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9 Essential Tips for Maximizing the Lifespan of Your PortaCount™ Fit Tester Instrument

The PortaCount™ Respirator Fit Tester offers a quick and objective respirator fit test, adhering to OSHA protocol and providing real-time feedback during donning and adjustment, all in under 2.5 minutes. To ensure your PortaCount™ Respirator Fit Tester remains in optimal condition and extends its lifespan, consider these nine essential tips:

  1. Follow Standard Operating Conditions: Adhere to the temperature and humidity guidelines outlined in the manual for consistent performance.
  2. Proper Alcohol Wick Handling: Remove the alcohol wick after fit testing and store it in the alcohol storage capsule to allow it to absorb additional alcohol for the next testing session.
  3. Transport Care: Never transport the instrument with the alcohol wick inside to prevent potential damage.
  4. Utilize HEPA Filters: When not in use, always attach a HEPA filter to the end of the tubing to safeguard against contamination.
  5. Use Reagent Grade Alcohol: Ensure the use of reagent grade alcohol for optimal compatibility with the instrument.
  6. Comprehensive Calibration: When sending the instrument in for calibration, include the entire kit to ensure thorough calibration.
  7. Spare Tubing: Keep a spare set of tubing on hand for quick replacement when needed.
  8. Proper Alcohol Fill Capsule Storage: Always keep the storage cap on the alcohol fill capsule when the cartridge is inserted into the instrument. If there's a suspicion of alcohol contamination, follow the outlined procedures in the manual.
  9. Annual Calibration: Send the instrument back to TSI for calibration once a year to maintain optimal operational efficiency.

By following these nine tips, you can maximize the lifespan of your PortaCount™ Respirator Fit Tester and ensure consistent and reliable performance for your respirator fit testing needs.

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