Fibox 3 LCD trace Fiber optic oxygen transmitter

 
 
Fibox 3 LCD trace Fiber optic oxygen transmitter
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Fiber optic oxygen transmitter




                     Instruction Manual
Fibox 3 LCD trace Fiber optic oxygen transmitter
Fibox 3 LCD trace Fiber optic oxygen transmitter
Fibox 3 LCD trace v7

              Specification:


              Fiber optic oxygen transmitter for use with non-
              invasive oxygen sensors & sensor probes

              Software version:


              LCDTRACEv204 (Oct 2009)




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              Manufacturer
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Fibox 3 LCD trace Fiber optic oxygen transmitter
Table of Contents
                1       Preface ........................................................................................................................ 3

                2       Description of the Fibox 3 LCD trace Transmitter................................................... 4
                2.1     Scope of Delivery ....................................................................................................... 5
                2.2     Front Panel ................................................................................................................. 6
                2.3     Rear Panel .................................................................................................................. 7
                2.4     LCD Control Panel ..................................................................................................... 8

                3       Installation .................................................................................................................. 9
                3.1     Set-up .......................................................................................................................... 9
                3.2     Software Installation ................................................................................................ 10
                3.3     Battery Usage and Charging ................................................................................... 10

                4       Operation as Stand-alone Transmitter ................................................................... 13
                4.1     Starting the Device .................................................................................................. 13
                4.2     Calibration ................................................................................................................ 14
                4.2.1   Sensor Type Selection ............................................................................................ 15
                4.2.2   Calibration with Temperature ON ........................................................................... 15
                4.2.3   Calibration with Temperature OFF ......................................................................... 16
                4.2.4   Manual Calibration ................................................................................................... 17
                4.3     Measurement ............................................................................................................ 18
                4.4     Data Logging ............................................................................................................ 20
                4.5     Configuration ........................................................................................................... 22
                4.6     Diagnosis & Test ...................................................................................................... 24
                4.7     Menu Structure......................................................................................................... 25

                5       Operation - PC Controlled ....................................................................................... 26
                5.1     Adjustment of the Regional Settings of the Operating System ........................... 26
                5.2     USB Serial Driver Installation ................................................................................. 28
                5.3     Configuration of COM Port ..................................................................................... 30
                5.4     Starting the Device .................................................................................................. 32
                5.5     Calibration ................................................................................................................ 35
                5.5.1   Sensor Type Selection ............................................................................................ 35
                5.5.2   Calibration of PSt3 “with temperature sensor” ..................................................... 36
                5.5.3   Calibration of PSt3 “without temperature sensor” ............................................... 39
                5.5.4   Manual Calibration of PSt3 ..................................................................................... 41
                5.5.5   Calibration of PSt6 ................................................................................................... 42
                5.6     Measurement ............................................................................................................ 43
                5.6.1   Control Bar ............................................................................................................... 46
                5.6.2   Graphical Display..................................................................................................... 48
                5.7     Data Logger Reading ............................................................................................... 51
                5.8     Opening txt-Files in Excel ....................................................................................... 52
                5.9     Analog Output .......................................................................................................... 55
                5.10    Analog Input ............................................................................................................. 56
                5.11    LED Intensity ............................................................................................................ 57
                5.12    Software Menu Structure ........................................................................................ 58




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6      Technical Data .......................................................................................................... 59
                6.1    Specifications........................................................................................................... 59
                6.2    Analog Output and External Trigger ...................................................................... 61

                7      Operational Notes .................................................................................................... 64
                7.1    Optical Output .......................................................................................................... 64
                7.2    Temperature Compensation ................................................................................... 64
                7.3    Warm-Up Time.......................................................................................................... 64
                7.4    Power Adapter.......................................................................................................... 64
                7.5    Analog Outputs ........................................................................................................ 64
                7.6    RS232 Interface ........................................................................................................ 64
                7.7    Maintenance ............................................................................................................. 64
                7.8    Service ...................................................................................................................... 65

                8      CE and FCC Conformity .......................................................................................... 65

                9      Concluding Remarks ............................................................................................... 66




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              1 Preface
                    You have chosen a new, innovative technology for measuring oxygen.

                    The Fibox 3 LCD trace is a compact easy to transport fiber optic oxygen transmitter for stand-
                    alone or PC controlled use. The data evaluation is PC supported. The Fibox 3 LCD trace was
                    developed especially for small fiber chemical optical oxygen sensors, flow-through cells and
                    integrated sensor systems. It is based on a novel technology, which creates very stable,
                    internally referenced measured values. This allows a more flexible use of oxygen sensors in
                    various fields of interest.

                    Optical oxygen sensors (also called optodes) have several important features:

                           They are small.
                           Their signal does not depend on the flow rate of the sample.
                           They can be physically divided from the measuring system which allows a non-
                           invasive measurement.
                           They can be used in disposables.

                    Therefore, they are ideally suited for the examination of small sample volumes, for highly
                    parallelized measurements in disposables, and for biotechnological applications.
                    A set of different oxygen minisensors, flow-through cells and integrated sensor systems is
                    available to make sure you have the sensor which matches your application.
                    Please feel free to contact our service team to find the best solution for your application.

                    Your PreSens Team


                    PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE WORKING
                    WITH THIS DEVICE.




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              2 Description of the Fibox 3 LCD trace
                Transmitter
                    The Fibox 3 LCD trace is a single channel, temperature compensated, stand-alone oxygen
                    transmitter. It is used with fiber optic oxygen sensors based on 2 mm polymer fibers. The
                    device is portable with a rechargeable battery and a built-in data-logger. It can be controlled
                    via an integrated, programmable LCD control panel. Alternatively, the Fibox 3 LCD trace can
                    be connected to a PC for measurement. The Fibox 3 LCD trace is used for sensor coatings
                    type PSt3 (detection limit 15 ppb, 0 - 100 % oxygen), and type PSt6 (detection limit 1 ppb, 0 -
                    4.2 % oxygen).




                    Fig. 1 Fibox 3 LCD trace v7, fiber optic oxygen transmitter for
                           use with non-invasive oxygen sensors & sensor probes



                    Fibox 3 LCD trace v7 features:

                             Fiber optic oxygen transmitter with temperature compensation
                             High precision
                             Portable
                             Four analog outputs (two for current output 4 – 20 mA, two for
                             voltage output 0 - 10 V)
                             Two trigger inputs
                             Digital data output (on request)
                             External temperature measurement
                             Programmable sampling rate
                             128 x 64 pixel graphical LCD
                             Li-Ion Battery with 14.4 V / 3.9 Ah
                             RS232 interface
                             Internal data logger for up to 25,000 samples




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                    2.1 Scope of Delivery




                    Fig. 2 Case with all delivered equipment




                            Fiber optic oxygen transmitter Fibox 3 LCD trace v7
                            Software LCDTRACEv204
                            RS232 cable
                            Battery charger (Input 110 - 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz; Output: 16.8 VDC; max 2 A)
                            with EU- and US-power supply cord
                            Temperature sensor PT 1000
                            Printout of instruction manual

                    Additionally required equipment (not supplied):


                            Oxygen-sensitive chemical optical sensor
                            You can find mini sensors – mounted into different types of housings – on
                            www.presens.de/products
                            PC / Notebook for comfortable data recording, configuration and retrieval of data from
                            the data logger.
                            System requirements:
                            Win XP: Processor: 300 MHz or higher, RAM 256 MB (512 MB recommended)
                            Win Vista (32 bit): Processor: 1.86 GHz or higher, RAM 512 MB (1 GB
                            recommended)
                            Win 7 (32 / 64 bit): Processor: 1.86 GHz or higher, RAM 1GB or higher




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                    2.2 Front Panel




                                                 ON / OFF



                    Fig. 3 Transmitter front panel



                    The front panel is equipped with a connector for the fiber optic sensor, a connector for the
                    temperature sensor and an ON / OFF switch.



                    ELEMENT           DESCRIPTION               FUNCTION

                    ON / OFF          ON / OFF switch           Switches the device ON and OFF.
                                                                In case the charger is connected the indicator ring is
                                                                illuminated blue.
                    Optical           SMA fiber connector       Connect the fiber optic oxygen sensor here.
                    Sensor
                    Temp.             Connector for PT 1000     Connect the PT 1000 temperature sensor for
                    Sensor            temperature sensor        temperature compensated measurements here.




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                    2.3 Rear Panel




                     Fig. 4 Transmitter rear panel



                    The electrical specifications of all rear panel connectors are given in chapter 6 “Technical
                    Data”. Please follow these notes to avoid mistakes.



                    ELEMENT         DESCRIPTION                  FUNCTION

                    POWER           Line adapter for             Connect the charger for the Li-Ion battery here.
                                    battery charger

                    RS232           RS232 interface              Connect the device with a RS232 data cable to
                                    (male)                       your PC / notebook here.
                                                                 Use the provided parts only.

                    V1              Analog voltage output/       Connector for analog input and output (Voltage 0 –
                                                                 10 V). For further information see chapter 6
                                    Analog voltage input
                                                                 “Technical Data”.
                                    (channel 1)
                    V2              Analog voltage output/       Connector for analog input and output (Voltage 0 –
                                                                 10 V). For further information see chapter 6
                                    Analog voltage input
                                                                 “Technical Data”.
                                    (channel 2)
                    I1              Analog current output        Connector for analog output, current 4 – 20 mA.
                                    (channel 1)                  For further information see chapter 6 “Technical
                                                                 Data”.
                    I2              Analog current output        Connector for analog output, current 4 – 20 mA.
                                    (channel 2)                  For further information see chapter 6 “Technical
                                                                 Data”.




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                    2.4 LCD Control Panel




                    Fig. 5 LCD control panel for stand-alone
                           operation of the transmitter


                    The LCD display and the buttons allow operating the transmitter without connection to a PC.
                    In the lower part of the display the functions of the buttons in the respective menu, submenu
                    or window are shown. Use the buttons for navigating through the menu and to make settings;
                    pressing the respective button will perform the respective function (see Fig. 5).




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              3 Installation
                    3.1 Set-up




                    Fig. 6 Set-up for PC controlled use of the Fibox 3 LCD trace v7



                    A typical set-up for PC controlled use is shown in Fig. 6. A sensor spot is connected optically
                    via a polymer optical fiber i.e. to the transmitter, which is connected via a serial COM port to a
                    PC.

                    Remove the rubber cap from the optical sensor connector and keep the cap (Fig. 7). After
                    measurements or for storing the transmitter the rubber cap should be put back on to keep the
                    optical sensor connector clean.


                    !        It is recommended to clean the SMA connector with a dry, dust free cleaning wipe or
                             cleaning implement for SMA connectors before the measurement.




                    Fig. 7 Remove the rubber cap from the oxygen
                           sensor connector.


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                    Remove the protective cap from the male plug on the polymer optical fiber and insert it in the
                    SMA connector of the Fibox 3 LCD trace. The safety nut has to be screwed on.

                    There is a red mark on the temperature sensor connector of the Fibox 3 LCD trace. The
                    temperature sensor plug also has a red mark. Match those two marks before inserting the
                    temperature sensor plug into the connector on the transmitter front panel; else the plug might
                    get damaged.

                    3.2 Software Installation
                    The software is working with English and German regional settings. Please change your
                    setting to one of these settings before installing the software (see chapter 5.1).

                    1. Please close all other applications as they may interfere with the software.
                    2. Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the respective drive.
                    3. If no dialog opens automatically, use the explorer to open the file menu on the CD. Copy
                       the file „LCDTRACEv204.exe“ to a folder on your PC (e.g. C:\PreSens\…) and create a
                       shortcut to your desktop so you are able to start the software quickly.
                    4. Start the software by double clicking the symbol for the „LCDTRACEv204.exe” file.



                    3.3 Battery Usage and Charging
                    The Fibox 3 LCD comprises a rechargeable battery (accumulator, 14.4 V, 3.9 Ah) for
                    self-contained power supply. Rechargeable batteries may be replaced by the
                    manufacturer only. Rechargeable batteries are subject to normal wear which is more or
                    less pronounced depending on operating and storage conditions. This normal wear is
                    no defect which is covered by the device warranty.



                    !      Prior to first use, the internal battery has to be charged.


                    !      Only use the supplied battery charger (type mascot-9940) for the Li-ion battery.


                    !      Disconnect the battery charger, when the battery is fully charged. Keeping the battery
                           charger permanently connected will increase the aging process of the battery.

                    !      The battery is incorporated in the housing of the transmitter. Therefore, it cannot be
                           replaced by the customer. Alignment, rework or repair work may only be carried out by
                           the manufacturer.

                    !      The charging time of the battery is approx. 3 – 4 hours. It is possible to take
                           measurements with connected charger.

                    !      The maximum runtime of the rechargeable battery depends on the settings of the
                           device, the temperature and battery conditions (charging cycles, aging).



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                    !       The charger has an internal fuse which blows if a fault occurs in the charger. Such
                            faults must be repaired by qualified service personnel only.

                    !       The Li-ion charger mascot-9940 is designed for indoor use only and should not come
                            into contact with water or dust. To prevent overheating the product should not be
                            covered whilst in use.

                    !       The main sockets should be easily accessible. In the event of operational error, the
                            plug should be immediately removed from the socket.

                    !       This charger is designed for use with Li-ion batteries. For safety reasons, this charger
                            must be used only for batteries which have the right number of cells in series: Output
                            voltage divided by 4.1 V or 4.2 V.

                    !       The charger contains dangerous voltages and the cover should not be removed. All
                            service or maintenance work should be carried out by qualified personnel who can get
                            assistance by contacting the manufacturer´s agent.

                    !       The charger is double-insulated (in insulation class II).


                    !       If the battery charger is mounted in a vehicle it can only be used when the vehicle is
                            not in use.

                    !       The charger has plastic casing therefore avoid it coming into contact with oils, grease
                            etc., as most types of plastic can be broken down by chemicals and solvents.



                    1. Do not connect the charger to the main power grid before it is connected to the
                       transmitter.

                    2. Connect the provided battery charger (type mascot-9940) to the transmitter (Fig. 8).




                        Fig. 8 Transmitter with connected battery
                               charger

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                    3. Connect the charger to the main power grid.

                    4. The ON / OFF switch on the front panel is illuminated blue, indicating the charging
                       process (Fig. 9).




                        Fig. 9 The ON / OFF switch is illuminated blue,
                               indicating the charging process.

                    5. Let the battery charge for four hours.
                       The charging time of the battery is approximately three to four hours. It is possible to take
                       measurements with connected charger.

                    6. The LED on the charger indicates the following charge status:

                            Orange
                            Fast charge. The charger is in constant current mode.
                            Yellow
                            Final charge. The battery is normally 80 - 95 % charged when the LED-indicator
                            changes to yellow.
                            Green
                            Charge completed (the charge is stopped).

                    7. When the charging process is completed, disconnect the charger from the main power
                       grid before unplugging the battery connection.




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              4 Operation as Stand-alone Transmitter
                    4.1 Starting the Device
                    Press the ON / OFF switch on the front panel to start the transmitter.




                     Fig. 10 Transmitter front panel, ON / OFF switch



                    The device starts measuring with the settings of the last measurements.
                    By pressing VIEW you can choose between two different display views:

                             View 1:
                             The initial display view shows the current oxygen measurement value and oxygen unit
                             (e.g. [% air sat.] in Fig. 11). The current temperature value is displayed in the upper
                             right corner. In addition, the status bar shows the current time and sampling rate in the
                             status bar.




                    Fig. 11 LCD display – View 1




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                            View 2:
                            The second display mode additionally shows raw data amplitude (Signal) and phase
                            (Phase) of the sensor and an error status (Error).




                    Fig. 12 LCD display – View 2



                    By pressing the MENU key you can activate different functions and readouts.
                    To make a selection use BACK, , , and ENTER. You can leave a submenu by pressing
                    BACK.

                    To make a measurement the following steps have to be completed:

                    1. Selecting the oxygen sensor type
                    2. Calibrating the oxygen sensor
                    3. Setting measurement parameters




                    4.2 Calibration
                    In the submenu MENU / Calibration / Status the currently used calibration data is shown:
                    Date of Calibration, Pressure, Phase1, Phase2, Temperature1 and Temperature2. Press
                    any key to leave this menu.

                    There are three different calibration modes:

                            MENU / Calibration / Calibrate / Temperature ON
                            In “Temperature ON” mode the current raw phase values of the oxygen sensor are
                            measured and stored. Temperature during calibration is measured and saved with the
                            current temperature measurement settings (PT 1000, External). The temperature
                            sensor has to be placed in close vicinity to the oxygen sensor or make sure that the
                            temperature at both oxygen and temperature sensor is the same.
                            MENU / Calibration / Calibrate / Temperature OFF
                            In “Temperature OFF” mode the current raw phase values of the oxygen sensor are
                            measured and stored. The temperature value during calibration is set manually on the


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                             display and stored. This option can be used, if the temperature at the location of the
                             oxygen sensor is known.
                             MENU / Calibration / Calibrate / Manual
                             In “Manual” mode the raw phase values of the oxygen sensor as well as the
                             temperature values are set manually on the display. This option can be used if
                             previously measured calibration values for the currently used oxygen sensor are
                             available. You can find calibration data on the Final Inspection Protocol delivered with
                             you oxygen sensor (see also Fig. 41).


                    4.2.1 Sensor Type Selection
                    Prior to making measurements, you have to choose the correct sensor type. To change the
                    sensor type select MENU / Calibration / Sensortype. Press EDIT, choose the respective
                    sensor type you have connected to the transmitter, and then press ENTER.

                    The following sensor types can be used with the Fibox 3 LCD trace:

                             PSt3
                             PSt6

                    Please read the instruction manual of the respective oxygen sensor for more detailed
                    information about calibration standards and sensor specifications.

                    4.2.2 Calibration with Temperature ON
                    Select MENU / Calibration / Calibrate / Temperature ON. The calibration can be cancelled
                    by pressing EXIT. This will not change already made settings.

                    1. SET CALIB. PRESSURE
                       Set the current atmospheric pressure value by using the “+” and “–“ keys and press SET.




                    Fig. 13 LCD display – set calibration pressure




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                    2. In case you are using a PSt6 oxygen sensor the OXYGEN of the 2nd CAL POINT is
                       requested in the unit “% air sat.” (= % O2 x 100 / 20.95). Change the oxygen value by
                       using the “+” and “-“ keys and press SET.
                    3. CAL0
                       For more detailed information on how to prepare the calibration standard 0 please see the
                       respective oxygen sensor´s instruction manual.
                       The message “Please insert the sensor into CAL0 solution“ is displayed. Place the oxygen
                       sensor in the medium for the first calibration point and press OK. The current phase and
                       temperature values are shown. Watch the displayed phase value; wait for about 3 minutes
                       until the phase angle is constant (the variation of the phase angle should be smaller than
                       ± 0.1° and variation of temperature ± 0.1°C) then press STORE. (If the phase angle
                       exceeds the permitted range, the phase value display starts flashing and pressing the
                       STORE key will result in the error message “Overrange!”.)
                    4. CAL2nd
                       For more detailed information on how to prepare the calibration standard 100 please see
                       the respective oxygen sensor´s instruction manual.
                       The message “Please insert the sensor into CAL2nd solution“ is displayed. Place the
                       oxygen sensor in the medium for the second calibration point and press OK. The current
                       phase and temperature values are shown. Watch the displayed phase value; wait for
                       about 3 minutes until the phase angle is constant (the variation of the phase angle should
                       be smaller than ± 0.1° and variation of temperature ± 0.1°C) then press STORE. (If the
                       phase angle exceeds the permitted range, the phase value display starts flashing and
                       pressing the STORE key will result in the error message “Overrange!”.)

                    While storing the calibration data the display shows the message WAIT, then DONE and
                    afterwards switches back to the primary menu.

                    4.2.3 Calibration with Temperature OFF
                    Select MENU / Calibration / Calibrate / Temperature OFF. The calibration can be cancelled
                    by pressing EXIT. This will not change already made settings.

                    1. SET CALIB. TEMPERATURE
                       First, the temperature value at the oxygen sensor during calibration is requested. To use
                       this option you have to know the temperature at the location of the oxygen sensor. Set the
                       temperature for first and second calibration value manually by using the “+” and “-“ keys
                       and press SET.
                    2. SET CALIB. PRESSURE
                       Set the current atmospheric pressure value by using the “+” and “–“ keys and press SET.
                       In case you are using a PSt6 oxygen sensor the OXYGEN of the 2nd CAL POINT is
                       requested in the unit “% air sat.” (= % O2 x 100 / 20.95). Change the oxygen value by
                       using the “+” and “-“ keys and press SET.
                    3. CAL0
                       For more detailed information on how to prepare the calibration standard 0 please see the
                       respective oxygen sensor´s instruction manual.
                       The message “Please insert the sensor into CAL0 solution“ is displayed. Place the oxygen
                       sensor in the medium for the first calibration point and press OK. The current phase and
                       temperature values are shown. Watch the displayed phase value; wait for about 3 minutes
                       until the phase angle is constant (the variation of the phase angle should be smaller than


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                       ± 0.1°) then press STORE. (If the phase angle exceeds the permitted range, the phase
                       value display starts flashing and pressing the STORE key will result in the error message
                       “Overrange!”.)
                    4. CAL2nd
                       For more detailed information on how to prepare the calibration standard 100 please see
                       the respective oxygen sensor´s instruction manual.
                       The message “Please insert the sensor into CAL2nd solution“ is displayed. Place the
                       oxygen sensor in the medium for the second calibration point (= 100% air sat.) and press
                       OK. The current phase and temperature values are shown. Watch the displayed phase
                       value; wait for about 3 minutes until the phase angle is constant (the variation of the
                       phase angle should be smaller than ± 0.1°) then press STORE. (If the phase angle
                       exceeds the permitted range, the phase value display starts flashing and pressing the
                       STORE key will result in the error message “Overrange!”.)

                    While storing the calibration data the display shows the message WAIT, then DONE and
                    afterwards switches back to the primary menu.

                    4.2.4 Manual Calibration
                    Select MENU / Calibration / Calibrate / Manual. The calibration can be cancelled by
                    pressing EXIT. This will not change already made settings.

                    The following calibration values are requested one after another and have to be set manually:

                    1.   CAL 0 PHASE
                    2.   In case you are using a PSt6 oxygen sensor: OXYGEN of 2nd CAL POINT in “% air sat.”
                    3.   CAL 2nd PHASE
                    4.   CAL 0 TEMP (temperature)
                    5.   CAL 2nd TEMP (temperature)
                    6.   PRESSURE

                    Change each value by using the “+“ and “-“ keys and press SET.

                    While storing the calibration data the display shows the message WAIT, then DONE and
                    afterwards switches back to the primary menu.




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                    4.3 Measurement
                    After sensor type selection and calibration the measurement parameters can be set.

                    Select MENU / Measurement; you can set the following parameters:

                    Sampling rate
                    Select the measurement point frequency. Sampling rates from fastest to 60 min can be set.
                    For the PSt3 sensor the fastest sampling rate is 1 second, for PSt6 it is 3 seconds. In
                    addition, any other sampling rate between 1 and 3,600 seconds can be chosen by selecting
                    other. Change the settings with the  und  keys and press ENTER.

                    Temperature
                    Select the temperature measurement mode for temperature compensated oxygen
                    measurement:

                           PT1000
                           With this setting the temperature value necessary for the temperature compensation
                           of the oxygen sensor is measured with the supplied PT 1000 temperature sensor.
                           Manual
                           With this setting a constant temperature value is set manually for temperature
                           compensated oxygen measurement. This option can be used, if the temperature at the
                           location of the oxygen sensor is known and stays constant during measurement.
                           Change the temperature value by using the “+“ and “-“ keys and press SET.
                           External
                           With this setting an external analog signal is transferred to the transmitter via one of
                           the analog connectors on the transmitter rear panel.
                           To use this option the settings in the submenu Configuration / Analog In / Channel 1
                           or Channel 2 have to be adjusted first. Please read more detailed information on
                           analog input in chapter 4.5 „Configuration“.
                           When the pre-settings in the submenu Analog In are completed the respective
                           channel can be selected in External. Now the analog input signal is captured, digitally
                           converted and used for correct temperature compensated measurement and oxygen
                           value calculation.

                    Sensor protec.
                    Select a maximum temperature for deactivating the measurement function. Setting a
                    temperature limit is supposed to protect the sensor. With increasing temperatures (e. g. in
                    autoclave or CIP cleaning processes) the optical excitation can cause accelerated sensor
                    aging. The sensor illumination will be turned off when the measured temperature (PT 1000,
                    Manual, External) reaches the selected maximum value. The message “Warning! Sensor
                    protection” is displayed.
                    The selection range is 20°C to 100°C. Change the temperature value by using the “+“ and “-“
                    keys and press SET. The default value is set to 40 °C.




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                    Signal average
                    This function is for more experienced users. You can select automatic or manual internal
                    averaging of data points per measurement point. Depending on the signal amplitude of the
                    sensor the illumination time per measurement point can be adjusted. With a higher
                    illumination level the signal-to-noise ratio can be improved, with a lower illumination level
                    sensor bleaching can be avoided and its measurement stability prolonged.
                    There are two options. With AUTO the pulse length in illumination gets adjusted automatically
                    by the device, with Manual the pulse length can be selected in a range from 1 to 4. With
                    higher selected value the illumination time increases and more single measurement points
                    are used for averaging one measurement point. Change the setting by using the “+“ and “-“
                    keys and press SET.

                    Oxygen unit
                    Select the desired oxygen unit. Change the setting with the  and  keys and press ENTER.
                    These options are available:

                           % air sat.
                           % oxy. sat.
                           hPa
                           Torr
                           ppm (ppb)
                           µmol/l

                    Sig. intensity
                    This function is for more experienced users to change the illumination level of the device.
                    With a higher illumination level the signal-to-noise ratio can be improved, with a lower
                    illumination level sensor bleaching can be avoided and its measurement stability prolonged.

                    !      A change in signal intensity will invalidate the calibration values of the sensor and it
                           has to be recalibrated. The display also shows the warning message “This can
                           change calibration values“.

                    The selection range is 5 % to 100 %. Change the setting by using the “+“ and “-“ keys and
                    press SET.



                    Submenus can be selected using the  and  keys and pressing EDIT switches to editing
                    mode. When all required settings are done, go back to the main view on the display by
                    pressing BACK. Measurements are now based on the performed calibration and the new
                    measurement settings.




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                    4.4 Data Logging
                    The transmitter has an internal data logger for up to 25,000 samples. The maximum saving
                    time depends on the sampling rate selected.

                    !        The data logging mode is only accessible if the transmitter is used as stand-alone
                             device. The transmitter cannot be used with the PC software while in data logging
                             mode.


                    !        At delivery the data logging mode of your transmitter is not activated by default
                             setting.


                    !       While data is being stored submenus cannot be accessed. The only options are to
                            cancel the data logging mode or to switch to the data logging status display. Select
                            Menu / Data logging / EDIT / Status to get the following information: Start time,
                            start date, sampling rate, data in memory, free memory and MAX memory size.
                            While the Status is displayed no data is being stored.


                    !       The device can be turned off while in data logging mode. Data sampling and logging is
                            continued as soon as the device is turned back on and has initialized.

                    !       Pressing Start will overwrite stored measurement data. To save previously stored
                            data connect the device to a PC / notebook and retrieve the data via the software.

                    After calibration and setting measurement parameters, the data logging mode can be
                    activated by selecting Menu / Data logging / EDIT / Start. The warning message “This will
                    erase previously stored data!” is displayed. Press OK to confirm and the maximum possible
                    sampling time is shown. Again confirm with OK. The display shows DONE and then switches
                    back to the main measurement view automatically. The symbol DT in the status bar indicates
                    the activated data logging mode.




                    Fig. 14 LCD display showing activated data logging mode




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                    To cancel the data logging mode select MENU / STOP and confirm with OK. After that
                    connect the transmitter to a PC / notebook and start the software. (Please see chapter 5.4 for
                    more detailed information about using the software for data retrieval.)
                    An example for a measurement file recorded with the data logger is shown in Fig. 15.


                     ***** DESCRIPTION ***********;
                     Test file for evaluation purpose;


                     ***** SOFTWARE INFO *********;
                     OxyView – LCDTRACE-V2.04 10/2009;
                      by PreSens GmbH;
                     22/07/10;
                     22:59:27;
                     ***** Calibration Information *******;
                     DTL Start Date :18/06/10
                     DTL Start Time :21:14:48
                     Phase Cal 0           :66.01
                     Phase Cal 100 :31.84
                     Temp Cal 0            :20
                     Temp Cal 100            :20
                     Pressure            :964
                     Sensor Type            :2
                     cal 2 Air Sat% :100
                     Oxygen Unit           :% air sat.
                     ------------------------------------------
                     Date/Time(m/s);               Oxygen[% air sat.];    Phase;       Amplitude;   Temperature[°C]; Error;


                     18.06.2010    21:14:48;         145.924;                 27.27;     221750;      21.70;         E0;
                     18.06.2010    21:14:49;         144.152;                 27.42;     222375;      21.60;         E0;
                     18.06.2010    21:14:50;         144.284;                 27.41;     222375;      21.60;         E0;
                     18.06.2010    21:14:51;         144.416;                 27.40;     222500;      21.60;         E0;
                     18.06.2010    21:14:52;         144.284;                 27.41;     222500;      21.60;         E0;
                     18.06.2010    21:14:53;         144.020;                 27.43;     222500;      21.60;         E0;
                     18.06.2010    21:14:54;         144.152;                 27.42;     222500;      21.60;         E0;


                    Fig. 15 Example for a measurement file recorded with data logger




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                    4.5 Configuration
                    Select MENU / Configuration. Submenus can be selected using the  and  keys and
                    pressing EDIT switches to editing mode.

                    The following configurations can be adjusted:

                    Status
                    Status displays the current device parameters like illumination level (Sig.intensity), internal
                    referencing (Ref. current, Ref. amplitude), internal measurement averaging (Sig. average)
                    and the temperature compensation mode (Temp. comp.). Press any key to leave this menu.

                    Analog out
                    In the Analog out menu parameters for the analog output can be selected.
                    There are four analog out channels available (two voltage and two current channels, Voltage
                    U1, Voltage U2, Current I1, Current I2).
                    The following parameters can be selected for each channel:

                           Inactive (no analog output)
                           Oxygen
                           Temperature
                           Phase
                           Amplitude

                    The additional submenu 20mA/10V value allows setting a conversion rate for maximum
                    possible analog output. Depending on the selected oxygen unit the maximum oxygen value
                    corresponding to the maximum output of 20 mA or 10 V can be set.
                    For example, 10 V can be set to 100 % air-saturation, then 1 V corresponds to 10% air-
                    saturation; or 10 V can be set to 200 ppm gaseous oxygen, then 1 V corresponds to 20 ppm.

                    Analog in
                    The transmitter has two analog in channels which allow feeding an external analog signal to
                    the device. A temperature value measured by an external device can be transferred to the
                    transmitter as voltage in a range from 0 to 10 V.
                    In the submenus Channel U1/Variable and Channel U2/Variable you can choose between
                    the options Inactive and Temperature. The submenu /Range allows assigning a lowest
                    temperature value to the voltage of 0 V (Low value) and a highest temperature value to the
                    voltage of 10 V (High value). This equals a two point calibration for the external voltage. The
                    assignment of “Low value” and “High value” is only possible, if the variable Temperature is
                    selected.
                    For example: If the input signal of 10 V corresponds to temperature of 60°C, you should set
                    the value in the High value control window to 60; and if the input signal of 0 V corresponds to
                    temperature of 10°C, you should set the value in the Low value control window to 10.
                    With an input voltage of 5 V the imported temperature will be 35 °C in this case, or with an
                    input voltage of 7.5 V it will be 47.5 °C.




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                    !      Before starting external temperature compensation it is useful to check the quality of
                           electric signals. This can be done by entering the submenu Diag&Test / Analog In.
                           The input voltage can be controlled directly on the LCD panel.

                    Clock/Date
                    This menu allows changing the current date and time settings. Change between positions by
                    pressing Next and adjust the setting using the “+” key. Save the changes with SET or cancel
                    the process by pressing Back.

                    Display
                    There are three different settings for background illumination:

                           OFF background illumination is turned off
                           ON   background illumination is permanently turned on
                           AUTO background illumination is activated by pressing any key and turns back off
                                after 10 sec., if no other key is pressed.

                    Change the setting with the  and  keys and press ENTER or cancel the process by
                    pressing BACK.

                    Reset config
                    The menu Reset config allows resetting all parameters to default settings. Solely use this
                    function if you are experienced in it or contact our service team.



                    MENU                   SUBMENU                          DEFAULT SETTING

                    Measurement           Sampling rate                   Fastest
                                           Temperature                     PT 1000
                                           Signal average                  Auto
                                           Oxygen unit                     % air sat.
                                           Sig. intensity                  25 %
                    Calibration           Sensor type                     PSt3
                    Data logging          Off
                    Configuration         Analog out                      All inactivated
                                           Analog in                       All inactivated
                                           Clock / Date                    Reset to 010104         00:00:00
                                           Display                         ON




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                    4.6 Diagnosis & Test
                    The menu Diag&Test is for more experienced users to test particular transmitter functions.

                    System
                    System shows the current hardware version and serial number. Press any key to leave this
                    menu.

                    Output
                    This function allows simulating output values for each of the four output channels. Change to
                    the respective channel first (Voltage 1, Voltage 2, Current 1, Current 2). Then select the
                    value that should be issued at the output channel by using the “+” and “-“ keys. The currently
                    selected and displayed value is issued directly. Check the output with an external
                    measurement device or a data logger. Press any key to leave this menu.

                    Input
                    An input voltage fed from an external device can be tested like the analog output described
                    above. Select the respective channel (Channel 1 or Channel 2). The voltage at the analog
                    output is measured and its value is displayed. Press any key to leave this menu.




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                    4.7 Menu Structure

                    MAIN              SUBMENU 1             SUBMENU 2                SUBMENU 3

                    Measurement      Sampling rate        fastest
                                                            5 sec
                                                            10 sec
                                                            30 sec
                                                            1 min
                                                            other                   1 … 3600 sec
                                      Temperature          PT 1000
                                                            Manual                  -10 …60 °C
                                                            External                Channel U1, Channel
                                                                                     U2
                                      Sensor protect.      20 … 100 °C
                                      Signal average       Auto
                                                            Manual                  1…4
                                      Oxygen unit          % air sat.
                                                            % oxy. sat.
                                                            hPa
                                                            Torr
                                                            ppm (ppb)
                                                            µmol/l
                                      Sig. intensity       5 … 100 %
                    Calibration      Status               
                                      Calibration          Temperature ON          
                                                            Temperature OFF         
                                                            Manual                   
                                      Sensor type          PST3
                                                            PST6
                    Data logging     OFF                  Status                  
                                                            Stop
                    Configuration    Status               
                                      Analog out           Voltage U1             
                                                            20 mA / 10 V value      
                                      Analog in            Channel 1              
                                      Clock / Date         
                                      Display              
                                      Reset confi.         
                    Diag & Test      System               
                                      Outputs              Voltage 1 
                                                            Voltage 2 
                                                            Current 1 
                                                            Current 2 
                                      Inputs               Channel 1 
                                                            Channel 2 



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              5 Operation - PC Controlled
                    5.1 Adjustment of the Regional Settings of the Operating
                        System
                    The software is working with English and German regional settings.
                    To change the regional settings on your PC press Start and go to the Control Panel. Choose
                    Regional and Language Options.




                    Fig. 16 Control Panel – Classic View


                    Select the Regional Options tab (e.g. English (United States)) and click Customize.




                    Fig. 17 Regional and Laguage Options window




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                    A window opens; select the Numbers tab and choose the dot `.´ in the Decimal Symbol drop
                    down menu. In the drop down menu Digit grouping symbol you have to choose space ` ´.
                    Then press Apply and OK.




                    Fig. 18 Customize Regional Options window – Numbers tab


                    Click Customize again and go to the Date tab now. In the drop down menu Short date
                    format you have to select `dd.MM.yy´ and choose the dot `.´ in Date separator. Again press
                    Apply and OK.




                    Fig. 19 Customize Regional Options window – Date tab




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                    Press OK in the Regional and Language Options window, and you have finished adjusting
                    the regional settings.

                    5.2 USB Serial Driver Installation

                    !     The USB-RS232-Binder423 and the respective driver are NOT included in the scope of
                          delivery.

                    The USB-RS232-Binder423 requires

                            At least one available USB port
                            Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7

                    Connect the USB serial cable to the PC / notebook and insert the delivered driver CD.
                    The Found New Hardware Wizard will launch automatically. Select No, not this time from
                    the options and click Next.




                    Fig. 20 Found New Hardware Wizard




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                    Select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced); then click Next.




                    Fig. 21 Found New Hardware Wizard


                    Select Search for the best driver in these locations and go to Search for removable
                    media (floppy, CD-ROM…). Click Next to proceed.




                    Fig. 22 Found New Hardware Wizard


                    Then Windows will copy the required driver files. Windows should then display a message
                    indicating that the installation was successful. Click Finish to complete the installation.




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                    5.3 Configuration of COM Port
                    To check which COM port is assigned to the USB serial cable press Start and go to the
                    Control Panel. Select System.

                    Select the Hardware tab in the System Properties window and click Device Manager.




                    Fig. 23 System Properties window


                    You can find the USB serial Port under Ports (COM & LPT) (in the figure below this would be
                    COM port 6 for example).




                    Fig. 24 Device Manager – USB Serial Port selected




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                    !      Fibox 3 LCD trace only accepts COM port numbers that are < 10. In case the COM port
                           number is 10 or higher please change it to a port number < 10.

                    To change the COM port number you open the Device Manager activate Port (COM & LPT)
                    and double-click the USB-Serial Port. A window opens; select the Port Settings tab and click
                    on Advanced.




                    Fig. 25 USP Serial Port Properties – Port Settings tab


                    Change the COM Port Number to a free port number < 10 and click OK.




                    Fig. 26 Advanced Settings for COM Port window



                    Then you have to confirm the new port number by clicking OK; then you can close the device
                    manager.




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                    5.4 Starting the Device
                    1. Connect the Fibox 3 LCD trace via the supplied serial cable to a serial COM port of your
                       PC / notebook.
                    2. Connect the power supply.
                    3. Please close all other applications as they might interfere with the software. Start the
                       LCDTRACEv204 software.




                    Fig. 27 Initial window – software is scanning to detect the connected Fibox 3 LCD trace




                    The software is scanning all COM ports available to detect the connected Fibox 3 LCD trace.
                    The message “Search for device” is displayed.




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                    If the software is unable to detect the correct COM port, the dialog Select COM Port opens
                    (Fig. 28). Select the correct COM port and click the OK button.




                    Fig. 28 Dialog to select COM port




                    !        If no device is detected, please check all connections and proper installation of serial
                             COM ports.




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                    The window shown below is displayed after the connected transmitter got detected. The
                    transmitter can now be operated via the software.




                    Fig. 29 Initial display of the LCDTRACEv204 software



                    Now connect the oxygen sensor and temperature sensor to the respective connectors on the
                    transmitter front panel.




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                    5.5 Calibration
                    Click the Calibration tab in the upper middle screen.




                    Fig. 30 Calibration tab



                    There are three different calibration modes:

                             With the setting with temperature sensor the current raw phase values of the oxygen
                             sensor are measured and stored. Temperature during calibration is measured and
                             saved with the current temperature measurement settings (PT 1000, External). The
                             temperature sensor has to be in close vicinity to the oxygen sensor or make sure that
                             the temperature at both oxygen and temperature sensor is the same.
                             With the setting without temperature sensor the current raw phase values of the
                             oxygen sensor are measured and stored. The temperature value during calibration is
                             set manually in the software and stored. This option can be used, if the temperature
                             at the location of the oxygen sensor is known.
                             With the setting manually the raw phase values of the oxygen sensor as well as the
                             temperature values are set manually in the software. This option can be used, if
                             previously measured calibration values for the currently used oxygen sensor are
                             available. You can find calibration data on the Final Inspection Protocol delivered with
                             your oxygen sensor.


                    5.5.1 Sensor Type Selection
                    The correct sensor type has to be selected before starting the calibration process. In the
                    submenu Settings / Sensor the list of different sensor types is shown and the respective
                    sensor type can be selected:

                             PSt3
                             PSt6




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                    Fig. 31 Submenu for sensor type selection



                    Please read the instruction manual of the respective oxygen sensor for more detailed
                    information about its features.



                    5.5.2 Calibration of PSt3 “with temperature sensor”
                    Clicking on with temperature sensor opens the respective Calibration Menu dialog:




                    Fig. 32 Dialog for calibration with temperature sensor



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                    1. Insert the current atmospheric pressure value.
                    2. Set the first calibration point (0 % air sat.).
                       Place the oxygen sensor and temperature sensor in the medium for the first calibration
                       point. At the bottom of the dialog the currently measured amplitude and phase value of
                       the oxygen sensor and the temperature are displayed. Watch the displayed phase value;
                       wait for about 3 minutes until the phase angle is constant (the variation of the phase angle
                       should be smaller than ± 0.1° and variation of temperature ± 0.1°C) and click the Store
                       current value button to the right of the 1st point value. The transmitter stores amplitude,
                       phase and temperature values.




                    Fig. 33 Dialog for calibration with temperature sensor –
                            storing the first calibration value



                         A warning message is displayed saying this will overwrite the existing calibration values;
                         the 1st point values will be updated.




                    Fig. 34 Calibration Message window


                    3. Set the second calibration point (100 % air sat.).
                       Place the oxygen sensor and temperature sensor in the medium for the second calibration
                       point. At the bottom of the dialog the currently measured amplitude and phase value of
                       the oxygen sensor and the temperature are displayed. Watch the displayed phase value;
                       wait for about 3 minutes until the phase angle is constant (the variation of the phase angle
                       should be smaller than ± 0.1° and variation of temperature ± 0.1°C) and click the Store
                       current value button to the right of the 2nd point value. The transmitter stores amplitude,
                       phase and temperature values.




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                    Fig. 35 Dialog for calibration with temperature sensor –
                            storing second calibration value


                             A warning message is displayed saying this will overwrite the existing calibration
                             values; the 2nd point values will be updated.

                    End the calibration process by clicking the button Finish. The calibration data is stored to the
                    transmitter and the display in the INFO tab will be updated.

                    Stop the calibration by clicking the CANCEL button; cancelling the calibration is no longer
                    possible, if one of the Store current value buttons has already been pressed.




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                    5.5.3 Calibration of PSt3 “without temperature sensor”
                    Clicking on without temperature sensor opens the respective Calibration Menu dialog:




                    Fig. 36 Dialog for calibration without temperature sensor


                    1. Insert the current atmospheric pressure value.
                    2. Set the first calibration point (0 % air sat.).
                       Place the oxygen sensor in the medium for the first calibration point. At the bottom of the
                       dialog the currently measured amplitude and phase value of the oxygen sensor are
                       displayed. Set the current temperature at the oxygen sensor by using the up and down
                       arrows or typing in the temperature value. Watch the displayed phase value; wait for
                       about 3 minutes until the phase angle is constant (the variation of the phase angle should
                       be smaller than ± 0.1°) and click the Store current value button to the right of the 1st
                       point value. The transmitter stores amplitude, phase and temperature values.




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                    Fig. 37 Dialog for calibration without temperature sensor -
                            storing the first calibration value


                              A warning message is displayed saying this will overwrite the existing calibration
                              values; the 1st point values will be updated.




                    Fig. 38 Calibration Message window



                    3. Set the second calibration point (100 % air sat.).
                       Place the oxygen sensor in the medium for the second calibration point. At the bottom of
                       the dialog the currently measured amplitude and phase value of the oxygen sensor are
                       displayed. Set the current temperature at the oxygen sensor by using the up and down
                       arrows or typing in the temperature value. Watch the displayed phase value; wait for
                       about 3 minutes until the phase angle is constant (the variation of the phase angle should
                       be smaller than ± 0.1°) and click the Store current value button to the right of the 2nd
                       point value. The transmitter stores amplitude, phase and temperature values.




                    Fig. 39 Dialog for calibration without temperature sensor –
                            storing the second calibration value


                              A warning message is displayed saying this will overwrite the existing calibration
                              values; the 2nd point values will be updated.


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                    End the calibration process by clicking the button Finish. The calibration data is stored to the
                    transmitter and the display in the INFO tab will be updated.

                    Stop the calibration by clicking the CANCEL button; cancelling the calibration is no longer
                    possible, if one of the Store current value buttons has already been pressed.

                    5.5.4 Manual Calibration* of PSt3
                    Clicking on manually opens the Calibration Menu dialog for user defined calibration:




                    Fig. 40 Dialog for user defined calibration



                    You can find calibration data on the Final Inspection Protocol (FIP) delivered with your oxygen
                    sensor (see Fig. 41). Use the values in the grey highlighted boxes to fill in the Calibration
                    Menu. If previously measured calibration values for the used oxygen sensor are available you
                    can also use these values for the manual calibration.



                    1. Insert the atmospheric pressure at which the calibration data you are using were
                       measured. (In case you are using the FIP data use the pressure value in the grey
                       highlighted box.)
                    2. Select phase and temperature value for the first calibration point.
                    3. Select phase and temperature value for the second calibration point.




                    *Technical data relate to sensor specific calibration.



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                     Data
                     Atmospheric
                     pressure:                              972 hPa

                                                   Phase              Valid                         Valid
                                                                                   Temperature                   Amplitude
                                                   signal             range                         range
                                                      [°]               [°]            [C°]          [C°]            [µV]
                     cal 0
                                                    60.41             58 - 62           20        18.0 - 22.0      94788
                     0% air sat
                     cal 2nd
                                                    26.77             25 - 29           20        18.0 - 22.0     38687.5
                     100 % air sat

                     Response time
                     [t90]:                                 < 60 s                 Valid range:          < 60 s


                                                                   Please type in these values into the software for "manual
                                                                 calibration"

                    Fig. 41 Example for a Final Inspection Protocol



                    End the calibration process by clicking the button Finish. A warning message is displayed
                    saying this will overwrite the existing calibration values. The calibration data is stored to the
                    transmitter and the display in the INFO tab will be updated. Abort the calibration by clicking
                    the CANCEL button.



                    5.5.5 Calibration of PSt6
                    The PSt6 sensor calibration is done the same way as described in paragraphs 5.5.2 - 5.5.4
                    with the only exception that the oxygen value at the second calibration point is requested in %
                    air sat. in all three calibration modes (with temperature / without temperature / manually).




                    Fig. 42 PSt6 calibration – select the oxygen value in “% air
                            sat.” for the second calibration point




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