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  • Thermo Scientific Dionex

    Charged Aerosol Detectors Corona Veo and Corona Veo RS

    Operating Instructions (Original Operating Instructions)

    Revision: 1.0

    Date: July 2013

    2013 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Doc. No. 4820.8101

  • Charged Aerosol Detectors Corona Veo and Corona Veo RS

    Operating Instructions

  • Charged Aerosol Detectors Corona Veo and Corona Veo RS

    Operating Instructions Page I

    Declaration of Conformity (Original Declaration of Conformity)

    Product: Thermo Scientific Dionex - Detector Types: Corona Veo and Corona Veo RS

    Dionex Softron GmbH herewith declares conformity of the above products with the respective requirements of the following regulations: Low-Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC EMC Directive 2004/108/EC

    The electrical safety of the products was evaluated based on the following standard: DIN EN 61010-1:2010

    Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use, Part 1: General Requirements

    The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of the products was evaluated based on the following standard: DIN EN 61326:2006

    Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use EMC Requirements

    Responsible for the technical CE documentation is the manufacturer (see further down).

    This declaration is issued for the manufacturer

    Dionex Softron GmbH Part of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Dornierstrae 4 D-82110 Germering

    by Managing Director, Rdiger Obst, and Vice President HPLC, Fraser McLeod.

    June 17, 2013

  • Charged Aerosol Detectors Corona Veo and Corona Veo RS

    Page II Operating Instructions

  • Charged Aerosol Detectors Corona Veo and Corona Veo RS

    Operating Instructions Page i

    Table of Contents 1 Introduction ................................................................................................................... 1

    1.1 How to Use This Manual ........................................................................................... 11.2 Safety ......................................................................................................................... 3

    1.2.1 Symbols on the Detector and in the Manual ...................................................... 31.2.2 Safety Precautions .............................................................................................. 41.2.3 Consignes de Scurit ........................................................................................ 7

    1.3 Intended Use ............................................................................................................ 111.4 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Note ................................................ 13

    2 Overview ...................................................................................................................... 152.1 Unit Description ....................................................................................................... 152.2 Detector Configurations ........................................................................................... 162.3 Operating Principle .................................................................................................. 172.4 Interior Front Panel .................................................................................................. 192.5 Rear Panel ................................................................................................................ 202.6 Flow Connections .................................................................................................... 212.7 Nebulizer .................................................................................................................. 212.8 Manual Gas Regulator Knob (Corona Veo only) .................................................... 212.9 Stream-Switching Valve (Corona Veo RS only) ..................................................... 212.10 Leak Sensor .......................................................................................................... 222.11 Detector Display .................................................................................................. 222.12 Self-Test Diagnostics and Preventive Maintenance ............................................ 22

    3 Installation ................................................................................................................... 233.1 Facility Requirements .............................................................................................. 233.2 Unpacking the Detector ........................................................................................... 263.3 Positioning the Detector in an UltiMate 3000 System ............................................ 273.4 Connecting the Detector Rear Panel ........................................................................ 29

    3.4.1 Overview of Connections ................................................................................ 293.4.2 Connecting the Power Cord ............................................................................. 293.4.3 Connecting the USB Cable .............................................................................. 303.4.4 Connecting the Digital I/O ............................................................................... 313.4.5 Connecting the Analog Signal Output ............................................................. 32

    4 Preparation for Operation (Startup) ........................................................................ 334.1 Overview of Actions ................................................................................................ 334.2 Connecting the Drainage ......................................................................................... 344.3 Connecting the Gas Supply and Exhaust Tubing .................................................... 354.4 Making Flow Connections ....................................................................................... 36

    4.4.1 General Guidelines .......................................................................................... 364.4.2 Capillary Connections in an UltiMate 3000 System ....................................... 374.4.3 Installing the In-Line Filter (optional) ............................................................. 384.4.4 Connecting Capillaries to the Detector ............................................................ 39

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    Page ii Operating Instructions

    4.4.5 Connecting the Stream-Switching Valve (Corona Veo RS only) .................... 404.5 General Guidelines for Detector Operation ............................................................. 41

    4.5.1 Mobile Phase .................................................................................................... 414.5.2 Mobile Phase Delivery System ........................................................................ 424.5.3 Gas Supply ....................................................................................................... 424.5.4 Ventilation ........................................................................................................ 43

    5 Operation ..................................................................................................................... 455.1 Safety Guidelines for Operation .............................................................................. 455.2 Turning on the Power to the Detector ...................................................................... 475.3 Operating the Detector from the Touch Screen ....................................................... 48

    5.3.1 Overview .......................................................................................................... 485.3.2 Main Menu ....................................................................................................... 495.3.3 Run Mode Menu .............................................................................................. 505.3.4 System Setup Menu ......................................................................................... 55

    5.4 Before Operating the Detector ................................................................................. 595.4.1 Setting the Gas Pressure ................................................................................... 595.4.2 Preparing the System ....................................................................................... 615.4.3 Equilibrating the Detector ................................................................................ 62

    5.5 Performing Sample Analysis ................................................................................... 645.5.1 Starting and Stopping Data Acquisition ........................................................... 645.5.2 Operating the Stream-Switching Valve (Corona Veo RS only) ...................... 64

    5.6 Optimizing the Detector Performance ..................................................................... 655.6.1 General Guidelines ........................................................................................... 655.6.2 Setting a Filter Constant ................................................................................... 665.6.3 Selecting the Evaporation Temperature ........................................................... 665.6.4 Using Gas Flow Modes (Corona Veo RS only) ............................................... 675.6.5 Applying a Power Function Value ................................................................