CP18 H/C (Heater/Cooler) Unit Operation & Maintenance
Refer to User’s Manual (located in the back of the P&P manual) for complete operating instructions
The Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler Unit supplies temperature-controlled water for cardioplegia heat exchangers, for blood heat exchangers in extracorporeal circulation and for blankets with which patients can be warmed or cooled. The water temperature is adjustable from 4C to 41*C. A 26L tank with water assures quick cooling of the patient. Two independent circuits with separate temperature controls can be attached (one of the circuits has two connections). A safety system monitors the regulation to prevent the temperature from rising above 42*C. The growth of algae fungus, mold, bacteria, and other microbes are effectively prevented by the routine maintenance of heating the internal water path to 90*C utilizing the system’s cleaning protocol.