If hydrogen gas has accumulated or if there is a power outage, follow the procedure below to stop the supply of hydrogen gas and eliminate hydrogen gas from the room.

  1. Immediately stop the supply of hydrogen gas.
  2. Switch OFF power to the gas chromatograph.
  3. Open the windows and doors of the room where the instrument is installed to thoroughly ventilate the room.
  4. Confirm that there is no ignition source in the room that could ignite the hydrogen gas.
  5. Wait until the temperature of all gas chromatograph components has fallen to the ambient temperature (approximately 1 hour).
  6. Open the door of the gas chromatograph.
  7. Wait until all hydrogen gas is completely expelled from the instrument/column (approximately 30 minutes).
  8. After confirming the items in "Precautions During Installation" and "Precautions When Operating the Instrument," use the standard startup procedure to start the gas chromatograph.