Application and function
In conjunction with the DP211 or DP221 level probe, the DLH self-monitoring high water level limiter is a limiter with safety function in accordance with the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) (special design according to Water Level 100).
The product meets EU Directive 2014/68/EU (PED). Conformity (CE marking) is certified in accordance with Annex III, Modules B+D (Category IV); notified body NB 0035.
Regulations applied: corresponding DIN EN standards.
The DLH high water level limiter works in conjunction with the Igema DP211 or DP221 level probe on the basis of the conductive fill level method of measurement whereby the electric conductivity of the water medium is used. The conductivity of the medium is measured in µS/cm. For the secure functioning of this method of measurement a minimum conductivity of the substance to be measured is required.
The conductive method of measurement makes two statements: Electrode submerged or electrode uncovered or switch point reached or not reached. Before installation the electrode must be brought to the measure at which the switch procedure is to be used, e.g. for switching off burner and interrupting the safety circuit.
The evaluation device supplies the limiter probe, which is fitted in the boiler, with power and evaluates its signals. The serial number of the probe used must be entered in the evaluation device so that the evaluator can communicate with this probe.
With the aid of the measurement data received from the probe electronics the evaluation device determines the current water level (electrode submerged / electrode uncovered) in the boiler. If all conditions for correct operation are met, the safety chain for the steam generator is enabled (burner can switch on). On detection (maximum level exceeded) the relay output “pre-alarm” is switched on immediately and the LED “FAILURE” starts to flash. Should this state be present for longer than the alarm delay time set, the relays of the safety chain will be switched off (safe operation mode) and the LED “FAILURE” remains permanently lit.
In the event of a fault (e.g. broken cable, probe defective, ...) the safety chain is switched of immediately.
Safe operating mode during which the relay contacts of the device go into rest position, corresponds at the same time to the de-energised state of the evaluation device.