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Aquatron

Automatic Water Stills
A4000 A8000 & A4000D

Assembly and
operating instructions
Contents

Location and Services required


for A4000, A8000 and A4000D 1

A4000 Aquatron (4 litre/hr, single distillation) 2


Assembly 3
Operation 5

A8000 Aquatron (8 litre/hr, single distillation) 6


Assembly 7
Operation 9

A4000D Aquatron (4 litre/hr, double distillation) 10


Assembly 11
Operation 13

Distillate collection and reservoir system 14



Connection of Stills to deionisers
and pre-treated water supplies 15

Cleaning Instructions 16

Fault Finding 17

List of Spares 18

Circuit & Wiring Diagrams 19

The Aquatron Water Still complies with the


following European Directives:
89/336/EEC - E.M.C. DIRECTIVE
Amended by 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC
73/23/EEC - L.V.D. Amended by 93/68/EEC

Limitations of use
This product meets the applicable E.C. harmonised
standards for radio frequency interference and may
be expected not to interfere with, or be affected by
other equipment with similar qualifications. We
cannot be sure that other equipment used in its
vicinity will meet these standards and we cannot
guarantee that interference will not occur in practice.
Where there is a possibility that injury, damage or loss
might occur if equipment malfunctions due to radio
frequency interference, or for general advice before
use, please contact the Technical Service Department
of Bibby Scientific Ltd.
Location & Services
A4000, A8000, A4000D

In order to obtain the optimum performance 3 Water Supply This Warranty does not include the
from your new Aquatron careful A cold water supply is required for heater element which is only
consideration should be given to the coolant and feed purposes. This may be guaranteed for up to 1000 hours in
intended location and the availability of from the mains supply or a header tank use.
services such as water, electricity and drain. having a flow capacity of at least 1 litre/
min. for the A4000 and 2 litres/min. for
Please study the following notes before
the A8000 and A4000D. The pressure
commencing installation.
range should be within 3-100 p.s.i.
(0.2–7 x 105Nm-2).
Before Use
If the feed water quality is poor and
If the equipment is not used in the manner
likely to contain particulate matter, such
described in this manual then its performance
as rust or silt, it is advisable to fit a
and operation will be impaired.
pre-filter unit before the still.
Aquatron water stills are designed to
4 Drain
operate under the following conditions:
A waste water drain is required. It is
❖ For indoor use only. important that the distance between the
❖ Ambient temperature +5°C to +40°C. drain and the water still is kept as short
❖ Altitude up to 2000M. as possible to reduce the possibility of
❖ Relative humidity not exceeding 80%. pressure build-up. Similarly, the drain
❖ Mains supply voltage fluctuates not pipe from the still should fall straight,
greater than ±10% of normal. without any kinks or bends, to allow an
❖ Over voltage Category II IEC60364-4-443. unimpeded flow. It is also recommended
❖ Polluting degree 2 IEC664. that the unit is connected to properly
earth bonded water supplies and
1 Bench Wall Mounting drainage systems.
Aquatron models A4000 and A8000 can
be either bench or wall mounted and a 5 Storage Tank
bracket is provided for the latter purpose. A suitable reservoir, the WR20 for
A gap of at least 50cm should be left at instance, is required for the collection of
the right hand end of the unit to allow the distillate. This should be positioned
access to the heating elements. beneath the still ensuring that the
distillate can flow into the reservoir
For reasons of weight, models A4000D without hindrance.
and A8000 are best bench mounted, but
if it is desired to elevate the unit then a 6 Maintenance
stout shelf should be used. The location of the still should facilitate
easy access for routine cleaning and
2 Electricity Supply maintenance. With regards to the latter,
N.B. The Aquatron Water Still is it is recommended that a space of at
classified as “Permanently Connected least 50cm be provided on the right
Equipment” and should be connected hand side of the water still cabinet. This
to the electricity supply by a qualified is to allow the removal of the side cover
electrician in the manner described and replacement of the heating
in the electrical installation section element.
of this manual.
The Aquatron stills are available in three 7 Warranty
models, A4000, A4000D & A8000. Bibby Scientific Ltd warrants this
instrument to be free from defects in
A suitable supply for the A4000 is rated material and workmanship, when used
at 3kW, 220-240v, 50/60Hz~ single under normal laboratory conditions, for
phase. A suitable supply for the A4000D a period of three (3) years. In the event
& A8000 is rated at 6kW, 220-240v, of a justified claim Bibby Scientific will
50/60Hz~ single phase. A 30mA RCD replace any defective component or
mains isolation unit should be used to replace the unit free of charge.
isolate the Water Still from the mains
supply. This warranty does NOT apply if damage
is caused by fire, accident, misuse,
If you have any doubts about the neglect, incorrect adjustment or repair,
suitability of your supply, consult a damage caused by incorrect installation,
qualified electrician before installing your adaptation, modification, fitting of non
Aquatron still. approved parts or repair by unauthorised
personnel.

1
7
6 10
5 12
4
8 9
11
13

3 14
Earth point
1 2 for earthed
pipe kit straps

15

29

16

17

18
23

28 27 26 25 24 22 21 19

29 20

Fig 1: Major component parts A4000

List of Major Components – A4000

Item Description Part Item Description Part


no. number no. number

1 Perspex Screen M484 15 Water Flow Control Switch I/A4000HK/1/1


2 Cabinet M510 16 Reservoir Level Control WLS
3 Boiler WB4 17 Cabinet End Plate M510B
4 Funnel WF48 18 Mains Water Inlet with Needle Valve 7001059 (S)
5 Condenser WC48/M2 19 Distillate Outlet Pipe (Bench Mounted) –
6 Cabinet Roof M510A 20 Cooling Water Pipe to Drain –
7 Wall Mounting Bracket M510G 21 Thermostat Glass Tube WTT48
8 Dummy Shorting Plug – 22 Thermostat WT4
9 Green ‘Mains On’ Indicator 700691 (S) 23 Thermostat Re-set Button WT4
10 White ‘On/Off’ Switch 700988 (S) 24 Distillate Outlet (Wall Mounted) –
11 Amber ‘Reservoir Full’ Indicator 700987 25 Boiler Level Control WL48
12 White ‘Clean’ Switch 700988 (S) 26 Boiler Plastic Coupling WBC1
13 Reservoir Pressure Switch WPS 27 Heating Element W48H
14 Terminal Strip for Heater Connection 700670(S) 28 Boiler Retaining Springs –
29 Earthed pipe kit A4000/EK

2
A4000 Assembly
Your Aquatron A4000 has been designed with
2
ease of assembly specifically in mind, but Figure 2
before commencing assembly please study the
illustration, fig. 1 on page 2 to familiarise
yourself with the general lay-out. During
assembly, follow the sequence of instructions Screw thread
Vent pipe connections
and do not connect the mains electricity
supply until directed.
Hose assembly 3
Condenser
1 From the outer packaging remove all the distillate outlet tube 1
components including the metal cabinet
containing the glass boiler.

2 Before unpacking the individual


3
components, identify them on the
check-list below. To distillate
reservoir
3 Remove the perspex viewing screen, item Boiler connection
1 fig. 1 by using the finger recess to lift arm outlet
the screen out of the lower cabinet Boiler
coupling Level control Hose
groove, then remove the internal WL48 assembly 1
packaging which has protected the glass To drain
boiler during transit. Also sever the
Rubber sleeve (M666)
temporary tie holding the two boiler
retaining springs, item 28 in place.
Item No. Description Part No. Qty.
4 Remove the cabinet end plate, item 17 by
unscrewing the six retaining screws and 5 Condenser WC48/M2 1
‘shake proof washers’. Similarly, unscrew 27 Heater W48H 1
the six countersunk screws to remove the 25 Boiler Level Control WL48 1
cabinet roof (item 6).
4 Funnel WF48 1
5 Ensure that the sealing o-ring and 16 Reservoir Level Control WLS 1
stabilising o-ring are correctly positioned, 7 Wall Mounting Bracket M510G 1
as shown in Figure 3a. Fit the condenser – Bag of plastic hoses & tie straps WH48/1 1
WC48/M2 by mounting it onto the 29 Earthed pipe kit A4000/EK 1
vapour tube of the boiler. Ensure the
distillate outlet tube of the condenser
faces the front and the cooling outlet 9 Refer to fig. 2a. Connect the 16mm 13 Looking inside the cabinet, identify the
faces parallel to the unit. tubing to the earthed spigot of hose vinyl tubing assembly fitted with 3
assembly 1 hose and secure with a numbered screwthread connectors.
6 Refer to fig. 2. From the bag of hoses tie-strap. Referring to illustration fig. 2 make the
take the 1000mm length of 8mm following connections:–
diameter vinyl tubing and connect it to 10 Connect the open end of the 16mm
the distillate outlet tube of the condenser. tubing of hose assembly 1 to the outlet of
Connector No. 1 to lower water inlet of
Secure with a tie strap. the level control WL48 and secure with a
the condenser.
tie-strap.
7 Pass the free end of the vinyl tubing Ensure that the Rotaflo PTFE stopcock of Connector No. 2 to upper water outlet of
through the orifice in:– the WL48 is closed. the condenser.
i) the cabinet base, item 24, if the
A4000 is to be wall mounted. Split nut Connector No. 3 to boiler level control
ii) the cabinet side, item 19, if bench WL48.
mounted.
14 Unscrew the black plastic screwcap, and
8 Take the 1000mm length of 16mm tubing rubber ring, from the boiler. (W48H, item
and push through the larger of the three 27). Insert the heater into the boiler
holes, item 20, on the side of the cabinet. ensuring that the end is supported in the
This may be easier if the tubing is Rubber seal
glass nodule of the boiler.
lubricated by wetting it with water. Boiler connection arm
Continue until the tube extends Figure 2b: Boiler coupling Do not over-tighten the screwcap as
approximately 250mm into the main this may cause the boiler to break or
chamber, roughly level with the outlet of push the heater in too far as this may
the condenser. 11 Refer to fig. 2b. Undo the split nut from break the nodule.
the coupling. Open the split plastic nut
Connection to outlet of level and place on the outlet of the boiler 15 Pass the electric cable of the heater up
control connection arm. Attach level control to into the electrical control compartment
boiler connection arm ensuring rubber via the available orifice. Push the spade
seal is in position. Secure by screwing split terminals onto the correct pins of the
nut into boiler plastic coupling. connecting strip (refer to fig. 1 and fig. 3).

12 Unscrew the black plastic screwcap form


Figure 2a: Hose assembly 1
the WL48 and assemble the glass funnel
WF48 – item 4.

3
Cooling water outlet 16 Refit the cabinet end panel with all six
screws and washers and the cabinet roof Replacing earthed
with all six counter sunk screws. Replace
the perspex viewing screen.
hose assemblies
Condenser
You have now assembled your Aquatron 1. For hose assembly 1 follow the fitting
Water Still. Move the assembled A4000 instructions from 8 to 10.
to its working location - using the
mounting bracket, item 7 if the unit is to 2. Ensure that the earth wire is connected
Sealing o-ring be wall mounted. Ensure there is a space correctly to the earth post - see figs 1 and
of at least 50cm to the right of the unit to 3b.
allow access to the heating element.
3. For hose assembly 3 connect the 8mm
Vapour tube Outlet 17 Connect the cold water supply to the tubing from the spigot and to the water
tube mains water inlet, item 18, fig. 1. Note flow control switch secure with a tie-strap.
the tubing selected should have a safe Connect the free end to the mains water
Stabilising o-ring working pressure of at least equal to the inlet valve and secure with tie-straps. See
pressure of the water supply and should figs. 2 and 3c.
be adequately secured by hose clips.
Check to ensure that the two earth wires 4. Ensure that the earth wire is connected to
Figure 3a from hose assembly 1 and 3 are connected the earth post - see figs. 1 and 3b.
Blue - neutral to the earth point as shown in fig. 1 and
20.
Brown - live Additional earth Nut
wires
Earth - yellow/green DO NOT TURN ON WATER SUPPLY. Shake
Hose proof
18 Electrical Installation assembly 3 washers

N E This EQUIPMENT MUST BE Hose Nut


EARTHED! assembly 1
PCB Shake
L The electrical installation should only be
Mains proof
carried out by a qualified electrician. washers
earth wire
The A4000 is classed as permanently
connected equipment. Figure 3b Earth port connection
Relay
Heater The earthed spigots should pass a high
lead current (i.e. >200mA) earth continuity
Water flow
test. control switch
Hose assembly 3 Mains water
The equipment is supplied with 1.5m of inlet valve
Thermostat flexible, triple core, circular cable to the
Earth wire
following specification:- 1.5mm2, to BS
6500 or equivalent and <HAR> or BASEC
Figure 3 Termination for A4000 approved.
Connection to the mains electrical supply, 8mm tubing Free end Outlet
should be via a double pole 30mA RCD
isolation breaker switch with a continuous
current carrying capacity of 15A at 250v. Figure 3c Hose assembly 3
and overcurrent protection of 15A.
These devices should be sited near to the
equipment and clearly marked –
“Disconnect device for Aquatron Water
Still“
The colour code for the mains cable is:–
Brown – Live
Blue – Neutral
Yellow/Green – Earth

Mains Cable Replacement


If the mains cable requires replacement,
only specially prepared spare mains lead
obtained from Bibby Scientific should be
used.
DO NOT SWITCH ON ELECTRICITY
SUPPLY.
19 Connect the reservoir level control WLS
as detailed on page 14 of the manual.

20 Refer to page 5 for operating


instructions.

4
A4000 Operation

The following instructions apply to the 3 Switch on the electricity supply – the Once switched, the thermostat has to
A4000 water still where the water feed to green indicator light will illuminate. be manually reset. This is achieved by
the boiler is via the mains supply, or a unscrewing the black knob, fig. 1, item
header tank. 4 Press the ON/OFF switch to the ON 23, located inside the cabinet and
position – the switch will illuminate. pressing the reset button.
If the boiler is to be fed with either de-ionised
5 Recheck that the CLEAN switch is in
or pre-treated water, please follow the Reservoir Control (fig. 11)
the CLEAN position and illuminated.
instructions on page 15. is positioned on the collection reservoir
and switches off both the electricity
6 Turn on the mains water supply and
1 Before switching on either the mains and water supply when the reservoir is
using the needle valve item 18 fig. 1 on
electricity or water supply, identify the full of distilled water. The water supply
the side of the cabinet, adjust the flow
control switches and indicator lights on is only shut off around 7 minutes after
rate to approximately 1 litre/min.
the front of the cabinet. the reservoir is full to allow the heating
Check that there are no water leaks element to cool.
Green Light
from the hose connections.
When illuminated this shows that there It is recommended that the operation
is mains supply voltage to the unit. of the flow switch and reservoir control
7 Observe that the boiler is now filling
Under no circumstances should the be checked on a regular basis.
with water to cover the heating
cabinet end-panel be removed when
element. When the water has reached a) Simulation of Mains Water
this light is illuminated.
the pre-set level, the excess will be Supply Failure
White “On Off” Switch discharged to drain. Check that the Turn off the mains water supply at
This is the primary switch for controlling drain water flows freely and does not the tap. This should switch off the
water and electricity inside the still. The “back-up” into the level control. heating element. Turning the tap on
switch illuminates when pressed in the again will switch the heater on.
ON position. 8 Switch the CLEAN button off by
pressing it for a second time – the b) Simulation of Reservoir Full
Amber Light switch light goes out. Condition
When illuminated, this indicates that Lower the glass pressure bell WPB,
the distillate collection reservoir is full The heater will start to warm up and (fig. 11), into the distillate to a depth
as detected by the level control. eventually run at a red glow. If the flow of 150mm. This will switch off the
rate is insufficient, then the heater will heating element immediately and
White “Clean” Switch not switch on – this will require the the cooling water after 7 minutes.
This shuts off the heating element but control needle valve to be opened Raising the bell will cause both to be
allows water to flow into the boiler further. After about 2 to 3 mins. of re-supplied.
when the still is being commissioned or operation distilled water will emerge
cleaned. When pressed in the CLEAN from the outlet pipe, falling into the 12 Switching Off
position the switch illuminates. collection reservoir. Push the CLEAN switch to the ON
position. Wait until the residual heat
2 Carefully check the following:– 9 To avoid excessive wastage of coolant contained in the heating element has
– the appropriate electricity, water and water, make further adjustments to the dispersed and no boiling is evident.
drain services have been provided. If needle valve. Slowly reduce the Turn off water supply. Push ON/OFF
in doubt, consult the LOCATION & flow-rate until the flow control switch, switch to OFF position. Isolate from
SERVICES section on page 1. item 15, switches off the heaters – mains electricity supply.
then increase the flow until the power
– the ON/OFF switch on the control is restored.
panel is in the OFF position.
– the CLEAN switch is pressed in the 10 Refit the perspex viewing screen.
CLEAN position.
11 Safety Cut-Outs
– the Rotaflo stopcock on the boiler All Aquatron water stills are protected
level control WL48 is closed. by the following safety devices.
– the Reservoir pressure switch is fitted Flow Control Switch (item 15)
to the distillate collection vessel. monitors the flow of coolant water
– the dummy shorting plug is fitted to into the still and shuts off the heating
socket item 8, fig. 1. element, if the flow is insufficient.
Thermostat Cut-Out (item 22)
Ensure the earthed pipe kit is assembled In normal operation the water within
correctly and the provided earth the glass will be at 100°C. In single
strap is securely fastened to the main fault conditions, i.e. in the event of
case at the correct earth point. water supply failure, the content will
Check all glassware for any damage, increase to 110°C where upon a
such as chips, breaks or cracks. resettable thermostat will operate.

5
7
6 10
5 12
4

8 9 11
13

14
3
1 2 15

Earth point
for earthed
pipe kit straps

30

16

17

18
24
19
29 28 27 26 25 23 30 22 20

21

Fig 4: Major component parts A8000

List of Major Components – A8000


Item Description Catalogue Item Description Catalogue
no. number no. number

1 Perspex Screen M484 16 Reservoir Level Control WLS


2 Cabinet M570 17 Cabinet End Plate M510B
3 Boiler WB8 18 Mains Water Inlet with Needle Valve 7001059 (S)
4 Funnel WF48 19 Distillate Outlet Pipe (Bench Mounted) –
5 Condenser (2 off) WC48/M2 20 Cooling Water Pipe to Drain (8mm) –
6 Cabinet Roof M510A 21 Cooling Water Pipe to Drain (16mm) –
7 Wall Mounting Bracket M510G 22 Thermostat Glass Tube WTT48
8 Dummy Shorting Plug – 23 Thermostat WT8
9 Green ‘Mains On’ Indicator 700691 (S) 24 Thermostat Re-set Button WT8
10 White ‘On/Off’ Switch 700988 (S) 25 Distillate Outlet Pipe (Wall Mounted) –
11 Amber ‘Reservoir Full’ Indicator 700987 26 Boiler Level Control WL48
12 White ‘Clean’ Switch 700988 (S) 27 Boiler Plastic Coupling WBC1
13 Reservoir Pressure Switch WPS 28 Heating Element (2 off) W48H
14 Terminal Strip for Heater Connection 700670 (S) 29 Boiler Retaining Springs –
15 Water Flow Control Switch VA8000HK/1 30 Earthed pipe kit A8000/EK

6
A8000 Assembly Left hand side 4 Right hand side Fig 5

Your Aquatron A8000 has been designed with 3


ease of assembly specifically in mind, but
before commencing assembly please study the
illustration, fig. 4 on page 6 to familiarise
yourself with the general lay-out. During
assembly, follow the sequence of instructions 2 1 Hose
and do not connect the mains electricity assembly 3
supply until directed. Vent pipe
5
1 From the outer packaging remove all the Hose
components including the metal cabinet assembly 4
containing the glass boiler.
Condenser To distillate
2 Before unpacking the individual distillate outlet tube reservoir
components, identify them on the To drain
check-list below. Level control Hose
WL48 assembly 1
3 Remove the perspex viewing screen, item
Boiler
1 fig. 4 by using the finger recess to lift Rubber seal coupling
the screen out of the lower cabinet
groove, then remove the internal
packaging which has protected the glass Item No. Description Catalogue No. Qty.
boiler during transit. Also sever the 5 Condenser WC48/M2 2
temporary tie holding the two boiler 28 Heater W48H 2
retaining springs, item 29 in place. 26 Boiler Level Control WL48 1
4 Funnel WF48 1
4 Remove the cabinet end plate, item 17 by 16 Reservoir Level Control WLS 1
unscrewing the six retaining screws and 7 Wall Mounting Bracket M510G 1
‘shake proof washers’. Similarly, unscrew – Bag of plastic hoses & tie straps WH48/2 1
the six countersunk screws to remove the 29 Earthed pipe kit A8000/EK 1
cabinet roof (item 6).

5 Ensure that the sealing o-ring and 9 Pass the free end of the vinyl tubing connection arm ensuring rubber seal is in
stabilising o-ring are correctly positioned, through position. Secure by screwing split nut into
as shown in Figure 3a. Position one of the boiler plastic coupling.
i) the cabinet base, item 25, if the A8000
condensers WC48/M2 onto the left hand is to be wall mounted.
vapour tube of the boiler with the distillate Split nut
outlet tube facing the front. See fig. 5. ii) the cabinet side, item 19, if bench
mounted.
6 Looking inside the cabinet, identify the 10 Take the 1000mm length of 16mm tubing
vinyl tubing assembly fitted with 5 and push through the larger of the three
numbered screwthread connectors. holes, item 21, on the side of the cabinet.
Referring to fig. 5 make the following This may be easier if the tubing is
connections to the assembled lubricated by wetting it with water. Rubber seal
condenser:– Continue until the tube extends Boiler connection arm
approximately 250mm into the main Figure 2b: Boiler coupling
Connect No. 2 to lower water inlet. chamber.
Connect No. 4 to upper water outlet.
Connection to outlet of level
7 Ensure that the sealing o-ring and control
Cooling water outlet
stabilising o-ring are correctly positioned,
as shown in Figure 3a. Position the
second condenser WC48/M2 onto the
right hand vapour tube of the boiler with Condenser
the distillate outlet tube facing the front
and make the following tube Figure 3b: Hose assembly 1
connections:–
Connect No. 1 to lower water inlet. 10b Refer to fig. 3b. Connect the 16mm Sealing o-ring
tubing to the earthed spigot of hose
Connect No. 3 to upper water outlet.
assembly 1 and secure with a tie-trap.
8 From the bag of hoses, take the 1000mm
11 Connect the open end of the 16mm Vapour tube Outlet
length of 8mm diameter vinyl tubing
tubing of hose assembly 1 to the outlet of tube
fitted with a ‘T’ piece.
the level control WL48 and secure with a
Connect the 180mm length of tubing tie strap. Stabilising o-ring
from the ‘T’ piece to the distillate outlet
Ensure that the Rotaflo PTFE stopcock of
of the condenser on the left-hand side.
the WL48 is closed.
Secure with a tie strap and trim off excess
strap length. Connect the 100mm length Figure 3a
12 Refer to fig. 2b. Undo outer nut from
of tubing from the ‘T’ piece to the
plastic coupling. Open split plastic nut Blue - neutral
distillate outlet of the condenser on the
and place on outlet of boiler connection Brown - live
right-hand side. Secure with a tie strap.
arm. Attach level control to boiler Earth - yellow/green

7
13 Unscrew the black plastic screwcap from
the WL48 and assemble the glass funnel
Connection to the mains electrical supply,
should be via a double pole 30mA RCD Replacing earthed
WF48 – item 4. isolation breaker switch with a continuous
current carrying capacity of 30A at 250v.
hose assemblies
14 Identify the tubing connection No. 5 and and overcurrent protection of 30A.
make the final connection to the boiler 1. For hose assembly 1 follow the fitting
Connection to the mains electrical supply, instructions from 10 to 11.
level control WL48, see fig. 5.
should be via a double pole isolation
switch with a continuous current carrying 2. Ensure that the earth wire is connected
15 Take the 1000mm length of 8mm
capacity of 30A at 250v and overcurrent correctly to the earth post - see figs 4 and
diameter tubing and push through the
protection should be provided by a double 10a.
middle of the three holes item 20 on the
pole approved fuse rated at 30A.
side of the cabinet this may be easier if
the tubing is lubricated by wetting it with 3. For hose assembly 3 connect the 8mm
These devices should be sited near to the
water. tubing from the spigot to the water flow
equipment and clearly marked –
control switch and secure with a tie-strap.
“Disconnect device for Aquatron Water
16 Unscrew the two black plastic screwcaps, Connect the free end to the mains water
Still“
and rubber rings, from the boiler. Slide inlet valve and secure with tie-straps. See
both onto the heating elements, W48H, The colour code for the mains cable is:– figs. 5 and 10b.
item 28. Insert the heaters into the boiler Brown – Live
ensuring that the ends are supported in 4. Ensure that the earth wire is connected to
Blue – Neutral
the glass nodules of the boiler. the earth post - see figs. 4 and 10a.
Yellow/Green – Earth
Do not over-tighten the screwcaps as 5. Refer to fig. 5 and 10c. For hose assembly
this may cause the boiler to break or Mains Cable Replacement
4 connect the shorter 8mm vinyl tube to
push the heaters in too far as this If the mains cable requires replacement,
the junction where hose's 4 and 5 meet.
may break the nodule. only specially prepared spare mains lead
Feed the free end of the 8mm tube
obtained from Bibby Scientific should be
through exit labelled 20, Fig. 4.
17 Pass the electric cables of the heaters up used.
into the electrical control compartment DO NOT SWITCH ON ELECTRICITY SUPPLY. 6. Ensure that the earth wire is connected to
via the available orifices (refer to figure 4). the earth post - see figs. 4 and 10a.
Push the spade terminals onto the correct 21 Connect the reservoir level control WLS
pins of the connecting strip (refer to as detailed on page 14 of the manual.
figure 6).
22 Refer to page 9 for operating
18 Refit the cabinet end panel with all six instructions. Additional
earth wires Nut
screws and washers and the cabinet roof N E
with all six countersunk screws. Replace Hose Shake
the perspex viewing screen. PCB assembly 4 proof
L
washer
You have now assembled your Aquatron Heater lead (back)
Hose
Water Still. Move the assembled A8000
assembly 3
to its working location – using the Nut
mounting bracket, item 7 if the unit is to Relay Hose
be wall mounted. Ensure there is a space assembly 1 Shake
of at least 500mm to the right of the unit Relay proof
washers
to allow access to the heating elements. Heater Mains
lead earth wire
(front)
19 Connect the cold water supply to Thermostat Figure 10a Earth post connection
connection 18 fig. 4. Note the tubing
selected should have a safe working
pressure of at least equal to the pressure Fig 6 Terminations for A8000 Water flow
of the water supply and should be control switch
Blue - neutral Hose assembly 3 Mains water
adequately secured by hose clips. inlet valve
Brown - live
DO NOT TURN ON WATER SUPPLY. Earth - yellow/green Earth wire

20 Electrical Installation
This EQUIPMENT MUST BE
EARTHED! 8mm tubing Free end Outlet

The electrical installation should only be


carried out by a qualified electrician. Figure 10b Hose assembly 3
4
The A8000 is classed as permanently
connected equipment. Earth wire Hose assembly 4

The earthed spigots should pass a high


current (i.e. >200mA) earth continuity
test.
The equipment is supplied with 1.5m of
Short Free end
flexible, triple core, circular cable to the
following specification:- 4.0mm2, to BS Junction
6500 or equivalent and <HAR> or BASEC 5
approved.
Figure 10c Hose assembly 4

8
A8000 Operation

The following instructions apply to the A8000 3 Switch on the electricity supply – the supply failure, the content will increase to
Aquatron water still where the water feed to green indicator light will illuminate. 110°C where upon a resettable thermostat
the boiler is via the mains supply, or a header will operate. Once switched, the
tank. 4 Press the ON/OFF switch to the ON thermostat has to be manually reset. This
position – the switch will illuminate. is achieved by unscrewing the black
If the boiler is to be fed with either de-ionised knob, fig. 4, item 24, located inside the
or pre-treated water, please follow the 5 Recheck that the CLEAN switch is in the cabinet and pressing the reset button.
instructions on page 15. CLEAN position and illuminated.
Reservoir Control (fig. 11)
1 Before switching on either the mains is positioned on the collection reservoir
6 Turn on the mains water supply and using
electricity or water supply, identify the and switches off both the electricity and
the needle valve item 18, fig. 4, on the
control switches and indicator lights on water supply when the reservoir is full of
side of the cabinet, adjust the flow rate to
the front of the cabinet. distilled water. The water supply is only
approximately 2 litres/min.
shut off around 7 mins. after the reservoir
Green Light Check that there are no water leaks from is full to allow the heating element to
When illuminated this shows that there is the hose connections. cool.
mains supply voltage to the unit. Under
no circumstances should the cabinet It is recommended that the operation of
7 Observe that the boiler is now filling with
end-panel be removed when this light is the flow switch and reservoir control be
water to cover the heating elements.
illuminated. checked on a regular basis.
When the water has reached the pre-set
White “On Off” Switch level, the excess will be discharged to a) Simulation of Mains Water Supply
This is the primary switch for controlling drain. Check that the drain water flows Failure
water and electricity inside the still. The freely and does not “back-up” into the Turn off the mains water supply at the
switch illuminates when pressed in the level control. tap. This should switch off the heating
ON position. element. Turning the tap on again will
8 Switch the CLEAN button off by pressing switch the heater on.
Amber Light it for a second time – the switch light
When illuminated, this indicates that the goes out. b) Simulation of Reservoir Full
distillate collection reservoir is full as Condition
detected by the level control. The heaters will start to warm up and Lower the glass pressure bell WFB, fig.
eventually run at a red glow. If the flow 11, into the distillate to a depth of
White “Clean” Switch rate is insufficient, the heaters will not 150mm. This will switch off the heating
This shuts off the heating element but switch on – this will require the needle element immediately and the cooling
allows water to flow into the boiler when valve to be opened further. After about 2 water after 7 minutes. Raising the bell
the still is being commissioned or cleaned. to 3 mins. of operation distilled water will will cause both to be re-supplied.
When pressed in the CLEAN position the emerge from the outlet pipe, falling into
switch illuminates. the collection reservoir. 12 Switching Off
Push the CLEAN switch to the ON
2 Carefully check the following:– 9 To avoid excessive wastage of coolant position. Wait until the residual heat
water, make further adjustments to the contained in the heating elements has
– the appropriate electricity, water and
needle valve. Slowly reduce the flowrate dispersed and no boiling is evident. Turn
drain services have been provided. If in
until the flow control switch, item 15, off water supply. Push ON/OFF switch to
doubt, consult the LOCATION &
switches off the heaters – then increase OFF position. Isolate from mains electricity
SERVICES section on page 1.
the flow until the power is restored. supply.
– the ON/OFF switch on the control
panel is in the OFF position. 10 Refit the perspex viewing screen.
– the CLEAN switch is pressed in the
11 Safety Cut-Outs
CLEAN position.
All Aquatron water stills are protected by
– the Rotaflo stopcock on the boiler level the following safety devices.
control WL48 is closed.
Flow Control Switch (item 15)
– the Reservoir pressure switch is fitted monitors the flow of coolant water into
to the distillate collection vessel. the still and shuts off the heating
elements, if the flow is insufficient.
– the dummy shorting plug is fitted to
socket item 8, fig. 4. Thermostat Cut-Out (item 23)
In normal operation the water within the
Ensure the earthed pipe kit is assembled glass will be at 100°C. In single fault
correctly and the provided earth strap is conditions, i.e. in the event of water
securely fastened to the main case at the
correct earth point. Check all glassware
for any damage, such as chips, breaks or
cracks.

9
9
7
6 8
11
10
12
13

4 14 Earth point
5
3 for earthed
1 2
pipe kit straps

15

31

16

17

18
30
24
19

29 28 27 26 25 23 20
31 22 21

Fig 7: Major component parts A4000D

List of Major Components – A4000D

Item Description Catalogue Item Description Catalogue


no. number no. number

1 Perspex Screen M484 16 Reservoir Level Control WLS


2 Cabinet M511 17 Cabinet End Plate M511B
3 Boiler (2 off) WB4 18 Mains Water Inlet with Needle Valve 7001059 (S)
4 Funnel WF48 19 Distillate Outlet Pipe –
5 Condenser (2 off) WC48/M2 20 Drain Pipe from W4L2A –
6 Cabinet Roof M511A 21 Cooling Water Pipe to Drain (8mm) –
7 Dummy Plug – 22 Cooling Water Pipe to Drain (16mm) –
8 Boiler Level Socket for W4L2A – 23 Thermostat Glass Tube WTT48
9 Green ‘Mains On’ Indicator 700691 (S) 24 Thermostat (2 off) WT4
10 White ‘On/Off’ Switch 700988 (S) 25 Boiler Level Control (rear) W4L2A
11 Amber ‘Reservoir Full’ Indicator 700987 26 Thermostat Re-set Button WT4
12 White ‘Clean’ Switch 700988 (S) 27 Boiler Level Control (front) WL48

13 Reservoir Pressure Switch WPS 28 Boiler Plastic Coupling WBC1

14 Terminal Strip for Heater Connection 700670(S) 29 Heating Element (2 off) W48H

15 Water Flow Control Switch VA4000DHK/1 30 Boiler Retaining Springs –


31 Earthed pipe kit A4000D/EK

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A4000D Assembly 3 Fig 8a: Rear
To boiler
level
socket
Your Aquatron A4000D has been designed
with ease of assembly specifically in mind, but Vent pipe
before commencing assembly please study the Hose
illustration, fig. 7 on page 10 to familiarise Condenser assembly 3
yourself with the general lay-out. During distillate
outlet tube 1
assembly, follow the sequence of instructions
and do not connect the mains electricity Side arm
2
supply until directed.

1 From the outer packaging remove all the


components including the metal cabinet Lower drain
outlet
containing the glass boiler.
Hose
assembly 2

Item No. Description Cat. No. Qty To drain


W4L2A
5 Condenser WC48/M2 2 From distillate of first condenser
29 Heater W48H 2
27 Boiler Level Control (front) WL48 1 From distillate of first condenser
25 Boiler Level Control (rear) W4L2A 1
4 Funnel WF48 1
Fig 8b: Front
16 Reservoir Level Control WLS 1
– Bag of plastic hoses & tie straps WH48/3 1
31 Earthed pipe kits A4000D/EK 1
4
2 Before unpacking the individual Hose
components, identify them on the assembly 3
Vent
check-list below. pipe
To drain
Condenser distillate 1
3 Remove the perspex viewing screen, item outlet tube
2
1 fig. 7 by using the finger recess to lift Hose
the screen out of the lower cabinet assembly 4
groove, then remove the internal packing
which has protected the glass boilers 5

during transit. Also sever the temporary


ties holding the boiler retaining springs, Hose
assembly 1
item 30, in place.
To drain
4 Remove the cabinet end plate, item 17 by
unscrewing the six retaining screws and
’shake proof washers‘. Similarly, unscrew WL48 To W4L2A Outlet of
level control level control
the six countersunk screws to remove the Rubber sleeve
cabinet roof (item 6).
5 Withdraw the metal thermostat probe, 9 Refer to fig. 2a Take the Level Control, 11 Refer to fig. 2b. Undo outer nut from
fig. 7. item 24, from the glass tube inside W4L2A, item 25. Connect the open end plastic coupling. Open split plastic nut and
the front boiler. of the 8mm hose of hose assembly 2 to place on outlet of boiler connection arm.
the lower drain outlet of the W4L2A and Attach level control W4L2A to boiler
6 Remove the front boiler from the cabinet by
secure with tie strap. connection arm ensuring rubber seal, is in
releasing the retaining springs, item 30.
position. Secure by screwing split nut into
9b From the hose pack take a 1000mm boiler plastic coupling. Ensure that the
7 Ensure that the sealing o-ring and
length of 8mm vinyl hose. Connect the Rotaflo Stopcock on the W4L2A is closed.
stabilising o-ring are correctly positioned,
8mm hose to the earthed spigot of hose
as shown in Figure 3a. Mount one of the
assembly 2 and secure with a tie strap. 12 Connect the 4 pin DIN plug from the float
condensers WC48/M2 onto the vapour
Feed the free end of the tubing through switch of the W4L2A to the DIN socket,
tube of the rear boiler with the distillate
the opening item 20 in the side of the item 8, fig.7, situated inside the main
outlet facing the front. See fig. 8a.
cabinet. chamber of the cabinet.
8 Select one of the 1000mm lengths of
10 From the hose pack, take the 300mm 13 Refit the front boiler into the cabinet and
8mm vinyl tubing and connect to the
length of vinyl tubing and connect to the secure with retaining springs.
condenser distillate outlet tube of the
side arm of the W4L2A, securing with a
rear condenser. Secure with tie strap. Pass 14 Ensure that the sealing o-ring and
tie strap. Direct the free end of the tubing
the free end of the vinyl tubing through stabilising o-ring are correctly positioned,
to the front of the cabinet.
hole, item 19 in the cabinet side. as shown in Figure 3a. Fit the remaining
Split nut condenser onto the boiler with the
distillate outlet at the front. See fig. 8b.
Connection to lower drain
outlet 15 Connect the free end of the 300mm vinyl
tubing (instruction 10 refers) to the
distillate outlet of the front condenser.
Secure with a tie strap.
Rubber seal
16 Refit the metal thermostat probe into glass
Boiler connection arm tube of the boiler.

Figure 2a: Hose assembly 2 Figure 2b: Boiler coupling

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Cooling water outlet N E with the six countersunk screws.

28 Refit the perspex viewing panel.


PCB L
Heater lead (back)
Condenser 29 Move assembled A4000D to desired
working location. ensure there is a space
Relay of at least 500mm to the right of the unit
to allow access to the heating elements.
Sealing o-ring Relay
Heater
30 Connect the cold water supply to
lead connection 18 fig. 7.
(front)
Note: The tubing selected should have a
Vapour tube Outlet Thermostat safe working pressure at least equal to
tube (Rear) the pressure of the water supply. The
tubing should be adequately secured by
Stabilising o-ring hose clips.
Thermostat
(Front) DO NOT SWITCH ON.

Fig 3a Blue - neutral Fig 9 Blue - neutral 31 Electrical Installation


Brown - live Brown - live
Earth - yellow/green This EQUIPMENT MUST BE
Earth - yellow/green
EARTHED!
17 Take the 1000mm length of 16mm tubing 21 The tubing assembly is also fitted with a The electrical installation should only be
and insert through the hole, item 22 in 1 metre length of 8mm diameter vinyl carried out by a qualified electrician.
the cabinet side. The tubing should tubing. Feed the free end of this tubing
extend approximately 250mm into the through the opening, item 21, in the side The A4000D is classed as permanently
cabinet, roughly level with the outlet of of the cabinet. connected equipment.
the condenser. The earthed spigots should pass a high
22 Unscrew the black plastic screwcap from
the WL48 and assemble the glass funnel current (i.e. >200mA) earth continuity
Connection to outlet of level WF48 – item 4. test.
control
The equipment is supplied with 1.5m of
23 Unscrew the black plastic screwcap and flexible, triple core, circular cable to the
rubber ring from the rear boiler. Slide both
following specification:- 4.0mm2, to BS
onto heating element W48H – item 29.
6500 or equivalent and <HAR> or BASEC
approved.
24 Assemble the heater into the boiler
Figure 3b: Hose assembly 1 ensuring that the far end is supported in Connection to the mains electrical supply,
the glass nodule of the boiler. should be via a double pole 30mA RD
Do not over-tighten the screwcaps as isolation breaker switch with a continuous
17b Refer to fig. 3b. Connect the 16mm
this may cause the boiler to break or current carrying capacity of 30A at 250v
tubing to the earthed spigot of hose
push the heaters in too far as this and overcurrent protection of 30A.
assembly 1 and secure with a tie-strap.
may break the nodule.
These devices should be sited near to the
18 Connect the open end of the 16mm equipment and clearly marked –
25 Pass the electric cable of the heater up
tubing of hose assembly 1 to the outlet of “Disconnect device for Aquatron Water
into the electrical control compartment
the level control WL48 item 28 fig7. via the orifice available. Push the spade Still“
Secure with a tie strap. Ensure that the terminals onto the CORRECT PINS of the The colour code for the mains cable is:–
Rotaflo Stopcock of the WL48 is closed. connecting strip (refer to fig. 9).
Brown – Live
19 Undo outer nut from plastic coupling. 26 Repeat the operation to fit the second Blue – Neutral
Open split plastic nut and place on outlet heating element for the front boiler. Yellow/Green – Earth
of boiler connection arm. Attach level
control W4L2A to boiler connection arm Mains Cable Replacement
ensuring rubber seal is in position. Secure 15 - 20mm If the mains cable requires replacement,
by screwing split nut into boiler plastic only specially prepared spare mains lead
coupling. Ensure there are no stresses obtained from Bibby Scientific should be
from the 16mm tubing on the To boiler level used.
connection. socket
DO NOT SWITCH ON ELECTRICITY SUPPLY.
20 Looking inside the cabinet, identify the Guide 32 Connect the reservoir level control WLS
vinyl tubing assembly fitted with 5 tube as detailed on page 14 of the manual.
numbered screwthread connectors.
Referring to illustration fig. 8a and 8b 33 Refer to page 13 for operating
Hose
make the following connections:– assembly 2 instructions.

Connector no. 1 to lower water inlet of


rear condenser.
Float switch
Connector no. 2 to lower water inlet of
front condenser. Distillate feed
from front still To drain
Connector no. 3 to upper water outlet of
rear condenser.
Fig 10 W4L2A Level Control
Connector no. 4 to upper water outlet of
front condenser.
27 Refit the cabinet end panel with all six
Connector no. 5 to front boiler level
screws and washers. Refit cabinet roof
control WL48.

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Replacing earthed
hose assemblies
1. For hose assembly 1 follow the fitting
instructions from 17 to 18.

2. Ensure that the earth wire is connected


correctly to the earth post - see figs 7 and
10a.

3. For hose assembly 2 follow the fitting


instructions from 9 to 9b.

4. Ensure that the earth wire is connected to


the earth post - see figs. 7 and 10a.

5. For hose assembly 3 connect the 8mm


tubing from the spigot to the water flow
control switch and secure with a tie-strap.
Connect the free end to the mains water
inlet valve and secure with tie-straps. See
figs. 8a and 10b.

6. Ensure that the earth wire is connected to


the earth post - see figs. 7 and 10a.

7. Refer to fig. 8b and 10c. For hose


assembly 4 connect the shorter 8mm
vinyl tube to the junction where hose's 4
and 5 meet. Feed the free end of the
8mm tube through exit labelled 21, Fig. 7

Additional
earth wires
Nut
Hose
assembly 4 Shake
Hose proof
assembly 3 washer
Hose
assembly 2
Nut
Hose
assembly 1
Shake
proof
Mains washers
earth wire

Figure 10a Earth post connection

Water flow
control switch
Hose assembly 3 Mains water
inlet valve

Earth wire

8mm tubing Free end Outlet

Figure 10b Hose assembly 3

4
Earth wire Hose assembly 4

Short Free end


Junction
5

Figure 10c Hose assembly 4

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A4000D Operation

The following instructions apply to the A4000D Check all glassware for any damage, such the still and shuts off the heating
double distillation stills where the water feed as chips, breaks or cracks. elements, if the flow is insufficient.
to the first stage boiler is either via the mains
Thermostat Cut-Out (item 24)
supply or a header tank.
3 Switch on the electricity supply. (Note: In normal operation the water within the
If it is desired to feed the first stage boiler with the green indicator light will illuminate). glass will be at 100°C. In single fault
deionised or pre-treated water to obviate conditions, i.e. in the event of water
cleaning, then the instructions on page 15 4 Press the ON/OFF switch to the ON supply failure, the content will increase to
should be followed. position (switch will illuminate). 110°C where upon a resettable thermostat
will operate. Once switched, the
1 Before switching ON either mains 5 Re-check that the Clean switch is in the thermostat has to be manually reset. This
electricity or water supply, identify the ‘ON’ position (switch will illuminate). is achieved by unscrewing the black
control switches and indicator lights on knob, fig. 7, item 26, located inside the
the front of the cabinet. 6 Turn on the mains water supply and using cabinet and pressing the reset button.
the needle valve, item 18, fig. 7, on the
Green Light Reservoir Control (fig. 11)
side of the cabinet, adjust the flow rate to
When illuminated this shows there is is positioned on the collection reservoir
approximately 2 litres/minute.
mains supply voltage within the unit. In and switches off both the electricity and
no circumstances should the cabinet Check there are no water leaks from the water supply when the reservoir is full of
end-panel be removed when this light is hose connectors. distilled water. The water supply is only
illuminated. shut off around 7 mins. after the reservoir
7 Observe that the front boiler is now filling is full to allow the heating elements to
White “On/Off” Switch
with water to cover the heating elements. cool.
The primary switch for controlling water
When the water has reached the pre-set
and electricity inside the still. The switch It is recommended that the operation of
level excess will be discharged to drain.
illuminates when pressed in the ON the flow switch and reservoir control be
Check that the drain water flows freely
position. checked on a regular basis.
and does not “back-up” into the level
Amber Light control. a) Simulation of Mains Water Supply
When illuminated, this indicates that the Failure
distillate collection reservoir is full, as 8 Press the Clean button to ‘OFF’ position. Turn off the mains water supply at the
detected by the level control. (Switch light should go out). tap. This should switch off the heating
element. Turning the tap on again will
White “Clean” Switch The heater on the front boiler should start
switch the heaters on.
This shuts off the heating elements but to warm up and eventually run with a red
allows water to flow into the boiler. Used glow. After a short time distilled water b) Simulation of Reservoir Full
for filling the boiler on commissioning will emerge from the outlet pipe item. Condition
and cleaning purposes. The switch This should feed into the empty rear Lower the glass pressure bell WFB, fig.
illuminates when pressed in the ‘ON’ boiler via the level control W4L2A. 11, into the distillate to a depth of
position. 150mm. This will switch off the heating
9 Allow the rear boiler to fill with single element immediately and the cooling
2 Carefully check the following:– distilled water (for approx. 20 to 30 water after 7 minutes. Raising the bell
minutes), keeping an eye on the level. will cause both to be re-supplied.
– That the appropriate electricity, water Note that the heater of the second stage
and drain services have been provided. only comes on when the level of single 12 Switching Off
If in doubt,– consult the “Location and distilled water in the rear boiler is at Push the CLEAN switch to the ON
Services” notes on page 1. about the equator. It may be necessary to position. Wait until the residual heat
– Water still ON/OFF switch is in the OFF adjust the level of the float switch of the contained in the heating elements has
position. WL42A to achieve this condition. Refer to dispersed and no boiling is evident. Turn
fig. 10. off water supply. Push ON/OFF switch to
i.e. – switch should not be pressed and OFF position. Isolate from mains electricity
should not illuminate. Lifting the guide tube increases the level
supply.
at which the heating element will switch
– Water still CLEAN switch is in the ON on.
position.
Lowering the guide tube decreases the
– The Rotaflo stopcock on the front level at which the element will switch on.
boiler level control WL48 is closed.
Double distilled water ultimately flows
– The float switch on the second stage from outlet pipe, item 19. This should fall
boiler level control W4L2A is set at the away from the still with no kinks,
factory. However, check that this has restrictions or U bends.
not been disturbed during transit. A
rough check is that the distance from 10 To avoid excessive wastage of coolant
the top of the large screw cap of the water, make further adjustments to the
W4L2A to the top of the glass guide needle valve, item 18. Slowly reduce the
tube should be approximately 15-20mm flowrate until the flow control, item 15,
see fig. 10. switches off the heaters - then increase
the flow until the power is restored.
– The dummy shorting plug is fitted to
socket item 7, fig. 7.
11 Safety Cut-Outs
All Aquatron water stills are protected by
Ensure the earthed pipe kit is assembled
the following safety devices.
correctly and the provided earth strap is
securely bonded to the main case at the Flow Control Switch (item 15)
correct earth point. monitors the flow of coolant water into

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Distillate Collection Reservoir System
A4000, A8000, A4000D WR20 & WS20

Each Aquatron water still is supplied with a Bibby Scientific offer a purpose designed 3 Take the bacteriological filter and connect
RESERVOIR LEVEL CONTROL, WLS, fig. 11. reservoir system for the collection of distilled this to the top of the glass feed-pipe
This automatically switches off the heating water from your Aquatron. using the vinyl tubing provided. Fit the
elements and coolant water supply when the This comprises:– feed pipe and filter into the reservoir lid
distillate collection reservoir is filled with via the large screwcap fitting.
WR20 – 20 litre Pyrex glass reservoir
distilled water.
complete with Rotaflo stop-cock
4 Fit the Reservoir Level Control WLS to the
Note that, the control is fitted with a ‘delay and special lid.
lid via the small screwcap fitting. Note
timer’ which switches off the coolant water
WS20 – Reservoir stand, 43cm high for that the stem of the glass pressure bell
supply approximately 7 minutes after the
use with WR20. should extend approximately 50mm
heating elements. This is to allow time for the
above the screwcap (see illustration).
heaters to cool and for boiling to cease. The lid of the reservoir has a side arm for
connection to the distillate feed from the 5 Place the assembled lid into the socket of
The control also automatically switches on the
Aquatron and a vent fitted with a the reservoir.
heating elements and coolant water supply
bacteriological filter to maintain the purity of
when the level of distillate in the collection
the water. A screwthread fitting is also 6 Take the rubber tubing from the reservoir
reservoir falls.
provided to support the Reservoir Level level control WLS and connect to the
It is possible to fit the glass pressure bell of the Control WLS. small plastic nozzle, item 13, on the side
control to most types of reservoir and container of the water still cabinet.
by means of a metal clip WFC/1 which is Location & Assembly
provided. 7 Take the vinyl plastic tubing from the
1 Locate the reservoir in a position which
Alternatively, Bibby Scientific offer a purpose is below the level of the water still. distillate outlet of the water still and
designed reservoir collection system WR20 connect to the side-arm of the feed pipe
fitted with a special adapter to hold the bell, 2 Fit the Rotaflo drain cock to the lower on the reservoir lid. Ensure that the
see fig. 12. ground glass socket of the reservoir and tubing falls down to the reservoir without
secure with the plastic joint clip. any restrictions, kinks or U bends.
Fitting the Reservoir Control WLS to
Collection Vessels
1 Position the distillate collection reservoir
To pressure switch
in a suitable location. This should be (Item 13 on Aquatron)
below the water still so that the vinyl
rubber tubing transporting the distilled
water from the still can fall down to the
reservoir without restrictions, kinks or U Distillate 50mm
from
bends. Aquatron

2 Take the Reservoir Level Control WLS and


WLS
connect the free end of the rubber tubing
to the nozzle, item 13, of the reservoir
pressure switch located on the side of the
cabinet.

3 Use the metal clip to fit the glass pressure


bell inside the distillate collection reservoir.
Refer to fig. 11.

4 Position the bell so that the open end is


140mm below the desired distillate level.

140mm

Fig 11
WLS Reservoir level control

Fig 12
Reservoir WR20 and Stand WS20

15
Connection of WL48, item 3, using the screwthread
connector. Operation
Aquatron stills to 9 Refit the front switch panel and secure 1 Before switching on either the mains
deionised and with screw. electricity or water supply, identify the

pre-treated water 10 Take the plastic screwcap, hose connector


control switches and indicator lights on
the front of the cabinet.
and rubber ring from the WCK/N kit. Fit
supplies to the deionised water inlet, item 2, fig. Green Light
13, having first removed the red protective When illuminated this shows that there is
cap. mains supply voltage to the unit. Under
Many laboratories prefer to feed their water no circumstances should the cabinet
stills with deionised or pre-treated water to 11 Unscrew the screwcap, item 4, fig. 13, end-panel be removed this light is
obviate the need for boiler cleaning and from the Level Control WL48. Remove illuminated.
de-scaling. the glass funnel WF48 and the rubber
White ‘ON/Off’ Switch
Your new Aquatron can be easily converted to ring which are no longer required.
This is the primary switch for controlling
deionised water-feed by use of a simple water and electricity inside the still. The
accessory – the WATER FEED CONVERSION 12 Take the glass float, guide tube and
switch illuminates when pressed in the
KIT, Catalogue No. WCK/N. This kit permits the washer assembly, item 5, and pass the
ON position.
still to operate with most types of deioniser electric lead and plug through the hole in
and also piped supplies of pre-treated water. the screwcap. Carefully push the washer Amber Light
Please contact Bibby Scientific or your into the cap. When illuminated this indicates that the
laboratory trade house for ordering and price distillate collection reservoir is full as
information. 13 Refit the screwcap and float assembly to detected by the level control.
the Level Control WL48 ensuring that the
The sequence of operations to fit the WCK/N end of the guide tube locates in the well White ‘Clean’ Switch
is detailed below:– at the base. This shuts off the heating element but
allows water to flow into the boiler when
1 Assemble the Aquatron as described the still is being commissioned or cleaned.
14 Remove the dummy shorting plug from
under the relevant ASSEMBLY When pressed in the CLEAN position the
the socket item, 6, fig. 13, and fit the
instructions. switch illuminates.
plug from the Float Switch.
A4000 refer to page 3
15 Replace the cabinet end-plate and roof. 2 Carefully check the following:–
A8000 refer to page 7
A4000D refer to page 11 – the appropriate electricity, water and
16 Connect the hose connector, item 2, of drain services have been provided. If in
2 Ensure the unit is isolated from the mains the deionised water inlet to the outlet of doubt, consult the LOCATION AND
electricity supply. the deioniser or pre-treated water supply. SERVICES section on page 1.
Note the tubing selected should have a
3 Remove the perspex viewing screen, the safe working pressure of at least equal to – the ON/OFF switch on the control
cabinet end-panel and the cabinet roof. the pressure of the water supply and panel is in the OFF position.
should be adequately secured with hose – the CLEAN switch is pressed in the
4 Lift out the front switch panel from the clips. CLEAN position.
cabinet groove by unscrewing the counter
sunk screw at the top of the panel. This – the Rotaflo Stopcock on the boiler level
will allow better access to the plumbing control WL48 is closed.
system. – the Reservoir pressure switch is fitted
to the distillate collection vessel.
5 Identify the length of 8mm vinyl tubing
which connects the side arm of the Boiler – the dummy shorting plug has been
Level Control WL48 and the outlet of the removed from it’s socket and replaced
Water Flow Control Switch (WS48/1 or with the lead from the WCK/N.
WS48/2). Remove the tubing by
unscrewing the plastic screwthread
connector from the WL48 and then
severing the tie strap on the Flow
Switch. Earthing stud
Hose assembly IWCK02

6 From the Water Feed Conversion Kit 6


WCK/N, take the 1000mm length of
8mm vinyl tubing. Push one end of the
tubing onto the OUTLET of the Water
Flow Control Switch, and secure with a
tie-strap.
1

7 Push the free end of the tubing through


the vacant orifice in the side of the
cabinet and lead to the drain.
2

8 Take the 220mm length of reinforced


plastic tubing with earthed spigot Deioniser or
pre-treated water supply
(IWCK02) from the WCK/N kit. Connect
the free-end to the nozzle of the solenoid 4 5 3
valve, item 1, fig 13. Secure with metal
hose clip. Fit the other end of the tubing Fig 13 Conversion to deionised or pre-treated water supply
to the side arm of the Level Control

16
3 Switch on the electricity supply – the
green indicator light will illuminate. Cleaning 9 Allow the chemical reaction within the
boiler to continue until all the deposits

4 Press the ON/OFF switch to the ON


A4000, A8000, have been removed.

position – the switch will illuminate. A4000D Note – if scale has built up above the
operating level, the boiler may be
completely filled by either lifting the drain
5 Recheck that the CLEAN switch is in the
When any of the Aquatron stills have been pipe or restricting the flow of water to
CLEAN position and illuminated.
used to produce distilled water directly from a drain. This operation must be carefully
mains water supply, there will inevitably be a controlled so that the boiler does not
6 Turn on the mains water supply and using
build-up of scale in the boiler and on the over-fill and cause water to be forced
the needle valve on the side of the
heating element(s). To obtain optimum over the funnel top.
cabinet, adjust the flow rate to
approximately 1 Litre/Min. for A4000 and performance from the still the scale should be
removed on a regular basis. The time span 10 Open Rotaflo stopcock and allow contents
2 Litres/Min. for A8000 and A4000D.
between cleaning depends entirely upon the of the boiler to drain completely.
Ensure that the mains water flows to
drain without any restriction. hardness of the water supply. In very hard
Note:
water areas it may be necessary to clean the
If the acid added to the boiler has not
7 Turn on the supply of deionised or still once a week, whereas in soft water areas
been completely neutralised, the liquid
pre-treated water. Observe that deionised several weeks may elapse before cleaning is
flowing to drain may be strongly acid.
water enters the boiler via the float necessary.
Necessary safety precautions should be
system of the WCK/N. It should not, of course, be necessary to observed around the drain position, and
de-scale the second stage boiler on the any effluent control procedures followed.
8 Allow deionised water to flow into the A4000D or when the stills have been operated
boiler until the heating element(s) is from a de-ioniser. 11 Close Rotaflo stopcock.
covered by approximately 10mm. At this
level the flow of deionised water into the Cleaning the still involves the use of 10% 12 Push ON/OFF switch to ON position and
boiler should be automatically cut off by formic acid or kettle descaler. As a safety allow boiler to fill with water. Again the
the WCK/N float system. precaution protective clothing, gloves, mask boiler may be completely filled by
and goggles should be worn during cleaning. following procedure detailed in step 8.
9 Switch off the CLEAN button by pressing Note:
it for a second time – the switch light The cabinet and perspex screen should be 13 Push ON/OFF switch to OFF position.
goes out. cleaned using a dilute detergent solution
only. 14 Drain the boiler by opening the Rotaflo
The heater(s) will start to warm up and
stopcock.
eventually run at a red glow. (If heater It is possible to descale the Aquatron Water
fails to glow, check that the flow of mains Still without dismantling the glassware by 15 Repeat steps 11-14 two or three times
water is adequate). following these instructions in conjunction until the boiler has been thoroughly
with Control of Substances Hazardous to flushed through.
10 Allow distillation to commence and Health regulations (COSHH) 1988.
observe that the WCK/N float system
Method 16 The still is re-started by finishing the
allows fresh deionised water to enter the
1 Push the CLEAN switch to the CLEAN cleaning cycle at step 12, and then
boiler and maintain a satisfactory
position – the switch illuminates. pushing the CLEAN switch to the OFF
operating level.
position. (Switch is not illuminated).
If the deionised supply fails then the 2 Observe that the heating element/s has Before collecting the distillate the still
WCK/N will switch off the heater until it switched off. Allow boiling to stop and should be allowed to run for about 10
is restored. water to cool. minutes with the distillate running to
drain, this will ensure that any residual
11 Replace the perspex viewing screen. 3 Push ON/OFF switch to OFF position. acid is removed.

4 Remove perspex screen. Note:


The amount of acid required will depend
5 Open the Rotaflo stopcock on the level upon the degree of scaling.
control WL48, allow the boiler to empty If after performing the cleaning cycle
to ¾’s of its full capacity, and close deposits are left in the boiler, it may be
stopcock. necessary to repeat the cleaning cycle
using a fresh quantity of acid.
6 Carefully add about 100ml 10% formic The benefits gained from regular cleaning
acid solution or kettle descaler into the cannot be over emphasised.
glass funnel of the WL48.

7 Push the ON/OFF switch to the ON


position, the boiler will refill to its
operating level.

8 Push the ON/OFF switch to the OFF


position.

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Fault Finding the main chamber of the cabinet. 9 Persistent tripping of the RCD
If the thermostat has cut-out then the This is likely to be due to the integrity of
A4000, A8000, cause should be identified at once. the heater and should therefore be

A4000D Check that the boiler contains sufficient


replaced.
water.
In the event of operating difficulties with your
Check that the plumbing connections are
Aquatron it is suggested that the following
basic checks are made. (Please note that not leaking. Additional checks
these checks should only be carried out by
suitably qualified personnel).
Check that the stopcock on the boiler for Aquatrons fed
level control WL48 is closed.
If these checks fail to identify and remedy the
with deionised or
problem then you are advised to seek the help
of your supplier or the Technical Services
4 Heater in second stage boiler of
A4000D not on pre-treated water
Department of Bibby Scientific Ltd. Check the setting of the boiler level
a) Boiler does not fill –
control W4L2A. See page 12 for details.
1 Unit completely inoperative – Check that supply of pre-treated water is
No mains green indicator light on Check thermostat has not operated. See
switched on.
notes under 3.
Check the electricity supply to the Check input water filter on side of
Aquatron and ensure that a fuse has not 5 Water level in boiler too high – cabinet is not blocked (see note 8).
blown at the plug or supply fuse board. Choking of condenser
(This check should be conducted by a Check Water Feed Conversion Kit
QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN). Check that the flow of water into the WCK/N is correctly fitted and adjusted.
boiler is not excessive. Control flow by See page 14 for details.
2 Heater(s) not on – adjusting needle valve on right-hand side
of cabinet. b) Heater(s) not on –
Mains green indicator light on water
flowing Check that the coolant water drain pipe Check water level in boiler is above the
falls away from the Aquatron without heating element.
a) Check the Aquatron switches are in
the correct mode, i.e.: restrictions or U bends. Check Water Feed Conversion Kit
If level of water in the second stage boiler WCK/N is correctly fitted and adjusted.
ON/OFF switch is in the ON position.
of model A4000D is too high, then:– See page 14 for details.
CLEAN switch is in the OFF position.
Check setting of the float switch in boiler
Check that the Reservoir indicator light level control W4L2A. See page 12 for
is NOT illuminated and indicating a full details.
collection reservoir.
b) Check that the 15 amp fuses, located 6 Distillate quality low –
inside the electrical chamber of the Check the condition of the boiler and
cabinet, have not blown. (This check clean if heavily scaled.
should be conducted by a QUALIFIED
ELECTRICIAN). 7 Distillate collection reservoir floods –
c) Check that the flow of cooling water is Check the location of the Reservoir level
sufficient. control WLS inside the reservoir. See page
A4000 requires a flowrate of at least 1 13 for details.
litre/min. Check that the WLS pipe connections
A8000, A4000D requires a flowrate of between the glass bell and Aquatron are
at least 2 litres/min. secure and air tight.

If the flowrate is NOT sufficient then:–


Check the mains water supply is turned 8 Cleaning blocked water filters
on. Your Aquatron is fitted with a built-in
Check the needle valve on the water filter to prevent the ingress of
right-hand side of the cabinet is open. particulate matter into the plumbing
system.
Check the water inlet filter is not
blocked (see note 8). The filter can be examined and cleaned if
necessary by unscrewing the black plastic
Check the flow of water is not impeded screwcap which secures the needle valve,
by blockages or restrictions. item 18, to the right-hand side of the
cabinet.
3 Heater(s) not on –
Water not flowing A similar filter is also incorporated on the
Mains green indicator light on same side of the cabinet for use with
pre-treated water supplies. Access is via
Check that the thermostat has not the black screwcap which secures the
operated. Confirm this by pressing the hose nozzle.
thermostat reset button located inside

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List of Spares
Catalogue no.

Boiler for A4000, A4000D WB4


Boiler for A8000 WB8
Boiler plastic coupling WBC1
Boiler Level Control WL48
Boiler level control for A4000D rear boiler W4L2A
Float switch for W4L2A I/B595264
Condenser WC48/M2
Electric fuse, 15 amp, HRC  W15F
Funnel WF48
Heater W48H
Hose assembly for A4000 WH48/1
Hose assembly for A8000 WH48/2
Hose assembly for A4000D WH48/3
Printed circuit board WPCB/M3
O ring (lower) for vapour tube QR38/24
O ring (upper) for vapour tube WB48/01
Reservoir assembly complete WR20

Components:–
20 litre glass reservoir 1569/22
Bacteriological filter WR20/01
Lid/adapter WR20/02
Feed pipe WR20/03
Stopcock WR20/04
Stopcock retaining clip KC29

Reservoir metal stand WS20


Reservoir Level Control WLS
Reservoir pressure switch WPS
Rubber ring for heating element QR38/24
Rubber ring for thermostat QR18/10
Rubber rings for reservoir lid QR18/10 & QR28/18
Screwcap for heating element QC38/25
Screwcap for thermostat QC18/11
Screwcaps for reservoir lid QC18/11 & QC28/21

Screwthread connectors for hose assemblies 4510/02


Solenoid valve WSV
Thermostat for A4000 & A4000D WT4
Thermostat for A8000 WT8
Thermostat glass tube WTT48
Water Feed Conversion kit WCK/N
Float switch for WCK/N WCK/01N
Water Flow Control Switch for A4000 I/A4000HK/1
Water Flow Control Switch for A8000 & A4000D I/A8000HK/1
Water flow control switch for A4000D I/A4000HK/I
Earthed spigot kit for A4000 A4000/EK
Earthed spigot kit for A8000 A8000/EK
Earthed spigot kit for A4000D A4000D/EK
Earthed pipe kit - Deioniser IWCK02

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Circuit diagram for A4000

RESERVOIR
ON/OFF CLEAN FULL
T1 (S) (WHITE) (AMBER)
3,6,9 (WHITE)
IC1
C1 C2 RL4
MR1 1000uF 33uF (E)(S)
25V 16V
2,5,7,8,1 1N4007

D1 12 - WAY
1N4007
1 SOCKET

+12 D3 D2 10
T 125 m AL 1N4007
CLEAN
1N4007 PRESSURE
(S) SWITCH
R1 R2
68K 1K (S)
RL2 RL1
(S) (S) C3
2200uF
TR1 16V

FLOW
(SEE SWITCH
NOTE)* (S)
12 - WAY
4 1 2 3 1 SOCKET 3
2 4
4 - WAY SOCKET
A4000/PCB (S) 1 5
(S)
*NOTE

SKT1 IS USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DE-IONISED FEED CONVERSION KIT, WCK/N.
IF THE STILL IS NOT FITTED WITH WCK/N, PINS 1 & 5 ARE CONNECTED TOGETHER
WITH THE 'DIN' PLUG SUPPLIED WITH THE STILL.
ON/OFF
(S)
2
3
4
PINS 1 & 5, BOILER WATER LEVEL REED SWITCH.
}
PINS 2 & 4 DE-IONISED FEED SOLENOID REED SWITCH.
WHEN USED WITH WCK/N

1 5
SKT1/1 (SEE NOTE)* (E) DENOTES E.M.C. CRITICAL COMPONENT

(S) DENOTES SAFETY CRITICAL COMPONENT

RL3/1 (E)(S)
THERMOSTAT
E
(S)
SV1 (S) SV2 (S) HEATER
COOLING DE - IONISED MAINS ON
WATER WATER (GREEN)
SOLENOID SOLENOID (S)

Wiring diagram for A4000 Circuit Diagram for A4000 AQUATRON Water Still

PINK (E) DENOTES E.M.C. CRITICAL


10 COMPONENT
11 (S) DENOTES SAFETY CRITICAL
COMPONENT
VIOLET WHITE
12
BLACK
Earthed Hose
7
4 5
3
2 1
SKT1 (SEE NOTE)* Assembly 1
RED YELLOW
9
PRESSURE
RED 1 2
3 SWITCH
CLEAN (S)
RED SWITCH
12 - WAY PLUG 3
4

YELLOW WHITE
WHITE Earthed Hose
1 Assembly 3
RED
6
RESERVOIR
ON/OFF CLEAN FULL
BLACK
BLACK BLACK
5
1N4007
1 FLOW
BLACK PINK SWITCH
2 2 (S)
RL3 (E)(S) BLUE
3
YELLOW SV2 (S)
3 4
ORANGE BLUE
2 5
4 - WAY PLUG BLUE 6 SV1 (S)
BLUE
4
BROWN BROWN MAINS ON
1 (S) BLUE
ON/OFF
(S) BROWN L
THERMOSTAT (S)
*NOTE BROWN BROWN BLUE N
SKT1 IS USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DE-IONISED FEED CONVERSION KIT,
WCK/N RL3/1 (E)(S) HEATER
IF THE STILL IS NOT FITTED WITH WCK/N, PINS 1 & 5 ARE CONNECTED
TOGETHER WITH THE 'DIN' PLUG SUPPLIED WITH THE STILL.
PINS 1 & 5, BOILER WATER LEVEL REED SWITCH WHEN USED WITH WCK/N
PINS 2 & 4, DE-IONISED FEED SOLENOID }

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WIRING DIAGRAM FOR A4000 AQUATRON WATER STILL
Circuit diagram for A8000

RESERVOIR
ON/OFF CLEAN FULL
T1 (S) (WHITE) (AMBER)
3,6,9 (WHITE)
IC1
C1 C2 RL3 RL4
MR1 1000uF 33uF (E)(S) (E)(S)
25V 16V
2,5,7,8,1
1N4007 1N4007
D1 12 - WAY
1N4007
1 SOCKET

+12 D3 D2 10
T 125 m AL 1N4007
CLEAN
1N4007 PRESSURE
(S) SWITCH
R1 R2
68K 1K (S)
RL2 RL1
(S) (S) C3
2200uF
TR1 16V

FLOW
(SEE SWITCH
NOTE)* (S)
12 - WAY
4 1 2 3 1 SOCKET 3
2 4
4 - WAY SOCKET
A4000/PCB (S) 1 5
(S)
*NOTE

SKT1 IS USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DE-IONISED FEED CONVERSION KIT, WCK/N.
IF THE STILL IS NOT FITTED WITH WCK/N, PINS 1 & 5 ARE CONNECTED TOGETHER
WITH THE 'DIN' PLUG SUPPLIED WITH THE STILL.
ON/OFF
(S)
2
3
4
PINS 1 & 5, BOILER WATER LEVEL REED SWITCH.
}
PINS 2 & 4 DE-IONISED FEED SOLENOID REED SWITCH. WHEN USED WITH WCK/N
1 5
SKT1/1 (SEE NOTE)* (E) DENOTES E.M.C. CRITICAL COMPONENT

(S) DENOTES SAFETY CRITICAL COMPONENT

RL3/1 (E)(S)

E
SV1 (S) SV2 (S) FRONT
COOLING DE - IONISED HEATER
MAINS ON
WATER WATER (GREEN)
SOLENOID SOLENOID RL4/1 (E)(S) (S)

REAR THERMOSTAT
HEATER (S)

Wiring diagram for A8000 Circuit Diagram for A8000 AQUATRON Water Still

PINK (E) DENOTES E.M.C. CRITICAL


10 COMPONENT

11 (S) DENOTES SAFETY CRITICAL


COMPONENT

VIOLET WHITE
12

BLACK 4 5
7 3
1 SKT1 (SEE NOTE)*
2

RED YELLOW
9 PRESSURE
SWITCH
1 2 (S)
RED
3
CLEAN
RED SWITCH
12 - WAY PLUG 3 4
WHITE
1 YELLOW WHITE
RED
6
ON/OFF RESERVOIR
CLEAN FULL
BLACK
BLACK
5
1N4007
BLACK PINK
2
RL3 (E)(S)
REAR BOILER 1
1N4007 FLOAT SWITCH FLOW
BLACK SWITCH
8 ORANGE PINK (S)
2
RL4 (E)(S) BLUE
3
YELLOW SV2 (S)
3 4
ORANGE BLUE
2 5
SV1 (S)
4 - WAY PLUG BLUE BLUE 6
4
BROWN BROWN
1 MAINS ON BLUE
(S)
ON/OFF
(S) BROWN L
*NOTE BROWN BROWN BLUE N
SKT1 IS USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DE-IONISED FEED CONVERSION
KIT, WCK/N. RL3/1 (E)(S)
FRONT HEATER
IF THE STILL IS NOT FITTED WITH WCK/N, PINS 1 & 5 ARE CONNECTED
TOGETHER WITH THE 'DIN' PLUG SUPPLIED WITH THE STILL. BROWN
PINS 1 & 5, BOILER WATER LEVEL REED SWITCH WHEN USED
PINS 2 & 4, DE-IONISED FEED SOLENOID } WITH WCK/N
THERMOSTAT (S)
BROWN BROWN BLUE

RL4/1 (E)(S) REAR HEATER

WIRING DIAGRAM FOR A8000 AQUATRON WATER STILL


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Circuit diagram for A4000D

RESERVOIR
ON/OFF CLEAN FULL
T1(S) (WHITE) (AMBER)
3,6,9 (WHITE)
IC1
C1 C2 RL3 RL4
MR1 1000uF 33uF (E)(S) (E)(S)
25V 16V
2,5,7,8,1
1N4007 1N4007
D1 12 - WAY
1N4007
1 SOCKET

+12 D3 D2 10
CLEAN REAR
T 125 m AL 1N4007 1N4007 PRESSURE BOILER
(S) SWITCH FLOAT
R1 R2
68K 1K (S) SWITCH
RL2 RL1
(S) (S) C3
2200uF
TR1 16V

FLOW
(SEE NOTE)* SWITCH
12 WAY SKT1/2 (S)
4 1 2 3 1 SOCKET 3
2 4
4 - WAY SOCKET
A4000/PCB (S) 1 5
(S)
*NOTE

SKT1 IS USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DE-IONISED FEED CONVERSION KIT, WCK/N.
IF THE STILL IS NOT FITTED WITH WCK/N, PINS 1 & 5 ARE CONNECTED TOGETHER
WITH THE 'DIN' PLUG SUPPLIED WITH THE STILL.
ON/OFF
(S)
2
3
4 PINS 2 & 4 DE-IONISED FEED SOLENOID REED SWITCH. }
PINS 1 & 5, FRONT BOILER WATER LEVEL REED SWITCH. WHEN USED WITH WCK/N

1 5
SKT1/1 (SEE NOTE)* (E) DENOTES E.M.C. CRITICAL COMPONENT

(S) DENOTES SAFETY CRITICAL COMPONENT

RL3/1 (E)(S)
TT1(S)
E
SV1 (S) SV2 (S) FRONT FRONT
COOLING DE-IONISED HEATER THERMOSTAT MAINS ON
WATER WATER (GREEN)
SOLENOID SOLENOID RL4/1 (E)(S) (S)
TT2(S)

REAR REAR
HEATER THERMOSTAT

Circuit Diagram for A4000D AQUATRON Water Still


Wiring diagram for A4000D
PINK (E) DENOTES E.M.C. CRITICAL
10 COMPONENT
11 (S) DENOTES SAFETY CRITICAL
COMPONENT

VIOLET WHITE
12

BLACK 4 5
7 3
1 SKT1 (SEE NOTE)*
2

RED YELLOW
9
PRESSURE
SWITCH
1 2 (S)
RED
3
CLEAN
RED SWITCH
12 - WAY PLUG 3 4
WHITE
1 YELLOW WHITE
RED
6
ON/OFF RESERVOIR
CLEAN FULL
BLACK
BLACK
5
1N4007
BLACK PINK
2
RL3 (E)(S)
REAR BOILER 1 FLOW
1N4007 FLOAT SWITCH
BLACK SWITCH
ORANGE PINK (S)
8 2
RL4 (E)(S) BLUE
3
YELLOW SV2 (S)
3 4
ORANGE BLUE
2 5
SV1 (S)
4 - WAY PLUG BLUE BLUE 6
4
BROWN BROWN
1 MAINS ON BLUE
(S)
ON/OFF
(S) BROWN L
FRONT THERMOSTAT (S)
*NOTE BROWN BROWN BLUE N
SKT1 IS USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DE-IONISED FEED CONVERSION
KIT, WCK/N. RL3/1 (E)(S)
FRONT HEATER
IF THE STILL IS NOT FITTED WITH WCK/N, PINS 1 & 5 ARE CONNECTED
TOGETHER WITH THE 'DIN' PLUG SUPPLIED WITH THE STILL. BROWN
PINS 1 & 5, FRONT BOILER WATER LEVEL REED SWITCH WHEN USED
PINS 2 & 4, DE-IONISED FEED SOLENOID }WITH WCK/N
REAR THERMOSTAT (S)
BROWN BROWN BLUE

RL4/1 (E)(S) REAR HEATER

WIRING DIAGRAM FOR A4000D AQUATRON WATER STILL


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harmonized standards for radio frequency practice. Where there is a possibility that injury, damage or loss
interference and may be expected not might occur if equipment malfunctions due to radio frequency
to interfere with, or be affected by, other equipment interference, or for general advice before use, contact the Technical
with similar qualifications. We cannot be sure that other Department of Bibby Scientific Ltd.
equipment used in its vicinity will meet these standards

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Notes

24
Notes

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