Learning About Wet-Bath Simulators
I urge all defence lawyers to learn everything they can about wet-bath simulators. They are used for control tests in Ontario, periodic inspections across Canada, and calibration at the factory or authorized service centre.
Here are some issues that are discussed in the Questions section at the Udemy wet-bath simulator course. I urge you to respond to the questions and enter your comments at the Udemy course. Please contact Stephen Biss at 905-273-3322 to set up a mutually agreeable time for an online WizIQ meeting to discuss these issues among a group of defence lawyers and experts and get CPD credit. Please also feel free to search the tags list on this Blog for older blog entries on these subjects.
Simulator Issues list:
R. v. Jackson First Party Simulator Disclosure
Optional use of dry gas system rather than wet-bath on an Intoxilyzer 8000.
Reliability - Ambient Fail System
Reliability - Ambient Conditions
Continuity: CalGuard Feature
Continuity: Outgoing = Incoming Seal
Continuity: Use of an Alphanumeric Seal
Continuity: From the Box in the Cupboard
Continuity: Whiteboard Method
QT Write on Empty Bottle to Send a Message to Subsequent QT
Continuity of the Alcohol Standard
COBRA V Data on Location
COBRA IV Data on Location
Location is Everything when using a Simulator
Appendix E - Location & Anecdotal Notes in Log
Anecdotal Notes in Alcohol Standard Log
Chips & Cracks in the Jar
Calibration Check Apparatus on Inspection of Simulator
Calibration v. Calibration Checks
Study the Block Diagram for the Simulator Model
Know the Simulator Probes
COBRA May Reveal RS232 Interface
COBRA of Low Cal Check Sequences
Are police officers tempted to record 34.00?
The Perfect Simulator: Are temperatures always too good to be real at a particular police service detachment?
COBRA data disclosure: ALWAYS 34.00?
Do simulator temperatures always read 34.00 C?
Which thermometer do you mean?
Can you read the thermometer?
Tubing as Short as Possible
Certificate of Calibration of Thermometer
Contraction Chamber Separation
Upper Bulb Mercury Separation
Digital v. Mercury
How many thermometers?
RS232 Interface between 8000C & Guth 2100
Learn Henry's Law in Science
Local Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Verification of Digital Thermometer
34.00 +/- .05 C is manufacturer's spec
A #duisimulator is "accessory equipment" according to the ATC Best Practices p. 11.
Purchase the Guth 2100 Operational Manual
How Many Simulators at the Detachment and What Are They Used For?
Always ask for the serial number of the wet-bath simulator used by the QT for your client's subject tests