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Bio-Pump Plus User Manual & Instruction Guide (Product # ZBP-205)

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Bio-Pump Plus

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Description

The Bio-Pump® Plus is an advanced portable, battery-powered air sampling pump designed for the exclusive use with Air-O-Cell®, Via-Cell®, and Air-O-Cell® CSI cassettes.

 

Specifications

Flow Rate: 15LPM
Accuracy: ± 5 %
Housing: PC/ABS plastic
Battery: Rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Run Time: 100 five minute samples on new, fully charged battery
Dimensions: 4.5” (w) x 2.75” (h) x 8” (d) inches
Weight: 1.75 lbs

 

Maintenance

Proper care and maintenance of your Bio-Pump® Plus is essential for a long useful life. It is a delicate electronic device and should be treated accordingly. Rough and abusive use and/or accidental impacts may damage the unit. Zefon offers the following guidelines in caring for your equipment.


1. Keep the unit clean and free of dust and dirt. It may be wiped down with a clean dry cloth.
2. Keep the battery charged. Charge periodically when not used for a prolonged amount of time or leave plugged in for a continuous trickle charge.
3. Always store Bio-Pump® Plus in its case for proper protection.
4. Do not ship the Bio-Pump® Plus using the carrying case as the shipping container. The case is not designed to be a shipping container and damage may occur.
5. Do not attempt to oil the motor. The motor is designed to be maintenance free.
6. Do not store the unit in extreme heat for any extended period of time.

tri-podcalibratorremote extension tube

Optional Accessories

Heavy Duty Tripod Sampling Stand ZA0043
Primary Calibrator Kit with TSI 4046 Calibrator ZBP-200-CAL
Remote 5’ Extension Tubing ZBP-310

 

Parts & Accessories

Bioisolation Filter ZA0047
Flow Indicator (Air-O-Cell®) ZBP-302
Flow Indicator (Via-Cell®/Air-O-Cell® CSI) ZBP-305
AC Power Adaptor, 100v-240v ZBP-304
Battery ZBP-315
Air-O-Cell® Cassettes (10/pk) AOC010
Air-O-Cell® Cassettes (50/pk) AOC050
Via-Cell® Cassettes (10/pk) VIA010
Air-O-Cell® CSI Cassettes (2/pk) CSI002
Air-O-Cell® CSI Cassettes (10/pk) CSI010

pump overview

 

Taking Samples Using Sequential Sampling Mode

1. Setup the pump as described in steps 1-3 for single sampling mode.taking samples button sequence
2. Using the arrows, select “SEQUENTIAL SAMPLING MODE”, then press SET.
3. Using the arrows, select the number of on/off cycles, then press SET.
4. Using the arrows, select the CYCLE RUN TIME (adjustable in seconds), then press SET.
5. Using the arrows, select the CYCLE OFF TIME (adjustable in seconds), then press SET.
6. Press START to begin sampling. Once completed, the unit will beep, the display will show “SAMPLE COMPLETE” and the yellow sample complete light will turn on. Remove cassette from pump by gently pulling upward.
7. Seal cassette, document the sample run time and send to laboratory for analysis.

Note: “Sequential Sampling Mode” mode will exit upon hitting the
“SET” button after runtime and off-time have both been set.

 

Battery

 

Checking the Remaining Amount of Battery Power

1. Press the POWER button to turn the pump on.
2. Using the arrows, select BATTERY LEVEL. The display will show
“Checking Battery Level”.
3. After a few seconds the percentage of battery life remaining will be
displayed.

Note: Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries constantly work at regenerating themselves and releasing more power. It is possible for the displayed battery level to increase or decrease without being used because of this.

Low Battery Indicator

When the battery level becomes very low, the red LED will come on. Some additional samples may still be taken, but the unit should be plugged in as soon as possible.

Low Battery Shut Down

If the battery’s voltage drops low enough that the unit will not operate reliably, or if for any reason an inconsistent motor speed is detected, the unit will shut down. During shutdown, the amount of actual run time will be saved. When power is restored, “Incomplete run” will be displayed on the home screen. Previous sample may be continued, or a new sample may be started.

Charging the Battery

To charge the battery, plug in the charger. The green charging light next to the LCD display will Illuminate to indicate the unit is charging. When charging is complete, the charging light will blink. A full battery charge takes approximately 3 hours. If the pump will not be used for an extended period of time, it will slowly lose its battery charge and will need to be recharged before use. During these extended periods, the pump can be kept on AC power so the battery receives a trickle charge.

AC Power Operation

The Bio-Pump® may be operated using standard AC power supplied by the charger

Replacing the Battery

change bio-pump battery

 

Calibration

It is recommended that the Bio-Pump® Plus be calibrated and verified at least once every day of use. A flow indicator for Air-O-Cell® cassettes is supplied with the pump for ease of calibration. You may also calibrate your pump using the optional TSI-4046 Primary Calibrator with attachments. These are the only approved calibrators that are specially designed to work with low backpressure impeller fan type pumps.

Warning

DO NOT calibrate the pump using any other devices. Doing so will yield inaccurate readings due to the backpressure created by the calibrators. Calibrators known by Zefon to cause these inaccuracies include, but are not limited to:


Bios Drycal, Bios Defender, Gilian Gilibrator, Gilian Challenger, or standard miniBUCK calibrators.

bio pump instructions

Adjusting the Calibration

1. Press the POWER button to turn the pump on.adjust calibration
2. Using the arrows, select CALIBRATE BIO-PUMP.
3. Connect the flow indicator or TSI Calibrator.
4. Press the SET button.
5. The pump will begin running at a default flow rate that is approximately 15 LPM. Use the arrows to adjust the flow rate until “15 LPM” registers on the flow indicator or on the TSI’s LCD.
6. Press the SET key to save the calibration.

Note:
When you enter calibration mode, the pump will reset its flow rate to a default setting that is approximately 15 LPM. To check the pump calibration without resetting the flow rate, you may use the “Verify Calibration” function.

Verifying the Calibration

1. Press the POWER button to turn the pump on.verify calibration
2. Use the arrow buttons to select VERIFY CALIBRATION.
3. Connect the flow indicator or TSI tube adapter.
4. Press the SET or START button to begin.
5. Measure the flow rate with the calibrator. To stop, press the stop button. To adjust the calibration, use the CALIBRATE BIO-PUMP option as described above.

Sampling Modes

Bio-Pump® Plus comes with 3 different sampling modes to choose from:

1. Quick Sample Mode
Quick Sample modes allow easy sampling of the most commonly used sampling times of 1, 2, 5, or 10 minutes.


2. Single Sampling Mode
Single Sampling Mode is designed to take one sample at a predetermined amount of time. The amount of sample time can be set anywhere from 1 minute to 9 hours 59 minutes.


3. Sequential Sampling Mode
Sequential sampling allows the pump to be programmed to turn on and off at predetermined times.
Example: it can be programmed to run for one minute every hour for five hours.

Taking Sampling Using the Quick Sample Mode

1. Place the pump in the desired location.quick sample mode instructions
2. Place cassette on the rubber grommet on top of the pump so that the cassette fits snugly.
3. Press the POWER button to turn the pump on.
4. Press the “QUICK SAMPLE” button. The display should read “Quick Sample, 1 minute.
5. Continue to press the “QUICK SAMPLE” button to change the sampling time from 1, 2, 5, and 10 minutes.
6. Once the correct number of minutes is displayed, press “START” to begin sampling.
7. Once completed, the unit will beep, the display will show “SAMPLE COMPLETE” and the yellow sample complete light will turn on. Remove cassette from pump by gently pulling upward. Seal cassette, document the sample run time and send to laboratory for analysis.

Note: “Quick sample” mode will exit upon hitting the “SET” button at any time.

Taking Samples Using Single Sampling Mode

1. Place the pump in the desired location.single sample mode instructions
2. Place cassette on the rubber grommet on top of the pump so that the cassette fits snugly.
3. Press the POWER button to turn the pump on.
4. Using the arrows, select “SINGLE SAMPLING MODE”
5. Press SET.
6. Using the arrows, enter the sample run time (adjustable in 1-minute increments).
7. Press SET. (optional)
8. Press START to begin sampling. Once completed, the unit will beep, the display will show “SAMPLE COMPLETE” and the yellow sample complete light will turn on. Remove cassette from pump
by gently pulling upward.
9. Seal cassette, document the sample run time and send to laboratory for analysis.

Note: “Single Sample” mode will exit upon hitting the “SET” button after runtime has been set. Previous runtime will be stored in memory

 

Limited Warranty

Zefon International warrants the Bio-Pump® Plus for a period of 1 year from date of purchase. Zefon will without charge repair or replace, at its option, the defective pump or component parts upon delivery to its repair facility.


This limited warranty covers defects in workmanship and material. It does not apply to:


1. Product damage by accident or weather-related circumstances.
2. Misuse or abuse of product as a result of unauthorized repairs or alterations.
3. Lack of proper care and maintenance.
4. Failure to follow instructions.
5. Any damage from attempting to use cassettes other than Air-O-Cell®, Via-Cell®, or Air-O-Cell® CSI.
6. Any damage resulting from sampling outside the scope of Zefon’s recommendations for use.
7. Items that need to be replaced as a result of normal use (e.g. batteries).
If it should become necessary to return the pump for service, please call Zefon at 352-854-8080 for a
return authorization number and return instructions. Please have the unit serial number and a description
of the problem handy. All units returned must be complete with the pump, case, charger and flow indicator
for a complete evaluation. Units returned without all of these items cannot be thoroughly evaluated by
our service department. The sender is responsible for shipping charges, freight, insurance and proper
packaging to prevent damage in transit. A return authorization number must be issued prior to
shipment and must be marked on your shipment.

 

Cautions and Warnings

1. The pump may be opened only to change the battery. Do not touch board components when
changing battery and handle the board by the edges only.
2. Always follow basic safety precautions when using this product to reduce risk of injury, fire or
electric shock.
3. Batteries may explode or leak and cause burn injury if disassembled.
4. Use ONLY the charger and battery supplied with the Bio-Pump® Plus. Using a different
battery or charger can damage the pump or cause injury from explosion.
5. Do not submerge the pump or subject the pump to any liquids.
6. Do not open the pump case except to change out an old battery.
7. Do not block the vent holes under the unit

 

Disclaimer

Zefon shall not be liable for direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or other damages resulting from the sale or use of any goods including lack of use due to equipment failure. Zefon’s total liability shall be limited to repair or replacement of the product.


Zefon assumes no responsibility whatsoever to any party whosoever for any property damage, personal injury or death received by or resulting from, in whole or in part, the improper use or storage of this product by the user, person, firm, entity, corporation or party not adhering to the instructions and warnings in this manual.

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