How Many Wet-bath Simulators at the Detachment?
Tip 2: Find out the wet-bath #DUISimulator quantity at the detachment, their model numbers, calibration / service histories, and use with AIs or ASDs. Do this by cross-examination, disclosure, O'Connor, or FOI.
Apart from asking for it in disclosure, you can find it pretty easily in FOIs of local police maintenance records.
If a detachment has only one or two simulators they may need to use the same Guth 2100 wet-bath simulator that they use for their Intoxilyzer 8000C for other purposes as well, e.g. another Intoxilyzer or calibration / accuracy checks of their ASDs. This may only happen when the second of two simulators goes out for servicing. There's nothing wrong with using the same simulator for multiple purposes as long as a new bottle of standard is used and the Configuration of the Alcohol Standard sequence is run again to reset the CalGuard feature on the 8000C. If the Alcohol Standard is not changed and documented every time they switch or move the simulator they may be over-using the standard and not complying with ATC or CFS protocol.
Police services should record simulator serial numbers in their Appendix E Alcohol Standard Logs (see CFS 8000C Training Aids). Some police services, such as Peel, input the simulator serial number within COBRA, when Configuring the Alcohol Standard, in the solution change officer field. By studying COBRA and Alcohol Standard Logs, you can tell if local police are mixing different simulators with different Intoxilyzers or always keeping them the same. It may be worthwhile to track the practices (or Standard Operating Procedures) used by your local police to calibrate and accuracy check ASDs.
Do they use the same simulator for ASDs that they use for Intoxilyzer tests?