SDC-101 Pump Run Dry Protection

Pump Protection

THE PROBLEM

Failure to establish flow after the pump has been turned on.

Failure to maintain proper flow during normal operation due to line clogging, line rupture, incorrect valve positioning, etc.

THE SOLUTION

Use an SDC-101 shut down control on the input power of pumps, heaters, valves, etc., that are flow critical. The SDC-101 will interrupt power automatically upon loss of flow.

Power will remain off until the problem has been corrected and proper flow re-established.

Loss of pump prime is a persistent fluid system problem. A flow switch at the pump output is a viable solution, except that it presents a “catch 22” situation, i.e. lack of flow at startup will not allow the flow switch to supply power to the pump. A manual push to start or automatic time delay relay switch in parallel with the flow switch is required to supply power to the pump motor during startup. After the pump is up to speed the parallel switch kicks out and the flow switch takes over flow monitoring. Model SDC-101 is provided with a parallel variable time delay relay switch/flow switch combination to provide pump protection during startup as well as the continuous phase of operation.

SDC-101 modules may be connected to monitor:

Critical points in simple one pump systems or, in series, with pumps, heaters, valves, etc., so that failure of any part will shut the whole system down.

Isolated or remote components and sub-systems

Uses

For use in:

  • Chemical Processing
  • Sanitation
  • Food Processing
  • Aerospace ground support systems
  • Water Treatment
  • Mining
  • Agriculture
  • Transportation

Features

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

  • Continuous adjustment of time delay cycle.
  • 120/240VAC and DC power options
  • Rain resistant housing for rugged, industrial usage
  • Can be used in mobile vehicles, ships, trains, etc.

OPERATIONAL FEATURES:

  • Supplied pre-wired and ready for immediate installation
  • All components UL listed or recognized
  • Input and output power lines are quickly and easily attached to 30A terminal block
  • Terminal block positions are numbered and wiring is color coded for easy, fast and accurate installation and servicing.
  • Performance checks are quick and straightforward using an uncomplicated, standard multimeter.

Specs

TIME DELAY RELAY

Operation

When rating voltage is applied to the input, the timing cycle begins and the DPDT relay is activated. At the end of the timing cycle, the relay is de-activated and remains in that condition until power is removed from the input. Switching off and then turning on of input power re-starts the timing cycle. This timing sequence will repeat each time the system is turned on.

  • Input Voltage – 120/240VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Output Contact Arrangement – DPDT
  • Contact Rating
  • 10A, . hp @ 120/240VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Standard Time Cycle
  • 1 to 180 sec., Continuously adjustable
  • Ambient Operating Temp. Range -5˚ to 140˚F
  • Termination – .” quick disconnect terminals

SWITCH PERFORMANCE DATA

Refer to manufacturer’s specification sheets for information regarding performance of:

  • Harwil Fluid Flow switches
  • Harwil Air Flow switches
  • Pressure switches
  • Motion Limit switches
  • Proximity Switches, etc. which may be used in conjunction with, but are not included with, the SDC-101 module.

Complete operating instructions. Mechanical and Electrical installation drawing and a numbered parts list is supplied with each unit.

Super-simple maintenance and checkout for personnel using a standard test meter.

Terminal Strip – 812 Series

ELECTRICAL RATING

  • Rated voltage – 1600 Volts RMS
  • Current rating – 30A

WIRE SIZE

  • Will accommodate lugs for wire sizes AWG #14 to #12

HARDWARE

  • Screws and terminals – brass, nickel plated
  • Solder terminals – brass, hot-tinned

MOLDED MATERIAL

  • G.P. phenolic (94V-0).
  • UL Recognized

MOTOR CONTACTOR SPECIFICATIONS

OPERATING COIL

  • 120VAC or 208-240VAC 50/60 Hz
  • Inrush: 31 VA
  • Continuous Use: 7 VA
  • Pickup: 90VAC (120VAC Coil)
  • 170VAC (208 VA Coil)
  • Coil Insulation: class B
  • Coil Connections: Double Male .” quick connect
  • Maximum Ambient Temperature: 155˚

OUTPUT POWER CONTACTS

  • Type: DPST – Normally Open
  • Contact rating per pole.

Diagram

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