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Ascend™ Air-Cooled Chiller ACS: Monthly Maintenance

This procedure is the recommended monthly maintenance procedure for your equipment. Performing all maintenance procedures and inspection at the recommended intervals will prolong the life of your chiller and minimize the possibility of malfunctions.
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05/03/2021

Ascend™ Air-Cooled Chiller ACS: Monthly Maintenance

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This procedure is the recommended monthly maintenance procedure for your equipment. Performing all maintenance procedures and inspection at the recommended intervals will prolong the life of your chiller and minimize the possibility of malfunctions.
  • Maintenance

  • ! WARNING

  • Hazardous Voltage - Pressurized Flammable Fluid!

  • Failure to follow all electrical safety precautions could result in death or serious injury. Do not operate compressor without terminal box cover in place.

  • The motors in the compressors have strong permanent magnet motors and have the capability to generate voltage during situations when the refrigerant charge is being migrated. This potential will be present at the motor terminals and at the output of the variable speed drives in the power panel.

  • Before removing compressor terminal box cover for servicing, or servicing power side of control panel, CLOSE COMPRESSOR DISCHARGE SERVICE VALVE and disconnect all electric power including remote disconnects. Discharge all motor start/run capacitors. Follow lockout/tagout procedures to ensure the power cannot be inadvertently energized. Verify with an appropriate voltmeter that all capacitors have discharged.

  • The compressor contains hot, pressurized refrigerant. Motor terminals act as a seal against this refrigerant. Care should be taken when servicing NOT to damage or loosen motor terminals.

  • ! WARNING

  • Pressurized Burning Fluid!

  • Failure to follow the instructions below could result in death or serious injury. Do not operate compressor without terminal box cover in place.

  • The compressor contains hot, pressurized refrigerant. Motor terminals act as a seal against this refrigerant. Care should be taken when servicing NOT to damage or loosen motor terminals.

  • ! WARNING

  • Hazardous Voltage w/Capacitors!

  • Failure to follow these instructions could result in death or serious injury.

  • Disconnect all electric power, including remote disconnects and discharge all motor start/run and AFD (Adaptive Frequency™ Drive) capacitors before servicing. Follow proper lockout/tagout procedures to ensure the power cannot be inadvertently energized.

  • For variable frequency drives or other energy storing components provided by Trane or others, refer to the appropriate manufacturer’s literature for allowable waiting periods for discharge of capacitors. Verify with an appropriate voltmeter that all capacitors have discharged.

  • DC bus capacitors retain hazardous voltages after input power has been disconnected. Follow proper lockout/tagout procedures to ensure the power cannot be inadvertently energized. After disconnecting input power, wait five (5) minutes for the DC capacitors to discharge, then check the voltage with a voltmeter. Make sure DC bus capacitors are discharged (0 VDC) before touching any internal components.

  • This section describes the basic chiller preventive maintenance procedures, and recommends the intervals at which these procedures should be performed. Use of a periodic maintenance program is important to ensure the best possible performance and efficiency.

  • Use an Operator Log (see Log and Check Sheet chapter) to record an operating history for unit. The log serves as a valuable diagnostic tool for service personnel. By observing trends in operating conditions, an operator can anticipate and prevent problem situations before they occur. If unit does not operate properly during inspections, see Diagnostics chapter.

  • Recommended Maintenance

  • Monthly

  • Monthly Procedures:

  • NOTICE:

  • Coil Damage! Use of detergents could cause damage to coils. Do not use detergents to clean coils. Use clean water only.

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