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AL-BL Rotary valves

Easy removable / Dairy / MZC


DMN-Westinghouse

Operation instruction + Maintenance


Safety instructions

AL-AXL-AML Size : 100-150-175-200-250-300-350


BL- BXL-BXXL

• Easy removable
• Dairy
• MZC

GL Size: 150-175-200-250-300-350
• Easy removable

Customer :

Purchase order no. :

DMN-Westinghouse order no. :

Type :

Serial no. :
DMN-Westinghouse AL-BL (MZC) Rotary Valves

General

- For the promotion of the life span and correct functioning of DMN-Westinghouse
valves we advise you to respect these operation instructions and to carry out
maintenance work accordingly.
- Should there be any problems, please contact our technical sales- department.

Copyright

Copyright © DMN-Westinghouse. All rights reserved. All information including drawings


shown in this manual are covered by copyright. No part of this manual may be
reproduced or published in any form or in any way, electronically, by print, photoprint,
microfilm or any other means without prior written permission from DMN-Westinghouse.

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Contents Page

1. Safety instructions Rotary valves 5


1.1 General safety instructions 5
1.2 Symbols 5
1.3 Responsibilities of management and maintenance personnel 5
1.4 Applying the safety instructions when installing a valve 6
1.5 Applying the safety instructions when the valve is in operation 6
1.6 Applying the safety instructions during maintenance and repair 6

2. Installing the valve in the system 7


2.1. Drive 7
2.2. Installing the valve 8

3. Operation instructions

3.1 AL-BL Easy removable execution 10


3.1.1 General 11
3.1.2 Technical specifications standard 11
3.1.3 Construction
3.1.3.1 General assembly and parts list AL-BL 12
3.1.3.2 Shaft sealing standard 13
3.1.4 Dismantling, assembling and adjusting instructions 15
3.1.4.1 Dismantling for internal cleaning 16
3.1.4.2 Reassembling 16
3.1.4.3 Dismantling for maintenance 17
3.1.4.4 Reassembling 18
3.1.4.5 Axial/radial adjustment of rotor and blades 19

3.2 AL-BL Dairy 22


3.2.1 General 22
3.2.2 Technical specifications Dairy 23
3.2.3 Construction
3.2.3.1 General assembly and parts list AL-BL 24
3.2.3.2 Shaft sealing Dairy executions 25
3.2.4 Dismantling, assembling and adjusting instructions 26
3.2.4.1 Dismantling Dairy execution see 3.1.4 15

3.3 AL-BL MZC 28


3.3.1 General 28
3.3.2 Technical specifications 28
Standard execution see 3.1.2 11
Dairy execution see 3.2.2 23
3.3.3 Construction 29
3.3.3.1 General assembly and parts list MZC incl. 29
Easy removable execution AL/BL see 3.1.3.1 12
Dairy execution AL/BL see 3.2.3.1 24

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Contents Page

3.3.3.2 Shaft sealing executions 30


Standard execution see 3.1.3.2 13
Dairy execution see 3.2.3.2 25
3.3.4 Dismantling, assembling instructions 30
3.3.4.1 Dismantling for internal cleaning and/or inspection 31
3.3.4.2 Reassembling 33
3.3.4.3 Rotor clearances 34

3.4 GL Easy removable execution 37


3.4.1 General 37
3.4.2 Technical specifications 37
3.4.3 Construction 38
3.4.3.1 General assembly and parts list
GL Easy removable execution 38
3.4.3.2 Shaft sealing executions see 3.1.3.2 13
3.4.4 Dismantling, assembling and adjusting instructions 39
Easy removable execution see 3.1.4 15

3.5 Dismantling and assembling standard drive 40


3.5.1 Chain drive 40
3.5.2 Direct drive 41

3.6 Accessories ( If fitted ) 42


Safety switch 42
Pulsating air execution 43
Pressure regulator 44
Zero speed indication 45
Inlet restrictor / Drop out box / Air vent box 46

4. Maintenance 47
4.1. General 47
4.2. Maintenance every 3 months or after 2,500 operating hours 47
4.3. Maintenance every 12 months or after 10,000 operating hours 47
4.4. Maintenance motor / gearbox 47
4.5. Cleaners 47
4.6. Lubricants 48

5. Malfunctioning 48
5.1. Probable cause 48

APPENDIX
Declaration by the manufacturer
Technical specifications drive SEW

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1. Safety instructions Rotary valves

1.1 General safety instructions

The safety instructions as described below should be followed by the user when:

- installing the valve;


- maintaining and repairing the valve.

The safety instructions should be read carefully both by management and maintenance
personnel before carrying out the above operations.

Failure to follow these safety instructions, may result in one or more of the following:

- the safety of the maintenance personnel could be endangered;


- the valve may not function correctly;
- the system which contains the valve may be damaged.

Modifications and alterations to the product is not permitted other than by


DMN-Westinghouse trained personnel, to ensure safe operation.

1.2 Symbols

Remark.

Attention.
Failure to follow these instructions, may result in damaging or
breaking the valve.

Warning.
Personal danger.

1.3 Responsibilities of the management and maintenance personnel

The management must take care that:

- the maintenance personnel maintains the safety instructions, as described in this


document;
- all available means which are necessary for working according to the safety
instructions are present;
- the maintenance personnel possess the necessary skills.

Maintenance personnel should follow these safety instructions when carrying out
installation, repair and maintenance.

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1.4 Applying the safety instructions when installing a valve

After removing the packaging material it is possible to reach the inlet and outlet of the
valve. During this operation do not turn the rotor by hand.

Do not alter, remove or paint the type specification plates of the valve, drive unit or fitted
switches.

1.5 Applying the safety instructions when the valve is in operation

Only operate the valve when it is fitted with the protective safety parts supplied by DMN-
Westinghouse. These are:

- mechanical protection i.e. chain guard and end cover plates (104);
- electro-mechanical protection i.e. safety switches (if fitted).

While the valve is in operation no maintenance or repair work


must be carried out.

1.6 Applying the safety instructions during maintenance and repair work

When product qualities necessitate supplementary safety instructions and wearing


protective clothes, it is obligatory to follow the local safety instructions.

Before maintenance and repair work is carried out:

- electrical supply to the valve motor must be isolated.


- air pressure to shaft seals must be isolated;

After the maintenance and repair work has been carried out, all safety parts removed
during the work should be re-assembled and their operation should be checked.

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2 Installing the valve in the system

Turning the rotor is prohibited.


Danger to fingers and hands.

2.1 Drive

- Before starting the valve, check the oil level in the gear box. It should be filled
with the correct amount and type of oil according to the instructions (see 4.4).
Fit the breather cap on the gear box and check that the venting nipple is clean.
- Check the rotating direction of the valve rotor. It should rotate clockwise seen
from the drive end (see direction of the arrow).

Fig. 2.1 Rotating direction of rotor.

- Electrical specifications for connection must correspond to the information stated


on name plate of drive.
- Follow instructions of drive supplier (connection diagram is in junction
box)

If delivery excludes drive

- On one side of the valve holes have been tapped for fitting the motor base plate
(see drawing for dimensions).
- To fasten the chain guard, three holes have been tapped in the bearing housing
of the valve (see drawing for dimensions).

The sprockets should be fitted on the rotor shaft as close as


possible to the bearing housing.
The sprockets should not be hammered on to the shafts.
The sprockets on the shafts of the valve and the gear box
should always be perfectly aligned.

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524

10mm

Fig. 2.2 Tighten chain.

Tightening drive chain


- Tighten chain by adjusting nuts (524) to give 10 mm slack at chain.
- Grease chain.

2.2 Mounting the valve in the system

When installing the valve make sure it is not unevenly loaded


by external forces or vibrations.

- If it is a blowing seal, the conveying pipe line to be connected to the blowing seal
should ideally have the same diameter as the connections on the seal.
- If there is some difference between the inner diameters of the blowing channel
and the conveying line, the transition from one diameter to the other should be
as smooth as possible.
- If the valve is fitted with air vents, the area of the venting pipe should be equal to
the total area of both vent connections.

Remove all packing material and preservatives.


Check for any transport damages.

Installation procedure

Please respect safety instructions.

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- Install the valve stress free


- Connect conveying pipes stress free
- Connect air vent pipework
- Connect air purge supply and adjust pressure regulator
- Fasten gland packing (see 3.1.3.2)
- Connect motor
- Check rotating direction (see fig. 2.1)

Shaft sealing with air purge.


When using an air purge gland oil-free dry air must be used. The diameter of the air
pipe supply should be equal to or larger than the connection on the valve. The pressure
of this purging air should be 0.5 bar higher than the pressure in the valve. The air
pressure must be applied before product enters the valve and before conveying
pressures are applied.
The air supply must always be present when there is product in the valve, and
especially after conveying ceases.

MZC execution.

Always ensure that the inductive sensor is connected, otherwise


machine damage or personal injury may occur.
The sensor ensures that the power to the motor is disconnected
when the central T-bolt is removed.

DMN-Westinghouse valves have been manufactured with great care. To reduce air
leakage’s, internal running clearances are kept extremely small during manufacture and
assembly of the valve.

- do not use heavy or rough tools;


- avoid damages like scratches and burrs;
- clean all parts thoroughly.

In case of repair work to the valve, please follow safety


instructions of chapter 1.

- Turn off the electrical supply, lock the switch and/or remove the fuses;
- If necessary, disengage the chain to ensure that the rotor does not turn.

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3.1 Operation instructions AL-BL easy removable Page

3.1.1 General 11
3.1.2 Technical specifications standard 11
3.1.3 Construction
3.1.3.1 General assembly and parts list AL-BL easy removable 12
3.1.3.2 Shaft sealing standard 13
3.1.4 Dismantling, assembling and adjusting instructions 15
Easy removable execution
3.1.4.1 Dismantling easy removable execution for cleaning 16
3.1.4.2 Reassembling easy removable execution 16
3.1.4.3 Dismantling easy removable execution for maintenance 17
3.1.4.4 Reassembling easy removable execution 18
3.1.4.5 Axial adjustment of rotor 19

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3.1.1 General

The AL and BL easy removable rotary valves have been specially developed for the
metering and pneumatic transport of products in powder form.
This unit is with an easy detachable rotor

The limits stated in the technical specification 3.1.2 should not be exceeded.
The user is responsible for any defects and/or risks or damages resulting from improper
use.

3.1.2 Technical specifications

Standard execution:
Operating pressure permitted : -0,5 to +2 bar
Temperature permitted : -10°C to +150°C

AL and BL valves explosion proof execution


Most of the AL and BL valves are explosion proof up to 10 Bar pressure.
They have been certified by the DMT (DMT-Gesellschaft für Forschung und
Prüfung GmbH) after thorough testing pressure shock resistance and flame proofness.
Tests are done according to VDI 2263.

Materials:
housing & end covers
Cast iron GG25 Din 1691/0.6025 Size 100-350
Cast iron GGG40 Din 1691/0.7040 Size 400-500
Stainless steel AISI 316 Din 17445/1.4408
Cast aluminium LM25TF7 Din 1725/2.3716

Rotor
Steel St.37
Stainless steel AISI 316

Capacity: Rotor with 8/9 vanes.

AL-BL 150 175 200 250 300 350


AML 150 200 250 300 350 400
Ltr./Rev. 2,5 5,5 10,5 19 34 58

• Capacity per revolution at 100% filling

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3.1.3 Construction
3.1.3.1 General assembly and parts list type AL-BL easy removable
112
155
101 201

415 401
411
102

158
159 109
108 161
160 104
203 151
228 204
231 205
222
226

227

412 106
413
223
414

152
155

112
155
224
101 201 302
225 423
432 436

421
102
422
158 431
159 109
108 161
160
104
203 151
228 204
231 205
222
226

227 106

433 223
434
435 103

153
154
155

152
155

Fig. 3.1.3.1 Easy removable execution.

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101 Body 201 Rotor 421 Gland follower


102 End cover 203 Drive shaft 422 Lantern ring
103 Flange 204 Bearing bushing 431 Lipseal
104 Cover 205 Adjusting screw 432 Coupling
106 Ball-bearing 222 Locknut 433 Stud
108 Bearing house 223 "O"-ring 434 Nut
109 Bearing house 224 Headscrew 435 Washer
112 Bolt 225 Washer
151 Bolt 226 Key 401 Gland follower
152 Bolt 227 Retainer ring 411 Gland packing
153 Nut 228 Cyl. adjust. screw 412 Stud
154 Bolt 413 Nut
155 Washer 302 Rotor blade 414 Washer
158 Name plate 303 Scraper blade 415 Plug
159 Arrow 304 Plastic rotor blade
160 Countersunkscrew 305 Clamp plate
161 Countersunkscrew

3.1.3.2 Rotor shaft sealing

Standard executions are :


- shaft sealing with gland packing;
- air purge with glandpacking;
- air purge with lipseal.

3.1.3.2.1 Shaft sealing with gland packing

415

401 Gland follower 401


411 Gland packing 412
412 Stud 411
413
413 Nut
414 Washer 414
415 Plug

Fig. 3.1.3.2.1 Gland sealing.

Gland seals
In case of gland seals by means of gland packing it is necessary before starting the
system to fasten the gland in order to set the gland packing in such a way that it seals
and the rotor will be able to run.

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Adjustment of the gland packing seals should be made with the unit in stationary
condition. The gland follower should be tightened up evenly and only to prevent
leakage. The necessity of good gland maintenance is very important to prevent
contamination and also unnecessary wear.

If normal adjustment is insufficient to prevent leakage or overheating, the gland packing


should be completely renewed.
Replace the gland packing as follows:
- Withdraw gland follower (401) and pull these against the ball-bearing place.
Remove the old gland packing using a suitable packing extractor tool.

Examine shaft journal for wear. Excessive wear or scoring in


this area will reduce the effective life of the packing.

- Carefully fit the new packing and re-assemble the gland follower (401) which
must be pulled up evenly by means of the gland nuts (413) but not beyond finger
tightness at this stage.
Insert packing rings one at the time with joints staggered 60° apart.

3.1.3.2.2 Shaft sealing with air purge and gland packing

432

421 Gland follower 421


422 Lantern ring
423 Extension piece 422
433
431 Gland packing
434
432 Coupling 431
433 Stud 435
434 Nut
423
435 Washer
436 Cylinder bolt 436

Fig. 3.1.3.2.2 Air purge glands.

For adjustment and replacement follow the instructions for shaft sealing with gland
packing.(3.1.3.2.1)

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3.1.3.2.3 Shaft sealing with air purge and lipseal

432

421
421 Gland follower
422 Lantern ring 433 422
431 Lipseal 434
432 Coupling
435 431
433 Stud
434 Nut
435 Washer
Fig. 3.1.3.2.3 Air purge glands.

This seal cannot be adjusted. When carrying out a complete overhaul the air purge
gland must be cleaned and checked for damage and if necessary replaced. All parts to
be lightly greased prior to assembling the seals.

3.1.4 Dismantling, assembly and adjustment instructions for the valve

DMN-Westinghouse valves have been manufactured with great care. To reduce air
leakage’s, internal running clearances are kept extremely small during manufacture and
assembly of the valve.

- do not use heavy or rough tools;


- avoid damages like scratches and burrs;
- clean all parts thoroughly.

In case of repair work to the valve, please follow safety


instructions of chapter 1.

- Turn off the electrical supply, lock the switch and/or remove the fuses;
- If necessary, disengage the chain to ensure that the rotor does not turn.

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3.1.4.1 Dismantling of easy removable execution (for internal cleaning).


201 102 112
155

PATTN NO CHARGE N O

Fig. 3.1.4.1 Dismantling of easy removable execution (for cleaning).

Non-drive side
- Remove the bolts (112) of the end cover (102).
- To remove the end cover screw two of these bolts into the jacking
holes in the end cover.
- Remove the rotor by pulling it axially from the body.

Support the rotor to keep it in line with the bore otherwise


damage may be caused to the rotor blades and/or bore of the
body. Place the rotor on a wooden surface to prevent the
rotor blades from being damaged.

- Remove the air purge gland (431) or gland packing (411).

3.1.4.2 Re-assembling easy removable execution

After cleaning, checking and if necessary replacing certain parts the valve can be
reassembled as follows:

- Check the position of the flat insertion end of the rotor and make it correspond
to the opening in the shaft bearing. Two marks have been applied one on the
end of the shaft (drive side) and one on the side of the bearing bush.
- Now slide the rotor axially in the body and make sure that the flat end of the
drive shaft is entirely inside the bearing bush.

Clean the spigot edges of both end covers (102) carefully. To


ensure the rotor position is concentric with the valve bore the
endcover spigots are a light interference fit in the body.
Before assembly the jack screws (152) have to be removed.

- Place this cover (102) in the body.


- Tighten the bolts (112) in a progressive diagonal manner. There should be
zero clearance between the end cover and body contact faces.

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3.1.4.3 Dismantling of easy removable execution (for maintenance)

101 201

415 401
411
102 112
155
158
159 109
108 161
160
104
203 151
228
231 204
205
226 222

227

412 106
413
223
414

152
155

Fig. 3.1.4.3.1 Dismantling of easy removable execution (for maintenance).

Non-drive side
- Remove bolts (112) from end cover (102).
- To remove the cover screw two of these bolts in the jacking holes in the end
cover.
- Remove air purge gland or gland packed shaft seals.
- If necessary loosen ball-bearings.
- Remove cover (104) and bearing housing (109).
- Remove retainer ring (227) and dismantle bearing bushing (204) and ball-
bearings (106).

Drive side
- Dismantle drive parts. (see 3.5)
- Remove bolts (152) of cover. Remove the cover of the body using the
jacking holes and the loosened bolts.
Remove the rotor by pulling it axially from the body.

Support the rotor as much as possible to keep it in line.


Toppling of the rotor may cause damage to the rotor blades
and/or bore of the body.
Place the dismantled rotor preferably on a wooden surface to
prevent the rotor blades from damaging.

- Remove the air purge gland or gland packed shaft seals.


- If necessary ball-bearings can be dismantled.
- Remove bearing housing (108).
- Remove retainer ring (227) and dismantle drive shaft (203) and ball-
bearings (106).

3.1.4.4 Re-assembly easy removable execution

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After cleaning, checking and if necessary renewing parts the valve can be re-
assembled as follows:

Drive side
- Fit ball-bearings (106) to drive shaft (203).
- Fit retainer ring (227).
- Fit ball-bearings in end cover (102) and bearing house (108).
- Mount complete air purge gland or gland packed shaft seal.

Clean the spigot edges of both end covers (102) carefully. To


ensure the rotor position is concentric with the valve bore the
endcover spigots are a light interference fit in the body.
Before assembly the jack screws (152) have to be removed.

- Fit end cover drive side and fasten with bolts (152).
- Check the position of the flat insertion end of the rotor and make it correspond
to the opening in the shaft bearing. Two marks have been applied one on the
end of the shaft (drive side) and one on the side of the bearing bush.
- Now slide the rotor axially in the body and make sure that the flat end of the
drive shaft is entirely inside the bearing bush.

Non-drive side
- Fit ball-bearing (106) to bearing bushing (204).
- Fit retainer ring (227).
- Fit ball-bearings in end cover (102) and bearing house (109).
- Mount complete air purge gland or gland packed shaft seal.
- Fit cover (104).

Clean the spigot edges of both end covers (102) carefully. To


ensure the rotor position is concentric with the valve bore the
endcover spigots are a light interference fit in the body.
Before assembly the jack screws (152) have to be removed.

- Mount the end cover (102) in the body.


- Tighten the bolts (112) in a progressive diagonal manner there should
be zero clearance between the end cover and body contact faces.

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3.1.4.5 Adjusting clearances of the easy removable execution

Prior to the delivery the axial position of the rotor is set at the right clearance. This
means that differences in clearance between the rotor and the end cover on both
drive side and non-drive side have been equated as far as possible. Nevertheless,
should it be necessary to readjust the axial position of the rotor, proceed as follows:

201

Rad.
Ax. Ax.

203
228
231
204
205
222

Fig. 3.1.4.5.1 Adjusting axial clearance easy removable execution.

- Determine the axial clearance with the use of feeler gauges.


- Remove the drive guard.
- The centre of the drive shaft contains a cylindrical adjusting screw (228),
which can be turned with an allen key and a nut (231).
Loosen the nut.
- Remove the cover (104) at the non-drive side and loosen the lock nut
(222).
- Now the adjusting screw (205) can be loosened or tightened in conjunction
with the cylindrical adjusting screw (228) in order to adjust the axial position of
the rotor. To do this use a special pin key.

Both adjusting screws should only slightly press against


the corresponding rotor end faces. Overtightening will
place heavy axial load on the ball-bearings.

- Equalise the total axial clearance.


- Fix the lock nut (222) to the adjusting screw (205) non drive side, and
on the drive side the nut (231).
- Once again check the axial clearances at both sides.
- Fit the cover (104) and the drive parts.

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Rotor blade adjustment for standard execution

The standard executions have the following axial and radial clearances.
Body Rotor material Size valve Clearance
end covers axial and radial
material
Cast iron Mild Steel 150 up to 350 0,12 up to 0,15 mm
Cast iron Stainless steel 150 up to 350 0,12 up to 0,15 mm
Stainless steel Stainless steel 150 up to 250 0,12 up to 0,15 mm
Stainless steel Stainless steel 300 up to 350 0,15 up to 0,2 mm

For the expansion correction between rotor and body the maximum
clearances are set for a gradual temperature increase, based on a
30°C lower temperature of the body and end covers. If this is not
possible, then bigger clearances are required, e.g. when the valve is
cleaned in place (CIP).

Special clearances are to be set with product temperatures of 50°C


and higher, according to special instructions, depending on size and
material of the valve.
Product characteristics may influence the clearance. In case of any
doubts please contact sales department.

Axial/radial adjustment of the rotor blades:


Feeler gauges or copper shims of the correct thickness should be used for adjusting
clearances. They are placed between the loose rotor blades and the cylindrical wall
of the body. (i.e. adjacent to the inlet opening and as close to the end covers as
possible).
224
302
225
Rad.

Ax. Ax.

203
228
231
204
205
222

Fig. 3.1.4.5.2 Adjustment for axial and radial clearance rotor blades.

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- Adjust axial/radial clearance and rotor blade using feeler gauges or


copper shims of the correct thickness.
- Above described adjustment has to be executed with all blades.

0,05
0,05 0,05

L R

Fig. 3.1.4.5.3 Adjustment scraper blades.

Adjustment of scraper blades:


The axial clearance must be adjusted to a slightly closer tolerance (0.05-0.08 mm).
Use again feeler gauges or copper shims of the correct thickness.
The two scraper blades are set with the correct clearance at one side.
Blade L on the left side, blade R is set on the right side with the correct clearance.

After adjustment of the blade feeler gauges or copper shims


must be removed. Never let them remain in the valve.

Rotor with adjustable synthetic or flexible blades

- Average the axial clearance of the rotor blades.


- Adjust radially with zero clearance.
- Fasten clamp plate simultaneously.
Check the final adjustment by turning the rotor by hand. If larger valves of 300 and
350 size have flexible blades it may be necessary to rotate by lever action. If steel
blades are used the rotor should turn noiselessly.

- Assemble cover.
- Assemble gland (3.1.3.2).
- Mount drive parts (3.5).

After assembly test run the valve.

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3.2 Operation instructions AL-BL Dairy Page

3.2.1 General 22
3.2.2 Technical specifications Dairy 23
3.2.3 Construction
3.2.3.1 General assembly and parts list AL-BL Dairy 24
3.2.3.2 Shaft sealing Dairy executions 25
3.2.4 Dismantling, assembling and adjusting instructions 26
Dairy execution
3.2.4.1 Dismantling Dairy execution see 3.1.4 15

3.2.1 General
The Al and BL Dairy valves have been specially developed for the metering and
pneumatic transport of products in powder form in the food, chemical and pharmaceuti-
cals industries where very high standards apply.
The construction of the valve conforms to the requirements necessary to avoid
bacteriological contamination.

The limits stated in the technical specification 3.2.2 should not be exceeded.
The user is responsible for any defects and/or risks or damages resulting from improper
use.

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3.2.2 Technical specifications


Dairy execution:
Operating pressure permitted : -0,5 to +2 bar
Temperature permitted : -10°C to +80°C

AL and BL valves explosion proof execution


Most of the AL and BL valves are explosion proof up to 10 Bar pressure.
They have been certified by the DMT (DMT-Gesellschaft für Forschung und
Prüfung GmbH) after thorough testing pressure shock resistance and flame proofness.
Tests are done according to VDI 2263.

Materials:
housing & end covers
Stainless steel AISI 316 Din 17445/1.4408
Rotor
Stainless steel AISI 316

Capacity: Rotor with 8/9 fixed blades.

Size 150 175 200 250 300 350


Ltr./Rev. 2,9 5,9 11,5 19,5 35,5 61,5

• Capacity per revolution at 100% filling

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3.2.3 Construction
3.2.3.1 General assembly and parts list type AL-BL Dairy
462 101 201 442
463 107
446 127
163
102
441
158
159 109
108 161
160 104
203 151
228 204
231 205
222
226
227
230
106
443
451 223

465 445
444
152
155 112
155
110

112 442
462 101 201
155
463 107
446 127
163
102
441
158
159 109
108 161
160
104
203 151
228 204
231 205
222
226
227
230
106
443
451 223

465 445
444
153
154
155 103
162 111

152 110
155

Fig. 3.2.3.1 AL/BL Dairy execution.

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101 Body 151 Bolt 201 Rotor 441 Cover plate


102 End cover 152 Bolt 203 Drive shaft 442 Plug
103 Pipe connection 153 Bolt 204 Bearing bushing 443 Nut
104 Cover 154 Nut 205 Adjusting screw 444 Lipseal
106 Ball-bearing 155 Washer 222 Locknut 445 Filling ring
107 End cover 158 Name plate 223 "O"-ring 446 Ring
108 Bearing housing 159 Arrow 226 Key 451 Stud
109 Bearing housing 160 Countersunkscrew 227 Circlip 462 Elbow banjo
110 Gasket 161 Countersunkscrew 228 Cyl.adjsut. screw 463 Banjo bolt
111 Gasket 230 Circlip 465 Lantern ring
112 Bolt 231 Nut

3.2.3.2 Rotor shaft sealing Dairy

Standard executions are:


- shaft sealing with lipseal;
- air purge with lipseal.

Dairy shaft seals require disassembly and manual cleaning.

3.2.3.2.1 Shaft sealing with lipseal 442

446

441 Cover plate


442 Plug 441
443 Nut
444 Lipseal 443 444
445 Filling ring 451
445
446 Ring
451 Stud

Fig. 3.2.3.2.1 Dairy gland shaft seal.

Examine shaft journal for wear. Excessive wear or scoring in


this area will reduce the effective life of the lipseal.

- Remove both protective covers from around shaft sealing on drive side
- Remove the knurled nuts and retaining plate from seal arrangement.
- Remove lip seal(s), and eventual lantern ring when air purge is used.
- Clean air passage to seal arrangement.
- Clean parts and seal area thoroughly before mounting.

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3.2.3.2.2 Air purge with lipseal


462
463

446

441 Cover
443 Nut 441
444 Lipseal
446 Ring 443 465
451 Stud 451
444
462 Elbow banjo body
463 Banjo bolt
465 Lantern ring
Fig. 3.2.3.2.2 Dairy air purge shaft seal.

This seal cannot be adjusted. When carrying out a complete overhaul the air purge
gland must be cleaned and checked for damage and if necessary replaced. All parts to
be lightly greased prior to assembling the seals.

3.2.4 Dismantling, assembly and adjustment instructions for the valve

DMN-Westinghouse valves have been manufactured with great care. To reduce air
leakage’s, internal running clearances are kept extremely small during manufacture and
assembly of the valve.

- do not use heavy or rough tools;


- avoid damages like scratches and burrs;
- clean all parts thoroughly.

In case of repair work to the valve, please follow safety


instructions of chapter 1.

- Turn off the electrical supply, lock the switch and/or remove the fuses;
- If necessary, disengage the chain to ensure that the rotor does not turn.

For further instructions use operation instructions Easy removable


execution Chapter 3.1.4. Page 15.

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Dairy vent hole options.

156

156 156

157 157 157

Fig. 3.2.4 Dairy vent hole options.

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AL-BL (Dairy) MZC


Size : 150-175-200-250-300-350

3.3 Operation instructions AL-BL (Dairy) MZC Page

3.3.1 General 28
3.3.2 Technical specifications 28
Standard execution see 3.1.2 11
Dairy execution see 3.2.2 23
3.3.3 Construction
3.3.3.1 General assembly and parts list AL-BL incl. 29
Easy removable execution AL/BL see 3.1.3.1 12
Dairy execution AL/BL see 3.2.3.1 24
3.3.3.2 Shaft sealing executions 30
Standard execution see 3.1.3.2 13
Dairy execution see 3.2.3.2 25
3.3.4 Dismantling, assembling and adjusting instructions 30
MZC execution
3.3.4.1 Dismantling for internal cleaning and/or inspection 31
3.3.4.2 Reassembling 33
3.3.4.3 Rotor clearances 34

3.3.1 General
The Al-BL (Dairy) MZC valves have been specially developed for the metering and
pneumatic transport of products in powder form in the food, chemical and pharmaceuti-
cal industries where very high standards apply.
The construction of the valve conforms to the requirements necessary to avoid
bacteriological contamination.

The limits stated in the technical specification 3.3.2 should not be exceeded.
The user is responsible for any defects and/or risks or damages resulting from improper
use.

3.3.2 Technical specifications

Standard execution Chapter 3.1.2 Page 11.


Dairy execution Chapter 3.2.2 Page 23.

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3.3.3 Construction
3.3.3.1 General assembly and parts list type MZC

Fig. 3.3.3.1 Drawing MZC parts.

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106 Ball bearing 123 Ring 174 Washer


109 Bearing ring 124 Linear ball bearing 176 Washer
112 Bolt 125 Proximity switch 179 Cap
113 Support 155 Washer 180 Locking unit
116 centrist-bar 161 Bolt 182 Sealing ring
117 Sensor housing 164 Cylinder bolt
118 Lock strip 170 Bolt 204 Bearing bush
119 Distance tube 171 Bolt 205 Adjustment screw
121 Guide rod 173 Bolt 206 Ring
122 Ring 229 Disc spring

3.3.3.2 Rotor shaft sealing

Standard executions are :


- shaft sealing with gland packing;
- air purge with glandpacking;
- air purge with lipseal.

For adjustment and replacement follow the instructions for shaft


sealing . ( Chapter 3.1.3.2 Page 13.)

Dairy executions are:


- shaft sealing with lipseal;
- air purge with lipseal.

For replacement follow the instructions for shaft sealing.


( Chapter 3.2.3.2 Page 25.)

3.3.4 Dismantling, assembly and adjustment instructions for the valve

DMN-Westinghouse valves have been manufactured with great care. To reduce air
leakage’s, internal running clearances are kept extremely small during manufacture and
assembly of the valve.

- do not use heavy or rough tools;


- avoid damages like scratches and burrs;
- clean all parts thoroughly.

In case of repair work to the valve, please follow safety in-


structions of chapter 1.

- Turn off the electrical supply, lock the switch and/or remove the fuses;
- If necessary, disengage the chain to ensure that the rotor does not turn.

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3.3.4.1 Dismantling standard execution (for internal cleaning


and/or inspection)

Non-drive side

- Stop valve and isolate motor.


- Remove the central "T"-bolt (116) from the securing block
(117).

The purpose of this securing block is to make sure


that the power supply is permanently switched off
during cleaning operations. Switching off or re-
moving this block may cause damage to the valve
and inflict bodily injury.

Fig. 3.3.4.1.1 “T”-bolt

Axial Rotor fixing non drive side.


The purpose of this is to make sure that the rotor can not move
against the disc spring and cause damage to the end cover at
the non drive side.

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Fig. 3.3.4.1.2 Dismantling MZC execution.

- Remove the big plastic cap (179) from the bearing cover (113).
- Loosen nut from locking unit (180) and remove.
- Then mount the lock strip (118) in such a way that the central "T"-bolt (116) can
be turned into the hole. Turn the central "T"-bolt into the rotor as far as possible.
- Roll over the lock strip in order to block the central "T"-bolt.
- Remove the bolts (112) from the cover.
- To prevent damage done to the bearings and the deflectors the guide
bars (121) must be well cleaned.
- Now turn the central T-bolt anti-clockwise to expel the cover from the body.
Keep turning until the separate cover can be moved backwards. The rotor will be
left in the body.
If necessary two bolts can be turned into the jacking holes of the cover to
enable dismounting.
- Clean the rotor surface of the cover as well as the head ends of the rotor.
- Remove the two bolts used as extractors from the cover.

Dairy shaft seals require disassembly and manual cleaning.

- Put the cover back to the body.

Fig. 3.3.4.1.3 Dismantling MZC execution.

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- Turn the central T-bolt into the rotor in such a way that the rotor is pulled
against the cover surface.

When the rotor is not correctly pulled against the cover, remo-
val of the cover with the rotor from the body may cause dama-
ge to the body or the rotor.

- Remove the cover with the rotor by gently pulling it axially from the body.
If necessary two bolts can be turned into the jacking holes of the cover to
enable dismounting.
- Pull the cover with the rotor backward as far as possible until the bore is
accessible.

Dairy shaft seals require disassembly and manual cleaning.


See chapter 3.2.3.2 page 25.

Ensure that mating faces and drive dog of rotor are always
thoroughly clean before re-assembly.

3.3.4.2 Reassembling

After cleaning, checking and if necessary replacing certain parts the valve can be re-
assembled as follows:
- Now carefully slide the cover and rotor into the body until drive dog enters drive
shaft.
- Tighten the bolts crosswise in such a way that the cover fits without any
clearance to the flat side of the body.
- Turn the lock strip (118) away in such a way that the central T-bolt can be
screwed out of the rotor.
- Turn the locking unit (180) in position and secure the nut.
- Replace the plastic cover in the hole of the support (113).
- Screw the central T-bolt into the securing block (117) provided for this purpose.

Always remove central T-Bolt before operation !!!!!


Never place any metal object other than the central T-Bolt in the T-
Bolt holder.

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3.3.4.3 Rotor clearances for standard execution

Prior to the delivery the axial position of the rotor is set at the right clearance. This
means that differences in clearance between the rotor and the end cover on both drive
side and non-drive side have been equated as far as possible.

The standard executions have the following axial and radial clearances.
Body Rotor material Size valve Clearance
end covers axial and radial
material
Cast iron Mild Steel 150 up to 350 0,12 up to 0,15 mm
Cast iron Stainless steel 150 up to 350 0,12 up to 0,15 mm
Stainless steel Stainless steel 150 up to 250 0,12 up to 0,15 mm
Stainless steel Stainless steel 300 up to 350 0,15 up to 0,2 mm

For the expansion correction between rotor and body the maximum
clearances are set for a gradual temperature increase, based on a
30°C lower temperature of the body and end covers. If this is not
possible, then bigger clearances are required, e.g. when the valve is
cleaned in place (CIP).

Special clearances are to be set with product temperatures of


50°C and higher, according to special instructions, depending
on size and material of the valve. Product characteristics may
influence the clearance. In case of any doubts please contact
sales department.

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If however because of complete disassembly the axial clearance must be set proceed
then as follows:
- Remove the support (113).

1. Drive side - Loosen setting bolt in drive shaft


2. Non drive side - Fit rotor and non-drive side end cover in valve and tighten
end cover.
3. Non drive side - Tighten adjusting disc on non drive side until resistance is
felt and tighten 1/4 turn.

Grub screw Pos. 232


- Grind front of grub screw flat
- Assemble / Secure with ThreeBond
1374.

Adjusting disc Pos. 205


- Assemble / Secure with ThreeBond
1374.

Note: Use only one drop of glue.

4. Drive side - Tighten setting bolt in drive shaft until required clearance
is obtained on drive side and secure using locknut

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5. Non drive side - Tighten adjusting disc (205) to torque rating as specified
below

Table torque adjusting disc Size Torque


AL/BL 150-175 25 Nm
AL/BL 200-250 35 Nm
AL/BL 300-350 45 Nm

6. Drive side - Check axial clearances on drive- and non drive side
7. Non drive side - Secure adjusting disc by turning grub screw

If further maintenance, repair work or adjustment of the valve or MZC unit are required,
please contact our Service Department.

Breaking the sealing wax of the sealed MZC parts is not per-
mitted.
The guarantee will not be applicable if these instructions are
not followed.

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GL Size: 150-175-200-250-300-350

3.4 Operation instructions GL Page


Easy removable execution

3.4.1 General 37
3.4.2 Technical specifications 37
3.4.3 Construction 38
3.4.3.1 General assembly and parts list
GL Easy removable execution 38
3.4.3.2 Shaft sealing executions see 3.1.3.2 13
3.4.4 Dismantling, assembling and adjusting instructions 39
Easy removable execution see 3.1.4 15

3.4.1 General

DMN-Westinghouse GL valves are specially designed for gravity feeding and pneumati-
cally conveying granular products. The configuration of the body and rotor has been
developed specifically to minimise degradation whilst retaining the best possible pocket
filling efficiency.

The limits stated in the technical specification 3.4.2 should not be exceeded.
The user is responsible for any defects and/or risks or damages resulting from improper
use.

3.4.2 Technical specifications

Standard execution:
Operating pressure permitted : -0,5 to +1,5 bar
Temperature permitted : -10°C to +150°C

Materials:
housing & end covers
Stainless steel AISI 316 Din 17445/1.4408
Cast aluminium LM25TF7 Din 1725/2.3716

Rotor
Stainless steel AISI 316

Capacity: End-disc rotor with 10 blades.

Sizes 150 200 250 300 350


Ltr./rev. 5 10 17,5 32 79

• Capacity per revolution at 100% filling

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3.4.3.1 General assembly and parts list type GL
112
201 155
101

415 401
411
102

158
159 109
108 161
160 104
203 151
228 204
231 205
222
226

227

412 106
413
223
414

152
155

130
131 131
132

153
153
154
154

Fig. 3.4.3.1 GL easy removable execution.

101 Body 154 Bolt 227 Retainer ring


102 End cover 155 Washer 228 Cyl. adjust. screw
103 Flange 158 Name plate
104 Cover 159 Arrow 401 Gland follower
106 Ball-bearing 160 Countersunkscrew 411 Gland packing
108 Bearing house 162 Countersunkscrew 412 Stud
109 Bearing house 413 Nut
112 Bolt 201 Rotor 414 Washer
130 Vent adaptor 203 Drive shaft 415 Plug
131 Gasket 204 Bearing bushing
132 Vent plate 205 Adjusting screw
222 Locknut
151 Bolt 223 "O"-ring
152 Bolt 224 Headscrew
153 Nut 226 Key

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3.4.3.2 Rotor shaft sealing

Standard executions are :


- shaft sealing with gland packing;
- air purge with glandpacking;
- air purge with lipseal.

For adjustment and replacement follow the instructions for shaft


sealing . ( Chapter 3.1.3.2 Page 13.)

3.4.4 Dismantling, assembly and adjustment instructions for the valve

DMN-Westinghouse valves have been manufactured with great care. To reduce air
leakage’s, internal running clearances are kept extremely small during manufacture and
assembly of the valve.

- do not use heavy or rough tools;


- avoid damages like scratches and burrs;
- clean all parts thoroughly.

In case of repair work to the valve, please follow safety


instructions of chapter 1.

- Turn off the electrical supply, lock the switch and/or remove the fuses;
- If necessary, disengage the chain to ensure that the rotor does not turn.

For further instructions use operation instructions Easy removable


execution Chapter 3.1.4. Page 15.

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3.5 Dismantling and assembly standard drive

3.5.1 Chain drive


504

527
530

505
522

507
520
521

528
529
502
503
525
523 526
524

506
522

501

Fig. 3.5.1 Chain drive.

Drive Type B6

501 Drive 506 Chain wheel 522 Adjusting screw 527 Bolt
502 Support plate 507 Chain 523 Stud 528 Washer
503 Plate 524 Nut 529 Bolt
504 Chain guard 520 Chain joint 525 Bolt 530 Washer
505 Chain wheel 521 Half a link 526 Washer

Dismantling
- Remove chain guard
- Dismantle chain
- Remove chain of chain wheel
- Loosen adjusting screw of chain wheel
- Remove chain wheels

Assembly
- Fit chain wheels on shaft
- Align chain wheels and secure
- Mount chain
- Tighten chain (see fig. 2.2 page 8)
- Refit chain guard

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3.5.2 Direct drive


505 502 506
507 508

501 504 509

Fig. 3.5.2 Direct drive.


Drive type B5

501 Drive 506 Cylinder bolt


502 Connecting piece 507 Washer
504 Coupling 508 Washer
505 Bolt 509 Cap

Dismantling
- Dismantle drive
- Remove connecting piece
- Remove coupling

Assembly
- Mount and secure coupling parts
- Mount connecting piece on end cover
- Mount drive on connecting piece

522
524

501
502
521

Fig. 3.5.3 Direct drive.

501 Drive 522 Cylinder bolt


502 Connecting piece 524 Washer
521 Cylinder bolt

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3.6 Accessories

- Safety switch

511

542

510 540
543
541

Fig. 3.6.1 Safety switch.

510 Safety switch 541 Cylinder bolt


511 Fastening plate 542 Bolt
540 Countersunkscrew 543 Nut

Technical information standard safety switch


Type : Schmersal Type AZ15VR
Rated insulation voltage : 500 VAC 26-60 Hz
Rated operation current : 2A (220 VAC)
Protection : IP 67

* Also available explosion proof Schmersal Type EexAZ16ZV

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- Pulsating air execution


713

715

701

700 711
721 2
3
710
714

716
719 1
717
720 718 3

1 2

712

Fig. 3.6.2 Pulsating air injection.

700 Cam disc 715 Tube Ø8


701 Shim 716 Bolt
710 Solenoid 717` Washer
711 Coupling 1/8” 718 Nut
712 Coupling 1/4” 719 Bolt
713 T-coupling 720` Washer
714 Plug 1/8” 721` Cyl. Adjusting screw

Technical data
Valve mechanical : Norgren type S/666
Connection : 1/4” Tube Ø8mm
Operating pressure : 2 up to 10 Bar
Operating temperature : -5°C up to +80°C
Air consumption : 15-20 m3/H at 6 Bar

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- Pressure regulator
4
1

5 3 6
2 4

1 5

0 6

2 3

Fig. 3.6.3 Pressure regulator.

1 Air filter / Pressure regulator 4 Solenoid


2 Pressure gauge 5 Ball valve G 1/4”
3 2/2 valve 6` T-coupling Ø10mm

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- Zero speed indication

613
614

202
610
221
611
222

600

600 612
610
611

Fig. 3.6.4 Drive side option 1. Fig. 3.6.5 Drive side option 2.

601 610

202
221 600
222

615

Fig. 3.6.6 Non drive side.


610
620
621

Fig. 3.6.7 Direct drive.


600 Impulssender 612 Bolt 620 Bolt
601 Fastening ring 613 Bolt 621 Nut
610 Proximity switch 614` Nut
611 Fastening clip 615 Cylinderscrew

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- Inlet restrictor Ventury adaptor Air vent box

Fig. 3.6.8 Inlet restrictor Drop out box Air vent box

Installation procedure

Please respect safety instructions.

- Check rotating direction.


- Check clearance between rotor and inlet restrictor/vent box.
Clearance must be 1.5 x particle size.
- Check Air flow direction drop out box.

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4. Maintenance

4.1 General

The interval between overhauls will vary with the product being handled and should
be based on total operating time. To a large degree the rate of wear for a particular
application would be ascertained by practical experience.

Maintenance apart from planned overhaul should be adequately covered by regular


and frequent attention to the rotor shaft glands, reduction gear lubrication and
adjustment and lubrication of the motor drive chain and chain sprockets.

It is recommended that the complete rotary valve is dismantled for cleaning,


inspection and overhaul as necessary at regular intervals.

Please read safety instructions (chapter 1) before carrying


out routine overhauls on valves.

4.2 Maintenance every 3 months or after 2,500 operating hours

- Check if valve turns smoothly.


- Check adjustment and functioning purge air, if necessary re-adjust.
- Check chain, tighten and grease.

4.3 General maintenance every 12 months or after 10,000 operating


hours

- Remove valve from system and clean it completely.


- Dismantle valve.
- Check packing/lipseal for damages.
- Check drive shaft for wear or damages.
- Check rotor blades for wear or damages. Repair if possible, otherwise
replace.
- Assemble the valve and adjust rotor/rotor blades.
- Connect air coupling and adjust.
- Check chain, tighten and grease.

4.4 Maintenance drive


Please study operation instructions supplier.

4.5 Cleaners

Do not use cleaner with solvent.


If using a cleaner with solvent is necessary, make sure that solvent can not
reach bearing and sealing.

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In case of high-pressure cleaning, pay attention to the ball-


bearing.
Damaging the sealing of the ball-bearing may cause dis-
functioning of the bearing.

4.5 Lubricants

Lubricant Type Supplier Application


Bolt Copaslip Molyslip Atlantic Ltd. General
Cassida Shell Nederland Food
Chain Alvania R Shell Nederland General

The bearings fitted in the rotary valve are dust-proof ball-bearings. These bearings
are lubricated for life and do not require further maintenance.

5. Malfunction

5.1 Probable cause

Common disturbances and possible solutions are stated below.


If you are not able to solve the problem, please contact our service department.

Problem Cause Solution


- Low capacity - Insufficient product supply - Check supply
- Speed too low - Increase speed
- Too much air leakage - Improve venting
Check blades
(adjust/replace)

- Rotor is not turning - Broken chain - Replace chain


- Rotor jammed - Dismantle valve
- Working temperature too high - Adjust rotor
- Malfunction drive - Check drive

- Shaft sealing is - Gland packing worn-out - Tighten gland follower


leaking - Lipseal damaged - Replace lipseal

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