Air detected in bicarbonate line

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
3 messages Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Air detected in bicarbonate line

Ian Wilde
Administrator
We have a patient who has changed from 650g bibags to 900g bibags and is now getting air in bicarbonate line alarms since the change.

Anyone know of this or even have the cause/solution?

Cheers

Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Air detected in bicarbonate line

Chris Bates
Hi,

We have had this a few times, intermittently and usually a couple of hours into treatment.
Sometimes it seemed to be a batch problem with BiBags, as the seal onto the connections is by interference rather than o-rings. We also ended up changing b-probe seals, rinse chambers and fitting the bibag filter retrofit kits, with varying degrees of success. One machine was swapped out and the problem has never recurred on the new or old machines.

Chris
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Air detected in bicarbonate line

Ian Wilde
Administrator
Cheers Chris.