ADJUST THE CHEMICAL REPLENISHMENT RATES FOR THE X-OMAT
X-RAY FILM PROCESSOR
For an average-size distribution of film, the recommended rates of chemical
replenishment for each 14-inch length of KODAK RP, RP/L, or RP/S X-OMAT x-ray film
are shown in figure 3-3. To set the rates, proceed using the following procedures.
(in milliliters [ml])
Length of Film
Ball Float Settings
Up to 24
Figure 3-3. Chemical replenishment rates.
a. Remove the dryer end panel.
b. Energize the replenisher switch (D). Refer to figures 3-4 and 3-5.
(1) Compare the level reached by the ball float with the guide on the
Use the center of the ball floats for calibrating.
(3) If an error exists in either the developer or fixer replenishment rate,
rotate the appropriate replenisher valve (E) until the ball float (F) setting reaches its
If larger quantities of film are processed, the developer and fixer solutions in
the processor tanks should be changed at three-month intervals or as
experience indicates. Mix developer-replenisher solution only in quantities
large enough to be used up in one week if using internal replenisher tanks, in
two weeks if using external tanks.