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    A few things to look at

    First thing, open loop brewery chillers that have the glycol well at atmospheric should not " air lock."
    This does not mean it cannot happen if certain dynamics are in strange states. In the Chill...
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    Specifics

    Provide the following:
    Glycol Supply Temp in Degrees F
    Glycol Supply Header pressure in PSIG
    Line size
    Photos of control valves, tank drops in and out, loop pump, and chiller are helpful
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    Right on Timm

    Excellent advice Timm, the other thing I will add which I think you have said before is this is not the kind of thing you want to go doing often. It should only ever be done when absolutely necessary...
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    Question Specifics

    You query does not really concern " Coolbot " proper, but the heat rejected by a window type AC unit. The heat rejection is calculated by the BTU's captured in the evaporation part of the cycle plus...
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    Checkpoints

    You are either dealing with a flange or a threaded member. Just because things seem tight does not mean you don't have issues there.
    Take it apart, clean everything up and put it back together, with...
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    Absolutely Correct

    Phillip, never said I lked them and yes they ARE a way to cover mistakes without any doubt.
    With that said they seem to have an envelope of usage that you may not have encountered as yet in your...
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    Negative

    The correct method if you want flow control is to use a flow control faucet, not something in the line.
    They are pricey but work well.

    Star
  8. Thread: Noisy solenoid

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    Not enough details

    Your issue has nothing to do with using city water in your glycol. Also 33% is meaningless and you need to know what the brix is to be certain that what you mixed up hit the correct target. 33% is...
  9. The High Unreliability and Poor Quality of " Festo " Components

    Around December of 2018, I started seeing a massively high failure rate on magnetic Field sensors, P/N FESTO SMT-8M-A-NS-24V-E-0,3-M8D, as used on the Cask ACS canning machine.
    This series of...
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    h20 Pressure

    Water pressure limits are based on the OEM spec. as given by the model number on your device.
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    For Sure Timm

    To say its dreaded might be a Colossal Understatement. I would advise getting a NEW plate pack from the OEM to cover all unforseen bases.
    It is helpful to cut some wooden dowels, to gauge the...
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    Choices

    18" Blades are a must for tight locations.
    The plastic construction on appearence would be destroyed in a matter of days.
    While 2 row foam ones are the best, I have found only one brand that is...
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    About Tankless units

    If you have a standard " off the shelf " consumer model Tankless unit, its not made for R.O. water. Typical HX construction on those pieces of junk is copper and 316 SS is required for that duty. RO,...
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    Correct

    Correct, you DO have to open it all up to repair the leak.
    The correct way to insulate fitting junctions is with armaflex sheet or tube cut down one side and split lengthwise. Wrap the spliced area...
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    Some observations....

    First thing, you are in very deep waters and your post is vague.
    There must be ONE director of Operations who lays down the law for the entire gig. Someone has to be in charge and take charge....
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    Color Indicator

    Having flourescent dye in your glycol is an absolute MUST. Its should appear just like automotive fluid when colored correctly. This makes it easy to spot even when mixed in with whatever water is on...
  17. Venting Considerations

    You do not need to insulate a kettle vent, and it is best run with single wall SS pipe if you want to keep things simple an affordable.
    You use a " thimble " for the wall breaching for the pipe size...
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    Excellent Information

    Taz this is excellent information on the limits of the DG setup when used with Ceramic Stationary seal. I was unaware of those limitations with respect to ceramic, and while the Silicon Carbide...
  19. Consider the following

    Things that Every Boiler Operator should be aware of every day.
    Things that should not be done with Steam boilers that can be dangerous, and learning how to recognize and avoid dangerous operating...
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    10-4 Timm

    The leak is just about 100% at a fitting. The likelihood of having a leak somewhere randomly in the run is next to zero.
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    About Hanna Instruments

    " Hanna " makes some of the most ultra cheap, low end, problematic, Lab Gear in the known universe.
    A lot of which will show a high and early failure rate, and is quirky and nonsensical to use.
    If...
  22. Thread: propane

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    Details

    The matter is this gas not burning as clean as NG will be seen primarily at the pilot burner, and would generally only be noted by people who work on a lot of different systems day in and day out. It...
  23. Thread: propane

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    Flue Dampers

    Boiler Ray gives a good explanation of Barometric Flue Dampers on his websight.
    The Combustion should be set out of the gate with an analyzer, and by someone who has experience with this procedure....
  24. Thread: propane

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    Propane Considerations

    Propane contains more BTUs/lb than natural gas. The burner orifice size will definitely be much smaller for the same BTU rated system, but there is more to the conversion than just this one thing....
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    Unitank Gas Setting

    Your C02 pressure on your Unitank may need to be in the range of 18-27 PSIG. 9 Sounds way low without knowing more about your setup.
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