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Troubleshooting for Analytical Instrumentation

CHM 231

Troubleshooting for Analytical Instrumentation

CHM 231

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: READING LEVEL 2 and WRITING LEVEL 2 and MATH LEVEL 5, and completion of or concurrent enrollment in CHM 210, CHM 221, or CHM 230.

Provides an overview of techniques and documentation required for trouble shooting analytical instrumentation in an industrial setting. Includes systematic approach to diagnosis of instrument failures as well as hands-on maintenance and repair operations. Beneficial to all science and technology majors. (15-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Determine that instrument has no output.

Objectives:

  • Systematically evaluate instrument and determine that it is properly connected, set up or is not functioning at all.

Determine that instrument output is not typical and instrument is not working properly.

Objectives:

  • Observe instrument's output and determine that it does not meet operation standards.
  • Systematically isolate instrument electronics, plumbing, and sample compartments to determine which area has been affected.

Document problems in instrument performance and interact with appropriate service personnel.

Objectives:

  • Maintain use and maintenance logs for instrument.
  • Document evaluation of instrument problems
  • Contact appropriate service personnel.
  • Work with service personnel to identify and repair instrument problem.

Perform routine maintenance operations on small instruments.

Objectives:

  • Determine time for and schedule maintenance on instruments.
  • Perform maintenance operations including, but not limited to, replacement of lamps, seals, liners, o-rings, and circuit boards.

Perform simple repair procedures on small instruments.

Objectives:

  • Perform repair operations including, but not limited to, replacement of lamps, seals, liners, o-rings, and circuit boards.