Andrew J. Gellman Group S.O.P.
Connecting X-ray Sources
- The X-ray source operates at 15,000 volts. You can be killed if you come into contact with the electrical connections on this power source.
- The X-ray source should not be operated without the cover in place. An LED will illuminate on the power supply when the cover is correctly attached.
- The water flow rate must be sufficient to cool the source. An LED will illuminate on the power supply when the water supply is turned on.
- It is essential that the grounding leads are connected to this system. The X-ray source must never be operated without proper grounding.
- Check X-ray filament using a multimeter for continuity and grounding.
- Inspect the foil window for tears and pinholes. If the window is damaged, it must be replaced.
- Mount the X-ray source on a 2.75" flange.
- Connect the cooling pipes and check for water leaks.
- Connect the power cables and check for grounding/short circuits.
- Attach the metal cover for the X-ray source and check the power supply to verify that the LED marked "source" comes on.