Technical Service Advisory

Product: Series 1400/1400a Ambient Particulate Monitor Date: May 14, 1998 TSA No.: 1400-98-01 ECN No.: n/a Page 1/2 Units Referenced by This Advisory: All production Series 1400, 1400a (AA Serial Numbers) and 1400a (AB Serial Numbers) Ambient Particulate Monitors containing two flow controllers. Reason for Advisory: This advisory has been issued to inform users concerning the steps to be taken if the Series 1400 or 1400a monitor is installed in a very hot and humid location, or if condensation occurs in the auxiliary flow tubing. Description of Problem: The auxiliary flow tubing, normally green in color, connects the flow splitter to the auxiliary flow controller located inside the control unit. There have been instances in high humidity areas where condensation has developed in this tubing. If condensation is allowed to collect, the auxiliary flow, large in-line filter can fill with water, thus preventing it from properly removing particles from the air stream and potentially allowing harmful particles to enter the auxiliary flow controller. This may cause premature failure of the flow controller. If the condensation is very severe, water can also collect in the auxiliary flow controller itself, thus preventing it’s proper operation and effecting the operation of the entire instrument. Description of Solution:

Product: Series 1400/1400a Particulate Monitor

TSA No.:1400-98-01

Rupprecht & Patashnick Co., Inc. If the instrument has been installed in an area of high humidity the auxiliary flow, large in-line filter should be examined periodically for water droplets. If condensation is found, the following steps should be taken: • Cut the auxiliary flow tubing so that it is the proper length to extend from the flow splitter to the control unit without a lot of excess. • Place some pipe insulation around the auxiliary flow tubing inside the shelter. • Cut the main flow tubing (usually black in color) so that it is the proper length to extend from the sensor unit to the control unit without a lot of excess. • Install a new auxiliary flow large in-line filter. • The instrument should be allowed to run in this configuration and then checked again for condensation. • If condensation is still a problem, a heater should be installed on the auxiliary flow line. Normal Installations: 120V Units: R&P Part Number 59-005014-0120 240V Units: R&P Part Number 59-005014-0240 Installations Inside an R&P Outdoor Enclosure: 120V Units: R&P Part Number 59-005022-0120 240V Units: R&P Part Number 59-005022-0240 Priority: The procedures included with this Technical Service Advisory should only be followed if the instrument has been installed in a high humidity area and/or condensation has been discovered inside the auxiliary flow large in-line filter. Any questions should be addressed to the R&P Service Department at (518) 452-0065 or RPCOSUPP@AOL.COM.

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TSA No.:1400-98-01

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