With the unit running, check and record the following:
Record this data on an “operator’s maintenance log” like the one shown in Sample maintenance log table in Final Process Section. If the operating pressures indicate a refrigerant shortage, measure the system superheat and system subcooling. For guidelines, refer to “Compressor Start-Up,” p. 34.
Important: Do not release refrigerant to the atmosphere! If adding or removing refrigerant is required, the service technician must comply with all federal, state and local laws. Refer to general service bulletin MSCU-SB-1 (latest edition).
Regular coil maintenance, including annual cleaning enhances the unit’s operating efficiency by minimizing the following:
Microchannel (MCHE) Coils
Failure to follow instructions below could result in coil damage. DO NOT use any detergents with microchannel condenser coils. Use pressurized water or air ONLY, with pressure no greater than 600psi.
The recommended cleaning method for microchannel condenser coils is pressurized water or air with a nonpinpoint nozzle and an ECU of at least 180 with pressure no greater than 600 psi. To minimize the risk of coil damage, approach the cleaning of the coil with the pressure washer aimed perpendicular to the face of the coil during cleaning.
Round Tube Plate Fin (RTPF) Coils
To clean refrigerant coils, use a soft brush and a sprayer (either a garden pump-up type or a high-pressure sprayer). A high-quality detergent is also required; suggested brands include “SPREX A.C.”, “OAKITE 161”, “OAKITE 166” and “COILOX”. If the detergent selected is strongly alkaline (ph value exceeds 8.5), add an inhibitor.
For evaporator coil cleaners, contact the local Trane Parts Center for appropriate detergents.
Direct-Fired Unit Maintenance Schedule
Periodic maintenance is essential to the efficient operation and extended service life of the direct fired equipment. Failure to provide maintenance as recommended may void the equipment warranty.
Hazardous Service Procedures!
Failure to follow all precautions in this manual and on the tags, stickers, and labels could result in death or serious injury.
Technicians, in order to protect themselves from potential electrical, mechanical, and chemical hazards, MUST follow precautions in this manual and on the tags, stickers, and labels, as well as the following instructions: