OEM Part #004237
CONDENSER TUBE (COIL)
- Includes Compression Fitting
- Mounts In Reservoir
Fits Pelton Crane OCM Models With A Rectangular Reservoir
Model This Part Fits: Pelton Crane OCM Autoclave
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What The Condenser Tube (Coil) Does
The Steam Condenser Tube (Coil) simply cools the steam coming from the chamber during the vent cycle, and converts it into water as it re-enters the reservoir.
Technically Speaking, the Steam Coil is basically an air cooled condenser coil - using water as the tube side fluid. When the OCM enters the Vent Cycle, the steam is released into the coil, cooling the steam as it travels through the coil. This causes it to condense from saturated vapour (steam) to saturated liquid (water)
Location: Inside Reservoir
Replacing the Pelton Crane OCM Condenser Tube (Coil) is something you can easily do, and takes only a few minutes to complete.
Tools Needed: 7/16" Open End Wrench
How To Remove The Pelton Crane OCM Condenser Tube
- Using the 7/16" open end wrench, turn the compression fitting on the end of the Condenser Tube counter-clockwise until it is free from it's connection
- Pull the end of the Condenser Tube with the compression fitting away from it's connection and lift it out.
How To Install The New Condenser Tube
- Slide the Compression Nut (Through The Small Hole In The Back Of The Compression Fitting) included with your new Condenser Tube onto the upper end of the tube
- Place the New Condenser Tube (Coil) inside the Reservoir with the Compression Nut facing the connection
- Tighten the Compression Nut onto the connection by turning it clockwise until tight
- Run a cycle, check for leaks and put it back in service - your done!
Symptoms Of A Faulty Condenser Tube
The most common symptom is water pouring out of the door on your OCM when you open it to load it. This normally happens the first thing in the morning after the autoclave has not been used for several hours (it is a slow leak)
This is generally a result of a "pin hole" somewhere in the condensor tube below the water line, which allows the water inside the reservoir to drain back into the chamber.
How To Test The Condenser Tube
Here's a simple test you can perform to see if the Condenser Tube is causing your problem:
Fill your reservoir with distilled water and run a cycle. After the water heats up, listen for a "gurgling" sound coming from the reservoir.
Take a flashlight and look inside the reservoir. You are looking for tiny bubbles coming from somewhere along the coil (below the water line). Wherever the bubbles are coming from is where the pin hole has developed.
NOTE: Once your test is completed, be sure to drain the reservoir so it does not refill your chamber
"Pelton Crane OCM Autoclave Repair Made Simple™"