JB INDUSTRIES F6-DP REFRIGERANT RECOVERY UNIT

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

SAFETY FIRST! �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3

EPA CERTIFICATION ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3

PRODUCT SAFETY ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3

RESPONSIBILITY ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3

COPYWRITE AND DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY ������������������������������������������������������������ 4

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ��������������������������������������������������������������������� 5

SPECIFICATIONS, FEATURES AND WARRANTY ��������������������������������������� 6

F6-DP SPECIFICATIONS ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6

WARRANTY ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6

SETUP AND OPERATION ������������������������������������������������������������������� 7

GETTING STARTED������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7

STANDARD RECOVERY OPERATION �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8

PURGING F6-DP ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9

PUSH-PULL OPERATION ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10

COOLING THE RECOVERY TANK ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 10

SPECIAL OPERATING NOTES ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 11

MAINTENANCE ������������������������������������������������������������������������������12

TROUBLESHOOTING �����������������������������������������������������������������������12

SERVICE ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������13

EPA REQUIREMENTS �����������������������������������������������������������������������14

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Thank you for buying the JB Industries F6-DP Refrigerant Recovery Machine�

For optimal F6-DP performance, read this manual carefully before use�

For additional questions or assistance, contact JB Industries� USA: +1.800.323.0811 or [email protected]

SAFETY FIRST!

This symbol is intended to alert the presence of critical items regarding operating, safety and maintenance (servicing) instructions in this manual�

EPA CERTIFICATION

JB Industries F6-DP is an EPA Certified machine in accordance with Section 608 of the

Clean Air Act� It has been independently tested and certified to conform with AHRI standard

740-1998�

PRODUCT SAFETY

F6-DP is a recovery machine for a broad range of refrigerants� Recovering refrigerants into separate storage tanks involves a process of gas compression, resulting in high pressures within the machine, the connecting hoses, and the storage tank�

High pressure systems can cause accident or injury if not handled properly, and with care�

Refrigerant hoses must have shut-off devices within 30�5 cm (12 in�) of the ends, to reduce the likelihood of refrigerant leakage to the atmosphere when changing tanks or setups�

RESPONSIBILITY

Do not use F6-DP unless properly trained in the recovery process� Operation of this machine by unqualified personnel is potentially dangerous�

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Reproduction or adaptation of any part of this manual without permission is unlawful�

Declaration of Conformity

This is to certify that this equipment, designed and manufactured by JB Industries Inc�, 601

N Farnsworth Ave; Aurora, IL 60505 meets the essential safety requirements of the European

Union and is placed on the market accordingly� It has been constructed in accordance with good engineering practice in safety matters in force in the community and does not endanger the safety of persons, domestic animals or property when properly installed and maintained and used in applications for which it was made�

Equipment Description ................................................ F6-DP Refrigerant Recovery Machine

Applicable Directives ................................................... 2006/95/EC (LVD) 2004/108/EC (EMC)

2011/65/EU (RoHS)

Applicable Standards ........................................................................ IEC 60335-1:2013 ED: 5.1

IEC 60335-2-104:2003 Ed: 1

CISPR 14-1 Ed. 5.2 B:2011

CE Implementation Date.................................................................................November 5, 2015

Authorized Representative ...................................................................................Dave Madden

Product Manager

Service Tools

Any questions relative to this declaration or to the safety of JB Industries products should be directed, in writing, to the quality assurance department at the above address�

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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Read this manual before using F6-DP to become familiar with its specifications and operation�

Review the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and the Temperature - Vapor Pressure information for the proper safety and handling requirements regarding the refrigerants being recovered�

Wear gloves, eye protection and foot protection when working on refrigeration systems�

Refrigerant vapor can be hazardous and its byproducts can be lethal�

Motors and switches can generate sparks and can be especially dangerous in flammable environments� Work only in well-ventilated areas, with mechanical ventilation that provides at least four air change rates per hour� Do not work in an enclosed area without appropriate safety equipment� It may be necessary to install a separate circulation fan�

Never use oxygen for leak detection� Oxygen can become an explosive mixture in the presence of oil and pressure� Perform leak detection in accordance with recommended practice only� For best results, use a refrigerant leak detector, such as JB Industries

Aurora or Prowler�

Never mix refrigerants� Use separate storage cylinders, hoses, and filters for each type of refrigerant recovered� Store refrigerants in a cool, dry place�

Never overfill a storage container� Overfilled tanks can rupture and explode� Use a refrigerant scale such as JB Industries ATLAS to prevent overfill�

When opening service or cylinder valves, do so slowly, to ensure all connections are secure and free of danger�

Disconnect power before moving or servicing F6-DP�

The risk of electric shock and exposure to hot compressor parts is possible if the F6-DP covers are removed� F6-DP should only be opened by a qualified technician who has been trained in basic electronics and refrigeration�

Use only the power cord supplied by JB Industries� If the cord is lost or damaged, contact JB Industries for information on obtaining a replacement�

When connected to F6-DP, extension cord wiring can overheat under conditions of high current draw� If an extension cord is necessary, use the shortest possible length and only size 14 AWG or larger for 115 V (ac) or 1�00 mm2 or larger for 230 V (ac)�

Do not use F6-DP near open containers of gasoline or other flammable liquids�

This product is designed for use with refrigerants only and is not intended for use with any combustible refrigerants� Any other uses of this product are not recommended by

JB Industries and could result in personal injury� Use of this product other than intended is done at the user‘s own risk�

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SPECIFICATIONS, FEATURES AND WARRANTY

F6-DP SPECIFICATIONS

Refrigerants

������������������������������������������������������� R-12, R-1234yf, R-134a, R-22, R-401A, R-401B,

R-401C, R-402A, R-402B, R-404A, R-407A, R-407B,

R-407C, R-408A, R-409A, R-410A, R-500, R-502, R-507

Power

���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������115 V (ac), 60 Hz, 15 A, or 230 V (ac), 50/60 Hz, 10A (depending on version)

Protection

������������������������������������������������������������������������� High pressure switch cutoff at 550 PSI

(3�8 MPa, 38 bar) Compressor motor thermally protected

Pressure

������������������������������������������������������ Low side design pressure 240 PSI (1�7 MPa, 17 bar)

High side design pressure 550 PSI (3�8 MPa, 38 bar)

Temperature

����������������������������������������������������������������Operating range 10 to 40°C (50 to 104°F)

Pollution degree

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Ingress protection

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EPA Certification

(F6-DP)

������������������������������������������������������Certified for all refrigerants listed under categories III,

IV, & V in ARI standard 740-1998

WARRANTY

JB Industries warrants the F6-DP Refrigerant Recovery Machine to be free from defects of materials or workmanship for three years from the date of purchase� JB Industries does not warrant any machine that has been subjected to misuse, negligence, or accident, or has been repaired or altered by anyone other than JB Industries�

The compressor is warranted for a period of three years by the manufacturer� To keep this warranty in force, a filter (included) must be used on the inlet port or hose at all times to prevent particulates from entering the compressor� Failure to use the included filter will void the compressor warranty�

JB Industries liability is limited to repairing or replacing, at its option, a defective machine or part� If a defect arises, a valid claim must be received by JB Industries, with transportation prepaid, no later than thirty (30) days after the warranty period expires� JB Industries will determine whether the machine has malfunctioned due to defective materials or workmanship�

This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, whether of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise� All such other warranties are expressly disclaimed�

JB Industries shall have no liability in excess of the price paid to JB Industries for F6-DP, plus return transportation charges prepaid� JB Industries shall have no liability for any incidental or consequential damages� All such liabilities are excluded�

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SETUP AND OPERATION

GETTING STARTED

Review the full contents of this manual before operating F6-DP�

Failure to follow proper safety precautions can result in personal injury or death�

Do not use F6-DP unless properly trained in the recovery process�

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Install the included filter on the inlet� F6-DP has a female refrigerant flare fitting, and connects with male flare fittings� Ensure the protective plugs are removed from the filter�

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Attach the hoses to the filter�

Do not use an adapter fitting in place of a filter� Use of an adapter fitting can damage the valves and will void the warranty�

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Attach a hose from the discharge valve to the recovery tank�

Connect other hoses between system components as shown in Figure 1�

FIGURE 1 ON PAGE 8.

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Connect the AC power cord to a circuit protected by an appropriately sized circuit breaker� If an extension cord is absolutely necessary, make sure it meets the following conditions:

• Length is not excessive

• Contains a safety ground wire

• Wire size 14 AWG or larger for 115 V (ac) or 1.0 mm2 or larger for 230 V (ac)

Overfilled tanks can rupture and explode� When operating in standard recovery or push-pull mode, it is possible to overfill the tank� Use a refrigerant scale to ensure that the tank does not exceed 80% of its capacity, by weight� Check the tank weight before transporting�

Do not allow F6-DP to recover large amounts of liquid too quickly�

NOTE:

When a significant amount of liquid is present and enters the recovery machine too quickly during the refrigerant recovery process, this is sometimes referred to in the field as a “liquid slug” or “slugging�”

A liquid slug can activate the High Pressure shutoff and prolong the refrigerant recovery process� If F6-DP recovers large amounts of liquid too quickly (or a liquid slug is present), a loud knocking will sound from the compressor�

Compressor damage caused by recovering a large amount of liquid too quickly is not covered by the compressor warranty�

Monitor the recovery process carefully� If the compressor begins to knock:

• Throttle the INLET valve clockwise, or

• Adjust the MANIFOLD gauge valves until the knocking stops.

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STANDARD RECOVERY OPERATION

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Connect all cables and hoses as described in Setup and Operation on page 7�

NOTE:

Make sure all connections are tight, and that the cables and hoses do not interfere with recovery process� See Figure 1�

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Figure 1 - Setup Procedure for Standard Refrigerant Recovery

Make sure the hose connecting F6-DP to the recovery tank is attached to the LIQUID port (LP)�

OPEN the LP valve on the tank� Keep the VAPOR port CLOSED�

Rotate the INLET valve (V1) to CLOSE�

Set the PURGE/RECOVER valve (V2) to the RECOVER position�

Slowly rotate the LIQUID valve on the MANIFOLD gauge set to OPEN�

Make sure there are no leaks�

Turn on F6-DP�

Monitor the inlet pressure (LP, Low Pressure gauge) and slowly rotate the INLET valve (V1) to OPEN�

The compressor may emit a knocking sound if F6-DP attempts to recover a significant amount of liquid� To prevent damage to the compressor, throttle the LIQUID valve on the

MANIFOLD gauge set, or the F6-DP INLET valve (V1)�

Once the liquid has been recovered, transfer the remaining vapor; rotate the INLET valve (V1) to OPEN� Make sure the LIQUID and VAPOR valves on the MANIFOLD gauge are OPEN�

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Continue to operate until the LP gauge indicates the required vacuum has been

obtained�

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Turn off F6-DP and close the INLET valve (V1)� Wait five minutes�

If the MANIFOLD gauge indicates pressure has risen above 0 PSIG (0 bar), refrigerant is still present�

• Open the INLET valve (V1) and turn on F6-DP.

• Run F6-DP until the required vacuum is reached again.

• Wait five minutes. Repeat this process until all refrigerant is removed and pressure is

0 PSIG (0 bar), or less.

Immediately purge F6-DP� Purging is necessary to remove any residual refrigerant from inside F6-DP internal components as well as the hose from the outlet to the recovery tank� Refer to Purging F6-DP and Figure 2 below�

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PURGING F6-DP

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While F6-DP is off, rotate the PURGE/RECOVER valve (V2) to PURGE�

See Figure 2�

Turn on F6-DP and slowly rotate the INLET valve (V1) to PURGE�

Run F6-DP and monitor the LP gauge until a vacuum of 20 In/Hg (0�7 bar) or more is achieved�

Turn off F6-DP and immediately close the valves on the recovery tank�

Rotate the inlet valve (V1) to CLOSE�

The hose and the discharge port will contain a small amount of pressurized refrigerant�

Exercise care when removing this hose�

Figure 2 - Setup Procedure for Purging

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PUSH-PULL OPERATION

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The push-pull recovery method is used to move large amounts of liquid refrigerant� During this process, the recovery unit pulls vapor from the recovery cylinder and produces high pressure discharge gas that pushes liquid out of the HVAC system and back into the recovery cylinder�

Recovery rates above 15 pounds per minute can be achieved when using this procedure�

NOTE:

Do not attempt the push-pull process unless the system contains at least 15 pounds (7 Kg) of liquid that can easily be isolated�

To prevent overfill, use the scale to make sure the tank does not surpass 80% capacity, by weight� Monitor the tank weight carefully as 80% capacity maybe reached quickly during push-pull due to its rapid transfer�

Connect the refrigerant hoses (see Figure 3)� A sight glass, not included, can help determine when the liquid has been transferred and vapor remains�

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Figure 3 - Setup Procedure For Push-Pull Method

COOLING THE RECOVERY TANK

F6-DP can be used to pre-cool (or sub-cool) the recovery tank, if the head pressure is too high to complete the recovery process� If the ambient pressure is too high, high head pressure can occur when working with certain refrigerants that have a high vapor pressure

NOTE:

The recovery tank must contain five pounds or more of liquid, to allow the pressure differential to develop��

Sub-cooling the tank before starting the recovery process may provide little or no benefit�

If the recovery process stalls because of high head pressure, turn off F6-DP, close the hose valves, and reconfigure the setup as shown in Figure 4 on page 11�

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Figure 4 - Setup Procedure for Sub-Cooling Method

Rotate V2 on the F6-DP to RECOVER and open the LIQUID and

VAPOR valves on the cylinder�

Turn on F6-DP�

Rotate V1 on F6-DP to OPEN�

On the cylinder, throttle the flow of liquid by slowly closing the LIQUID valve to achieve a minimum pressure differential of 100 PSIG (0�7 MPa,7 bar) between the LP and the HP gauges�

NOTE:

To prevent the HP cutoff switch from actuating, do not allow the

HP gauge to exceed 550 PSIG (3�8 MPa, 38 bar)�

Once the recovery tank is cold, turn off F6-DP and reconfigure the setup for standard recovery� Repeat as needed�

SPECIAL OPERATING NOTES

During standard operation, the High Pressure switch will reset when the head pressure drops below approximately 425 PSI (2�9 MPa, 29 bar), and F6-DP will restart automatically�

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MAINTENANCE

With minimal but important maintenance, F6-DP can provide many seasons of reliable service�

After each use, clean F6-DP with a damp cloth to remove dirt and oils�

Do not use gasoline or other hazardous solvents to clean F6-DP; this can damage the plastic enclosure� Standard household detergent or isopropyl alcohol may be used, but do not allow liquid to penetrate the outer case�

Make sure the inlet and discharge ports are protected during transit and storage; keep the inner diameter and the outer threads clear and clean�

NOTE:

For best results, leave the filter connected to the inlet port, and change the filter regularly�

TROUBLESHOOTING

PROBLEM CAUSE

F6-DP will not turn on; compressor does not start

ACTION

1. Power cord is not attached

2. No voltage at receptacle

3. Circuit breaker has opened

4. Discharge pressure is too high;

HP switch has opened

5. Electronics failure in motor

1. Attach power cord

2. Verify voltage at job site

3. Identify cause of breaker

activation, rectify and reset

4. Reduce pressure; rotate V2 to

Purge, then back to Recovery

5. Factory service required

Compressor starts, but falters within minutes; pressure indication on HP gauge is high

1. Recovery tank valve is not open

2. Discharge hose blocked

3. Air in system/tank

1. Open tank valve

2. Check and clear blockage

3. Bleed air from system/tank

Compressor stops intermittently

1. Vapor pressure of refrigerant in

tank is close to HP trip point

2. Thermal overload switch in

compressor is activating

1. Reduce tank temperature

2. Reduce amount of liquid being

pumped; let machine cool

before proceeding

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PROBLEM

F6-DP overheats

Recovery process too slow

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CAUSE

Excessive head pressure, due to:

1. High ambient temperature

2. Restricted discharge hose

3. Air in recovery tank

ACTION

1. Reduce tank temperature

2. Check and clear restriction

3. Bleed air from tank

1. Head pressure is too high

2. System refrigerant is frozen

3. Compressor seals are worn

1. Reduce tank temperature or

change tanks

2. Interrupt process to allow ice to

dissipate

3. Rebuild compressor with

service kit — contact wholesaler

for assistance

SERVICE

F6-DP uses electrical components recognized by international safety agencies or components that have been specially designed for this application�

Do not change any of these components, as it could compromise safety� All service work must be performed at an JB Industries-approved facility to maintain the safety rating and the warranty�

If defective, do not return F6-DP directly to the factory� For technical assistance or service information, contact JB Industries or your wholesaler�

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EPA REQUIREMENTS

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Under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act (40 CFR Part 82), the Environmental Protection Agency

(EPA) has established regulations that cover all aspects of the refrigerant recovery process�

These regulations have established service practices that maximize the recycling of ozonedepleting compounds during the servicing and disposal of air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment�

Certification requirements for recovery equipment and technicians have also been established� The JB Industries F6-DP has been EPA Certified for use by an independent laboratory�

The EPA has also established Evacuation Requirements for HVAC/R equipment used for service, to ensure that any release of CFCs or HCFCs to the atmosphere is minimized�

• Technicians repairing small appliances such as household refrigerators, window air conditioners and water coolers, must recover 80% of the refrigerant when the compressor in the appliance is not operating.

• Technicians repairing small appliances must recover 90% of the refrigerant when the compressor in the appliance is operating.

NOTE:

These requirements may also be met by evacuating the small appliance with the recovery machine to four inches of mercury vacuum�

Other requirements are covered in the following table:

TYPE OF APPLIANCE

HCFC-22 appliance generally containing less than 200 pounds of refrigerant

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REQUIRED INCHES OF

HG VACUUM

HCFC-22 appliance generally containing 200 pounds or more or refrigerant

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Other high pressure appliance generally containing less than

200 pounds of refrigerant

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Other high pressure appliance generally containing 200 pounds or more of refrigerant

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Very high pressure appliance (CFC-13, -503) 0

Low Pressure appliance (CFC-11, HCFC-123) 25*

*mm Hg absolute

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The EPA requires that service technicians certify the acquired recovery equipment to the appropriate EPA Regional Office, and that it is in compliance with the applicable laws established by the Clean Air Act� Forms are available from the Regional Office of the EPA�

Questions about the EPA requirements can be answered by contacting the Ozone Protection

Hotline, toll free, at +1.800.296.1996

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Form F6-DP-308

©2016 JB Industries, Inc.

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