1. What type of power is required to run the system?
The only item on the solvent purifier that requires power is the vacuum pump. For 115V systems the vacuum pump requires about 2 amps of power. For 220V systems the vacuum pump requires about 1 amp of power. A standard wall outlet is typically sufficient for this application.
2. Does the system need to be grounded?
The system is already grounded to the vacuum pump which is then ground to earth ground through the power cord. No additional grounding is required.
3. What type of gas do I need to run the system?
You will need inert gas (either nitrogen or argon) to run the solvent purifier. This should be high or ultra-high purity gas with less than 10 ppm of oxygen and moisture.
4. What pressure gas do I need to run the system?
The inert gas bottle will need to have a regulator that is capable of delivering 15 PSI of inert gas to the system. The system contains an internal regulator that is set to deliver 7 PSI within the system. A regulator at the gas supply (bottle) is required.
5. Where is the gas connection for the system?
The gas connection for all of the solvent systems is on the back of the system. There is a gas inlet label on the back showing the connection point. This is also shown on your approval drawing.
6. Are there any special requirements for the solvents that I use in the system?
There are several requirements for the solvents. It is recommended that you purchase ACS grade or better solvents with no more than 250 ppm of moisture content. If you are planning to use THF or ether it must be inhibitor free. The inhibitor (BHT) will react with the filter material and clog the system.
7. How much solvent do I need to start my system?
For the full size solvent purifier we recommend filling the kegs with 16 liters of solvent. For the bench top solvent purifier you will need 8 liters to fill the system.
8. Are the solvents filtered inside the system?
Yes. Each solvent channel has a particle filter. If you are using methanol your system will also have a special particle filter attached to that channel.
9. How do I fill the kegs with solvent?
This is very easy to do and is well explained in the manual. Refer to Section 3.5: Filling the Solvent Kegs.
10. How do I start up the system?
This is very well explained in the manual. Refer to Section 5.1: Initial Start Up.