Helmer – i Series and Horizon Series | Platelet Incubator Service Manual
Platelet incubator service manuals are crucial for a number of reasons. First, they provide detailed instructions for properly maintaining and repairing the equipment. This is important because platelet incubators are used to store platelets at a specific temperature and humidity level, which is essential for their proper function. If the incubator is not properly maintained, it can lead to the platelets becoming damaged or ineffective, which can have serious consequences for patients who rely on these platelets for blood transfusions.
Second, service manuals often contain information on troubleshooting common issues that may arise with the equipment. This is important because platelet incubators are complex pieces of equipment and problems can be difficult to diagnose and fix without the proper knowledge and tools. By providing detailed instructions and diagrams, service manuals can help technicians quickly and accurately identify and repair problems with the equipment.
Third, service manuals often contain information on how to properly calibrate the equipment. This is important because platelet incubators must be kept at a specific temperature and humidity level in order to ensure that the platelets stored inside are properly preserved. If the equipment is not properly calibrated, it can lead to the platelets becoming damaged or ineffective. By providing detailed instructions on how to properly calibrate the equipment, service manuals can help ensure that the platelet incubator is always operating at optimal conditions.
Finally, service manuals can also be important for ensuring compliance with regulations. Platelet incubators are regulated by various agencies, such as the FDA, and must meet certain standards in order to be used in healthcare settings. Service manuals often provide information on how to comply with these regulations, which can help ensure that the equipment is safe and effective for use.
In conclusion, platelet incubator service manuals are crucial for proper maintenance and repair of the equipment, troubleshooting common issues, proper calibration, and compliance with regulations. They provide important information to ensure the equipment is working optimally and the platelets are properly preserved.
The Helmer i Series and Horizon Series Platelet Incubators are specialised refrigeration units designed for the storage and incubation of platelets and other blood components. These units are commonly used in hospitals and blood banks to ensure the proper preservation and functionality of platelets prior to transfusion.
The Helmer i Series Platelet Incubator features a temperature range of 20-24°C and utilises a microprocessor-controlled cooling system to maintain a consistent temperature within the unit. It also has alarms for high and low temperature, as well as door open alarm, power failure alarm, and optional remote alarm. It also has a built-in data logger which can record temperature, humidity and door opening/closing for at least 3 years. The i Series also has a variety of customisable options such as different sizes and configurations, making it a versatile choice for any blood bank or hospital.
The Horizon Series Platelet Incubator, on the other hand, offers a range of advanced features for improved platelet preservation and functionality. It has a temperature range of 20-24°C and utilises a microprocessor-controlled cooling system with a built-in data logger which can record temperature, humidity, and door opening/closing for at least 3 years. It also has a variety of alarms, such as high and low temperature, door open, and power failure, as well as an optional remote alarm. The Horizon Series also features a unique air-tight door seal and a HEPA filtered air system to minimise contamination and improve platelet quality. Additionally, it offers a range of customisable options such as different sizes and configurations, making it a versatile choice for any blood bank or hospital.
Both Helmer i Series and Horizon Series Platelet Incubator are CE marked, UL/CUL listed, and are compliant with AABB, FDA and other international standards. They are designed to provide a safe and efficient storage solution for platelets, with the added benefits of advanced features such as temperature monitoring and alarms to ensure optimal preservation and functionality of the stored platelets.
- FDA guidance on platelet incubator : https://www.fda.gov/media/134022/download
- Blood transfusion guidance from WHO: https://www.who.int/bloodsafety/transfusion_services/Blood_transfusion_guidance.pdf
- Study on platelet storage : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7023097/