defects discovered during operation of the unit will be noted, and corrections made as soon as operation has ceased. Stop the operation immediately if a deficiency is noted that could damage the equipment. After operation, the necessary PMCS must be performed. Report defects or unsatisfactory operating characteristics beyond your scope to your supervisor.
The PMCS procedures are contained in the operating manual provided with the field unit.
Before you start the bath unit, go to the "Operator's Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS)" and do the "Before Operation" checks and then proceed as follows:
Make certain the water heater load limit switch is turned to OFF.
Make sure the manual fuel valve is closed.
Press the reset button to ensure the flame safeguard control is not locked out.
Open the blower shutter approximately halfway.
Open the fuel pump primer plug and fill the fuel container with the fuel mixture. Replace the plug.
Make sure that one end of the hose is connected to the supply fitting of the fuel filter and to the fittings on the vent. Connect the return fuel line to the drum fill adapter.
The operator must periodically monitor the level of the fuel supply. The fuel container should be kept as full as possible to reduce water condensation. The frequency of refueling depends on the size of the fuel container. Excessive water in the fuel supply decreases heater efficiency and corrodes both chamber and the burner.
Exposed fuel and fuel vapor can ignite or explode, resulting in possible serious injury and even death. Observe proper safety precautions when servicing the fuel system. Ensure the water heater is cold before servicing the burner.
Check to see that all water lines are connected.
Be certain the water heater drain cock is closed.
Check to be sure the smoke-pipe elbow, the two lengths of the smoke-pipe guard assembly, and the smoke pipe are securely installed.
After having performed the recommended PMCS and the water heater is ready for use, you should proceed as follows:
Turn off the limit switch and connect the power cable to the power source. Close the fuel valve by turning it to the right.
Remove the plug and fill the coupling with water.
Replace the plug.
Open the fuel valve and turn the load limit switch and power source ON. The fuel pressure gauge should indicate 100 psi.
View the ignition spark through the sight tube after the power is turned ON.
Wait 7 seconds; then view the combustion through the sight tube.
If combustion does not occur after an additional 12-second wait, the buzzer sounds and the ignition spark shuts down. Wait 2 minutes after the buzzer sounds and press the safety reset button. If combustion still does not occur, troubleshoot the unit according to table 2-1.
After start-up, the exhaust gases from the exhaust stack should be transparent and smokeless. When smoke is present, open the air band on the blower assembly slowly until the exhaust gases are transparent and smokeless. The water heater is now in automatic operation.
Perform the following shutdown procedures after normal use or when the equipment will not be used for an extended period:
Turn off the fuel valve.
Turn off the load limit switch.
Turn off the water pump.
If there is danger of the bath unit freezing, perform the following procedures: 2-5Continue Reading