Amtrol 100 LBC Oxygen Equipment User Manual

INSTALLATION, OPERATION &
SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
West Warwick, Rhode Island 02893
Telephone 401-884-6300
EXTROL® LBC SERIES
LBC Series Bottom Connection Bladder Series
Pressurized Expansion Tanks (ASME)
For Models:
35 LBC
50 LBC
85 LBC
100 LBC
130
165
200
300
400
500
600
LBC
LBC
LBC
LBC
LBC
LBC
LBC
READ CAREFULLY THE PRODUCT INSTALLATION, OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE MANUAL. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS IN THE MANUAL MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS OR FATAL INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, AND
WILL VOID THE PRODUCT WARRANTY. THIS PRODUCT MUST BE INSTALLED BY A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL. FOLLOW ALL APPLICABLE LOCAL AND
STATE CODES AND REGULATIONS, IN THE ABSENCE OF SUCH CODES, FOLLOW THE CURRENT EDITIONS OF THE NATIONAL PLUMBING CODE AND
NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE, AS APPLICABLE.
EXPLOSION OR RUPTURE HAZARD A relief valve must be installed to prevent pressure in excess of local code requirement or
maximum working pressure designated in the Product Manual, whichever is less. Do not expose Product to freezing temperatures
or temperatures in excess of 240° F. Do not adjust the pre-charge or re-pressure this Product except for any adjustments required at the time of initial
installation, especially if Product corroded, damaged or with diminished integrity. Adjustments to pre-charge must be done at ambient temperature only.
Failure to properly size the Product or follow these instructions may result in excessive strain on the system lead to Product failure, serious or fatal personal
injury, leakage and/or property damage.
THIS IS THE SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL. IT IS USED TO ALERT YOU TO POTENTIAL PERSONAL INJURY AND OTHER HAZARDS. OBEY ALL SAFETY
MESSAGES THAT FOLLOW THIS SYMBOL TO REDUCE THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY AS WELL AS PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Part #9017-095 (04/07)
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
POTABLE WATER AND RADIANT HEATING WARNING.
THIS PRODUCT MUST NOT BE USED IN RADIANT
HEATING, POTABLE WATER OR OPEN SYSTEMS OF
ANY KIND. THESE SYSTEMS CONTAIN OXYGENATED WATER WHICH WILL
CAUSE INTERNAL CORROSION AND PREMATURE PRODUCT FAILURE. USE
A THERM-X-TROL® FOR POTABLE WATER SYSTEMS AND A RADIANT
EXTROL™ FOR RADIANT HEATING SYSTEMS. MOUNT VERTICALLY ONLY.
DO NOT INSTALL ON DEAD-END PIPE.
NOTE: INSPECT FOR SHIPPING DAMAGE AND NOTIFY FREIGHT CARRIER
OR STORE WHERE PURCHASED IMMEDIATELY IF DAMAGE IS PRESENT. TO
AVOID RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE, IF THE
PRODUCT APPEARS TO BE MALFUNCTIONING OR SHOWS SIGNS OF
CORROSION, CALL A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IMMEDIATELY. CURRENT
COPIES OF THE PRODUCT MANUAL CAN BE VIEWED AT
WWW.AMTROL.COM. USE PROPER SAFETY EQUIPMENT WHEN INSTALLING.
FAILURE TO PROPERLY SEAL WILL RESULT IN LOSS
OF PRECHARGE CAUSING PRODUCT TO FAIL.
GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION - ADDITIONAL
SPECIFIC SAFETY ALERTS APPEAR IN THE
FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS.
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING: THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS A
CHEMICAL KNOWN BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER AND
TO CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARM. (CALIFORNIA
INSTALLER/CONTRACTOR - CALIFORNIA LAW REQUIRES THAT THIS NOTICE
BE GIVEN TO CONSUMER/END USER OF THIS PRODUCT.) FOR MORE
INFORMATION: WWW.AMTROL.COM/PROP65/HTM.
Location of EXTROL® Expansion
Tanks
DO NOT LOCATE THIS PRODUCT WHERE LEAKING
OR FLOODING COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE
SURROUNDING PROPERTY.
The AMTROL® expansion tank may be placed in any convenient position
within the mechanical room (or building). If multiple tanks are installed,
they should all be on the same level.
Point of Connection
Unlike a conventional tank, the EXTROL sealed air cushion does not
require replenishment so DO NOT connect to an air separator or other air
collection device.
As with any expansion tank, it is recommended that the EXTROL® be
connected to the suction side of the pump. This will prevent the pump
head from becoming subtractive which may result in entry of air and vapor
formation at high points in the system.
By connecting the EXTROL® on the boiler return, displacement of coolest
system water into tank is ensured reducing energy waste.
Low pressure drop components such as air separators and boilers may be
placed between point of connection and pump suction if desired. System
design will dictate the feasibility of this.
Natural convection losses and the entry of air into tanks are eliminated by
connection to the side or underside of main pipe. The piping should be
pitched up and away from the EXTROL® to eliminate any potential air
traps.
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Installation
THIS PRODUCT MUST BE INSTALLED BY A QUALIFIED
PROFESSIONAL.
1. Note location of system connection, air charge valve and drain
connection on tank.
2. Remove the plug or pipe cap from the system connection.
3. Remove the 1 1/2” NPT plug covering the air charge valve.
4. Before making any connection to the tank, check the tank and air
charge (use an accurate pressure gauge). The air pressure must be
equal to the minimum system pressure at the tank location.
5. After making sure the air charge is correct, replace the 1 1/2” plug
over the air valve.
6. The EXTROL® may now be piped to the system (use the suggested
EXTROL® piping diagrams on the next page).
7. Using the table below, select appropriate pipe size. Connection to
each EXTROL® must have a lock shield gate valve and union to allow
isolation and removal if required. Make up and fill valves, whether
manual or automatic, should be tied into the connecting line. This will
ensure that pump operation will not affect valve operation.
Operational Limits
Maximum Operating Pressure: As stamped on nameplate
Maximum Operating Temperature: 240 °F
Minimum Operating Temperature: 35°F (non-glycol application)
If unit is being installed in a glycol system where minimum temperatures
fall below 35°F, contact the AMTROL technical service department at
(401) 535-1216.
Operating Instructions
1. Check the expansion tank pre-charge before the system is filled with
water. The charge is 12 psig unless noted otherwise on the tank label.
Check to make sure this is the correct pre-charge pressure specified
for the system.
2. If the tank pre-charge pressure needs to be changed on a dry system
follow the following procedure:
a. Check the expansion tank air pressures at the pre-charge
connection with an accurate tire type pressure gauge. The
pre-charge connection is the same kind of connection
found on automobile tires.
b. If the pressure is low, charge the tank with nitrogen gas or
with oil free compressed air. Check the pressure frequently
during this process as you would when filling a tire with air.
DANGER: Excessive pressure can cause tank to
explode. Exercise care when filling a tank with air so the
pressure does not exceed that required or does not exceed the
working pressure of the tank as stamped on the nameplate.
Failure to follow these instructions will result in serious
personal injury or death and property damage.
3. If, after the system has been filled with water and operating, it is found
that the expansion tank pre-charge must be changed use the
following procedure:
a. Turn off the heat source and allow the system water to cool
to ambient temperature.
IMPORTANT: Expansion tank cannot be properly air
charged other than at ambient temperature.
b. Close the lock-shield valve in the tank-to-system piping.
c. Open the drain valve to empty the water from the tank.
d. Check the tank air pressure at the pre-charge connection
with an accurate tire type air gauge.
e. Refer to 2b above.
f. Close the drain valve, open the lock-shield valve and turn on
the heat source.
g. Relock the lock-shield valve.
Firing Rate
of Boiler
MBTU/H
2,000
4,000
8,000
12,000
16,000
20,000
Length of Pipe Connecting
Tank to System:
Below 11’
11’ – 30’
31’ – 100’
1/2”
3/4”
1”
3/4”
1”
1 1/4”
1”
1 1/4”
1 1/2”
1 1/4”
1 1/2”
2”
1 1/4”
2”
2 1/2”
1 1/2”
2”
2 1/2”
SUGGESTED PIPING DIAGRAMS
ALTERNATE PIPING DIAGRAMS
AMTROL® INC. LIMITED PRODUCT WARRANTY
Products covered: all Products manufactured by AMTROL Inc. (“AMTROL”).
This warranty cannot be transferred – it is extended only to the original Purchaser or First User of the Product. By accepting and keeping this
Product you agree to all of the warranty terms and limitations of liability described below.
IMPORTANT WARNING – READ CAREFULLY THE INSTALLATION, OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL (“MANUAL”) to
avoid serious personal injury and/or property damage and to ensure safe use and proper care of this product.
Who Receives AMTROL’s Product Warranty
All purchasers or first users of the new Product. The Warranty is non-transferable.
What is covered by this Warranty
AMTROL warrants to the purchaser or first user of the new Product that at the time of manufacture, the Product is free from defects in material and
workmanship. Any warranty claim must be made within one (1) year unless another time period is set forth in the Manual, measured from the
time the Product was purchased.
What AMTROL Will Do If You Have a Covered Warranty Claim
In the event of a breach of the foregoing warranty, AMTROL will at its option either make repairs to correct any defect in material or workmanship or
supply and ship either new or used replacement parts or products. AMTROL will not accept any claims for labor or other costs.
What This Warranty Does Not Cover — Exclusions and Limitations
This Warranty does not cover any failure or problem unless it was caused by a defect in material or workmanship. In addition, this Warranty shall not
apply:
• if the Product is not correctly installed, operated, repaired or maintained as described in the Manual provided with the Product;
• to any failure or malfunction resulting from abuse (including freezing); improper or negligent: handling, shipping (by anyone other than AMTROL),
storage, use, operation, accident; or alteration, lightning, flood or any other environmental condition;
• to any failure or problem resulting from the use of the Product for any purpose other than those specified in the accompanying Manual or alteration
of any part of the product;
• if the Product is used anywhere except the United States, its territories or possessions, or Canada;
• this Warranty does not cover labor costs, shipping charges, service charges, delivery expenses, administrative fees or any costs incurred in
removing or reinstalling the Product;
• this Warranty does not cover any claims submitted to AMTROL or an AMTROL-authorized distributor or retailer more than 30 days after expiration
of the applicable warranty time period described in this Warranty;
• this Warranty also does not cover repair or replacement costs not authorized in advance by AMTROL.
Additional Warranty Limitations
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
ARE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied Warranty lasts, so the above limitation may
not apply to you.
Limitations of Remedies
THE REMEDIES CONTAINED IN THIS WARRANTY ARE THE PURCHASER’S OR FIRST USER’S EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES. IN NO
CIRCUMSTANCES WILL AMTROL BE LIABLE FOR MORE THAN, AND PURCHASER-FIRST USER’S REMEDIES SHALL NOT EXCEED, THE
PRICE PAID FOR THE PRODUCT. IN NO CASE SHALL AMTROL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, WHETHER RESULTING FROM NONDELIVERY OR FROM THE USE, MISUSE, OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT OR FROM
DEFECTS IN THE PRODUCT OR FROM AMTROL’S OWN NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORT. This exclusion applies regardless of whether such
damages are sought for breach of warranty, breach of contract, negligence, strict liability, in tort or under any other legal theory. Such damages include,
but are not limited to, inconvenience, loss or damage to property, mold, loss of profits, loss of savings or revenue, loss of use of the Products or any
associated equipment, facilities, buildings or services, downtime, and the claims of third parties including customers. Some states do not allow the
exclusion or the limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
What To Do If You Have a Problem Covered By This Warranty
Any covered Warranty service must be authorized by AMTROL. Contact the person from whom you purchased the Product, who must receive
authorization from an AMTROL distributor or AMTROL. If you do not receive a prompt response, call AMTROL directly at 877-517-9673. Notice of a
Warranty claim should be submitted by the authorized distributor to AMTROL at the following address:
AMTROL Inc.
Warranty Claim Dept.
1400 Division Rd.
West Warwick, RI 02893
Before AMTROL determines to provide any replacement part or Product, it may as a pre-condition to making such a determination require that
the warranty claimant ship the Product, postage prepaid to an authorized AMTROL distributor, or to AMTROL and provide proof of purchase
evidenced by the original sales receipt or Product registration.
Replacement Product Warranty
In case of replacement of a Product or any component part, AMTROL reserves the right to make changes in the design, construction, or material of
the substitute components or products, which shall be subject to all of the terms and limitations of this Warranty, except that the applicable warranty
periods shall be reduced by the amount of time the warranty claimant owned the product prior to submitting notification of the warranty claim.
AMTROL Inc. • 1400 Division Road • W. Warwick, Rhode Island 02893 • Telephone 401-884-6300 • Fax 401-885-2567
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Revised 8/03