THERMOLEC

THERMOLEC
THERMOLEC
Installation
Instructions
for
Electric
Boilers (USA)
JULY 2010
VERSION 11
Installation Guidelines for Thermolec Electric Boilers Model B
1
Important
1.1
These instructions should be used as a general guide only. Electrical Code and local utility requirements must
be followed and take precedence over these instructions.
Thermolec electric boilers are manufactured with quality components for maximum life, durability and
minimum service. To ensure a satisfactory installation it is imperative that you read these instructions
carefully before installing and operating the heating system.
Failure to do so may result in breach of warranty.
1.2
2
Unpacking
2.1
2.2
2.3
Inspect the unit and check whether there are missing parts.
Report any damage or claims to the carrier immediately.
For all returns to be accepted they must be authorized by the manufacturer.
3
Location and dimensions
3.1
These boilers are designed for wall mounting. Please see Table 1 below for overall dimensions.
Table 1 also gives the minimum clearances to combustible material as well as recommended distances for
ease of service (e.g. replacement of tubular elements).
Table 1
Dimensions and Clearances
Models
Overall dimensions
Width Height Depth
Front
Clearances
Back Top Right Others
Short Models
up to 23 kW 1ph
18"
18"
9"
36"
0"
12"
6"
12"
18"
28"
9"
36"
0"
24"
6"
12"
13"
18"
9"
36"
0"
12"
6"
12"
up to 18 kW 3ph
Long Models
up to 40 kW
TMB
3.2
3.3
The boiler room should be well ventilated as to maintain the temperature below 77°F.
The unit must be mounted level on a vertical wall with the outlet fitting on the left side of the unit.
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Components
Incoloy elements
Manual reset
thermal cut-out
Solid state relays
Electronic
temperature
sensor
Magnetic back-up contactor
Mounting holes
Outlet 1-1/4ÊÊ NPT
Boiler control
transformer
Temperature /
pressure
gauge
18”
Circuit breaker
Pump relay
Inlet 1-1/4ÊÊ NPT
9”
18”
Fig. 1
Pump relay terminals
(dry contacts 10A)
Fuse and
fuse holder
Ground lug
Note : The model shown above is a typical FFB boiler 15kW / 240 Volts / 1 phase.
Model shown below is a TMB boiler 11kW / 240 / 1 phase.
18”
Outdoor reset sensor
Fig. 3
9”
13”
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5
Standard specifications for all models
Table 2
Standard Models Specifications @ 240V / 1ph (U.S.A.)
Dual-Energy Models B-5U-FFB B-6U-FFB B-8U-FFB B-9U-FFB B-10U-FFB B-12U-FFB B-15U-FFB
5
5.75
8
9
10
11.5
15
kW
17,060
19,619
27,296
30,708
34,120
39,238
51,180
BTU / H
Total Amps
20.83
25.00
33.33
37.50
41.67
47.92
62.50
No. Of Power Supplies 1 x 30A
1 x 40A
1 x 50A
1 x 50A
1 x 60A
1 x 60A
1 x 60A
(Breaker Size)
1 x 30A
Dual-Energy Models B-18U-FFB B-20U-FFB B-23U-FFB B-27U-FFB B-30U-FFB B-35U-FFB B-40U-FFB
18
20
23
27
30
35
40
kW
61,416
68,242
78,479
92,128
102,360
119,420
136,480
BTU / H
Total Amps
75.00
83.37
95.83
112.50
125.00
145.83
166.67
No. Of Power Supplies 1 x 60A
2 x 60A
2 x 60A
2 x 50A
3 x 60A
4 x 50A
4 x 60A
(Breaker Size)
1 x 50 A
1 x 60A
TMB MONO Model Specifications @ 240V / 1ph (U.S.A.)
Mono Models B-3TMBU B-6TMBU B-9TMBU B-11TMBU
kW
3
6
9
11
BTU/H
10,236
20,472
30,708
37,532
Total Amps
12.5
25.0
37.5
45.8
Breaker size
1 x 20A
1 x 40A
1 x 50A
1 x 60A
Standard Model Specifications @ 3ph (U.S.A.)
Dual-Energy Models B-18U-FFB B-24U-FFB B-30U-FFB B-35U-FFB B-40U-FFB
18
24
30
35
40
kW
61,416
81,888
102,360
119,420
136,480
BTU / H
Amps @ 208V / 3ph
48.00
66.69
83.37
96.00
n/a
No. Of Power Supplies 1 x 60A
2 x 50A
2 x 60A
2 x 60A
(Breaker Size)
Amps @ 480V / 3ph
21.68
28.90
36.13
42.15
48.00
30A
60A
60A
60A
Disconnect Switch
30A
NOTE: Other models, voltages and capacities available upon request. Please contact the factory.
Please use Table 3 below to select the wire size for the power supply.
Table 3
Cable Amps Capacity vs Wire Size
Wire Size
12
10
8
6
4
3
2
1
0
00
000
Amps @ 75°C (167°F)
20
30
45
65
85
100
115
130
150
175
200
Amps @ 90°C (194°F)
20
30
45
65
85
105
120
140
155
185
210
Notes :
1- This table should be used as a guide only. Always select the wire size according to the local
Electrical Code.
2- Always use wire suitable for 75°C (167°F) minimum, 300V or 600V as required.
3- All models with suffix "U" over 12 kW at 240V / 1ph require two feeders. Divide the Total
Amps by 2 to select the proper wire size.
4- COPPER WIRE ONLY.
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6
Water circulation and plumbing notes
6.1
The system is designed to operate with a maximum output temperature of 190°F or lower and a
temperature rise across the unit of 20°F or lower.
Please refer to Table 4 for the minimum flow rate versus the capacity of the boiler.
Table 4
Minimum Water Flow Rate vs Capacity
Capacity (kW)
US Gallons / min
3
1.1
5
1.8
6
2.0
8
2.8
9
3.1
10
3.5
11
3.9
12
4.2
15
5.3
18
6.2
20
7.0
23
8.0
27
8.8
30
10.4
35
12.2
40
13.9
6.2
In order to ensure an adequate flow rate :
6.21
Pressure loss (referred as "Head") caused by water friction in the system should not exceed the
capacity of the pump.
6.22
Please refer to Table 5 below to find the copper pipe diameter (type L) recommended to
accommodate the water flow found in Table 4 above.
Table 5
Maximum Flow Rate @ 15 psi
Maximum Flow Rate
US Gallons / min
4.3
10.1
17.3
6.3
Pipe Diameter
(Type L Copper)
3/4"
1"
1-1/4"
6.23
Elbows and valves will greatly add to the head loss in the system. An appropriate water flow rate
must be maintained to avoid tripping of the temperature limiter. Pipes with diameters larger than
specified in Table 5 will not help to increase water flow.
6.24
Head loss through the boiler tank is negligable and should not affect calculations of flow rates.
The installation must have a drain valve, an expansion tank, maintenance valves and an automatic
pressure reducing fill valve set at 15 PSI (104 kPA). A "T" fitting (1-1/4" NPT) must be installed at the
supply outlet of the unit. This "T" must be equipped with a reducing bushing 1-1/4" to 3/4" NPT, facing
upwards, to accept a 3/4" NPT pressure relief valve. This safety valve must be installed vertically. Except
for the pressure relief valve, the above plumbing supplies are not supplied with the unit. Please refer to
illustrations A, B and C at the end of this manual.
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6.4
The automatic pressure relief valve supplied with the boiler is required to prevent dangerous pressure
build-ups in the system in case of system malfunction and may under certain conditions vent hot water.
Do not install the system where water could damage rugs, furniture, etc. When piping the relief valve to a
drain, check with local authority for recommended method of installation. Do not open or tamper with the
relief valve. If operated frequently or used to drain or flush the system, the valve could fail to seat properly
and thus leak.
Important safety notice : This safety valve is mandatory and must be installed as shown in the
illustrations A, B and C at the end of this manual. The omission of the safety valve installation will
create a very serious safety hazard and will void all warranties.
6.5
Automatic air vents should be installed at the highest point of the installation and above the level of the
boiler tank, ideally on all radiator units for best results or at points where air could possibly be trapped in
the system.
Caution : Make sure the system has been properly vented before starting the unit.
6.6
Depending on water conditions, determine wether water additives are necessary.
7
Mechanical installation
7.1
7.3
7.4
7.5
Mounting brackets are located on the sides of the boiler. Depending on the size of the unit, four or six
holes are provided. The unit may be attached directly to a combustible surface.
Use a circulator pump of appropriate capacity for the intended application. The pump should be placed as
close as possible to the boiler. Ensure that the water direction is correct. An arrow indicating the
circulation direction is generally visible on the pump casing.
Install inlet and outlet piping.
Install air vents, valves, the pressure relief valve supplied with the unit, expansion tank, etc.
When everything is finished, install the temperature / pressure gauge.
8
Electrical installation
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
8.5
Disconnect all power sources before opening the main panel and working within.
Read the nameplate and other markings carefully and wire strictly in accordance with the wiring diagram.
Wires and protective equipment must be sized according to the applicable Electrical Code.
Use only wires suitable for minimum 167°F.
Install the outdoor sensor on an exterior North wall and connect it with 18/2 wire to terminals
"OT / OT" on the electronic board (TH-600 series controller).
On the electronic aquastat (marked "WATER TEMPERATURE"), select the maximum water temperature
required (1-10) by the type of installation. Please see Table 6 below for the temperature obtained
7.2
8.6
according to the knob position. The minimum water temperature is reset automatically by the outdoor
sensor. Please see the variation graph in Fig 5.
Table 6
Water Temperature controlled by Electronic Aquastat
Set-point
Maximum
temperature
°C
Minimum
temperature
°C
°F
°F
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
88
81
75
67
58
50
45
42
39
36
190 178
167 153 137 122
113 107 102
97
48
48
38
34
31
29
28
118 118 118 113 104 100
93
88
84
82
48
45
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Electronic Aquastat
MAXIMUM
WATER TEMPERATURE
MINIMUM
WATER TEMPERATURE
°F
+14
Fig. 4
8.7
+23
+32
+41
+50
Fig. 5
The outdoor sensor will :
a) Maintain the selected maximum water temperature when the outdoor temperature is at +14° F or
colder.
b) Automatically and proportionally compensate by varying the water temperature between the
maximum and minimum when the outdoor temperature is between +14°F and +50°F.
c) Maintain the minimum water temperature when the outdoor temperature is between +50°F and
+68°F.
d) Prevent boiler operation above +68°F.
NOTE : If you choose not to use the outdoor sensor, don't connect it to the "OT / OT" terminals nor jumper
8.9
these terminals. You will not use this feature and the water will simply be maintained at the maximum
selected temperature.
Connect the thermostat or the zone valve end switch wires to "C" and "W1" terminals on the electronic
board. Power stealing thermostats require an isolation relay (not included).
Circulating Pump Control. The "P / P" terminals are connected to dry contacts of a relay (capacity up
8.10
8.11
to 1 HP) and are used to start the pump. This relay is switched ON with the first heating step and OFF
after the last one. A separate 120V / 1Ø service must be provided from the electrical panel to the boiler
for the pump. For Electric Boiler only systems, refer to the wiring diagram. For Electric Boiler with fossil
fuel backup, see the diagram on page 23 labeled ‘PUMP WIRING WITH FOSSIL FUEL BACKUP
BOILER’ as the pump must also run when another source of heat is selected.
Follow the extra steps dedicated to a FFB installation in the start-up sequence.
Set the room thermostat heat anticipator (when available) to 0.2 Amperes.
If the system is used with Load Management control, connect the Utility signal to "S1 / S2" terminals.
8.12
A closed contact enables the boiler, an open contact disables the boiler.
The installation is now ready for start-up procedure and testing.
9
Start-up procedure and test sequence
8.8
9.1
9.2
9.3
9.4
9.5
9.6
9.7
Do not energize electrical elements prior to purging system and verifying proper water circulation
Double check the following carefully :
All wiring and plumbing is complete.
Pipes have been cleaned, the system has been flushed and filled again.
Without powering the entire unit, install a jumper between the "P / P" terminals (using proper gauge of
wire) and switch the pump breaker ON as to let the pump run alone. Verify that the pump is running freely
and check for leaks. During this test, a lot of bubbles will travel through the system and air will be
eliminated by the automatic vents. You can accelerate the process by purging the radiators manually.
Shut off the pump breaker at the panel, then remove the jumper between the "P / P" terminals.
The pressure in the system has been stabilized at approximately 15 PSI (104 kPA).
The entire system is now almost free of air.
The room thermostat anticipator (when available) has been set at 0.2 Amperes.
Switch the boiler breaker ON at the main panel.
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9.8
9.9
9.10
9.11
9.12
9.13
9.14
9.15
9.16
9.17
9.18
9.19
Set the thermostat above the room temperature. The system should start.
Make sure the pump starts running as soon as the system starts.
Heating stages will be switched ON in sequence at 30 second intervals, confirmed by green lights on the
left hand side of the PC board on the TH600 or by red lights on the right hand side on the D22-B.
Wait for two minutes and measure the current drawn by the boiler and compare it with the one shown on
the nameplate.
When the required maximum water temperature selected on the aquastat (0-10) or controlled by the
outdoor sensor is reached, the electronic controller will modulate the boiler capacity to maintain the water
temperature, as long as the demand for heating is not satisfied. The bottom green light flashes
continuously on the TH600 or one of the red lights on the D22-B to indicate that the boiler is maintaining
the setpoint. When the room thermostat is satisfied, the heating stages will come OFF in sequence at 5
second intervals.
Set the room thermostat to the desired set point.
The boiler is now ready and functional.
Extra test steps for Electric with Fossil Fuel Backup Boiler installation
Disconnect the room thermostat wires from the existing boiler and connect them to "C" and "W1" terminals
on the electronic board of the electric boiler.
Connect two (2) wires from "B / B" control terminals of the electronic board on the electric boiler to the
T T (thermostat) terminals of the existing boiler.
Terminals "S1 / S2" on the electronic board should receive the utility Load Management Control wires.
Connect the pump terminals "P / P" in parallel to the existing thermostatic pump control as per wiring
diagram on page 23 to allow the operation of the pump in any of the "Dual-Energy" modes selected.
When the system is opperating in Fossil Fuel mode, the supply water temperature of the fossil fuel boiler
should never exceed 190°F which may trip the manual high limit in the electric boiler.
10
Test sequence for FFB Boiler systems
10.1
An FFB boiler is supplied with a three-position mode selector switch. Because of differences in regional
regulations, the electronic board has been factory set so as to allow the activation of the electric mode
depending on the unit destination. In the "Gas / Oil" position the thermostat will call upon the gas or oil
boiler or furnace to maintain the house temperature at the desired level. The "Dual-Energy" mode gives
automatic control to the outdoor sensor or alternate switching signals from the local utility for Load
Management control. When the Load Management contacts are closed, the "Electric" mode is selected.
When these contacts are open, the "Gas / Oil" mode is selected. A green pilot light indicates the mode
that has been selected.
OIL / GAS
Heating by means of Fossil Fuel Boiler
Do not use the middle position
DUAL ENERGY
Dual-Energy mode - Electric is primary source of heat.
May be controlled by utility company.
Fig. 6
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10.3
10.4
10.5
10.6
10.7
Simulate a heating demand by setting the thermostat higher than the room temperature.
Switch the mode selector to position and check that the burner responds to the thermostat demand.
Switch the mode selector to the "Dual-Energy" position
. Install a jumper between terminals "S1 / S2";
the electric mode is automatically selected. The pump will start and the heating stages will be switched
ON in sequence at 30 second intervals. Measure the current drawn by the boiler and compare it with the
one shown on the nameplate. If you remove the jumper from terminals "S1 / S2", the system should switch
back to the "Oil / Gas" mode.
Switch the mode selector to the desired position and set the room thermostat to the desired temperature.
Your boiler is now ready and functional.
11
Installation examples
11.1
11.2
Installation A shows a Thermolec electric boiler in a Full-Electric Configuration.
Installation B shows a Thermolec electric boiler in a FFB-Series Configuration.
Water is always passing through both boilers even if only one heat source is selected at a time.
Installation C shows a Thermolec electric boiler in a Primary/Secondary Piping Configuration.
11.3
Water is pumped through multiple zones (more than two equally sized zones).
12 Position and electric values of heating elements
Standard values of heating elements at 240 Volts are 3kW, 5kW, 5.75kW, 8.75kW & 10 kW. Please refer
to the following sketches and tables to find the position and test value in ohms of each element. Please
ensure you disconnect the element wires completely before you make the resistance reading.
13 Replacement of heating elements
Heating elements nuts and cover bolts have been factory torqued with a calibrated tool. Please make
sure you have a torque driver and the proper sockets handy before you open the boiler tank.
Elements nuts should be torqued at :
130 inch-pound (in-lbs) or equivalent
Please ensure you use the double wrench method (i.e. an open key inside of the tank to hold the
element hexagon flange firmly and the torque wrench outside). Don't let the element turn while tightening
or it may become damaged.
Cover hex bolts should be torqued at :
70 inch-pound (in-lbs) or equivalent
Please make sure to tighten all nuts by hand first, then tighten them as per fig. 8 and finally apply the
proper torque with the torque wrench. Resist the feeling that the bolts could get torqued more (even if
possible) because that action would simply squash the silicone gasket to the point where it would
eventually lose all its resiliency and sealing properties.
Keep in mind that an equal torque is far more important.
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3
CL
5
1
7
Torque Element
Nuts at
130 inch-lbs
Cylinder
Output
CL
Torque Cover
Bolts at
70 inch-lbs
14
8
2
6
Pressure/Temp. Gauge
4
Fig. 8
Warranty
Thermolec Ltd. warrants against defects in materials and workmanship the heat generator casing of its boiler and
the heating elements for ten ( 10 ) years and all other components for two ( 2 ) years after date of original
installation.
Any claim under this warranty shall be considered only if the product has been installed and operated in
accordance with Thermolec’s written instructions.
Any misuse of the system or any repair by persons other than those authorized by Thermolec, carried out without
its written consent, voids this warranty.
Thermolec’s responsibility shall be limited in any case to the replacement or repair, in its factory or in the field, by
its own personnel or by others choosen by Thermolec, at its option, of such boiler or parts thereof, as shall prove
to be defective within the warranty period.
Thermolec Ltd. will not be held responsible for labor, accidental or consequential damages, nor for delays, nor for
damages caused by the replacement of the said defective boiler.
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Cylinder
Output
C
L
240/1
TMB
13”
Cylinder
3000
3000
3000
3000
3.00
6.00
9.00
11.00
Front of cylinder
Pressure\Temp. Guage
1
C
L
C
L
8750
10000
8750
10000
Pressure\Temp. Guage
2
C
L
1
5000
5000
8750
10000
Cylinder
Output
C
L
3
Pressure\Temp. Guage
Front of cylinder
2
C
L
CBLR055
CBLR055
CBLR058
CBLR059
1
Cylinder
Output
C
L
CBLR055
CBLR055
CBLR058
CBLR059
CBLR065
CBLR055
CBLR060
2
3
Pressure\Temp. Guage
C
L
4
1
Four Element Configuration
11.5
11.5
6.6
5.8
Front of cylinder
5000
5000
8750
10000
19.2
11.5
10.0
Position 4
Watts Ohms Part #
CBLR055
CBLR055 3000
CBLR055 5000
CBLR060 5750
19.2 CBLR065
11.5 CBLR055
11.5
11.5
6.6
5.8
Three Element Configuration
CBLR065
CBLR065 3000
CBLR065 5000
CBLR058
CBLR059
CBLR058
CBLR059
Cover Top View
Two Element Configuration
19.2
19.2
19.2
6.6
5.8
6.6
5.8
11.5
11.5
11.5
10.0
5000
5000
5000
5750
CBLR065
CBLR065
CBLR055
CBLR060
CBLR055
CBLR055
CBLR055
CBLR060
3000
3000
5000
5750
5000
5000
5000
5750
19.2
19.2
11.5
10.0
11.5
11.5
11.5
10.0
Position 3
Watts Ohms Part #
Position 2
Watts Ohms Part #
CBLR065
CBLR065 3000
CBLR065 3000
CBLR065 3000
CBLR058
CBLR059
CBLR058
CBLR059
Front of cylinder
19.2
19.2
19.2
19.2
6.6
5.8
6.6
5.8
Position 1
Ohms Part #
19.2 CBLR065
11.5 CBLR055
10.0 CBLR060
11.5 CBLR055
10.0 CBLR060
11.5 CBLR055
10.0 CBLR060
11.5 CBLR055
11.5 CBLR055
11.5 CBLR055
10.0 CBLR060
Cylinder
Output
8750
10000
8750
10000
Watts
3000
5000
5750
5000
5750
5000
5750
5000
5000
5000
5750
27.00
30.00
35.00
40.00
Total
KW
3.00
5.00
6.00
8.00
9.00
10.00
12.00
15.00
18.00
20.00
23.00
One Element Configuration
240/1
240
240/1
23"
Cylinder
13"
Cylinder
Height
Volts /
Phases
Elements Position, Electric Data and Part #
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23" Cyl.
13" Cyl.
23" Cyl.
Height
13" Cyl.
480/3
208/3
Volts /
Phases
18.00
24.00
30.00
35.00
40.00
Total
KW
18.00
24.00
30.00
36.00
277
208
Volt /
element
3
3
3
3
3
#
élém.
6
6
6
6
6000
8000
10000
11600
13300
Watts
3000
4000
5000
5750
12.8
9.6
7.7
6.6
5.8
CBLR056
CBLR061
CBLR062
CBLR063
CBLR064
Position 1, 2, 3
Ohms
Part #
14.4
CBLR051
10.8
CBLR052
8.7
CBLR053
7.5
CBLR054
Elements Position, Electric Data and Part #
Configuration
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WATER
FLOW
P
N
DRAIN OR
PURGE VALVE
MAINTENANCE
VALVE
ELECTRIC
BOILER
SIO
URE
/ PRES
RETURN
ROOM THERMOSTAT
120V / 1Ø
PUMP POWER
SUPPLY
POWER SUPPLY
LOAD
MANAGEMENT
CONTROL
OUTDOOR RESET
SENSOR
NOTE: Refer to table 4 for minimum flow rates based on boiler kW. Primary/secondary boiler piping is
recommended when system has more than two equally sized zones.
EXPANSION
TANK
DRAIN
CONNECTION
RE
SS
RE / T E M
PÉ
TU
RA
TEMPERATURE /
PRESSURE GAUGE
RE
PRESSURE
REDUCING VALVE
SAFETY VALVE
BLEEDING VALVE
U
AT
WATER FEED
AIR
PURGER
AUTOMATIC
AIR VENT
MAINTENANCE
VALVE
R
SHUT-OFF
VALVE
MAINTENANCE
VALVE
CIRCULATING PUMP
TEM
PE
SUPPLY
ALL-ELECTRIC INSTALLATION
(Illustration A)
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RETURN
DRAIN OR
PURGE VALVE
MAINTENANCE
VALVE
N
ROOM THERMOSTAT
DUAL-ENERGY
CONTROLLER
BURNER
PUMP
CONTROL
MAINTENANCE
VALVE
ELECTRIC
BOILER
SIO
URE
/ PRES
OIL / GAS
BOILER
P
NOTE: Refer to table 4 for minimum flow rates based on boiler kW. Primary/secondary boiler piping is
recommended when system has more than two equally sized zones.
EXPANSION
TANK
WATER
FLOW
DRAIN
CONNECTION
RE
SS
RE / T E M
PÉ
TU
RA
TEMPERATURE /
SAFETY VALVE PRESSURE GAUGE
BLEEDING VALVE
RE
PRESSURE
REDUCING VALVE
MAINTENANCE
VALVE
U
AT
WATER FEED
AIR
PURGER
AUTOMATIC
AIR VENT
R
SHUT-OFF
VALVE
MAINTENANCE
VALVE
CIRCULATING PUMP
TEM
PE
SUPPLY
POWER SUPPLY
LOAD
MANAGEMENT
CONTROL
OUTDOOR RESET
SENSOR
DUAL-ENERGY SERIES INSTALLATION
(Illustration B)
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ZONE PUMP
MAINTENANCE
VALVE
WATER
FLOW
DRAIN
CONNECTION
SAFETY VALVE
BLEEDING VALVE
RE
SS
RE / T E M
PÉ
R
N
DRAIN OR
PURGE VALVE
120V / 1Ø
PUMP POWER
SUPPLY
POWER SUPPLY
LOAD
MANAGEMENT
CONTROL
OUTDOOR RESET
SENSOR
ROOM THERMOSTAT
MAINTENANCE
VALVE
ELECTRIC
BOILER
SIO
URE
/ PRES
TU
RA
TEMPERATURE /
PRESSURE GAUGE
P
NOTE: Refer to table 4 for minimum flow rates based on boiler kW. Primary/secondary boiler piping is
recommended when system has more than two equally sized zones.
RETURN
EXPANSION
TANK
AIR
PURGER
AUTOMATIC
AIR VENT
RE
PRESSURE
REDUCING VALVE
WATER FEED
SHUT-OFF
VALVE
MAINTENANCE
VALVE
CIRCULATING PUMP
U
AT
ZONE PUMP
ZONE PUMP
ZONE PUMP
TEM
PE
SUPPLY
PRIMARY / SECONDARY PIPING INSTALLATION
(Illustration C)
PUMP WIRING WITH FOSSIL FUEL BACKUP BOILER
120 VAC
OUTPUT W/ HEAT CALL
V
V
120V COIL
NO
HOT
HOT
120 VAC
POWER
SUPPLY
CIRCULATION
PUMP
COM
COM
P
P
ELECTRIC BOILER
CIRCULATION PUMP
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April 9, 2010
Electric Boiler Troubleshooting Guide
Call for heat and boiler doesn’t start, no lights on circuit board. Try the following:
1. Confirm that the boiler is connected to 240/1 power, main panel breakers are ON, breakers
supplying boiler in panel are ON.
2. Boiler circuit breakers are ON.
3. Check line side of transformer for 240 volts. If yes, continue. If no, check for 240VAC at circuit
breaker.
4. Check low voltage side of transformer for 24 VAC. If yes, continue. If no, change transformer.
5. Check for 24 VAC from fuse to circuit board. If yes, continue. If no, change fuse.
6. If outdoor sensor is attached to OT/OT on boiler circuit board, is outdoor temperature below
68°F? If outdoor temperature is 68°F or more, disconnect one leg of wires to OT/OT. Do not
jumper OT/OT.
7. Confirm that load management control contact is wired to S1/S2 terminals on boiler circuit
board and load management contact is closed, or jumper S1/S2. Boiler will not start if S1/S2 is
open.
8. Confirm that thermostat or zone valve end switch is wired to C/W1 terminals on boiler circuit
board and that boiler is getting a good call for heat, or jumper C/W1.
9. Turn OFF circuit breakers at boiler. On upper left corner of circuit board are two red wires
connected to supply water sensor on boiler tank. Carefully disconnect red wire connections
from board. Turn ON circuit breakers. If boiler starts, turn OFF circuit breakers and replace
supply water sensor. If boiler doesn’t start, replace circuit board.
Call for heat, circuit board lights come on but no heat or insufficient heat. Try the following:
1. Check amp draw at boiler circuit breakers. If amp draw is less than rating on boiler label,
continue to next step. If amp draw is correct, turn OFF circuit breakers and check pump
operation, confirm system design, heat loss, boiler sizing, system water level, etc.
2. Check back-up contactor. Set meter to volts AC and measure for voltage on power wires out
of contactor going to elements/relays. If 240VAC, go to next step. If not 240VAC, check for
24VAC at coil of back-up contactor. If no 24VAC, check for 24VAC across high limit sensor on
tank. If 24VAC, reset manual high limit or, if auto high limit, change high limit. If no 24VAC,
check wiring at high limit.
3. Check for 24V DC from circuit board to coil of element relays - smaller two screws on solid
state relay, terminals labeled coil on DC relays. Make sure + probe on meter to + terminal on
SSR and – to –. If no DC voltage to relays, check wiring harness connection to circuit board.
If DC voltage at relay, set meter to volts AC and check contact side of relay. If solid state
relay, put probes on SSR L1 and T1 – larger two screws on SSR. If DC relays, put probes on
terminals labeled contacts. If 0 voltage, relay contact is closed, go to step 4. If 240VAC at
relay contact, it is failed open, change relay.
4. Turn OFF circuit breakers. Check for continuity at boiler elements. If no continuity, change
element.
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Call for heat, boiler starts and back-up contactor is noisy. Try the following:
1. Check for 24VAC out of transformer to contactor. If less than 24VAC, change transformer. If
24VAC, contactor is defective or contacts are dirty. Continue.
2. Turn OFF boiler circuit breakers. Disconnect wires to contactor, remove contactor from boiler,
remove two screws from bottom metal plate on contactor, carefully remove coil and magnetic
core, carefully clean surface of magnetic contacts with emery cloth. Reassemble and reinstall
contactor. Remove all debris, metal shavings, etc. from inside of boiler cabinet. Restart boiler.
If contactor noise continues, replace contactor.
Call for heat, boiler starts but pump doesn’t run. Try the following:
1. Check for 120VAC from main electrical panel to pump. Pump must get power from the panel.
2. Route 120VAC from panel to pump through boiler. Run line leg of 120VAC through PP
terminal on boiler. When boiler starts, relay connected to PP will close and start pump.
3. If pump is powered from panel and run through PP as described above and pump does not
start when boiler starts, check for continuity on contact side of PP relay. If not closed, replace
PP relay.
Call for heat, boiler starts, call for heat ends (no lights on board) and boiler continues to heat.
Try the following:
1. Confirm that the call for heat has ended, disconnect wires to C/W1.
2. Check for amp draw at each element circuit. If there is amp draw, check for 240V AC on
contact side of element relay. If there is 0 voltage, relay has failed closed, change relay.
3. Check for amp draw and if some amp draw but less than full rated amp draw: Set meter to
ohms and check element drawing amps. If element reads less than rated ohms, change
element. If element reads proper ohms, change relay.
Call for heat and boiler tank is “noisy”. Hissing, percolating or knocking noise from tank:
1. Most common cause of boiler tank noise is improper flow. Refer to installation manual for
proper GPM based on kW size of boiler.
2. If proper GPM flow rate through boiler, noise can be caused by sediment build-up on elements.
Check for build-up on outside surface of elements.
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TMB D-22 Control Board
B/U Contactor 50 amp (lug style)
B/U Contactor 50 amp (spade style)
Element Activation Relay
Pump Relay
3 kw element
5 kw element
5.75 kw element
8.75 kw element
10 kw element
Temperature Pressure Gauge
Pressure Relief Valve
Manual Hi Limit Reset
Tank Temp. Sensor
TH-600D FFB Control Board
(Upgrade) FFB Dual Temp. Board
TH-600M Mono Control Board
(Upgrade) Mono Dual Temp. Board
Circuit Breaker 20 amp
Circuit Breaker 30 amp
Circuit Breaker 40 amp
Circuit Breaker 50 amp
Circuit Breaker 60 amp
SSR Relay 40 amp
SSR Relay 50 amp
Control Transformer 30 VA
Control Transformer 50 VA
Control Fuse 2 amp
Outdoor Sensor
Stainless Steel Tank Gasket
16-04-001
10-02-0049
10-02-005
10-02-006
10-02-006
17-02-101
17-02-102
17-02-103
21-00-001
21-00-002
17-02-104
17-02-105
10-02-004
17-02-107
17-02-109
17-02-10959
17-02-110
17-02-11095
17-02-1115
17-02-111
17-02-112
17-02-113
17-02-114
17-02-11440
17-02-115
17-02-116
21-00-006
17-02-117
17-02-119
21-00-004
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TMB Parts
B-9 B-10 B-12 B-15 B-18 B-20 B-23 B-27 B-30 B-35 B-40 B-3
1
FFB Parts
Diagrams on next page are for parts identification and terminology purposes.
All Boilers contain different parts and parts breakdown should be used to identify exact part number and quantity in each unit.
Description
Part Number
Effective: 11.1.11
1
3A
3B
5
7
8
13
14
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22
24
26
27
Control Board
SSR Relays
Element Activation Relay
Back Up Contactors
Control Transformer
Pump Relay
Circuit Breakers
Manual Hi Limit Reset
Elements
Tank Temperature Sensor
Fuse
Outdoor Reset
Temperature Pressure Gauge
TMB Style Boiler
FFB Style Boiler
1
3
4
6
7
12
14
16
17
18
Control Board/Module
Back Up Contactor
Elements
Transformer
Circuit Breaker
Fuse
Pump Relay
Manual Hi Limit Reset
Tank Temperature Sensor
Outdoor Reset
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