Omega Engineering M1982/0902 User's Manual

VA Series
Vapor Actuated Dial Thermometer
INSTRUCTION
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M1982/0902
General Description
The OMEGA® VA Series Vapor Actuated Thermometer is ideal for remote
readings, such as panel installations, with capillary lengths from 5 to 100
feet. This thermometer gives excellent readings above and below ambient
temperature and, being vapor actuated, is not subject to reading errors due
to either RFI/EMI interference or ambient temperature variations along the
capillary tube length.
Available Models
Front Flange
(Panel Mount)
U-Clamp (Panel Mount)
Figure 1. Case Style
Rear Flange
(Surface Mounted)
Installing the Vapor Actuated Thermometer
Unpacking Instructions
Remove the Packing List and verify that you have received all equipment,
including the following (quantities in parentheses):
Vapor Actuated Dial Thermometer (1)
Operator’s Manual (1)
If you have any questions about the shipment, please call the OMEGA
Customer Service Department.
When you receive the shipment, inspect the container and equipment for
signs of damage. Note any evidence of rough handling in transit.
Immediately report any damage to the shipping agent.
VA Series Vapor Actuated Dial Thermometer
NOTE
The carrier will not honor damage claims unless all shipping
material is saved for inspection. After examining and
removing contents, save packing material and carton in the
event reshipment is necessary.
Case and Mounting Dimensions
Front Flange
(Panel Mount)
U-Clamp
(Panel Mount)
Rear Flange
(Surface Mount)
Figure 2. Case and Mounting Dimensions
Installing the Indicating Head
Surface Mount (Rear Flange)
1. Make a circular cutout in the center of the hole mounting pattern for
the capillary tube to fit through.
2. Drill the three (3) mounting holes.
3. Using the screw holes that you drilled, screw the back of the head to
your wall or panel.
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VA Series Vapor Actuated Dial Thermometer
Flush Mount (Front Flange and U-Clamp)
1. Make a circular cutout in the panel slightly larger than the case.
2. Drill three (3) mounting holes for the Front Flange Model.
3. From the front of the panel, pass the bulb and capillary through the
cutout.
4. Affix the head to the panel:
4a. U-clamp Model: Tighten U-clamp(s) against the back of your
panel.
4b. Front Flange Model: Screw the flange to the front of your panel,
using the screw holes that you drilled.
Installing the Bulb
NOTE
If the bulb is installed more than 10 feet above or below the
dial, it may be necessary to recalibrate the instrument.
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VA Series Vapor Actuated Dial Thermometer
Standard Bulb Dimensions (inches)
Immerse the thermometer stem at least A inches (or entire stem,
whichever is less) in the medium being measured, for best reading.
Union Connections
CAUTION
Tighten the thermometer to its fitting using a wrench
applied to the hex or flats above the threads. Never tighten
by hand.
1. Unscrew and remove the 1⁄2" NPT fitting, using a 7⁄8" wrench.
2. Screw the 1⁄2" NPT fitting into the threaded process opening.
3. Insert the bulb through the 1⁄2" NPT fitting. Tighten it in place by
screwing the jam nut into the top of the 1⁄2" NPT fitting with an 11⁄16"
wrench.
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VA Series Vapor Actuated Dial Thermometer
NOTE
Use a thermowell in all pressurized applications. Be sure
case temperature does not exceed 200°F (93°C).
Thermowells
1. Remove the thermowell and screw it into the process so that no
leaking occurs. Use thread sealant as required.
2. Place the bulb in the thermowell. Tighten the bulb in place by
screwing the jam nut into the top of the 1⁄2" fitting with an 11⁄16" wrench.
Bendable Extensions
I . Place the bulb in the thermowell, or directly in the process.
NOTE
Use a thermowell whenever the bulb would be exposed to
pressure, fluid velocity, or corrosive media.
2. Slide the compression fitting down and screw the 1⁄2" NPT fitting into
the process (or thermowell) threads.
3. Tighten the top hex of the sliding union until the bendable extension
does not slide in or out.
4. Gently bend the remaining portion of the extension out of the way.
Operation
Recommended operating temperature is in the upper 2⁄3 of the dial scale.
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VA Series Vapor Actuated Dial Thermometer
Vapor actuated thermometers give excellent readings when the bulb
temperature is either above or below the temperature of the indicating
head. Avoid applications in which the bulb and head are the same
temperature (ambient applications). If the bulb “crosses ambient” (i.e.,
goes from hotter than the indicating head to cooler or vice versa), some
pointer fluctuations will occur for up to two minutes during this
transition.
Recalibration
The VA Series vapor actuated thermometers are manufactured with
threaded, press fit and snap-ring lenses which can be easily removed
for field calibration.
To recalibrate your vapor actuated thermometer:
1. Remove the thermometer from its fitting.
2. Remove the lens.
4. Immerse the bulb totally in an agitated liquid for at least 3 minutes
with a master reference thermometer, until they reach equilibrium.
5. Use a wrench, coin or screwdriver to turn the slotted hex nut on the
back of the thermometer case until the pointer is at the proper
reading on the scale.
6. Replace the lens and reinstall the thermometer in its fitting.
Care of the Vapor Actuated Thermometer
• Avoid bending the stem, as this will result in frictional errors in
indication.
• Do not kink or flatten the capillary tube.
• Dampen any capillary vibration, as this may cause capillary breakage
over time.
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VA Series Vapor Actuated Dial Thermometer
Specifications
Dial Sixes:
Dial:
Pointer:
Movement:
Bourdon Tube:
Accuracy:
Case:
Process
Connection:
Window:
Bulb:
Capillary:
Ranges:
Applications:
2", 2 1⁄2", 3 1⁄2", 4 1⁄2"
Aluminum with white finish and black markings
Furnished standard adjustable
Brass with precision gearing
Phosphor bronze
Plus or minus one scale division
Stainless steel on all front flange and U-clamp models.
Back flange models in stainless (2"), black steel (3 1⁄2")
or Valox (4 1⁄2")
Plain bulb, 1⁄2" NPT Union, 1⁄2" NPT sliding union
on 12 Connection: bendable extension, or thermowell.
Polycarbonate. Glass in 3 1⁄2" and 4 1⁄2" back flange
models
Stainless steel or nickel plated copper. Bulb O.D. 7⁄16"
(optional 1⁄4" O.D. x 2" length on -40 to 65°F range
only). Bulb lengths vary from 2" to 6" depending on
capillary length
Nickel plated copper, copper with bronze braid
armor, stainless steel, stainless steel with stainless
steel armor. Capillary lengths 1 to 100 feet (standard
length 5 feet)
Over twenty °F and °F/°C ranges available, from -40°
to +450°F
Control panels, chemical processing, pipelines, food
processing, OEM applications, ovens, solar heating,
Vapor actuated thermometers give excellent readings when
the bulb temperature is either above or below the
temperature of the indicating head. Avoid applications in
which the bulb and head are the same temperature
(ambient applications). If the bulb “crosses ambient” (i.e.,
goes from hotter than the indicating
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