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PRODUCT AND TEACHING MANUALS

UOP4 MkII
SOLID/LIQUID EXTRACTION UNIT UOP4 MkII

ISSUE 15 OCTOBER 2008

UOP4 MkII SOLID/LIQUID EXTRACTION UNIT

UOP4 MkII SOLID/LIQUID EXTRACTION UNIT

ARMFIELD LIMITED OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND EXPERIMENTS UOP4 MkII PAGE NO PRODUCT MANUAL SAFETY IN THE USE OF EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED BY ARMFIELD INTRODUCTION RECEIPT OF EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION (SUMMARY)DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS ASSEMBLY CONNECTION TO SERVICES COMMISSIONING CLEANING AFTER USE ROUTINE MAINTENANCE ELECTRICAL DIAGRAMS GENERAL SAFETY RULES UOP4 MkII TEACHING MANUAL – INDEX 1 5 6 11 13 24 26 27 30 33 37 43 a i

UOP4 MkII SOLID/LIQUID EXTRACTION UNIT

UOP4 MkII SOLID/LIQUID EXTRACTION UNIT

PRODUCT MANUAL FOR UOP4 MkII

UOP4 MkII SOLID/LIQUID EXTRACTIONUNIT

UOP4 MkII SOLID/LIQUID EXTRACTION UNIT

SAFETY IN THE USE OF EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED BY ARMFIELD Before proceeding to install, commission or operate the equipment described in this instruction manual we wish to alert you to potential hazards so that they may be avoided. Although designed for safe operation, any laboratory equipment may involve processes or procedures which are potentiallyhazardous. The major potential hazards associated with this particular equipment are listed below. • • • • • • • INJURY THROUGH MISUSE INJURY FROM ELECTRIC SHOCK INJURY FROM ROTATING COMPONENTS IRRITATION FROM DUST WHEN HANDLING DRY MATERIALS BURNS FROM COMPONENTS AT HIGH TEMPERATURES INJURY FROM INCORRECT HANDLING DAMAGE TO CLOTHING

Accidents can be avoided provided that equipment is regularlymaintained and staff and students are made aware of potential hazards. A list of general safety rules is included in this manual, to assist staff and students in this regard. The list is not intended to be fully comprehensive but for guidance only. Please refer to the notes overleaf regarding the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations.

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UOP4 MkII SOLID/LIQUID EXTRACTION UNITThe COSHH Regulations The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (1988) The COSHH regulations impose a duty on employers to protect employees and others from substances used at work which may be hazardous to health. The regulations require you to make an assessment of all operations which are liable to expose any person to hazardous solids, liquids, dusts, vapours, gases ormicro-organisms. You are also required to introduce suitable procedures for handling these substances and keep appropriate records. Since the equipment supplied by Armfield Limited may involve the use of substances which can be hazardous (for example, cleaning fluids used for maintenance or chemicals used for particular demonstrations) it is essential that the laboratory supervisor or some other personin authority is responsible for implementing the COSHH regulations. Part of the above regulations is to ensure that the relevant Health and Safety Data Sheets are available for all hazardous substances used in the laboratory. Any person using a hazardous substance must be informed of the following: Physical data about the substance Any hazard from fire or explosion Any hazard to health AppropriateFirst Aid treatment Any hazard from reaction with other substances How to clean/dispose of spillage Appropriate protective measures Appropriate storage and handling Although these regulations may not be applicable in your country, it is strongly recommended that a similar approach be adopted for the protection of the students operating the equipment. Local regulations must also be considered.Water-Borne Infections The equipment described in this instruction manual involves the use of water which under certain conditions can create a health hazard due to infection by harmful microorganisms. For example, the microscopic bacterium called Legionella pneumophila will feed on any scale, rust, algae or sludge in water and will breed rapidly if the temperature of water is between 20 and 45°C....
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