Make an Informed Decision with the M.A.R.S Amalgam Separator User Manual Guide

M.A.R.S strives to be the beacon of information for the Dental Industry regarding the EPA Regulation, the user manual,  amalgam separators, and evacuation line cleaners. M.A.R.S finds those who make an informed decision about their compliance often chooses the best available technology in amalgam separations, the M.A.R.S LibertyBOSS.

There are many different types of amalgam separators with separate inspection and maintenance schedules. Taking a moment to understand each system’s maintenance requirements will help Dental Professionals make an informed decision. We hope this guide through the top six amalgam separators sold in North America will assist you in choosing the right amalgam separator for your Practice.

EPA Regulation at a Glance

Before considering an amalgam separator, it is essential to understand the expectations of your local regulator. The EPA Regulation is a bare minimum requirement, a starting point for most Water Treatment Plant best management practices.

For a more in-depth look at how to ensure your compliance, please read our many blogs on this topic. To have a quick overview of the bare minimum requirements, please see the EPA Regulation Flowchart below.

EPA Flow Chart

Now you have a better understanding what is required from the “Dental Rule,” please read the rest of the blog highlighting the maintenance and inspections of the top six amalgam separator sold in North America.

Amalgam Separator User Manual

Please do not read this blog as one of bias, all the information in this blog can be found on the manufacturer’s user manual or received from the manufacturer’s customer support. For further information, click on the name of the amalgam separator, which is linked to the preventative maintenance video of each system. You are also welcome to follow the “User Manual” link for each system to be taken to each manufacturer’s listed user guides.

Air Techniques AcadiaAcadia

User Manual – Pages 3, 4, 12, 18

Max Chairs: 10

Service Life: Filters are to be changed once a year or when they are full, WHICHEVER COME FIRST

Required Inspection:

  • Checking the Large Particle Inlet Filter Strainer for any blockages and cleaning as necessary. The contents of the inlet filter strainer should be considered toxic and will have to be disposed of as toxic material (Weekly)
  • Check upper chamber for clogging weekly
  • Checking the fill level of Solid Collection Filter weekly and replacing as necessary.

Require Maintenance:

  • Replacing the Solid Collection Filter 12 months (one year) from the date of installation.
  • Use approved neutral line cleaner every day.

SolmeteX Hg5Hg5 NXT user Manual

User Manual (Hg5 NXT) – Pages 2, 4, 5-7

Max Chairs: 10

Service Life: Filters are to be changed once a year or when they are full, WHICHEVER COME FIRST.

Required Inspection:

  • Check upper chamber for clogging weekly
  • Checking the fill level of Solid Collection Filter weekly and replacing as necessary.

Require Maintenance:

  • Replacing the Solid Collection Filter 12 months (one year) from the date of installation.
  • Use approved neutral line cleaner every day.

 

Apavia AVT MaxApavia Separator user Manual

User Manual – Pages 1-3

Max Chairs: 10

Service Life: Filters are to be changed once a year or when they are full, WHICHEVER COME FIRST

Required Inspection:

  • Check upper chamber for clogging weekly
  • Checking the fill level of Solid Collection Filter weekly and replacing as necessary.

Require Maintenance:

  • Replacing the Solid Collection Filter 12 months (one year) from the date of installation.
  • Use approved neutral line cleaner every day

 

Metasys Eco IIEco II 4 user Manual

User Manual –Pages 2, 4, 9

Max Chairs: 6 (single unit), 12 (tandem system)

Service Life: System is to be changed once a year or when they are full, WHICHEVER COME FIRST

Required Inspection:

  • Checking the fill level of system monthly and replacing as necessary.

Require Maintenance:

  • Replacing the system every 12 months (one year) from the date of installation.
  • Use approved neutral line cleaner every day

 

M.A.R.S LibertyBOSSLibertyBOSS 2017-1

User Manual – Page 1

Max Chairs: 16

Service Life: 1-3 Chairs = 3 years, 4-9 Chairs = 2 years, 10-16 Chairs = 1 year

Required Inspection: NONE

Require Maintenance:

  • Change the LibertyBOSS at the end of service life
  • Use approved neutral line cleaner every day.

 

R&D Amalgam Collectors-l500 user Manual

User Manual – Follow Webpage

Max Chairs: CH 12: 1 operatory, CE 18: 1-4 operator, CE 24: 1-12 operatory

Service Life: Empty the system when the sludge level reaches the fill line.

Required Inspection:

  • Checking the fill level of system monthly and replacing as necessary.

Require Maintenance:

  • Every morning or every other morning shine a light to check sludge level
  • Use a daily evacuation line cleaner

Liquid Level Maintenance:

  • Adjust decanting tube to assure the 1 ½” gap above sludge level
  • Each morning decant all water 1 ½” above sludge level

Have More Questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact M.A.R.S Bio-Med for more information on the EPA Regulations, amalgam separators, and evacuation line cleaners. Alternatively, you can contact any of our Trusted Distributors, as they are all highly trained professionals who are always willing to assist you with all your needs.