3-10 Automatic Water Make-Up Option
The chiller may be connected to an automatic make-up system if the optional package (float
switch, pressure regulating, pipe fittings, solenoid valve and 1/2" NPT city water make-up
connection) is factory installed.
Refer to the typical piping schematics on pages 64-69 in the Appendix for additional
components necessary for this installation.
Prevent reservoir over-pressurization by setting the required pressure-regulating valve to limit
make-up water pressure to less than 5 psi. The reservoir must remain vented to the
If the automatic make-up system is connected to a city water system, make provisions to
prevent backflow contamination. Install an approved backflow preventer in accordance with
Caution! Adding straight city water into a glycol/water mixture dilutes the solution and
To prevent system freeze-up in automatic make-up applications, we recommend using either
a chemical feeder or make-up reservoir to replenish glycol. Contact the sales department for
more information about these configurations.
2-40 HP Portable Chillers
eventually leads to system freeze-up. Damage from freeze-up is not covered by
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