Installation Guide – EPG SurePump™ Pumping Systems

EPG Companies Inc. - Bulletin 0610

  1. Verify that equipment and supply voltage match.
  2. Inspect equipment, look for shipping damage, dirt, and rough handling.
  3. Control panel should be mounted in a secure way at least 15' from riser or sump and 36" above grade to bottom of control panel.
  4. Inspect inside of control panel. Look for items which might have come loose during shipping.
  5. Test level sensor in bucket of water. Does it return back to zero? Control panel needs to be installed and have power to it.
  6. Install vent valve and tubing. See Bulletin 0130c.
  7. Install suspension cable. See Bulletin 6090a.
  8. Fasten motor lead and sensor cable to discharge line every 5' to 7' with straps or plastic wire ties. It is best if they are on separate sides of line; use padding between cables and any metal straps.
  9. Run pump down riser slowly using stainless steel suspension cable as hold back. Make sure motor lead and sensor cable are slack as you lower pump.
  10. Take ohm reading of each motor lead wire to wire and compare the values in Table 13 of the Franklin Electric motor manual for 1Ø and Table 21 for 3Ø. Be sure to add wire resistance value to value from Table 13 & 21. See page 39 in the Franklin manual for wire resistance.
  11. Check insulation resistance as pump is lowered down riser. Resistance may drop gradually as pump and cable enter the liquid, but any sudden drop indicates a problem.
  12. Run sensor leads and power cables in separated conduits to control panel. It is a good idea to use breakout junction boxes. See Design Guide 05644 in Section 9.
  13. If you have to remove dryer from end of transducer cable to pull cable through fittings or conduit, seal end of the vent tube with a piece of tape. Reinstall dryer as soon as possible. See Bulletin 0550a.
  14. Megger motor leads. Resistance must be 1 megohm or greater.
  15. Connect pump to control panel complying with local and national codes. Controller terminal strips, motor leads, and sensor leads are all labeled and/or color coded to simplify connections.
  16. Inspect wire connections. Are they the correct colors? Are they tight?
  17. If color-coded wires were not continued from sump or riser, you need to ohm out each circuit.
  18. Measure resistance to ground. It must be less than 25 ohms. If greater, stop work and report to owner. It should be 1 ohm or less to protect electronic equipment.
  19. Measure voltage prior to control panel or at entrances to control panel. Measure and record voltage line to line and line to ground.
  20. Compare these reading to voltage listed on drawing and label in control panel.
  21. Review equipment list and drawings for any accessory circuits. If present, run volt and ohm test.
  22. Check and make sure all hand switches are in the off position. If you have a water level indicator, verify leachate level in sump or riser.
  23. Turn on power at panel main disconnect.
  24. Level meter display should light up. Record displayed reading. How does this reading compare to your measured level reading?
  25. If level and flow meter do not light up, check GFCI, reset if necessary.
  26. Are any indicator lights on?
  27. Should they be on?
  28. Make sure pump is turned off. Using built in or hand held simulator, verify level meter settings are correct for this site. See meter data sheet for factory settings and meter instructions.
  29. Bump pump by turning hand switch two or three times to make sure pump has reached its resting point. You should have a minimum of 3' of slack in the cables.
  30. To verify correct rotation, place hand around discharge line. It will torque right if the rotation is correct.
  31. When pump is running, measure and record amperage and voltage. Check 3Ø systems for current balance within 5% of average.
  32. Verify that starting, running and stopping causes no significant vibration or hydraulic shocks.
  33. After 15 minutes of running time, measure volts and amperage to see if they are stable. Are they as specified?
  34. After pump and level sensor have been tested, pot seal offs.
  35. Complete Form 200. Note: If this form is not completed and returned to EPG, it will impact system warranty.

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