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Catalog No. 04-53190012-01 Printed in U.S.A. Form 19XRV-3SS Pg 1 711 3-11 Replaces: New
Start-Up and Service Instructions
Centrifugal liquid chillers are designed to provide safe and
reliable service when operated within design specifica-
tions. When operating this equipment, use good judgment
and safety precautions to avoid damage to equipment and
property or injury to personnel.
Be sure you understand and follow the procedures and
safety precautions contained in the chiller instructions as
well as those listed in this guide.
ONLY QUALIFIED Electrical Personnel familiar with the construction
and operation of this equipment and the hazards involved should install,
adjust, operate, or service this equipment.
READ AND UNDERSTAND this manual and other applicable manuals in
their entirety before proceeding. Failure to observe this precaution could
result in severe bodily injury or loss of life.
DO NOT install modification kits with power applied to the drive. Discon-
nect and lock out incoming power before attempting such installation or
removal. Failure to observe this precaution could result in severe bodily
injury or loss of life
UNUSED WIRES in conduit must be grounded at both ends to avoid a
possible shock hazard caused by induced voltages. Also, if a drive sharing
a conduit is being serviced or installed; all drives using this conduit should
be disabled to eliminate the possible shock hazard from cross-coupled
motor leads. Failure to observe these precautions could result in bodily
DO NOT VENT refrigerant relief valves within a building. Outlet from
rupture disc or relief valve must be vented outdoors in accordance with the
latest edition of ANSI/ASHRAE 15 (American National Standards Insti-
tute/American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning
Engineers). The accumulation of refrigerant in an enclosed space can dis-
place oxygen and cause asphyxiation.
PROVIDE adequate ventilation in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE 15,
especially for enclosed and low overhead spaces. Inhalation of high con-
centrations of vapor is harmful and may cause heart irregularities, uncon-
sciousness, or death. Misuse can be fatal. Vapor is heavier than air and
reduces the amount of oxygen available for breathing. Product causes eye
and skin irritation. Decomposition products are hazardous.
DO NOT USE OXYGEN to purge lines or to pressurize a chiller for any
purpose. Oxygen gas reacts violently with oil, grease, and other common
NEVER EXCEED specified test pressures, VERIFY the allowable test
pressure by checking the instruction literature and the design pressures on
the equipment nameplate.
DO NOT USE air for leak testing. Use only refrigerant or dry nitrogen.
DO NOT VALVE OFF any safety device.
BE SURE that all pressure relief devices are properly installed and func-
tioning before operating any chiller.
THERE IS A RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH by electrocution. High volt-
age may be present on the motor leads even though the motor is not run-
ning. Open the power supply disconnect before touching motor leads or
DO NOT WELD OR FLAMECUT any refrigerant line or vessel until all
refrigerant (liquid and vapor) has been removed from chiller. Traces of
vapor should be displaced with dry air or nitrogen and the work area
should be well ventilated. Refrigerant in contact with an open flame pro-
duces toxic gases.
DO NOT work on high-voltage equipment unless you are a qualified elec-
DO NOT WORK ON electrical components, including control panels,
switches, VFD, or oil heater until you are sure ALL POWER IS OFF and
no residual voltage can leak from capacitors or solid-state components.
LOCK OPEN AND TAG electrical circuits during servicing. IF WORK IS
INTERRUPTED, confirm that all circuits are deenergized before resuming
AVOID SPILLING liquid refrigerant on skin or getting it into the eyes.
USE SAFETY GOGGLES. Wash any spills from the skin with soap and
water. If liquid refrigerant enters the eyes, IMMEDIATELY FLUSH EYES
with water and consult a physician.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE fittings, covers, etc., while chiller is
under pressure or while chiller is running. Be sure pressure is at 0 psig (0
kPa) before breaking any refrigerant connection.
TO AVOID an electric shock hazard, verify that the voltage on the bus
capacitors has discharged completely before servicing. Check the DC bus
voltage at the Power Terminal Block by measuring between the +DC and -
DC terminals, between the +DC terminal and the chassis, and between the
-DC terminal and the chassis. The voltage must be zero for all three mea-
THE USER is responsible to conform with all applicable local, national,
and international codes. Failure to observe this precaution could result in
damage to, or destruction of, the equipment.
THIS DRIVE contains ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) sensitive parts and
assemblies. Static control precautions are required when installing, testing,
servicing or repairing this assembly. Component damage may result if
ESD control procedures are not followed. For static control procedures,
reference Rockwell publication Guarding Against Electrostatic Damage, or
any other applicable ESD protection handbook.
DO NOT alter the setting of any jumper. Failure to observe this precaution
could result in damage to, or destruction of, the equipment.
USE OF power correction capacitors on the output of the drive can result
in erratic operation of the motor, nuisance tripping, and/or permanent dam-
age to the drive. Remove power correction capacitors before proceeding.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in damage to, or destruction
of, the equipment.
MOST CODES require that upstream branch circuit protection be pro-
vided to protect input power wiring. If fuses are chosen as the protection
method, refer to the PowerFlex 750 user manual. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in damage to, or destruction of, the equipment.
DO NOT route signal and control wiring with power wiring in the same
conduit. This can cause interference with drive operation. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in damage to, or destruction of, the
DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM short circuit capacity shall not exceed the rat-
ing of the drive. Failure to observe this precaution could result in damage
to, or destruction of, the equipment.
DO NOT STEP on refrigerant lines. Broken lines can whip about and
release refrigerant, causing personal injury.
DO NOT climb over a chiller. Use platform, catwalk, or staging. Follow
safe practices when using ladders.
USE MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT (crane, hoist, etc.) to lift or move
inspection covers or other heavy components. Even if components are
light, use mechanical equipment when there is a risk of slipping or losing
BE AWARE that certain automatic start arrangements CAN ENGAGE
THE VFD, TOWER FAN, OR PUMPS. Open the disconnect ahead of the
VFD, tower fans, or pumps.
USE only repair or replacement parts that meet the code requirements of
the original equipment.
PERIODICALLY INSPECT all valves, fittings, and piping for corrosion,
rust, leaks, or damage.
with PIC III Controls
Rockwell PowerFlex 755 VFD Option