Preferred Specifications Document Number Issue Date Rev Date F2848

Preferred Specifications Document Number Issue Date Rev Date F2848

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Preferred Specifications
Document Number Issue Date Rev. Date
F-2848 07/18

AQUIS™ 6.0
Fully Integrated Foam Proportioning System
The apparatus shall be equipped with an electronic, fully automatic,
variable speed, direct injection and discharge side foam proportioning
system. The system shall be capable of handling both Class A and Class
B foam concentrate. The foam proportioning system shall operate based
on direct measurement of water flows and remain consistent within the
specified flows and pressures. System must be capable of delivering
accuracy to within 5% of calibrated settings over the advertised
operation range when installed according to factory standards. The
system shall be equipped with an Operator Interface Terminal (OIT) for
installation on the pump panel. Incorporated within the motor driver
shall be a microprocessor that receives input from the system
flowmeter, while also monitoring foam concentrate pump output.
An Operator Interface Terminal Digital Operation shall be incorporated
into the Aquis 6.0 proportioner. This shall allow for push button
control of Class A concentrate from .1% to 1%, in increments of .1%
and Class B concentrate in increments of 1%, 3% and 6%, calibration of
water flow rate, adjustable units of measure, simulated water flow,
optional lockout.
The Operator Interface Terminal Digital Operation shall have a warning
of low foam concentration supply that flashes and displays a steady
“low concentrate” warning when the concentrate tank runs low. It will
also flash a “no concentrate” warning when the concentrate tank is
empty and a warning of an electronic malfunction that flashes an
“error” warning with associated error code.
The Operator Interface Terminal Digital Operation shall operate in
manual mode as a back-up and a separate plate panel with operation
instructions is furnished.
An optional remote activation shall be installed to allow foam pump to
be activated from an external 12 or 24 volt electrical source such as
pump-in gear circuit or engine ignition power which eliminates a step
in the foam system operation sequence.
A paddlewheel type flowmeter shall be installed in a brass tee which
communicates water flow rate to the microprocessor in the foam pump
control box. The brass tees have an external Victaulic groove
connection and internal female NPT connection on each end and are
available in the following sizes:
1.50 in. Inside Diameter (300 GPM / 1135 L/min)
2.00 in. Inside Diameter (500 GPM / 1893 L/min)
2.50 in. Inside Diameter (750 GPM / 2800 L/min)
3.00 in. Inside Diameter (1250 GPM / 4700 L/min)
A simulated flow feature shall be incorporated into the motor driver
to simulate an approximate flow value of 100 gpm. This feature is to
be engaged or disengaged with a momentary switch and will
automatically disengage when the main system switch is turned off.
Cables and wires shall come with the system. Separate industry
standard M12 connectors for connection of OIT and flowmeter to foam
pump control box. Consists of shielded cables to prevent radio
frequency or electro-mechanical interference. Furnished as follows:
OIT connection to control box: 6 meters long
Flowmeter connection to control box: 3 meters long
Foam concentrate tank level switch to foam pump control box: 4 meters
long
Foam tank level switches are optional from Waterous.
A Foam Concentrate Supply Line Strainer shall be installed in the foam
concentrate supply line and screens out any concentrate contamination
which may harm the foam pump. It shall consist of a 1 in. inline wye
type brass strainer with a removable screen.
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A Foam Concentrate Inject Line Check Valve shall be installed in the
foam concentrate inject line and prevents water from flowing back into
the foam pump. It shall consist of a 3/8 in. inline brass and
stainless steel check valve.
The Operator Interface Terminal shall enable the pump operator to:
Activate the foam proportioning system
Select proportioning rates from 0.1% to 1.0% on Class A concentrate
and 1%, 3% and 6% on Class B concentrate.
Calibration of water flow rate.
Adjustable units of measurement.
Warnings of low foam concentrate supply: flashes and displays a steady
“low concentrate” warning when the concentrate tank runs low. The
system will shut down after two minutes. There shall also be a warning
that flashes a “no concentrate” warning when the concentrate tank is
empty.
If apparatus has dual foam concentrate tanks, allows selection of tank
A or B and displays which tank is in use.
Operation in manual mode as a backup.
A 12 or 24-volt electric motor driven displacement plunger pump shall
be provided. The pump capacity shall be from 0.1 gpm (0.38 L/min) to
6.0 gpm (22.6 L/min) at 150 psi (10 bar) with a maximum operating
pressure up to 450 psi (31 bar). The pump shall have the capability to
draw 3 foot of lift. The system will draw a maximum of 80 amps for 12
VDC and 50 amps at 24 VDC. The motor shall be controlled by the
microprocessor (mounted to the base of the pump). It shall receive
signals from the control module and power the 1.0 HP (.8 kW) electric
motor in a variable stream. A full flow check valve shall be provided
in the discharge piping to prevent foam contamination of fire pump and
water tank. A 12 psi (.83 bar) opening pressure check valve shall be
provided in concentrate line.
Components of the complete proportioning system as described above
shall include:
Operator Interface Terminal
Paddlewheel flowmeter
Pump and electric motor/motor driver
Wiring harnesses
Foam injection check valve
Master waterway check valve
An Aquis 6.0 Foam Proportioning System shall be equipped with a USB
interface for PC-connectivity which allows a qualified technician to
perform upgrades, diagnostics and monitor system functions in real
time. The system can also be remotely monitored through the USB
interface using any PC with internet access, allowing technicians to
easily connect to the Waterous dedicated website to assure proper
operation and to update the foam system hardware by uploading new
features and functions as they become available.
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Additional components to complete system installation
The Aquis system includes the major components required for
installation except for those listed below which are to be supplied by
the installer. Some of the components listed below are available as
optional add-on items from Waterous.
An optional Waterway Check Valve shall be available for the Aquis 6.0
Foam Proportioning System. It shall be installed in water line from
the fire pump and prevents foam solution (concentrate and water) from
contaminating the fire pump and water supply. Use a full bodied check
valve with an appropriate pressure rating. Note that foam concentrate
injection must occur downstream of this valve. Waterous offers a 2.5
in. iron manifold with integral check valve and flowmeter. This
simplifies installation as flowmeter and waterway check valve
installation is accomplished with one component. When ordered, a
flowmeter and tee is not furnished and a separate Waterway Check Valve
is not needed.
A Foam Concentrate Tank shall be available for the Aquis 6.0 Foam
Proportioning System. The Foam Concentrate Tank shall be supplied that
suits the application and meets the needs of the end user. The tank
shall meet the minimum requirements as published in applicable NFPA
apparatus standards. Tank should have a valve which allows the foam
supply to be shut off for maintenance of the foam pump and cleaning of
supply line screen. Tank is not available from Waterous. The optional
Waterous Foam Concentrate Supply Line kit includes a foam tank shut
off valve.
A Foam Concentrate Tank Level Switch shall be available for the Aquis
6.0 Foam Proportioning System. It shall be installed on-board foam
concentrate tank to communicate low concentrate level to foam pump.
A Foam Concentrate Supply Line shall be available for the Aquis 6.0
Foam Proportioning System. Hoses and fittings that run from the foam
tank to the foam pump inlet should be a minimum 3/4 in. inside
diameter hose. Hose and fittings must be rated for a minimum of 23 in.
Hg (0.78 bar) vacuum and 50 psi (3.45 bar) of pressure. The hose and
fittings must be made of corrosion resistant material and be
compatible with the foam concentrate to be used. Foam supply hose
shall have a reinforced clear wall as required by NFPA to allow
viewing of foam pump priming operations. Available as an optional Foam
Concentrate Supply Line kit. Note that this kit also includes a foam
tank shut-off valve.
A Foam Concentrate Inject Line shall be available for the Aquis 6.0
Foam Proportioning System. Hoses and fittings that run from the foam
pump to the foam injection point in the water line from the fire pump
should be a minimum of 3/8 in. inside diameter hose. Hose and fittings
must be rated for a minimum of 450 psi (31 bar). The hose and fittings
must be made of corrosion resistant material and be compatible with
the foam concentrates to be used. The injection point must be on the
downstream side of the check valve installed in the water line from
the fire to prevent foam contamination of the fire pump and water
supply. The 3/8 in. check valve supplied with the foam pump must be
installed in this line to prevent water flowing back into the foam
pump. Available as an optional Foam Concentrate Inject/Bypass Hose
kit.
A Bypass Line shall be available for the Aquis 6.0 Foam Proportioning
System. This hose is used for pumping concentrate into a container to
empty the foam tank or to assist in priming the foam pump. The hose
and fittings may have a lower pressure rating since the end of the
hose is left open to the atmosphere and will not receive high
pressures. Available as part of optional Foam Concentrate/Bypass Hose
kit.
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Optional:
A foam tank switch shall be available to be installed in on-board foam
tank to communicate low concentrate level to foam pump. A 24-in. long
wire shall be included. It is available for side mount in tank and top
or bottom mount in tank.
A full bodied, brass Master Waterway Check Valve shall be available to
be incorporated into the Aquis 6.0 proportioner. It shall include a
foam concentrate injection port on the downstream side. It shall be
available in the following sizes and end connections.
1.5 in. Victaulic Inlet x FNPT/Victaulic Outlet
1.5 in. FNPT Inlet x FNPT/Victaulic Outlet
2.0 in. Victaulic Inlet x Victaulic Outlet
2.0 Victaulic Inlet x FNPT Outlet
2.5 in. Victaulic Inlet x Victaulic Outlet
2.5 in. Victaulic Inlet x FNPT Outlet
3.0 in. Victaulic Inlet x Victaulic Outlet
3.0 in. Victaulic Inlet x FNPT Outlet
A Manifold with Flowmeter and Check Valve shall be available to be
incorporated into the Aquis 6.0 proportioner. This shall consist of a
2.5 in. inside diameter iron manifold with built-in check valve and
flowmeter. A Flowmeter Tee is not furnished and a separate Waterway
Check Valve is not needed. A Manifold with Flowmeter and Check Valve
shall be available in the following sizes and end connections:
1.5 in. FNPT / 2.0 in. Victaulic Inlet and Outlet
2.0 in. FNPT / 2.5 in. Victaulic Inlet and Outlet
2.5 in 4-Bolt Flange Inlet and Outlet
2.5 in. 4-Bolt Flange Inlet and 2.0 in. FNPT / 2.5 in. Victaulic
Outlet
2.5 in. 4-Bolt Flange Inlet and 2.5 in. FNPT / 3.0 Victaulic Outlet
A Foam Concentrate Supply Hose Kit shall be available to be
incorporated into the Aquis 6.0 proportioner. It shall provide hoses
and fittings to bring foam concentrate from an on-board tank to the
foam pump. A foam concentrate tank shut-off valve shall also be
included.
A Foam Concentrate Inject/Bypass Hose Kit shall be available to be
incorporated into the Aquis 6.0 proportioner. It shall provide hoses
and fittings to bring foam concentrate from the foam pump to the
injection point, and hose and fittings from foam pump to atmosphere
(bypass).
A OIT/HMI Extension cable shall be available as an option on the Aquis
6.0 proportioner. It shall be available in both 3 and 6 meter lengths.
A Flowmeter Extension Cable shall be available as an option on the
Aquis 6.0 proportioner. It shall be available in a length of 4 meters.
A Tank Level Switch Cable Extension shall be available. It shall be
available in a 4-meter length. A Foam System Rating Panel Plate shall
be available. It meets requirements of NFPA 1901 and 1906. A Foam Fill
System shall be available. It shall be used for filling an on-board
foam concentrate tank from an overboard pail or tank. It shall consist
of a pump, panels, two tank level switches and an overboard pick-up
hose with a stainless steel wand.
A Dual Operator Interface Terminal Kit shall be available to be
incorporated into the Aquis 6.0 proportioner. It provides and
additional OIT and cables if foam pump is to be operated from two
locations. All functions are available at both locations. An Overboard
Foam Pick-up Kit shall be available to incorporated into the Aquis 6.0
proportioner. It allows foam concentrate to be drawn from an external
overboard pail/tank. It shall include a pump, panel connection,
fittings and hoses including a foam pick up hose. If the Overboard
Foam Pick-up Kit is used in conjunction with an on-board tank, a Dual
Tank Selector Kit is also required.
A Foam Pick-up Hose shall be available to be incorporated into the
Aquis 6.0 proportioner. It is used to transfer foam concentrate from
external containers to the foam pump or an on-board tank. The
following sizes are available:
3/4 in. x 10-foot hose with stainless steel wand
1 in. x 10-foot hose with stainless steel wand
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Optional:
A Dual Foam injection kit shall be available to be incorporated into
the Aquis 6.0 proportioner. It allows for foam concentrate to be
injected at two locations. It shall consist of an electric 3-way
valve, control panels and fittings. A Run Logic Module shall be
available to be incorporated into the Aquis 6.0 proportioner. If
Remote Activation feature of foam pump is being used and Dual Operator
Interface Terminal panels are not being used, allows OEM to install a
switch to activate the foam pump and a light to indicate it is
operational. A Panel Mounted Foam Concentrate Strainer shall be
available to be incorporated into the Aquis 6.0 proportioner. It shall
be used in place of foam supply line in-line strainer furnished with
system. It moves strainer to the operator’s panel which allows easier
access for maintenance.
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