This Information Applies To: Agilent SIPS 10/20
Operational tips for the Sample Introduction Pump System (SIPS) 10/20.
SIPS is an integrated, efficient dilution system for flame AA and is suitable for use with most Agilent (flame) atomic absorption spectrometers. See Figure 1 for SIPS 20; Figure 2 for flow path on SIPS 10; Figure 3 for flow path on SIPS 20.
Steps to Follow
Tips: For maintenance information on the SIPS 10/20 see: SIPS 10/20 Maintenance
Tips: Whenever new pump tubes have been installed it is necessary to condition the tubing before analysis, otherwise signal drift may be observed as the tubing settles in during operation. See How to Replace and Condition the SIPS Pump Tubing to condition new tubing after it has been installed.
Condition previously used pump tubing before each use with the following procedure:
Tips: This procedure can be completed while waiting for the hollow cathode lamp and burner to warm up and stabilize.