humiSteam Lite
commercial electrode steam humidifiers
Installation
Operation
User Manual
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IMPORTANT
BEFORE INSTALLING OR HANDLING THE HUMIDIFIER PLEASE CAREFULLY READ AND FOLLOW THE
INSTRUCTIONS AND SAFETY STANDARDS DESCRIBED IN THIS MANUAL AND ILLUSTRATED ON THE
LABELS ATTACHED TO THE MACHINE.
This humidifier produces non-pressurized steam by means of electrodes immersed in the water contained in
the cylinder-boiler (hereafter called the cylinder). The electrodes pass current through the water, which also
provides resistance, heating the water into steam, which is used to humidify environments or industrial
processes, using special distributors.
The quality of the water used affects the process of evaporation, so the humidifier may be supplied with
untreated water, as long as this is drinkable and not softened or demineralized; the evaporated water is
automatically replaced using a fill valve. This humidifier has been designed exclusively to directly humidify
rooms or ducts, using a distribution system. The installation, use and maintenance operations must be carried
out according to the instructions contained in this manual and on the labels applied internally and externally.
The conditions of the environment and the power supply voltage must comply with the specified
values.
All other uses and modifications made to the humidifier that are not authorized by the manufacturer are
considered incorrect.
Liability for injury or damage caused by the incorrect use of the humidifier lies exclusively with the
user.
Please note that the humidifier contains powered electrical devices and hot surfaces.
All service and/or maintenance operations must be performed by specialist and qualified personnel
who are aware of the necessary precautions and are capable of performing the operations correctly.
Disconnect the humidifier from the main power supply before accessing any internal parts.
The humidifier must be installed in accordance with the local standards in force.
The local safety standards in force must be applied in all cases.
The humidifier is made up of metallic and plastic parts. All parts must be disposed of according to the
local standards on waste disposal.
Certification: the quality and safety of CAREL products are assured by CAREL's ISO 9001 certified design
and production system, as well as listings from UL, cUL, CE, TUV, ETL and others.
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Table of Contents
Models And Description Of The Components .........................................................................6
How The Humisteam Works....................................................................................................7
1 Installation ............................................................................................................................8
1.1 Positioning .....................................................................................................................8
1.2.1 Removing the front cover ........................................................................................9
1.2.2 Fastening to the wall ...............................................................................................9
1.3 Plumbing......................................................................................................................10
1.3.1 Water supply .........................................................................................................10
1.3.2 Water drain............................................................................................................11
1.4 Steam distribution ........................................................................................................13
1.4.1 Duct injection.........................................................................................................13
1.4.3 Room distribution blower units ..............................................................................15
1.5 Power wiring ................................................................................................................16
1.6 Control wiring...............................................................................................................17
1.6.1 REHUMST Wall and Duct Humidistat ...................................................................19
1.6.2 PC-301 Air Proving Switch ....................................................................................20
2 Start-Up..............................................................................................................................21
2.1 Startup Checklist..........................................................................................................21
2.2 The HumiControl Controller .........................................................................................22
2.3 Start-up Procedure ......................................................................................................22
3 Operation ...........................................................................................................................22
3.1 Manual Drain ...............................................................................................................22
3.2 Seasonal Shut Down ...................................................................................................22
3.3 Alarms..........................................................................................................................23
3.4 Trouble-Shooting .........................................................................................................24
4 Maintenance.......................................................................................................................26
4.1 Periodic checks............................................................................................................26
4.2 Cylinder maintenance ..................................................................................................26
4.2.1 Replacing the cylinder ...........................................................................................26
Maintenance of the other plumbing components............................................................27
4.3 Replacement Parts ......................................................................................................28
4.3.1 Single Phase Humidifiers ......................................................................................28
5 Wiring Diagrams.................................................................................................................29
6 Technical Specifications .....................................................................................................30
IMPORTANT: BEFORE beginning installation:
• Check for shipping damage to cartons. Mark the shipping waybill accordingly
• Open cartons and check for any hidden damage. Mark the shipping waybill accordingly.
• Check packing slip to ensure all items have been received. Notify CAREL of any shortages or
damaged parts. You must notify CAREL USA within 5 working days of any shortages.
Copyright © 2005 by CAREL USA, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Models and Description of the Components
Model Selection
UE
003
P
UE =
Electrode
Capacity (KG)
P Control
Power
supply
003 = 7 lbs/hr
On/off
U = 208/1
005 = 11 lbs/hr
D 000 U
D = 230/1
Version
number
Internal
use only
USA
1
0
Cylinder
Type
Internal Use
1 = Disposable
Standard
Conductivity
2 = Disposable
Low
Conductivity
Example: UE003PD000U1 is a 7 lb/hr, 230/1 unit, and disposable standard conductivity cylinder
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
UE003, UE005
Description
Steam generator cylinder
Water drain valve
Power contactor
Fuses
Power transformer
Relay board
On/Off and Manual drain switch
Wiring terminal block
Water fill valve
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How the HumiSteam Works
HumiSteam is an electrode humidifier. It produces steam for humidification by passing electrode current
through the water in the steam generator cylinder between metal electrodes. There are no heater elements.
Steam output is directly proportional to the conductivity of the water, and the amount of electrode immersed in
the water.
On a call for humidity, the HumiSteam controller will open the water fill valve (1) and allow water to enter the
system. A flow restrictor (2) prevents the unit from filling too quickly or with too much pressure. The water
flows up the fill tube (3) and into the fill cup (7), where it flows over the conductivity probes (6), which feed the
water conductivity back to the controller for analysis. Water then flows over the dam in the fill cup (7), which
creates a 1” air gap to prevent backflow of contaminated water into the feed lines, and through the fill tube (4)
and into the bottom of the steam cylinder (11).
As the water fills the cylinder, it will reach the electrodes (10) and current will begin to flow. As the water
continues to fill the cylinder, the current will increase, and this is monitored by an amperage transformer placed
on one of the power wires (9). When the desired current is reached, the fill valve will close (1) and the water
will then begin to warm and produce steam. If the water reaches the cylinder full probes (8) prior to reaching
the desired current level, the fill valve (1) will be closed to prevent overflow. If the current rises too much as the
water fills the cylinder, the drain valve or pump (13) will be activated to drain away some water and reduce the
current flow.
Periodically, based on the incoming water conductivity, the unit will drain some water to reduce the mineral
concentration. A strainer (12) in the cylinder helps to prevent mineral debris from jamming the drain valve (13).
If there is no water in the cylinder, there will be no current flow and no steam production. The electrodes do not
burn out, but they will eventually become completely coated with mineral and the cylinder will then need to be
replaced or cleaned.
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1 Installation
1.1 Positioning
The HumiSteam has been designed for wall mounting
(although it can be placed on a stand) and, since it is an
atmospheric steam humidifier, should be placed close to
the point where the steam will be used, to minimize the
steam hose length (and condensate). Certain clearances
must be maintained around the unit:
Minimum
Dimension
(inches)
A
12
B
8
C
8
D
16
E
F
28 < 0.5°
With room blower units, other clearances are needed:
Minimum
dimension
(inches)
Unit Dimensions:
Dimensions
(inches)
Weight
(lbs)
A
B
C
packaged
empty
installed
UE003, UE005
14.4
10.8
24.4
35.3
30
41.9
8
A
B
C
D
E
F
H
20
72
72
24
20
72
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1.2 Mounting
1.2.1 Removing the front cover
The front cover is secured by a capture screw located underneath the CAREL
logo. Twist the CAREL logo to reveal the screw, and use a phillips head
screwdriver to remove it. Then simply lift the front cover and pull out to remove
it. Return it in reverse order.
1.2.2 Fastening to the wall
Using the screws and anchors supplied, fasten the mounting bracket to the wall.
Be sure that the screws anchor firmly into studs or supports. Note the unit
installed weights from the Positioning section.
Once the mounting bracket is secured to the wall, hang the unit on the bracket. Fasten the remaining capture
screws through the bottom holes in the unit to secure it to the wall.
Dimension UE003, UE005
8.67
X
19.69
Y
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1.3 Plumbing
1.3.1 Water supply
The HumiSteam must be supplied with water (not softened)
having the following characteristics:
Instant flow rate
Connection
Temperature limits
Pressure limits
Hardness limits
UE003, UE005
0.2 gpm
1/4" O.D. Compression
34 to 104°F
15 to 116 psi
<= 400 ppm CaCO3
Conductivity range
125 to 1250 µS/cm (micromhos)
The water feed line should be ½” copper, PVC or poly tubing
run to within 3 feet of the humidifier, then bushed down to ¼”
O.D. copper or poly to make the final connection to the ¼”
O.D. compression fitting underneath the humidifier. With poly tubing an insert should be used to support the
tubing and prevent leaks. This insert is not provided.
SUPPLY WATER LIMIT VALUES FOR THE
IMMERSED ELECTRODE HUMIDIFIERS
Specific conductivity at 20°C
Total dissolved solids
Dry residue at 180°C
Hydrogen ion activity
Total hardness
Temporary hardness
Chlorides
Iron + Manganese
Silica
Residual chlorine
Calcium sulphate
Metal impurities
Solvents, thinners, detergents, lubricants
σ20
TDS
R
180
pH
µS/cm
mg/l
mg/l
MEDIUM-LOW
MEDIUM-HIGH
CONDUCTIVITY
CONDUCTIVITY
MINIMUM MAXIMUM MINIMUM MAXIMUM
125
550
300
1250
116 (1)
512 (1)
279 (1)
1163 (1)
81 (1)
358 (1)
195 (1)
813 (1)
7
8.5
7
8.5
TH mg/l CaCO3
50 (2)
250
100 (2)
400
mg/l CaCO3
ppm Cl
mg/l Fe+Mn
30 (3)
=
=
150
20
0.2
60 (3)
=
=
300
30
0.2
mg/l SiO2
mg/l Cl-
=
=
20
0.2
=
=
20
0.2
mg/l CaSO4
mg/l
mg/l
=
0
0
60
0
0
=
0
0
100
0
0
(1) Values depend on the specific conductivity; in general: TDS @0.93 * s20 ; R180 @0.65 * s20
(2) No less than 200% of the chloride content in mg/l Cl(3) No less than 300% of the chloride content in mg/l
NOTE: Softened water should NOT be used as it is generally corrossive to the electrode plating.
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1.3.2 Water drain
The HumiSteam also requires connection to a drain. The drain water characteristics are:
Drain rate per hour
Instant drain rate
Connection
Typical temperature
UE003
UE005
2.2 gph
3.7 gph
1.3 gpm
1-1/2" nominal diameter
212°F
The drain line can be 1-1/2” schedule 40 CPVC, 1-1/2” copper, or 1-1/2” Polypropylene. In all cases, the drain
tube is slipped over the drain outlet on the bottom of the humidifier. It is not glued or otherwise attached to the
humidifier, so it must be supported by itself.
Drain line must be installed and plumbed to an open drain immediately after the unit. For proper operation of
the unit, the open drain should be installed before the trap (if allowed by local code).
WARNING: Do NOT use PVC piping unless the unit has the optional drain tempering valve installed.
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Physical location of the supply and drain connections are located as shown below.
NOTE: Carel can provide a drain tempering system which limits the water drain to no more than 140°F.
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1.4 Steam distribution
1.4.1 Duct injection
If you are using stainless steel duct steam distributor pipes:
They must be mounted completely level in the duct with the steam outlet holes facing up as shown above.
Support the end of longer distributor pipes if needed. Generally the distributor pipes should be mounted in the
center of the air stream with a minimum of 6” from the center of the distributor pipe to the top of the duct and 3”
minimum to the bottom. In vertical ducts, the distributor pipes are mounted in the center with the holes facing
up. The airflow may be up or down, but when the airflow is down, maximum velocity is 1,500 fpm. Note: end
support bracket is only supplied with distributors of 36” and larger length.
To install the stainless steel distributor pipes:
1. Cut a key shaped hole in the side of the duct to match the steam pipe and condensate return as
shown at right.
2. Apply silicone sealant to the mounting plate and insert the pipe through the hole and secure it with 4
sheet metal screws.
3. Connect the steam and condensate hoses using the hose clamps supplied.
If you are using the duct kit, it includes the SDPOEM22 plastic steam distribution nozzle:
As with the stainless steel distributors, cut a hole in the duct to match the insertion part, apply silicon sealant to
the duct mounting plate, fasten with 4 sheet metal screws and connect the steam hose and condensate lines
using the hose clamps provided.
NOTE: The SDPOEM accommodates both the 22mm I.D. hose and the 30mm I.D. hose. If you are using the
30mm I.D. steam hose, you should cut off the smaller steam inlet at the cut line shown above.
IMPORTANT: Allow 2 feet of straight duct downstream of the distributor pipes when the air temperature
will be >55oF. Allow 3 feet of straight duct if the air temperature will be <50oF. Always allow 2 feet
upstream. Turbulent air flow may require longer lengths.
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1.4.2 Steam Hoses
NINETY PERCENT (90%) OF ALL OPERATION PROBLEMS ARE CREATED BY IMPROPER STEAM
PIPING FROM THE HUMIDIFIER UNIT TO THE DUCT DISTRIBUTOR PIPES. To avoid these problems,
remember one simple fact when running the steam hose: steam naturally flows up hill, and condensate
naturally flows down hill. Run the steam hose or piping to avoid any kinks, sharp elbows, or low spots that could
collect or restrict the flow of steam to the distributor pipe, or the flow of condensate back to the humidifier.
Support the hose adequately to avoid sags.
The following diagrams are to provide you with some guidelines. If you have a situation you are unsure of,
please contact the factory for instructions.
IMPORTANT: Maximum length of rubber steam hose is 20 feet. Insulated copper tubing may be up to 40
feet. In all cases, minimize sharp bends and elbows – use 2-45° elbows instead of 90°s.
Hose size for UE 001, 003 = 22 mm.
Hose size for UE 005 = 30 mm.
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1.4.3 Room distribution blower units
Refer to the manual supplied with the Room Distribution Units for specifics on the blower units themselves.
Clearances required are shown below.
Minimum
dimension
(inches)
A
B
C
D
E
F
H
20
72
72
24
20
72
24
UE003, UE005
Room Blower
Unit Model
Rated Power
Volts
Air Volume
CFM
Noise Level
dBA
Operating Temp/Humidity
(°F / %RH)
15
VSDU0A
24
112
30
14 to 104°F
/ 10 to 60%
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1.5 Power wiring
Check that the power supply voltage to be connected matches the value indicated on the
rating plate inside the electrical panel. Insert the power and ground connection cables into
the electrical panel compartment using the strain reliefs supplied, and connect to the
terminals. An external fused disconnect must be installed.
All wiring must be in accordance with local, state and national electric codes.
NOTE: to avoid unwanted interference, the power cables should be kept separate from any
control wiring.
Make sure that the TAM on the circuit board has the proper number of power wire turns through it, and that the
TA Rate DIP switches on the control board are set per the table at the bottom of this page.
Model
UE003
UE005
Voltage
Code
U
D
U
D
Nominal
Voltage Current
Phase
(Amps)
208 - 1~N
10.8
230 - 1~N
9.8
208 - 1~N
18
230 - 1~N
16.3
Power
(kW)
Output
(kg/hr)
Output
(lbs/hr)
2.25
3
6.6
3.75
5
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NOTE: Tolerance allowed on main voltage = -15%, +10%
16
Turns
Through
TAM
TA Rate
2
60
1
20
1
40
1
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1.6 Control wiring
The HumiSteam Lite control system allows one humidistat to be
connected, as well as various safety devices, remote on/off,
alarm and serial communications.
Generally, the control humidistat (H) is located in the room or
return air duct. In the case where the HumiSteam uses a direct
discharge blower unit, this is the only control needed. In ducts
or air handlers, a high limit humidistat is usually added to act as
a safety (CR), as well as an air flow proving device.
Control wiring is made directly to the control
board terminals:
1. alarm output terminal block;
2. control signal terminal block;
3. DIP switches for selecting drain mode;
4. DIP switches for selecting TA RATE.
Control Signal Terminal Block (# 2 in diagram)
Terminal
Function
Electrical specifications
+VR
output voltage for sensors 10V; min. 5 k-ohm
range: 0 to 10 V;
SET
control signal input
input impedance: 15 k-ohm
GND
AB
AB
common for +VR and SET
remote enabling input
Connects to external NO contact;
Maximum resistance = 50 ohm;
Maximum impedence = 10mAdc;
humidifier enabled = contact closed
NOTE: DO NOT apply any voltage to terminals AB & AB. Connect external dry contact or jumper wire
ONLY.
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For On/Off Operation (diagram at right):
Connect any simple humidistat, high-limits, air flow switch,
and remote contacts in series from terminals AB to AB.
Circuits must be completed from +VR to SET by a jumper
and from AB to AB for the unit to operate. Use jumpers if
devices are not connected.
In the case where it is necessary to have the furnace fan
start when humidification is needed, a SPDT relay must
be added to power both the fan and the humidifier, per
the diagram at right.
Alarm Output:
The H terminals allows connection to an on-board SPDT alarm relay that provides
No and NC contacts for remote indication of alarms. The relay is rated for up to
250V, 5A max. resistive and 2A max. inductive.
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1.6.1 REHUMST Wall and Duct Humidistat
The REHUMST is designed to operate as a wall mount or duct mount humidistat. Figure 1 shows how to
assemble the unit for wall mounting. Figure 2 shows how to assemble the unit for duct mounting.
Function
RH Range
Switch
VAC
FLA
Humidistat
10 to 60%RH
SPST
<30 Vac
7.5 Amps
The REHUMST has only two wiring
connection terminals, which eliminates any
confusion.
Mount the REHUMST either on the wall in
the area to be humidified, or on the return
air duct.
The range of the instrument does not permit
its use as a high limit device.
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1.6.2 PC-301 Air Proving Switch
Mounting the PC-301 air flow switch:
Mount the airflow switch in the supply or return duct using the
screws supplied. Mount the device so that the diaphragm is in
a vertical position as shown at right.
If the airflow switch is to be mounted on the return duct
(vacuum), then mount it in a vertical position by the small
plate. Drill a 7/16" hole in the side of the duct and connect the
supplied tubing to the low pressure tap on the airflow switch
and then run it through the drilled hole in the duct. Put no more
than 2" of tubing into the duct. Caulk around the tubing where
it enters the duct. The high pressure tap is left open to
atmosphere.
If the airflow switch is to be mounted to the supply duct
(pressure), then simply drill a 7/16 hole in the side of the duct, apply caulking to the large plate, and mount the
device with the large plate to the duct and the high pressure tap/tubing mated the hole. The low pressure tap is
left open to atmosphere.
MOUNTING DIAGRAMS
TABLE 1. MAXIMUM ELECTRICAL SWITCH RATINGS
Vac
Full Load
Locked Rotor
Pilot Duty
Amps
Amps
(VA)
24V
120V
240V
277V
6.25
3.1
2.7
37.5
18.6
16.2
60
300
300
300
WIRING DIAGRAM
N.C.
Common
N.O. makes on increase
in pressure.
Increase
Pressure
N.O.
20
NonInductive
Amps
10
10
10
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2 Start-Up
IMPORTANT WARNINGS:
1. Before starting, check that the humidifier is in perfect condition, that there are no water leaks and that
the electrical parts are dry;
2. Do not connect power if the humidifier is damaged or even partially wet!
When installation is completed, flush the supply pipe for around 30 minutes by piping water directly
into the drain, without sending it into the humidifier; this will eliminate any scale or residues that may
cause foam when boiling.
2.1 Startup Checklist
Before starting the humidifier, the following should be checked:
Water is connected, the line has been flushed, and external valves are open.
Drain is connected, run to an open drain, and has a trap under the unit.
Electricity is connected in accordance with instructions, local codes and data labels in the unit.
The power fuses are installed and intact.
All control wiring is done and tested.
Airflow switch is wired to open on air flow loss.
If a hi-limit humidistat is used, wired to open on humidity rise above set point.
Unit wires have been checked to make sure they and all connectors are tight from shipping.
The steam hose(s) are run correctly with no sags or kinks and sloped properly according to the manual.
Condensate hoses are run correctly with no sags or kinks and sloped properly according to the manual.
NOTE: If you ordered a factory startup, this checklist will be required. Failure to complete this checklist may
result in additional charges.
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2.2 The HumiControl Controller
The HumiSteam Lite uses an LED version of the HumiControl,
which communicates all information through 3 LEDs on the front
panel.
The Green LED to the left indicates the unit is powered.
The Yellow LED in the center indicates that the unit is producing
steam. If it glows solid, the unit is at full capacity, otherwise it
will flash, each flash indicating 1/10 of capacity, so that 8 flashes means 80% capacity.
The Red LED to the left indicates alarms. It indicates alarms by a series of long (1 per second) or short (2 per
second) flashes. See the Alarms section for a table.
Each time the humidifier is started, the Yellow LED will blink to indicate the 1/10s of the version number. Then
the Red LED will blink to indicate the version number. Version 2.1 = 1 flash of the Yellow LED, follwed by 2
flashes of the Red LED.
2.3 Start-up Procedure
After closing the external fused disconnect to put power to the humidifier, press the top (I)
part of the I/O switch on the side of the unit. The unit will then respond to the On/Off
humidistat.
After running the diagnostics, the unit will start operation, or flash an alarm, indicating the
humidifier is disabled or in alarm. The alarm code will flash.
3 Operation
3.1 Manual Drain
Pressing the ▼ button on the side of the humidifier and holding it, will force a manual drain.
3.2 Seasonal Shut Down
During seasonal shut-down or alternatively shut-down for maintenance of the electrical parts and/or the
plumbing, the humidifier should be placed out-of-service.
NOTE: the water cylinder should be emptied before shutting down the humidifier, to prevent corrosion
of the electrodes.
Follow these instructions:
• Press and hold the manual drain switch until the steam cylinder is empty;
• Turn off the On/Off (I/O) rocker switch on the side of the humidifier, and disconnect power from the
humidifier;
• Shut off the water to the humidifier.
In the event of malfunction of the drain valve, the cylinder can be emptied manually by lifting it out of
the drain manifold and pouring the water into the bottom drain pan.
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3.3 Alarms
In the event of an alarm, the alarm LED will flash, the alarm relay will close, and the alarm code will flash on the
Red LED. Multiple alarms will flash in sequence. The unit must be turned off and on to reset the alarms.
Controller
P
Causes
Solution
Over-current at the electrodes; 1. Check the operation of the drain valve
2 fast
probable electrode malfunction
flashes of or water conductivity
2. Check for fill valve leakage
Red LED temporarily too high (especially
when starting after a short stop) 3. Drain part of the water and re-start
3 fast
Power not available;
flashes of
Red LED no steam production when on
4 slow
flashes of Excessive reduction in output
Red LED
1. With the machine off and disconnected
from the main power, check the internal
electrical connections
1. Cylinder completely spent or water with
excessive foam. Perform maintenance on
the cylinder.
Action
P
Alarm
relay
Shut-down
Active
Shut-down
Active
Shut-down
Active
1. Check that the fill pipe from the main to
the humidifier and the internal pipe are not
blocked or bent and that there is sufficient
pressure (0.1-0.8 mpa, 1-8 bar)
3 slow
flashes of Lack of water
Red LED
5 slow
flashes of Drain malfunction
Red LED
6 slow
flashes
CAREL or 4 Internal memory error
fast flashes
Red LED
2. Check the operation of the fill valve
Shut-down
3. Check that the steam outlet is not
working against excessive back-pressure,
preventing the flow of water into the cylinder
by gravity
4. Check that the steam outlet pipe is not is
kinked and that there are no sags.
Check the drain circuits and the correct
operation of the drain valve
Active
Shut-down
Active
Shut-down
Active
1. Reset the default parameters (see Chap.
7.5)
2. If the problem persists, contact the CARE
service center
2 slow
Cylinder depleted signal
flashes Red
cylinder
LED
Perform maintenance and/or replace the
only
Signal only
Not
active
9 slow
Cylinder full with machine off
flashes Red
signal
LED
With the machine off:
1. Check for any leaks from the fill valve or
the condensate return pipe
2. Check that the level sensors are clean
total shut-down
Shut-down
Active
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3.4 Trouble-Shooting
problem
causes
solutions
1. no electrical power
2. on/off switch of the humidifier in
position 0 (open)
the humidifier does not turn on 3. control connectors improperly
connected
4. blown fuses
5. transformer failure
1. check the safety devices upstream from
the humidifier and the presence of power
2. close the switch on the panel: position I
3. check that the connectors are properly
inserted in the terminal block
4. check the condition of fuses F1/F2/F3
5. check that the voltage across the
secondary winding of the transformer is
24Vac
the humidifier does not start
operation
1. remote ON/OFF contact open
(relay/terminals AB - AB)
2. the humidistat has not been
connected correctly
3. humidistat failure
4. control signal not compatible
with the type set
5. value measured out of range
1. close ON/OFF contacts (relay/terminals
AB-AB)
2. check the external connection
3. replace the humidistat
the humidifier fills with water
without producing steam
1. high steam back pressure
2. fill valve strainer clogged
3. mineral in the fill cup
4. drain solenoid valve leaking
1. check that the steam hose is not kinked
or sagging, trapping condensate
2. clean the fill valve strainer
3. clean the fill cup
4. check for 24Vac at the drain solenoid
valve and/or drain solenoid replacement
1. thermal-magnetic overload
the thermal-magnetic overload
switch is under-rated
switch is activated
2. over-current at the electrodes
1. check that the thermal-magnetic
overload switch is rated for a current of at
least 1.5 times the rated current of the
humidifier
the humidifier wets the duct
1. the distributor is not installed
correctly (too near the top of the
duct or the condensate return is
blocked)
2.system over-sized
3.humidifier active when the fan in
the duct is off
1. check that the steam distributor is
installed correctly
2. decrease the steam production set on
the control
3. check the connection of the device (flow
switch or differential pressure switch)
slaving the humidifier to the ventilation in
the duct (terminals AB-AB)
the humidifier wets the floor
below
1. the humidifier drain is blocked
2. the supply water or overflow
circuit has leaks
3. the condensate drain pipe does
not bring the water back to the
drain pan
4. the steam hose is not properly
fastened to the cylinder
1. clean the drain assembly and pan
2. check the entire water circuit
3. check the correct position of the
condensate drain hose in the drain pan
4. check the fastening of the hose clamps
on the steam outlet
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problem
Water in the cylinder turns black
causes
1. minerals in the cylinder have
overconcentrated and are
deteriorating the electrodes.
Heavy arcing occurs within hours
of startup
1. The feed water contains large
amounts of Iron, Copper or other
conductive contaminants.
Humidifier continuously fills and
drains without producing steam
1. Mineral has bridged between the
electrodes.
2. There is back pressure from the
steam hoses or duct.
3. The flow regulator in the fill valve
is broken or out of place.
4. Water conductivity is very high.
5. Water is foaming excessively.
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solutions
1. Check for sags & kinks that
could trap condensate in the steam
hoses that could cause a back
pressure on the cylinder.
2. Check the duct static pressure.
3. Check the fill valve and inlet
strainer.
4. Check the drain valve operation.
5. Correct installation problems
and replace cylinder.
1. Contact the factory for an
optional drain timer to force
additional drains to control the
minerals.
2. If you are using a softener,
check the salt being used. If it
contains any additives, discontinue
use, flush all lines and convert to
pure salt or unsoftened water.
3. Check the electrodes in the
cylinder to be sure they were not
damaged in shipping.
1. Clean or replace the cylinder.
2. Check the steam hoses for kinks
or gullys that might be trapping
condensate.
3. Replace the fill valve.
4. Consider using a mix of
demineralized water with raw
water.
5. Check cylinder - replace if
exhausted. If feed water contains
silica or nitrates, install a 1 micron
water filter.
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4 Maintenance
4.1 Periodic checks
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After one hour of operation: For both disposable and cleanable cylinders, check that there are no
significant water leaks.
Every fifteen days or no more than 300 operating hours: For both disposable and openable
cylinders check operation, that there are no significant water leaks and the general condition of the
cylinder. Check that during operation there is no arcing between the electrodes.
Every three months or no more than 1000 operating hours: For disposable cylinders, check
operation, that there are no significant water leaks and, if necessary, replace the cylinder; for cleanable
cylinders, check that there are no blackened parts of the cylinder. If there are blackened parts of the
cylinder, check the condition of the electrodes, and if necessary replace them together with the o-rings
and the cover gasket.
Annually or no more than 2500 operating hours: For disposable cylinders, replace the cylinder; for
cleanable cylinders check operation, that there are no significant water leaks, the general conditions of
the cylinder, check that there are no blackened parts of the cylinder: if this is the case, check the
condition of the electrodes, and if necessary replace them together with the o-rings and the cover
gasket.
After five years or no more than 10,000 operating hours: For both disposable and openable
cylinders, replace the cylinder. After extended use or alternatively when using water with a high salt
content, the solid deposits that naturally form on the electrodes may reach the stage where they also
stick to the inside wall of the cylinder; in the event of especially conductive deposits, the consequent
heat produced may overheat the plastic and melt it, and, in more severe cases, puncture the cylinder,
allowing water to leak out. As a precaution, check the deposits and the blackening of the wall of the
cylinder, and replace the cylinder if necessary.
CAUTION: always disconnect the main power before touching the cylinder in the event of leaks, as current may
flow through the water.
4.2 Cylinder maintenance
The life of the cylinder depends on a number of factors, including: the amount and type of mineral in the water,
the correct use and sizing of the humidifier, and the output, as well as careful and regular maintenance. Due to
the aging of the plastic and the consumption of the electrodes, even an openable steam cylinder has a limited
life, and it is therefore recommended to replace it after 5 years or 10,000 operating hours.
Important warnings
The humidifier and its cylinder contain live electrical components and hot surfaces, and therefore all service
and/or maintenance operations must be performed by expert and qualified personnel, who are aware of the
necessary precautions. Before performing any operations on the cylinder, check that the humidifier is
disconnected from the power supply. Remove the cylinder from the humidifier only after having drained it
completely using the manual drain button or procedure. Check that the model and the power supply voltage of
the new cylinder correspond to the data on the rating label.
4.2.1 Replacing the cylinder
IMPORTANT WARNING: the cylinder may be hot. Allow it to cool before touching it or use protective gloves.
To replace the cylinder:
• completely drain the cylinder by pressing and holding the manual drain switch;
• turn the humidifier off and disconnect the main power;
• open and remove the cover;
• remove the steam hose from the cylinder;
• disconnect the electrical connections from the top of the cylinder;
• release the cylinder from its holding bracket and lift it up to remove it;
• install the new cylinder in the humidifier by performing the previous operations in reverse.
WARNING: Electrical connections to the cylinder must be tight or possible fire hazard may result.
Threaded nuts on power wires must be connected with 22 to 29 inch-pounds of torque.
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Connection of single or three phase UE 001 to 015 models
Note: Photo does not represent
all cylinder possibilities
Maintenance of the other plumbing components
IMPORTANT WARNINGS:
• When cleaning the plastic components do not use detergents
or solvents;
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• Scale can removed using a solution of Lime-A-Way , CLR ,
or 5% phosphoric acid, then rinse with water.
• External power must always be disconnected when
performing any maintenance on the humidifier.
• Fill valve:
After having disconnected the
cables and the hoses, remove the
valve and check the condition of the
inlet filter; clean if necessary using
the same cleaning solution as for
the steam cylinder and a soft brush.
• Supply and drain manifold:
Check that there are no mineral
deposits in the cylinder attachment
and clean if necessary. Check that
the seal (o-ring) is not damaged or
cracked; replace if necessary.
Item No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Description
fill/drain manifold
fill valve
drain valve
fill cup fill pipe
cylinder supply pipe
overflow pipe
fill cup
drain pan
drain column
drain pipe
drain pump
conductivity meter
• Drain valve:
Remove the valve body, clean if necessary using the same cleaning solution as for the steam cylinder and a
soft brush.
• Drain pan:
Clean the pan of any mineral deposits and check that the water flows freely from the pan to the drain at the
drain valve.
• Supply, fill, overflow pipes:
Check that these are clear and clean or replace if necessary.
IMPORTANT WARNING: after having replaced or checked the plumbing, check that components have been
reconnected correctly with the proper seals. Re-start the humidifier and perform a number of supply and drain
cycles (from 2 to 4), then check for any water leaks.
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4.3 Replacement Parts
4.3.1 Single Phase Humidifiers
Standard spare parts
Model
UE003
UE005
Water parts
fill cup + conductivity meter
18C453A008
18C453A008
fill valve kit
1312085AXX
1312085AXX
drain valve kit
13C499A030
13C499A030
internal pipe kit
UEKT00000S
UEKT00000S
Non-openable cylinders
208/230 VAC 1~, conductivity 350-1250 µS/cm BL0S1F00H1
BL0S2F00H0
Electrical parts
Contactor
0203000AXX
0203001AXX
power transformer: 208/230/460/575-24 Vac
09C565A002
09C565A002
fuse holder
0606192AXX
0606192AXX
fuse
0605319AXX
0605319AXX
Electronic parts
LED display ver.C-P
UEKDP00000
UEKDP00000
control board ver.C-P **
UEP0000000U00 UEP0000000U00
Spare parts for special applications
Non-openable cylinders
200/230 VAC 1~, conductivity 125/350 µS/cm
Openable cylinders
200/230 VAC 1~, conductivity 125/350 µS/cm
200/230 VAC 1~, conductivity 350/1250 µS/cm
electrode kit (200/230 VAC 1~, 125/350 µS/cm)
electrode kit (200/230 VAC 1~, 350/1250 µS/cm)
electrode gasket kit
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Model
UE003
UE005
BL0S1E00H1
BL0S2E00H0
BLCS2E00W0
BLCS2F00W0
KITBLCS2E0
KITBLCS2F0
KITBLC2FG0
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UE003, UE005 Single Phase
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6 Technical Specifications
UNIT MODEL NUMBER
CAPACITY
AMPERAGE
WATTAGE
VAC
Phase
208 (U)
1
230 (D)
1
Height
Width
Depth
Dry weight
Wet weight
Water Feed
Water Inlet
Max. Drain
Drain Size
Min. Drain
Cylinders
Steam outlets
Pressure
Control
Operating
Water Type
Factor
UE003
UE005
Lbs/hr
kg/h
Amps
KW
Lbs/hr
kg/h
Amps
KW
In. (mm)
6.6
3
10.8
2.25
6.6
3
9.8
2.25
11
5
18
3.75
11
5
16.3
3.75
Lbs. (kg)
Lbs. (kg)
gpm (l/min)
In. (mm)
gpm (l/min)
In. (mm)
In. (mm)
mm
In. WC (Pa)
24.4 (620)
14.4 (365)
10.8 (275)
35.3 (16)
41.9 (19)
0.16 (0.6)
1/4" O.D. Comp.
1.32 (5)
1-5/8" hose (40)
3/4 (19)
1
22mm x 1
30mm x 1
8" WC (2000)
6.4" WC (1600)
24 VAC 50/60 Hz., 30 VA
34-140 °F (1-40°C)
10-60 %RH
°F (°C)
15 - 116 psi (1-8 bar)
125-1250 MicroMhos conductivity
VSDU0A0001
24 Volt
112 CFM (192 m3/h)
30 dBA
10 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
10 to 60%RH
Ventilated
steam
distributor
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Limited Warranty
All products manufactured by CAREL USA are warranted to the original purchaser to be free from defects in
materials and workmanship in the course of normal and reasonable use for a period of 2 years and 1 month
from the date of shipment (The OEM controls warranty is 2 years from date of manufacture), humidifier
replacement parts warranty is 90 days from date of Invoice. Warranty replacement parts are warranted for
remainder of original unit warranty or 90 days, whichever is longer, so long as the product has been installed
and operated in accordance with all appropriate manuals and wiring diagrams, and started up by a qualified
CAREL USA technician. Any product or part that is found to be defective will, at the option of CAREL USA be
replaced or repaired. CAREL USA reserves the right to inspect any part or installation before replacing or
repairing defective parts. After startup of the product, labor for repairs or replacement of parts is not covered by
this warranty. Products not included in this warranty are NTC and PTC probes, transformers (TRA series), and
routinely replaceable parts such as steam cylinders and gaskets. CAREL USA assumes no liability for
consequential or inconsequential damage, or damage due to negligence or improper use. Under the terms of
this warranty, the original purchaser may have certain legal rights and other rights, which may vary from state
to state. The Warranty will not be considered valid if a product is damaged due to negligence, mishandling or
misapplication, or if the product label is missing. CAREL USA will attempt to repair or replace the products
within two (2) months of the receipt of the returned goods.
CAREL USA, LLC
385 S. Oak Street
Manheim, PA 17545
Form: +030221908, Rev. 0.4
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