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Smith Meter Release Head DE Air Release Head Installation/Operation
Smith Meter Release Head DE Air Release Head Installation/Operation
Smith Meter Release Head DE Air Release Head Installation/Operation
Smith Meter Release Head DE Air Release Head Installation/Operation
Smith Meter Release Head DE Air Release Head Installation/Operation

Smith Meter ® Release Head

DE Air Release Head

Installation/Operation

Issue/Rev. 0.0 (3/11)

Bulletin MN03022

Smith Meter Release Head DE Air Release Head Installation/Operation Issue/Rev. 0.0 (3/11) Bulletin MN03022 Contents Section

Contents

Section 1 – Introduction

Page 2

Receipt of Equipment

Page 2

Principal of Operation

Page 2

Section 2 – Installation

Page 5

Mechanical (DE-1 and DE-2 General)

Page 6

Electrical – 120 Vac

Page 7

Electrical – 12 or 24 Vdc

Page 8

Electrical – 240 Vac

Page 8

Section 3 – Start Up

Page 11

Page 11

Section 4 – Troubleshooting

Page 12

Preventative Maintenance

Page 12

Section 5 – Related Publications

Page 14

Section 1 – Introduction

Receipt of Equipment

When the equipment is received, the outside packing case should be checked immediately for any shipping damage. If the packing case has been damaged, the local carrier should be notified at once regarding his liability. Carefully remove the unit from its packing case and inspect for damaged or missing parts.

If damage has occurred during shipment or parts are missing, a written report should be submitted to the Customer Service Department, FMC Technologies Measurement Solutions, Inc., Erie, Pennsylvania,

16514-0428.

Prior to installation, the unit should be stored in its origi- nal packing case and protected from adverse weather conditions and abuse.

Principle of Operation

The Smith Meter Model DE (Dual Electric) Air Release Head is a float switch operated air release head. The air release head upon sensing the presence of air in a liquid system, simultaneously opens an integral air vent solenoid valve and signals a control valve downstream of the meter to close. After the sensed air has been exhausted (into a drain system or into tankage), the in- tegral air vent solenoid valve closes and the downstream control valve is allowed to reopen. Dual floats located in the air eliminator tank control the operation of the air release and the control valve. Detection of air at the

lower float begins the exhaust cycle and valve closure which is maintained until the upper float detects product and terminates the exhaust cycle and resumes flow.

The sequence of operation is as follows:

As the liquid level in the tank drops, the electrically controlled block valve is allowed to remain open, permitting flow, until the liquid level drops below the "low" liquid level line. As the lower float drops, a switch is tripped interrupting the electrical power to the valve control solenoid, thereby, closing the main valve and stopping product flow. This same switch, by means of the relays located in the DE Head junction box, also opens the normally closed solenoid valve mounted on the air vent port of the DE Air Release, permitting the air trapped within the vessel to be vented.

As the trapped air is vented and is replaced by liquid, the valve control solenoid remains closed until the liq- uid rises to the "high" liquid level line, raising the upper float, tripping a second switch. This action de-energiz- es (closes) the solenoid valve on the air vent port, and simultaneously re-energizes the valve control solenoid permitting the main valve to reopen (Figures 1 and 2).

Section 1 – Introduction Receipt of Equipment When the equipment is received, the outside packing case

Figure 1 – Smith Meter Model DE-1 with 200-30A Block Valve in Open Position

Section 1 – Introduction

Section 1 – Introduction Figure 2 – Smith Meter Model DE-2 with 202 Bare Valve in

Figure 2 – Smith Meter Model DE-2 with 202 Bare Valve in Open Position

Section 1 – Introduction

Section 1 – Introduction Figure 3 – DE-1 Electric Petro-gard Assembly Page 4 • MN03022 Issue/Rev.

Figure 3 – DE-1 Electric Petro-gard Assembly

Section 2 – Installation

Ball Valve 2-Way N.C. Model 30A Solenoid Housing Relay Model 31A Solenoid (3/8" NPT) to Connect
Ball Valve
2-Way N.C.
Model 30A Solenoid
Housing
Relay
Model 31A Solenoid
(3/8" NPT)
to Connect
Model 13F
Customer
Note 1: Apply a thin coat of grease,
Mystik-JT-6, or equivalent
to the mating surfaces before
mounting the cover.
Note 2: Allow sufficient clearance
for maintenance access.
Figure 8 for 120 Vac
Figure 10 for 12 and 24 Vdc
Figure 12 for 240 Vac
For DE-2 Wiring Diagram See:
Intrinsically Safe Solid-State Relay
(See Par ts List for P/N)
Install Protective Cover Over Output Terminals
Electrical Ground Screw
(Green) Ref. for Solenoid
Green Wire
Check Valve
*
Model 10B,
Model 03A,
Sight Glass
2-Way N.O.
Mounting
Flange
Assembly
See Note 2
See Note 1
See Note 2
Switch
Shield
Float
*

Figure 4 – DE-2 Electric Petro-gard Assembly

Section 2 – Installation Ball Valve 2-Way N.C. Model 30A Solenoid Housing Relay Model 31A Solenoid

Figure 5 – Vertical DE Head Air Eliminator In Line

Section 2 – Installation

Section 2 – Installation Figure 6 – DE Head Air Eliminator In Line Figure 7 –

Figure 6 – DE Head Air Eliminator In Line

Section 2 – Installation Figure 6 – DE Head Air Eliminator In Line Figure 7 –

Figure 7 – DE-1 120 Vac

Mechanical (DE-l and DE-2 General)

Field Installation on Existing Air Eliminators

1. On vertical tanks, remove the existing air release head. On horizontal tanks, remove the most down stream head and thoroughly clean the surface to which the DE Head will be mounted. (Remove old gasket material, etc.) For multiple head arrangements, install blind flanges or plug air release outlet in place of existing RB heads. 2. Install the new gasket that is supplied with the DE Head.

3. Be

sure that the floats

on

the liquid level

switch

assembly travel freely throughout the range as

determined by the tank size (Figure 6).

4. Insert the assembly into the tank. Be sure that the stem assembly is vertical and that the junction box cover is accessible. Provide sufficient clearance for maintenance access (Figures 3 and 4).

5 Bolt the DE Head Assembly to the previously prepared flange using the bolts supplied.

6 Proceed to the next section appropriate to your installation.

Section 2 – Installation

DE-1 with 200 Series Valve

  • 1. Install the Smith Meter Model 200-30A Valve into the line. Be sure the directional flow arrow on the valve body agrees with the product flow direction.

  • 2. Connect the sight glass, check valve, and ball valve assembly (Figure 3) to the 30A Solenoid. Connect the air exhaust line, pipe or tubing from the 03A Ball Valve to the downstream side of the valve or downstream of the prover loop (3/8" O.D. on 3",4", or 6" systems, 1/2" O.D. on 8",10", or 12" systems).

DE-2 with 200 Series Valve

  • 1. Install the Smith Meter Model 202 into the line. Orient the valve cover in a horizontal position. Be sure that the flow arrow on the valve body agrees with the product flow direction. Remove the plug from the valve cover. Fill the cover to overflowing with product, light machine oil, or hydraulic transmission fluid to minimize air entrapment. Reinstall the valve cover plug.

  • 2. Install pipe or tubing (3/8" O.D. minimum) from the Model 31A Solenoid Port No.1, to the control valve cover.

  • 3. Install the air release line to the downstream port of the valve or downstream of the prover loop to the tank return (3/8" O.D. on 3", 4", or 6" systems, 1/2" O.D. on 8",10", or 12" systems).

Note: The 10B Check Valve on the air release line of the DE-1 and DE-2 is for anti-siphone and should not be removed.

Electrical – 120 Vac

DE-1 with 200 Series Valve

  • 1. Connect the main shutoff (N.O.) between the ac supply L1 and Input Terminal 2 of the intrinsically safe solid-state relay (Figure 7). AWG 18 minimum wire size is recommended for all connections.

  • 2. Connect AC supply neutral to Terminal 1 on the intrinsically safe solid-state relay.

  • 3. See Figure 7 for connections to solenoids and the control valve.

  • 4. Use ohm meter to test that both float contacts to the intrinsically safe solid-state relay are normally closed (with tank dry). Test between Terminals 8 and 5 with Terminal 7 common.

DE-2 with 200 Series Valve

  • 1. Connect pump control relay contacts (N.O.) between AC Supply L 1 and Input Terminal 2 of intrinsically safe solid-state relay (Figure 8). AWG 18 minimum wire size recommended for all connections.

  • 2. Connect AC supply neutral to Terminal 1 of the intrinsically safe solid-state relay.

  • 3. See Figure 8 for connections to Intrinsic safety devices and relay connections to solenoids.

  • 4. Use an ohm meter to test that both float contacts to the intrinsically safe solid-state relay are: normally closed (with tank dry). Test between Terminals 8 and 5 with Terminal 7 common.

Section 2 – Installation DE-1 with 200 Series Valve 1. Install the Smith Meter Model 200-30A

Figure 8 – DE-2 120 Vac

Section 2 – Installation

Electrical – 12 or 24 Vdc

DE-1 and DE-2 with 200 Series Valve

1. Connect pump control relay contacts (N.O.) between dc supply voltage and input supply positive (+) terminal of intrinsically safe solid-state relay. AWG 18 minimum wire size is recommended for all connections.

2. See Figures 9 and 10 for voltage connections to the intrinsically safe solid-state relay and the relay connections to solenoids.

3. Test to be sure that both float contacts to intrinsically safe solid-state relay are normally closed (with tank dry) between the terminals of each intrinsically safe solid-state relay designated switch input. Be sure that the connections are made according to Figure 9 or Figure 10.

Electrical – 240 Vac

DE-1 and DE-2 with 200 Series Valve

1. Connect pump control relay contacts, Figures 11 and 12, (N.O.) between AC supply L 1 and Vac input 12 Vdc 1.8A terminal to intrinsically safe solid-state relay. AWG 18 minimum wire size is recommended for all connections. Connect L2 to the other Vac terminal.

2. See Figure 11 (DE-1) and Figure 12 (DE-2) for connections to the intrinsically safe solid-state relay and the solenoids on the control valve.

3. Test to be sure that both float contacts to intrinsically safe solid-state relay are normally closed (with tank dry) between terminals on and off. Test with top float (yellow wires) connected between common and off terminals and bottom float (red wires) connected between common and on terminals.

Grounding

Be sure the power ground (green) wire from the sole- noids and AC power ground (green wire) are connected to the grounding screw in the explosion proof junction box.

See Note 3 Solenoid Solenoid Shutoff Valve 2-Way N.C. (-) (+) Recommended Main Shutoff Customer to
See Note 3
Solenoid
Solenoid
Shutoff Valve
2-Way N.C.
(-)
(+)
Recommended Main Shutoff
Customer
to Install
Intrinsically Safe
Solid-State Relay
Switch
Intrinsically Safe
Solid-State Relay
Switch
2-Way N.C.
Note:
Caution
4. Use 18 gauge minimum wire size.
5. Schematic shown not energized.
If the DE Head is used in
applications where the polarity
of the supply voltage (DC) can
be reversed, a protective network
is required (optional).
1. Float switches are closed in
down (dr y) position.
2. Relay: 12V DPDT or 24V DPDT
or equivalent.
3. RC Network:
P/N 645060-4-03.
RG 1986-6. 0.5 uf. 100 Ω
(2 required).
1
Yellow
Load
Leads
Red
Load
12 Vdc, 1.8A
Optional: 24 Vdc, 0.9A
6
5
3
4
R1A
R1B
Leads
8
(-)
(-)
Top Float
Bottom Float
(+)
(+)
Customer to Connect
R1
2
Vent
7

Figure 9 – DE-1 - 12/24 Vdc

Section 2 – Installation

Note: 3-Way N.O. R1 2 (-) (+) Recommended Main Shutoff Customer to Install Intrinsically Safe Solid-State
Note:
3-Way N.O.
R1
2
(-)
(+)
Recommended Main Shutoff
Customer
to Install
Intrinsically Safe
Solid-State Relay
Switch
Intrinsically Safe
Solid-State Relay
Switch
See Note 3
Valve Control
4. Use 18 gauge minimum wire size.
5. Schematic shown not energized.
Caution
If the DE Head is used in
applications where the polarity
of the supply voltage (DC) can
be reversed, a protective network
is required (optional).
1. Float switches are closed in
down (dr y) position.
2. Relay: 12V DPDT or 24V DPDT
or equivalent.
3. RC Network:
P/N 645060-4-03.
RG 1986-6. 0.5 uf. 100 Ω
(2 required).
1
Yellow
Load
Leads
Red
Load
12 Vdc, 3.5A
Optional: 24 Vdc, 1.8A
6
5
3
4
R1A
R1B
Leads
8
(-)
(-)
Top Float
Bottom Float
(+)
(+)
Vent
7
2-Way N.C.
Solenoid
Solenoid

Figure 10 – DE-2 - 12/24 Vdc

Section 2 – Installation Note: 3-Way N.O. R1 2 (-) (+) Recommended Main Shutoff Customer to

Figure 11 – DE-1 - 240 Vdc

Section 2 – Installation

Section 2 – Installation Figure 12 – DE-2 - 240 Vac Page 10 • MN03022 Issue/Rev.

Figure 12 – DE-2 - 240 Vac

Section 3 – Start Up

DE-1 and DE-2 with 200 Series Valve

1. Fill the system by gravity to check for leaks and to prevent line shock during start-up.

2. Bleed all air from the valve, meter, and strainer as the system is filled with product. Close all exhaust ports as the system is filled.

3. Turn power "on" to system. 4. Consider the air eliminator tank to have entrapped air. a. Open ball valves on DE-1 and DE-2 fully.

b. Jog the pump and check that air is evacuated and that the valve remains closed at this time.

c. Be sure that after air is evacuated the valve opens. As the valve opens, the pump can be left on. No solid stream of product should be seen in the sight glass. Shut the system down if this occurs.

d. If the control valve does not open or the sight glass fills with product, refer to the Troubleshooting Section of this manual.

Section 4 – Troubleshooting

Preventative Maintenance

1. High paraffin base crude or products with sediment may plug the solenoid orifice or seats, monitor for correct operation, flush or wash as needed.

2. Water in product at freezing temperature will solidify and cause the orifice valve or check valves to jam. Clean or apply heat as required to release them.

3. Waxy crudes may coat the stem assembly of the DE Head floats and require periodic cleaning.

4. Base maintenance and/or cleaning schedules of strainers on a prior history of product requirements.

Warning

Remove the DE Head to a non-hazardous area for troubleshooting after removing power from the unit.

Symptom

Cause

Corrective Action

No flow.

No pump pressure. No power. Pump permissive contact open. Control valve not opening.

Turn pump on. Check for power to input. Confirm pump contact (N.O.). Close and apply power to the DE Head.

Float switches (N.C.) dry, not opening as tank fills.

Check operation of float switches with volt ohm meter (VOM) or multimeter as they are moved. See correct schematic figures.

Intrinsically safe solid-state relay defective.

With both float switches closed, the active voltage should be on Relay Terminal 7 common. If not, intrinsically safe solid-state relay is defective – replace.

Relay defective.

If active, voltage is between Terminals 2 and 7 of the relay. The relay should activate, if not, replace

Valve control solenoids not operating.

Check power wiring from DE Head. With no power to unit, check continuity of solenoid and resistance of coil to ground for open or leakage. Typical coil resistance is less than 500 Ω. Leakage not less than 10 kΩ hot.

Note: Check for debris in valve body if electrically correct.

Main control valve diaphragm defective.

If valve diaphragm is defective, pressure is equalized (no differential), valve will not open. Check or replace as needed.

Fixed orifice 13F plugged (DE-2 Head only).

Clean as required.

Control valve not opening.

03A Ball Valve on DE-2 not open.

Open Ball Valve.

Product in sight glass.

30A Solenoid open.

Check for debris, clean as needed.

Floats jammed (down position or leaking).

Check floats, high paraffin base crude will cause build up; clean as required.

Intrinsic barrier defective. 10B Check Valve defective. Relay defective.

Check barrier float, input contacts, and wiring with tank filled float switches open. Replace or correct as required.

Test 10B Valve for one-way flow, clean or replace as required.

With floats in upper position, the relay should be inactive – no voltage to Relay Terminal 2. Repair or replace as required.

Main control valve not closing (continuous flow).

Control Valve Solenoid 30A or 31 malfunction.

Check operation of solenoid. Parts should close with no power; clean and/or replace as required.

Debris lodged under main valve poppet.

Isolate valve, check for leakage. Clean/repair as required.

Floats jammed up.

Check floats, high paraffin base crude will cause a build up, clean as required.

Power to control solenoid not disabled.

Test intrinsically safe solid-safe relay for correct operation with control valve. Repair/ replace as required.

Section 4 – Troubleshooting

Symptom

Cause

Corrective Action

Does not vent (meter over registration).

Ball valves closed. Check valve blocked. Vent solenoids failed closed. Lower float jammed (up).

Open. Clean. No power or replace. Check power wiring from DE Head.

With no power to unit, check continuity of so- lenoid and resistance or coil ground for open or leakage. Typical coil resistance is less than 500 Ω. Leakage no less than 10 kΩ hot.

Note: Check for debris in valve body if electrically correct.

Intrinsically safe solid-state relay failed.

Replace.

Relay failed.

Replace.

Section 5 – Related Publications

The following literature can be obtained from FMC Technologies Measurement Solutions, Inc. Literature Fulfillment at johno@gohrs.com or online at www.fmctechnologies.com/measurementsolutions . When requesting literature from Literature Fulfillment, please reference the appropriate bulletin number and title.

DE-1 and DE-2

Specifications

Bulletin SS03030

Parts List

Bulletin P0100.xx

MN03022 Issue/Rev. 0.0 (3/11):

Replaces MN01024X. All Figures have been updated.

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