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Use of the devices (5)

The Abiss® devices visible on the aneolia.com website are certified in compliance with the fundamental CE guidelines of the European Union.
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The latest Abiss® leakage analysers comply with several standards, in particular:
– DIN 55508-1 of February 2018 for packaging
– ASTM F1140 for burst testing up to 1.4 bars and seal resistance
– ASTM F2054 : burst testing
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The detectors for medical gases in a hospital setting comply with the EN ISO 7396-1:2016 standard.

The sum of uncertainties in the measurement chain (operators, environment, electronics and digital approximation, etc.)

In the framework of the DIN 55508-1 standard, Abiss® devices determine the airtightness of a container by measuring an air flow under constant pressure.

The action of quantifying the physical amount of a gas. For Abiss® devices, the gas measurement in question is expressed as a % of the gas mixture.

It is the obtaining of a physical quantity.

Use of the devices : Oxylos (10)

This is a tool which enables the positioning of the packaging to ensure the repeatability of tests and thus reduce the uncertainty of the operator.

During the burst test, the Exos and Oxylos devices inject up to 1.4 bars of pressure into the packaging and measure the breaking point of the seals. The result in mbar represents the maximum pressure reached by the packaging during the test.
This test follows the guidelines of the ASTM F2054 standard.

The larger the packaging, the lower the test pressure.

We recommend 2 possible methods to determine the pressure to be applied:
1st method: Begin the tests under low pressure, do not strain the packaging and observe the effect of the process on the overall quality of the packaging.
2nd method (faster and effective in 90% of cases): Carry out 1 or 2 burst tests, then divide the pressure obtained by 5 and apply the result as the stress pressure for leakage. Regardless of the level of pressure applied, sensitivity will not be reduced but the pressure will enable faster testing.

We advise you to begin with a relatively long test period in order to familiarise yourself with the behaviour of the packaging under inflation, then to optimise the test period once the acceptable thresholds have been defined and the packaging is sufficiently stable after inflation (visible on the test curves).
When the needle is at atmospheric pressure, the airflow rate is 1 litre per minute for a test pressure of 20 mbar.

This sound is normal and corresponds to a pneumatic valve movement which is automatically returning to zero pressure.

For safety reasons, the system automatically switches from “supervisor” level to “operator” level after 30 minutes.

The operator mode is restricted to taking measurements (testing) and the reading/extraction of results.
The supervisor mode is locked by a password. It enables the creation of test programmes, line names and the deletion of data.

The core of each device is based on a platform equivalent to that of a computer; the system must be shut down following the same procedure, in order to avoid lasting damage to the device data supports (Flash memory and data readers).

Compressed air is required to carry out leakage tests by constant pressure flowmeter.
For Oxylos, the compressed air enables the operation of the lowering valve and the automatic cleaning of the needle by blowing.

The Abiss® devices visible on the aneolia.com website are certified in compliance with the fundamental CE guidelines of the European Union.
————–
The latest Abiss® leakage analysers comply with several standards, in particular:
– DIN 55508-1 of February 2018 for packaging
– ASTM F1140 for burst testing up to 1.4 bars and seal resistance
– ASTM F2054 : burst testing
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The detectors for medical gases in a hospital setting comply with the EN ISO 7396-1:2016 standard.

Use of the devices : Exos (10)

During the burst test, the Exos and Oxylos devices inject up to 1.4 bars of pressure into the packaging and measure the breaking point of the seals. The result in mbar represents the maximum pressure reached by the packaging during the test.
This test follows the guidelines of the ASTM F2054 standard.

The larger the packaging, the lower the test pressure.

We recommend 2 possible methods to determine the pressure to be applied:
1st method: Begin the tests under low pressure, do not strain the packaging and observe the effect of the process on the overall quality of the packaging.
2nd method (faster and effective in 90% of cases): Carry out 1 or 2 burst tests, then divide the pressure obtained by 5 and apply the result as the stress pressure for leakage. Regardless of the level of pressure applied, sensitivity will not be reduced but the pressure will enable faster testing.

We advise you to begin with a relatively long test period in order to familiarise yourself with the behaviour of the packaging under inflation, then to optimise the test period once the acceptable thresholds have been defined and the packaging is sufficiently stable after inflation (visible on the test curves).
When the needle is at atmospheric pressure, the airflow rate is 1 litre per minute for a test pressure of 20 mbar.

The needle holder is used to reduce operator uncertainty by limiting needle movement during the leakage test.

This sound is normal and corresponds to a pneumatic valve movement which is automatically returning to zero pressure.

For safety reasons, the system automatically switches from “supervisor” level to “operator” level after 30 minutes.

The operator mode is restricted to taking measurements (testing) and the reading/extraction of results.
The supervisor mode is locked by a password. It enables the creation of test programmes, line names and the deletion of data.

The core of each device is based on a platform equivalent to that of a computer; the system must be shut down following the same procedure, in order to avoid lasting damage to the device data supports (Flash memory and data readers).

Compressed air is required to carry out leakage tests by constant pressure flowmeter.
For Oxylos, the compressed air enables the operation of the lowering valve and the automatic cleaning of the needle by blowing.

The Abiss® devices visible on the aneolia.com website are certified in compliance with the fundamental CE guidelines of the European Union.
————–
The latest Abiss® leakage analysers comply with several standards, in particular:
– DIN 55508-1 of February 2018 for packaging
– ASTM F1140 for burst testing up to 1.4 bars and seal resistance
– ASTM F2054 : burst testing
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The detectors for medical gases in a hospital setting comply with the EN ISO 7396-1:2016 standard.

Consumables (8)

The septum is specially adapted to the measurement of micro-leaks and bursting and ensures airtightness around the needle when pressure is applied to the packaging.

A septum ensures airtightness around the needle during the test.



  1. Check the tube (for signs of piercing or impurities such as traces of liquid or dust)
  2. Check the connectors (for warping, piercing or cracks)
  3. Check the needle (ensure it is straight, does not move between the needle and the connector, or is not warped)
  4. Check the filter (for warping and ensure it is white, stain and dust free)

Oxylos has a suction system which ensures airtightness during the test.

The frequency of needle replacement depends on the number of tests carried out per day and the type of product (wet, oily or dry). You are advised to change the needle when it is warped or very soiled or when the tip of the needle is blunt.
The frequency of needle replacement also depends on the level of care exercised by the users.

The frequency of filter replacement depends on the number of tests carried out per day and the type of product (wet, oily or dry). You are advised to observe the clogging rate of the filter.

There are different types of needles of varying lengths with central or lateral and simple or multiple piercing. A specific needle will be more suitable for a type of packaging according to its firmness or the risk of the product obstructing the needle during piercing.

This filter must be placed between the needle and the needle holder in order to protect the device from any potentially damaging intrusion.
The filter must not be used for the burst measurement.

Calibration and maintenance (6)

The gas tank allows you to check the compliance of a gas measurement given by a device. The gas tanks reveal doubts (e.g. to indicate if the sensor is drifting). Before checking the gas, adjustment must be made for the O2 amount in the air.

The calibration leak is a stable control tool over time and enables you to ensure the compliance of the leakage measurements of the Exos and Oxylos analysers.
The calibrated leaks are “holes” pierced by laser in a stainless steel membrane.



At the time of air measurement, if the amount of O2 does not lie between 20.7% and 21.1%, an adjustment must be carried out, preferably at the start of production. You are strongly advised not to re-pump air between two measurements.

Generally speaking, we advise you to begin by inspecting the overall cleanliness of the sampling kit (cleanliness of the filter, needle and tube). You should then refer to the user manual for the corresponding device.

On average, we advise you to carry out this inspection every three months. This depends on both the product and in-house procedures.

Anéolia recommends an annual calibration for all Abiss® brand measurement devices.

Where should I send my gas analyser for calibration?
You may send your device to the following address:
ANEOLIA
SERVICE APRES-VENTE
240 Rue de la Motte
77550 Moissy Cramayel
France
Upon receiving your device, we will send you proof of receipt.
Once our after-sales department has inspected your device, a quote will be sent to you for your approval.
Upon receipt of your approval, your device will be handled as soon as possible and returned to you. If you decide not to carry out repairs, inspection fees may be charged.

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