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  • KINNEY®

    Two-Stage, Rotary Piston Vacuum Pump

    KC Series

    Models KC-5 KC-15 KC-8

    OPERATOR’S MANUAL

    Manual 1807 Rev B p/n 001807 0000

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    Table of Contents

    Table of Contents Introduction .................................................................................. 1

    Description ............................................................................................ 1

    Pump Components ............................................................................... 2

    Operating Cycle ......................................................................... 2

    Sealing and Lubrication ............................................................. 3

    Oil Types .................................................................................... 3

    Specifications ........................................................................................ 4

    Safety ............................................................................................ 5 Graphic Conventions Used in this Manual ............................................ 5

    Safety Instruction Tags .......................................................................... 5

    Safety Precautions for Rotary Piston Pumps ......................................... 6

    Installation .................................................................................... 7 Mounting ............................................................................................... 7

    V-Belt ..................................................................................................... 7

    Discharge Piping .................................................................................. 7

    Vacuum Piping ...................................................................................... 7

    Vacuum Gauges ................................................................................... 9

    Electrical Connections .......................................................................... 9

    General ................................................................................................. 9

    Filling the Pump with Oil ...................................................................... 10

    KC-5 and KC-8 ......................................................................... 10

    KC-15 ....................................................................................... 10

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    Pre-Start Checks ................................................................................. 10

    Operation .....................................................................................11 Starting the Pump ............................................................................... 12

    Stopping the Pump ............................................................................. 12

    Gas Ballast .......................................................................................... 12

    Special Refrigeration Service Pumps ................................................ 13

    Maintenance ............................................................................... 14 Periodic Maintenance ......................................................................... 14

    Changing the Oil ................................................................................. 14

    Flooding .............................................................................................. 15

    Oil Mist Eliminator ............................................................................... 15

    Stalling ................................................................................................ 17

    Troubleshooting ......................................................................... 18 Checking Pump Performance ............................................................. 19

    Pump Leaks ........................................................................................ 20

    Checking Process Equipment ............................................................ 20

    Process Equipment Leaks .................................................................. 20

    Leak Checking Techniques ................................................................. 21

    Oil Contamination ................................................................................ 21

    Discharge Valve .................................................................................. 21

    Shaft Seal ............................................................................................ 22

    Disassembly ............................................................................... 24 Reassembly ................................................................................ 26 Replacement Parts ..................................................................... 29

    Spare Parts ......................................................................................... 29

    Ordering Parts .................................................................................... 29

    Exploded Views and Parts Lists.......................................................... 30

    KC-5 and KC-8 Exploded View Drawing .................................. 30

    KC-5 and KC-8 Parts List ......................................................... 31

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    KC-8C Exploded View Drawing ................................................ 32

    KC-8C Parts List ....................................................................... 33

    KC-15D Exploded View Drawing .............................................. 34

    KC-15D Parts List ..................................................................... 35

    KC-15L Exploded View Drawing .............................................. 36

    KC-15L Parts List ..................................................................... 37

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    CONGRATULATIONS on the purchase of a new KINNEY® KC™ Two-stage, Rotary Piston Vacuum Pump from Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems. Please examine the pump for shipping damage, and if any damage is found, report it immediately to the carrier. If the blower is to be installed at a later date, make sure it is stored in a clean, dry location and rotated regularly. Make sure covers are kept on all openings. If blower is stored o