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LEVEL BUBBLER START-UP INSTRUCTIONS

As with any measuring or control system, maintenance and adjustments should be performed by qualified personnel only. Prior to any adjustments, the Operations Authority must be notified.

1. Mount Bubbler panel and connect air supply and dip tube and lead line tubing to Bubbler panel, per Panel Layout drawing.

2. Connect power supply to panel per wiring diagram.

3. Confirm the air filter output to the Siemens Constant Flow regulator is set to X psig (where X is equal to the maximum depth being measuring plus ~30% margin; 1ft H2O = 0.4335 psi water).

4. Confirm the Siemens Constant Flow regulator is set to 1 SCFH. If not, adjust the flow rate by turning the smaller screw located on the bottom right side of the controller.

5. Adjust Alarm Level settings of Texmate as desired. See page 6 of Texmate manual provided.

6. For Texmate to display the actual depth, the 0% 4ma analog output must be set to the distance between the bottom of the V notch on the dip tube and bottom of tank. See Step H on page 5 of Texmate manual.

As Shipped Settings

Ashcroft Transmitter
IX 5 F02 42 ST 150IW

4 ma = 0ftwc
20 ma = 12ftwc

Texmate Display

0-12 ftwc

Texmate Analog Output

4 ma = 0ftwc
20 ma = 12ftwc

Texmate Set Points

SP1 makes at 3ftwc, 0 hysteresis, DOM (delay on make) 0 seconds, DOB (delay on break) 0 seconds
SP2 makes at 9ftwc, 0 hysteresis, DOM 0 secs, DOB 0 secs
SP3 makes at -1ftwc and is not wired to terminals
SP4 makes at 20ftwc and is not wired to terminals

Switch Configuration

Low/High/Low/High

Filter Regulator

Regulator set at 7 psig

7. For Auto Blowdown systems, the cycle time is initially set to 24 hours unless specified. This Cycle Timer is the only timer that would ever need adjustment within the PLC program. Do not alter the other timers that open and close the solenoid valves or reset the auto cycle marker.

8. Dip Tube Material and Diameter:

  • A. The Dip Tube material must be compatible with the process fluid.
  • B. The hydraulic lines and associated connectors from the bubbler to the dip tube can be of any material capable of withstanding the maximum pressure applied.
  • C. The Dip Tube should be V notched ¼” at the bottom to ensure the continuous flow of small bubbles.
  • D. Diameter Chart:

Dip Tubes

DEPTH

DIAMETER

2 – 24 inches

1/4” OD

2 – 10 feet

1/4” – 3/8” OD

10 – 20 feet

3/8” – 3/4” OD

20 feet and longer

3/4” – 1” ID

9. Feeder Line Diameter:
The Feeder line should be sloped toward the dip tubes to avoid any condensate traps.

Feeder Line

LENGTH

DIAMETER

2 – 50 feet

1/4” OD

50 – 100 feet

3/8” – 1/2” OD

100 – 500 feet

1/2” – 3/4” OD

500 feet and longer

3/4” – 1” ID

Calculating Depth of Liquids:

Specific Gravity for Common Liquids:


Liquid

SG

Liquid

SG

Liquid

SG

Water

1.00

Carbon Disulfide

1.26

Olive Oil

0.92

Sea Water

1.03

Cottonseed Oil

0.93

Palm Oil

0.97

Acetic Acid

1.06

Fluoric Acid

1.50

Petroleum Oil

0.82

Alcohol, commercial

0.83

Kerosene

0.80

Phosphoric Acid

1.78

Alcohol, pure

0.79

Linseed Oil

0.94

Sulfuric Acid

1.84

Ammonia

0.89

Mineral Oil

0.92

Turpentine Oil

0.87

Benzene

0.69

Muriatic Acid

1.20

Tar

1.00

Carbolic Acid

0.96

Nitric Acid

1.50

Vinegar

1.08