To avoid injury ALWAYS confirm flow requirement for patient prior to dispensing. Check flow
frequently while being administered to patient.
7. An undetermined flow will arise if flow is adjusted beyond the most recent calibrated
OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE MANUAL
8. Turn knob completely counterclockwise to achieve maximum flood/ flush flow.
NOTE: Any flow beyond the last calibrated line on the Flow Tube with unrestricted
flow is Flood/Flush flow.
WARNING: DO NOT submerge product in any form of liquid. This will cause damage and void
Wipe outside of product with a clean dampened cloth with a mild cleaning solution.
Contact your dealer or the technical support department at Amvex Corporation for assistance if the FM-XXYY-XX
Flowmeter does not function.
Inspect the product before and after use for any damage and ease of operation.
Flowmeter LPM Type
Amvex Corporation warrants its Medical Secondary Equipment to be free from defects in Gas
material and workmanship for a period of Five (5) years from the date of shipment. Within
the first Twelve (12) months from date of shipment Amvex will repair or replace any part
which is proven to be defective at Amvex’s cost. After the first Twelve (12) months, Amvex
will send the parts to the customer free of charge, but the shipping and installation will be
borne by the Customer. This warranty is valid only when the product has been properly
installed according to Amvex specifications, used in a normal manner and serviced accord-
ing to factory recommendations. It does not cover failures due to damage which occurs in
shipments or failures which resulted from accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling,
alteration, misapplication or damage that may be attributable to acts of God.
AMVEX CORPORATION DOES NOT HONOR VERBAL STATEMENTS CONCERNING
THE WARRANTY. CAUTION: Federal (USA) law restricts this device
The distributor and/or dealer is not sanctioned to create verbal warranties about the product
described in this agreement. Any statements will not be honored or be made part of the
to sale by or on the order of a physician.
agreement of sale. This document is the final, complete and exclusive terms of the agreement.
THIS WARRANTY IS INCLUSIVE AND REPLACES ALL OTHER WARRANTIES.
Amvex Corporation shall not, under any circumstances, be liable for incidental or
consequential damages including, but not limited to, profit loss, loss of sales or injuries to
person(s) or property. Correction of non-compliances as noted above will result in completion
of all liabilities of Amvex Corporation whether based on agreement, neglect or otherwise. Corporation
Amvex Corporation reserves the right to stop manufacturing any product or change materials,
designs or specifications without notice.
All claims for warranty must first be approved by Amvex’s Service Department:
([email protected] or 905-764-7736 Toll Free: 1-866-462-6839). A valid Return Goods 121 Granton Drive, Unit 21, Richmond Hill, ON Canada L4B 3N4
Authorization (RGA) number must be obtained from Amvex prior to commencement of any Toll Free:1-866-462-6839 Phone: 905-764-7736 Fax: 905-764-7743
warranty claim. www.amvex.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Product Inspection Pg. 2
Intended Use & Specifications Pg. 2 Prior to administering medical air or oxygen, confirm required flow and frequently monitor
Warning Pg. 3 the flow.
Caution Pg. 3 TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF EXPLOSION OR FIRE:
Operating Instructions Pg. 3 Never attempt to attach a flowmeter directly to a cylinder.
Note Pg. 3 Never use grease, oil, organic lubricants or flammable materials on or near the flowmeter.
Cleaning Instructions Pg. 4 Never smoke in an area where oxygen is being used.
Warranty Pg. 4 Never use any type of flame or flammable or explosive material near the flowmeter.
Always follow CGA and ANSI standards for Flowmeters and Medical Gas Products (E-7)
READ INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE and Oxygen Handling (G-4).
This manual is to provide you with information on the flowmeter and to ensure the proper use and
safety for this product. If you do not understand something in this manual, contact your dealer
before attempting to use this product.
WARNING:This will indicate an unsafe situation that may result in serious injury or possible death. CAUTION
Only people that have been properly trained on the use of the flowmeter, and have been instructed
PRODUCT INSPECTION to, should use this product.
Once the product is received, open the package and inspect the item for any damage. If damage is The flowmeter must be used with the Flow Tube in an upright position.
evident, contact your rep right away and do not use the product. Keep the flowmeter in a clean area when not being used.
***It is very important to allow product to remain in original packaging for 24 hours to Ensure that all connections are tightened and free of leaks prior to use.
acclimatize to room temperature before use*** Use only an oxygen-safe leak detector when testing for leaks.
After thorough inspection of the product, please note any and all caution and warning labels in this DO NOT submerge flowmeter in any form of liquid. This will void any warranty on the product.
manual. DO NOT gas sterilize with ETO.
CAUTION:This will indicate an unsafe situation that may result in minor injuries if not DO NOT clean with pungent hydrocarbons.
avoided. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE 1. Turn knob to the OFF position.
When storing the product ensure that it is kept in a sealed package to avoid environmental damage.
Store in a clean and dry environment to prevent damage. 2. Inspect the flowmeter for damage. If any is found, do not use the flowmeter.
INTENDED USE Over tightening the knob when turning the flowmeter off will cause damage. The flowmeter must
The flowmeter is used to dispense a certain flow of medical air or oxygen (depending on the be used with the Flow Tube in an upright position.
product) accurately under the direction of a healthcare professional.
SPECIFICATIONS 3. Connect the flowmeter to a 50 psi gas supply The Flow Tube specifies the gas and
Model FM-08UO-F2 FM-15UO-F2 FM-15UA-F2 pressure required. The accuracy will be affected if a different pressure, other than the
Gas Oxygen Oxygen Medical Air one indicated, is used.
Scale 0-8 lpm 0-15 lpm 0-15 lpm The accuracy may be affected if the temperature of the gas is different than 70 degrees F (20
0.5 lpm 0.5 lpm
0.5 lpm NOTE
from 0.5 to 5 lpm from 0.5 to 5 lpm
Increments (starts at .5 lpm) 1 lpm 1 lpm
The accuracy of the flow will not be affected by the attachment of accessories, however, the
from 5 to 15 lpm from 5 to 15 lpm indicated flow may change.
+/- 0.3 lpm +/- 0.3 lpm Connection to the gas source must be done by using only the appropriatly indexed fitting.
Accuracy +/- 0.3 lpm from 0.5 to 8 lpm from 0.5 to 8 lpm
+/- 0.5 lpm +/- 0.5 lpm 4. Ensure that the Float Ball is at the very bottom of the Flow Tube when turned off.
from 8 to 15 lpm from 8 to 15 lpm
NOTE: If the Float Ball is not at the bottom of the Flow Tube, the flowmeter
Maximum is leaking. Please contact your dealer or Amvex Corporation.
Flood/Flush 75 lpm 75 lpm 75 lpm
Average 5. Adjusting the Flow : Decreasing Flow: Turn the knob clockwise
Flowmeters calibrated at 50 psi (3.4 Bar), 70 degrees F (21 degrees C), standard atmospheric Increasing Flow : Turn the knob counter clockwise
pressure. Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
6. To set the flow, align the center of the float ball to the indicator line on the Flow Tube.
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