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Calibration Kit 1385

Calibration Kit for the BLAQ Box 1300 Series

4. Please note that nomenclature referencing the “Ventostat” or “Ventostat 2001V” is referencing the CO2 sensor in the BLAQ Box. User Interface Program (UIP). By using the up/down arrow keys. The UIP is a software program for communicating with the CO2 sensor. You may run the program directly from the floppy disk or you may create an application directory “UIP” on your hard drive and copy the program files into this directory. . The program allows a computer file to be created after every setting or calibration change to document and print any changes to the sensor. customize output parameters and perform calibration adjustments. select the desired drive to install the program. UIP Software Installation Before assembling any of the hardware. This information includes sensor serial number. verify active sensor settings. Use the up/down arrow keys to position the cursor on the appropriate port and press Enter. The computer does not have to be restarted for operation.Introduction The following parts are included in the Calibration Kits: 1 Hose Fitting UIP Operation To start the UIP. 3. The UIP is for IBM computers (or equivalent) using DOS 3. 4. 1 Bottle CO2 1 Bottle Nitrogen 1 Bottle CO (Kit 1385 only) 6. 5. A highlighted field indicates which variable or command is currently selected. NOTE: The program is now ready for operation. NOTE: General Information: Controller Settings: (Not Used for BLAQ Box) Parameters in this section should not be altered when operating the BLAQ Box. Gas Regulator and Tubing Gas Bottles 3.EXE. double click on the file: 2001uip. While all of the information is active and correct. the highlighted field is always found in the lower right hand corner indicating the Quick field calibration command. date of manufacture. one can move around the screen to access different fields. 2. reading and %FS (percent of full scale) of the present analog output. the UIP software must first be loaded. Before the program begins a pop-up window will appear allowing the user to select the computer serial port number being used. 2. The UIP supports multiple Engelhard products. Copy the files from the A: directory into the new folder.3 or higher. TEMA on/off status. A Macintosh computer with DOS simulator package may not be used to run the UIP software. Once the program is running the main menu will appear with three separate fields. last calibration date. Present date and time information is collected by your computer. From the file menu select “New” and then “Folder”. The first section of the main menu displays information regarding sensor identification and history. Controller Settings and Calibration. Name the folder UIP. In Windows 95 or Windows NT follow the steps below: 1. General Information. A selected parameter can be modified either by entering a number or by increment to the nearest higher/lower value using the right/left arrow keys. only the “Calibration” section should be used. In Explorer. The UIP allows the user to read CO2 levels. When the program starts.

During all calibration procedures. a gas connection is not required. Regulator is connected to the gas bottle and the Port on the BLAQ box. UIP Software is running and sensor information is displayed. where each sensor can quickly be reset to the known CO2 concentration. Zero point and Span. while the Quick field calibration procedure takes 3 minutes or less. (unless performing “Quick Field Calibration”) The BLAQ Box is now ready to for any of the three calibration procedures. Connect RS-232 cable (supplied with the BLAQ Box) to the CO2 Calb/Com port and the serial connection on the computer. 4. Connections for Calibration 1. REMOVE CONNECT For applications requiring high accuracy the user should always perform a full calibration which includes both Zero point calibration and Span calibration procedures.A faster and more convenient method is the Quick field calibration procedure. When performing “Quick Field Calibration”. Connect the 5 foot tygon tubing to the hose fitting on the BLAQ Box. A full calibration procedure consists of two steps. Screw (hand tight) the barbed hose fitting (supplied with the BLAQ Box and the Calibration Kit) into the Calibration Port. Quick field calibration . NOTE: 3. the UIP software provides online guidance and automatically makes all of the necessary sensor adjustments. At this point the double check connections: 1. Power up and wait for the BLAQ Box to go through the five minute warm up. NOTE: 6. 2. Each full calibration (two step) procedure can be completed in less than 5 minutes. Before beginning the span procedure any new value should be entered here. Span calibration . The Concentration of present span calibration gas field displays the concentration of span gas last used to calibrate the instrument. performed in that order. RS-232 is connected to BLAQ Box and computer 3. Verify the gas regulator is completely shut (turn clockwise) and screw the appropriate bottle onto the regulator.During Zero point calibration the UIP adjusts the zero point parameter so that the sensor's lamp power fits an internal calibration curve at the zero point value. The span parameter is a software scaling factor affecting the slope of the sensor's internal calibration curve.During Span calibration the UIP adjusts the sensor's span parameter. On the BLAQ Box control panel. 7. remove the protective cap located on the “CO2 Calb/ Com” connection and the black protective screw on the Calibration Port connection.Calibration Options This section provides access to three calibration routines: Zero point calibration . 4. . BLAQ Box has power 2.

the user may either flow a known concentration of CO2 gas through the sensor. Exit program by pressing Esc and choose <Yes> to store new sensor parameters. 4. Follow steps shown in “Connections for Calibration”. Enter the CO2 concentration as displayed on the gas bottle. 5. Procedure Using Gas Adjusting the lamp power is the equivalent of fine tuning a traditional trim pot found on most NDIR type sensors. Read the corresponding CO2 level displayed by the BLAQ Box. Select the Zero point calibration command from the main menu and press Enter. 6. 8. Using a reliable and well-calibrated portable CO2 instrument as a reference. NOTE: To abort the Zero point calibration procedure and to return to previous calibration settings press Esc. When the Zero mismatch field has fully stabilized (minimum 3 minutes) press Enter. Follow steps shown in “Connections for Calibration” and connect the Nitrogen bottle. NOTE: If using gas. As the zero gas fills the sample chamber the Zero mismatch field will begin to fluctuate. Turn on zero (or nitrogen) calibration gas. Enter the new value as displayed by the portable CO2 instrument. Zero Point Calibration 1. For full calibration proceed to the Span calibration section. 2. In the final screen the Zero mismatch should be centered as close to zero as possible. 7.Quick Field Calibration Quick field calibration is a fast and simple calibration procedure which allows the user to adjust the reading to a known concentration of CO2. allowing the sensor to become fully saturated. measure the ambient CO2 level at the location of the BLAQ Box. 5. To end the Zero point calibration session press Esc and answer <Yes> to store the new calibration settings. . simply connect calibration components and flow a known concentration of CO2 gas into the sample chamber. 2. 9. Procedure Using a Reference 1. Exit program by pressing Esc and choose <Yes> to store new sensor parameters. 4. To determine this value. 3. or may use a reliable and well-calibrated portable CO2 instrument to measure the level in the area where the sensor is located. 6. then the lamp power field should be manually adjusted using the left/right arrow keys. Once the value is centered on zero (or as close to zero as possible) press Enter to accept new calibration settings. Flow the gas for at least 3 minutes. Select the Quick field calibration option from the main menu and press Enter. If the Zero mismatch is greater than zero by +/-5.

New sensor variables will not automatically be saved to the 2001V sensor EEPROM unless the user selects <Yes> when prompted. 7. Commence the span gas flow and wait a few minutes to allow the CO2 reading to stabilize. e. Key Commands Key commands are single character commands which perform various functions in addition to the main menu options. h=help Displays a complete list of key commands available during the UIP. Procedure r=restore settings Restores sensor parameters to the values that existed when the program was started. u=type of output Toggles the output type between voltage and milliamp units. will exit the UIP software. d=default settings Loads into the sensor working memory a set of sensor "start-up" variables assigned by the factory. With all other calibration component connections intact. power failure.SET. l=load Loads into the sensor working memory a set of sensor variables from a previously saved disk file. 3. To load these settings onto the sensor. The following span procedure assumes that all sensor/ computer connections are still intact from the prior Zero point calibration procedure. In addition to saving new calibration settings to the EEPROM when exiting the program. select the s save command from the main menu. Esc=escape Pressing Esc will exit the user out of a sub routine or when at the main menu. If an error occurs before the user is able to store new settings. 4. press Esc and either answer <Yes> to store the new calibration settings or press Esc again to abort the Span calibration procedure return to the previous calibration settings. To do so. . Frequently used commands are displayed at the bottom of the main menu screen. 5. t=TEMA Toggles the TEMA feature On/Off 1. select the l load key command from the main menu.g. v=version Displays the UIP version. A complete list of key commands may be viewed by pressing h. To end the calibration session. s=save Saves a backup file of sensor settings on disk.Span calibration For full calibration (two point) the user should always perform the Zero calibration procedure first and then proceed to Span calibration. switch the gas bottle to one containing a span concentration of CO2 gas. Select the Span calibration option from the main menu and press Enter. the user will find the most recently entered settings under the filename LAST. you may wish to save your settings on a separate disk as back up.. Once the output reading is stable press Enter. Enter the concentration of span gas to be used in the Calibration section of the main menu. 2.

select the <Yes> option. disconnect the RS-232 computer cable and disconnect power from the sensor. If all of the information displayed on main menu screen looks accurate. select <Yes>. If this occurs. disconnect power from the sensor and repeat this procedure. If you receive a communication error. Checksum Error A checksum error is a sensor memory failure.Error Messages Communication Error The 2001V sensor should be warmed up before UIP communication can take place. exit the program by pressing ESC. When asked to Store in EEPROM. If all of the information displayed on this screen looks accurate. select the <Default> option in order to load the sensor microprocessor with valid start-up data. When asked to Store in EEPROM. If any of the data displayed on the main menu is incorrect. If a backup file of the sensor's settings does not exist. If the user selects the final <Continue> override option. the error still exists. the user should exit the software. confirm that the correct serial port number was selected. disconnect power from the sensor and repeat this procedure. If after restarting the sensor and program. Using the up/down arrow keys. exit the software (do not save changes). 1320 CO2 Measuring System with Sampling Probe: When the error message is displayed choose the <Default> option. the user may restore data by loading a previously saved backup file. exit the software (do not save changes). the operator should carefully check all set values and sensor readings for accuracy. As a first option. If any of these values are incorrect. . It is possible that any temporary memory error will be corrected upon repowering up the unit. 2001V Ventostat®: When the error message is displayed. Your sensor is now upgraded. Select <No> when asked to reset calibration parameters. Your sensor will automatically be upgraded. If any of the data displayed on the main menu is incorrect. exit the program by pressing ESC. If the port number is correct. the user should exit the software and reenter through the <Default> option. select Model 1320. check the sensor power and RS-232 communication cable connections. select the <Continue> option and proceed to the main menu of the UIP. an error box with four options is displayed (in the preferred order).

in any event. 3. 2. 6. Attach the gas regulator to the zero calibration gas bottle (N2). NOTE: 2. Connect the gas regulator to the span calibration gas bottle (300 ppm CO). properly packed and insured. 4. Telaire is not and will not be liable for any consequential loss or damages that may occur by reason of purchase and use of this product. The trim pot marked zero is for adjusting the zero calibration. Turn the gas regulator valve to a pressure level reading of 8 psi on the value control gauge. Adjust the readings on the Blaq Box until the reading is 300 ppm CO. Connect the attached tubing to the input line on the electrochemical CO sensor. Open the trap door on the Blaq Box. Look at the back of the sensor. Once you are at this level adjust it just slightly until it reads 0 ppm all the time. Items received without a return authorization number will be refused. follow the same procedures except do not adjust the trim pots. MAKE SURE THAT EITHER YOU ARE IN A WELL VENTILATED SPACE OR THAT AN APPROPRIATE EXHAUST LINE IS CONNECTED. 6489 Calle Real. Limited Warranty This Telaire product has been examined and tested for proper operation. Calibration is complete. Telaire warrants this product against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 18 months from the date of purchase by the original owner. 8. The trim pot marked span is for the span calibration. The responsibility of Telaire. Zero Calibration: 1. NOTE: Your Calibration is complete. If the product should become defective within this warranty period we will repair or exchange it. This gives the sensor time to completely stabilize. 5. Carefully remove the regulator from the bottle. (see diagram above). If verification is desired instead of calibration. Connect the input line to the pressure gauge on the zero calibration gas bottle. BOTTLES SHOULD NOT BE STORED WITH THE VALUE STEM IN PLACE. Insert the calibration plug into the large opening of the electrochemical CO Sensor. Calibration of the Blaq Box CO Sensor should be performed in a clean open environment (i. 7. Shut off the gas regulator and disconnect the tubing from the sensor.CO Calibration Procedure Span Calibration 1. Goleta. Adjust it until the readings on the Blaq Box seem to jump back and forth between 0 ppm and 1 ppm. This gives the sensor time to completely stabilize. Shipment must be prepaid. 3.e. Look at the back of the sensor. 62371B . A return authorization number must be obtained from the factory prior to returning equipment. Allow the gas to flow for approximately 5 minutes. in a very well ventilated room. Product to be serviced under this warranty should be sent to Telaire. or with the proper exhaust equipment). 8. 7. NOTE: Calibration Procedure Always begin with zero calibration and finish with span calibration. Allow the gas to flow for approximately 5 minutes. This allows you to check the performance of your sensor. There are two trim pots for adjusting the zero and span levels. Shut off the regulator and disconnect the tubing from the sensor. CA 93117. is strictly limited to the replacement/repair of the product. outside. 4. 6. 5. Open the pressure control value to a pressure level reading of 8 psi on the value control gauge. Please operate this product only in accordance with the instructions. There are two trim pots for adjusting the zero and span levels. Attach the input and output hoses to the two fittings on the calibration plug.