Installation Instructions - Monitor Booster Station

Pre-Installation Requirements

Prior to installing Monitor Booster Station, proper planning and preparation shall be taken to ensure a safe and smooth installation. All local, state, and national safety, environmental, and electrical guidelines, codes, and statues, as given by the governing authorities in your particular jurisdiction, shall be adhered to. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: obtaining any required permits necessary for the excavation and installation of Monitor Booster Station, contacting the appropriate utility agency(s) prior to commencing excavation for the clear identification of all underground utilities, ensuring all worksites, procedures, equipment, and personnel are OSHA compliant at all times, and contracting only properly licensed and qualified electricians to complete any and all electrical work to the predetermined standards with respect to local, state, and national governing bodies with no exceptions.

Monitor Industrial Booster Station Installation:

  1. Excavate site in accordance with all OSHA regulations. We recommend excavating in two steps. The first excavation step is to excavate for the frost-line bury depth. The second excavation step involves digging for a deep trench for the pitless booster tank reservoir(s).

    Determining the excavation depth:
    A. Estimate the total the total minimum hole depth (feet) =
    (Bury depth) + (Distance from centerline of discharge to the bottom of reservoir tank) + (1’)

    • The total minimum hole depth will be excavated in 2 sections:
      • Properly slope only the portion of the excavation that extends from “ground level” to 1 foot below the centerline of the deepest orifice.
        • Ie. If the suction side orifice has a deeper bury depth than discharge orifice, excavate 1 foot deeper than the suction side orifice.
      • To excavate the reservoir tank portion of the hole, dig a vertical hole (approximately 24 inches wider than the reservoir tank diameter) the remaining depth required to achieve the total minimum hole depth.
  2. Insert the booster station into the excavated reservoir hole making sure the unit is vertical and properly supported at all times.
    • To ensure proper water flow through the booster station, clearly identify the suction and discharge orifices and verify that the orientation of the booster station aligns the proper orifice to the proper inlet or exit pipe based on the desired direction of flow.
    • After the booster station is lowered into the hole and supported, backfill and compact at least 50% of the depth of the reservoir tank hole with #57 gravel.
    • Backfill and compact the remaining portion of the tank reservoir hole with earth.
  3. Connect all appropriate plumbing, valves, mechanical joints, etc. to the suction and discharge orifices, respectively.
  4. Backfill local areas directly beneath all properly connected piping and plumbing fixtures (from the bottom of the sloped excavation to the centerline of the piping) with #57 gravel for strength and support.
    • DO NOT backfill entire floor of sloped excavation, ONLY backfill the immediate area underneath each length of pipe.
  5. Remove spool and lift-out assembly from the upper casing of the booster station and prepare the assembly to be electrically wired and outfitted with a pump and motor combination.
    • Please see the separate instructional document for the proper electrical, pump, and motor preparations and procedures.
  6. Flush the booster station system to remove all dirt and debris prior to pump installation.
    • WARNING: the system MUST be flushed to avoid the entrance of foreign debris into the pump which could damage or destroy it!
    • Remove watertight well cap from booster station in addition to sealing all conduit and control boxes prior to flushing the system.
    • When flushing the system, slowly open the gate valve to allow flow into the system.
    • System is considered “flushed” when the water exiting the top of the booster station casing is clear and free of debris.
  7. Pressure test suction and discharge lines by closing the appropriate gate valves on the respective suction and discharge sides of the booster station (circumstance permitting).
  8. Install all necessary electrical conduits and the associated electrical wiring to properly operate the booster station.
  9. Install gate valve risers.
  10. Remove any and all booster station supporting and complete the backfilling and compacting of the sloped excavation (from 1 foot below the lowest booster station orifice up to “ground level”) with earth removed during the original excavation process.
  11. Reinstall the spool-lift-out-pump-motor assembly and lock in place.
    • Please see the separate instructional document for the proper spool-lift-out-pump-motor assembly procedures.
  12. Start the booster station system.
    • If the installer has elected to hire a Baker Manufacturing representative to perform the startup, the representative will be present on the scheduled date(s), perform the startup, and provide the contractually agreed upon training time.
    • If the installer or customer desires to attempt startup, the installer must be properly qualified. The person(s) performing the startup must completely understand the hydraulics of the system, programmable logic controls (PLC), and the demands the system must meet before attempting to release the pumps into service.
    • Baker Manufacturing recommends utilization of a Baker representative to startup the system.
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