HA25 ~ 1500 - DRI-AIR Industries, Inc

DRI-AIR INDUSTRIES, INC.
HA750B - 1500B
HOT AIR DRYER
OPERATING MANUAL
OPERATING MANUAL - HA750-1500B HOT AIR DRYERS
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DRI-AIR INDUSTRIES, INC.
DRI-AIR INDUSTRIES, INC.
16 THOMPSON ROAD
P.O. BOX 1020
EAST WINDSOR, CT 06088-1020
Tel. (860) 627-5110
FAX (860) 623-4477
Internet http://www.dri-air.com
e-mail: sales@dri-air.com
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CONTENTS
DRYER OPERATION/FEATURES --------------------------- 4
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE ------------------------------- 6
Electrical Connection --------------------------------------- 6
Check for correct motor rotation ------------------------- 6
Thermocouple Connection -------------------------------- 6
START-UP PROCEDURE ------------------------------------- 7
Set Temperature: -------------------------------------------- 7
DRYER OPERATION-TROUBLE SHOOTING ----------- 8
Dryer Operation ---------------------------------------------- 8
Trouble-Shooting -------------------------------------------- 9
PARTS LIST HA750/1000 ----------------------------------- 10
PARTS LIST HA1500 ----------------------------------------- 11
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DRYER OPERATION/
FEATURES
The HA750-1500 Hot Air dryer series is ideal for drying nonhygroscopic resins such as polypropylene and polyethylene.
The moisture associated with these resins resides on the
surface of the pellets. The surface moisture on these resins is
easily removed by a flow of hot air.
Resins such as polycarbonates, ABS, and Nylons are
hygroscopic, absorbing moisture into the pellet. These resins
require a dryer equipped to desiccate the air stream and may
not be suitable for a Hot Air dryer.
Air Flow
The airflow of the HA series dryers is circulated through a
heater cabinet containing up to 9 tubular heaters and the
material hopper by a fan type blower specified below.
HA750
HA1000
HA1500
750 cfm Blower
1000 cfm Blower
1500 cfm Blower
The HA series dryers are compatible with many types of
material hoppers. The hopper must be designed to allow
good material flow and should be equipped with a diffuser
basket so that air flow through the hopper is not impeded. To
ensure proper air flow, we strongly recommend that you use a
Dri-Air hopper described below.
Hopper Design
These dryers are designed to be used with our large capacity
1000, 1500, and 2000 lb. hoppers. Dri-Air’s ”all stainless”
hopper design utilizes a stainless steel inner shell surrounded
by a stainless steel jacketed insulation layer. The easily
removable stainless steel spreader cone promotes proper
material flow to ensure that the material is dried efficiently and
no undried material is left at the hopper bottom that needs to
be fed out prior to operating. You must ensure that your
hopper is adequately sized for your usage rate and is kept
filled, to ensure that you have sufficient time to dry the
material.
Dryer Controls
The HA series dryers are supplied with a digital temperature
controller that allows the operator to easily monitor dryer
performance and input operational settings. The controller is
factory set and requires no additional programming.
The controller is used in conjunction with a 6 inch long 0.125”
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DRYER OPERATION/
FEATURES (Cont.)
diameter Type J thermocouple that is placed in inlet air stream
of the material hopper.
These dryers are designed to operate between 120 and 250
degrees F (49-121 degrees C). Operating outside these
parameters may lead to temperature control problems.
Dryer Configuration
The HA750 - 1500 series dryers are designed to be portable
and utilize a very compact footprint. The dryer’s base
dimensions are typically 39” wide by 42” long by 78” high.
(99.1 x 106.7 x 198.1 cm) The dryers are equipped to operate
at 380/460/600 volts, 3 phase at 50/60 HZ.
The dryer is configured with a 6” (15.3 cm) O.D. process air
outlet and supplied with 12 feet (3.6 meters) of 500 degree F
(260 deg. C) rated hose to connect with the material hopper
and a 0.125” Type J thermocouple with an armored connector
wire.
Setup and installation instructions are covered on page 6 of
this manual.
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Electrical Connection:
INSTALLATION
PROCEDURE
Open electrical access door on the front of the electrical panel
enclosure box by turning the disconnect off and loosening the
screws on the clamping tabs for the door. Locate the
disconnect by following the operating handle down to the
electrical panel.
Insert the incoming power cable or conduit through the hole
provided on the side of the enclosure.
« use approved wire and fastening means «
Wire incoming power to the top of the disconnect as shown in
the diagrams below.
NOTE:
When 3 wire supplies are used in place of 4 wire supplies,
a control transformer is required.
3 PHASE DRYER INSTALLATION
CHECK FOR CORRECT MOTOR ROTATION
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BEFORE RUNNING DRYER
To check blower motor rotation.......
Turn on the power to the dryer and turn the START/STOP
Actuator on the dryer’s electrical panel enclosure and quickly
press the E-STOP button. Observe the cooling fan on the
blower motor. The motor should rotate in a “clockwise”
direction or as shown by the arrows on the blower housing. If
the motor is rotating counterclockwise, switch any two
adjacent supply wires.
Process Air Thermocouple Connection:
The dryer is supplied with a 6’ long 0.125” Type J
Thermocouple with a 18 foot armored connecting cable and
compression fitting.
Install the compression fitting into the inlet port of the material
hopper and insert the thermocouple so the tip of the probe is
situated in the center of the air stream and tighten the
compression fitting.
Connect the cable to the thermocouple plug on the side of the
dryer’s electrical panel enclosure.
The unit is now ready for operation.
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Dryer Start-up
To start dryer follow the instructions below.
START-UP PROCEDURE
Turn disconnect to the ON position.
Turn START/STOP Actuator to RIGHT and release.
1. Green ON light indicates there is power on.
2. Blower starts.
3. Amber Heater light indicates heaters on.
4. To set the process air temperature see following
section.
5. Upper display on controller indicates actual
process air temperature.
6. Lower display on controller indicates process air
temperature set point.
Setting Process Air Temperature
Using the Digital Temperature Controller pictured to the left:
Press SET button and the red Temperature Set display
(labeled SV) will flash.
Press the < to move cursor to desired digit and press up arrow
to increase temperature and down arrow to decrease
temperature set point.
Press SET again to enter the new temperature.
If the upper Process Air Temperature display (labeled PV)
flashes, the temperature is out of the lower control range. The
display will flash until the temperature rises above low limit.
If the display shows 0000 the thermocouple is not connected
or is faulty.
Dryer Shutdown
Routine Shutdown
To stop the dryer, turn the START/STOP Actuator to the LEFT.
The dryer heaters will shut off as indicated by the amber light,
but the blower will continue to run for one minute to allow the
heaters to cool. The blower will then shut off. Return the
START/STOP Actuator to the neutral position.
Emergency Shutdown
Should the need arise to stop the dryer due to an emergency
situation, simply press the red E-STOP button on the electrical
panel enclosure. This will shut off power to the blower and
heaters.
CAUTION: Do not use the E-STOP for routine shutdown.
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Operating the Dryer
DRYER OPERATION &
ROUTINE
MAINTENEANCE
The Hot Air Dryer series is equipped with several features to
facilitate their safe operation. Each dryer is equipped with a
process air heater safety override that will actuate in the event
the heaters “run away”, as well as a “Heater Cool Down”
cycle, that keeps the blower operating for a short period of
time after the dryer is shut down.
Heater Cool Down
To facilitate a quicker cooling of the process heaters, the dryer
blower will operate for approximately one minute and then
automatically stop after the dryer is shut down using the
START/STOP actuator. This feature will not actuate if the
dryer is shut down by pushing the E-STOP button.
High Temp Safety Override
The dryer is equipped with a safety snap disc located in the
heater terminal compartment of the heater box. This snap
disc will actuate when the temperature exceeds 550 degrees
F, cutting power to the heaters. The blower wil continue to
operate so that the heaterbox will not overheat and must be
shut down manually with the START/STOP actuator. The
heaters will not operate until the unit cools down.
Routine Maintenance
Our Hot Air dryers are capable of operating in heavy industrial
to clean room environments with no significant loss in
performance. In order to maintain this high level of
performance, the operator should take the following steps:
Hopper Maintenance/Material Control
1. In order to ensure that material is sufficiently dried;
a. The material hopper should be kept filled to a constant,
predetermined level to allow sufficient dwell time in the
hopper to dry the material
b. To ensure proper air flow through the hopper, always
keep the level of material above the spreader cone on
the diffuser basket, ensuring that it is completely
covered.
c. Routinely clean the hopper and diffuser basket by
removing the spreader cone assembly and blowing the
basket and hopper out with compressed air.
d. Do not overfill the hopper, blocking the exhaust port at the
top.
Filter Maintenance
1. Routinely remove and clean the filter element (Strongly
recommended that this be performed weekly.) by blowing it
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out with compressed air. DO NOT OPERATE DRYER
WITHOUT FILTER ELEMENT INSTALLED.
Heater Maintenance
Annually check terminal connections on each heater element
for looseness. Ensure that they are tight to prevent overheat
conditions.
BASIC
TROUBLESHOOTING
Basic Trouble-Shooting
In the unlikely event that an operating failure should arise,
take the following steps to troubleshoot the problem.
1. Blower does not rotate:
a. Check incoming power fuses or circuit breaker
b. Check all dryer fuses with multimeter.
c. Check blower overload.
2. Inaccurate process air temperature readout:
a. Ensure thermocouple tip is situated in center of air
stream.
b. Check hose connection.
c. Check Heater ON light.
3. Air Flow Circuit:
a. Check outlet port on hopper and ensure that no material
is obstructing air flow through hopper.
b. Make sure that process air hose is properly connected,
not crushed, and free from obstructions.
c. Inspect filter and make sure cover is tight and the filter
element is clean.
4. Temperature Controller display flashing:
a. Check for open or disconnected thermocouple.
b. Temperature exceeded “High Limit”.
c. Check thermocouple location.
5. Process Air Heaters will not actuate
a. Allow dryer to cool. Safety snap disc may have tripped.
b. Check safety snap disc in heater box.
6. Operating Conditions:
a. Check the process temperature. It should not be set
below 125 degrees F (52 degrees C) or above 250
degrees (121 degrees C).
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PARTS LIST
HA750 & 1000
GENERAL
ELECTRICAL
NOTE:
TO ORDER BLOWERS OR
OVERLOAD REFER TO
PART NUMBER ON ITEM.
*:
IEC CONTACTOR/OVERLOADS
USED IN ALL FM, PD, HA & HM
DRYERS AND CLL POWER
PACKS WITH SERIAL NUMBERS
GREATER THAN D14650
DESCRIPTION
Blower Filter Element
Thermocouple (Process)
Blower - 750-1000CFM (480v)
Blower - 750-1000CFM (575v)
Process Air Hose - 6”
Caster (Swivel)
Caster (Fixed)
83233
82163
83674
83747
83715
81799
81798
Disconnect (480v)
Disconnect (575v)
Transformer (480v)
Transformer (575v)
Blower Overload (480v)
Blower Overload* (480v)
Blower Overload (575v)
Blower Overload*
Solid State Heater Relay
IEC Contactor (Blower)
IEC Contactor* (Blower)
IEC Contactor (Heater)
Start/Cool Down Switch
E-Stop Button
Disconnect Handle
Digital Controller
Single Pole Relay
Timer
Amber Light
Green Light
82714
83684
80063
82713
82683
84858
82731
84857
84817
80576
84860
84818
84547
81314
82729
84016
82496
83442
80074
80073
480V
HEATERS
Process
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600V
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PARTS LIST
HA1500
DESCRIPTION
GENERAL
ELECTRICAL
NOTE:
TO ORDER BLOWERS OR
OVERLOAD REFER TO
PART NUMBER ON ITEM.
*:
IEC CONTACTOR/OVERLOADS
USED IN ALL FM, PD, HA & HM
DRYERS AND CLL POWER
PACKS WITH SERIAL NUMBERS
GREATER THAN D14650
PART NO
Blower Filter Element
Thermocouple (Process)
Blower - 750-1500CFM (480v)
Blower - 750-1500CFM (575v)
Process Air Hose - 6”
Caster (Swivel)
Caster (Fixed)
83233
82163
83674
83747
83715
81799
81798
Disconnect (480v)
Disconnect (575v)
Transformer (480v)
Transformer (575v)
Blower Overload (480v)
Blower Overload* (480v)
Blower Overload (575v)
Blower Overload* (575v)
Solid State Heater Relay
IEC Contactor (Blower)
IEC ConTactor*
IEC Contactor (Heater)
Start/Cool Down Switch
E-Stop Button
Disconnect Handle
Digital Controller
Single Pole Relay
Timer
Amber light
Green light
82174
83684
80063
83562
82683
84858
82731
84857
84817
80576
84860
84818
84547
81314
82729
84016
82496
83442
80074
80073
480V
HEATERS
Process
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