Q. What do I need to
do when changing membrane type?
A. Contact Phoenix Vessel
Technology, advising of make and model of new membrane. We can
then provide advice on appropriate adaptors required to convert
to the new membrane. We would also recommend an 'O' Ring Seal
Kit to overhaul all seals.
Q. Can you provide me
with advice on how to fit a Side Port?
A. It is very important
to ensure correct alignment when fitting a Side Port. For full
instructions please refer to Page 9 and 10 of User Guide Number 3.
Q. I have a leaking Side
Port. What should I do?
A. Make sure the vessel
is depressured before taking any action. Then remove the Victaulic
clamp and slide the rubber seal away from the joint. Ensure
that the Side Port and pipework have a clearnance of between
2.5 mm and 3.2 mm on the joint. Ensure the pipework and port
line up to 0.75 mm in any direction. If this is correct you
will need to remove the port from the pressure as stated in
With port removed, check condition of the surface for cracks,
damage or imperfections and, if any noted, refer to Phoenix
Vessel Technology for further instruction.
If no imperfections noted, fit a new 'O' seal and refit the
port as per the instructions in the manual.
If you are still experiencing problems, then contact Phoenix
Vessel Technology for further assistance.
Q. How should I shim/align
side ported vessels correctly?
A. During assembly of
a rig it is very important to ensure that the dimension of the
gap between the parts of at least 0.75 mm is maintained. This
can be done by shimming the saddles or removing material from
the base of the saddle. The ports must line up to within 0.75
mm in both directions. This will ensure a leak free and maximum
operating performance from your Phoenix Vessel (see TIP
Q. How do I remove the
end fittings from my pressure vessel?
A Please refer to the User Guide for a full explanation. There
are two types of extractor tool available to assist you. Please
refer to your user manual for description of two types and contact
us for price and provision of the tool.