ELECTRIC AIR CURTAIN AB 175E, AB 225E Instruction Manual.

Instruction Manual.
ELECTRIC AIR CURTAIN
AB 175E, AB 225E
INDEX
Section
General Information ------------------------------------------------------------ 1
Dimensions ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 2
Technical Specifications ------------------------------------------------------ 3
Installation Details -------------------------------------------------------------- 4
Wiring Details -------------------------------------------------------------------- 5
Servicing -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6
Parts Replacement ------------------------------------------------------------- 7
Spare Parts ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 8
Fault Finding --------------------------------------------------------------------- 9
User Instructions -------------------------------------------------------------- 10
WARNINGS
1 This appliance must only be installed by a competent person in accordance with
the requirements of the Codes of Practice or the rules in force.
2 All external wiring MUST comply with the current IEE wiring regulations.
3 Warning this appliance must be earthed.
1. General Information.
Welcome to the new Airbloc AB electric air
curtain models. Local regulations may vary in
the
country of use and it is the installers
responsibility to ensure that such regulations are
satisfied.
All installation, assembly, commissioning and
service procedures must be carried out by
suitably qualified competent persons to the
statutory regulations in the country of use.
When assembling, installing, commissioning and
servicing is undertaken on the air curtains is
required to ensure that working at height
regulations are adhered to at the mounting
heights specified.
All dimensions shown are in mm unless
otherwise stated.
The manufacturer reserves the right to alter
specifications without prior notice.
PLEASE READ this document prior to
installation to familiarise yourself with the
components and tools you require at the
various stages.
to prevent the influx of cold outside air through a
door opening into a heated
area. Typical
applications include large despatch bay doors in
factories and warehouses, and internal doors
between areas of different temperatures. Wider
door openings can be accommodated by bolting
two or more units together.
Air curtains control the internal climate by
emitting an air stream with enough velocity to
meet the floor so creating an air barrier in the
door area. To prevent the ingress of outside
draughts, the discharge louvre is angled
outwards, so that the air leaving the building
meets the wind trying to enter, thus deflecting it.
(See diagrams below).
Airbloc
air curtains provide uniform air
distribution across the full width of the door,
keeping heated or conditioned air inside the
building and stopping the ingress of cold air,
draughts, and dust.
This manual provides detailed information on
the installation of Airbloc AB electric air
curtains. It is essential that these products are
installed in accordance with these
manufacturers instructions.
The primary reason for installing an air curtain is
Without air curtain
With air curtain
Pattern of airflow
2. Dimensions.
PLAN VIEW
FRONT VIEW
R/H VIEW
Diagram 1: Dimensions
3. Technical Specifications.
Air curtain model
AB 175E
AB 225E
Air distribution fans
Type
Centrifugal (with integral thermal trip)
Speeds
3
No. of fans
Maximum air volume
3
4
7068m3/hr
9425m3/hr
Voltage
230V 1PH 50Hz
Power rating (per fan)
550 W
Current (per fan)
4.5A (FLC)
Start current (per fan)
11.25A
Power
Elements
Total power consumption
18kW
24kW
19.65kW
26.2kW
Temperature rise (Δ T)
High speed
9.7°C
7.28°C
Low speed
13.86°C
10.39°C
4. Installation Details.
Health and Safety
Due account should be taken of any obligations
arising from the Health and Safety at Work Act
1974 or relevant codes of practice. In addition
the installation must be carried out in
accordance with the current IEE wiring
regulations and any other relevant British
Standards and Codes of Practice by a qualified
installer. Isolate all electrical supplies to the
heater & control panel before proceeding.
For your own safety we recommend the use of
personal protective equipment when handling
Airbloc electric air curtains are supplied with
mounting brackets pre-fitted, and can be
mounted either as single units, or in multiples,
which can be bolted together to suit various
door widths.
The minimum mounting height is 3 metres (See
diagram 2 below).
4.1
Each single air curtain should be supported by
cantilever brackets (not supplied) then fixed
back to the building structure by bolting directly
using suitable support brackets, or by
suspending from above using suitable
steelwork. (See diagram 3, page 6).
4.2
Multiple air curtains should be bolted together
using 3 off M10 set pins, nuts and washers fitted
through the holes provided in the mounting
brackets, then suitable support channels (not
supplied) must be fixed on top of the factory
fitted brackets along the full length of the
assembled air curtains to spread the load.
The assembly can now be fixed back to the
building structure by bolting directly using
suitable support brackets, or suspending from
above using steelwork. (See diagram 4 page 6).
If required, the support channel may be
extended slightly past the ends of the air
curtains to aid fixing.
Note: Where multiple air curtains are fitted
above up and over doors or where
central support is inappropriate, the support
channel should be replaced with channels of a
greater cross section to prevent the assembly
from bending.
It may be necessary to adjust the position of the
air outlet louvres to provide the correct airflow
across the door opening. This can be done by
first loosening the four locking pins located two
at each end of the louvres (arrowed, Fig. A),
then loosening the intermediate locking Allen
pins (arrowed, Fig. B). The louvres can now be
moved to the desired position and the locking
pins re-tightened.
Note: The AB 225 model has two pairs of
intermediate locking Allen pins, whereas the
AB 175 model only has one pair.
4.3 Mounting.
Diagram 2.
Fig. A
Gap to be kept to a
minimum
Locking pins
Bottom of air
curtain to be
level with top of
door opening
3m minimum
Fig. B
Locking Allen pins
4. Installation Details cont.
Diagram 3: Mounting method (single air curtain)
FRONT VIEW (SINGLE AIR CURTAIN)
Cantilever brackets
(not supplied)
Factory fitted
mounting brackets
Diagram 4: Support channel (multiple air curtains)
PLAN VIEW (TWIN AIR CURTAINS)
Support points
Air curtain 1
Typical support channels
Air curtain 2
Factory fitted brackets
5. Wiring Details.
A customer specific control panel wiring
diagram will be supplied within each air
curtain control panel.
5.2 Control panel.
The panel incorporates an on/off selector switch,
a high/low fan speed selector switch, and a heat
on/off selector switch.
Panel operation is described in section 10 of this
manual (user instructions).
Diagram 5: Generic control panel wiring (sheet1)
DOOR LOCKED
ISOLATOR
L1
415 VOLT
3 PHASE L2
50 Hz
4 WIRE
L3
SUPPLY
N
E
MCB1
MCB2
CA
HEATING
CE
CF
FAN ENABLE
SPEED SELECT
LOW SPEED
HIGH SPEED
MEDIUM
SPEED
TO SHEET 2
LOW
B
R
Y
1
B
1
1
1
2
HIGH
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
ORANGE
Y
ORANGE
R
MED
OVERHEAT
THERMOSTAT
ELEMENT
SITE SELECT AIR CURTAIN SPEED
BETWEEN HIGH & LOW, HIGH &
MEDIUM, OR MEDIUM & LOW BY
CONNECTING THE APPROPRIATE
FEED TO THE CORRESPONDING
AIR CURTAIN TERMINAL
ELEMENT
MOTOR LEAD COLOURS
RED
LOW SPEED
BLUE MEDIUM SPEED
BLACK HIGH SPEED
WHITE NEUTRAL
N
N
N
N
FAN
FAN
FAN
FAN
MOTOR 1 MOTOR 2 MOTOR 3 MOTOR 4
4.5A FLC 4.5A FLC 4.5A FLC 4.5A FLC
AB ELECTRICALLY HEATED
AIR CURTAIN MODULE
(3 OR 4 FANS)
5. Wiring Details cont.
Diagram 6: Generic control panel wiring (sheet2)
A customer specific control panel wiring
diagram will be supplied within each air
curtain control panel.
MCB3
ON/OFF
SWITCH
CE
HEAT ON/OFF
SWITCH
SPEED
SELECT
SWITCH
LOW
HIGH
OVERHEAT
THERMOSTAT
(SEE SHEET 1)
CA
PANEL HEATING
LIVE
CONTACTOR
CF
CE
FAN SPEED
CONTACTORS
6. Servicing.
These appliances should be serviced annually by a competent person to ensure safe and
efficient operation. In exceptionally dusty or polluted conditions more frequent
servicing may be required. The manufacturer offers a maintenance service. Details available
on request. Isolate electricity supplies before commencing any work.
6.1 Tools required.
The following tools and equipment are
recommended to complete the tasks laid out in
this manual.
Suitable alternative tools may be used.
10mm spanner
Cross point
screwdriver
Small flat head
screwdriver
Allen key set
6.2 Air outlet louvres.
The air outlet louvres should be cleaned with a
soft brush. Check that the louvres are set to the
required angle. (See Figs. A/B on page 5 for
setting procedure).
6.3 Air distribution fans.
The air distribution fans can be accessed by
opening the fan access lid as described in
section 7.1 Fig.2.
Clean off any dust or deposits with a soft brush
paying particular attention to the impeller. Check
that the impeller spins freely, and that there is
no play in the fan bearings.
The fan(s) can be removed, if necessary, as
described in section 7.1.
6.4 Elements
Remove element housing as described in
section 7 (parts replacement). Clean off any
dust or deposits with a soft brush.
Visually inspect element coils for signs of
discolouration, burning, sagging etc.
13mm spanner
Soft
brush
Adjustable
spanner
6.5 Electrical.
Isolate electricity supplies
commencing any work.
before
Check condition and tightness of all terminations
in control panel.
Remove the fan/elements terminal box cover
located on top of the air curtain (Fig.1), and
repeat above procedure for the fan/elements
terminations.
Check that the plug/socket connection to each
fan (inside the unit) is tight and that the cable is
in good condition. Switch control panel on and
check air curtain operation in each selector
switch position (heat on/off, low//high speed).
Fig.1
All servicing/maintenance work on this air curtain should be carried out by suitably qualified
7. Parts Replacement.
person. Before commencing any work
please ensure that the electricity supplies
are turned off.
7.0 Tools required.
The lid can now be hinged down to access the
fans as shown in Fig.4.
7.1.1 Fan closure plate
Before individual fans can be removed it will be
necessary to remove the fan closure plate.
Remove the retaining screws around the
perimeter of the plate. (See Figs.5/6) The plate
can now be removed.
Fig.4
Allen key set
10mm spanner
Cross point
screwdriver
Adjustable
spanner
13mm spanner
7.1 Air distribution fans.
The air distribution fans can be accessed by
removing the the three screws along the bottom
edge of the air inlet grille (Fig.2), and the
retaining screws securing the hinged lid on the
underside of the air curtain next to the louvres
( Fig.3)
Fig.2
Fig.5
Fan closure plate
Fan outlet
Fig.3
Fig.6
Fan outlet
Fan closure plate
7. Parts Replacement cont.
Fig.8
7.1.2 Fan removal
Identify the feed cable for the fan requiring
removal and disconnect it from its cable
mounted plug/socket. (See Fig.7 )
The four bolts securing the fan can now be
removed as shown in Fig.8, and the fan
removed from the air curtain downwards.
CAUTION: these fan units are heavy.
Fig.7
Fig.9 shows single air distribution fan in
isolation for clarity.
Fig.9
7.2 Heating element removal (see Diagram 7)
7.2.1 To gain access to the elements first
remove the 9 screws (A) retaining the element
housing.
Diagram 7
C
A
B
BL A
NKI
NG
PLU
G
A
B
7. Parts Replacement cont.
7.2.3 Remove the 3 screws (C) retaining the top
rail of the element assembly.
7.2.6
Finally disconnect the two female spade
connectors from the overheat thermostat (F).
The element assembly can now be withdrawn
from the air curtain.
7.2.4 The element assembly can now be tilted
forward slightly and lifted from the 3 retaining tab
slots (D). See diagram 8.
7.2.7
Refitting a new element assembly is the reverse
of the above procedure.
7.2.2 Remove the 2 screws (B) retaining the top
element plate ends.
7.2.5 The wiring to the element assembly can
now be accessed at the rear of panel (E), and
disconnected after first noting the cable
positions.
Diagram 8
E
D
F
8. Spare Parts.
Item
Description
Part No.
3 speed air
distribution fan
unit
AB 225E 24kW
elements
(full set)
Thermal cutout
(1 per module)
Description
Part No.
AB-FAN
Air distribution
fan 5 pin plug/
socket
Plug: 3127
Socket: 3126
100528
AB 175E 18kW
elements
(full set)
100527
900001
Item
Note: Any spare parts or components used
that are not approved by AmbiRad could
invalidate the warranty of the appliance.
9. Fault Finding.
Air distribution fans
NO
Power on to control
panel?
Check:
1. Power supply.
YES
All air
distribution
fans off?
YES
Check:
1. Control panel man/off/auto
switch position.
2. Fan circuit breaker(s)
3. Fan contactor and
associated wiring.
NO
Single fan
unit off?
If the fan(s) still fail to
operate normally,
please contact
the AmbiRad
service department.
YES
Check:
1. Motor thermal trip (may run
when cool), test motor.
2. Motor wiring.
3. Motor plug/socket.
9. Fault Finding cont.
Elements
NO
Power on to control
panel?
Check:
1. Power supply.
YES
YES
No heat?
Check:
1. Control panel heat on/off
switch position.
2. Element circuit breaker(s)
3. Overheat thermostat.*
NO
YES
Low heat?
If the elements still fail
to operate normally,
please contact
the AmbiRad
service department.
Check:
1. Check current load on all
elements. Should be
balanced. If not could be
element(s) open circuit.
* If it is determined that the overheat
thermostat has tripped it will be necessary to
remove the blanking plug located on the top
face of the element housing to enable
resetting. (See Diagram 7 in section 7 of this
manual).
This MUST be done with the electrical
supply to the air curtain turned OFF.
10. User Instructions.
10.1 Important information
This appliance must only be installed by a
competent person in accordance with the
requirements of the codes of practice and the
rules in force in the country of use.
10.1.1 The appliance must be earthed.
10.1.2 Never rest anything, especially ladders,
against the air curtain.
10.2 To start the AB air curtain
10.2.1 Rotate the control panel on/off selector
switch to the 'on' position.
10.2.2 Rotate the high/low selector switch to the
desired position.
10.2.3 Rotate the heat on/off selector switch to
the desired position.
10.2.4 Switch on electrical supply to the control
panel. The panel live lamp will illuminate, the air
distribution fans will start and, if selected,
heating elements will be on.
10.5 To switch off the AB air curtain
10.5.1 Rotate the on/off control panel selector
switch to the 'off' position.
10.6 Servicing
To ensure continued efficient and safe operation
it is recommended that the air curtain is serviced
regularly by a competent person, once a year in
normal working conditions, but in exceptionally
dusty or polluted conditions more frequent
servicing may be required.
The manufacturer, (AmbiRad address given
below), offers a maintenance service, details of
which are available on request.
For sales related queries please contact the
Nordair Niche address given below.
Document reference number GB/AIR/041/0309
10.3 To start the AB air curtain (BMS control,
if specified)
10.3.1 Rotate the control panel on/off/ selector
switch to the 'on' position.
10.3.2 Rotate the high/low selector switch to the
desired position.
10.3.3 Rotate the heat on/off selector switch to
the desired position.
10.3.2 Switch on electrical supply to the
control panel. The panel live lamp will illuminate
and the unit will now only operate when the
BMS relay or remote switch is closed.
Nordair Niche (Northern Office)
6-14 Bean Leach Road,
Hazel Grove, Stockport,
Cheshire. SK7 4LD
United Kingdom
Telephone
0161 482 7900
Facsimile
0161 482 7901
Email marketing@nordairniche.co.uk
Website www.nordairniche.co.uk
AmbiRad Limited Fens Pool Avenue
Brierley Hill West Midlands DY5 1QA
United Kingdom.
Telephone
01384 489700
Facsimile
01384 489707
Email marketing@airbloc.co.uk
Website www.airbloc.co.uk
Technical Support www.s-i-d.co.uk
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