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the system can handle large volumes of water in short periods of time without compromise in system performance. This includes high water flow rates that occur in case wash down procedures as well as drainage of multiple bay food preparation and utility sinks. It is important however, to properly size the system to accommodate high flow rates from various cases and fixtures.
A: Unlike gravity pluming systems, the piping is not open to sewer lines and gasses. The piping is directly tied into the Vac Center which discharges automatically via an air gap into the facilities sewer lines. Any gasses or odors in the Vac Center Collection Tanks are discharged when the tank is discharged or held within the system by the normally closed Extraction Valve.
A: Yes, provided the system is properly sized. Because there is no need to trench floors to run conventional waste lines, adding additional cases or fixtures is easily accomplished by tying into existing overhead mains or drainage lines.
A: Small debris does not effect the performance of the system. In fact, items that would typically block a low flow gravity drainage system will pass directly through to the Vac Center Collection Tanks and into the sewer line at tank discharge with no effect. Vacuum system drainage virtually eliminates clogged piping.
A: All parts are manufactured by AcornVac in the United States and are available for immediate shipment; however, a local certified maintenance contractor should stock a minimal quantity of repair
parts for more expedient service.
A: The AcornVac system is designed to provide complete redundancy on all Vacuum Collection Center components. In most cases the Vacuum Collection Center includes dual tanks and multiple pumps to ensure that the system does not fail. In addition, the programming on the system includes a manual override component allowing store personnel to manually activate tank fill and discharge cycles as well as pump operation.
A: Yes, they can. However, the system must be engineered considering all load factors including case wash down, stair lifts, fixtures or sinks tied to the system, the required highest riser height, the size of the store, and requirements for future expansion. Call the AcornVac Engineering Department for design assistance.
A: Several, including the following:
- size of the store
- the number or refrigerated or frozen food cases
- store operational procedures including case wash down
- the number of hand wash basins, food preparation or utility sinks and the approximate sizes of each sink
- any requirements or expectations for future expansion of the store or the equipment tied to the system
- any special customer requirements, example: remote alarm notification, historical data acquisition etc.
A: Suggested Maintenance Schedule:
The primary service requirements are at the Vacuum Collection Center pumps. The maintenance schedule varies depending on the type of pump provided as well as the size of the store and the number of run hours on any given pump. Specific maintenance instructions are provided with the Vacuum Collection Center at shipment. The AcornVac valve components have been tested to over a million cycles without failure. Should any problem occur with either a Controller or an Extraction Valve, the
|Vacuum Center Collection Tanks||Inspect and clean as needed||Every 24 months|
|Vacuum Pumps||Change filter cartridge||Every 12 months or as needed|
|Control Panel||Inspect, clean, tighten field wiring terminals if needed||Every 12 months|
|Extraction Valve||None required||N/A|
|Swing Check Valve||Inspect and clean if needed||Every 12 months|
|Mini check valve||Inspect and replace if needed||Every 24 months|
|Accumulators||Inspect and clean if needed||Every 12 months|