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·Flange Leak Detector (“FLD”) ·Installation Instructions -
Prior to practicing the following, confirm that the equipment is in the “SAFE” mode, that all flammable, combustible, hazardous and other detrimental fumes, gases, materials and the like have been fully evacuated from the service area. It is the responsibility of the installer to wear appropriate safety equipment, including protective eye wear, and other coverings as may be required under applicable standard.
·2.For the flanges where the tape is
still pliable, try to unwrap the tape and remove it from the flanges, using
recommended procedures and following appropriate safety guidelines. If this is
not successful, cut or sever the tape between both flanges so that you will be
able to split the flanges apart (Figure 2). This can be done with a knife or
sharp object. Be careful not to cut yourself or one of the previously installed FLDs. Be careful to not make a burr on the flange; that could then cut a FLD
when it is to be installed.
·4. After cleaning the area
thoroughly, evenly loosen the bolting and take the flanges apart. ·5. After breaking apart the
flanges, properly prepare the flanges for the installation of the FLDs. Before
doing this, seal off the ends of the flanges. This will prevent any floating
debris being removed from the flanges from becoming lodged in the process piping
or the machine. Upon removal of the temporary seal, any residual material
should be removed and the surface must remain clean. ·6.All the sealing surfaces around
the flanges MUST be smooth and free of burrs, sharp edges, tape residue,
oils, solvents or moisture. The sealing surfaces are where the FLD comes into
contact with the flange. If not properly cleaned and de-burred, the edge of the
flanges may cause the FLD to be cut as it is slid into the proper position.
9.Connect the flanges together using the manufacturer’s instructions on proper flange alignment and bolt torque.
Once the flanges are assembled and the bolting properly torqued, gently
slide the FLD over the first flange. This should be done in a manner so that the
FLD is stretched evenly around the outside of the flange. Do not pull the FLD on
one side at a time as that could result in tearing of the FLD. ·10.
Once the FLD as been positioned over the first flange, carefully and
evenly slide it over the open gap between the flanges onto the next flange. When
starting to slide it over the second flange, do so evenly. Stretching the FLD
unevenly may result in tearing. (Figure 4)
No locking washers, bolt heads or nuts can come in contact with the FLD
during installation. This may result in pinching or cutting the edge or any
part of the FLD during installation.
12. Align each side of the FLD with the edge of the flanges.
·The Leak Detection Hole MUST BE CENTERED
between the flanges. (Figure5)
·FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL RESULT IN A
MALFUNCTION OF THE FLD.
13. Once the proper alignment is made, take care not to move it from this position. It is recommend that the hole be positioned so that when cleaning nearby flanges, debris does not contaminate the FLD through the Indicator Hole.
14. IF THE FLD IS PINCHED OR CUT DURING INSTALLATION OR OPERATION, PERMANENT FAILURE CAN OCCUR (FIGURES 6 and 7). BE AWARE OF PIPING, PIPING INSULATION OR ANY OTHER OBJECTS NEAR THE FLANGES THAT CAN PINCH FLANGES WITH FLDS’ INSTALLED.
Figure 6 Figure 7
FAILURE TO PROPERLY FOLLOW THESE INSTALLATION AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS WILL VOID THE WARRANTY AND MAY RESULT IN IMPROPER OPERATION AND PREMATURE FAILURE OF THE FLD.
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