Floor space Approximately 54 cm wide by 63 cm deep
Height 149 cm
Total weight Approximately 90 kg
Operating conditions 60 - 100 F (15.5 - 38 C)
Relative Humidity 10% to 90%, non-condensing
Storage Conditions
Room temp, 6 months, Do not freeze
Relative Humidity 10% to 90%, non-condensing
Power Supply – Main Single phase AC 117 V ±10% 60 Hz ±3 Hz must be connected to a circuit which is equipped with a hospital grade receptacle and is protected by circuit breaker and ground fault interrupter (GFI). Resistance from chassis to ground must be < 0.2 ohm.
Power Consumption Does not exceed 12.5 amps
Fuses 6.3 amp medium blow fuse, 2 each
16 amp double pole rocker switch circuit breaker for heater
External Connections Isolated RS232 and Ethernet ports; leakage current isolation per UL 60601-1 between the machine and external computer
Heat Dissipation to Room 600 to 700 BTU/hr
Electromagnetic compatibility See EMC Declaration on page 271 (Manufacturer's EMC Declaration page 271 of the 2008T Machine Operator's Manual P/N 4190122 Rev N)
Electrical Safety (UL 60601-1)
Protection against electric shock Type: Safety class I Degree: Type B
Type CF: Only BPM Blood Pressure Cuff
Leakage currents
According to UL 60601-1
Ingress Rating IPX1 (Vertical drip-proof protection)
Back Flow Prevention Integral back flow prevention provided by external vet to atmosphere in water inlet circuit
Water Pressure Min 20 psi; max 105 psi
Water Temperature Min 10°C; max 25°C
Water Quality Current national (U.S.) Standards for the Quality of Water:
  • ANSI/AAMI 13959:2014, Water for hemodialysis and related therapies
  • ANSI/AAMI 26722:2014, Water treatment equipment for hemodialysis applications and related therapies
Other related standards include:
  • ANSI/AAMI RD62:2006, Water treatment equipment for hemodialysis applications and related therapies
3 feet maximum height. Must comply with local codes and must maintain a free fall air gap between drain hose and building drain.
3 meters (approximately 10 feet) maximum drain hose length.
Rinsing Temperature 37°C. Flow rate 620 ml/min. Time between 10 and 60 minutes (internally selectable)
Dialysate Quality Current national (U.S.) Standards for the Quality of Dialysis Fluid:
  • ANSI/AAMI 11663:2014, Quality of dialysis fluid for hemodialysis and related therapies
  • ANSI/AAMI 23500:2014, Guidance for the preparation and quality management of fluids for hemodialysis and related therapies
Other related standards include:
  • ANSI/AAMI RD52:2004, Dialysate for hemodialysis
Dialysate Flow
Adjustment Range
Dialysate Flow button
Accuracy: ±5%
Sequential (0)/100/200/300/400/500/600/700/800 ml/min., selectable in the Dialysis screen;
Additionally: 1.5X or 2X dialysate flow rate based on the Blood Pump rate (Qb):
Qb w/1.5X selected
0 – 165†
166 – 215†
216 – 315†
315 and below‡
316 – 415
416 – 480
481 and above
Qb w/2X selected
0 – 150†
151 – 215†
216 – 265†
265 and below‡
266 – 315
316 – 365
366 and above

Note: All flow rates are approximate. Dialysate flow will not adjust unless the blood pump is adjusted at least 15 – 20 ml/min.
† (if Auto Flow Minimum 300 Qd is set in Service Mode)
‡ (if Auto Flow Minimum 500 Qd is set in Service Mode)

Partial Dialysate Collection From Drain line, intermittent collection using a 3 Liter PD drain bag as a collection device with a Safe-Lock connector (optional).
Concentrate Supply
Concentrate Quality Current national (U.S.) Standards for the Quality of Concentrates: ANSI/ AAMI 13958:2014, Concentrates for hemodialysis and related therapies
Concentrate Pressure Max suction height 3 feet; Max supplied pressure 2 psi
Note: Max supplied pressure is 10 psi with bibag kit installed.
Proportional Mixing System
Acid Volumetric, selectable:
Note: Citrasate is for use with 1:44 concentrates only.
Acetate 1:34
Adjustment Range 130 to 155 mEq/L Na+
Bicarbonate Volumetric, selected with associated acid ratio
Adjustment Range 20 to 40 mEq/L Bicarbonate (post-reaction, after mixing with the acid and purified water).
Monitoring Conductivity Average Accuracy: ± 1.5%
Method: Temperature compensated electronic conductivity meter with adjustable alarm limits.
Temperature compensated conductivity display with automatically set alarm windows ±0.5 mS/cm around calculated conductivity*. User can adjust an additional ±0.5 mS/cm within this range.
Optional bibag Dry Bicarbonate Temperature compensated conductivity display with automatically set alarm windows ±0.5 mS/cm around calculated conductivity*, limited to ±0.4 mEq/L @ 24 mEq/L bicarbonate or less.
With alarm window set at ±0.5 mS/cm:
User can move alarm window up or down an additional:
±0.2 mS/cm @ 40 mEq/L
±0.1 mS/cm @ 35 mEq/L
no adjustment @ 29 mEq/L
*Conductivity is based on the concentrates’ compositional data entered in the Dialysate screen at the standard temperature of 25 °C.
Range of Display 10.0 to 17.0 mS/cm.At 25°C.Alarm limits will not go below 12.5 or above 16.0 mS/cm.
Dialysate Heating
Nominal Value of Temperature
35 to 39°C Accuracy: ± 0.3°C (measuring accuracy under calibration conditions for a dialysate flow of 500 ml/min)
(selectable in 0.1°C steps)
Temperature Display Range 35 to 39°C with alarm limit window automatically adjusted to 2°C above and below set point. Alarm window will not go below 30° or above 41 °C. Heater 1.3 kW, electronically controlled.
Heat Disinfection
83 ± 8°C at NTC 3
Flow Rate 600 ml/min
Pre-rinse either 7 min @ 600 ml/min or 20 min @ 300 ml/min (user selectable).  10 min @ 600 ml/min for DIASAFE PLUS equipped machines.
Time Between 10 and 60 minutes (internally selectable)
Auto Heat Disinfect Pre-rinse Time Between 15 and 30 minutes (user selectable) @ 600 ml/min (standard) or 350 ml/min (extended pre-rinse).  Note: Heater is off during pre-rinse.
Auto Heat Disinfect Pressure 25 psi < pressure < 90 psi
Note: Silicon inlet/drain tubing set #M38512 must be used with this option.
Chemical Disinfection
37°C (set point applicable)
Flow Rate 620 ml/min
Time Between 10 and 60 minutes (internally selectable)
Blood Pump
Display of flow rate
8 mm blood line: 20 – 600 ml/min
6.35 mm blood line: 20 – 465 ml/min
4.8 mm blood line: 10 – 274 ml/min
2.6 mm blood line: 6 – 86 ml/min
Accuracy: ± 10% tested at - 200 mmHg

Internal diameter of pump segment 2.6 to 10 mm (0.1” to 0.4”)
Tube length 32 cm minimum (12-5/8”)
Min. pump segment wall thickness 1.26 mm
Durometer 80 shore A nominal
Level adjust Up only
Power outage use The pump can be manually operated with a hand crank.
Single Needle System
Two Pump Procedure
With two blood pumps, pressure control system with alternating blood pumps. Alarm after 15 or 30 seconds without an alternation of the pumps.
Heparin Pump
Type of Syringe 10 – 12 ml disposable syringe
Administration Rate 0 to 9.9 ml/hr
Accuracy: ± 5%
Monitoring Monitoring end of stroke
Bolus From 0.1 to 9.9 ml volume
Monitoring Elements:  Blood Circuit
Arterial Pressure Monitor -300 to +500 mmHg with 3 automatically set time-delayed alarm window limit values (± 60, ± 80, and ± 100 mmHg of actual pressure (Single Needle ± 80 mmHg).
Venous Pressure Monitor -80 to +500 mmHg with 3 fixed window limit values of ±60, ±80, and ± 100 mmHg of actual pressure. There is also an asymmetric range initially set to ±80 mmHg which increases the lower limit after 60 seconds (Single Needle ± 80 mmHg).
Accuracy ± 20 mmHg or ± 10% of indicated reading, whichever is greater
TMP Monitor +60 to –520 mmHg with automatically set time delayed window limit values of ± 60 (conventional dialysis) and ± 40 mmHg (high flux dialysis). Compensation for upward drift.
Level detector Ultrasonic impulses detect fluid level in the drip chamber.
Optical Sensor Optical transmission used to detect opaque or non-opaque presence in the blood tubing.
Clamp Closes with any blood alarm
Level Adjust Allows the level in the drip chamber to rise to maintain the desired fluid level in the drip chamber
Blood Leak Detector Two color light source transmitter / sensor with a resolution of:
minor > 0.35 ml/min of blood (hematocrit = 25%)
alarm  > 0.45 ml/min of blood (hematocrit = 25%)
Ultrafiltration Control
UF Pump Volume Accuracy ± 1% (for Pdi > -500 mbar)
where Pdi = dialysate pressure on the inlet side of the dialyzer
Fluid Removal Rate from Patient 0 – 4000 ml/hr
Dialysate flow rate at 100 ml/min: Accuracy (on total volume removed): ±(1% UF rate + 18 ml/hr)
Dialysate flow rate at 500 ml/min: Accuracy (on total volume removed): ±(1% UF rate + 30 ml/hr)
Dialysate flow rate at 800 ml/min: Accuracy (on total volume removed): ±(1% UF rate + 48 ml/hr)
Adjustment Range of UF Rate Volumetric Control, 0-4000 ml/hr
1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 ml/hr, internally maximum rate Adjusted in 10 ml increments
UF Time Digital Display (0-9:59 hrs), selectable in increments of 1 min
UF Goal Digital Display (0-9,990 ml), selectable in increments of 10 ml
UF Profiles Eight UF profiles are available for the removal of fluid from the patient. Four are preset and four may be defined by the user.
Remaining Time of Dialysis (RTD) 0-9:59 hours auto transfer from UF time, counting down in 1-minute increments. Can adjust manually.
UF Removed Display Digital display max 9,999 ml counting in 1 ml increments.
Additional Monitoring Alarm in case of power failure.
Alarm in case of water shortage
Functional Options
Access Flow (Qa) (Optional, requires OLC) Minimum Qa: Will not determine the Qa if less than the blood pump speed.
Maximum Qa: 2000 ml/min
Auto Heat Disinfect Allows the user to program the 2008T hemodialysis machine to automatically run a heat disinfection program according to a schedule.
bibag System A hardware option to generate dialysate solution online from a dry bicarbonate powder. The bicarbonate powder is contained in a disposable bag called the bibag disposable which connects to the 2008T hemodialysis machine through the bibag connector.
Blood Temperature Monitor (BTM) (Optional) A means of temperature control for the patient and for evaluating adequacy of access flow by measuring temperature changes in the arterial and venous lines after temporary excursions in the dialysate temperature.
Blood Volume Monitor (BVM) (Optional) A module that measures the relative blood volume (hematocrit) as a means of determining if the fluid refilling rate from the body to the blood is insufficient to support the selected ultrafiltration rate. A fast rate of decrease or steeper slope in the blood volume trend graph may signal an upcoming hypotensive event.
Crit-Line Technology (Optional) A system that non-invasively measures hematocrit, oxygen saturation, and percent change in blood volume in real time and displays it on the “Crit-Line” screen (displayed instead of the “BTM BVM” screen). The CLiC device plugs into the 2008T machine and clips onto a disposable cuvette on the bloodline in order to perform the measurement.
DIASAFE Plus Filter A means of filtering the dialysate to reduce bacteriological and endotoxin exposure
Online Clearance (Optional) Dialysate Flow rate: 300 – 800 ml/min
# of Tests: 1 – 6 during each treatment
Sodium Variation Profiles Three preset profiles (step, linear, and exponential) for increasing, then decreasing the sodium concentration in dialysate.
Sodium Variation System (SVS) A means for temporarily increasing the sodium concentration at the beginning of dialysis for patient comfort.
User Interface
The operating screens may be set to either French (Canadian), Spanish (Mexico), or English (USA)
Blood Pressure Module
Technique Measures systolic, diastolic pressures, and heart rate (pulse rate) using oscillometric method. MAP measured.
Cuff Deflation Interactive computer controlled. Determination for adults requires approximately 25-30 seconds depending on starting point, heart rate and motion artifact.
Cuff Inflation Typically 5 - 10 seconds from 0-250 mmHg
Interval Settings Interval times: 5 - 60 minutes in increments of 5 minutes
Clock Time: 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 60 minutes
  Performance Limits
Cuff Pressure Range 10-325 mmHg
Initial Cuff Inflation 180 mmHg or adjusted by host
Systolic Determination Range 60-260 mmHg
MAP Determination Range 35-220 mmHg
Diastolic Determination Range 30-200 mmHg
Pulse Rate Determination Range 40-180 BPM
Cuff Inflation Rate 5 seconds
Determination Time Normal 25-30 seconds
Overpressure Cut Off 325 mmHg
Transducer Drift Auto Zeroing
Leakage Rate (Max) 3 mmHg/min in 3 minutes
Pressure Rate Offset Auto Zeroing
  Alarm Preset Values for Adult
(Internal alarm values preset to provide alarm limits in the event individual values are not entered)
Systolic 200/80
MAP 120/70
Diastolic 110/50
Pulse 120/50
Inflation Pressure Auto

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