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10022080 Ver. 1.0GB/2019-08-14
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  • Page 1 Operating manual 10022080 Ver. 1.0GB/2019-08-14 OE700 series...
  • Page 2 The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice for improvement. This manual is copyrighted by Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science with all rights reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced, transmitted or disclosed to a third party in any form or by any means without the express written permission of Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science.
  • Page 3 Preface To ensure smooth operation, we have drawn up this practical operating manual. We explicitly point out that Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science does not assume responsibility for damage or losses resulting from the disregard of this operating manual or the misuse of the products described herein.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Flowcharts for analysis and recalibration ..................32 7.2.1 Start and sequence of a check measurement in spark mode........32 7.2.2 "Matrix" recalibration ...................... 33 7.2.3 "Program" recalibration ....................34 7.2.4 Performing an analysis ....................35 Shutdown ............................... 37 ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 6 9.11 Measuring adapters ........................50 10 Faults ..............................53 10.1 General faults ..........................53 10.2 Faults of the OE700 series......................54 10.3 Information regarding nitrogen analysis ..................55 11 Reshipment and disposal ........................57 11.1 Declaration of Decontamination ....................57 11.2 Disposal ............................
  • Page 7 Adjustment air and boron nitride collimator (example)............50 Fig. 9-11 "side-on" wire adapter on spark stand plate (example)............51 Fig. 9-12 "face-on" wire adapter on spark stand plate (example) ............. 51 10 Faults Fig. 10-1 Ferrites ..........................53 ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 8 Table of figures ► VI Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 10 Table of figures ► VIII Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 11: Notes Regarding The Use Of This Operating Manual

    WARNING ... indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION ... indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury. ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 12: Hazard Symbols

    ... indicates important information (e.g. material damage), but does not indicate hazardous situations. Tips and information are marked with the hand symbol with pointed index finger and the Information word "Information" in bold print. ► 2 Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 13: Intended Use And Misuse

    Improper interference with the instrument or the software by the customer will void any warranty. The manufacturer is not liable for damage resulting from misuse. ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 15: General Safety Instructions

    • Have defective parts of the instrument immediately replaced. • Spare parts must comply with the technical requirements specified by Hitachi High- Tech Analytical Science. This is always the case if you use original spare parts. • For inspection or repair work, attach a warning sign against restart to the external de-energizing device.
  • Page 16 The operator must know what substances he is working with. • The operating company must provide for suitable protective measures (e.g. exhaustion). (Metal dusts are primarily released. Those are usually washed in the washing bottle and do not escape.) ► 6 Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 17: Safety Instructions For Work On The Electrical System

    Only use original fuses with specified amperage and tripping characteristic! When a fuse must be replaced, first identify the corresponding cause and remedy the error before you replace the fuse. • If work on live parts is required, only use insulated tools. ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 18: Personnel Qualification

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  • Page 19 Disposal a. Instructed persons are persons trained in handling the instrument by Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science. For instruments delivered with a PC user interface, PC knowledge is required. b. A skilled worker is who, due to his professional training, his knowledge and experience as well as due to his knowledge of relevant regulations, is able to judge the work assigned to him as well as to identify possible hazards.
  • Page 21: Description Of The Instrument

    4 Description of the instrument Description of the instrument Function The OE700 series is a laboratory spectrometer for qualitative and quantitative analysis of metal grades. The metal sample to be analysed is positioned at the spark stand and clamped with a hold-down device.
  • Page 22: Components And Operating Controls

    The contents are displayed on the screen and further processed (quality detection, monitoring of limit values for process control, etc.). The OE700 series uses a special processor which allows the simultaneous evaluation of up to 16 individual sensors. That permits very precise analysis by means of DIA (Dynamic Integration Algorithm).
  • Page 23: Spectrometer Components

    4 Description of the instrument 4.2.1 Spectrometer components The OE700 series consists of the following components (see fig. 4-1): • housing (1) • hold-down device (2) • spark stand (3) with removable spark stand plate • operating elements on the front (4) •...
  • Page 24: Operating Controls, Displays And Ports Of The Spectrometer

    4 Description of the instrument 4.2.2 Operating controls, displays and ports of the spectrometer There are the following operating controls, display elements and ports on OE700 series (see fig. 4-2): • hold-down device (1) for sample • green start button (2) •...
  • Page 25: Technical Data

    Operating system: The current Microsoft Windows™ version at the ® external PC time of printing or the Microsoft Windows™ version officially designated by Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science at the time of ordering/delivery or its successor version. ® ® Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon™...
  • Page 27: Scope Of Delivery, Transport, Set-Up And Installation

    • computer Unpack the instrument and check the delivered contents for completeness. Should any parts be missing or damaged, please immediately contact our local Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science partner. Transport Observe the following for transport: •...
  • Page 28: Set-Up

    • specific coordination with respect to other systems; • additional filtering for the power supply; • low-inductive earthing of the sample to be analysed; • and in special cases shielding of the entire instrument. ► 18 Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 29: Installation

    5 Scope of delivery, transport, set-up and installation Installation Initially, the spectrometer is installed by a person authorised by Hitachi High-Tech Information Analytical Science. A software licence key is required for the operation of the instrument. It must be Information requested and entered 180 days after delivery or 90 days after initial start-up of the instrument at the latest, whichever comes first.
  • Page 30: Establishing Optical Transparency

    Open the Windows™ Computer Management. Select the menu item "Services" (1), then choose "Windows Update" (2) and right- click your mouse to open the "Properties" (3). Fig. 5-3 "Computer Management" window ► 20 Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 31: Establishing Optical Transparency

    Open the SpArcfire spectrometer software by double-clicking the SpArcfire symbol on the desktop. The start screen is displayed (see software manual). Open the "System Functions" (1) window. The following screen will be displayed: Fig. 5-5 "System Functions" window ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 32: Fig. 5-6 "Test Controls" Window

    Fig. 5-6 "Test Controls" window Confirm the message with "OK" (1, fig. 5-7). • The pump cycle for establishing optical transparency has now been completed. Fig. 5-7 "Vacuum pump cycle finished" window ► 22 Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 33: Testing Uv Transparency

    (UV purge factor min. 80 %), the spectrometer is ready for operation. Fig. 5-10 Argon purge completed successfully If the message appears in (UV purge factor < 80 %), please contact the service of Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science. ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 34: Gas Purification System

    O-ring 22.2 x 3 base plate copper tube inlet side (argon supply) screw fitting inlet side O-ring 28.24 x 2.62 connector copper tube outlet side (instrument) screw fitting outlet side Fig. 5-11 Gas purification system ► 24 Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 35 13. Tighten the union nut (5) of cartridge B via the thread of the base plate (7). 14. Tighten the union nut (5) of cartridge A via the thread of the connector (11). The gas purification system is now ready for operation. ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 37: Start-Up

    Start-up The initial start-up of the instrument is carried out by customer service employees of Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science or an authorised representative and includes a complete functional test of the instrument as well as operator training. If you put the instrument back into operation after a shutdown, please proceed as...
  • Page 38: Fig. 6-2 Instrument Front

    Select "Show Recalibration" from the menu bar. All values in the "Factor" column should range between 0.5 and 2.0, ideally near 1. If factors and/or offset values are outside these ranges, please contact our local Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science service partner.
  • Page 39: Quick Start

    • Do not use silicon carbide paper (SiC), since the silicon and carbon content adulterates the analysis of those elements. Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science recommends the use of aluminium oxide paper (corundum) or zirconium oxide paper. Use paper of grain size 60.
  • Page 40: Fig. 7-1 Positioning The Sample (Example)

    At the same time, the sound generated during sparking (measurement) exits through the gap more easily. A sparking noise as low as possible is therefore a good criterion for an optimally placed sample. ► 30 Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 41 The flowcharts in the following chapter illustrate the sequence of analysis and recalibration. Further information on how to use the software can be found in the software manual. ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 42: Flowcharts For Analysis And Recalibration

    Measure Control Sample (see software manual) not OK Recalibration: Select recalibration Check result method "Recalibrate Program" or "Recalibrate Matrix" chapter 7.2.2, page 33 Continue with "Analysing" chapter 7.2.3, page 34 chapter 7.2.4, page 35 ► 32 Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 43: Matrix" Recalibration

    "Delete". Check RSD Check samples Continue until all recalibration samples for that matrix have been sparked. Continue with "Next". all sparked, "Recalibration successful" message Continue with "Analysing" chapter 7.2.4, page 35 ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 44: Program" Recalibration

    Spark desired sample deviate excessively: 3 to 4 times minimum remove by double- (avoid sparking the same burn clicking the column spot) and clicking "Delete". Check results Confirm result Continue with "Analysing" chapter 7.2.4, page 35 ► 34 Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 45: Performing An Analysis

    3 to 4 times minimum remove by double- (avoid sparking the same burn clicking the column spot) and clicking "Delete". Verify analysis If 3 values are Continue with consistent next sample Select "Store", "Print"? Complete analysis ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 47: Shutdown

    Terminate the SpArcfire software (Alt+Q), shut down the operating system and switch off the PC. Switch off the instrument at the on/off switch on the rear. Shut off argon supply at the pressure regulating valve of the bottle. ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 49: Maintenance

    There is a crush hazard when opening or closing the holding clamps on the flap of the spark stand! • If necessary, use a tool to open the holding clamps. • Close the holding clamps from above. ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 50: Maintenance Table

    OH ..........after x operating hours m ..........after x months y..........after x years Tab. 9-1 Maintenance intervals OE700 series Maintenance interval Assembly Maintenance activity Further information entire instrument replacement of all loaded parts and...
  • Page 51: Maintenance Of The Spark Stand

    There is a crush hazard when closing the holding clamps on the spark stand plate! • Close the holding clamps from above. Replace the spark stand plate on the spark stand and close the holding clamps. ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 52: Replacing The Spark Stand Plate

    There is a crush hazard when closing the holding clamps on the spark stand plate! • Close the holding clamps from above. Place the spark stand plate of the new matrix on the spark stand and close the holding clamps. ► 42 Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 53: Maintenance Of The Electrode

    Switch off the excitation source at the rotary knob on the front of the instrument. Brush the tungsten electrode through the spark stand opening (1, fig. 9-3) using the electrode brush from the accessory case. Switch the excitation source back on. Fig. 9-3 Spark stand ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 54: Replacing And Adjusting The Electrode

    The electrode (4) is pushed out of the spark stand toward the top by a spring. Fig. 9-4 Replacing the electrode Completely remove the electrode and replace it with a new one. Insert the new electrode from above. ► 44 Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 55: Fig. 9-5 Installing The Electrode

    If the spacer is not screwed in, this may cause a spark-over between the electrode and the spark stand during sparking. • Never spark without the spacer screwed into the spark stand! Screw the spacer back into the side of the spark stand finger-tightly. ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 56: Replacing The Ceramic Insert In The Spark Stand

    Make sure that the seal is mounted. Assemble the spark stand plate of the new matrix on the spark stand (chapter 9.3.2, page 42). Assemble the electrode of the new matrix (chapter 9.4.2, page 44). ► 46 Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 57: Replacing Filters

    The fill level in the washing bottle must not exceed 60 mm high and should be at least 40 mm high. • Screw the lid back onto the washing bottle. Make sure that the lid is well positioned. ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 58: Cleaning The Instrument

    • A more effective possibility is the use of purchasable fittings, with a purging device on the delivery side. That is the safest method. ► 48 Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 59: Renewing The Argon Connection

    Insert the copper tube into the instrument connection up to the stop. Slide the screwing onto the thread of the instrument connection. Do not overwind the thread. Fasten the screwing using an SW14 open-end wrench. ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 60: Measuring Adapters

    Place the adjustment aid (1, fig. 9-10) for the wire adapter onto the spark stand plate and fix the adjustment aid using the knurled screw (2). Insert the boron nitride collimator (3) into the spark stand opening. Fig. 9-10 Adjustment air and boron nitride collimator (example) ► 50 Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 61: Fig. 9-11 "Side-On" Wire Adapter On Spark Stand Plate (Example)

    The following illustrations show the two adapters and their positions on the spark stand plate. Fig. 9-11 "side-on" wire adapter on spark stand plate (example) Fig. 9-12 "face-on" wire adapter on spark stand plate (example) ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 63: Faults

    The ferrites are supplied in the accessory case. If you have obtained the external Information keyboard and mouse from Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science, the ferrites are already mounted. You can recognise any instrument faults e.g. from error messages displayed on the Instrument faults screen.
  • Page 64: Faults Of The Oe700 Series

    10 Faults 10.2 Faults of the OE700 series Table 10-1 Possible faults and remedies (OE700 series) Fault Information Remedy/explanation No communication between PC and Error message: Follow the instructions in the error message. instrument No spectrometer connected! Possible reasons: ...
  • Page 65: Information Regarding Nitrogen Analysis

    The difference in price results from the guarantee and the special bottling procedure. Spectrometers of Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science allow to easily check the used argon by means of a pure aluminium sample. As far as the Al matrix is part of the spectrometer analysis programs, recalibration sample RA10 is used.
  • Page 67: Reshipment And Disposal

    11 Reshipment and disposal 11 Reshipment and disposal 11.1 Declaration of Decontamination Due to legal regulations and to ensure safety of our employees, Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science requires a signed Declaration of Decontamination prior to processing your reshipment. Enclose this form signed with the shipping documents and attach it on the outside of the packaging.
  • Page 69: Annex

    12 Annex 12 Annex This chapter contains • service address • glossary • list of components in the standard accessory case • Declaration of Decontamination ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 71: Service

    12 Annex 12.1 Service If you need any help handling this product, please contact your service partner of Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science or call us at the Service Centre: Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science Service Wellesweg 31 47589 Uedem Germany EMEA Phone: +49 (0)2825 9383-421 E-mail: support.de@hitachi-hightech-as.com...
  • Page 73: Glossary

    A distinction is made between relative standard deviation (RSD) and absolute standard deviation (SD). Poor burn spot with very low luminous efficacy. It results from contamination on the white burn spot sparked surface. Short for X-ray fluorescence ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 75: Standard Accessory Case, Packed

    Fusing 6.3 A, 5 x 20 mm, slow-blowing 10000004 Tungsten electrode 10000046 Brush for electrode 10000160 Union nut 10000161 Locking ring set 10000129 Allen set screw M4 x 4 mm 10000005 Compression spring for electrode 10000253 Fan filter 10014308 Snap ferrite ► Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science...
  • Page 77 Declaration of Decontamination Dekontaminationserklärung Because of legal regulations and for the safety of our employees Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science needs a signed "declaration of decontamination" before your return can be handled. This signed declaration must be included with the shipping documents on the outside of the packaging. Any returns which were exposed to hazardous substances and were not professionally decontaminated are not accepted and will be sent back on your cost.