4 Important Things to Cover During Preventative Maintenance

Recently, Jerald Olsen, our VP of Sales was quoted in a DOTmed article with important information about quarterly preventative maintenance (PM). We are going to highlight some of the information he shared here on our blog.

Here are four important things to cover during a quarterly PM:

Recalibrate IF data value – Updating the X-ray tube IF data keeps the X-ray tube and detector calibrated and also keeps the tube output and the detector synchronized over time.

Heat exchanger checks – Visually check and clean the heat exchanger. The filter should be removed and cleaned with a vacuum. If clogged, it should be replaced.

Check the high voltage cable retaining cap and gap – Check the retaining cap and the tightening screws for looseness. The gap between the cap and the tube should be between 2mm and 4mm.

Leakage checks – Confirm that there is no coolant leakage from the X-ray tube, heat exchanger, or rubber hoses. If coolant leakage from the rubber hose is detected or a crack is found in the hose, replace it immediately.

“None of these items should come as a surprise, but the reality is that CT tubes will have a longer life if these simple things are done,” said Olsen. “We train and assist customers with these proactive maintenance steps daily.”

If you are interested in learning more about how to perform quarterly preventative maintenance, contact our team to learn more about our CT Training Courses.

Our comprehensive program gives students an overview of the Aquilion CT series and provides training in system operation, installation, preventative maintenance, calibration, diagnostic procedures, troubleshooting, and repair. Graduates will be able to meet and exceed all service requirements for the Aquilion CT platforms.


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