Amtrol 85 LBC Oxygen Equipment user manual

INSTALLATION, OPERATION &

SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS

West Warwick, Rhode Island 02893

Telephone 401-884-6300

EXTROL LBC SERIES

LBC Series Bottom Connection Bladder Series

Pressurized Expansion Tanks (ASME)

For Models:

READ CAREFULLY THE PRODUCT INSTALLATION, OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE MANUAL. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE

INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS IN THE MANUAL MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS OR FATAL INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, AND

WILL VOID THE PRODUCT WARRANTY. THIS PRODUCT MUST BE INSTALLED BY A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL. FOLLOW ALL APPLICABLE LOCAL AND

STATE CODES AND REGULATIONS, IN THE ABSENCE OF SUCH CODES, FOLLOW THE CURRENT EDITIONS OF THE NATIONAL PLUMBING CODE AND

NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE, AS APPLICABLE.

EXPLOSION OR RUPTURE HAZARD A relief valve must be installed to prevent pressure in excess of local code requirement or maximum working pressure designated in the Product Manual, whichever is less. Do not expose Product to freezing temperatures or temperatures in excess of 240 F. Do not adjust the pre-charge or re-pressure this Product except for any adjustments required at the time of initial installation, especially if Product corroded, damaged or with diminished integrity. Adjustments to pre-charge must be done at ambient temperature only.

Failure to properly size the Product or follow these instructions may result in excessive strain on the system lead to Product failure, serious or fatal personal injury, leakage and/or property damage.

THIS IS THE SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL. IT IS USED TO ALERT YOU TO POTENTIAL PERSONAL INJURY AND OTHER HAZARDS. OBEY ALL SAFETY

MESSAGES THAT FOLLOW THIS SYMBOL TO REDUCE THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY AS WELL AS PROPERTY DAMAGE.

Part #9017-095 (04/07)

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY

POTABLE WATER AND RADIANT HEATING WARNING.

THIS PRODUCT MUST NOT BE USED IN RADIANT

HEATING, POTABLE WATER OR OPEN SYSTEMS OF

ANY KIND. THESE SYSTEMS CONTAIN OXYGENATED WATER WHICH WILL

CAUSE INTERNAL CORROSION AND PREMATURE PRODUCT FAILURE. USE

A THERM-X-TROL FOR POTABLE WATER SYSTEMS AND A RADIANT

EXTROL FOR RADIANT HEATING SYSTEMS. MOUNT VERTICALLY ONLY.

DO NOT INSTALL ON DEAD-END PIPE.

NOTE: INSPECT FOR SHIPPING DAMAGE AND NOTIFY FREIGHT CARRIER

OR STORE WHERE PURCHASED IMMEDIATELY IF DAMAGE IS PRESENT. TO

AVOID RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE, IF THE

PRODUCT APPEARS TO BE MALFUNCTIONING OR SHOWS SIGNS OF

CORROSION, CALL A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IMMEDIATELY. CURRENT

COPIES OF THE PRODUCT MANUAL CAN BE VIEWED AT

FAILURE TO PROPERLY SEAL WILL RESULT IN LOSS

OF PRECHARGE CAUSING PRODUCT TO FAIL.

GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION - ADDITIONAL

SPECIFIC SAFETY ALERTS APPEAR IN THE

FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS.

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING: THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS A

CHEMICAL KNOWN BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER AND

TO CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARM. (CALIFORNIA

INSTALLER/CONTRACTOR - CALIFORNIA LAW REQUIRES THAT THIS NOTICE

BE GIVEN TO CONSUMER/END USER OF THIS PRODUCT.) FOR MORE

Location of EXTROL Expansion

DO NOT LOCATE THIS PRODUCT WHERE LEAKING

OR FLOODING COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE

SURROUNDING PROPERTY.

The AMTROL expansion tank may be placed in any convenient position within the mechanical room (or building). If multiple tanks are installed, they should all be on the same level.

Point of Connection

Unlike a conventional tank, the EXTROL sealed air cushion does not require replenishment so DO NOT connect to an air separator or other air collection device.

As with any expansion tank, it is recommended that the EXTROL be connected to the suction side of the pump. This will prevent the pump head from becoming subtractive which may result in entry of air and vapor formation at high points in the system.

By connecting the EXTROL on the boiler return, displacement of coolest system water into tank is ensured reducing energy waste.

Low pressure drop components such as air separators and boilers may be placed between point of connection and pump suction if desired. System design will dictate the feasibility of this.

Natural convection losses and the entry of air into tanks are eliminated by connection to the side or underside of main pipe. The piping should be pitched up and away from the EXTROL to eliminate any potential air

Installation

THIS PRODUCT MUST BE INSTALLED BY A QUALIFIED

PROFESSIONAL.

1. Note location of system connection, air charge valve and drain connection on tank.

2. Remove the plug or pipe cap from the system connection.

3. Remove the 1 1/2 NPT plug covering the air charge valve.

4. Before making any connection to the tank, check the tank and air charge (use an accurate pressure gauge). The air pressure must be equal to the minimum system pressure at the tank location.

5. After making sure the air charge is correct, replace