Hi all
A question that was asked by a few who wanted the SGE PDF valve replacement file is: Can you heat the valves? The answer is yes.

You can heat these valves if you want.  The BK series can take up to 93oC.  The prefered ones, the DL series, can take up to 121oC which is more than sufficient.  There are threaded holes at the bottom of each valve that can be used to support the heater.  Wrap them up a bit and you have a heated valve.  Note that you only need to heat the bottom body, not the actuator.


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> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Bill Showers [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Envoyé : 24 novembre, 2003 13:08
> À : [log in to unmask]
> Objet : [ISOGEOCHEM] Nupro Valves
> Isotopegeochemists,
> Several of you have emailed me off-line and asked for details
> regarding the
> Nupro valve arrangement on our Delta+ XL.  We use a Nupro
> SS-4H bellows
> valve swagelocked to the 1/4" SS tube on top of the source.
> We then use a
> 1/4-1/8 swagelock adaptor to connect a Nurpro SS-2H bellows
> valve behind
> the SS-4H.  Then we use a 1/8-1/16" swagelock adaptor, and a regular
> vespule graphite ferrule to connect into the silica
> capillary.  Leak check
> everything with a He sniffer to make sure that there are no
> leaks that can
> entrain atm. into your source (not a good thing). The
> direction the valves
> are connected is the arrows point in the direction of the He
> flow. We were
> worried at first about the volume of the valves compared to
> the SGE, but
> that does not seem to be a problem since the vacuum in the
> IRMS is so much
> lower than the He flow in the capillaries.  We open and close
> the SS-2H,
> the SS-4H is a backup.  If there are problems with the SS-2H,
> you can shut
> off the SS-4H and replace the SS-2H valve or ferrule, or what ever is
> needed without venting the IRMS.  Works for us.
> Hope this is useful to some of you that have asked.
> Bill Showers