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General Air AMD-1 Technical Data

Air maintenance device for dry pipe sprinkler systems, air supervised preaction systems, & dry pilot actuated deluge systems
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Air Supervised Preaction Systems, &
Dry Pilot Actuated Deluge Systems
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Product Description

The enclosed Automatic Air Maintenance Device is a UL
Listed and FM Approved assembly of valves, nipples,
fittings, and actuators to automatically control the air
pressure in the piping of dry pipe sprinkler systems,
preaction sprinkler systems, or dry pilot actuated deluge
systems.
The Air Maintenance Device is designed to automatically
feed air into the system piping at the required volume and
pressure from an air source such as:
1.
An air compressor
2.
An air receiver tank
3.
A plant air system (owner's air)
When an air receiver tank or plant air is utilized as the air
supply source, the pressure regulator in the Air
Maintenance
Device
automatically regulates the air pressure to the
designated level. The outlet pressure of the regulator is
field adjustable.
When an electrically-driven air compressor is utilized as
the air supply source, the pressure switch in the Air
Maintenance Device AMD-2, AMD-2ALT and AMD-3
automatically causes the air compressor to cut-in or
cut-out at the minimum and maximum air pressures
desired, respectively. The cut-in and cut-out pressures
are field adjustable.
The automatic air supply is directed through a restricted
orifice in the air maintenance device so that upon
activation of a sprinkler, the air supply will not interfere
with the operation of the dry pipe valve, by continuing to
supply high volumes of pressurized air to the piping
system.
It is a recommended safeguard that a low pressure switch
and alarm be installed on dry pipe systems or other air
supervised piping systems. This will cause an alarm to
sound if the pressure falls below a predetermined level.
1-800-345-8207
www.GENERALAIRPRODUCTS.com
AMD-1
and
AMD-1ALT
UL Listed and FM Approved
Manufactured by: General Air Products, Inc.
118 Summit Drive, Exton, PA 19341
Call
for assistance
Operation
The Air Maintenance Device provides a continuous but
restricted air supply to the piping system.
The activation of only one sprinkler in a dry pipe system,
will cause the system pressure to diminish to the point
where the dry pipe valve will "trip", thereby filling the
system piping with water.
Small piping system air leaks will be compensated for by
the automatic air feed provided the air leaks do not
exceed the restricted air supply.
Technical Data
Model: AMD-1, AMD-1ALT; AMD-2, AMD-2ALT; AMD-3
Style: With Air Regulator (AMD-1, AMD-1ALT)
With Air Pressure Switch (AMD-2, AMD-2ALT,
AMD3)
Approvals:
Factory Operation Test:
100% at 35 psi air (AMD-1, AMD-1ALT)
100% at 30 & 40 psi air (AMD-2, AMD-2ALT,
AMD-3)
Ordering Information
Mfgr. Source: General Air Products, Inc.
Weight:
When placing an order, indicate the full product name.
Please specify the quantity, model and style.
Guarantee
General Air Products, Inc. will repair and/or replace any
products found to be defective in material or
workmanship within a period of one year from the date of
shipment. Please refer to the current price list for further
details of the warranty.
UL, FM
7 lbs. (AMD-1, AMD-1ALT)
11 lbs. (AMD-2, AMD-2ALT, AMD-3)
AMDMSTR.3
01/16/13

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  Summary of Contents for General Air AMD-1

  • Page 1: Product Description

    General Air Products, Inc. will repair and/or replace any products found to be defective in material or It is a recommended safeguard that a low pressure switch...
  • Page 2 Design Data AMD-1 Includes Non-Listed Pressure Gauge The AMD-1 includes a non-listed pressure guage for use An Air Maintenance Device should be permanently with the regulator. Gauge ships uninstalled. To install, connected to all dry pipe sprinkler systems to avoid the remove the 1/8”...
  • Page 3 Close it immediately when the pressure switch cuts-in and note the cut-in pressure. Verify the the cut-in and cut out pressures meet the minimum design Manufactured by: General Air Products, Inc. requirements for the system air pressures. 118 Summit Drive, Exton, PA 19341...
  • Page 4 PRESSURE GAUGE PRESSURE MAIN LINE REGULATOR FLOW LOCKING ADJUSTMENT SCREW FLOW BYPASS LINE AMD1 FIGURE 1 MAIN LINE FLOW FLOW BYPASS LINE AMD2 FIGURE 2...

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