07 leak testing the system, 08 when you finish using the flowmeter/ regulator, 09 storage of the flowmeter/ regulator – Tweco Fabricator 141i Operating Manual User Manual
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INSTALLATION, OPERATION AND SETUP
Stand to the side of the cylinder opposite
the flowmeter/ regulator when opening
the cylinder valve. Keep the cylinder valve
between you and the flowmeter/ regulator.
For your safety, NEVER STAND IN FRONT OF
OR BEHIND A FLOWMETER/ REGULATOR
WHEN OPENING THE CYLINDER VALVE!
8. Slowly and carefully open the cylinder valve
(Figure 3-3) until the maximum pressure shows
on the high pressure gauge.
Art # A-09828
Figure 3-3: Open Cylinder Valve
9. On all cylinders, open the valve completely to
seal the valve packing. On gaugeless flowmeters/
regulators, the indicator will register the cylinder
Keep the cylinder valve wrench, if one is
required, on the cylinder valve to turn off
the cylinder quickly, if necessary.
10. Attach the desired downstream equipment.
3.07 Leak Testing the System
Leak test the system before putting into operation.
1. Be sure that there is a valve in the downstream
equipment to turn off the gas flow.
2. With the cylinder valve open, adjust the
Flowmeter/ regulator to deliver the maximum
required delivery pressure.
3. Close the cylinder valve.
4. Turn the adjusting screw/knob counterclockwise
a) If the high-pressure gauge reading drops,
there is a leak in the cylinder valve, inlet
fitting, or high-pressure gauge.
b) If the low-pressure gauge drops, there is a
leak in the down stream equipment, hose,
hose fitting, outlet fitting or low-pressure
gauge. Check for leaks using an approved
leak detector solution.
c) If the high-pressure gauge drops and the
low-pressure gauge increases at the same
time, there is a leak in the flowmeter/ regula-
d) If the flowmeter/ regulator requires service
or repair, take it to a qualified repair techni-
5. Once leak testing has been performed and there
are no leaks in the system, slowly open the
cylinder valve and proceed.
If a leak has been detected anywhere in
the system, dis continue use and have
the system repaired. DO NOT use leaking
equipment. Do not attempt to repair a leaking
system while the system is under pressure.
3.08 When You Finish Using the
1. Close the cylinder valve.
2. Open the valve on the downstream equipment.
This drains all pressure from the system.
3. Close the valve on the downstream equipment.
4. Turn the adjusting screw counterclockwise to
release the ten sion on the adjusting spring.
5. Check the gauges after a few minutes for
verification that the cylinder valve is closed
3.09 Storage of the Flowmeter/ Regulator
When the regulator is not in use and has been removed
from the cylinder, it should be stored in an area where
it will be pro tected from dust, oil, and grease. The inlet
and outlet should be capped to protect against internal
contamination and prevent insects from nesting.