DriSteem Vaporstream Specifications

DriSteem Vaporstream Specifications
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VAPORSTREAM
Models VLC and VLDI
ELECTRIC STEAM HUMIDIFIERS
Installation Instructions
and
Maintenance Operations
Manual
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TO THE PURCHASER AND THE INSTALLER
Thank you for purchasing VAPORSTREAM® Model VLC equipment. We have designed and built this equipment to give
you total satisfaction and many years of trouble-free service. Proper installation and operating practices will assure you
of achieving that objective. We therefore urge you to become familiar with the contents of this manual.
This manual covers material for both VAPORSTREAM Model VLC and VAPORSTREAM Model VLDI humidifiers. Most
of the application material will apply to both units. When information differs for the two units, it will be noted as such.
DRI-STEEM Humidifier Company
VAPORSTREAM Models VLC and VLDI .............................. 3
Mechanical Specifications and Capacities .......................... 4
Mechanical Specifications .................................................... 5
VAPORSTREAM Model VLC AREA-TYPE Humidifier ......... 6
Mounting Methods
Mounting Procedures .................................................. 7
Electrical .................................................................... 8
Dispersion Tube Installation ................................................ 9
Optional Weather Cover ........................................................ 11
Weather Cover Dimensions ......................................... 12
RAPID-SORB® Assembly and Installation
Horizontal Duct Installation ......................................13
Vertical Duct Installation ......................................... 14
Piping Methods
Drain Piping ................................................................ 15
Make-up Water Piping ................................................. 15
Piping Diagrams: Steam, Water and Drain .......................... 16
Start-up Procedure ................................................................ 17
Operation ............................................................................... 17
Recommended Maintenance ................................................ 18
Trouble-Shooting Guide ....................................................... 18
Replacement Parts ................................................................ 19
Maintenance Service Record ................................................ 21
Two-Year Limited Warranty .................................................. 23
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VAPORSTREAM® MODELS VLC AND VLDI
VAPORSTREAM VLC
Electric Humidifier
State-of-the-art technology in a
simple, low-maintenance humidifier.
Duct
This humidifier is designed to be
used with either softened or
unsoftened water (preferably softened). The probe-type level control
system requires water conductivity
of 100 micromhos/cm (2 grains/gal)
minimum to function, and therefore
will not operate on water treated by
reverse osmosis or deionization.
However, VAPORSTREAM® Model
VLC humidifiers are available for use
with these water types. The standard humidifier can be converted in
the field to a VLDI model. See
below.
Dispersion Tube
Thermal Cut-Out
Raised Heater
Cover
Cover Knobs
Evaporating Chamber
Skimmer Port Outlet
Fill Valve
Needle Valve
Manual or Electric
Drain Valve
VAPOR-LOGIC®
Clean-out Tray
Probes
Control Cabinet
OM-628
VAPORSTREAM VLDI
Option
Cover Knobs
Cover
For use with deionized or reverse
osmosis water. This unit produces
chemical-free steam and reliable,
accurate humidification control. It is
virtually maintenance-free with no
wasted water, no wasted heat, and
very little or no downtime.
Overflow
Float Valve
Low-Water Cut-Off
3/4" SST Drain Valve
OM-1000
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MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
Table 4-1: Mechanical Specifications and Capacities
Steam
capacities
p er h o u r
Model
number
Current draw (amps) (A)
Heaters
kW
Single-phase
L b s.
Three-phase**
K g.
Qty.
Stages*
120V
208V
240V
480V
600V
208V
240V
480V
600V
VLC/VLDI 2-1
5.7
2.6
1
1
16.7
9.6
8.3
4.2
3.3
2
3-1
8.6
4.0
1
1
25.0
14.4
12.5
6.3
5.0
3
4-1
11.4
5.2
1
1
33.3
19.2
16.7
8.3
6.7
4
5-1
15.2
6.9
1
1
25.6
22.2
11.1
8.9
5.33
VLC/VLDI 6-1
17.1
7.8
3
1
28.8
25.0
12.5
10.0
16.7
14.4
7.2
5.8
6
9-1
25.7
11.7
3
1
43.3
37.5
18.8
15.0
25.0
21.7
10.8
8.7
9
12-1
34.2
15.5
3
1
25.0
20.0
33.3
28.9
14.4
11.5
12
16-1
45.6
20.7
3
1
33.3
26.7
44.4
38.5
19.2
15.4
16
21-1
59.9
27.2
3
1
43.8
35.0
25.3
20.2
21
25-1
71.3
32.3
3
1
41.7
30.1
24.1
25
VLC/VLDI 12-2
34.2
15.5
6
2
57.7
50.0
25.0
20.0
33.3
28.9
14.4
11.5
12
18-2
51.3
23.3
6
2
86.5
75.0
37.5
30.0
50.0
43.3
21.7
17.3
18
24-2
68.4
31.0
6
2
50.0
40.0
66.6
57.7
28.9
23.1
24
32-2
91.2
41.4
6
2
66.7
53.3
88.8
77.0
38.5
30.8
32
42-2
119.7
54.3
6
2
87.5
70.0
50.5
40.4
42
50-2
142.5
64.6
6
2
83.3
60.1
48.1
50
VLC/VLDI 18-3
51.3
23.3
9
3
86.5
75.0
37.5
30.0
50.0
43.3
21.7
17.3
18
27-3
77.0
35.0
9
3
129.8
112.5
56.3
45.0
74.9
65.0
32.5
26.0
27
36-3
102.6
46.5
9
3
75.0
60.0
99.9
86.6
43.3
34.6
36
48-3
136.8
62.1
9
3
100.0
80.0
133.2
115.5
57.7
46.2
48
63-3
179.6
81.5
9
3
131.3
105.0
75.8
60.6
63
75-3
213.8
97.0
9
3
125.0
90.2
72.2
75
VLC/VLDI 24-4
68.4
31.0
12
4
115.4
100.0
50.0
40.0
66.6
57.7
28.9
23.1
24
36-4
102.6
46.5
12
4
173.1
150.0
75.0
60.0
99.9
86.6
43.3
34.6
36
48-4
136.8
62.1
12
4
100.0
80.0
133.2
115.5
57.7
46.2
48
64-4
182.4
82.7
12
4
133.3
106.7
177.6
154.0
77.0
61.6
64
84-4
239.4
108.7
12
4
175.0
140.0
101.0
80.8
84
100-4
285.0
129.3
12
4
166.7
120.3
96.2
100
* Heater stage identifies the number of contactors.
** Three-phase power supply connection. All heater loads are wired delta.
Capacity Notes
Approximately 172 BTUs (400 kJ) are required to raise the
temperature of one pound (Kg) of water from 40° to 212° F (4°
to 100°C). An additional 970 BTUs (2250 kJ) are required to
change one pound (Kg) of water to water vapor.
The addition of ¾" (25 mm) rigid foil faced fiberglass insulation (optional) on all surfaces of evaporating chamber will
increase unit efficiency by approximately 2%.
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Another factor to consider is condensation steam loss from
hoses and tubes. Use the following steam loss guidelines:
• vapor hose: 0.15 lbs/ft/hr (223 g/m/h)
• insulated pipe: 0.05 lbs/ft/hr (74 g/m/h)
• dispersion tubes: 0.5 lbs/ft/hr (744 g/m/h)
MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Table 5-1: Mechanical Specifications
mm
Weight
empty
(lbs)
Weight
empty
(kg)
Weight
full
(lbs)
Weight
full
(kg)
Control
cabinet
sizes
7.52
190
35
16
79
36
M
430
7.52
190
35
16
79
36
M
430
7.52
190
35
16
79
36
M
16.85
430
7.52
190
35
16
79
36
M
560
18.38
465
12.85
325
57
26
157
71
M
A (width)
B (height)
C (length)
Model
Number
in.
mm
in.
mm
in.
VLC/VLDI 2-1
20.25
515
16.85
430
3-1
20.25
515
16.85
4-1
20.25
515
16.85
5-1
20.25
515
VLC/VLDI 6-1
22.00
9-1
22.00
560
18.38
465
12.85
325
57
26
157
71
M
12-1
22.00
560
18.38
465
12.85
325
57
26
157
71
M
16-1
22.00
560
18.38
465
12.85
325
57
26
157
71
M
21-1
22.00
560
18.38
465
12.85
325
57
26
157
71
M
25-1
22.00
560
18.38
465
12.85
325
57
26
157
71
M
VLC/VLDI 12-2
22.00
560
18.38
465
20.35
515
79
36
237
108
M
18-2
22.00
560
18.38
465
20.35
515
79
36
237
108
M
24-2
22.00
560
18.38
465
20.35
515
79
36
237
108
M
32-2
22.00
560
18.38
465
20.35
515
79
36
237
108
M
42-2
22.00
560
18.38
465
20.35
515
79
36
237
108
M
50-2
22.00
560
18.38
465
20.35
515
79
36
237
108
M
VLC/VLDI 18-3
22.00
560
18.38
465
27.85
705
110
50
326
148
L
27-3
22.00
560
18.38
465
27.85
705
110
50
326
148
L
36-3
22.00
560
18.38
465
27.85
705
110
50
326
148
L
48-3
22.00
560
18.38
465
27.85
705
110
50
326
148
L
63-3
22.00
560
18.38
465
27.85
705
110
50
326
148
L
75-3
22.00
560
18.38
465
27.85
705
110
50
326
148
L
VLC/VLDI 24-4
22.00
560
18.38
465
35.35
900
153
70
427
194
XL
36-4
22.00
560
18.38
465
35.35
900
153
70
427
194
XL
48-4
22.00
560
18.38
465
35.35
900
153
70
427
194
XL
64-4
22.00
560
18.38
465
35.35
900
153
70
427
194
XL
84-4
22.00
560
18.38
465
35.35
900
153
70
427
194
XL
100-4
22.00
560
18.38
465
35.35
900
153
70
427
194
XL
* Refer to table 5-2 for Control Cabinet dimensions
Figure 5-1: Dimensions
A
C
B
Back View
Front View
Side View
OM-626
Table 5-2: Control Cabinet Dimensions
Size
Inches
mm
Shipping weight*
M
14 w x 16h x 6d
355 w x 400 h x 150d
32 lbs.
15 kg
L
20w x 20h x 7d
500 w x 500 h x 180d
55 lbs.
25 kg
XL
24w x 24h x 7d
600w x 600h x 1180d
73 lbs.
33 kg
* In addition to the shipping weight of the humidifier.
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VAPORSTREAM® MODEL VLC AREA-TYPE HUMIDIFIER
Figure 6-1: Principle of Operation
Steam created in the evaporating chamber (1) flows up
through the chute (2), and is distributed into the space (3)
via the fan.
AREA-TYPE Humidifier Application
Information
The operating characteristics of AREA-TYPE steam
humidifiers should be considered when selecting humidifier capacities and choosing mounting locations.
Fan
Steam discharge from the humidifier quickly cools and
turns to visible, warm, microscopic drops or particles of
water (fog) which are lighter than air.
Ž
Should this fog contact any solid surface (columns,
beams, ceiling, pipes, etc.) before it disappears, it may
collect and drip, as water.
Steam
Chute
The greater the space relative humidity, the higher and
farther the "fog" will carry and rise in the space before
disappearing.

Œ
The table at right states the vertical (rise), horizontal
(throw), and width (spread) dimensions that can be
expected with the AREA-TYPE humidifiers.
To avoid steam impingement on surrounding areas, these
dimensions should be observed.
Heaters
Note: Tank dimension "C," in figure 5-1 on page 5, must
be at least 12.85" (325 mm) and output should not exceed
285 lbs/hr (130 Kg/h).
OM-681
Table: 6-1: Minimum Distance for Rise, Spread and Throw
Space
temp.
Space
RH
30%
60° F
16° C
40%
50%
30%
70° F
21° C
40%
50%
6
50
lbs/hr
20
kg/hr
100
45
lbs/hr kg/hr
150
lbs/hr
65
kg/hr
200
lbs/hr
90
kg/hr
250
lbs/hr
110
kg/hr
285
lbs/hr
130
kg/hr
Rise
1 ft.
0.5 m
4 ft.
1.5 m
6 ft.
2.0 m
7 ft.
2.5 m
8 ft.
2.5 m
9 ft.
3.0 m
Spread
2 ft.
1.0 m
4 ft.
1.5 m
5 ft.
2.0 m
7 ft.
2.5 m
8 ft.
2.5 m
9 ft.
3.0 m
Throw
6 ft.
Rise
1 ft.
2.0 m
10 ft.
3.0 m
12 ft.
4.0 m
13 ft.
4.0 m
15 ft.
5.0 m
17 ft.
5.5 m
0.5 m
4 ft.
1.5 m
6 ft.
2.0 m
8 ft.
2.5 m
9 ft.
3.0 m
10 ft.
3.0 m
Spread
2 ft.
1.0 m
4 ft.
1.5 m
5 ft.
2.0 m
7 ft.
Throw
6 ft.
2.0 m
10 ft.
3.0 m
12 ft.
4.0 m
14 ft.
2.5 m
9 ft.
3.0 m
10 ft.
3.0 m
4.5 m
16 ft.
5.0 m
18 ft.
5.5 m
Rise
1 ft.
0.5 m
4 ft.
1.5 m
6 ft.
2.0 m
8 ft.
2.5 m
9 ft.
3.0 m
10 ft.
3.0 m
Spread
2.5 ft.
1.0 m
5 ft.
2.0 m
5 ft.
2.0 m
7 ft.
Throw
6 ft.
2.0 m
10 ft.
3.0 m
12 ft.
4.0 m
14 ft.
2.5 m
9 ft.
3.0 m
10 ft.
3.0 m
4.5 m
16 ft.
5.0 m
18 ft.
5.5 m
Rise
1 ft.
0.5 m
3 ft.
1.0 m
4 ft.
1.5 m
5 ft.
2.0 m
5 ft.
2.0 m
7 ft.
2.5 m
Spread
1.5 ft.
0.5 m
3 ft.
1.0 m
4 ft.
1.5 m
5 ft.
2.0 m
5 ft.
2.0 m
7 ft.
2.5 m
Throw
4 ft.
1.5 m
8 ft.
2.5 m
10 ft.
3.0 m
11 ft.
3.5 m
12 ft.
4.0 m
14 ft.
4.5 m
Rise
1 ft.
0.5 m
3 ft.
1.0 m
4 ft.
1.5 m
5 ft.
2.0 m
6 ft.
2.0 m
7 ft.
2.5 m
Spread
2 ft.
1.0 m
3 ft.
1.0 m
4 ft.
1.5 m
5 ft.
2.0 m
6 ft.
2.0 m
7 ft.
2.5 m
Throw
4 ft.
1.5 m
8 ft.
2.5 m
11 ft.
3.5 m
12 ft.
4.0 m
13 ft.
4.0 m
15 ft.
5.0 m
Rise
1 ft.
0.5 m
3 ft.
1.0 m
4 ft.
1.5 m
5 ft.
2.0 m
5 ft.
2.0 m
7 ft.
2.5 m
Spread
2 ft.
1.0 m
3 ft.
1.0 m
4 ft.
1.5 m
5 ft.
2.0 m
5 ft.
2.0 m
7 ft.
2.5 m
Throw
4 ft.
1.5 m
8 ft.
2.5 m
11 ft.
3.5 m
12 ft.
4.0 m
14 ft.
4.5 m
16 ft.
5.0 m
MOUNTING METHODS
Mounting Procedures
For proper operation of the electrode probe water level
control and the skimmer system, the humidifier must be
mounted level in both directions.
settles to the bottom. A clean-out tray on the floor of the
tank may be removed periodically through the front clean-out
opening. Allow space for withdrawal of the tray when installing the humidifier.
Access,18" minimum (460 mm), for periodic removal of
the top cover is recommended. The cover is removed for
inspection and cleaning of the evaporating chamber. In
most cases, scale that forms on the heating elements
continuously flakes off as it forms and the loose scale
In some installations, an overflow drain pan may be necessary to prevent possible damage to flooring. This may be
caused by a rapid or sudden drainage of the contents of the
humidifier. The drain pan must be connected to the sanitary
waste water system.
Figure 7-1: VLC Mounting Methods
1. Floor Stand Method
2. Trapeze Hanger Method
3. Wall Brackets Method
24 ¾"
(630 mm)
Secure rods to
overhead construction
Steam Dispersion
Tube
DRI-STEEM
support legs
(optional)
Provide 18" (460 mm)
min. clearance under
duct for cover removal
Threaded rod of
size required
Angle or channel
of size required
Cleanout
OM-646
A
DRI-STEEM
wall brackets
(optional)
2 required
OM-648
Dimensions Dimensions
for A
for A
(in inches)
(in mm)
Unit
OM-647
4. Mounting Unit Below Duct
Mounting humidifier 18" (460 mm) below duct is
recommended to facilitate cover removal.
3 heater
19
480
6 heater
19
480
9 heater
30
760
12 heater
36
915
Steam Dispersion
Tube
Clamp
Cut hole in duct large
enough to allow
passage of hose clamp
Two-piece Escutcheon Plate
fastens to bottom of duct
(duct omitted for clarity)
Vapor Hose
Bottom of Duct
Cover of VAPORSTREAM
Humidifier
OM-65
®
18" min.
(460 mm)
2 piece Escutcheon Plate
Cover of VAPORSTREAM
Humidifier
OM-66
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MOUNTING METHODS
5. Mounting Units Away from Duct(s) Using Vapor Hose
Vapor hose. (Pitch back min. 2" per foot (165 mm/m) to
humidifier with supports to prevent sagging.) Maximum length
10' (3 m). Humidifier must be mounted level.
OM-638
Stainless steel dispersion tube in
middle of duct. Pitch as shown in
figure 9-1 on page 9.
6. Mounting In Air Handling Unit
Gasketed Access Door
Outdoor and Return
Airflow into Air
Handling Unit
Air Handling Unit Casing
Airflow
Filter and Mixing Box
Air Handling Unit Coil Section
Supply Air Duct
Set unit level. Locate unit so that steam
dispersion assembly is in the most active part
of the air stream.
Humidifier Centered
in Air Handling Unit
OM-653
Electrical
The current characteristics, and capacity requirements
should be checked against the nameplates. The control
cabinet should be mounted in a location convenient for
service. All wiring must be in accordance with all local
codes, and with VAPORSTREAM® Model VLC wiring
diagram. The diagram is inside the control cabinet. The
wiring between the control cabinet and humidifier must
be rated at 105°C minimum.
8
Caution: Only qualified electrical
personnel should perform installation
procedures.
DISPERSION TUBE INSTALLATION
Dispersion Tube Installation with Condensate Drain
Vapor Hose
When a vapor hose and stainless steel dispersion tube
are used, they should be pitched back to the humidifier.
A minimum slope of 2" per foot (165 mm/m) (with no “low
spots”) is recommended. Vapor hose should be supported to prevent sags or low spots. When this is not
possible due to duct elevation or an obstruction, alternate
arrangements should be used as shown in figure 15-1
or 15-2.
Any condensate that forms in the vapor hose must be
removed. Preferably, it should be returned to an open
drain with a water seal of sufficient height to contain the
duct static pressure, as shown in figure 10-1.
The condensate can also be returned to the
VAPORSTREAM® VLC, as shown in figure 10-2, with an
air vent. This method requires a water seal and an air gap
to prevent back pressure from the VLC chamber. Excessive back pressures imposed on the humidifier may lead
to dispersion tube(s) spitting, lost water seals, or leaking
gaskets. When the distance between the humidifier and
the dispersion tube(s) exceeds 10 feet (3 m), consult
factory for special recommendations.
Hard Piping (when used)
• Hard piping should have a minimum I.D. of 1½" (35 mm).
• A minimum pitch of 2" per foot (165 mm/m) back to the
humidifier must be maintained.
• 90° elbows are not recommended; use two 45° elbows
one foot apart instead.
• Thin-walled tubing will heat up faster and cause less
start up loss than heavy-walled pipe.
• Insulating the rigid piping will reduce output loss due to
condensation.
Tube Mounting
• Mount dispersion tubes pitched as stated above.
• Tubelets must discharge perpendicular to air flow.
• Return line piping material must be suitable for 212°F
(100°C) water.
Min. Condensate Drain Line Sizing
• One or two tubes: 3/4" (20 mm) I.D.
• Three or more tubes: 1" (25 mm) I.D.
Table 9-1: Dispersion Tube Capacities
Capacity
Tube Without
With
A
B
Dia.
Drain
Drain
1½" 28 lbs/hr 57 lbs/hr 3.25"
1.51"
(38 mm) (13 Kg/h) (26 Kg/h) (85 mm) (40 mm)
2"
57 lbs/hr 85 lbs/hr
5.00"
2.03"
(50 mm) (26 Kg/h) (39 Kg/h) (130 mm) (50 mm)
Figure 9-1: Single Tube
Insertion Length
2.5"
(65
mm)
A
A
2"/ft (165 mm/m) Pitch
Mounting Nut
Pre-molded High
Temperature Resin Steam Tubelets
A
A
1/8"/ft (10 mm/m) Pitch
"B" Dia. (TYP)
Mounting Nut
3.25"
(85 mm)
.625 Dia.
3.25"
(85 mm)
¼" NPT Coupling
½" O.D. Stainless Steel
(condensate drain)
Movable Duct Plate (Can be mounted within limits of 2.5" (65 mm).)
OM-351
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DISPERSION TUBE INSTALLATION
Dispersion
Tube
Figure 10-1: Multiple Tube
with Condensate Wasted
to Floor Drain
Duct
Dispersion Tube
1-½" (38 mm) Dia. Vapor
Hose or Hard Tubing*
6" (150 mm) Min.
VAPORSTREAM ®
VLC or VLDI
Humidifier
Water Seal
(5" (125 mm) approx.)
½" (50 mm) O.D. Condensate
Drain Tube
Condensate Drain
Tube by Others** (3/4" (20 mm) minimum)
Air Gap
*Refer to local
codes for drain pipe
sizing requirements.
Floor Drain*
OM-696
Figure 10-2: Multiple
Tube with Condensate
Return to Humidifier
Dispersion Tube
Duct
Dispersion Tube
1-½" (38 mm)
Dia. Vapor
Hose or Hard
Tubing *
6" (150 mm) Min.
Water Seal
(5" (125 mm)
approx.)
½" (13 mm)
Air Vent
½" (50 mm) O.D. Condensate
Drain Tube
Refer to Water Seal Height,
Table 10-1
¾" (20 mm)
Condensate
Return Connection
(on face plate)
Condensate Drain
Tube by Others, 3/4"
(20 mm) Minimum
VAPORSTREAM VLC
or VLDI Humidifier
Table 10-1: Water Seal Minimum Height*
Humidifier
Lbs/Hr
Kg/h
Height
(Inches)
Height
(mm)
Up to 48 KW
5-138
2-62
12
305
49 KW to
64 K W
139-183
63-83
15
380
65 KW to
100 K W
184-227
84-103
18
460
OM-697
* Height required to overcome humidifier internal pressure.
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OPTIONAL WEATHER COVER
A weatherproof enclosure is available, as an option, for
the VAPORSTREAM® VLC. This weather cover is available in either galvanized or stainless steel and comes in
four sizes, designed to fit over a 3, 6, 9, or 12 heater VLC
(see figure 12-2 for dimensional data on the four sizes).
The weather cover encloses the VLC to protect it from
wind and water, and is ETL listed to conform to UL
standard 988. The weather cover is fully assembled at the
DRI-STEEM factory and is available with a remotely
mounted controller.
Figure 11-1: VLC Weather Cover
Instructions for Installation (See Page 12, Figures 12-1
and 12-2):
1. Remove the weather cover top and panels C and D to
access the water and electrical connections. A 7/16"
socket wrench is required.
2. Connect water supply and drain piping (panel C).
3. Terminate main power to unit (panel D).
4. Check the hose cuff(s) and hose clamp(s) for looseness created during shipment.
5. Re-attach the weather cover top and panels C and D
which were removed in step #1.
6. Check that all bolts are securely fastened.
7. Connect steam dispersion device(s) to the outlet(s) on
the humidifier.
8. Verify that a good seal is maintained after making the
connections.
NOTES:
The bottom of the weather cover is open to accomodate
piping and electrical connections. These connections
must be run in watertight plastic conduit due to the
outdoor environment.
Other modifications may need to be made by the installer
including:
• freeze protection on all water piping
• insulation of hard piping between humidifier and
dispersion device
Maintenance:
Periodic maintenance of the weather cover itself is
recommended in order to insure it's continued wind/water
proof state.
1. Periodically check the condition of the gasket(s).
Replace as needed or on an annual basis.
2. Annually check for loose bolts or connections.
3. Annually check the hose cuff(s) for signs of wear.
Replace as needed or on an annual basis.
4. Annually check the cover for any signs of corrosion or
degradation. Repair as needed.
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WEATHER COVER DIMENSIONS
Figure 12-1: Weather Cover Exploded View
Top Panel
Panel A
Panel B
Panel C
OM-906A
Panel D
Figure 12-2: Weather Cover Dimensions
Panel
Identification
Label
C
B
ETL Certification Label
Product Identification Label
A
D
OM-904
Table 12-1: 3, 6, 9, and 12 Heater Overall Dimensions of Weather Cover
Figure 12-2:
Callout Letter
12
Callout Description
Three
Three
(inches (mm)
Six
(inches
Six
(mm)
Nine
(inches)
Nine
(mm)
Twelve
(inches)
Twelve
(mm)
A
H ei ght
50¾
1290
50¾
1290
50¾
1290
50¾
1290
B
Length
23½
600
32
815
40
1015
47½
1205
C
Width
25
635
23½
600
23½
600
23½
600
D
Distance from bottom
7¾
200
7¾
200
7¾
200
7¾
200
RAPID-SORB® ASSEMBLY AND INSTALLATION
Check that the dispersion tubes discharge steam perpendicular to the air flow. Secure tubes to the overhead
channel. Secure the channel to the duct. Position hose
cuffs or slip couplings over tube and header tube nipples,
and secure with clamps.
Instructions for Horizontal Duct
1. Unpack shipment and verify receipt of all
RAPID-SORB components with packing list. Report
any shortages to the DRI-STEEM factory immediately.
2. Provide necessary access in and around duct work.
3. Locate 1" x 1½" (25 mm x 38 mm) stainless steel
channel inside the duct. Hang the channel from the top of
the duct, centered between duct side walls, with the two
mounting holes provided.
4. If hose cuffs are used, slide cuffs over the open end of
each tube. Install a pair of hose clamps on each tube.
5. Note direction of air flow within duct, then arrange each
dispersion tube so steam will discharge perpendicular to
the air flow. Use the hex bolts provided to attach tubes to
overhead 1" x 1½" (25 mm x 38 mm) channel. Do not
secure. If the header is outside the duct (see figure 13-2),
punch-out necessary clearance holes in the base of the
duct to slide dispersion tubes up from bottom.
6. For a Header Inside the Duct (See figure 13-1.):
Punch or cut out necessary clearance holes for
RAPID-SORB header. Slide header into the duct, position
header and slide the dispersion tube hose cuffs or slip
couplings over the header dispersion tube nipples.
Position the header so vertical dispersion tubes are
perpendicular to duct and pitch the header to condensate
drain. Secure header to the mounting bracket. Use
escutcheon plates to secure header where it enters the
duct.
1" x 1-1/2" (25 mm x 38 mm)
S.S.T. Channel (by DRI-STEEM)
Orificed
Tubelets
Duct or
Casing
Slip
Coupling or
Hose Cuff
Nut and
Bolt
Pitch 1/8" per foot (10 mm/m) minimum
Header
Optional Companion
Flange or Threaded
Connection for Hard Piping
OM-101
Condensate
Drain,3/4" NPT
3/4" (20 mm)Copper
Air Gap
*Open Drain
Position the header so dispersion tubes are perpendicular
to duct and pitch the header to condensate drain. Secure
dispersion tubes in place with the tube escutcheon plates
provided.
Check the position of the tubes for steam release perpendicular to the air flow. Secure tubes to the overhead
channel, and secure channel to the duct. With header
pitched to condensate drain, slip hose cuffs or slip
couplings over tube nipples and secure with clamps.
7. Connect a condensate drain to the header, provide the
water trap as shown, and run to open drain, sized according to local codes.
8. Attach the header steam supply connector to main
header using the hose cuff and clamps provided, but do
not secure.
9. Route the necessary number of vapor hoses or pipes
from the humidifier tank, position connector to accept the
hoses or pipes and secure.
Note: Refer to page 15 for vapor hose information on
routing and for alternate vapor hose installation methods.
Figure 13-2: RAPID-SORB Unit
Header Under Duct
Figure 13-1: RAPID-SORB Unit
Header Inside Duct
Dispersion Tube
For a Header Outside the Duct (See figure 13-2.):
Position header under dispersion tubes, then slide hose
cuffs or slip couplings over header dispersion tube nipples.
5"
(125
mm)
Min.
6"
(150
mm)
Min.
Top of
Duct
or Casing
Mounting
Channel
3/8-16 x ½"
Hex Head
Bolt
View A-A
Orificed
Tubelets
Slip Coupling
or Hose Cuff
Dispersion
Tube
A
1" x 1-1/2" (25 mm x 38 mm)
S.S.T.Channel (by DRI-STEEM)
Duct
A
Escutcheon
Plate
Mounting
Nut
Pitch 1/8"
6" (150
Condensate
per foot
mm) Min.
(10 mm/m) Drain, 3/4" NPT
Hose Cuff
minimum 3/4" (20 mm)
5"
and Clamps
Copper
(125
Air Gap
mm)
Min.
*Open Drain
VAPORSTREAM® Model
VLC Humidifier
* Refer to local codes for drain pipe size requirements.
OM-102
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RAPID-SORB® ASSEMBLY AND INSTALLATION
Vertical Duct Installation
Install the RAPID-SORB with dispersion tubes and header
pitched to condensate drain as shown in figures 14-1,14-2,
and 14-3.
See "Instructions for Horizontal Duct" for additional
information on page 13, as applicable.
Figure 14-1: Plan View
Figure 14-2: Elevation View Tube without Drain
Airflow
Recommended 2" per
foot (165 mm/m) pitch
6" (150 mm) Min.
Drain
1/8" per foot
(10mm/m)
pitch minimum
Steam
Supply
Figure 14-3: Elevation View Tube with Drain
5" (125 mm) Min.
Table 14-1*: Maximum Steam Carrying Capacity in
Lbs/Hr and Kg/Hr
Hose I.D.
3/4" NPT
Coupling
5" (125
mm)Min.
6" (150
mm) Min.
Recommended 1/8" per foot
(10 mm/m) pitch minimum
5" (125
mm) Min.
1/4" NPT
Condensate
Drain
Piping by others
Open Drain
14
Copper or Stainless Steel Tubing and
Schedule 40 Steel Pipe
Vapor Hose
Airflow
Developed Length
of 10’ (3.0 Meters)**
Tube or
Pipe Size
Base on Developed
Length of 20’ (6 Meters)**
11/2" (38 mm)
150 lbs/hr
68 kg
11/2" (38 mm)
150 lbs/hr
68 kg/h
2" (50 mm)
250 lbs/hr
115 kg
2" (50 mm)
220 lbs/hr
100 kg/h
3" (75 mm)
450 lbs/hr
205 kg/h
4" (100 mm)
750 lbs/hr
340 kg/h
5" (125 mm)
1400 lbs/hr
635 kg/h
6" (150 mm)
2300 lbs/hr
1043 kg/h
* Based on total pressure drop in piping/hose of 5" (12.65 mm) W.C.
** For developed length add 50% to measured length for pipe fittings.
Note: To minimize lossof humidifier capacity and efficiency, it is recommended
that tubing/piping be installed.
PIPING METHODS
Drain Piping
A drain line should be extended from the skimmer
connection to a sanitary waste or suitable drain. If nonmetallic pipe or hose is used, it must be capable of
withstanding temperatures up to 212°F (100° C).
Figure 15-1: Piping method recommended when
obstruction prevents dispersion tube from being
continuously pitched back to humidifier:
To prevent steam from escaping out the drain line, a
water seal must be provided in the drain line of sufficient
height to contain the pressure developed within the
humidifier and steam dispersion system. To determine
the proper height of the water seal, see table 16-1.
Obstruction
Make-up Water Piping
When non-metallic water piping is used, it must be rated to
withstand 212°F (100° C) or greater temperature. If not,
the final three feet (one meter) connected to the humidifier
should be metallic and should not be insulated.
As part of the fill valve assembly, the needle valve
restricts the rush of cold water entering the evaporating
chamber during the fill cycle. Cold water could drop the
chamber water temperature and collapse the steam. If the
rumbling sound occurs during the fill cycle, adjust the
needle valve to decrease the water fill rate.
The VAPORSTREAM® Model VLC has a one-inch (25
mm) internal “air gap”. However, local codes may require
a vacuum breaker.
4" (100
mm) Min.
5" (125 mm)
Min.
¾" (20 mm) Tubing
Funnel or Floor Drain*
OM-698
Figure 15-2: Piping method recommended when
humidifier must be mounted higher than the duct:
2" Per Foot
(165 mm/m) Pitch
5" (125 mm) Min.
Optional SST Tubing Tee
Funnel or Floor Drain*
OM-699
* Refer to local codes for drain pipe size requirements.
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PIPING DIAGRAMS: STEAM, WATER AND DRAIN
Standard Unit (Non-DI/RO Water)
Solenoid Water Make-up Valve
Needle Valve
Water Skim/Overflow Outlet - ¾" (20 mm)
Water Supply Line (25 psi minimum)
Manual or Optional Electric Drain Valve
Drain and Water Seal Piping - ¾" (20 mm)
(by installer)
Clean-out Tray
Heaters
H
Air Gap
Three Probe Level Control
and Low-Water Cut-off Clean-out
Plate
OM-633
Open Drain*
Drain
Connection
DI/RO Water Unit
Float Operated Water
Make-up Valve
Overflow - ¾" (20 mm)
¼" (6 mm) NPT Water Supply,
25 psi minimum, (172 kPa)
Drain and Water Seal
Piping - ¾" (20 mm)
(by installer)
Heaters
H
Air Gap
Float Operated
Low-Water Cut-off
Open Drain
*
¾" (20 mm)
SST Drain Valve
Note: Drain piping material must be suitable for 212°F (100°C) water.
OM-634
Alternate Water Seal and Drain Valve Piping (by installer)
Used when water seal must be elevated above flow line of drain connection (humidifier near floor)
Solenoid Water
Make-up Valve
Needle
Valve
Water Skim/
Overflow Outlet
Water Supply Line,
25 psi minimum,
(172 kPa)
Field installed for
clean-out
Note: Flow
Line of Water
Seal cannot
be above Flow
Line of
Skimmer
Outlet
OM-635
Clean-out Plate
Air Gap
Open Drain*
Drain Connection
Manual or Optional Electric Drain Valve
* Refer to local codes for drain pipe sizing and maximum temperature requirements.
16
Table 16-1: Water Seal Height (H)
Recommendations
Humidifier
Lbs/Hr
Kg/h
Height
(Inches)
Height
(mm)
Up to 48 KW
5-138
2-62
12
305
49 KW to
64 K W
139-183
63-83
15
380
65 KW to
100 K W
184-227
84-103
18
460
Note: If piping to dispersion tube is over 20 feet (6
meters) increase water seal height by 15%.
START-UP PROCEDURE
Introduction
After the system has been properly installed and connected to both electrical and water supplies, it may then
be started.
Start-up and Checkout Procedures
Mounting
Check mounting to see that unit is level and securely
supported before filling with water.
Piping
Verify that all piping connections have been completed as
recommended and that water pressure is available.
Electrical
Verify that all wiring connections have been made in
accordance with all governing codes and the enclosed
VAPORSTREAM® VLC wiring diagram.
Caution: Only qualified electrical personnel
should perform start-up procedure.
Control System
For start-up instructions, see the operations and maintenance manual for your humidifier control system.
Caution: Overtightening cover will cause leaks.
All cover knobs are turned down at the factory until the
bottom of the knob makes contact with the flange, then
one half turn further. If more compression is required,
turn all knobs a half turn more. Do not turn knobs more
than a half turn before identifying that a leak still exists.
OPERATION
For operating instructions, see the VAPOR-LOGIC®
Installation Instructions and Maintenance Operations
Manual.
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RECOMMENDED MAINTENANCE
VAPORSTREAM® Model VLC Only
Using softened water will significantly reduce mineral
build-up in the humidifier. When softened water is not
available, the VAPORSTREAM VLC is designed to deal
with water hardness in one of two ways depending on the
degree of hardness. For light to moderate hardness, up to
10 grains per gallon ( 170 mg/l), using the surface water
skim time feature with annual cleaning is recommended.
For high mineral content water, above 10 grains per gallon
(170 mg/l), a periodic drain and flush through the motorized drain valve, in addition to the surface water skim time
feature, is recommended. The frequency of cleaning will
depend on water condition and evaporation load.
Adjusting the Surface Skim Bleed-Off Quantity
The skim time determines the quantity of water skimmed
with each fill cycle. The skim time is field adjustable
using the VAPOR-LOGIC® keypad.
Each time the VAPORSTREAM VLC refills, it fills to an
elevation near the lip of the skim overflow fitting. A
portion of the refill water then flows to drain carrying the
minerals floating on the water with it. This reduces the
mineral concentration, thereby reducing the frequency of
cleaning needed.
The humidifier should be inspected for leaks at least
annually. Also, the current draw of the heaters should be
checked and all safety devices in the control circuit should
be cycled on and off to verify that they are functioning.
The heated water that flows to drain is a cost of
operation. Cleaning the humidifier is also an operational
cost. Therefore, it is recommended that the user observe
and adjust the skimming quantity. By doing so, a balance
between minimizing mineral build-up and conserving hot
water can be achieved.
Caution: When performing maintenance on the
VAPORSTREAM Model VLC, always set control module
switch to "STBY” position, place main disconnect in “OFF”
position, and close manual water shut-off valve.
VAPORSTREAM Model VLDI Only
Seasonally or as Required
1. Cleaning Tank - Slide the clean-out tray out and
dispose of any loose scale that has collected in the tray.
This should be done before the build-up reaches the
underside of the heating elements.
2. Cleaning Probes - Disconnect the plug and cable
assembly and unscrew the probe holder from the
VAPORSTREAM VLC unit. The scale will easily flake off
from the sensing portion. The sensing portion, bottom
3/8" (10 mm), of the probe should be brushed clean with
stainless steel wool.
3. Cleaning Skim Overflow Port - Loosen deposits with
a long tool, such as a screwdriver. Proper skimmer
drainage should be verified by a weekly visual inspection.
Water should drain from skimmer drain pipe after each fill
cycle. (For cleaning piping, disconnect and flush out. If
mineral deposits have restricted the flow, replace piping.)
Summer Maintenance
After the humidification season, a complete inspection and
cleaning of the heaters, probe control, skimmer port, and
water chamber is recommended. After cleaning, the unit
should remain empty until humidification is required.
The humidifier should be inspected for leaks at least
annually. Also, the current draw of the heaters should be
checked and all safety devices in the control cabinet
should be cycled on and off to verify that they are functioning.
Make-up Water Piping
Use cold or hot makeup water. If the water pressure is
above 60 psi (410 kPa) and/or water hammer would be
objectionable, a pressure reducing valve or shock arrester
should be installed. Even though the VAPORSTREAM
VLC has an internal 1" (25 mm) air gap, some local codes
may require a vacuum breaker.
Caution: Minimum water supply pressure is 25 psi (172
kPa).
Cleaning Evaporating Chamber
As long as mineral-free water is used in the
VAPORSTREAM VLDI, no cleaning or flushing of the
evaporating chamber should be necessary.
TROUBLE-SHOOTING GUIDE
For trouble-shooting instructions, see the VAPOR-LOGIC®
Installation Instructions and Maintenance Operations
Manual.
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REPLACEMENT PARTS
VAPORSTREAM® Model VLC Humidifier
OM-907
No.
Description
Part No.
1
Tank
167700-TAB
2
Cover, One Heater
167710-TAB
2
Cover, Three Heater
167715-TAB
2
Cover, Six Heater
167720-TAB
2
Cover, Nine Heater
167725-TAB
2
Cover, Twelve Heater
167730-TAB
3
Cover, Heater Louvered
167740-TAB
4
Knob, T-Handled Utility
700725
5
Heater
409600-TAB
6
Gasket, Cover
160691-TAB
7
Clean-Out Plate
165472
8
Gasket, Clean-Out Plate
308225
9
Switch Door Interlock
408475
10
Thermal Cut-Out
409560-001
11
Valve, ¾" Ball (Manual Drain)
505011
12
Valve, ¾" Electric (Auto Drain)
505400-001
13
Probe Plug
406050-004
14
Probe Housing
308500
15
Probe Assembly
406015
16
Gasket, Probe
309750-004
17
Strainer, ¼" Sediment
300050
18
Valve, ¼" Needle
505070-001
19
Fill Valve, ¼" Solenoid
505084
20
Clean-Out Tray
167770-TAB
TAB - Specify humidifier model and serial
numbers when ordering.
Notes:
1. For dispersion tube(s) specify type
(L-tube, straight tube, RAPID-SORB®, etc)
humidifier model and serial numbers.
2. Parts not itemized are typical hardware
stock items.
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REPLACEMENT PARTS
VAPORSTREAM Model VLDI Humidifier
OM-908
No.
Description
Part No.
1
Tank
167700-TAB
2
Cover, One Heater
167710-TAB
2
Cover, Three Heater
167715-TAB
2
Cover, Six Heater
167720-TAB
2
Cover, Nine Heater
167725-TAB
2
Cover, Twelve Heater
167730-TAB
3
Cover, Heater Louvered
167740-TAB
4
Knob, T-Handled Utility
700725
5
Heater
409600-TAB
6
Gasket, Cover
160691-TAB
7
Clean-Out Plate
165472
8
Gasket, Clean-Out Plate
308225
9
Switch Door Interlock
408475
10
Thermal Cut-Out
409560-001
11
Valve, ¾" Ball (Manual Drain)
505000-001
12
Float Valve Assembly
505210
13
DI Housing
167780
14
Gasket, Low Water Tube
160698
15
Low Water Tube
167785
16
Low Water Cut-Out Switch
408420-001
TAB - Specify humidifier model and serial numbers when ordering.
Notes:
1. For dispersion tube(s) specify type (L-tube, straight tube,
RAPID-SORB®, etc) humidifier model and serial numbers.
2. Parts not itemized are typical hardware stock items.
20
MAINTENANCE SERVICE RECORD
DATE
INSPECTED
PERSONNEL
OBSERVATION
ACTION PERFORMED
21
MAINTENANCE SERVICE RECORD
DATE
INSPECTED
22
PERSONNEL
OBSERVATION
ACTION PERFORMED
TWO-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
DRI-STEEM Humidifier Company (“DRI-STEEM”) warrants to the original user that its products will be free
from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two (2) years after installation or twenty-seven (27)
months from the date DRI-STEEM ships such product, whichever date is the earlier.
If any DRI-STEEM product is found to be defective in material or workmanship during the applicable
warranty period, DRI-STEEM’s entire liability, and the purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy, shall be
the repair or replacement of the defective product, or the refund of the purchase price, at DRI-STEEM’s
election. DRI-STEEM shall not be liable for any costs or expenses, whether direct or indirect, associated with
the installation, removal or re-installation of any defective product.
DRI-STEEM’s limited warranty shall not be effective or actionable unless there is compliance with all installation and operating instructions furnished by DRI-STEEM, or if the products have been modified or altered
without the written consent of DRI-STEEM, or if such products have been subject to accident, misuse,
mishandling, tampering, negligence or improper maintenance. Any warranty claim must be submitted to
DRI-STEEM in writing within the stated warranty period.
DRI-STEEM’s limited warranty is made in lieu of, and DRI-STEEM disclaims all other warranties, whether
express or implied, including but not limited to any IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, any implied warranty arising out of a
course of dealing or of performance, custom or usage of trade.
DRI-STEEM SHALL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT,
INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF
PROFITS, REVENUE OR BUSINESS) OR DAMAGE OR INJURY TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY IN ANY
WAY RELATED TO THE MANUFACTURE OR THE USE OF ITS PRODUCTS. The exclusion applies
regardless of whether such damages are sought based on breach of warranty, breach of contract,
negligence, strict liability in tort, or any other legal theory, even if DRI-STEEM has notice of the possibility
of such damages.
By purchasing DRI-STEEM’s products, the purchaser agrees to the terms and conditions of this limited
warranty.
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14949 Technology Drive • Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Phone: (612) 949-2415 • 800-328-4447 • Fax: (612) 949-2933
E-Mail: [email protected] • Web: www.dristeem.com
Europe Office:
Bell Place, Bell Lane • Syresham, Brackley • NN13 5HP, U.K.
Phone: +44 1280 850122 • Fax: +44 1280 850124
E-Mail: [email protected]
Printed on recycled paper.
Minimum 10% Post-consumer Waste.
Continuous product improvement is a policy of DRI-STEEM Humidifier Company therefore, product features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
DRI-STEEM, RAPID-SORB, STS, LTS, VAPOR-LOGIC and VAPOR-LOGIC2 are Registered Trademarks of the DRI-STEEM Humidifier Company.
TEFLON is a Registered Trademark of Dupont.
Form No. VLCOM-1298
Copyright © 1998 DRI-STEEM Humidifier Company
Printed in U.S.A.
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