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YDR-SSE10-P-01 05/2006 IN 5061

Installation & Commissioning

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Gas supply connection Pressure gauge Pressure regulator Pressure regulator cap Relief valve Relief valve lock nut level switch connection Vessel fill Pressure vessel Weld pad Cooling coil (optional extra) Cooling coil inlet/outlet Drain Valve Seal supply connection Finned tubing (optional extra) Supply/return pipe Seal fittings Mechanical seal Seal return connection

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Install the SSE10-P vessel in a suitable location, which is free from vibration and in close proximity to the pump (No more than 2000mm (80 inches) above and 1000mm (40 inches) from the side of the mechanical seal (R)). Mount the SSE10-P so it is easy to monitor and maintain. If your vessel has a cooling coil (K) please refer to Figure 4 for its commissioning.

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Connect the vessel from the seal feed connection (N) to the mechanical seal (R) and from the mechanical seal (R) to the seal return connection (S) using the two lengths of tubing provided. It is imperative that the return line from the seal (P) to the seal return connection (S) does not sag. If installing finned tubing please refer to Figure 3. Screw relief valve cap (D) fully clockwise Before filling the vessel with barrier fluid, disconnect the return pipe (P) at the seal return connection on the vessel (S). This will allow any trapped air to escape out of the seal. If you are installing the vessel on a vertical pump please refer to Figure 6. Open the fill valve (H) and fill the vessel using the barrier fluid you have chosen (oil or water). Once the barrier fluid is seen emerging from the return pipe (P), re-connect it to the seal return connection (S) on the vessel. Continue to fill the vessel until the liquid level reaches a few millimetres below the top of the weld pad level gauge (J). Close the fill valve (G). With your gas supply isolated (use an inert gas), connect the supply to the pressure regulator (C) using appropriate piping. Pull up the cap (D) on the pressure regulator (C) and turn it fully anti-clockwise. The working pressure of the relief valve must be set before the working pressure of the vessel. To set the relieving pressure of the relief valve, turn on your gas supply and turn the pressure regulator cap (D) clockwise until your desired pressure for the relief valve (E) is reached on the pressure gauge (B). Turn the relief valve cap (E) slowly anti-clockwise until a small volume of gas begins to dispel from the relief valve (a slight hissing sound will be heard). At this point stop turning the relief valve cap (E) anti-clockwise and lock it using the lock nut (F). This is now set as the relieving pressure for the relief valve. To set the working pressure of the vessel (vessel working pressure must be 1Bar or 14.5 psi above stuffing box pressure), isolate the gas supply and turn the pressure regulator cap (D) fully anti clockwise until all the gas in the vessel has escaped (it has been filled from setting the relieving pressure for the relief valve). Turn on the gas supply and turn the pressure regulator cap (D) clockwise until the desired pressure is shown on the pressure gauge (B). This is now set as the vessel operating pressure. Press the cap (D) down to lock it so that the pressure can not be altered. Ensure that the gas supply to the vessel remains on, for normal operation after commissioning is complete. For direction of flow details refer to Figure 5.

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FIG.1: Vessel Guide (SSE10-P2 vessel shown) FIG.2: Mounting Guide

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FIG.3: FINNED TUBING

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14) 1) 2) 3) 4) Install the SSE10-P vessel in a suitable location, which is free from vibration and in close proximity to the pump. Mount the SSE10-P so it is easy to monitor and maintain. Install the supplied lengths of finned tubing by connecting one length to the seal supply connection (N) and the other to the seal return connection on the vessel (T) *. Customer to supply and connect the hard pipe from the seal to the finned tubing (O). Continue from installation / commissioning instruction 3 to install / commission the vessel correctly. 15)

*Finned tubing can be bent to suit the application.

DECLARATION OF INCORPORATION This Mechanical seal Support System must not be put into service until the relevant machinery into which it is incorporated has been declared to be in conformity with the provisions of the Machinery Directive.

FIG 4: COOLING COIL 1) 2) 3) To commission the cooling coil the end user supplies their piping and fittings. Isolate the water supply that you intend to run to the cooling coil. Using the piping and fittings, connect the water supply to the cooling coil inlet port on the vessel (L) and from the cooling coil outlet port (L) to the water supply. Turn on the water supply. SSE10-P INSTALLATION /COMMISSIONING OPERATION & SAFETY CHECKS FIG 5: DIRECTION OF FLOW When the system is first run, check the direction of flow i.e. which pipe gets hot. The hot pipe must go to the return port on the vessel (S), or flow may cease over a short while. If the flow is the wrong way around, reverse the connections at the seal or vessel. This is, of course, only valid where the ports are horizontal. If the ports are vertical, we would recommend that the seal be reinstalled. It should be noted that even a slight concentric misalignment would cause the barrier fluid to flow in the opposite direction. Return line from the seal (P) to the vessel return connection (T) must not sag. Return line form the seal (P) to the vessel return connection (T) must be warmer than the feed line from the seal feed connection (P) to the mechanical seal (R). Set the relieving pressure of the relief valve before setting the working pressure of the vessel Set the working pressure of the vessel at 1 Bar / 14.5 psi above the stuffing box pressure. Ensure that the gas supply to the vessel remains on during normal operation. Ensure all hoses / piping is properly connected and free from leakage.

AESSEAL (MCK) Ltd. 139A Hillsborough Old Road Lisburn N.Ireland BT27 5QE Telephone: +44 (0) 28 9266 9966 Fax: +44 (0) 28 9266 9977 Tel/Fax Hotline: +44 (0) 28 9266 9988 E-mail: MCK@aesseal.co.uk www.aesseal.com

FIG.6: VERTICAL PUMPS On vertical pumps, to prevent a pocket of air being trapped in the seal upon vessel fill, it is advisable to vent the outboard faces. This can be achieved by gently lifting the outboard rotary from the stationary. You will see the air escape and barrier fluid appear. At this point ease the faces back to their original position.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS INSTALLATION / COMMISSIONING If you have purchased an optional extra please refer to the installation instructions supplied with it.

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