Type 530 Aquatap Recirculation Laboratory Faucet

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GF Type 530 AquaTap™ Recirculating Laboratory Faucet is designed to provide constant DI fluid flow to point of use when used with the new Inline Flow Diverter (IFD). The unique design of the IFD provides high flow from the distribution main through the faucet for constant water movement. The IFD uses a slight orifice reduction to create a differential pressure imbalance which forces water through the faucet with minimal pressure loss. The system is further enhanced by using smooth bore interconnecting tubing for design flexibility and simplified piping installations. Up to three faucets can be served from a single IDF.

The GF Type 530 AquaTap™ Faucet is made from high purity PVDF, and the IFD is available in SYGEF® PVDF, PROGEF® Natural PP and PROGEF® Standard PP in either weld or sanitary clamp connections. Simple heat flaring tools make leaf-proof, minimum crevice connections between components.

NOTE: The patented Inline Flow Diverter is designed to be used with a GF AquaTap™ Faucet and is not sold separately.


Product Overview

Technical Data

Size Range:

  • d32 - d63 mm

Pressure Rating:

  • Varies by Size

Operating Temperature:

  • 0°C - 80°C (32°F - 176°F)

Standard Ratings:

  • DIN 8080
  • DIN 8079
  • ISO 15493
  • NSF 61

Material:

  • Faucet: SYGEF Polyvinylidene Fluoride
  • Accessory Products: SYGEF Polyvinylidene Fluoride,  PROGEF Natural Polypropylene, PROGEF Standard Polypropylene

Fields of Application:

  • Laboratory
  • Chemical Applications
  • Paper and Pulp Industry
  • Metal Treatment
  • Marine

Advantages:

  • Ideal flow characteristics
  • Sleek robust design
  • Continuous flow up to valve, eliminating dead-legs
  • Needle-type flow control for precise metering
  • Easy flare-style connection method
  • Deck or wall mounting options    

Specification

PART 2- PRODUCTS – MATERIALS

2.01   PURE WATER PIPE AND FITTINGS FOR INSTALLATION WITHIN PLENUMS

  1. Polyvinylidene Fluoride pipe shall be manufactured from virgin Kynar® resin. Pipe shall be manufactured to an SDR (Standard Dimension Ratio) series.   Pipe sizes 1/2” (20mm) through 2 ½ ” (75mm) shall be manufactured to have a pressure rating of 232 psi (PN16 ) when measured at 68°F (20°C). Pipe internal surface finish shall be Ra ≤ 20.0µin (5µm).

  2. Polyvinylidene Fluoride fittings shall be manufactured from virgin Kynar® resin material, unpigmented and translucent. Fittings ½” (20mm) through 2 ½ ” (75mm) shall be manufactured to have a pressure rating of 232 psi when measured at 68° F (20° C). Fittings shall be manufactured and catalogued for Socket, BCF (Bead and Crevice Free), IR® (Infrared), or Butt fusion joining methods. C.      All components of the pipe and fitting system shall conform to the following applicable ASTM Standards, D3322, D 638, D2837, D2122, FM 4910 and shall conform to FDA CFR 21 177.1520 (certificate of conformance to be included with shop drawing submittal), USP 25 Class VI (certificate of conformance to be provided with shop drawing submittal) and ASME-BPE.  All pipe and fittings shall be marked with brand name, product description, code number, material, and dimension and pressure rating information. Fittings shall be embossed with a permanent identification during the production process to ensure full traceability.

  3. In addition to the information specified under Paragraph C above, the printed pipe stream on extruded material shall be clearly marked “E84 UL CLASSIFIED SEE CERTIFICATE” which shows conformance and certification to ASTME84/UL 723 for installation within designated return air plenum areas.

  4. Shall be Sygef® Standard PVDF (PVDF-25/50) Piping System as manufactured by GF Piping Systems LLC, Irvine CA. Manufactured in dimensions from ½” (20mm) through 2 ½ ” (75mm).

2.02   VALVES

  1. Ball Valves: Ball valves shall be full port, true union end constructed of polyvinylidene fluoride with EPDM or FPM seals available, manufactured for installation in Sygef® Standard PVDF Piping system, Type 546 and as manufactured by GF Piping  Systems LLC. Ball valves shall be rated for 232 psi when measured at 68°F (20° C). Pneumatic/Electric valve actuators, if required, shall be supplied by GF Piping Systems LLC to ensure proper system operation.

  2. Diaphragm Valves: Diaphragm valves shall be constructed of polyvinylidene fluoride with EPDM or PTFE Seal configurations, manufactured for installation in Sygef® Standard PVDF Piping system, Type 514, 515, 517 and 519 (Zero Static) as manufactured by GF Piping Systems LLC. Diaphragm valves shall be rated for 150 psi when measured at 68°F (20° C). Pneumatic/Electrical valve actuators, if required, shall be supplied by GF Piping Systems LLC to ensure proper system operation.

  3. Three Way Ball Valves: Ball valves shall be L-Port/T-Port type constructed of polyvinylidene fluoride with EPDM or FPM seats available, manufactured for installation in Sygef® Standard PVDF Piping system, Type 543 as manufactured by GF Piping Systems LLC. Three way ball valves shall be rated for 150 psi when measured at 68°F (20° C). Pneumatic/Electrical valve actuators, if required, shall be supplied by GF Piping Systems LLC to ensure proper system operation.

  4. Butterfly Valves: Butterfly valves shall be constructed of polyvinylidene fluoride with EPDM or FPM seats available, manufactured for installation in Sygef® Standard PVDF  Piping system, Type 567 (wafer style) or Type 568 (lug style) as manufactured by GF Piping Systems LLC. Pneumatic/Electrical valve actuators, if required shall be supplied by GF Piping Systems LLC to ensure proper system operation.

2.03   RECIRCULATING LABORATORY FAUCET

  1. Recirculating Laboratory Faucet: Shall be constructed of polyvinylidene fluoride and designed to provide a constant fluid flow to the point of use to eliminate dead legs. Faucet shall be Type 530 “AquaTap” as manufactured by GF Piping Systems LLC, Irvine CA.

  2. Faucet to be manufactured with needle type flow control for precise metering.

  3. Faucet to be manufactured for deck or wall mounting options.

  4. Recirculating laboratory faucet shall be installed in conjunction with an inline flow diverter (IFD) manufactured of SYGEF® PVDF, PROGEF® Standard PP, PROGEF® Natural PP, or PPro-Seal Natural PP by GF Piping Systems LLC. The inline flow diverter shall be designed to provide high flow from the distribution main through the faucet for constant water movement. An orifice installed within the inline flow diverter is used to create a differential pressure imbalance which forces water through the faucet with minimal pressure loss. The inline flow diverter(s) shall be installed in the distribution main where shown on the drawings and may serve up to three faucets. The diverters shall be manufactured and catalogued for BCF® (Bead and Crevice Free), IR® (Infrared) or sanitary clamp joining methods.4. Recirculating laboratory faucet shall be installed in conjunction with an inline flow diverter (IFD) manufactured of SYGEF® PVDF, PROGEF® Standard PP, PROGEF® Natural PP, or PPro-Seal Natural PP by GF Piping Systems LLC. The inline flow diverter shall be designed to provide high flow from the distribution main through the faucet for constant water movement. An orifice installed within the inline flow diverter is used to create a differential pressure imbalance which forces water through the faucet with minimal pressure loss. The inline flow diverter(s) shall be installed in the distribution main where shown on the drawings and may serve up to three faucets. The diverters shall be manufactured and catalogued for BCF® (Bead and Crevice Free), IR® (Infrared) or sanitary clamp joining methods.

  5. Faucet shall have a pressure rating of 100 psi.

  6. Recirculating laboratory faucet(s) shall be connected to the inline flow diverter using smooth bore 5/8” PFA or PE tubing for design flexibility and simplified piping installations. Tubing shall be connected to faucet(s) and inline flow diverter connection points using easy flare style connection method. Installer shall use GF Piping Systems LLC isolation ball valves installed inline (tubing) where shown on the drawings to facilitate segregation of faucet from the pure water system if required for maintenance or other purposes. Only catalogued AquaTap adaptors, accessories and tools shall be used by the installer.

  7. Ball Valves for isolation of faucet: Ball valves shall be full port, true union end constructed of polyvinylidene fluoride or polypropylene with EPDM or FKM seals, Type 546 SYGEF® Standard PVDF or PROGEF® Standard PP as manufactured by GF Piping Systems LLC. Ball valves shall be rated for 232 psi (SYGEF PVDF) or 150 psi (PROGEF PP) when measured at 68°F (20° C) temperature.

  8. AquaTap Recirculating Laboratory Faucet, Inline Flow Diverter and all required accessories shall be installed according to current installation instructions as delivered in print or documented online at www.gfpiping.com.

Part 3 Execution

3.1   Installation

  1. An on-site installation seminar shall be conducted by GF personnel who are certified to conduct said seminar. Seminar topics shall include all aspects of product installation (storage, set up, support spacing, fusion process, machine care, testing procedure, etc.). At the conclusion of the seminar, all installers will be given a written certification test and will be required to prepare and complete one fusion joint of the type being implemented on the project. Upon successful completion of said test, the installer will be issued a certification card verifying that they have met the requirements of the manufacturer with regards to knowledge of proper product installation and testing methods.

  2. Under this specification, the contractor shall be responsible for the purchase or rental of the proper machine required to meet the intent of the specification and be used for installation of the product on site.

  3. Installer shall ensure that all pipe and fittings used for Pure Water Piping are components of the same system. No mixing of various manufacturers pipe and or fittings shall be allowed.

  4. AquaTap Recirculating Laboratory Faucet, Inline Flow Diverter and all required accessories shall be installed according to current installation instructions as delivered in print or documented online at www.gfpiping.com.

3.2   Testing

The system shall be tested in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations. All sections of the piping system shall be tested hydrostatically to 1.5 times the proposed working The system shall be tested in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations. 

Following is a general test procedure for Georg Fischer plastic piping. It applies to most applications. Certain applications may require additional consideration. For further questions regarding your application, please contact your local GF representative

  1. All piping systems should be pressure tested prior to being placed into operational service.

  2. All pressure tests should be conducted in accordance with the appropriate building, plumbing, mechanical and safety codes for the area where the piping is being installed.

  3. When testing plastic piping systems, all tests should be conducted hydrostatically and should not exceed the pressure rating of the lowest rated component in the piping system (often a valve). Test the system at 150% of the designed operational pressure, i.e.: If the system is designed to operate at 80 psi, then the test will be conducted at 120 psi.

  4. When hydrostatic pressure is introduced to the system, it should be done gradually through a low point in the piping system with care taken to eliminate any entrapped air by bleeding at high points within the system. This should be done in four stages, waiting ten minutes at each stage (adding ¼ the total desired pressure at each stage).

  5. Allow one hour for system to stabilize after reaching desired pressure. After the hour, in case of pressure drop, increase pressure back to desired amount and hold for 30 minutes. If pressure drops by more than 6%, check system for leaks.

Note: If ambient temperature changes by more than 10°F during the test, a retest may be necessary.

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