CAL3K TRAINING SESSIONS

Installation, Operation and Repair/Maintenance Training for CAL2K/CAL3K Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter Systems.


Learn how to operate your oxygen bomb calorimeter smoothly and seamlessly. Although the CAL3K range of calorimeters is easy to understand and operate, there might be a time when you're not sure what to do. We understand the need for one on one training and have put together training sessions on installation, operation and repair, or maintenance training and sales training. Whether you need training in one or all of these areas, our team is dedicated to help. Make a booking online or speak to one of our consultants to arrange a suitable time and location. Knowledge is power, and we want to put the power in your hands.

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CAL3K Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter System Training | DDS Calorimeters

OUR TEAM OFFERS TRAINING IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS :

  • Sales (Dealer Training) - Please contact us for details
  • Operator Training
  • Installation/Maintenance and repair training

We offer training on all of our CAL2K and CAL3K oxygen bomb calorimeters, either on site or at your premises in South Africa. All training at our premises is free, please contact us for availability. Typically at training can be achieved, including theory and practical in two full days. Free local (South Africa ONLY) on site training is available. Please contact us for more details about international on site training. Please inquire about prices/traveling expenses at calo@ddsystems.co.za.

For on-site training please have the following equipment readily available:

  • A minimum of one working CAL3K Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter
  • Oxygen Supply and Connections
  • CAL3K Filling Station (if applicable - if a CAL3K-AP is used, the oxygen filling is internal/automatic)
  • CAL3K Air Cooler
  • Necessary consumables for performing one or more CV determinations : firing wire, firing cotton, benzoic acid tablets, crucible(s), complete lid assembly with centre electrode, outer electrode, deflector plate and o-rings attached.
  • If any of the above is not available please advise our team when booking your training session.
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OPERATION TRAINING

The following is covered in operational training:

SAFETY
Always stay safe, where are the dangers, be aware
HOW TO RUN A CALORIFIC VALUE (CV)
Basic operation of the calorimeter, the ins and outs
Operation and handling of Benzoic Acid
THE ACCURACY OF THE CALORIMETER
What aspects influence the accuracy, how to avoid them
HOW TO PREPARE A SAMPLE
Sample preparation and handling, accuracy
What to clean and what to use for cleaning
FIRING COTTON
How to tie the firing cotton correctly, consistently and easily
REPLACING THE O-RINGS
How and when to change, identify damaged o-rings
LEAK TESTING
The correct way to check for leaks, without damaging the bomb vessel
How to set up automatic mass entry and the benefits
Understand where the possible problems could be
When should you cool the vessel, when can you use the vessel
Differences between automatic and manual bomb filling. When to change o-rings.
TIPS AND TRICKS
General operation tips and tricks, improve accuracy and throughput.
REPRODUCIBLE OPERATING CONDITIONS
How to make your determination match your calibration.
Different techniques, when to use it and how to apply.

REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE TRAINING

The following is covered in repairs and maintenance training:

How to electrically test for firing wire
Where is the leak, what to repair, identify causes
IDENTIFYING O-RING WEAR
When should o-rings be replaced, identify causes
BOMB VESSEL FILLING AND DE-FILLING SPEED
Importance of accuracy versus speed
USER TESTS
Understand the users test and the explanation of the results
SPIKING IN DETAIL
More complex spiking scenarios in detail
BENZOIC ACID SAMPLES IN MORE DETAIL
Why Benzoic Acid and not a Round Robin Sample
FIRING CIRCUIT FAULT IDENTIFICATION
What to look for and how to repair
LID SWITCH REPAIR
Where and how to do it safely
SCREEN REPAIR
Identify and repair the screen safely
LID CONTACT REPLACEMENT
Lid contact repair and replacement
WELL POLY REPLACEMENT (CAL2K)
How to replace and align poly well correctly
CPU CARD REPLACEMENT
Instructions on how to safely replace the CPU card
SAFETY
Safety is dependent on the correct assembly of calorimeter after the repair.

The following is covered in WATER COOLER repair and maintenance training:
AMBIENT TEMPERATURE TEST
Where to look and what can be repaired
HOT BLOCK AND COLD BLOCK
Identify cause of problem, how to clean and replace
WATER FLOW
Water flow and blockages explained in detail
REPLACING PELTIER ELEMENTS
Follow a set of instructions, do's and don'ts
REPLACING TEMPERATURE SENSORS
Identify, test and replacement

The following is covered in AIR COOLER repair and maintenance training:
SETTING COOLING TARGETS
How to set cooling targets, and the benefits
CLEANING OUT THE COOLER
When and how to clean the air cooler

OPTIMIZING COOLER OPERATION
Set up the cooling performance from the CAL3K

The following is covered in FILLING STATION repair and maintenance training:
FLOW ADJUSTOR
Importance, identifying the problem and repair/replacement
OPERATING OXYGEN PRESSURE
When can the operating oxygen pressure change
OXYGEN STARVATION
Identify the lack of oxygen in the determination and consequences.

The following is covered in BOMB VESSEL repair and maintenance training:
CLEANING PROCEDURES
When and how to clean the bomb vessel without causing damage
FIRING COUNT
Read firing count and relate to bomb vessel wear
LID RECONDITIONING (ONLY APPLICABLE TO CAL2K VESSELS)
Lid reconditioning and vessel reconditioning are options to give the bomb vessel renewed life.
FIRING INSPECTION
Setting inspection frequency and checking for wear and tear

The points in the above training are not fixed in stone and depend largely on the individual being trained and their particular lab operating procedures. We are able to custom make a training session to suit all needs with in the limited time available by the individual. Please make contact to calo@ddsystems.co.za for more information. All trainees will receive a certificate of achievement on completion.