The mechanical components for FILLING are (in direction of oxygen flow):
- Bulkhead oxygen connector
- Inflate valve
- Throttle restrictor
- Filling head
- Pressure sensor
The mechanical components for DEFLATING are (in direction of oxygen flow):
- Pressure sensor
- Exhaust restrictor
- Exhaust valve
- Bulkhead exhaust connector
All of the above components have O-rings for sealing, but the following O-rings require special mentioning:
|Vessel main Lid seal, 48x5||Part Number 3K-4-LR|
|Vessel Lid/Nipple seal||Part Number 3K-4-VNR|
|Filling head Seal, 8x2||Part Number……………|
|Universal quick connect seal||Part number 3K-4-LR|
The parameters which control the filling are:
|Fill target||The nominal filling pressure||30bar|
|Fill Overshoot||The allowed overshoot to reach the target||1.2bar|
|Fill Minimum||The lowest acceptable filling pressure||26bar|
|Filling Time||The nominal filling time in seconds||60s|
|Max filling Time||The maximum filling time in seconds||90s|
The mechanical components must work together with the electrical (parameters). To this end all valves and their performance are checked (User test) and the oxygen filling progress is monitored.
One of the critical operations is the LEAK detection. If the vessel (or connections under vessel pressure) leak then energy is lost, and the result will be lower than expected.
The following tests are checking the functionality of the filling/deflating components:
|TEST13:||Inflate valve connection and drive|
|TEST14:||Exhaust valve connection and drive|
For details see: USER TEST
A LEAK TEST is available from the CAL3K keyboard.
The filling procedure takes place during the Initial stage. It starts when everything has been checked during the Preparation stage and the Initial time starts.
- T0: The inflate valve opens
- T30: If filling done: M200, Warning, filling to fast
- T30: If pressure less than 5 bar: M202, Bottle closed, Abort
- T30: If pressure less than Fill Minimum/2: M204, Warning, Filling too slow
- T60: If pressure less than Target/2: M206, Filling too slow
- T90: If pressure is within Target-1bar: OK
- T90: If pressure less than Fill Minimum: M208, Pressure too low, Abort
- T90: If pressure greater Fill Minimum: M210, warning
- WHERE: T60=Filling time, default 60 seconds
- T90=Max filling time, default 90 seconds
The filling progress is displayed during the above process!
The oxygen supply bottle pressure affects the filling speed. For safety concerns the bottle pressure should be set 1.5 bar above the target pressure!
CAL3K-AP NOT FILLING (AUTOMATIC FILLING)
The broad term "Not Filling" can be dissected into the following scenarios: Filling too slow : The vessel pressure does not reach target within 40 to 60 seconds. Replace the restrictor, or The filling pressure stays at zero during the filling process. The CAL3K-AP has a "DEFLATE" keyboard command, which opens the oxygen inlet valve. It is used to deflate the oxygen line when the oxygen bottle is closed.Learn More
MANUAL OXYGEN FILLING
The oxygen bottle is connected to the filling station via a pressure reduction regulator, which reduces the bottle pressure to 30bar. The pressure can be adjusted. Open the oxygen bottle valve and observe that the oxygen pressure indication on the filling station rises to 30 bar.Learn More
The CAL3K_AP has a built in USER test which should be exercised once a day or after every power up. The test performs the indicated steps and the operator is asked to participate as indicated below. Each test step is displayed and HELP is available on every step.Learn More