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USER GUIDE
UGD024/0304
D Carousel Dryer - DC-1
Models 15, 25, 50, 75, and 100 with DC-1 Controls
INTRODUCTION • Purpose of the User Guide • How the guide is organized • Your responsibilities as a user • ATTENTION:
Read this so no one gets hurt • How to use the lockout device • DESCRIPTION •
What is the D Carousel Dryer? •
Typical applications • How it works • Specifications: D Dryer • INSTALLATION • Unpacking the boxes • Preparing for
installation • Mounting the dryer and hopper on a Processing Machine • Positioning the dryer on the floor; Mounting the
hopper on the throat • Mounting the dryer on the floor stand; Hopper on the throat • Mounting the dryer and hopper on
the mobile floor stand • Connecting the main power • Checking for proper air flow • Connecting the air hoses
•Connecting water hoses • Connecting the RTD probe • Mounting a loader on the hopper • OPERATION • How it works
• The DC-1 dryer control panel • D dryer DC-1 control functions • Control Function Description • To start drying • To stop
drying • Using the auto start countdown function • Setting high and low setpoint limits • M A I N T E N A N C E
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1-1 I n t r o d u c t i o n
Purpose of the User Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
How the guide is organized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Using the D series as a central dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Your responsibilities as a user . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
ATTENTION: Read this so no one gets hurt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
How to use the lockout device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
2-1 D e s c r i p t i o n
What is the D Carousel Dryer?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2
Typical applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2
How it works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4
Specifications: D Dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
3-1 I n s t a l l a t i o n
Unpacking the boxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Preparing for installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Mounting the dryer and hopper on a Processing Machine . . . . . . . 3-6
Positioning the dryer on the floor; Mounting the hopper
on the throat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Mounting the hopper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Positioning the dryer on the floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Mounting the dryer on the floor stand; Hopper on the throat. . . . . 3-10
Mounting the dryer and hopper on the mobile floor stand . . . . . . 3-10
Connecting the main power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
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Checking for proper air flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Connecting the air hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Connecting water hoses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Connecting the RTD probe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Connecting the Optional Setback RTD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Mounting a loader on the hopper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Testing the installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
4-1 O p e r a t i o n
The DC-1 dryer control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
D dryer DC-1 control functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Control function flow chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Control function descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
To start drying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17
To stop drying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18
Using the auto start countdown function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
How to enable the auto start on the DC-1 control . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
How to disable the auto start on the DC-1 control . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
Setting high and low setpoint limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20
5-1 M a i n t e n a n c e
Preventative maintenance checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Cleaning the hopper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Cleaning the process filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Cleaning the regeneration filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Cleaning the aftercooler coils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Cleaning the precooler coils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Inspecting hoses and gaskets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
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6-1 Tr o u b l e s h o o t i n g
Before beginning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
A few words of caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
DIAGNOSTICS
How to identify the cause of a problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Shut down alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Passive alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Setback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
REPAIR
Replacing fuses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-17
Checking heater solid state relays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-18
Checking or replacing temperature sensors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-19
Adjusting the limit switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-20
Replacing the heaters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-21
Replacing the desiccant tanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-25
Refilling the desiccant tanks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-26
A
Appendix
We’re Here to Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
How to Contact Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Before You Call... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Equipment Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Performance Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
B
Appendix
Mounting the Dryer on a Floor Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1
Mounting the Dryer and Hopper on a Mobile
Floor stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
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C
Appendix
Installing an aftercooler (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-1
Cleaning the aftercooler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-3
D
Appendix
Installing the flow control (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-1
E
Appendix
Installing a precooler (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-1
Cleaning the precooler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-3
F
Appendix
Installing the dew point sensor (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F-1
G
Appendix
What is the MDC? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-1
Typical applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-2
How conveying works. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-3
Specifications: MDC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-4
Unpacking the boxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-6
Preparing for installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-8
Installing the MDC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-9
Connecting conveying lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-10
Connecting the RTD probe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-11
Connecting the demand sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-11
Connecting the main power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-11
Connecting the water hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-11
Mounting a loader on the hopper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-12
Testing the installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-12
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The MDC control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-12
MDC control functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-12
To start drying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-12
To stop drying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-12
Using the auto start countdown function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-12
Setting the high setpoint limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-12
To start conveying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-13
To stop conveying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-14
Transporting the MDC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-14
Preventative maintenance schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-15
Cleaning the hopper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-15
Cleaning the conveying lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-15
Cleaning the vacuum receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-16
Cleaning the dust collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-17
Cleaning the process filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-18
Cleaning the regeneration filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-18
Cleaning the aftercooler coils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-18
Cleaning the precooler coils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-18
Inspect hoses and gaskets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-18
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SECTION
1
Purpose of the user guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
How the guide is organized . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Using the D series as a central dryer . . . . . . 1-3
Yo u r r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s a s a u s e r . . . . . . . . . . 1 - 3
AT T E N T I O N :
Read this so no one gets hurt . . . . . . . . 1-4
How to use the lockout device . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Introduction l 1-1
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Introduction
Introduction
Purpose of the User Guide
This User Guide describes the Conair D series of carousel dehumidifying
dryers and explains step-by-step how to install, operate, maintain and
repair this equipment.
Before installing this product, please take a few moments to read the User
Guide and review the diagrams and safety information in the instruction
packet. You also should review manuals covering associated equipment in
your system. This review won’t take long, and it could save you valuable
installation and operating time later.
How the Guide is Organized
Symbols have been used to help organize the User Guide and call your
attention to important information regarding safe installation and operation.
Symbols within triangles warn of conditions that could be hazardous to users or
could damage equipment. Read and take precautions before proceeding.
1
Numbers indicate tasks or steps to be performed by the user.
◆
A diamond indicates the equipment’s response to an action performed by the user.
❒
An open box marks items in a checklist.
•
A circle marks items in a list.
✒
✐
Indicates a tip. A tip is used to provide you with a suggestion that will help you with
the maintenance and operation of this equipment.
Indicates a note. A note is used to provide additional information about the steps
you are following throughout this manual.
1-2 l Introduction
Using the D Series as a Central
Dryer
This box will contain information or highlight system differences particular to the application of the D series dryer as a
central dryer.
Central
Yo u r R e s p o n s i b i l i t y a s a U s e r
You must be familiar with all safety procedures concerning installation, operation and maintenance of this equipment. Responsible safety procedures include:
• Thorough review of this User Guide, paying particular attention
to hazard warnings, appendices and related diagrams.
• Thorough review of the equipment itself, with careful attention
to voltage sources, intended use and warning labels.
• Thorough review of instruction manuals for associated equipment.
• Step-by-step adherence to instructions outlined in this User Guide.
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Introduction
This manual incorporates the information necessary to use the Conair D series
dryer as a central dryer. Throughout this manual, information particular to central dyer application of the D series dryer is called out by the following treatment.
AT T E N T I O N :
Read this so no one gets hurt
We design equipment with the user’s safety in mind. You can avoid the potential
hazards identified on this machine by following the procedures outlined below and
elsewhere in the User Guide.
WA R N I N G : I m p r o p e r i n s t a l l a t i o n , o p e r a t i o n , o r
servicing may result in equipment damage or
p e r s o n a l i n j u r y.
This equipment should be installed, adjusted, and serviced by qualified
technical personnel who are familiar with the construction, operation,
and potential hazards of this type of machine.
All wiring, disconnects, and fuses should be installed by qualified electrical technicians in accordance with electrical codes in your region.
Always maintain a safe ground. Do not operate the equipment at power
levels other than what is specified on the machine serial tag and data
plate.
WA R N I N G : Vo l t a g e h a z a r d
This equipment is powered by three-phase alternating current,
as specified on the machine serial tag and data plate.
A properly sized conductive ground wire from the incoming power
supply must be connected to the chassis ground terminal inside the
electrical enclosure. Improper grounding can result in severe personal
injury and erratic machine operation.
Always disconnect and lock out the incoming main power source before
opening the electrical enclosure or performing non-standard operating
procedures, such as routine maintenance. Only qualified personnel
should perform troubleshooting procedures that require access to the
electrical enclosure while power is on.
1-4 l Introduction
How to Use the Lockout Device
1 Stop or turn off the equipment.
2 Isolate the equipment from the electric power. Turn the rotary
disconnect switch to the OFF, or “O” position.
3 Secure the device with an assigned lock or tag. Insert a lock or tag
in the holes to prevent movement.
4 The equipment is now locked out.
WARNING: Before removing lockout devices and returning switches to
the ON position, make sure that all personnel are clear of the machine,
tools have been removed, and all safety guards reinstalled.
To turn the rotary disconnect back to the ON position:
1 Remove the lock or tag.
2 Turn the rotary disconnect switch to the ON or “I” position.
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Lockout is the preferred method of isolating machines or equipment from energy sources. Your Conair product
is equipped with the lockout device pictured below. To use the lockout device:
Introduction
CAUTION: Before performing maintenance or repairs on this product, you should disconnect and lockout electrical power sources to prevent injury from unexpected energization or start-up. A lockable device has been provided to isolate this product from potentially hazardous electricity.
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SECTION
2
What is the D carousel dryer? . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Ty p i c a l a p p l i c a t i o n s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 - 2
How it works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Specifications: D dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Description l 2-1
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Description
Description
What is the D Carousel Dryer?
The D carousel dehumidifying dryer produces hot, low-dew point air that removes
moisture from hygroscopic plastics. The dryer pulls warm, moist air from a drying
hopper and pumps it through dehumidifying desiccant. The dryer then heats the air
to the drying temperature you selected and circulates it through the material in the
hopper.
The dryer’s three-tank, closed-loop design ensures a continuous supply of hot,
dehumidified air while preventing contamination from moisture in the plant.
Ty p i c a l A p p l i c a t i o n s
The D dryer can be
mounted beside the
hopper on the throat of a
processing machine using
the optional diving board
support frame, or
positioned on the floor
near the machine using the
standard casters. Two
mobile floor stand designs
are also available.
Dryer and hopper on the processing
machine throat using the optional
support frame.
Dryer on the floor; hopper on the throat.
Dryer and hopper on a mobile floor stand
(MDC version).
2-2 l Description
Dryer on a floor stand; hopper on the
throat.
Ty p i c a l A p p l i c a t i o n s
(continued)
Central
Model
Drying Temperature Range
Low temperature (with precooler)*
100° - 150°F (38° - 66°C)
Standard
150° - 250°F (66° - 121°C)
High heat (with aftercooler)
150° - 375°F (66° - 191°C)
Low-high (with aftercooler & precooler)*
100° - 375°F (38° - 191°C)
*Note: See instruction on page 4-12 for setpoints over 150°F (66°C).
• Throughput rates of 15 to 100 lbs (6.8 to 37.3 kg) per hour (some materials
can be run at a higher rate).
• Dew points of -40°F (-40°C).
If you are drying material at temperatures over 250°F (121°C), you will need the
high-temperature package that includes an aftercooler. An aftercooler is standard
equipment on the High heat and Low-high models.
Central
When supplied for central drying
applications, the D series dryer
is not equipped with a process
heater. Therefore, as a central
dryer, the D dryer will only supply dry air to the hoppers.
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Description
The D carousel dryer can be used successfully in applications that require:
• A contamination-free drying environment.
• Drying temperatures within the ranges shown in the following table:
H o w I t Wo r k s
The D carousel dryer achieves continuous, closed loop drying by passing air simultaneously through two heaters and three tanks of molecular sieve desiccant.
THE PROCESS (DRYING) CYCLE
The process blower pulls moist air from the top of the drying hopper. The air passes through the process filter (and optional aftercooler, if installed) into the dryer’s
desiccant tank, where moisture is removed. The now dry air moves through the
process heater, where it is heated to the drying temperature selected by the operator. The hot, dry air is delivered to the hopper (after it passes through the optional
precooler, if installed) where a spreader cone evenly distributes the air through the
material.
THE PROCESS (DRYING) CYCLE
Central
The process blower pulls moist air from the top of the drying hopper. The air passes through the process filter (and optional aftercooler, if installed) into the dryer’s desiccant tank, where moisture is
removed. The dry air is delivered to the hopper (after it passes
through the optional precooler, if installed) where a spreader cone
evenly distributes the air through the material.
The Regeneration Cycle
The regeneration blower pulls air through the regeneration filter into the dryer’s
regeneration heater. The air is heated to 425°F (218°C) before it is pushed into the
“wet” desiccant tank. The hot air purges moisture from the desiccant. The moist air
is blown out the exhaust at the back of the dryer.
The Cooling Cycle
A regenerated desiccant tank must be cooled before it is moved back into the
process cycle. The process blower pushes a small amount of air through the regenerated desiccant tank. The cooling air then passes through the optional aftercooler,
if installed, and repeats the circuit.
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H o w I t Wo r k s
1
(continued)
6
1
11
10
REGENERATION
BLOWER
REGENERATION
AIR FILTER
9
HIGH TEMP
SHUTOFF
HIGH TEMP
SHUTOFF
4
PROCESS
HEATER BOX
REGENERATION
HEATER
4
REGENERATION
RTD
HOPPER
DESICCANT
TANKS
3
5
BEDPLATE
9
RETURN
AIR
FILTER
8
RETURN AIR
RTD
2
PROCESS
PROCESS
BLOWER
COOLING
REGENERATION
DRYER OPTIONS
1 SET BACK TEMPERATURE
2 PROCESS CFM MONITOR
3 PM1 / DEW POINT MONITOR
4 CURRENT METER
5 PROCESS FILTER STATUS
6 PHASE ROTATION PROTECTION
7 PRECOOLER
8 AFTERCOOLER
9 FLOW CONTROL VALVE
10 ALARM HORN
11 ALARM LIGHTS
The components identified by this type of box in the drawing are not supplied with the
D dryer when it is configured as a central dryer.
Central
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7
Description
PROCESS
RTD
Specifications: D Carousel
DEHUMIDIFYING DRYERS
D Small Series Carousel Dryers
A
D
C
B
MODEL
D15
D25
D50
D75
Performance characteristics (with full hopper)
12
20
35
50
Air flow {SCFM}*
Air flow {ACFM @ 250°}*
16
27
47
67
Drying temperature
All models 100 - 375° F {38 - 191° C} with options
Dew point
All models
-40° F {-40° C}
Dimensions inches {cm}
A - Height
35.5 {90.2}
35.5 {90.2}
35.5 {90.2}
42.1 {107}
B - Overall width
17.3 {43.9}
17.3 {43.9}
17.3 {43.9}
22.0 {55.9}
C - Control width
15.7 {39.9}
15.7 {39.9}
15.7 {39.9}
15.7 {39.9}
D - Depth
24.8 {63.0}
24.8 {63.0}
24.8 {63.0}
30.3 {77.0}
Control depth
7.3 {18.5}
7.3 {18.5}
7.3 {18.5}
7.3 {18.5}
Outlet/inlet tube size OD
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
Weight lbs {kg}
Installed
225 {102}
225 {102}
240 {109}
310 {141}
Voltage † Total Amps
208 V/3 phase/60 Hz
6.6
7.5
10.1
18.2
240 V/3 phase/60 Hz
5.7
6.5
8.8
15.8
400 V/3 phase/50 Hz
3.5
3.9
5.4
9.5
480 V/3 phase/60 Hz
2.8
3.2
4.4
7.9
575 V/3 phase/60 Hz
2.4
2.7
3.7
6.6
Total kilowatts kw {BTU/min}
2.2 {125}
2.5 {142}
3.4 {193}
6.1 {347}
Water requirements {for optional aftercooler or precooler}
Recommended temperature*
45° - 85° F
45° - 85° F
Water flow gal./min. {liters/min.}
1 {3.8}
2 {7.6}
Water connections NPT
D100
80
107
42.1 {107}
22.0 {55.9}
15.7 {39.9}
30.3 {77.0}
7.3 {18.5}
2.5
340 {155}
NA
25.3
14
11.7
9.7
9.0 {512}
1/2 inch NPT
SPECIFICATION NOTES:
* SCFM stands for standard cubic feet per minute, referenced to a pre-specified pressure, temperature and relative humidity. In most
cases, SCFM is referenced to 14.7 PSIA 68° F and 0% relative humidity. ACFM stands for actual cubic feet per minute, and must be
supplied with a temperature reference, due to the change in air density with temperature. Because dryers operate at a relatively low
pressure the effects on air density are negligible.
† Dryers running at 50 HZ will have 17% less airflow, and a 17% reduction in material throughput.
Specifications may change without notice. Consult a Conair representative for the most current information.
2-6 l Description
Specifications: D Carousel
(continued)
OPTIONAL HOPPERS AND MOUNTING BRACKET
CH14-4
12.5 {31.8}
54 {137.2}
7.5 {19}
39 {99.1}
17 {43.2}
45 {114.3}
6.5 {16.5}
41 {104.1}
17 {43.2}
56 {142.2}
6.5 {16.5}
41 {104.1}
17 {43.2}
67 {170.2}
6.5 {16.5}
41 {104.1}
20 {9.0}
30 {13.6}
40 {18.1}
30 {13.6}
1.5 {42.5}
60 {27.2}
30 {13.6}
2 {56.6}
80 {36.3}
35 {15.9}
3 {85}
120 {54.4}
35 {15.9}
4 {113.2}
160 {72.5}
35 {15.9}
40 {18.1}
50 {22.7}
70 {31.7}
80 {36.32}
95 {43.1}
110 {48.9}
HOPPER MODEL
CH18-4
CH18-6
Hopper / Mounting Frame Dimensions inches {cm}
A - Insulated hopper diameter
21 {53.3}
21 {53.3}
B - Overall height
48 {121.9}
68 {172.7}
C - Base plate, square
6.5 {16.5}
6.5 {16.5}
D - Width
47.63 {121.0}
47.63 {121.0}
Volume ft3 {liters}
4 {113.3}
6 {169.9}
Capacity lb {kg} @40 lb/ft3
160 {72.5}
240 {108.9}
Mounting Frame Weight lb {kg}
50 {22.7}
50 {22.7}
Hopper Weight lb {kg}
Insulated
145 {66}
165 {75}
C
D
▲
▲
27 {68.58}
64 {162.6}
6.5 {16.5}
47.63 {121.0}
8 {226.5}
320 {145.1}
70 {31.7}
27 {68.58}
79 {200.7}
6.5 {16.5}
50.63 {128.6}
12 {339.8}
480 {217.7}
70 {31.7}
27 {68.58}
90 {228.6}
6.5 {16.5}
50.63 {128.6}
15 {424.8}
600 {272.2}
70 {31.7}
210 {95}
235 {107}
255 {116}
3 inches {7.6 cm} square
▲
▲
1 inch {2.5 cm}
(for mounting CH10
diameter
and CH14 hoppers
independent of dryer
7/16 inches {1.1 cm}
only)
diameter
▲
▲
▲
7/16 inches {1.1 cm}
diameter
CH24-15
▲
6 inches
{15.2 cm}
square
diameter
Optional Base Plate
IB01
CH24-12
▲
MOUNTING PATTERNS
5 inches {12.7 cm} square
Standard Base Plate
IB02
2 inches {5.1 cm}
▲
CH24-8
▲
B
CH14-3
4 inches
{10.2 cm}
square
Description l 2-7
2
Capacity lb {kg} @40 lb/ft3
Mounting Frame Weight lb {kg}
Hopper Weight lb {kg}
Insulated
CH14-2
▲
A
CH10-1.5
Description
HOPPER MODEL
CH10-0.5
CH10-1
Hopper / Mounting Frame Dimensions inches {cm}
A - Insulated hopper diameter 12.5 {13.8} 12.5 {31.8}
B - Overall height
32 {81.3}
43 {109.2}
C - Base plate, square
7.5 {19}
7.5 {19}
D - Width with insulated hopper 39 {99.1}
39 {99.1}
Volume ft3 {liters}
0.5 {9.4}
1 {28.3}
2-8 l Description
SECTION
3
Installation
Unpacking the boxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Preparing for installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Po s i t i o n i n g t h e d r y e r o n t h e f l o o r ;
mounting the hopper on the throat . . . . . 3-8
Mounting the hopper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Po s i t i o n i n g t h e d r y e r o n t h e f l o o r . . . . . . . . 3 - 9
Mounting the dryer on the floor stand;
hopper on the throat . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Mounting the dryer and hopper on the mobile
floor stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Connecting the main power . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Checking for proper air flow . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Connecting the air hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Connecting the water hoses . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
C o n n e c t i n g t h e RT D p r o b e . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 - 1 6
C o n n e c t i n g t h e O p t i o n a l S e t b a c k RT D . . . . . 3 - 1 6
Mounting a loader on the hopper . . . . . . . . 3-17
Te s t i n g t h e i n s t a l l a t i o n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 - 1 7
Installation l 3-1
3
Installation
Mounting the dryer and hopper on a
processing machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Unpacking the Boxes
The D carousel dryer comes in one to four boxes, depending on the model and
options ordered. The boxes could include (depends on options selected):
RTD Probe
D Carousel Dryer
Hoses
Mounting
Hardware:
Hopper
Floor stand option:
❒ four 5/16-18 self-locking
bolts
❒ four hose clamps
Support frame option:
❒ eight 3/8-16 self-locking
bolts
❒ four 5/16-18 self-locking
bolts
❒ four hose clamps
✐
Support Frame
Mobile Floor Stand
NOTE: You must position the dryer on the
Slide Gate
floor or mount it to a
floor stand if your processing machine throat
Frame
with Casters
opening is 1 inch (2.54
cm) diameter or smaller and requires a 3x3
inch (7.6x7.6 cm) or
smaller bolt pattern.
1 Carefully remove the dryer and components from their shipping containers,
and set upright. Note that the dryer is secured to its shipping container with
four bolts that pass through the bottom of the dryer frame. These bolts are
accessed by removing the side panels of the dryer.
2 Remove all packing material, protective paper, tape, and plastic, including any
inserted in the top section of the dryer. Be sure to remove the side panels from
the dryer and cut and remove three (3) tie wraps securing the bedplates. Also
cut and remove the tie wrap on the bedplate limit switch.
3 Carefully inspect all components to make sure no damage occurred during
shipping, and that you have all the necessary hardware.
3-2 l Installation
Unpacking the Boxes
(continued)
4 Take a moment to record serial numbers and electrical power specifications
in the blanks provided on the back of the the User Guide’s title page. The information will be helpful if you ever need service or parts.
5 You are now ready to begin installation.
Installation l 3-3
3
Description
Follow the preparation steps on the next page, then choose one of the four
mounting options:
• Dryer and hopper on the processing machine throat using the optional
support frame (see page 3-6).
• Dryer on the floor; hopper on the throat (see page 3-8).
• Dryer and hopper on a mobile floor stand (MDC mounting, see
Appendix B).
• Dryer on a floor stand; hopper on the throat (see Appendix B).
Preparing for Installation
The D carousel dryer is easy to install if you plan the location and prepare the
mounting area properly.
1 Make sure the mounting area provides:
❒ A grounded power source supplying the correct current for your dryer
model. Check the dryer’s serial tag for the correct amps, voltage, phase, and
cycles. Field wiring should be completed by qualified personnel to the
planned location for the dryer. All electrical wiring should comply with your
region’s electrical codes.
❒ A source of water, if you have an aftercooler and / or precooler.
The D dryer’s optional aftercooler and precooler can use 1-2 gals./min. (3.87.6 liters/min.) tower, city, or chiller water at temperatures of 40° to 85°F
(4° to 29°C). Pipe should be run to the planned dryer location. Use flexible
hose to connect the water pipes to the aftercooler and precooler. If the dryer
has an optional flow control, see Appendix D for connection information.
❒ Minimum clearance for safe operation and maintenance.
You should maintain 24 in. (61 cm) clearance on at least three sides of the
dryer. If the dryer is mounted with a hopper on a processing machine throat,
clearance between the dryer and hopper can be 4 in. (10.2 cm).
Regeneration exhaust
high temperature
Regeneration exhaust
high temperature
6 in. (15.24 cm)
needed to change
filter
6 in. (15.24 cm)
6 in. (15.24 cm)
needed to change
filter
12 in. (30.48 cm)
needed to remove
optional aftercooler
coil for cleaning
3 in. (7.62 cm)
3 in. (7.62 cm)
D-15, D-25 & D-100
Minimum
Clearance
3-4 l Installation
6 in. (15.24 cm)
12 in. (30.48 cm)
needed to remove
optional aftercooler
coil for cleaning
3 in. (7.62 cm)
3 in. (7.62 cm)
D-75 & D-100
Minimum
Clearance
Preparing for Installation
(continued)
✐
❒ A mounting surface that will support the weight of the dryer, support
frame, and a fully-loaded hopper, or just the fully-loaded hopper. See the
specifications tables for weights and volumes.
❒ Material and conveying lines installed. If you plan to use vacuum or
compressed air loaders to fill the hopper, install conveying lines to the drying
hopper location.
NOTE: If your mounting
surface does not match
the standard bolt patterns available, you will
need an adapter. You
can make an adapter
using the dimensions
provided or purchase
one from Conair.
2 Drill and tap mounting holes or make adapter.
Available discharge assemblies and slide gates fit mounting surfaces with
these bolt patterns and diameters.
5 inches
(12.7 cm)
square
4 inches
(10.16 cm)
square
1 inch
(2.54 cm)
diameter
3 inches
(7.62 cm)
square
Installation l 3-5
3
7/16 inches
(1.11 cm)
diameter
6 inches
(15.24 cm)
square
2 inches
(5.08 cm)
diameter
Description
7/16 inches
(1.11 cm)
diameter
Mounting the Dryer and Hopper on
a Processing Machine
WARNING: You are responsible for the structural integrity of this installation.
We recommend that you:
❒ Use bolts no smaller than 3/8 inch (M 10) when mounting the
hopper/dryer combination to the throat of a processing machine.
❒ Do not mount the hopper/dryer combination on a plate that swings
away or slides away from the processing machine throat. Either
remove the swing or slide plate, position the dryer on the floor, or
mount the dryer to an optional floor stand.
Tools for installation:
❒ Flathead screwdriver
❒ 9/16” and 1/2” wrench
❒ Hoist
✐
NOTE: You must position the
dryer on the floor or mount it to
an optional floor stand if your
processing machine throat
requires the small discharge
assembly or a mounting plate
with less than a 3 x 3 in.
(7.6 x 7.6 cm) bolt pattern and
1 in. (2.54 cm) diameter opening.
The dryer and hopper mount on a support frame / discharge assembly that bolts to
the throat of the processing machine, as pictured above.
3-6 l Installation
CAUTION: To prevent accident and injury, lift the empty hopper and support frame
onto the throat of the processing machine using a hoist and the lifting lugs provided. After the hopper is mounted, then lift the dryer onto the support frame using a
hoist and the lifting lugs provided.
Mounting the Dryer and Hopper on
a P r o c e s s i n g M a c h i n e (continued)
The drying hopper, slide gate, support frame, and discharge assembly may have
been shipped fully assembled. You can remove the hopper from the support frame,
if you find it easier to lift and bolt the frame and then the hopper to the throat of
the processing machine.
1 Lift the hopper, support frame, and discharge assembly onto the processing machine throat. Use a hoist to lift the support frame and hopper. Position
the frame and discharge assembly so that its bolt holes line up with the holes
drilled in the throat. If hole patterns do not match, you can place a mounting
adapter between the throat and the support frame.
the throat. Using four 3/8 in. -16 (M 10)
self-locking bolts, fasten the support frame
and discharge assembly to the throat. The
bolts must be long enough to reach at least
1/2 in. (1.25 cm) into the processing
machine throat or mounting adapter after
passing through the discharge assembly and
support frame.
✐
NOTE: If you removed the hopper from the support frame, lift the hopper onto the frame using
a hoist. Make sure the slide gate is positioned
in the recess on the bottom of the hopper base
plate. Align the bolt holes and fasten the base
plate to the discharge assembly using the four
3/8 in. -16 (M 10) self-locking bolts
provided.
3 Lift the dryer onto the support
frame using a hoist and the lifting
lugs provided. Align the four bolt
holes on the bottom of the dryer
with the four bolt holes on the top
of the support frame. Fasten the
dryer to the frame with 5/16 in. -18
bolts.
Installation l 3-7
3
Description
2 Bolt the frame and discharge assembly to
Po s i t i o n i n g t h e D r y e r o n t h e F l o o r ;
Mounting the Hopper on the Throat
WARNING: You are responsible for the structural integrity of this installation.
We recommend that you:
• Use bolts no smaller than 3/8 in. (M 10) to mount the hopper on the throat of
a processing machine.
Tools for installation:
❒ 9/16” wrench
❒ Flathead screwdriver
❒ Hoist
The hopper bolts to the throat of the processing machine, as pictured above.
The dryer can be positioned on the floor near the processing machine.
3-8 l Installation
Mounting the Hopper
CAUTION: To prevent accident and injury, lift the empty hopper onto the throat of
the processing machine using a hoist and the lifting lugs provided. Also lift the dryer from
the shipping container using a hoist and the lifting lugs provided.
1 Lift the hopper onto the throat. Lift the hopper with a hoist, using the lifting
lugs provided. Make sure you align the bolt holes in the throat with the bolt
holes on the discharge assembly.
2 Bolt the hopper to the throat of
Po s i t i o n i n g t h e
Dryer on the
Floor
1 Lift the dryer from the shipping
container using a hoist and the lifting
lugs provided.
2 Position the dryer on the floor near
the processing machine. Make sure
the location allows for the connection
of all hoses.
Installation l 3-9
3
Description
the machine. Using four 3/8 in.-16
(M 10) self-locking bolts, fasten
the support frame, discharge, and
slide gate to the throat. The bolts
must be long enough to reach at
least 1/2 in. (1.25 cm) into the
mounting adapter or processing
machine throat, after passing
through the discharge and slide
gate.
Mounting the Dryer on the Floor
Stand; Hopper on the Throat
For information about mounting the dryer on the floor stand and the hopper on the
throat, refer to Appendix B.
Mounting the Dryer and Hopper on
the Mobile Floor Stand
For information about mounting the dryer and hopper on the mobile floor stand,
refer to Appendix B.
C o n n e c t i n g t h e M a i n Po w e r
CAUTION: Always disconnect and lock out the main power sources before making
electrical connections. Electrical connections should be made only by qualified
personnel.
1 Open the dryer’s electrical enclosure. Turn the disconnect dial on the
dryer door to the Off or O position.
Lock out the main power (see Page
1-4 for complete lock out information). Turn the captive screw, and
swing the door open.
2 Insert the main power wire
through the knockout in the side of
the enclosure. Secure the wire with
a rubber compression fitting or
strain relief.
3-10 l Installation
C o n n e c t i n g t h e M a i n Po w e r
(continued)
IMPORTANT: Always refer to the
wiring diagrams that came with
your dryer before making electrical connections.
nect holder.
4 Connect the ground wire to either grounding point as shown in the photo.
Installation l 3-11
3
Description
3 Connect the power wires to the three terminals at the top of the power discon-
Checking for Proper Air Flow
This step is only needed on 50, 75, and 100 models if the phase detection option
was not ordered with the dryer.
CAUTION: This step must be performed before the dryer’s air hoses are connected
to the hopper. Performing this step after the air hoses are connected could cause
damage to the dryer if the air flow direction is incorrect due to improper phase
connection. Material from the hopper can be pulled into the process heater,
causing permanent damage.
1 Turn on the main power to the dryer. Make sure the dryer’s disconnect dial is
in the ON position. This powers up the control and the display lights will illuminate.
2 Set the drying temperature. Press Setpoint Adjust ▲ or ▼ buttons to set the
temperature.
When configured as a central dryer, the drying temperature can
not be set since there is no process heater in the system.
Central
Set Point
Shutdown Alarms
A1 Process High Temp.
A2 Process Loop Break
A3 Process Heater High Temp.
A4 Regen. Heater High Temp.
A5 Carousel Index Too Long
A6 Carousel Index Failure
A7 Return Air High Temp.
Passive Alarms
P1 Process Temp. Deviation
P3 Regen. Temp. Deviation
P5 Return Air High Temp.
3-12 l Installation
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Process Temp.
Regen. Temp.
Return Air Temp.
Auto Start
Load Time (MDC)
Activate Setback Temp.
Setback Temp.(Process)
Setback Load Rate
PM1 Dewpoint
Actual
Process Blower
Regen. Blower
Auto Start
Process Pressure
Regen. Pressure
Desiccant Indexing
Process Heater
Regen. Heater
Set-Back Temp.
Checking for Proper Air Flow
3 Press the START button. Hold your hand near the delivery
(continued)
Start
air outlet. You should feel air blowing out of the outlet.
4 Press the STOP button.
Stop
Return
Air Inlet
Return
Air Inlet
Moisture
exhaust
Delivery air outlet
(15, 25, and 50
models)
Delivery air
outlet (75 and
100 models)
CAUTION: Hot surface Do not place your hand on the delivery air outlet.
The outlet and the air can get hot enough to burn your hand.
Installation l 3-13
3
Description
Moisture
exhaust
Checking for Proper Air Flow
(continued)
✐
INSTALLATION NOTE: Models 50, 75, and 100
These models use a three-phase process blower. If the dryer shuts down and a Process
Loop Break shutdown alarm is indicated within the first few minutes of operation, check
for proper air flow.
If the air flow is reversed, the process blower is turning in the wrong direction.
Turn off and lock out the main power source. Open the electrical enclosure and
reverse any two leads connecting the main power supply to the dryer.
WARNING: All wiring, disconnects, and fuses should be installed by qualified
electrical technicians in accordance with electrical codes in your region. Always
maintain a safe ground. Do not operate the equipment at power levels other than
what is specified on the the machine serial tag and data plate.
3-14 l Installation
Connecting the Air Hoses
Using the two flexible hoses provided, connect the inlets and outlets of the drying hopper to the dryer. If you have positioned the dryer on the floor or mounted it to an optional floor stand, make sure the dryer is located no more than 5
feet (1.5 m) from the hopper to reduce heat loss.
2 Attach the hose to the hopper’s
delivery air inlet labeled “To
Hopper”.
Delivery air outlet
(15, 25, and 50
models)
Delivery air
outlet (75 and
100 models)
3
Secure hoses with clamps.
The hose clamp should be secured at
least 1/4 in. (0.64 cm) from the end of
the inlet or outlet tube.
✐
C o n n e c t i n g t h e Wa t e r H o s e s
The optional aftercooler, flow control, and precooler require a source of cooling
water and a discharge or return line. See Appendix C for information on installing
and connecting water hoses to the optional aftercooler. See Appendix D for information on installing and connecting water hoses to the optional flow control. See
Appendix E for information on installing and connecting water hoses to the optional precooler.
NOTE: Do not allow the
flexible hoses to kink or
crimp.
Installation l 3-15
3
Description
If you ordered an insulated hose, it should be installed between the dryer outlet
and the hopper inlet.
Return
Air Inlet
If you have ordered an optional
aftercooler or precooler, see
Appendices C
and E.
Return
Air Inlet
1 Attach the hose to the return
air outlet at the top of the
hopper labeled “From Hopper”.
C o n n e c t i n g t h e RT D P r o b e
The RTD probe monitors the temperature of the drying air as it enters the hopper.
If the probe is not installed correctly, temperature readings will be inaccurate.
Central
When configured as
a central dryer, monitoring the drying air
temperature is not
necessary since there
is no process heater
in the system.
Therefore, installation and connection
of this RTD probe is
not applicable.
1 Insert the probe at the inlet to the
hopper. The end of the probe must not
touch the walls of the inlet. The tip of the
probe should be approximately in the center of the tube. Tighten the nuts to lock the
probe in place.
2 Plug the probe’s
Setback RTD
(Optional)
Process RTD
cable into the receptacle on the left side
of the electrical
enclosure. Hand
tighten the connector.
Coil any excess cable
and secure it with a
wire tie.
Connecting the Optional Setback
RT D
1 Insert the probe in the hopper outlet at the top of the hopper. The end of the
probe must not touch the walls of the inlet. The tip of the probe should be
approximately in the center of the tube. Tighten the nuts to lock the probe in
place.
2 Plug the probe’s cable into the receptacle on the left side of the electrical
3-16 l Installation
enclosure. Hand tighten the connector. Coil any excess cable and secure it
with a wire tie.
Mounting a Loader on the Hopper
If you have a Conair loader or vacuum receiver, you can
use the flange and mounting clips provided on the top of
the hopper. Refer to the manuals that came with your
receiver or loader for detailed installation instructions.
Te s t i n g T h e I n s t a l l a t i o n
You have completed the installation. Now it’s time to make
sure everything works.
1 Make sure there is no material in the hopper. If you
2 Turn on the main power to the dryer. Make sure the
dryer’s disconnect dial is in the ON position. This powers up the control and the display lights will illuminate.
3 Set the drying temperature. Press the Setpoint Adjust ▲ or ▼ buttons to set
the temperature.
When configured as a central dryer, the drying temperature can
not be set since there is no process heater in the system.
Central
Set Point
Shutdown Alarms
A1 Process High Temp.
A2 Process Loop Break
A3 Process Heater High Temp.
A4 Regen. Heater High Temp.
A5 Carousel Index Too Long
A6 Carousel Index Failure
A7 Return Air High Temp.
Passive Alarms
P1 Process Temp. Deviation
P3 Regen. Temp. Deviation
P5 Return Air High Temp.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Process Temp.
Regen. Temp.
Return Air Temp.
Auto Start
Load Time (MDC)
Activate Setback Temp.
Setback Temp.(Process)
Setback Load Rate
PM1 Dewpoint
Actual
Process Blower
Regen. Blower
Auto Start
Process Pressure
Regen. Pressure
Desiccant Indexing
Process Heater
Regen. Heater
Set-Back Temp.
(continued)
Installation l 3-17
3
Description
have mounted a loader or vacuum receiver on the hopper, disconnect the material inlet hose at the source.
Te s t i n g T h e I n s t a l l a t i o n (continued)
4 Press the START button.
Start
If everything is installed correctly:
• The green light on the start button will illuminate.
• The process and regeneration blowers turn on.
• The process and regeneration heaters turn on.
• The regeneration heater turns on.
Central
• If the desiccant tanks are not in their correct position, the carousel will
turn clockwise and stop in the correct position.
5 Press the STOP button.
Stop
If everything is installed correctly:
• The blowers will continue running as needed to cool the heaters.
6 The test is over. If the dryer performed the normal operating sequences as outlined, you can load the hopper and begin operation. If it did not, refer to the
TROUBLESHOOTING section of the User Guide.
3-18 l Installation
SECTION
4
Operation
The DC-1 dryer control panel . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
D dryer DC-1 control functions . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Control function descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
To s t a r t d r y i n g . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 1 7
To s t o p d r y i n g . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 1 8
Using the auto start countdown function . . . 4-19
How to enable the auto start on the DC-1
conrtol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
How to disable the auto start on the DC-1
control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
Setting high and low setpoint limits . . . . . . 4-20
Operation l 4-1
4
Operation
Control function flow chart . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
T h e D C - 1 D r y e r C o n t r o l Pa n e l
Increment/
Decrement Buttons
S e t Po i n t
Display
Actual
Display
Used to increase or
decrease values.
Shows the set
point value.
Shows the actual
temperature value.
Set Point
Alarm
Codes
See
“Troubleshooting”
Section 6 for a
more complete
listing of alarm
codes.
Shutdown Alarms
A1 Process High Temp.
A2 Process Loop Break
A3 Process Heater High Temp.
A4 Regen. Heater High Temp.
A5 Carousel Index Too Long
A6 Carousel Index Failure
A7 Return Air High Temp.
Passive Alarms
P1 Process Temp. Deviation
P3 Regen. Temp. Deviation
P5 Return Air High Temp.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Process Temp.
Regen. Temp.
Return Air Temp.
Auto Start
Load Time (MDC)
Activate Setback Temp.
Setback Temp.(Process)
Setback Load Rate
PM1 Dewpoint
Menu List
Numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 are standard items that will
always be present. Numbers 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 are
screens associated with options. If the option is not
installed the screen will not be displayed.
l Operation
Regen. Blower
Auto Start
Process Pressure
Regen. Pressure
Desiccant Indexing
Process Heater
Regen. Heater
Set-Back Temp.
Start and Stop
Buttons
Acknowledge
Alarm Button
Press Start to start the dryer.
Press Stop to stop the dryer.
Press once to silence the
optional audible alarm and
display alarm messages.
Press again to clear the
alarm.
Numbers 2, 3, and 4 are standard items that will
always be present. Number 9 is a screen associated
with an option. If the option is not installed, the
screen will not be displayed.
4-2
Process Blower
Displays the
menu number
corresponding to
what is shown in
the set point and
actual displays.
Can also display
letters for alarm
and setup screens.
Scroll Button
Menu List
Central
Actual
Menu
Number
Display
Press to scroll
through the
closed loop menu
list. Pressing the
scroll button
moves you down
the list.
D Dryer DC-1 Control Functions
Dryer functions are values that you can set or monitor. Press the Scroll button until
the function you want to set or monitor appears in the LED display.
✐
Note: Grey shaded screens denote optional functions. If the options were not purchased
with the dryer, those screens will not appear. All options can be purchased and installed
in the field.
Control Function Flow Chart
The following flow chart provides a quick summary of the control functions. For
an explanation of each control function, see Control Function Description.
4
Operation
Operation l 4-3
POWER ON
screen #
1
Pr
2
d
25 5 sec
v00
09.5
1 sec
Central
4 d
v00
01.0
1 sec
5 1
5 1
250
250
Process Temp Default Screen
6 2
425
425
Regen Temp
7 3
100
100
Return Air Temp
8 4
16
On
Auto Start
9 5
10
-----
Load Time (MDC)
10 6
150
120
Activate Setback Temp (Option)
11 7
145
250
Setback Temp Process (Option)
12 8
5
13 9
-30
CNT DRY
When supplied for central
drying applications, these
control functions are not
available.
14 0
Access Code
754
Setup
Test
7 Setback Load Rate (Option)
-40 Dewpoint Monitor or PM1 (Options)
0 Password Screen
Access Code
Mode 755
Alarm
History
Access Code
756
15 C
10
C01
28 H
off
1
44 A
1
P3
16 C
400
C02
29 H
off
2
44 A
1
A1
17 C
off
C03
30 H
off
3
44 A
1
A5
18 C
425
C04
31 H
off
4
44 A
1
A4
19 C
off
C05
32 H
off
5
44 A
1
P1
20 C
10
C06
33 H
off
6
44 A
1
P5
21 C
tim
C07
34 H
off
7
44 A
1
A1
22 C
20
C08
35 H
off
8
44 A
1
A7
23 C
off
C09
36 H
off
9
44 A
1
A2
24 C
off
C10
37 H
off
10
44 A
1
A6
25 C
off
C11
38 H
off
11
26 C
off
C12
39 H
off
12
27 C
off
C13
40 H
off
13
41 H
off
14
42 H
off
15
off
16
43
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5 sec
3 C
Central
4-4
up
H
Control Function Descriptions
Screen
Function
SCREEN 1
Once power is turned on, this screen is displayed for 5 sec. while the control does
some self-checking.
Pr
up
SCREEN 2
d
25
v00
d
v00
SCREEN 5 (Default Screen)
1
250
250
SCREEN 5 (Default Screen)
1
CNT
425
Indicates configuration as a central dryer.
DRY
SCREEN 6
2
This is the DEFAULT screen. It shows the
process air temperature setpoint and actual
temperature measured at the inlet to the
drying hopper. The + / - buttons can be
used to change the setpoint. Holding the +
/ - buttons in will cause the number to
ramp up faster the longer the button is
held. The display will return to the default
screen from anyplace in the menu structure
if nothing is done after 10 min.
425
Shows the regeneration air setpoint and
actual temperature. The setpoint can not be
changed from this screen; it is shown only
as a reference.
Central
Operation l 4-5
4
01.0
After the control versions is shown, the
screen flashes again for 1 sec. and displays
the display board software version.
SCREEN 4
Operation
09.5
After the model number is displayed, this
screen flashes for 1 sec. and displays the
control board software version.
SCREEN 3
C
Once power is turned on and screen 1 is
displayed for 5 sec., this screen is displayed for another 3 sec. It shows the
dryer model number for which the control
is configured.
Control Function Descriptions
Screen
Function
SCREEN 7
This screen shows the actual return air
temp measured at the inlet to the process
blower. If the optional aftercooler flow
control is installed, a setpoint will be displayed on this screen as well. The + / buttons can be used to change the set
point. Holding the + / - buttons in will
cause the number to ramp up faster the
longer the button is held.
3
100
100
SCREEN 8
4
16
On
SCREEN 9 (MDC Option)
5
Central
When supplied for
central drying applications, this function
is not available.
4-6
l Operation
(continued)
10
-----
This screen is used to set the dryer to auto
start. The dryer must be on but not running to set auto start. The value shown is
the countdown time setpoint. It is
adjustable from 0.1 hrs. to 150 hrs. Once
the countdown time is set, press the RUN
button. The display will show ON to tell
the operator that the auto start is ON and
counting. The auto start LED on the display also flashes green when the auto start
is armed and counting down. The LED
will turn solid green when the dryer starts.
The dryer will begin operating when the
control has finished counting down.
This screen shows the amount of time the
conveying blower will run. Based on the
position of the demand sensor in the material receiver, this time may need adjusted.
The time should be set for the time it takes
to satisfy the demand sensor + 1 sec. If
the MDC tries to load 3 times without satisfying the demand signal the dryer will
display a passive alarm. The range for this
time setting is 5 to 20 sec.
Control Function Descriptions
(continued)
Screen
Function
SCREEN 10 (Setback
Temperature Option)
If the dryer has the setback on temperature
option installed, this is the temperature
setpoint for the air at the outlet of the drying hopper. When this setpoint is reached,
the dryer will automatically change the
process setpoint to the setpoint shown on
Menu number 7, Screen 11. When the
temperature at the outlet of the hopper
drops below the setpoint (menu number 6)
by the value shown under C07, screen 22,
the dryer will return to the normal drying
setpoint.
6
150
120
SCREEN 11 (Setback Options)
7
145
250
5
7
If the dryer has the setback on temperature
option installed, this is the temperature setpoint to which the process air will revert
once the air at the outlet of the hopper has
reached its setpoint. (Menu number 6)
If the dryer has the optional setback on
load rate option, this screen shows the
number of load dumps per hour, setpoint
and actual. When the actual drops below
the setpoint the dryer will go into setback
mode. When the actual goes above the setpoint, the dryer will return to the normal
process temperature.
Operation l 4-7
4
8
When supplied for
central drying applications, these functions
are not available.
Operation
SCREEN 12 (Setback Load Rate
Option)
Central
Control Function Descriptions
Screen
Function
SCREEN 13 (PM1 and/or DEWPOINT MONITOR Options)
If the dryer has the dewpoint monitor
option installed, this screen will show the
actual dewpoint of the process delivery air
measured after the desiccant tank in the
process position but before the process
heater. If the Power Miser 1 (PM1) option
is installed, there will also be a setpoint
shown on this screen. Although the dryer
is capable of producing dewpoints much
lower than -40°F (-40°C), the minimum
sensor range is -40°F (-40°C). The PM1
option (when set to index on dewpoint)
will monitor the dewpoint of the process
air and not index a new tank into the
process position until the dewpoint reaches
the entered setpoint. After the normal
regeneration cycle is complete, the regeneration heaters and regeneration blower
will turn off and wait for the dewpoint to
reach setpoint before turning on again.
This saves energy by only regenerating
when you need to if your material is not
that wet. The maximum time it will wait
to index is 2 hr.
9
-30
-40
SCREEN 14
0
4-8
l Operation
(continued)
0
This is the password entry screen that
gives the user access to the Set Up, Test
Mode, and Alarm History screens and also
password protected control functions. The
user can get to the non-password protected
control functions through this screen by
pressing the scroll button and the - button
at the same time. This works only if you
are on menu #1 . (default screen). The
access codes are as follows:
Set Up Screens
754
Test Mode Screens
755
Alarm History Screens
756
To exit the password section, enter 500 and
press scroll.
Control Function Descriptions
(continued)
Function
Screen
Screens 15-27 require access
code 754.
SCREEN 15 (Set up Screen)
C
10
C01
SCREEN 16 (Set up Screen)
C
400
C02
off
C03
SCREEN 18 (Set up Screen)
C
425
off
This is the process heater autotune screen.
The autotune function can be turned on by
pressing the + key. Once the + key is
pressed, the screen will show On and then
start the autotune process. This may take a
minute or so to complete. When finished,
the display will read "don". The new PID
values are automatically saved.
This is a regeneration temperature screen.
C04
SCREEN 19 (Set up Screen)
C
When supplied for
central drying applications, these functions are not available.
C05
This is the regeneration heater autotune
screen. The autotune function can be
turned on by pressing the + key. Once the
+ key is pressed, the screen will show On
and then start the autotune process. This
may take a minute or so to complete.
When finished the display will read "don".
The new PID values are automatically
saved.
Operation l 4-9
4
C
This is the process high temperature
screen. This is the high temperature limit.
If the process temperature reaches this setpoint, the dryer will shutdown on alarm
A1.
Central
Operation
SCREEN 17 (Set up Screen)
This is the process deviation temperature
screen. The range is 5 - 20°F (-15.0 -6.7°C). This is the deviation temperature
band around the set point. If the dryer
goes outside this band, the dryer will display a passive alarm (P1).
Control Function Descriptions
(continued)
Function
Screen
Screens 15-27 require access
code 754.
Central
When supplied for
central drying applications, this function
is not available.
SCREEN 20 (Set up Screen)
MDC Option
C
10
C06
SCREEN 21 (Set up Screen)
C
tim
C07
SCREEN 22 (Set up Screen)
Setback Temperature Option
C
Central
When supplied for
central drying applications, this function
is not available.
4-10
l Operation
20
C08
This screen shows the time delay setting
for the conveying blower on the MDC.
This is the minimum time the MDC will
wait before starting another load cycle.
This screen shows how the dryer is set to
index the bedplates, on Time "tim"or
Dewpoint "dew". To have the selection for
indexing on Dewpoint, the PM1 option
must be installed. By pressing the + or keys, the setting can be changed. When the
dryer is set to index on Dewpoint, it will
index on time (20 min.) for the first 3
indexes so that the desiccant tanks have
time to dry out. Then it will index on dewpoint. The regeneration cycle will still be
20 min. If at the end of the 20 min. regeneration cycle the process dewpoint is still
below the setpoint the dryer will turn off
the regeneration blower and heater and
wait for the process dewpoint to reach its
setpoint. If, however, the process dewpoint stays below setpoint for 2 hrs., the
dryer will index automatically.
This screen is the Setback Temperature
Band screen. This temperature is the
amount the return air out of the hopper has
to drop below the activate setback temperature before the original process temperature is restored. For example, if the activate setback temperature was 180°F
(82.2°C) and the dryer was in setback. The
actual temperature measured at the outlet
to the hopper would have to drop below
160°F (71°C)to restore the original process
setpoint.
Control Function Descriptions
(continued)
Function
Screen
Screens 15-27 require access
code 754.
SCREEN 23 (Set up Screen)
Aftercooler Flow Control Option
C
off
C09
SCREEN 24 (Set up Screen)
Setback Temperature Option
C
off
C10
off
C11
This screen shows the setting of the setback load rate option. It can be set to Off
or On. “Off” turns the setback load rate
function off, and the dryer will not change
the process set point. The "On" setting
tells the dryer to go into setback when the
load rate gets to its set number of loads per
hour Menu 8, Screen 12.
(continued next page)
Central
When supplied for
central drying applications, these functions
are not available.
Operation l 4-11
4
C
This screen shows the setting of the setback option. It can be set to Off or On.
"Off" turns the setback mode off, and the
dryer will not change the process set point.
"On" tells the control the dryer should go
into setback when the hopper outlet temperature reaches its set point. Menu 6
Screen 10.
Operation
SCREEN 25 (Set up Screen)
Setback Load Rate Option
This screen is the Aftercooler Flow
Control Enable screen. By pressing the +
or - keys, the setting can be changed. With
this off or disabled, the dryer will not open
the flow control valve and try and control
the return air temperature. There will also
be no set point value on Menu number 3,
Screen 7.
Control Function Descriptions
(continued)
Function
Screen
Screens 15-27 require access
code 754.
SCREEN 26 (Set up Screen)
Precooler Option
C
Central
When supplied for
central drying applications, these functions are not available.
off
C12
WARNING: The precooler must NOT
be installed in the process line for
temperature setpoints above 150°F
(65.5°C). The precooler hosing will
absorb too much heat and will result
in poor process temperature control.
SCREEN 27 (Set up Screen)
Precooler Flow Control Option
C
off
C13
WARNING: The precooler must NOT
be installed in the process line for
temperature setpoints above 150°F
(65.5°C). The precooler hosing will
absorb too much heat and will result
in poor process temperature control.
This screen shows how the precooler is set
to operate. If it is set to "Off" the control
assumes the precooler is not installed in
the process line and will not control well
below 150°F (65.5°C). If the screen is set
to "On" the control will assume the precooler is connected in the process line and
will only allow setpoints from 100 to
150°F (37.8 to 65.5°C). The control will
also assume that the water flow rate is set
manually with a ball valve and make no
attempt to control water flow. The precooler option must be installed for this
screen to appear.
This screen shows how the precooler flow
control is set to operate. The precooler
flow control option must be installed for
this screen to appear. If the screen is set to
"On", the control will assume the precooler is installed in the process line and will
only allow setpoints from 100 to 150°F
(37.8 to 65.5°C). It will also assume the
water flow solenoid valve is piped in the
water line and the dryer control will regulate water flow to control temperature.
Screen 28-43 require access
code 755.
SCREEN 28 (Test Mode Screen)
H
4-12
l Operation
off
1
This is the Test Mode screen for the
process blower. By pressing the + or keys, the setting can be changed. When
set to "On", the process blower output will
be turned on for 3 sec. and then shut off
automatically.
Control Function Descriptions
(continued)
Function
Screen
Screen 28-43 require access
code 755.
SCREEN 29 (Test Mode Screen)
H
off
2
This is the Test Mode screen for the
process heater. By pressing the + or keys, the setting can be changed. When
set to "On", the process heater output will
be turned on for 3 sec. and then shut off
automatically.
✐
Note: The isolation contactor will not be
pulled in so no electricity will go the heater.
The solid state relay contacts should close.
SCREEN 30 (Test Mode Screen)
H
off
3
off
4
This is the Test Mode screen for the regeneration heater. By pressing the + or - keys,
the setting can be changed. When set to
"On", the regeneration heater output will
be turned on for 3 sec. and then shut off
automatically.
✐
Note: The isolation contactor will not be
pulled in so no electricity will go the heater.
The solid state relay contacts should close.
SCREEN 32 (Test Mode Screen)
H
off
5
SCREEN 33 (Test Mode Screen)
H
off
6
This is the Test Mode screen for the bed
drive motor. By pressing the + or - keys,
the setting can be changed. When set to
"On", the bed drive motor output will be
turned on until the limit switch makes the
next valley, and then shut off automatically.
This Test Mode screen is not used in the
current program.
(continued)
Operation l 4-13
4
H
Operation
SCREEN 31 (Test Mode Screen)
This is the Test Mode screen for the regeneration blower. By pressing the + or keys, the setting can be changed. When
set to "On", the regeneration blower output
will be turned on for 3 sec. and then shut
off automatically.
Control Function Descriptions
Function
Screen
(continued)
Screen 28-43 require access
code 755.
SCREEN 34 (Test Mode Screen)
H
off
7
SCREEN 35 (Test Mode Screen)
H
off
8
This is the Test Mode screen for the isolation contactor. By pressing the + or - keys,
the setting can be changed. When set to
"On", the isolation contactor output will be
turned on for 3 sec. and then shut off automatically.
This is the Test Mode screen for the alarm
output (horn and or red light). By pressing
the + or - keys, the setting can be changed.
When set to "On", the alarm output will be
turned on for 3 sec. and then shut off automatically.
✐
SCREEN 36 (Test Mode Screen)
H
off
9
Note: The alarm light on the membrane
switch will not come on. If the optional
alarm horn or red light is not installed,
nothing will happen.
This is the Test Mode screen for the precooler flow control valve. By pressing the
+ or - keys the setting can be changed.
When set to "On" the precooler flow control valve output will be turned on for 3
sec and then shut off automatically.
✐
Note: If the optional precooler flow control
valve is not installed, nothing will happen.
SCREEN 37 (Test Mode Screen)
H
off
10
This is the Test Mode screen for the aftercooler flow control valve. By pressing the
+ or - keys, the setting can be changed.
When set to "On", the aftercooler flow
control valve output will be turned on for
3 sec. and then shut off automatically.
✐
Note: If the optional aftercooler flow control
valve is not installed, nothing will happen.
SCREEN 38 (Test Mode Screen)
H
4-14
l Operation
off
11
This screen is not used in the current program.
Control Function Descriptions
(continued)
Function
Screen
Screen 28-43 require access
code 755.
SCREEN 39 (Test Mode Screen)
H
off
12
This is the Test Mode screen for the MDC
conveying blower. By pressing the + or keys, the setting can be changed. When
set to "On", the conveying blower output
will be turned on for 3 sec. and then shut
off automatically.
✐
Note: If the dryer is not an MDC, nothing
will happen.
SCREEN 40 (Test Mode Screen)
H
off
13
SCREEN 41 (Test Mode Screen)
off
14
H
off
15
This is the Test Mode screen for the alarm
output (yellow light). By pressing the +
or - keys, the setting can be changed.
When set to "On", the alarm output will be
turned on for 3 sec. and then shut off automatically.
✐
Note: If the optional tricolor light is not
installed, nothing will happen.
SCREEN 43 (Test Mode Screen)
H
off
16
This is the Test Mode screen for the alarm
output (green light). By pressing the +
or - keys, the setting can be changed.
When set to "On", the alarm output will be
turned on for 3 sec. and then shut off automatically.
✐
Note: If the optional tricolor light is not
installed, nothing will happen.
(continued)
Operation l 4-15
4
SCREEN 42 (Test Mode Screen)
This screen is not used in the current program.
Operation
H
This screen is not used in the current program.
Control Function Descriptions
(continued)
Function
Screen
Access code 756 required.
SCREEN 44 (Alarm Screen)
4-16
l Operation
A
1
P3
A
2
A1
A
3
A5
A
4
A4
A
5
P1
A
6
P5
A
7
A7
A
8
A2
A
9
A6
A
10
P2
This is the first Alarm History screen. In
this section, the last 10 alarms that have
occurred are saved, starting with the
most recent alarm. The number in the
setpoint screen shows the list of alarms
1-10. The alarm code shows up in the
actual screen. Some of the alarm codes
are shown on the display label. Please
refer to the alarm section of this manual
for all alarm code definitions.
These are the additional alarm screens.
See the explanation above.
To S t a r t D r y i n g
1 Make sure there is material in the hopper.
2 Turn on the main power to the dryer. Make sure the dryer’s
disconnect dial is in the ON position. This powers up the control and the display lights will illuminate.
3 Set the drying temperature. Use the Scroll
button to get to the Process Temp function.
Press the Adjust Setpoint ▲ or Jbuttons to
select the temperature.
When configured as a central dryer, the drying temperature can
not be set since there is no process heater in the system.
Central
Process Temp.
Regen. Temp.
Return Air Temp.
Auto Start
Load Time (MDC)
Activate Setback Temp.
Setback Temp.(Process)
Setback Load Rate
PM1 Dewpoint
Actual
Process Blower
Regen. Blower
Auto Start
Process Pressure
Regen. Pressure
Desiccant Indexing
Process Heater
Regen. Heater
Set-Back Temp.
(continued)
Operation l 4-17
4
Passive Alarms
P1 Process Temp. Deviation
P3 Regen. Temp. Deviation
P5 Return Air High Temp.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Operation
Set Point
Shutdown Alarms
A1 Process High Temp.
A2 Process Loop Break
A3 Process Heater High Temp.
A4 Regen. Heater High Temp.
A5 Carousel Index Too Long
A6 Carousel Index Failure
A7 Return Air High Temp.
To S t a r t D r y i n g (continued)
4 Press the START button.
Start
If everything is installed correctly:
• The green light on the start button will illuminate.
• The process and regeneration blowers turn on.
• The process and regeneration heaters turn on.
• The regeneration heater turns on.
Central
• If the desiccant tanks are not in their correct position, the carousel will
turn clockwise and stop in the correct position.
To S t o p D r y i n g
Stop
1 Press the STOP button. The drying light stays on.
• The blowers continue running for a few minutes to cool the heaters.
2 Be sure to disconnect and lockout the
main power if you have stopped the dryer to
perform maintenance or repair.
IMPORTANT: Do not use the main power switch to
stop the dryer. Turning off power to the control
and dryer during normal operation prevents the
necessary cool-down period, and can trigger the
shut down/high temperature alarm during your
next drying cycle.
Caution: Improper shut down can cause damage to your dryer.
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l Operation
Using the Auto Start Countdown
Function
The countdown function allows the user to set the D Carousel dryer to automatically start at a predetermined time. The countdown time can be set from 0.1 to
150.0 hours.
To set the countdown time:
1 Use the Scroll button to access the function (Menu 4, Screen 8).
4
16
ON
Auto Start
2 Use the Setpoint Adjust keys to set the desired countdown time.
How to Enable the Auto Start on
the DC-1 Control
2 Increment the Auto Atart Time with the plus key.
3 Press the Start button. The Auto Start LED will blink to indicate that Auto Start
is armed.
How to Disable the Auto Start on
the DC-1 Control
1 The Auto Start LED will be blinking to indicate that Auto Start is armed.
2 Scroll to the Auto Start screen.
3 Press the Stop button. The Auto Start LED will quit blinking. Leave the Auto
Start screen by pressing the Scroll button.
Operation l 4-19
4
Operation
1 Scroll to the Auto Start screen.
Setting the High Setpoint Limits
You can protect your drying process by preventing someone from entering process
temperatures above an acceptable level for the material. You can also set the high
limit equal to the process temperature to prevent accidental or unauthorized
changes to the setting during operation.
1 Turn on the main power to the dryer.
2 While at the default screen (screen 5) press the scroll button and the (-)
minus button simultaneously to get to screen 14
0
0
3 On screen 14 enter the password for set up screens (754).
0
754
0
C
400
C02
4 Scroll to screen 16.
Central
When configured as a
central dryer, the high
setpoint limits can not
be set since there is no
process heater in the
system.
This is your current high setpoint limit. Press +/- keys to set a new high
setpoint limit.
✒
Tip: We recommend that you set your high setpoint limit 10° higher than your maximum high temperature setpoint to avoid unwanted alarms.
5 To lock in your new high setpoint limit and exit the password protected
screens, scroll back to screen 14,
0
then enter 500 and hit scroll.
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l Operation
754
0
SECTION
5
Maintenance
Preventative maintenance checklist . . . . . . . 5-2
Cleaning the hopper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Cleaning the process filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Cleaning the regeneration filter . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Cleaning the aftercooler coils . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Cleaning the precooler coils . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Inspecting hoses and gaskets . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
5
Maintenance
Maintenance l 5-1
Preventative Maintenance
Checklist
Routine maintenance will ensure optimum operation and performance of the D
Carousel Dryer. We recommend the following maintenance schedule and tasks.
• Whenever you change materials
❒ Drain and clean the hopper.
• We e k l y, o r a s o f t e n a s n e e d e d
❒ Clean the process and regeneration filters.
You may need to clean filters more often than weekly. Frequency depends
on how much material you process and how dusty or full of fines it is.
❒ Clean the return air screen in the hopper.
Cleaning frequency depends on how much material you process and how
dusty or full of fines it is.
❒ Inspect hoses and hose connections.
Check for damage, kinks, or loose hose clamps. Replace any hoses that
show signs of damage or wear. Reposition and tighten loose hose clamps.
• Monthly
❒ Clean the optional aftercooler and precooler coils.
You may need to clean the coils more often than monthly. Frequency will
depend on the type and volume of material you process.
• Every six months
❒ Inspect gaskets for damage or wear.
Damaged gaskets can allow moisture to seep into the closed-loop drying
system. Replace any gasket that is torn or cracked.
5-2 l Maintenance
Cleaning the Hopper
CAUTION: Hot surfaces. Always protect yourself from hot surfaces inside and outside the dryer and drying hopper.
The hopper, spreader cone, and discharge assembly should be cleaned thoroughly
between material changes to prevent resin contamination.
Place a container beneath the hopper’s
drain port to catch the material.
1 Close the hopper slide gate.
2 Remove the drain-port plug. Pull
the pin and allow the plug to drop.
3 Remove the spreader cone. Open the hopper door. Reach into the hopper.
4 Clean the spreader cone and the inside of the hopper.
Make sure you also clean the return air screen at the return air
outlet of the hopper.
5 Repeat the steps in reverse order to reassemble the hopper
before adding material.
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5
Maintenance
Grasp the spreader cone tube, lift up slightly, twist and then push down to
release it. Tilt the cone assembly and pull it out through the hopper door.
Cleaning the Process Filter
Clogged filters reduce air flow and dryer efficiency. Cleaning frequency depends
on how much material you process and how dusty it is.
1 Remove the process filter.
Remove the black plastic knob.
Pull the cap off. Remove the
wing nut. Remove the filter cap
and filter.
2 Clean the filter tube.
3 Using compressed air, clean
the process filter by blowing air
from the inside out. Replace
damaged, worn, or clogged
filters.
CAUTION: Wear eye protection. If you use compressed air to clean the equipment, you
must wear eye protection and observe all OSHA and other safety regulations pertaining
to the use of compressed air.
4 Reverse the procedure to reinstall the process filter.
Cleaning the Regeneration Filter
Clogged filters reduce air flow and dryer efficiency. Cleaning frequency depends
on how much material you process and how dusty it is.
1 Remove the regeneration filter.
Remove the two bolts and the metal
screen.
2 Clean the regeneration filter. Clean
dust, fines, and dirt from the filter,
or replace it with a new filter.
3 Reverse the procedure to reinstall the regeneration filter.
5-4 l Maintenance
Cleaning the Aftercooler Coils
If you have the optional aftercooler, you need to clean the cooling coils to keep
them working efficiently. See Appendix C for details.
Cleaning the Precooler Coils
If you have the optional precooler, you need to clean the cooling coils to keep
them working efficiently. See Appendix E for details.
Inspecting Hoses and Gaskets
Loose or damaged hoses and gaskets can allow moisture to seep into the closedloop drying system.
1 Follow the hose routing of all the hoses within the dryer and inspect all
hoses, clamps, fittings, and gaskets.
2 Tighten any loose hose clamps or fittings.
3 Replace worn or damaged hoses and gaskets.
5
Maintenance
Maintenance l 5-5
5-6 l Maintenance
SECTION
6
Tr o u b l e s h o o t i n g
Before beginning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
A few words of caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
DIAGNOSTICS
How to identify the cause of a problem . . . . 6-4
Shut down alarms
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Pa s s i v e a l a r m s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 - 1 0
Setback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
R E PA I R
Replacing fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-17
Checking heater solid state relays . . . . . . . 6-18
Adjusting the limit switch . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-20
Replacing the heaters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-21
Replacing the desiccant tanks . . . . . . . . . . 6-25
Refilling the desiccant tanks . . . . . . . . . . 6-26
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6
Troubleshooting
Checking or replacing temperature sensors . 6-19
Before Beginning
You can avoid most problems by following the recommended installation and
maintenance procedures outlined in this User Guide. If you do have a problem,
this section will help you determine what caused it and how to fix it.
Before you take the side panels off of the dryer be sure to:
❏ Diagnose causes from the control panel.
1
Press
once to silence the optional audible alarm and display the
alarm message.
2
3
Address the alarm message and fix the problem.
Press
again to clear the alarm. If the alarm reappears the problem
was not fixed.
If the alarm is a passive alarm you will see P in the screen title display.
If the alarm is a shut down alarm you will see A in the screen title
display.
Set Point
Shutdown Alarms
A1 Process High Temp.
A2 Process Loop Break
A3 Process Heater High Temp.
A4 Regen. Heater High Temp.
A5 Carousel Index Too Long
A6 Carousel Index Failure
A7 Return Air High Temp.
Passive Alarms
P1 Process Temp. Deviation
P3 Regen. Temp. Deviation
P5 Return Air High Temp.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Process Temp.
Regen. Temp.
Return Air Temp.
Auto Start
Load Time (MDC)
Activate Setback Temp.
Setback Temp.(Process)
Setback Load Rate
PM1 Dewpoint
Actual
Process Blower
Regen. Blower
Auto Start
Process Pressure
Regen. Pressure
Desiccant Indexing
Process Heater
Regen. Heater
Set-Back Temp.
Scroll
button
❏ Diagnose causes from the front of the dryer.
You can locate any problem from the front of the dryer.
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Acknowledge
alarm button
Open the electrical
enclosure to check
fuses and heater
contactors.
❏ Find the wiring and equipment diagrams that were shipped with
your dryer. These diagrams are the best reference for correcting a problem. The diagrams also will note any custom features, such as special
wiring or alarm capabilities, not covered in this User Guide.
A Fe w Wo r d s o f C a u t i o n
The D Carousel dryer is equipped with numerous safety devices. Do not
remove or disable them. Improper corrective action can lead to hazardous
conditions and should never be attempted to sustain production.
WARNING: Only qualified service personnel should examine and correct
problems that require opening the dryer’s electrical enclosure or using
electrical wires to diagnose the cause.
CAUTION: Hot surfaces. Always protect yourself from hot surfaces inside
and outside of the dryer and hopper.
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6
Troubleshooting
WARNING: High voltage. Always stop the D Carousel dryer,
disconnect and lock out the main power source before troubleshooting
or performing repairs.
How to Identify the Cause of a
Problem
Most dryer malfunctions are indicated by an illuminated Acknowledge Alarm light
on the D carousel dryer control panel.
A problem can trigger two types of alarms:
• Shut Down: The dryer has automatically shut down because it detected a
serious problem that could damage your material or dryer.
• Passive: The dryer continues to operate, but warns of a problem that could
prevent correct drying of your material. If ignored, this problem could lead to a
condition that will shut down the dryer.
Set Point
Shutdown Alarms
A1 Process High Temp.
A2 Process Loop Break
A3 Process Heater High Temp.
A4 Regen. Heater High Temp.
A5 Carousel Index Too Long
A6 Carousel Index Failure
A7 Return Air High Temp.
Passive Alarms
P1 Process Temp. Deviation
P3 Regen. Temp. Deviation
P5 Return Air High Temp.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Process Temp.
Regen. Temp.
Return Air Temp.
Auto Start
Load Time (MDC)
Activate Setback Temp.
Setback Temp.(Process)
Setback Load Rate
PM1 Dewpoint
Actual
Process Blower
Regen. Blower
Auto Start
Process Pressure
Regen. Pressure
Desiccant Indexing
Process Heater
Regen. Heater
Set-Back Temp.
When the alarm light is displayed:
1 Press the Acknowledge Alarm button once to silence the
Acknowledge
Alarm LED and
button
optional audible alarm and display the alarm message.
Pressing the Acknowledge Alarm button once also changes the alarm LED from
blinking to solid.
2 Find the error message in the diagnostics table of this troubleshooting
section.
3 Note that pressing the Acknowledge Alarm button a second time will clear
✐the alarm.
NOTE: When the dryer detects abnormally high temperature in the process heater, the
dryer immediately shuts down and an error message appears in the display window.
The alarm light does not illuminate.
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Shut Down Alarms
Central
When supplied for central
drying applications, these
shut down alarms are not
available.
If the red Acknowledge Alarm LED is blinking, the alarm is a shutdown
alarm. The dryer will shutdown automatically to prevent damage to the
equipment or personnel. Note that once the Acknowledge Alarm button is
pressed once, the blinking red LED becomes solid.
Solution
A1 Process High
Temperature – If the process
temperature exceeds the
process high temperature setpoint, it shuts down the dryer.
Defaults are set to 385°F
(196.1°C) for
20 sec.
The process high temperature setpoint is
not at least 37°F (3°C) above the drying
setpoint.
Reset the process high temperature setpoint at least 37°F (3°C) above the drying setpoint.
The RTD temperature probe is not
installed correctly.
Make sure the RTD temperature probe
tip is in the center of the hopper inlet
tube.
The air lines are restricted or loose.
Straighten any crimps in the hoses.
Tighten any loose hoses.
Process Temperature
Loop Break – If the process
temperature is outside of the
operator entered deviation,
alarm band (see Process High
Temperature Deviation passive
alarm) and the process temperature is not moving
towards the setpoint at a rate
greater than specified. It shuts
down the dryer. Defaults are
set at 37°F (3°C) over 10 sec.
Process RTD is loose or has fallen out.
Check the process RTD and tighten if
needed.
The process heater has failed.
Check the heater fuses, and resistance
across each leg of the process heater.
The air lines are restricted or loose.
Straighten any crimps in the hoses.
Tighten any loose hoses.
A3
There is an air flow blockage or loose
hoses.
Check that the bed plates are in the
proper position (lined up with the
hoses).
A2
Process Heater High
Temperature – The snap
switch in the process heater
tube opens due to excessive
temperature.
Tighten any loose hoses.
The isolation contactor failed in the
closed position.
Replace the isolation contactor.
The heater solid state relays (SSRs)
failed.
Replace the failed heater solid state
relays (SSRs).
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Possible cause
Troubleshooting
Problem
Shut Down Alarms
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
A4
The regeneration exhaust is blocked or
the air hoses are loose.
Check that the bed plates are in the
proper position (lined up with the
hoses). See “Adjusting the limit switch”.
Regen Heater High
Temperature – The snap switch
in the regeneration heater tube
activated due to excessive temperature.
Tighten any loose hoses.
The isolation contactor failed in the
closed position.
Replace the isolation contactor.
The heater solid state relays (SSRs)
failed.
Replace the failed heater solid state
relays (SSRs).
A5
Carousel Index Too Long
Alarm – If the carousel index
was more than 1.5 times the
normal index time, it shuts
down the dryer.
The limit switch is not adjusted
correctly.
Adjust the limit switch so that it drops
into the groove and stops the bed plates.
See “Adjusting the limit switch”.
A6
The limit switch is not adjusted
correctly.
Adjust the limit switch so that it drops
into the groove and stops the bed plates.
The bed drive motor is damaged.
Replace the bed drive motor.
The set screw on the bed drive motor
shaft plate is loose.
Tighten the set screw. Make sure it is on
the flat of the D shaped shaft.
The bed drive motor relay has failed.
Replace the bed drive motor relay.
The hopper does not contain enough
material.
Make sure your material supply system
is working properly.
You are drying at a high drying temp
(above 250°F [121.1°C]) or you are running at low throughputs.
Add an optional aftercooler, if one is not
currently installed.
If an optional aftercooler is installed, it
does not have enough water.
Turn on the water supply, or fix any
leaks or blockages.
The aftercooler coils are dirty.
Clean the aftercooler coils. See
“Cleaning the Aftercooler”.
Carousel Index Failure –
If the carousel index is
requested but no contact transition from on to off is seen
within 5 sec, it shuts down
dryer.
A7
Return Air High
Temperature – If the return air
temperature at the inlet to the
blower is greater than 180°F
(82.2°C), it shuts down the
dryer.
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Shut Down Alarms
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
A8
The tubing going to the pressure switch
is cut or has come loose.
Check the tubing for cracks and make
sure it is secure on the fittings.
The process blower overload has tripped.
Check the process blower overload. If it
is tripped, check the process blower to
make sure its not locked. Make sure the
overload is set slightly above the full
load current shown on the motor nameplate. Refer to your wiring diagram for
proper settings.
The blower motor starter has failed
Check the process blower motor starter.
The tubing going to the pressure switch
is cut or has come loose.
Check the tubing for cracks and make
sure it is secure on the fittings.
The blower motor relay has failed.
Check the regeneration blower motor
relay.
A36 Control
Communications Watchdog The display board has lost
communications
with the control board.
Plugs on wire harness between the
display and control boards are loose.
Make sure plugs are tight on board
connections.
Display board or Communications
boards have failed.
Replace the boards.
A38
Phase Error (Phase
Option, STD, on MDC's) One of the three power wires
is connected wrong.
One of the three power wires are out of
phase.
Switch the position of two of the incoming lead power wires at the dryer.
Phase Detector Board has failed.
Replace the Phase Detection Board.
A39
Internal Control board problem.
Replace the Control board.
Process Blower Pressure
– If the process blower pressure switch opens (loss of
pressure), it shuts down the
dryer.
A24
Regen Blower Pressure
– The regeneration blower
pressure switch opens (loss of
pressure) and the regeneration
heater shuts down.
✐
NOTE: The system may
index one more time
after the alarm, then
stop indexing.
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Troubleshooting
EEProm Write Error
Shut Down Alarms
Central
When supplied for central drying applications, these shut down alarms are not available.
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
A49
Process Protection
High Temperature – If the
process protection temperature
exceeds the process protection
high temperature setpoint, it
shuts down the dryer. Defaults
are set to 600°F (315.6°C) for
10 sec.
The Process RTD temperature probe is
not installed correctly.
Make sure the RTD temperature probe
tip is in the center of the hopper inlet
tube.
The air lines are restricted or loose.
Straighten any crimps in the hoses.
Tighten any loose hoses.
A50
Process Protection
Differential Temperature – If
the process protection differential temperature exceeds the
process protection differential
temperature setpoint, it shuts
down the dryer. Defaults are
set to 295°F (146.1°C) for
180 sec.
The process protection differential temperature setpoint is not at least 37°F
(3°C) above the drying setpoint.
Reset the process protection differential
temperature setpoint at least 37°F
(3°C) above the drying setpoint.
The Process RTD temperature probe is
not installed correctly.
Make sure the RTD temperature probe
tip is in the center of the hopper inlet
tube.
The air lines are restricted or loose.
Straighten any crimps in the hoses.
Tighten any loose hoses.
A51
The connection in the electrical enclosure for the process protection RTD is
loose.
Check the RTD plug connection and
tighten if needed.
The connection of the RTD plug on the
control board is loose.
Check the plug connection and tighten if
needed.
The process protection RTD has failed.
Replace the process protection RTD.
Process Protection RTD
Integrity – If the process RTD
is faulty, it shuts down the
dryer.
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Shut Down Alarms
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
A53 Process Blower
Overload – The process blower
overload has tripped due to a
mechanical or electrical problem.
The process blower has mechanically
failed or is unable to rotate freely.
With the power removed, check the
process blower for mechanical failure
and free rotation. Replace if necessary.
Wait 3 to 15 minutes with the power on
until the dryer indicates the overload
condition has cleared then try to restart
the dryer.
The process blower has failed electrically.
With the power removed, check the
process blower for electrical shorts or
open circuits. Replace if necessary.
Wait 3 to 15 minutes with the power on
until the dryer indicates the overload
condition has cleared then try to restart
the dryer.
The overload is set incorrectly.
With the power removed, check the
overload settings and confirm that the
settings match the full load amps listed
on the process blower motor. Wait 3 to
15 minutes with the power on until the
dryer indicates the overload condition
has cleared then try to restart the dryer.
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Troubleshooting
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Pa s s i v e A l a r m s
If the amber Acknowledge Alarm LED is blinking, the alarm is a passive alarm.
The dryer continues to operate, but this problem could prevent correct drying of
your material. Note that once the Acknowledge Alarm button is pressed once, the
blinking amber LED becomes solid.
Central
When supplied for central drying applications, these passive alarms are not available.
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
P1
One of the solid state relays (SSRs)
failed in the closed position.
Replace the failed solid state relays
(SSR).
The process RTD is loose or has fallen
out.
Check the process RTD and tighten if
needed.
The air hose connections are loose.
Tighten all air hose connections.
Process Low
Temperature – The process
temperature is less than the
low temperature setpoint for
the specified time. Default
values are 70°F (21.1°C) for
20 sec.
Precooler water is too cold, or the water
flow rate is too high.
Check water temperature and flow
settings. Adjust as necessary.
The process RTD is loose or has fallen
out.
Check the process RTD and tighten if
needed.
Process heater has failed.
Check the heater fuses and resistance
across each leg of the process heater.
P3
One of the solid state relays (SSRs)
failed in the closed position.
Replace the failed solid state relays
(SSRs).
The regeneration RTD is loose or has
fallen out.
Check the regeneration RTD and tighten
if needed.
The air hose connections are loose.
Tighten all air hose connections.
Process Temperature
Deviation – The process temperature exceeds the deviation
band as entered for the specified time. Default values are
43°F (6°C) for 5 sec.
P2
Regen Temperature
Deviation – The regeneration
temperature exceeds the deviation band for the specified
time. Default values are 43°F
(6°C) for 5 sec.
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Pa s s i v e A l a r m s
Solution
P5
The hopper does not contain enough
material.
Make sure your material supply system
is working properly.
You are drying at a high drying temperature (above 250°F [121.1°C]) or running
at low throughputs.
Add an optional aftercooler, if one is not
currently installed.
If an optional aftercooler is installed, it
does not have enough water.
Turn on the water supply, or fix any
leaks or blockages.
The aftercooler coils are dirty.
Clean the aftercooler coils.
The air hose connections are loose.
Tighten all air hose connections.
P6 Regen High Temperature
– If the regeneration temperature exceeds the high temperature limit for the specified
time. Default values are
450°F (232.2°C) for 20 sec.
One of the solid state relays (SSRs)
failed in the closed position.
Replace the failed solid state relays
(SSRs).
The regeneration RTD is loose or has
fallen out.
Check the regeneration RTD and tighten
if needed.
P7
Regen Low Temperature
– The regeneration temperature is less than the low temperature setpoint for the specified time. Defaults are 350°F
(176.7°C) for 20 sec.
The regeneration heater has failed.
Check the heater fuses, and resistance
across each leg of the process heater.
The regeneration RTD is loose or has
fallen out.
Check the regeneration RTD and tighten
if needed.
P8
The return air RTD has failed.
Replace the return air RTD.
The regeneration heater has failed.
Check the heater fuses, and resistance
across each leg of the process heater.
The regeneration RTD is loose or has
fallen out.
Check the regeneration RTD and tighten
if needed.
Return Air High
Temperature – If the return air
temperature is between 150
and 180°F (65.6 and 82.2°C).
Regen Temperature Loop
Break – The regeneration temperature is outside of the operator entered deviation alarm
band (see Regen Temperature
Deviation passive alarm) and
the regeneration temperature
is not moving towards the setpoint at a rate greater than
specified. Default values are
36°F (2°C) over 20 sec.
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Possible cause
Troubleshooting
Problem
Pa s s i v e A l a r m s
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
P9
The hose or wiring connections to the
sensor block are loose or have fallen off.
Check wiring and hose connections to
the sensor, re-secure if needed.
Desiccant level low.
Replace tanks or repack desiccant. See
“Replacing the Desiccant Tanks” Page
6-21 “Refilling the Desiccant Tanks”
Page 6-22.
The desiccant may be contaminated.
Check the desiccant for contamination,
replace if needed.
Leaks in the process air stream.
Check for worn or loose hoses.
P10
Process Filter Clogged
(Option) – The process filter
differential pressure switch is
tripped.
The process air filter is clogged.
Remove and clean or replace the
process air filter.
P17
Sensor is out of position.
Raise the sensor to a higher/lower position on the bracket.
The conveying load time is too short.
Increase the load time setpoint.
Conveying blower is not coming on.
Check the blower fuses in the control
and the overload settings.
Hoses have come off or are loose in the
conveying loop.
Check for loose hoses and make sure all
hose clamps are secure.
Process Dew Point (PM1
Option) – The dew point has
not fallen below the setpoint.
If the dew point goes below
the setpoint, the alarm should
go away.
✐
Note: The alarm is not
active for the first 3
indexes
Conveying Demand
(MDC Option) - The demand
sensor located at the material
receiver has not been satisfied
after 3 attempts.
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Pa s s i v e A l a r m s
P23
The MDC blower has mechanically
failed or is unable to rotate freely.
With the power removed, check the
MDC blower for mechanical failure
and free rotation. Replace if necessary. Wait 3 to 15 minutes with
power on until the dryer indicates the
overload condition has cleared then
try to restart the dryer.
The MDC blower has failed electrically.
With the power removed, check the
MDC blower for electrical shorts or
open circuits. Replace if necessary.
Wait 3 to 15 minutes with power on
until the dryer indicates the overload
condition has cleared then try to
restart the dryer.
The overload is set incorrectly.
With the power removed, check the
overload settings and confirm that
the settings match the full load amps
listed on the conveying blower
motor. Wait 3 to 15 minutes with
power on until the dryer indicates the
overload condition has cleared then
try to restart the dryer.
The MDC conveying blower has
exceeded the full load amps rating
for the blower motor.
Press alarm acknowledge and wait 2
to 3 minutes for the overload to automatically reset. If the alarm condition occurs again, have a qualified
electrician check the current draw to
the motor.
The connection in the electrical
enclosure for the process RTD is
loose.
Check the RTD plug connection and
tighten if needed.
The connection of the RTD plug on
the control board is loose.
Check the plug connection and tighten if needed.
The process RTD has failed.
Replace the process RTD.
The MDC conveying
blower exceeded the full load
amps rating for the blower
motor. This is a passive alarm
so the dryer will continue running, but the material conveying function will stop.
P25
RTD Integrity – If the
process RTD is faulty.
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Possible cause Solution
Troubleshooting
Problem
Pa s s i v e A l a r m s
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
P26
The connection in the electrical enclosure for the regen RTD is loose.
Check the RTD plug connection and
tighten if needed.
The connection of the RTD plug on the
control board is loose.
Check the plug connection and tighten if
needed.
The regen RTD has failed.
Replace the regen RTD.
The connection in the electrical enclosure for the return air RTD is loose.
Check the RTD plug connection and
tighten if needed.
The connection of the RTD plug on the
control board is loose.
Check the plug connection and tighten if
needed.
The connection of the RTD plug on the
control board is loose.
Check the plug connection and tighten if
needed.
The return air RTD has failed.
Replace the return air RTD.
Regen RTD Integrity –
If the process RTD is faulty.
P28
Return Air RTD
Integrity Alarm– If the return
air RTD is faulty.
P30 Out of Hopper RTD
Integrity – The dryer continues
to run with a passive alarm.
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Setback
The setback function available on the DC-1 Dryer is designed to save you money
on energy costs and keep you from over drying your material. Setback is available
as separate options on both the temperature and load rate setting.
Central
This is how setback operates when the control setback is set to "On" on
"Temperature" (Screen 24) (optional on DC-1 controls).
The control monitors the temperature of the air exiting the drying hopper. If that
temperature reaches a customer entered setpoint (Screen 10), the delivery process
air temperature will automatically set back to a customer-entered set point
(Screen 11). Then, if the air exiting the drying hopper drops below the customerentered temperature on Screen 10 by an amount greater than what is shown on
Screen 22, the process temperature will automatically reset back to the original
process temperature (Screen 5).
When supplied for central
drying applications, the D
series dryer is not equipped
with a process heater.
Therefore the Setback function is not applicable.
This is how setback operates when the control setback is set to "On" on the
"Load Rate" option screen (Screen 25) (optional on DC-1 controls).
When operating the setback option on the load rate setting, the control counts how
many times the loader attempts to load. The load rate setting tells the dryer to go
into setback when the load rate reaches its set number of loads per hour
(Screen 12). If the load rate drops below the customer-entered setpoint
(Screen 12), the delivery process air temperature will automatically set back to the
original process temperature (Screen 5).
To set-up setback on the temperature option
1 Reference the flow chart on Page 4-4 and follow the menu tree path to
access Screen 24.
2 Turn the setback function for the temperature option to "On" or "Off".
"Off" turns the setback mode off, and the dryer will not change the process setpoint. "On" tells the control the dryer should go into setback when the hopper
outlet temperature reaches its setpoint (Menu 6, Screen 10).
3 If you have decided to turn the temperature setback to "On", go to Screen
10. This is where you will set the temperature setpoint for the air at the outlet
of the drying hopper. When this setpoint is reached, the dryer will automatically change the process setpoint to the setpoint shown on Screen 11. When the
temperature at the outlet of the hopper drops below the setpoint by the value
shown on Screen 22, the dryer will return to the normal drying setpoint
(Screen 5).
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Setback
(continued)
4 Use Screen 11 to set the temperature setpoint to which the process air will
revert to once the air at the outlet of the drying hopper has reached its setpoint.
5 Use the setback temperature band screen (Screen 22) to set the amount the
return air temperature has to drop below to activate setback temperature
before the original process temperature is restored. For example, if the activate
setback temperature was 180ºF (82.2ºC) and the dryer was in setback, the actual
temperature measured at the outlet to the hopper would have to drop below
160ºF (71ºC) to restore the original process set point.
To set-up setback on the load rate option
1 Reference the flow chart on Page 4-4 and follow the menu tree path to
access Screen 25.
2 Turn the setback function for the load rate option to "On" or "Off". "Off"
turns the setback load rate option off and the dryer will not change the process
set point. The "On" setting tells the dryer to go into setback when the load rate
gets to its set number of loads per hour (Menu 9, Screen 12).
3 If you have decided to turn the temperature setback to "On", go to Screen
12. This screen shows the number or load dumps per hour, set point and actual.
When the actual drops below the setpoint, the dryer will go into setback mode.
When the actual goes above the setpoint, the dryer will return to the normal
process temperature (Screen 5).
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Replacing Fuses
1 Disconnect and lockout the main power supply.
2 Open the electrical enclosure door.
3 Check the fuse. If necessary, pull the fuse out and replace it with a fuse of the
same type and rating.
IMPORTANT: Always refer
to the wiring diagrams that
came with your dryer to
locate specific electrical
components. Illustrations in
the User Guide are intended
to be representative only.
Fuse Blocks
To locate the appropriate fuse
and replacement part, refer to
the wiring diagrams that
came with your dryer.
6
Troubleshooting
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Checking Heater Solid State Relays
1 Disconnect and lockout the main power supply.
2 Open the electrical enclosure.
3 Locate the process or regeneration contactors. Refer to the wiring diagrams
that came with your dryer.
4 Check continuity using an ohmmeter.
Regeneration heater
solid state relays
If ohms equal zero or infinity,
replace the contactor.
IMPORTANT: Always refer
to the wiring diagrams that
came with your dryer to
locate specific electrical
components. Illustrations in
the User Guide are intended
to be representative only.
Process heater
solid state relays
If ohms equal zero or infinity,
replace the contactor.
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C h e c k i n g o r R e p l a c i n g Te m p e r a t u r e
Sensors
The D carousel dryer uses RTD sensors to monitor the temperatures of the drying
air, the return air, the regeneration exhaust, and the regeneration and process heater
boxes.
IMPORTANT: Always refer
to the wiring diagrams
that came with your dryer
to locate specific electrical components.
Illustrations in the User
Guide are intended to be
representative only.
Location of
the Process
RTD at the
Hopper
To check or replace an RTD sensors:
1 Disconnect and lockout the main power supply.
2 Remove dryer panels, as necessary.
3 Locate the RTD sensors.
incorrect, if the sensors are touching the wall of an air hose or pipe or if the sensor or wiring is damaged. The tip of the sensor should be centered within the air
hose or pipe. Sensor wires should be attached to the appropriate connection
points on the dryer’s electrical enclosure or microprocessor board.
5 To check with ohm meter - measure the resistance across the RTDs. The
resistance should be approx. 110 ohm.
6 Replace the sensor, if necessary.
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6
Troubleshooting
4 Check the sensor positions and conditions. Temperature readings will be
Adjusting the Limit Switch
1 Stop the dryer. Disconnect and lockout the main power.
2 Remove the right side panel from the dryer.
IMPORTANT: Note the position of the tanks.
3 Loosen the screws securing the limit switch to the carousel. Note that the
hole for the front screw is slotted to allow for adjustment.
4 Slide the switch to the left or right to position the limit switch so that its small
roller drops into the valley on the bed plate. The roller on the switch should not
hit the stationary bottom plate.
5 Test for correct indexing of the carousel. Restore main power to the dryer.
Hold the limit switch out of the valley on the carousel bed plate while you push
START. It may not be necessary to push START. If not in run mode, the
carousel will turn when the switch is out of the valley. Once the bed plate starts
turning, release the switch.
If everything is adjusted correctly:
• The carousel bed turns.
• When the limit switch reaches the next valley in the bed plate, the carousel
should stop turning.
6 Reset the desiccant carousel.
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Continue indexing until the desiccant tanks return to the positions they were in
when the dryer shut down.
Replacing the Heaters
Regeneration Heater
1 Disconnect and lockout the main power.
2 Gain access to the regeneration heater by removing the right
dryer side panel.
3 Open the electrical enclosure door.
4 Remove the hose and hose clamp at the bottom of the heater tube.
5 Remove the insulation from the heater tube by cutting the insulation in a
straight line from top to bottom.
6 Remove the small 1/8" (3.18 mm) plastic hose from the hose barb, and
remove the hose barb. Save the barb, it will need to be installed in the new
heater tube.
7 Remove and save the regeneration RTD and fitting. They will be installed
in the new heater.
8 Reference the wiring diagram and / or trace the wires from the regeneration heater tube into the control box. Remove the wires from the relays and
terminal strips. Once disconnected, pull the wires from the control box into
the dryer housing toward the heater tube.
9 Remove the heater tube by twisting the tube counterclockwise. The tube
is threaded into the lower bed plate. You may need to use a pipe wrench or
chain wrench to remove it.
age. The ID mark is on the outside of the tube near the end with the lead
wires. Make sure the kW and voltage is the same as the replacement heater.
11 Thread the new heater into the lower bed plate. The RTD should be point- ✐
ing directly toward the back of the dryer. Do not over tighten. Hand tighten,
and use a wrench for no more than one turn to get RTD into the correct position.
Note: When installed the regeneration heater tube must be oriented
so the RTD is directly toward the
back of the dryer.
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Troubleshooting
10 Check the ID mark on the side of the heater tube for kW rating and volt-
Replacing the Heaters
Regeneration Heater
(continued)
12 Put petroleum jelly on the tips of the new heater wire leads to make it easier to go through the holes in the back of the control box. Reference the
wiring diagram to re-attach the heater wires and the two snap switch wires.
IMPORTANT: The distance the RTD
extends into the heater is critical for
proper functioning. The distance from
the metal heater tube to the outside
surface of the curve on the RTD must
be 2.5" (63.5 mm) (see photo). To take
the measurement, peel back (but do not
remove) any existing insulation to access
the metal heater tube.
13 Install the RTD fitting and RTD in the 1/8" (3.18 mm) NPT hole toward the
top of the heater tube.
2.5"
(63.5mm)
14 Put the insulation back on. Make sure to duct tape the seam that was cut
during removal.
15 Put the hose barb back in the lower 1/8" (3.18 mm) NPT hole and connect
the plastic hose.
16 Reattach the lower 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) hose and hose clamp.
17 Make sure the heater fuses are not blown before trying the new heater.
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Replacing the Heater
Process Heater
1 Disconnect and lockout the main power.
2 Gain access to the process heater by
removing the left dryer side panel.
3 Open the electrical enclosure door.
Central
When configured as a
central dryer, there is no
process heater in the system. Therefore, replacing the process heater is
not applicable.
For D15, D25, and D50 Dryers
4 Remove the hose and hose clamp at the bottom of the heater tube.
5 Remove the insulation from the heater tube by cutting the insulation in a
straight line from top to bottom.
6 Reference the wiring diagram and / or trace the wires from the process
heater tube into the control box. Remove the wires from the relays and terminal strips. Once disconnected, pull the wires from the control box into
the dryer housing toward the heater tube.
7 Remove the heater tube by twisting the tube counterclockwise. The
tube is threaded into the lower bed plate. You may need to use a pipe
wrench or chain wrench to remove the heater.
✒ TIP:
8 Remove the plugs or hose fittings toward the top end of the heater. These
will need to be installed on the new heater.
9 Check the ID mark on the side of the heater tube for kW rating and voltage. The ID mark is on the outside of the tube near the end with the lead
wires. Make sure the kW and voltage is the same as the replacement heater.
11 Thread the new heater into the lower bed plate. The lead wires should
be pointing toward the inside of the dryer. Do not over tighten. Hand tighten then use a wrench for no more than one turn to put the lead wires into
the correct position.
necessary to access the process
heater through the right side panel
or to remove the process blower to
create adequate access to use a
wrench to remove the process
heater. See Removing the Process
Blower.
Note: When installed,
the process heater
tube must be oriented
so the power wires are
toward the inside of
the dryer.
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✐
6
near the top end of the heater tube.
for the dryer installation, it may be
Troubleshooting
10 Reinstall the plugs or hose fittings into the 1/8" (3.18 mm) NPT holes
Depending on the model and
the mounting configuration selected
Replacing the Heater
P r o c e s s H e a t e r (continued)
12 Put petroleum jelly on the tips of the new heater wire leads to make it
Central
When configured as a
central dryer, there is
no process heater in the
system. Therefore,
replacing the process
heater is not applicable.
easier to go through the holes in the back of the control box. Reference the
wiring diagram to reattach the heater wires and the two snap switch wires.
13 Put the insulation back on. Make sure to duct tape the seam that was cut
during removal.
14 Reattach the lower 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) hose and hose clamp.
15 Make sure the heater fuses are not blown before trying the new heater.
For D75 and D100 Dryers
4 Remove the hose clamp holding the heater tube to the dryer frame.
5 Remove the insulation from the heater tube by cutting the insulation in a
straight line from top to bottom.
6 Remove the hose and clamps at the top and bottom of the heater tube.
7 Remove the plugs or hose fittings toward the top end of the heater. These
will need to be installed on the new heater.
8 Reference the wiring diagram and / or trace the wires from the process
heater tube into the control box. Remove the wires from the relays and
terminal strips. Once disconnected pull the wires from the control box into
the dry housing toward the heater tube.
9 Check the ID on the side of the heater tube for kW rating and voltage.
The ID mark on the outside of the tube near the end with the lead wires.
Make sure the kW and voltage is the same as the replacement heater.
10 Reinstall the plugs or hose fittings toward the top of the heater tube.
11 Reattach the lower 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) hose and clamps to the top and
bottom.
12 Put the insulation back on. Make sure to duct tape the seam that was cut
during removal.
13 Install the hose clamp holding the heater tube to the dryer frame.
14 Put petroleum jelly on the tips of the new heater wire leads to make it
easier to go through the holes in the back of the control box. Reference the
wiring diagram to reattach the heater wires and the two snap switch wires.
15 Make sure the heater fuses are not blown before trying the new heater.
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R e p l a c i n g t h e D e s i c c a n t Ta n k s
The D Carousel Dryer has refillable desiccant tanks. When desiccant becomes
clogged or contaminated, you should replace the desiccant in all three tanks to
ensure optimum performance, or purchase new, prefilled tanks from Conair.
1 Stop the dryer then disconnect and lockout the main power.
2 Remove the right side panel from the
dryer.
3 Disconnect the hose from the desiccant
tank. Loosen the hose clamp with a screw
driver.
4 Lift the tank off the carousel assembly.
IMPORTANT: It’s important that the
new tanks are connected to the
correct hoses. Mark the hoses as
they are disconnected, or replace
one tank at a time, to ensure that
you install the new tanks in the correct positions.
5 Refill the tank with fresh desiccant.
See “Refilling the Desiccant Tank
(Section 6).
6 Check the O-rings in the carousel coupling. Replace any O-rings that are
cracked, worn, or damaged. Apply petroleum jelly on the inside of the coupling around the O-ring.
7 Place the refilled tank on the carousel assembly. Make sure the inlet/outlet
tube of the tank seats fully into the O-rings on the carousel pipe.
8 Connect the hose to the top of the tank. Secure with the hose clamp.
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Troubleshooting
9 Reinstall the side panel.
R e f i l l i n g t h e D e s i c c a n t Ta n k s
When desiccant becomes clogged or contaminated, you should replace the desiccant in all three tanks to ensure optimum performance.
1 Remove the desiccant tank from the carousel.
See “Replacing Desiccant Tanks.”
2 Remove the the tank end plate.
Remove the six 10-32 self-tapping screws from the end plate.
3 Remove the screen cap.
Remove the two 1/4-20 nuts from the center post and pull the screen cap out.
4 Remove the old desiccant.
5 Replace the gasket on the flange, if necessary.
6 Fill the tank with fresh desiccant.
Fill the tank with the weight of desiccant indicated in the following table.
Model
15 & 25
50
75
100
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Desiccant Weight
1 lb. (0.37 kg)
2 lb. (0.75 kg)
3 lb. (1.12 kg)
4 lb. (1.49 kg)
(continued)
R e f i l l i n g t h e D e s i c c a n t Ta n k
(continued)
7 Vibrate the tank for 15 minutes. (Important, no further settling can
occur.)
IMPORTANT: After filling with
fresh desiccant, vibrate the tank
for at least 15 minutes.
8 Reinstall the screen cap. Place the cap on the band. Install one of the 1/4-20
nuts on the center post and tighten. Do not over-tighten. Install the second 1/420 nut and tighten.
9 Reinstall the tank end plate. Place the end plate on the tank and tighten the
six 10-32 screws.
10 Shake the tank beside your ear. If properly filled, you will not be able to
hear any desiccant rattling in the tank.
11 Reinstall the desiccant tank on the carousel. See “Replacing Desiccant
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6
Troubleshooting
Tanks.”
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We ’ r e H e r e t o H e l p
Conair has made the largest investment in customer support in the plastics industry. Our service experts are available to help with any problem you might have
installing and operating your equipment. Your Conair sales representative also
can help analyze the nature of your problem, assuring that it did not result from
misapplication or improper use.
Additional manuals and prints for
your Conair equipment may be
ordered through the Customer
Service or Parts Department for a
nominal fee.
How to Contact Customer Service
To contact Customer Service personnel, call:
From outside the United States, call: 814-437-6861
You can commission Conair service personnel to provide on-site service by contacting the Customer Service Department. Standard rates include an on-site hourly
rate, with a one-day minimum plus expenses.
B e f o r e Yo u C a l l . . .
If you do have a problem, please complete the following checklist before
calling Conair:
❒ Make sure you have all model, control type from the serial tag, and parts list
numbers for your particular equipment. Service personnel will need this information to assist you.
❒ Make sure power is supplied to the equipment.
❒ Make sure that all connectors and wires within and between control systems
and related components have been installed correctly.
❒ Check the troubleshooting guide of this manual for a solution.
❒ Thoroughly examine the instruction manual(s) for associated equipment, especially controls. Each manual may have its own troubleshooting guide to help you.
❒ Check that the equipment has been operated as described in this manual.
❒ Check accompanying schematic drawings for information on special considerations.
Appendix l A-1
Equipment Guarantee
Conair guarantees the machinery and equipment on this order, for a period as
defined in the quotation from date of shipment, against defects in material and
workmanship under the normal use and service for which it was recommended
(except for parts that are typically replaced after normal usage, such as filters,
liner plates, etc.). Conair’s guarantee is limited to replacing, at our option, the part
or parts determined by us to be defective after examination. The customer assumes
the cost of transportation of the part or parts to and from the factory.
Pe r f o r m a n c e Wa r r a n t y
Conair warrants that this equipment will perform at or above the ratings stated in
specific quotations covering the equipment or as detailed in engineering specifications, provided the equipment is applied, installed, operated and maintained in the
recommended manner as outlined in our quotation or specifications.
Should performance not meet warranted levels, Conair at its discretion will
exercise one of the following options:
• Inspect the equipment and perform alterations or adjustments to satisfy
performance claims. (Charges for such inspections and corrections will be
waived unless failure to meet warranty is due to misapplication, improper
installation, poor maintenance practices or improper operation.)
• Replace the original equipment with other Conair equipment that will meet
original performance claims at no extra cost to the customer.
• Refund the invoiced cost to the customer. Credit is subject to prior notice by the
customer at which time a Return Goods Authorization Number (RGA) will be
issued by Conair’s Service Department. Returned equipment must be well crated
and in proper operating condition, including all parts. Returns must be prepaid.
Purchaser must notify Conair in writing of any claim and provide a customer receipt
and other evidence that a claim is being made.
Wa r r a n t y L i m i t a t i o n s
Except for the Equipment Guarantee and Performance Warranty stated
above, Conair disclaims all other warranties with respect to the equipment,
express or implied, arising by operation of law, course of dealing, usage of
trade or otherwise, including but not limited to the implied warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
A-2 l Appendix
Mounting the Dryer on a Floor
Stand
Caution: to prevent accident and injury, lift the dryer onto the floor stand using a hoist
and lifting lugs provided.
1 Lift the dryer onto the floor stand. Lift using a hoist and the lifting lugs provided.
2 Align the four bolt holes on the bottom of the dryer with the four bolts holes
on the top of the floor stand.
Tools for
installation:
❒
❒
3/8” and 9/16”
wrench
Hoist
3 Bolt the dryer to the stand using the four 5/16”-18 bolts provided.
Appendix l B-1
Mounting the Dryer and Hopper on
a Mobile Floor Stand
CAUTION: To prevent accident and injury, lift the empty hopper and the dryer onto
the mobile floor stand using a hoist and the lifting lugs provided.
Tools for installation:
❒ 5/32” Allen wrench
❒ 3/8” and 9/16” wrench
❒ Phillips screwdriver
❒ Flathead screwdriver
❒ Hoist and strap
1 Lift the hopper onto the mobile floor stand using a hoist and the lifting lugs
provided. Make sure you align the bolt holes in the mobile floor stand with the
bolt holes on the discharge assembly.
(continued)
B-2 l Appendix
Mounting the Dryer and Hopper on a
M o b i l e F l o o r S t a n d (continued)
2 Bolt the hopper to the mobile floor stand.
Using four 3/8”-16 (M 10) self-locking bolts,
fasten the hopper to the mobile floor stand.
3 Lift the dryer onto the mobile floor
stand using a hoist and lifting lugs
provided.
4 Align the four bolt holes on the bottom of
the dryer with the four bolts holes in the
mobile floor stand stand.
5 Bolt the dryer to the mobile floor stand
using the four 5/16”-18 self-locking bolts
provided.
Appendix l B-3
Installing an Aftercooler
(Optional)
You can add an aftercooler to the D Carousel Dryer by ordering the optional aftercooler assembly. Installation is easy.
The optional aftercooler requires a source of city, tower, or chiller water and a discharge or return line. You can use water at temperatures up to 85°F (30°C). But the
water flow should be at least 1 gal/min (3.8 liters/min) for models D15, D25, D50;
or 2 gal/min (7.6 liters/min) for models D75 and D100.
1 Stop the dryer and lockout the main power.
2 Remove the cover plate from the right side of the aftercooler housing on the
dryer by removing the five screws.
3 Inspect the condition of the gasket. If the gasket is damaged, replace the
gasket.
✒ TIP: Make the water supply and dis
charge / return connections with
flexible hoses at least 24 in. (61 cm)
long. This allows you to easily
4 Insert the aftercooler assembly into the aftercooler housing. Make sure the
staggered holes in the aftercooler mounting plate align with the holes in the
aftercooler housing.
remove the aftercooler assembly for
cleaning.
✒ TIP: If an optional flow control is also
being installed with the aftercooler,
the manual shut off valve should be
installed on the inlet line for the flow
control.
C-1 l Appendix
(continued)
Installing an Aftercooler
(Optional)
(continued)
5 Secure the aftercooler assembly in the aftercooler housing using the five
screws.
✐
NOTE: If an optional flow control was ordered with the aftercooler, see Appendix E "Optional Flow
Control" for information on connecting the water supply.
6 Connect the water supply line to the aftercooler inlet. If a manual shut off
valve is used, it should be mounted on the inlet line.
7 Connect the water discharge or return line to the aftercooler outlet.
8 Install the plastic aftercooler cap over the water connections.
Appendix l C-2
Cleaning the Aftercooler
If you have the optional aftercooler, you need to clean the aftercooler coils
to keep them working efficiently. Cleaning frequency depends on the type
and amount of material you process.
1 Stop the dryer and lockout the main power.
2 Turn off the water flow to the water supply line. Disconnect supply
and return lines.
3 Remove the plastic aftercooler cover.
✐
NOTE: If an optional flow control was added with the aftercooler, remove the compression fitting from the aftercooler inlet. Loosen the fitting on the flow control, then swing
the copper water supply tube out and away from the aftercooler inlet.
4 Remove the five screws securing the aftercooler in the aftercooler
housing.
✒ TIP: If the aftercooler (without a flow control) was installed using the recommended 24 in.
(61 cm) of flexible hoses, there is no need to disconnect the hoses from the aftercooler
inlet and outlet.
(continued)
C-3 l Appendix
Cleaning the Aftercooler
(continued)
5 Remove the aftercooler assembly from the aftercooler housing.
6 Clean the aftercooler assembly using a mild soap and water. Let the aftercooler dry thoroughly before installation.
CAUTION: During the cleaning process, DO NOT cut or remove the stainless
steel wire that holds the aftercooler assembly together.
7 Inspect the condition of the gasket. If it is damaged, replace the gasket.
8 Reassemble by repeating the steps in reverse order.
(continued)
Appendix l C-4
Cleaning the Aftercooler
(continued)
9 Connect the water supply line to the aftercooler / precooler inlet. If a manual
shut off valve is used, it should be mounted on the inlet line as well.
10 Connect the outlet of the aftercooler / precooler to the inlet of the flow control
valve using the pre-shaped copper tubing and compression fittings provided.
11 Install the plastic aftercooler/precooler cover.
12 Turn on the flow control option through your control.
C-5 l Appendix
Installing the Flow Control
(Optional)
You can add optional flow controls to the D Carousel Dryer for use with the
optional aftercooler or precooler. Installation is easy.
The optional flow control requires a source of city, tower, or chiller water. You can
use water at temperatures up to 85°F ( 30°C). But the water flow should be at least
1 gal/min (3.8 liters/min) for models D15, D25, D50; or 2 gal/min (7.6 liters/min)
for models D75 and D100.
1 Stop the dryer and lockout the main power.
2 Mount the flow control to the back of the dryer using the existing holes and
the four 8-16 sheet metal screws provided. The exact location for the flow
control depends on its usage and the model of the dryer (see the table below).
Usage / Dryer Model
Mounting Location
(Looking at the Back of the Dryer)
Aftercooler / All models
Left, top corner
Precooler / D 15, 25, and 50 Models
Right, top corner
Precooler / D 75 and 100 Models
Right, bottom corner
Appendix l D-1
Installing a Precooler
(Optional)
You can add a precooler to the D Carousel Dryer by ordering the optional precooler assembly. Installation is easy.
The optional precooler requires a source of city, tower, or chiller water and a discharge or return line. You can use water at temperatures up to 85°F ( 30°C). But
the water flow should be at least 1 gal/min (3.8 liters/min) for models D15, D25,
D50; or 2 gal/min (7.6 liters/min) for models D75 and D100.
1 Stop the dryer and lockout the main power.
2 Remove the left dryer side panel.
3 Mount the precooler to the back of the dryer using existing holes and the
5/16-8 bolts provided. Note that for D 15, 25, and 50 models, the precooler is
mounted to the dryer with the water fittings and precooler air outlet at the top.
On D 75 and 100 models, the precooler is mounted with the water fittings and
precooler air outlet at the bottom.
4 Connect the process air outlet hose to the precooler air inlet tube and tighten the clamp provided.
5 Connect the hopper air inlet air hose to the precooler air outlet tube and
tighten the clamp provided.
✒ TIP: Make the water supply and discharge / return connections with
flexible hoses at least 24 in. (61 cm)
long. This allows you to easily
remove the precooler assembly for
cleaning.
✐
Note: If an optional flow control was ordered with the precooler, see Appendix E
✐
"Optional Flow Control" for information on connecting the water supply.
Note: If the optional Conair flow control valve was not ordered with the dryer, it is
strongly recommended that a customer-supplied manual flow control valve be installed
on the water inlet line.
✒ TIP: If an optional flow control is also 6 Connect the water supply line to the precooler inlet. If a manual shut off
being installed with the precooler,
valve is used, it should be mounted on the inlet line.
the manual shut off valve should be
installed on the inlet line for the flow
control.
(continued)
E-1 l Appendix
Installing a Precooler
(Optional)
(continued)
7 Connect the water discharge or return line with the pressure relief valve to
the precooler outlet. Use the bracket supplied to secure the pressure relief
valve and discharge line to the back of the dryer.
Precooler installed on a D 15, 25,
and 50 dryer without a flow control
Precooler installed on a D 75 and
100 dryer without a flow control
8 Install the plastic precooler cap over the water connections.
IMPORTANT: For drying setpoint
temperatures above 150°F
(65.6°C), the precooler must be
bypassed by connecting the dryer
supply hose from the dryer
directly to the hopper inlet.
Pressure Relief Valve
(Release Pressure 100 psi
[689.5 k Pa])
Precooler with a flow control valve
installed on a D 15, 25, and 50 dryer
Precooler with a flow control valve
installed on a D 75 and 100 dryer
Appendix l E-2
Cleaning the Precooler
If you have the optional precooler, you need to clean the precooler coils to keep
them working efficiently. Cleaning frequency depends on the type and amount of
material you process.
1 Stop the dryer and lockout the main
power.
2 Turn off the water flow to the water
supply line. Disconnect supply and return
lines.
3 Remove the plastic precooler cover.
✐
✒ TIP: If the precooler (without
a flow control) was installed
using the recommended
24 in. (61 cm) of flexible
hoses, there is no need to
disconnect the hoses from
the precooler inlet and outlet.
NOTE: If an optional flow control was added
with the precooler, remove the compression
fitting from the precooler inlet. Loosen the compression fitting on the flow control, then
swing the copper water supply tube out and away from the precooler inlet.
4 Remove the five screws securing the precooler assembly in the precooler
housing.
(continued)
E-3 l Appendix
C l e a n i n g t h e P r e c o o l e r (continued)
5 Remove the precooler assembly from the precooler housing.
6 Clean the precooler assembly using a mild soap and water. Let the precooler
dry thoroughly before installation.
CAUTION: During the cleaning process, DO NOT cut or remove the stainless steel
wire that holds the precooler assembly together.
7 Inspect the condition of the gasket. If the gasket is damaged, replace the
gasket.
8 Reassemble by repeating the steps in reverse order.
Appendix l E-4
I n s t a l l i n g t h e D e w Po i n t S e n s o r
(Optional)
✐
Note: See instructions sent
along with your upgrade kit
to enable this option.
The dew point sensor can be mounted to the inside bottom right corner of the
dryer back panel.
1 Peal the tape from the dew point sensor block and place it in the bottom
right side of the back panel as shown.
2 Route the hose near the top
of the block to the fitting
near the top of the process
heater tube (D 15, D 25,
and D 50) or the fitting
near the bottom of the
process heater tube
(D 75 and D 100).
3 Route the hose near the bottom of the sensor block to the 1/8" (3.18 mm)
NPY hose fitting on the inlet of the process blower. The inlet is the tube
toward the center of the dryer.
4 The dew point sensor comes with a plug wire attached. Reference the
wiring diagram to attach this wire to the proper points on the board.
Represents 15, 25, and 50 models
F-1 l Appendix
Represents 75 and 100 models
What is the MDC?
The MDC is a self-contained, mobile unit designed to dry plastic resin and convey
it with dehumidified air directly to a processing machine. This mobile unit contains
the:
Central
• Dehumidifying dryer
• Drying hopper and material distribution box
• Conveying blower and dust collector
• Mobile drying cart
• Direct feed vacuum receiver and demand sensor
• Quick disconnect conveying hoses
When configured as
a central dryer, the
MDC option is not
available.
The dryer produces hot, low dew point air that removes moisture from hygroscopic
plastics. When the conveying function is turned on, the conveying blower conveys
the dried resin to the vacuum receiver mounted on the processing machine. The
demand sensor on the vacuum receiver viewing chamber allows you to convey just
enough material to satisfy the shot size required for your process.
Appendix l G-1
Ty p i c a l A p p l i c a t i o n s
The MDC was designed for drying and conveying beside the press. But it can also
be used to pre-dry material in one location, and then transport the dried material to
another location for conveying into the processing machine.
Central
When configured as
a central dryer, the
MDC option is not
available.
✐
NOTE: Throughput rates will
vary by MDC model and type of
material. See the Specification
pages for recommended
throughputs.
The MDC can be used successfully in applications that require:
• A contamination-free drying environment.
• Drying temperatures of 100° to 375°F (66° to 191°C).
• Throughput rates of 15 to 100 lbs (6.8 to 37.3 kg) per hour (some materials can
be run at a higher rate).
• Dew points of -40°F (-40°C).
• Conveying material at distances up to, but not more than, 8 feet (2.4 m)
vertically and 6 feet (1.8 m) horizontally.
An aftercooler is required if:
• You are drying at temperatures over 250°F (121°C).
• Throughput rates are less than 50% of the dryer’s rated capacity.
• You are pre-drying material at temperatures over 150°F (66°C).
G-2 l Appendix
H o w C o n v e y i n g Wo r k s
When the conveying function is turned on, the MDC uses dry air to move material
from the drying hopper to the process machine as it is needed.
4 Material enters the vacuum receiver and falls into the
receiver and viewing chamber. The blower pulls air through
the vacuum receiver filter into the return air conveying line.
1 Dry material drops into the
Central
When configured as a central dryer, the
MDC option is
not available.
distribution box when the slide
gate on the drying hopper is
opened.
5 The conveying blower runs until the
load time set at the MDC control is
reached. When the material level drops
below the demand sensor, the sensor
signals for more material. The
conveying blower turns on again.
3 Positive and negative air
flow generated by the
blower moves the material
from the distribution box
beneath the drying hopper
to the vacuum receiver.
2 When the conveying
function is turned on,
the conveying blower
starts.
6 The dust collector traps
dust and fines before the
returning air reaches the
blower.
Appendix l G-3
Specifications: MDC
M O B I L E D RY I N G A N D C O N V E Y I N G
MDC Small Carousel Models
Central
When configured as
a central dryer, the
MDC option is not
available.
B
A
C
D
TLR Tube Loader
TLM Tube Loader
(dry air conveying)
(non-dry air conveying)
Outlet - 2 in. dia. {5.1 cm}
Inlet - 1.5 in. dia.
{3.8 cm}
E
F
Inlet - 1.5 in. dia.
{3.8 cm}
E - Receiver diameter
4.5 in. {11.4 cm}
F - Height with
viewing chamber
1 lb.
20.5 in. {52.1 cm}
H
G
G - Receiver diameter
4.5 in. {11.4 cm}
H - Height with
viewing chamber
1 lb.
24.4 in. {62.0 cm}
2 lb.
25.75 in. {65.4 cm}
2 lb.
25.6 in. {65.0 cm}
LOADER BASE PLATES
1.625 in. dia.
(4.1 cm)
through hole
1.625 in. dia.
(4.1 cm)
through hole
6 in.
(15.2 cm)
4 in.
(10.2 mm)
4 in.
(10.2 cm)
G-4 l Appendix
6 in.
(15.2 cm)
(continued)
When configured as a central
dryer, the MDC
option is not
available.
S p e c i f i c a t i o n s : M D C (continued)
Central
Dryer model
MDC15 and MDC25
MDC50
MDC75
MDC100
Hopper selection*
CH10-1
CH10-1.5 CH14-2
CH14-3
CH14-4
CH18-4
CH18-6
CH24-8
CH24-12
CH24-15
Performance characteristics
Air flow {SCFM}†
12
20
35
50
80
Air flow {ACFM @250° }
16
27
47
67
107
Drying temperature‡
All models 100° -375° F {38°-191° C} with options‡
Dew point
All models -40° F {-40° C}
Maximum conveying distance ft {m}
8 {2.44} vertical; 6 {1.83} horizontal
with long-distance option
15 {4.57} vertical; 50 {15.24} horizontal
Dimensions inches {cm}
A - Height to top of hopper
56 {142.2} 67 {170.2} 58 {147.3} 69 {175.3} 80 {203.2} 66 {167.6} 78 {198.1} 76 {193.0} 89 {226.1} 105 {266.7}
B - Total height
100 {254.0} 100 {254.0} 100 {254.0} 100 {254.0} 100 {254.0} 100 {254.0} 100 {254.0} 100 {254.0} 100 {254.0} 105 {266.7}
C - Width
48 {121.9} 48 {121.9} 48 {121.9} 48 {121.9} 48 {121.9} 54 {137.2} 54 {137.2} 54 {137.2} 54 {137.2} 54 {137.2}
D - Depth
30 {76.2}
30 {76.2} 30 {76.2}
30{76.2}
30 {76.2}
36 {91.4} 36 {91.4}
36 {91.4} 36 {91.4}
36 {91.4}
Weight lb {kg}
Shipping
590 {268} 600 {272} 650 {29.5} 660 {299} 670 {304} 785 {356} 805 {365} 1025 {465} 1055 {478} 1075 {488}
Voltages§ Total amps
STD LONG DIST.STDLONG DIST. STANDARD
LONG DIST.
STANDARD
LONG DIST.
STANDARD
LONG DIST.
208V/3 phase/60 Hz
8.6 11
9.5 11.9
12.1
14.5
20.2
22.6
NA
NA
240V/3 phase/60 Hz
7.7 10.1 8.5 10.9
10.8
13.2
17.8
20.2
27.3
29.7
400V/3 phase/50 Hz
4.3 5.4 4.7 5.8
6.2
7.3
10.3
11.4
14.8
15.9
480V/3 phase/60 Hz
3.8 4.6 4.2 5.0
5.4
6.2
8.9
9.7
12.7
13.5
575V/3 phase/60 Hz
3.1 4.5 3.4 4.8
4.4
5.8
7.3
8.7
10.4
11.8
Total kilowatts kW
2.8 3.4 3.1 3.7
4.0
4.6
6.7
7.3
9.6
10.2
Water requirements {for optional aftercooler}
Recommended temperature **
70°-90° F {21°-32° C}
Water flow gpm {liters/min.}
3 {11.36} / 1/2 inch NPT female fittings
SPECIFICATION NOTES:
* Consult Conair about other available hopper selections.
† SCFM stands for standard cubic feet per minute, referenced to a pre-specified pressure, temperature and relative humidity. In most cases, SCFM is referenced to
14.7 PSIA 68° F and 0% relative humidity. ACFM stands for actual cubic feet per minute, and must be supplied with a temperature reference, due to the change in
air density with temperature. Because dryers operate at a relatively low pressure the effects on air density are negligible.
‡ When drying below 150° F a precooler is required. When drying above 250° F an aftercooler and insulated drying hose is required.
§ Dryers running at 50 HZ will have 17% less airflow, and a 17% reduction in material throughput.
** Temperatures above or below the recommended levels may affect dryer performance. Tower, chiller or municipal water sources can be used.
Throughputs will vary by type of material. Consult Conair for throughput information.
Specifications may change without notice. Check with a Conair representative for the most current information.
Appendix l G-5
Unpacking the Boxes
The MDC comes fully assembled on a mobile drying cart. You should have
received the following components:
Vertical conveying tubes
Central
When configured as
a central dryer, the
MDC option is not
available.
Drying
hopper
RTD probe
Direct feed
vacuum receiver
Viewing chamber
and demand sensor
Dryer
Vacuum receiver
mounting bracket
Demand sensor
cable
Pump
Material inserts
Virgin
Dust
Collector
1” opening
Regrind
1.25” opening
Two lengths of flexible
conveying hose
1 Carefully remove the dryer and components from the shipping container.
The vacuum receiver and material inserts will be on the built-in holders on the
drying cart. The RTD probe and extension cable may have been shipped inside
the dryer’s electrical enclosure.
2 Remove all packing material, protective paper, tape and plastic. Be sure to
remove the plastic tie and wrap that protects the desiccant tank and bed plate
assembly during shipment.
(continued)
G-6 l Appendix
Unpacking the Boxes
(continued)
3 Carefully inspect all components to make sure no damage occurred during
shipping, and that you have all the necessary hardware.
4 Take a moment to record serial numbers and electrical power specifications
in the blanks provided on the back of the the User Guide’s title page. The
information will be helpful if you ever need service or parts.
5 You are now ready to begin installation. Follow the preparation steps on the
Central
When configured as
a central dryer, the
MDC option is not
available.
next page.
Appendix l G-7
Preparing for Installation
The MDC has been designed for use beside the processing machine. The mobile
unit also can be used for pre-drying in a remote location.
Central
When configured as
a central dryer, the
MDC option is not
available.
1 Make sure the location for the MDC provides:
❒ A grounded power source supplying the correct current for your dryer
model. Check the dryer’s serial tag for the correct amps, voltage, phase and
cycles. Field wiring should be completed by qualified personnel to the planned
location for the dryer. All electrical wiring should comply with your region’s
electrical codes.
❒ A source of water, if you have an aftercooler. The dryer’s optional aftercooler
can use tower or city water at temperatures of 40° to 85°F (4° to 29°C). Pipe
should be run to the planned dryer location. Use flexible hose to connect the
water pipes to the aftercooler.
❒ Minimum clearance for safe operation and maintenance. The MDC should
not be placed near flammable or combustible materials during operation. We
recommend at least 25 inches (63.5 cm) clearance above the dryer for removing
the carousel housing. You will need at least 24 inches (61 cm) clearance on any
side of the MDC for access to components that need cleaning or servicing.
2 Mount the vacuum receiver mounting bracket. Lay out the bolt pattern of
the processing machine feed throat on the blank base plate of the vacuum
receiver mounting bracket and gasket. Drill holes for the mounting bolts you
plan to use. Place the gasket between the feed throat and mounting bracket.
Bolt the mounting bracket to the feed throat.
✐
NOTE: You will receive a
4”x4” or 6”x6” mounting
bracket, as specified in your
order. If you need a larger
mounting bracket, call your
Conair sales representative.
6 in.
Drill mounting
bolt holes
6 in.
Mounting bracket
4 in.
Gasket
4 in.
G-8 l Appendix
Installing the MDC
The MDC was designed to be mobile. So every time you move the MDC, you will
need to mount the vacuum receiver, connect the main power source, and connect a
water source for the optional aftercooler. Phasing of electric power should be
consistant between locations.
Conveying lines
Vacuum receiver
Demand
sensor
Central
When configured as
a central dryer, the
MDC option is not
available.
Tools for
installation:
❒ Phillips screwdriver
❒ Flathead screwdriver
The first time you install the MDC:
1 Move the MDC to the processing area. Lock the wheels on the drying cart.
2 Mount the vacuum receiver on the feed throat. Push the vacuum receiver
onto the mounting bracket.
3 Connect the conveying lines.
4 Connect the RTD probe.
5 Connect the demand sensor to the electrical enclosure of the dryer.
6 Connect the main power source.
7 Connect a source of water for the optional aftercooler.
Appendix l G-9
Connecting Conveying Lines
The vertical conveying tubes and flexible conveying hoses may have been removed
for shipping. To assemble:
Central
When configured as
a central dryer, the
MDC option is not
available.
1.5 in. diameter
material conveying hose
Vertical conveying
tubes
2 in. diameter return air
conveying hose
Quick disconnect fittings
Vacuum receiver
1 Insert each vertical conveying tube into
its quick disconnect fitting
on the MDC. Push the tube
down until you feel it seat
snugly inside the
disconnect fitting. Tighten
the thumb screws on the
fittings to secure the tubes.
2 Secure flexible conveying hoses to the vertical tubes
with hose clamps. Insert the tube at least 1 inch
(2.54 cm) into the flexible hose. Secure the hose clamp
at least 1/4 in. (0.64 cm) from the end of the tube.
Hose clamps
3 Attach the flexible conveying hoses to the appropriate inlet and outlet
✐
NOTE: Do not allow the
flexible hoses to kink or
crimp.
G-10 l Appendix
of the vacuum receiver. Push the quick disconnect fitting on the material
conveying hose over the material inlet tube. Push the quick disconnect
fitting on the return air conveying hose over the conveying air
outlet of the vacuum receiver. Tighten the thumb screws on
the fitting.
C o n n e c t i n g t h e RT D P r o b e
See “Connecting the RTD Probe” page 3-16
Connecting the Demand Sensor
The capacitive demand sensor monitors the level of material in the viewing chamber of the vacuum receiver when the MDC is conveying. The sensor signals the
MDC control to start the conveying blower whenever the level of material drops
below the amount that you want to maintain at the feed throat.
Central
When configured as
a central dryer, the
MDC option is not
available.
1 Plug the sensor cable into the multi-pin connector on the side of the MDC
electrical enclosure.
✒ TIP: Prevent damage to the
demand sensor cable by
attaching it to the return air
conveying line with a wire tie.
Do not tie the cable to the
smaller-diameter material
conveying line. Material
passing through the line will
generate static electricity and
noise in nearby electrical
cables.
C o n n e c t i n g t h e M a i n Po w e r
See “Connecting the Main Power” page 3-10
C o n n e c t i n g t h e Wa t e r H o s e s
See “Connecting Water Hoses” page 3-15
Appendix l G-11
Mounting a Loader on the Hopper
See “Mounting a Loader on the Hopper” page 3-17
Central
When configured as
a central dryer, the
MDC option is not
available.
Te s t i n g t h e I n s t a l l a t i o n
See “Testing the Installation” page 3-17
T h e M D C C o n t r o l Pa n e l
See “The DC-1 Dryer Control Panel” page 4-2
MDC Control Functions
See “D Dryer DC-1 Control Functions” page 4-3
To S t a r t D r y i n g
See “To Start Drying” page 4-17
To S t o p D r y i n g
See “To Stop Drying” page 4-18
Using the Auto Start Countdown
Function
See “Using the Auto Start Countdown Function” page 4-19
Setting the High Setpoint Limits
See “Setting the High Setpoint Limits” page 4-20
G-12 l Appendix
To S t a r t C o n v e y i n g
1 Move the MDC to the processing machine. Lock the wheels and connect the
main power source. Connect the water source if you have an aftercooler.
2 Mount the vacuum receiver on the feed throat. Push the vacuum receiver
onto the mounting bracket.
Central
When configured as
a central dryer, the
MDC option is not
available.
2
3
3 Place the appropriate material
insert inside the distribution box.
4 Make sure all hoses are connected
1” opening
Virgin material insert
1.25” opening
Regrind material insert
securely.
5 Adjust the demand sensor. Position the sensor at the lowest
level of material that you want to maintain in the viewing
chamber before another load cycle begins. Make sure the
sensor rests against the sight glass.
6 Set the load time. Once the load time is set above zero, conveying will start.
See page 4-6, Screen 9
Appendix l G-13
To S t o p C o n v e y i n g
1 Set the load time to zero. Once the load time is set to zero, conveying will
stop. See page 4-6, Screen 9
Central
Tr a n s p o r t i n g t h e M D C
When configured as
a central dryer, the
MDC option is not
available.
The MDC can be moved to another processing machine, to a pre-drying area, or to
an area away from the processing machine for cleaning and maintenance. To transport safely:
1 Disconnect the power and water sources.
2 Place the vacuum receiver on its transport bracket on the MDC cart.
Tighten the thumbscrew to secure the vacuum receiver to the bracket.
3 Unlock the wheels and move the MDC by pushing or pulling with the
handles on the cart.
G-14 l Appendix
Preventative Maintenance Schedule
See “Preventative Maintenance Checklist” page 5-2
Cleaning the Hopper
See “Cleaning the Hopper” page 5-3
Central
When configured as
a central dryer, the
MDC option is not
available.
Cleaning the Conveying Lines
This method should be used only after most of the material has been drained from
the drying hopper.
1 Disconnect the material line from the loader.
2 Place the disconnected hose inside a container.
3 Turn conveying on by setting the load time above zero. See page 4-6, Screen 9
Appendix l G-15
C l e a n i n g t h e Va c u u m R e c e i v e r
The vacuum receiver should be cleaned anytime you change materials. Replace the
screen mesh filter if it is torn, damaged, distorted, or so clogged with material that
it cannot be cleaned.
1 Turn off the conveying system by setting the load time to zero (See
Page 4-6, Screen 9). Disconnect the air and material
hoses from the vacuum receiver.
Central
When configured as
a central dryer, the
MDC option is not
available.
2 Remove the vacuum receiver lid. Release the twist
clamps and lift the lid.
3 Remove and clean the mesh filter. Rotate the mesh filter
against the vacuum receiver lid so that it will release. Use
vacuum or compressed air to clean the screen.
4 Remove and clean the vacuum receiver body. Lift the
vacuum receiver body to release it from the viewing
chamber. Clean inside the vacuum receiver body with a
clean rag.
5 Remove and clean the viewing chamber. Lift the viewing
chamber to release it from the mounting bracket. Clean
inside with a clean rag.
6 Reassemble the vacuum receiver. Make sure the viewing
chamber and loader body seat snugly inside the O-ring
couplings.
G-16 l Appendix
CAUTION: Wear eye protection.
If you use compressed air to
clean these components, wear
safety glasses to protect yourself from air-borne materials.
Cleaning the Dust Collector
The dust collector filters dust and fines from the air used to convey material. The
filter should be cleaned regularly to maintain conveying air flow and optimum
performance of the conveying blower.
1 Turn off the conveying system by
When configured as
a central dryer, the
MDC option is not
available.
setting the load time to zero (See
Page 4-6, Screen 9).
2 Remove the dust collector lid.
Loosen the knob at the base of the lid.
CAUTION: Wear eye protection.
If you use compressed air to
clean these components,
wear safety glasses to protect yourself from air-borne
materials.
3 Empty fines and dust that have
collected in the lid.
4 Remove the conveying filter. Loosen the retaining
nut.
5 Inspect and clean the filter. If the filter is torn or
has holes in it, replace it. If you use compressed air
to clean the filter, be sure to blow from the inside
out.
Central
4
6 Clean the inside of the dust collector housing.
You can use a vacuum, or wipe the inside with a
clean rag.
2
7 Reassemble the dust collector. Place the filter
back in the housing, making sure the threaded rod
extends through the center. Tighten the retaining
nut on the rod. Put the lid back onto the housing
and tighten the knob.
✒ TIP: You can easily remove the dust
collector so that it can be replaced
with a spare clean one, or taken to
a remote location for cleaning.
To remove:
Disconnect the hoses and lift the
dust collector from its mounting
bracket.
Appendix l G-17
Cleaning the Process Filter
See “Cleaning the Process Filter” page 5-4
Central
When configured as
a central dryer, the
MDC option is not
available.
Cleaning the Regeneration Filter
See “Cleaning the Regeneration Filter” page 5-4
Cleaning the Aftercooler Coils
See “Cleaning the Aftercooler Coils” page 5-5
Cleaning the Precooler Coils
See “Cleaning the Precooler Coils” page 5-5
Inspect Hoses and Gaskets
See “Inspecting Hoses and Gaskets” page 5-5
G-18 l Appendix
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