with the USB cable (6.2151.020).

21 Power socket
Power socket for connecting the power
cable and power switch for switching the
instrument on and off.

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4 Installation

4.1 Setting up the instrument


4.1.1 Packaging
The instrument is supplied in highly protective special packaging together
with the separately packed accessories. Keep this packaging, as only this
ensures safe transportation of the instrument.

4.1.2 Checks
Immediately after receipt, check whether the shipment has arrived com-
plete and without damage by comparing it with the delivery note.

4.1.3 Location
The instrument has been developed for operation indoors and may not be
used in explosive environments.
Place the instrument in a location of the laboratory which is suitable for
operation, free of vibrations, protected from corrosive atmosphere, and
contamination by chemicals.
The instrument should be protected against excessive temperature fluctu-
ations and direct sunlight.

4.2 Removing transport locking screws


To avoid damage to the drives for the high-pressure pump and the vac-
uum pump during transport, the pumps are secured with transport lock-
ing screws. These are located at the rear of the instrument and labeled
with Transport security screws.
Remove these transport locking screws before the initial start-up.
Accessories For this step you need:
Hex key 4 mm (6.2621.030)

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4.2 Removing transport locking screws

Remove the transport locking screws

Figure 3 Removing the transport locking screws

1 Transport locking screws 2 Transport locking screws


For the vacuum pump. Only present if the For the high-pressure pump.
instrument has a degasser.

Store the transport locking screws in a safe place. Reinsert the transport
locking screws each time you transport the instrument a significant dis-
tance.

CAUTION

The pumps may be damaged if you transport the instrument without


inserting the transport locking screws.

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4.3 Connecting the drainage tubing and leak sensor


The leak sensor detects leaking liquid that collects in the instrument's base
tray. Liquid that leaks in the bottle holder or in the detector chamber is
routed to the base tray using drainage tubing and is detected there.
If the leak sensor detects a leak in the IC system, the IC instrument is
switched off and a warning is output in the software.
The leak sensor functions properly only if the following preconditions are
met:
The drainage tubing is connected.
The leak sensor connection cable is inserted into the leak sensor con-
nection socket.
The 930 Compact IC Flex is switched on.
The leak sensor is switched to active in the software.

4.3.1 Installing the drainage tubing


Liquid that leaks in the bottle holder or detector chamber flows to the rear
of the instrument and is drained through openings on the bottle holder
and in the detector chamber. The drainage tubing has to be mounted at
these openings. This drainage tubing guides the leaking liquid to the base
tray where the leak sensor is located.
Accessories For this step you need the following parts from the accessory kit: Vario/
Flex Basic (6.5000.000):
2 silicone tubing (6.1816.020)
Y connector (6.1807.010)
You also need scissors.

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4.3 Connecting the drainage tubing and leak sensor

Connecting the drainage tubing

4.3.2 Connecting the leak sensor

Plugging in the leak sensor connection cable

The leak sensor connection cable is coiled up in the base tray.

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4.4 Connecting the eluent bottle


The eluent is aspirated out of the eluent bottle via the eluent aspiration
tubing . The eluent aspiration tubing is installed on the input for the elu-
ent degasser.
Accessories For this step you need the following accessories:
These parts are part of the accessory kit Vario/Flex ONE (6.5000.010).
Eluent bottle (6.1608.070)
The eluent bottle cap GL 45 accessory set (6.1602.160)
This accessory set contains the bottle cap, an M6 tubing nipple, an M8
tubing nipple, two O-rings and an M6 and M8 threaded stopper.
The tubing adapter for aspiration filter accessory set (6.2744.210)
This accessory set contains a filter holder, a clamping screw and tubing
weighting.
An aspiration filter (6.2821.090)

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4.4 Connecting the eluent bottle

Connecting the eluent aspiration tubing

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4.5 Connecting the eluent degasser


The eluent degasser is completely connected. No installation work is
required.

4.6 Installing the high-pressure pump


The high-pressure pump is completely connected. No installation work is
required.

4.7 Installing an inline filter


The inline filter is completely connected. No installation work is required.

4.8 Installing the pulsation absorber


The pulsation absorber is installed between the high-pressure pump and
the injection valve. It protects the separation column from damage caused
by pressure fluctuations such as those when switching the injection valve,
and reduces interfering pulsations during highly sensitive measurements.
The pulsation absorber is completely connected. No installation work is
required.

4.9 Injection valve


The injection valve is completely connected. No installation work is
required.

4.10 Suppressor
The suppressor drive of the 930 Compact IC Flex can hold various rotors.
The large rotors such as the SPM Rotor A (6.2835.000) and the MSM-HC
Rotor A (6.2842.000) can be inserted directly.
Small rotors like the MSM Rotor A (6.2832.000) and the MSM-LC Rotor A
(6.2844.000) must first be fitted into the adapter (6.2842.020) which can
then be inserted into the suppressor housing.
A connecting piece (6.2835.010) is used for all rotors for connecting the
suppressor to the IC system.

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4.10 Suppressor

NOTE

The instruments are supplied without rotor and without adapter.


The suitable rotor and the adapter, if required, must be ordered sepa-
rately.

4.10.1 Inserting the rotors


Accessories For this step you need the following accessories:
For the suppression: MSM Rotor A (6.2832.000) or MSM-HC Rotor A
(6.2842.000) or MSM-LC Rotor A (6.2844.000)
Optional: Adapter (6.2842.020)
Connecting piece (6.2835.010)

Large rotors can be directly inserted into the rotor housing.

CAUTION

The rotor may be destroyed during start-up if not inserted correctly.


Therefore, follow the following instructions exactly.

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Inserting large rotors

Inserting small rotors

You need the adapter (6.2842.020) in order to insert a small rotor into the
suppressor drive.

4.10.2 Connecting the suppressor


The three inputs and outputs of the suppressor units, numbered with 1, 2
and 3 on the connecting piece, each have 2 fixed mounted PTFE capilla-
ries.

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4.10 Suppressor

Figure 4 Suppressor connection capillaries

1 out 2 in
Output capillary for the eluent. Input capillary for the eluent.

3 regenerant 4 waste reg.


Input capillary for the regeneration solution. Output capillary for the regeneration solu-
tion; to the waste container.

5 waste rins. 6 rinsing solution


Output capillary for the rinsing solution; to Input capillary for the rinsing solution.
the waste container.

Recommended installation

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Alternative installation

Installing bottles with auxiliary solutions


Accessories To connect the bottles of the auxiliary solutions, you will need the follow-
ing accessories:
Accessories from IC equipment: Dosino Regeneration (6.5330.190)

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4.11 Metrohm CO2 Suppressor (MCS)

4.11 Metrohm CO2 Suppressor (MCS)


4.11.1 Connecting the MCS
The MCS is connected between the suppressor and the detector.

Connecting the MCS

Figure 5 Connecting the MCS

1 Air aspiration capillary 2 Pressure screw, short (6.2744.070)


For drawing in air with low CO2 content (via Installed on the air aspiration capillary.
the CO2 adsorption cartridge).

3 Luer coupling (6.2744.120)


Mounted on the air aspiration capillary with
a pressure screw (6.2744.070).

CAUTION

If the MCS is not used, the input and output must be sealed with the
threaded stoppers (6.2744.220).

4.11.2 Installing adsorption cartridges


The suctioned air has to have the lowest CO2 content possible in order for
the CO2 to be removed from the eluent as efficiently as possible. In order
to achieve this, the air is aspirated through a CO2 adsorption cartridge
(6.2837.000).
However, the CO2 adsorption cartridge is sensitive to humidity; the CO2
adsorption cartridge becomes clogged when wet. In order to protect the

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CO2 adsorption cartridge, an H2O adsorption cartridge (6.2837.010) is


also installed.
Accessories For this step you need the following accessories:
Adsorption cartridge holder (6.2057.080) with 4 clips, an adapter
(6.1808.190) and a piece of PVC tubing.
CO2 adsorption cartridge (6.2837.000)
H2O adsorption cartridge (6.2837.010)
All of the parts are located in one accessory kit: Vario/Flex SeS
(6.5000.020).

Installing the adsorption cartridge

CAUTION

The following preparatory steps absolutely must be carried out for CO2
suppression to operate correctly.

Preparing the adsorption cartridges:


Prepare the H2O adsorption cartridge for use as specified in the provi-
ded leaflet.
Remove the protective cap on the tip of the CO2 adsorption cartridge.

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4.12 Installing the detector

4.12 Installing the detector


The 930 Compact IC Flex provides enough space for two detectors and
additional accessories in the detector chamber. The detectors are available
as accessories and are supplied with separate manuals.

Placing the detector in the instrument


Follow the instructions in the chapter Inserting the detector in the manual
for the detector.

Connecting the detector to the eluent path


Accessories For this step you need the following accessories:
Pressure screw, long (6.2744.090)

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4.13 Connecting the sample degasser (optional)


Gas bubbles in the sample lead to poor reproducibility, as the quantity of
sample in the sample loop is not always the same. Therefore, we recom-
mend degassing samples that contain gas before injection.

NOTE

The sample degasser does not have to be connected. We recommend


only using the sample degasser if the application requires it.
The rinsing time increases by at least 2 minutes when the sample
degasser is connected.

Accessories For this step you need the following accessories:


2 pressure screw, long (6.2744.090)
PTFE capillary (6.1803.040)

Connecting the sample degasser

CAUTION

If the sample degasser is not used, the input and output must be
sealed with threaded stoppers (6.2744.220).

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4.14 Connecting the instrument to a computer

4.14 Connecting the instrument to a computer

NOTE

The instrument must be switched off when being connected to a com-


puter.

Accessories For this step you need the following accessories:


USB connecting cable (6.2151.020)
USB connection cable (6.2151.020) from the accessory kit: Vario/Flex
Basic (6.5000.000)

Connecting the USB cable

1 Insert the USB cable into the computer connection socket on the rear
of the instrument.

2 Insert the other end into a USB port on the computer.

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4.15 Connecting the instrument to the power supply

WARNING

The power supply unit must not get wet. Protect it from liquids.

The power supply cable is three-core and provided with a plug with
grounding. If another plug has to be mounted, the yellow/green conduc-
tor (IEC standard) must be connected to the protective ground (protection
class I).
Accessories For this step you need the following accessories:
For Switzerland, : Power supply cable with IEC 60320 line socket,
type C13, with SEV 1011 plug, type 12 (6.2122.020), 1.5 m
For Germany, : Power supply cable with IEC 60320 line socket, type
C13, with CEE 7 plug, type VII (6.2122.040), 1.5 m
For the USA, : Power supply cable with IEC 60320 line socket, type
C13, with NEMA 5-15 plug, type 498 (6.2122.070), 1.5 m

Connecting the power supply cable

1 Inserting the power supply cable


Insert the power supply cable into the instrument's power socket.
Connect the power supply cable to the power supply.

2 Switching on the instrument


Switch on the instrument using the power switch.

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4.16 Initial start-up

After being switched on, the LED on the front of the instrument
flashes. The instrument conducts a system test and establishes a con-
nection to the software. Once the system test is complete and the
connection to the software has been established, the LED lights up
continuously.

4.16 Initial start-up


Even before the guard column and separation column are installed, the
entire system has to be completely rinsed with eluent for the first time.

Rinsing the IC system

CAUTION

The guard column and separation column must not be installed for the
initial start-up.
Make sure that a coupling (6.2744.040) is being used instead of the
columns.

1 Preparing the software


Start the MagIC Net computer program.
Open the Equilibration tab in MagIC Net: Work-
place Run Equilibration.
Select (or create) a suitable method.
Also see: MagIC Net tutorial and online help.

2 Preparing the instrument


Ensure that the eluent aspiration tubing is immersed in the eluent
and there is enough eluent in the eluent bottle.
STREAM method (recommended): Ensure that the aspiration tub-
ing for the regeneration solution is immersed in the solution and
that there is enough solution; also check that the detector output
capillary is connected to the suppressor's input capillary for rinsing
solution (labeled rinsing solution).
Alternatively, if two bottles are being used for rinsing and regen-
eration: Ensure that the aspiration tubings for the auxiliary solu-
tions (regeneration solution and rinsing solution) are immersed in
the respective solutions and that there is enough solution in both
bottles.
Switch on the instrument.

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MagIC Net detects the instrument and all of its modules.

3 Starting equilibration
Start the equilibration in MagIC Net: Workplace Run Equi-
libration Start HW.

4 Deaerating the high-pressure pump

Use the syringe to aspirate eluent until there are no more air
bubbles in the eluent.

5 Rinsing the instrument without columns


Rinse the instrument (without columns) with eluent for 5 minutes.

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4.17 Connecting and rinsing the guard column

4.17 Connecting and rinsing the guard column

CAUTION

New guard columns are filled with solution and sealed with stoppers or
caps on both sides.
Before inserting the guard column, ensure that this solution can be
mixed with the eluent being used (follow information from the manu-
facturer).

NOTE

The guard column may not be connected until after the instrument has
already been put into operation once (see Chapter 4.16, page 28). The
guard column and separation column have to be replaced by a coupling
(6.2744.040) until then.

Accessories For this step you need the following accessories:


Guard column (suitable for the separation column)

Connecting the guard column

Rinsing the guard column

1 Rinsing the guard column


Place a beaker under the guard column's output.

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Start manual control in MagIC Net and select the high-pressure


pump: Manual Manual control Pump
Flow: in accordance with column leaflet
On
Rinse the guard column with eluent for approx. 5 minutes.
Use manual control in MagIC Net to stop the high-pressure pump
again: Off.

4.18 Connecting the separation column

CAUTION

New separation columns are filled with solution and sealed with stop-
pers on both sides. Before inserting the column, ensure that this solu-
tion can be mixed with the eluent being used (follow information from
the manufacturer).

NOTE

The separation column may not be connected until after the instrument
has already been put into operation once (see Chapter 4.16, page 28).
The guard column and separation column have to be replaced by a
coupling (6.2744.040) until then.

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4.18 Connecting the separation column

Rinse the separation column as follows.

Connecting the separation column

1 Rinsing the separation column


Place a beaker under the separation column's outlet.
Start manual control in MagIC Net and select the high-pressure
pump: Manual Manual control Pump
Flow: in accordance with column leaflet
On

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Rinse the separation column with eluent for approximately 10


minutes.
Use manual control in MagIC Net to stop the high-pressure pump
again: Off.

4.19 Conditioning
After installation, after each time the instrument is switched on and after
each time the eluent is changed, the system has to be conditioned with
eluent long enough that a stable baseline is attained.

NOTE

The conditioning time can lengthen considerably after changing the


eluent.

Conditioning the system

1 Preparing the software

CAUTION

Ensure that the configured flow is not higher than the flow permit-
ted for the corresponding column (refer to the column leaflet and
the chip data record).

Start the MagIC Net computer program.


Open the Equilibration tab in MagIC Net: Work-
place Run Equilibration.
Select (or create) a suitable method.
Also see: MagIC Net tutorial and online help.

2 Preparing the instrument


Ensure that the column is inserted correctly in relation to the flow
direction marked on the sticker (arrow has to point in the direc-
tion of flow).
Ensure that the eluent aspiration tubing is immersed in the eluent
and there is enough eluent in the eluent bottle.

3 Starting equilibration
Start the equilibration in MagIC Net: Workplace Run Equi-
libration Start HW.

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4.19 Conditioning

Visually inspect whether all capillaries and their connections from


the high-pressure pump to the detector are leak-tight. If eluent is
leaking out anywhere, tighten the corresponding pressure screw
further, or loosen the pressure screw, check the end of the capil-
lary and shorten it using the capillary cutter if necessary and
retighten the pressure screw.

4 Conditioning the system


Rinse the system with eluent until the required stability of the base-
line is attained (normally 30 minutes).

The instrument is now ready for measuring samples.

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5 Operation
The 930 Compact IC Flex SeS/Deg is operated solely using the MagIC Net
software. You can find information on operating the software in the tuto-
rial for MagIC Net or in the online help.

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6 Warranty (guarantee)
Metrohm guarantees that the deliveries and services it provides are free of
defects in materials, design or manufacturing.
The general warranty period is 36 months (exclusions below) from the
date of delivery, or 18 months in the event of continuous operation. The
warranty remains valid on the condition that the servicing is provided by a
service organization authorized by Metrohm at defined intervals and with
a defined scope.
The warranty period for anion suppressors of the type "MSM" is 120
months from the date of delivery or 60 months in the case of continuous
operation.
The warranty period for IC separation columns is 90 days after start-up.
For third-party components that are recognizable as such, the manufac-
turer's warranty regulations apply.
For instruments sold under the Metrohm NIRSystems brand, a full 16-
month warranty is applicable. In the event of continuous operation, the
warranty period is reduced by half.
Consumables and materials with limited storage life and glass breakage in
the case of electrodes or other glass parts are excluded from the warranty.
Warranty claims cannot be asserted if the ordering party has failed to
meet its payment obligations according to schedule.
During the warranty period, Metrohm undertakes either to replace free of
charge or to credit the purchaser for any modules or components that can
be shown to be faulty. Any transport or customs fees that may apply are
the responsibility of the ordering party.
The precondition for this is that the ordering party has to specify the arti-
cle number, the article designation, an adequate error description, the
delivery date and (if applicable) the serial number or chip data in the Sup-
port Tracker. Metrohm then decides whether a replacement or a credit
note is to be issued or whether the faulty part has to be returned using
the Return Material Authorization (RMA). If a replacement or credit note is
issued, the ordering party undertakes to store the faulty part for at least
24 months in accordance with the current storage directives (in compli-
ance with ESD guidelines) and to hold it in readiness for onsite inspection
or for return shipment to Metrohm. Metrohm reserves the right to invoice
the ordering party for these articles, including retroactively, in the event of
noncompliance with these preconditions.

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The same warranty periods that are specified for a corresponding new
part apply to parts that are replaced or repaired within the above-men-
tioned warranty periods. However, replacement or repair of a part does
not extend the warranty period of the entire system.
Deficiencies arising from circumstances that are not the responsibility of
Metrohm, such as improper storage or improper use, etc., are expressly
excluded from the warranty.
Metrohm also offers a 120-month spare parts availability guarantee and a
60-month PC software support warranty, calculated from the date on
which the product is withdrawn from the market. The content of this war-
ranty is the ability of the customer to obtain functioning spare parts or
appropriate software support at market prices during the time of the war-
ranty period. This does not apply for software products sold under the
Metrohm NIRSystems brand.
If Metrohm AG is unable to meet this obligation due to circumstances
beyond the control of Metrohm AG, then the ordering party shall be
offered alternative solutions at preferential conditions.

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7 Accessories
Up-to-date information on the scope of delivery and optional accessories
for your instrument can be found on the Internet.

NOTE

When you receive your new instrument, we recommend downloading


the accessories list from the Internet, printing it out and keeping it
together with the manual for reference purposes.

Instruments currently sold


If you do not know the article number of your instrument, proceed as fol-
lows:

Downloading the accessories list

1 Go to the Metrohm website http://www.metrohm.com/com.

2
Click on .
The Search webpage will be displayed.

3 Enter a search term relating to the instrument into the search field
and click on Find.
The search results will be displayed.

4 In the search results, select the Devices tab (if it is not already
selected) and then click on the Metrohm article number of the
required instrument (e.g. 2.852.0050).
The page with information pertaining to the searched article is dis-
played.

5 Select the Parts tab.


The complete list of accessories with the scope of delivery and the
optional accessories will be displayed.

6
Click on .

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The Partslists webpage will be displayed.

7 Select the desired output language.

8 With the article number entered, click on the command Generate


PDF.
The PDF file with the accessories data will be created in the language
selected.

Direct access for all instruments


If you are unable to find your instrument using the search as described
above, this may be due to the instrument not being sold anymore. Using
the article number, you can download accessories lists for all instruments
as follows:

Downloading the accessories list

1 Type http://partslists.metrohm.com into your Internet browser.


The Partslists webpage will be displayed.

2 Select the desired output language.

3 Enter the article number and click on the Generate PDF command.
The PDF file with the accessories data will be created in the language
selected.

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Index

Index
A Guard column P
Adsorption cartridges Installation ......................... 30 Power connection .................... 27
Connection ........................ 22 Rinse .................................. 30 Power supply cable ................... 27
Aspiration tubing for eluent ...... 16 Pulsation absorber
H Installation ......................... 17
B High-pressure pump
Baseline Protection .......................... 12 R
Conditioning ...................... 34 Rinse
I Guard column .................... 30
C IC column Separation column ............. 32
Cartridges See also "Separation column"
Connection ........................ 22 ........................................... 31 S
Column Injection valve ............................ 3 Safety instructions ...................... 4
See also "Separation column" Installation ......................... 17 Sample degasser
........................................... 31 Inline filter ................................ 17 Installation ......................... 25
Computer connection ............... 26 Installation Separation column
Conditioning ............................ 34 Drainage tubing ................. 13 Installation ......................... 31
Connect Eluent bottle ....................... 15 Protection ...................... 3, 17
To computer ...................... 26 Guard column .................... 30 Rinse .................................. 32
To power supply ................. 27 Injection valve .................... 17 Service ....................................... 4
Leak sensor ........................ 14 Suppressor
D MCS ................................... 22 Install rotor ......................... 17
Degasser Pulsation absorber .............. 17 Installation ......................... 17
Sample degasser ................. 25 Sample degasser ................. 25 Suppressor drive
Drainage tubing Separation column ............. 31 See also: Suppressor ........... 17
Installation ......................... 13 Suppressor ......................... 17 Switch on ................................. 27

E L T
Electrostatic charge .................... 5 Leak sensor Transport locking screws .......... 11
Eluent Installation ......................... 14
Aspirate .............................. 16 Leak-tightness .......................... 29 V
Eluent bottle Vacuum pump
Installation ......................... 15 M Protection .......................... 12
Equilibration ....................... 29, 33 Mains voltage ............................. 5 Valve
MCS See also "Injection valve" .... 17
F Capillary connection ........... 22
Filter Connection for cartridges ... 22 W
See also "Inline filter" .......... 17 Installation ......................... 22 Warranty .................................. 36

G
Guarantee ................................ 36

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