Maintenance to be performed

Before every experiment

  • Check Sheath level (>= 1/2 bottle)
  • Check for fluidics / laser discrepancies in camera
    • alignment of sample injection ok?
    • alignment/look of laser beams ok?
    • check blue (and red if used) laser with calibration beads
      • very thin peaks in histograms? all ok!
      • broad and/or undefined peaks? Ask Till. If Till is not available, ask Michael Scholz.


  • Check Waste level
  • Leave blue solution in device overnight (not longer!) (Warning appears on FACS log)
  • Routine bead measurement (Till)
  • Empty waste bin


  • Check UV lamp runtime (<300 hours) (Warning appears on FACS log)
  • Check liquid level of waste canisters


  • Check supplies (tubes, lamps, liquids)
Topic revision: r3 - 2011-08-15, TillDettmering
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