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ACQUITY UPLC Failing Dynamic Leak/Static Decay Test - WKB12345

Article number: 12345

SYMPTOMS

  • Rt shift
  • High delta PSI
  • Baseline ripple
  • Failing dynamic leak test (DLT)
  • Poor reproducibility
  • Replicate injections steadily increasing in volume
  • The static leak test fails, with various messages
  • Excessive leakage
  • Unable to compress or maintain pressure
  • Leak rate above acceptable limit
  • Check valve okay, but excessive leakage

ENVIRONMENT

  • ACQUITY UPLC BSM
  • ACQUITY UPLC I-Class BSM
  • ACQUITY UPLC H-Class QSM
  • ACQUITY UPLC H-Class BSM
  • ACQUITY UPLC H-Class Bio BSM
  • ACQUITY UPLC M-Class BSM
  • nanoACQUITY UPLC BSM

CAUSE

Failed seals in the head(s)

FIX or WORKAROUND

Replace plunger and seals:

Also consider replacing the pump head (700002595) and the seal wash housing (700002597) 

Note: If seal wash housing shows a "cross" or is colored it should be replaced

  • Re-run DLT and verify it is now passing
  • Set flow rate and make sure pressure and delta are stable and within acceptable limit                                                                           

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Can also use pump head rebuild kits consisting of plungers, seals and check valves.

For ACQUITY UPLC and ACQUITY UPLC H-Class:

  • ACQUITY UPLC Accumulator Pumphead Rebuild Kit: 700004746

i2V Valve Rebuild Kit: 700004747 (for BSMs older than serial number F07UPB593M use Passive Check Valve Rebuild Kit 700004748)

For ACQUITY UPLC I-Class:

  • ACQUITY UPLC I-Class Accumulator Pumphead Rebuild Kit: 700010584
  • ACQUITY UPLC I-Class i2V Primary Pumphead Rebuild Kit: 700010583
  • ACQUITY UPLC I-Class BSM Pump head: 700009190
  • ACQUITY UPLC I-Class BSM Seal wash housing: 700009194

Specific for ACQUITY UPLC H-Class Bio:

  • ACQUITY UPLC Titanium / H-Class Bio Seal wash housing: 700005410

 

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