Guidelines When Using the RCS

 

Once the RCS is properly installed, the system conditioned and calibrated, the following guidelines should be maintained during standard experimental operation.

WARNING:  Do not exceed 100C with the RCS cooling head installed and the RCS power off.  Serious damage and/or injury could occur.

CAUTION:  We recommend that you do not use the RCS when running isothermal experiments above 400C.  Damage to the unit can occur if used at high temperatures for extended periods.

NOTE:  Once the cooling flange reaches operating temperature (90C), it condenses any moisture present.  If the initial moisture level is too high, or if the atmosphere moisture subsequently entering the cooling head enclosure is not minimized, then artifacts can be observed in the heat flow signals.  Typically, but not exclusively, the artifacts are observed between 0 and 100C, which increase in intensity over time.

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