As you use your FinePointe RC station, some parts will wear out and may need to be replaced. Proper care and maintenance will help ensure consistent results and that your equipment investment will last for years.
Consider replacing/servicing the following components on a scheduled basis:
- Inspiration, Expiration, and Exhaust Tubing
- Calibrator Tubing
- Tracheal Blocking Tube
- Pneumotach Screens
- Chamber O-Ring
- Manifold O-Rings
- Pneumotach O-Ring
- Aerosol Block O-Ring
- ECG leads
The frequency of replacement will depend on a variety of factors that may include: testing environment, frequency of use, aerosol exposure, and proper care of equipment throughout. Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and routine equipment maintenance/servicing are recommended. At a minimum, tubing and screens should be replaced annually.
See FPRC Application Manual for proper care and cleaning of the FinePointe RC station.