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Calfrac
80 Bpm Hydration Unit
Operators Manual












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About this Manual
This Operators manual provides sufficient information to use and maintain the hydration
equipment safely.
Enerflow Industries Inc. accepts no responsibility for incorrect use of equipment,
inadequately trained personnel or improperly maintained equipment.
The use of this manual for anything other than the safe and correct operation and
maintenance of the equipment constitutes misuse.
Enerflow Industries Inc. accepts no liability for any persons failing to follow correct
equipment operation and safety guidelines.
Please ensure that this manual is thoroughly read, prior to operating or maintaining the
equipment.
All information contained in this manual is based on the latest production information at
time of publication.
Conventions Used
All screen names and navigation icons in the following screen descriptions will be in
Bold Text.
Notes especially of interest to the user are offset slightly from surrounding text and are
highlighted with a light gray background.

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Table of Contents
About this Manual...............................................................................................4
Conventions Used..............................................................................................4
Table of Contents...............................................................................................5
List of Figures.....................................................................................................7
List of Tables......................................................................................................8
1 Equipment Description................................................................................ 9
1.1 Introduction.................................................................................................9
1.2 Hydrator Components.................................................................................9
1.2.1 Trailer Chassis .....................................................................................10
1.2.2 Control Cab..........................................................................................11
1.2.3 Deck Engine.........................................................................................11
1.2.4 Hydraulics System................................................................................11
1.2.5 Manifold Systems.................................................................................11
1.2.6 Centrifugal Pumps................................................................................12
1.2.7 Hydration Process Components...........................................................12
1.3 Principle of Operation...............................................................................13
2 ECAMS Screen Descriptions................................................................. 15
2.1 Typical ECAMS Screen Layout.............................................................16
2.1.1 Input Fields...........................................................................................18
2.2 Main Menu Screen....................................................................................19
2.3 Hydrator Monitoring Screens....................................................................23
2.3.1 Hydrator Process Control Screen.........................................................24
2.3.2 Engine Information Screen...................................................................26
2.3.3 Hydraulic Pressures Screen.................................................................28
2.3.4 Digital Data Screen..............................................................................29
2.3.5 Suction Flow Meter Screen..................................................................30
2.3.6 Hydration Tank Flow Meter ..................................................................32
2.3.7 Calmixer Flow Meter.............................................................................34
2.3.8 Pump Pressure Setpoints.....................................................................36
2.3.9 Alarms Screen......................................................................................38
2.4 Hydrator Calibration Screens....................................................................41
2.4.1 Hydrator Calibration Menu Screen.......................................................42

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3 Hydrator Operating Procedures ............................................................... 59
3.1 Pre-Startup Equipment Check List............................................................60
3.2 How to Power-up the Hydrator .................................................................61
3.3 How to Acknowledge an Alarm Code.......................................................63
3.4 How to Calibrate the Siemens Touch Screen...........................................65
3.5 How to Reset the Rig Saver .....................................................................66
Appendix A The Units Button...........................................................................67
Appendix B Centrifugal Pump Troubleshooting...............................................68
Appendix C Hydration Unit Control Panel ........................................................69


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List of Figures
Figure 1 Hydrator Components..........................................................................10
Figure 2: Typical ECAMS Screen Layout........................................................16
Figure 3 ECAMS Main Menu Screen.............................................................19
Figure 4 Hydration Process Screen...................................................................24
Figure 5: Engine Information Screen..................................................................26
Figure 6 Hydraulic Performance Screen............................................................28
Figure 7 Digital Data (Gauges) Screen..............................................................29
Figure 8 Suction Flow Meter Screen..................................................................30
Figure 9 Hydration Tank Discharge Flow Meter.................................................32
Figure 10 Calmixer Flow Meter Screen..............................................................34
Figure 11 Pump Pressure Setpoints Screen......................................................36
Figure 12 Alarms Screen...................................................................................38
Figure 13 Hydrator Calibration Menu Screen.....................................................42
Figure 14 Process Pressure calibration Screen.................................................45
Figure 15 Hydraulic Pressure Screen................................................................46
Figure 16 Temp/Fuel Calibration Screen...........................................................47
Figure 17 Tank Inlet Valve Calibration Screen...................................................49
Figure 18 Hydrator Data van Rate Calibration Screen.......................................51
Figure 19 Calmixer Flow Rate Calibrations Screen...........................................53
Figure 20 Wits/ Flash Log Output Setup Screen................................................56
Figure 21 Alarm Screen.....................................................................................63
Figure 22 Hydrator Deck Engine Rig Saver.......................................................66
Figure 23 Hydration Unit Control Panel .............................................................69


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List of Tables
Table 1 Metric and US Units..............................................................................67
Table 2 Centrifugal Pump Troubleshooting Guide..............................................68



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1 Equipment Description
This section provides an overview of the Calfrac Hydrator major components:
1.1 Introduction
The Calfrac Hydrator is a trailer mounted unit that has been designed for gel preparation
and chemical blending of frac fluids that are the fracturing base for proppants used to
stimulate existing, completed oil or gas wells.
The Hydrator can be controlled manually or automatically with ECAMS (Enerflow
Control And Measurement System) which provides touch screen access to Hydrator
controls and operating information.
1.2 Hydrator Components
The following section provides a brief description of the Hydrators major components:
Trailer chassis.
Deck Engine.
Hydraulics.
Manifold System.
Centrifugal pumps.
Blending system.
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Figure 1 Hydrator Components
1.2.1 Trailer Chassis
The trailer chassis includes the following features:
Custom manufactured tandem axle semi-trailer chassis with 400 inch wheelbase.
Antilock brakes.
Holland style manual crank landing gear.
Hydraulic levelling jacks for levelling the unit during operation.
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1.2.2 Control Cab
The control cabin includes a cabin lift system which will lift the cabin platform three (3)
feet to the operating position. This provides the operator with a line of sight into the
hydration tank. The control cabin also includes an air conditioner, heater,
ventilation/defroster fans and a UPS for the control system.
1.2.3 Deck Engine
The Calfrac Hydrator has one (1) Caterpillar C15 diesel engine that can supply 575 BHP
at 2100 rpm to power the unit: The C15 engine includes the following features:
Direct drive hydraulic power through a pump drive gear box.
Webasto engine heater.
Electronic engine controls.
150 USG fuel capacity.
Rig saver shutdown.
Turbo conveyor for blowing out the process piping.
1.2.4 Hydraulics System
The Hydrator hydraulic pumps are run from the deck engine from a direct drive pump.
The centrifugal pumps are all run from a closed loop hydraulic system with individual
speed controls.
An open loop load sense pump is utilized for the hydraulic actuators for the tank level
control valve, the cabin lift, the four hydraulic levelling jacks and the thermostatically
controlled fan on the hydraulic oil cooler.
A hydraulically actuated valve controls the fluid entering the hydration tank as part of the
automated levelling system.
1.2.5 Manifold Systems
The Calfrac Hydrator manifold system includes a crossover manifold, suction manifold
and a discharge manifold.

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The suction and discharge manifolds are fitted with electric/air operated butterfly valves
with actuators. The crossover manifold allows the suction pump to discharge directly to
the discharge manifold.
1.2.6 Centrifugal Pumps
The Calfrac Hydrator has three centrifugal pumps: suction pump, auxiliary suction pump
and a mix pump.
Suction Pump
Gorman Rupp VG8HD3-B 10 x 8 centrifugal pump with a closed 5 vane impeller.
Powered by a hydraulic motor with independent variable speed drive.
Maximum pump output is 100 BPM.
Auxiliary Suction Pump
Gorman Rupp VG series centrifugal pump with closed impeller.
Powered by a hydraulic motor with independent variable speed drive.
Maximum output is 15 BPM at 50 psi.
Mix Pump
Goulds 2 x 3 x 11 with closed impeller and mechanical seal.
Powered by a hydraulic motor with independent variable speed drive.
Maximum output is 15 BPM at 250 psi.
The mix pump is supercharged from either the main suction pump or the auxiliary
suction pump.
1.2.7 Hydration Process Components
The hydration process includes a hydration tank, shear plates and retention tubes.
Hydration Tank
Steel open top tank rated to hold 60 bbls of hydration gel.
Internal baffles to channel water through tank for first in/first out process flow.

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Internal baffles also include one 12 butterfly valve with a pneumatic actuator so that
the restriction through the tank can be minimized when running slick water at up to
100 bpm.
Level transducer and high water level switches.
Shear Plates
There are four (4) shear plates in the Calmixer. The shear plates ensure proper mixing of
the gel solution and can be replaced with different types of shear plates depending on the
mixing differential pressure and flow rate requirements of the gel.
Retention Tubes
Stainless steel retention tubes are sized to provide a three (3) minute hydration time
for gel within the hydration unit when pumping at 60 bpm. The flow through the
hydration tubes is 15% of the overall unit flow rate.
The retention tubes have removable end connections to provide cleanout access.
The retention tubes are in four (4) sections that can be isolated during pumping
operations so that the hydration time can be modified based upon current through
flow rates.
The retention tubes discharge into the inlet of the suction pump as part of the
Calmixer system.
1.3 Principle of Operation
There are several hydration processes that can be performed in the Hydrator. One of these
is the mixing of a liquid chemical additive (polymer) with clean mix water to form a gel.
This process includes the following steps:
a. Clean mix water is pumped from an external source or from the hydrator tank to the
Calmixer.
b. Before entering the Calmixer liquid chemical additive is added to clean mix water.
The chemical additive is a polymer that will form a gel when mixed with water.
c. The Calmixer boost pump then pumps the water/chemical solution through an array
of four (4) shear plates. The Boost pump maintains a preset flow rate and differential
pressure across the shear plates to ensure proper mixing of the solution.

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d. The solution then flows through up to four (4) retention tubes that are configured with
a specific volume and length. The retention tubes limit the solution to a flow rate that
allows it to thicken into a gel with a specific density before it is pumped to a Hydrator
where proppant is added.

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2 ECAMS Screen Descriptions
This section provides a description of a typical ECAMS screen layout and detailed
descriptions of the following screens in the ECAMS menu system:
Main menu screen
Hydrator monitoring and control screens.
Hydrator transmitter calibration screens.


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Typical ECAMS Screen Layout

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2.1 Typical ECAMS Screen Layout
Each ECAMS screen is divided into three (3) information areas (see Figure 2):

Figure 2: Typical ECAMS Screen Layout
1. The menu bar located along the top of each screen displays the following navigation
buttons and information fields:

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Typical ECAMS Screen Layout

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Navigation Buttons

The Main Menu button displays navigation buttons to the
ECAMS major screens and flow rate and pressures at critical
points in the hydration process.

The Calibrations button displays links to control valve and
process temperature and pressure transmitter setpoints.

The Process button displays hydration process valve
controls and the following process variables:
Pressure.
Temperature.
Pump rpm.
% slip.
Residing time in hydration tubes.

Information Fields

The menu bar displays the following information
fields:
Discharge Rate where???
Suction pressure before the hydration tank.
Calmix Rate
Shear Inlet Pressure.
Shear outlet Pressure.

2. The main screen display area located below the top menu bar displays hydrator
control buttons, operating settings and transmitter output fields.
3. An alarm code bar located below the main screen display area displays a description
of the most recent system faults.
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Typical ECAMS Screen Layout

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2.1.1 Input Fields
All ECAMS touch screen fields that are displayed with a white background are input
fields. They allow the operator to change equipment operating control variables.
To change a control variable simply press on its input field and using the displayed
numeric keypad enter a new value.


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ECAMS Screen Descriptions
Main Menu Screen

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2.2 Main Menu Screen
The ECAMS main menu screen displays software information and navigation buttons
for password and non password protected screens.
To open this screen select the Main Menu button displayed on the top menu bar of each
ECAMS screen.

Figure 3 ECAMS Main Menu Screen

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Main Menu Screen

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The Main Menu screen displays the following software information:
Screen version number.
Software version number.
The main screen displays the following control and navigation buttons:


The Flow/Vol Units and Pressure Units toggle buttons set each
ECAMS screen to display input and output values in US
(imperial) or Canadian (metric) units.

The Engine Info button displays deck engine performance data and
diagnostic indicators.

The Process button displays hydrator valve controls, hydration
tank controls and process pressure, temperature and flow rates.

The Hydraulic Pressure button displays hydraulic system
performance data.

The Digital Data button displays fluid level, pressure and flow rates
at critical points in the hydration process.

The Suction Flow Meter button displays the hydration tank
suction line flow rate, total volume and flow meter communication
status.

The Hydrator Tank Flow Meter button displays the hydration
tank discharge line flow rate, total volume and flow meter
communication status.
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ECAMS Screen Descriptions
Main Menu Screen

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The Calmixer Flow Meter button displays the Calmixer flow rate,
total volume and flow meter communication status.

The Pump Pressure Setpoints button displays operating
setpoints and output performance information for each centrifugal
pump.

The Calibrations button displays links to control valve and process
temperature and pressure transmitter setpoints.

The Alarms screen displays active and acknowledged system
alarms.

The Control Panel button displays Siemens touch screen
calibration settings.
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ECAMS Screen Descriptions
Hydrator Monitoring Screens

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2.3 Hydrator Monitoring Screens
This section provides detailed descriptions of the Calfrac Hydrator process and
equipment monitoring screens:
Hydrator process control screen.
Engine information screen
Hydraulic performance screen.
Digital data screen.
Suction (tank inlet) flow meter.
Hydration tank flow meter screen.
Calmixer flow meter screen.
Pump pressure setpoints screen.
Alarms screen.



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ECAMS Screen Descriptions
Hydrator Process Control Screen

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2.3.1 Hydrator Process Control Screen
The Hydrator Process Control screen displays a big picture view of the entire process
and the following process monitoring and control features:
Suction, discharge and Calmixer valve controls.
Auto or manual Calmixer control and hydration tank level control.
Pressure, temperature, flow rate and Calmixer Slip% output fields.
To open this screen press the Process button displayed on the top menu bar of each
ECAMS screen.

Figure 4 Hydration Process Screen
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ECAMS Screen Descriptions
Hydrator Process Control Screen

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The Hydration Process Control screen displays the following control buttons valve icons
and input fields:

The Manual/Auto toggle button provides the option
to select manual or auto flow control of gel through the
Calmixer shear plates and retention tubes.

The Baffle Open and Baffle Close buttons control a
baffle in the hydration tank.
The % Setpoint input field is the hydration tank level
setpoint that controls flow through the tanks 12 inlet
butterfly valve.

Each manifold valve icon is a control button that opens
or closes a valve. The icon is green when the valve is
open and red when it is closed.

The Slip% value is an ECAMS calculated value for
the Calmixer gel flow rate. It is a percentage of the
flow rate measured by the hydration tub suction or
discharge flow meter or the Hydrator flow meter.
Note: the flow rate source for the Slip% calculation
is selected in the Slip Calculation and Data van
Output Configuration screen.


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ECAMS Screen Descriptions
Engine Information Screen

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2.3.2 Engine Information Screen
The Engine information screen displays deck engine performance information and
diagnostic indicators.
To open this screen press the Engine Info button displayed on the ECAMS main
menu screen.

Figure 5: Engine Information Screen
The Engine Info screen display the following engine diagnostic indicators and screen
navigation buttons.
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Engine Information Screen

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The Check warning light indicates engine maintenance
action is required. For example: low oil level or a locked
filter.
Note: when this warning light is on the engine does not
require an immediate shutdown.
The Stop warning light indicates a serious situation that
requires the engine to be immediately shut down. Failure
to do so could result in serious engine damage.
The Protect warning light indicates that the engine has
stopped itself or de-rated its torque or power to protect
itself.

The Extended Diagnostics button displays the
following engine diagnostic information:
SPN (Suspect Parameter Number). This number
indicates which engine input value is questionable.
FMI (Failure Mode Indicator). This indicates the type
of engine failure.

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ECAMS Screen Descriptions
Hydraulic Pressures Screen

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2.3.3 Hydraulic Pressures Screen
The Hydraulic Pressures screen acts as a gages screen providing the operator with an
array of hydraulic performance data.
To open this screen select the Hydraulic Pressures button displayed on the
ECAMS main screen.

Figure 6 Hydraulic Performance Screen

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ECAMS Screen Descriptions
Digital Data Screen

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2.3.4 Digital Data Screen
The Digital Data screen displays output values from the hydration tank, suction manifold
and Calmixer pump transmitters.
To open this screen select the Digital Data (Gauges) button displayed on the
ECAMS main screen.

Figure 7 Digital Data (Gauges) Screen

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ECAMS Screen Descriptions
Suction Flow Meter Screen

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2.3.5 Suction Flow Meter Screen
The Suction Flow Meter screen displays the flow rate and total volume of clean water
that has entered the hydration tank.
This screen also displays the total amount of fluid that has passed through each flow
meter in the hydrator and the suction flow meter communication status.
To open this screen select the Suction Flow Meter button displayed on the ECAMS
main screen.

Figure 8 Suction Flow Meter Screen
The Suction Flow Meter screen displays the following output fields and control buttons:
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ECAMS Screen Descriptions
Suction Flow Meter Screen

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Volume Flow flow rate in the hydration tank inlet line.
Total 1 total amount of fluid that has been pumped to
the hydration tank.
Total 2 total amount of fluid that has left the hydration
tank.
Total 3 total amount of fluid that has entered the
Calmixer and retention tubes.

The Reset Totals button sets Total 1 field to zero (0).

Reset All Flow Meter Totals button sets Totals 1, 2 &
3 fields to zero (0).

The Back button displays the last opened screen.

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Hydration Tank Flow Meter

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2.3.6 Hydration Tank Flow Meter
The Hydration Tank Flow Meter screen displays the flow rate and total volume of fluid
that has flowed through the hydration tank discharge line.
This screen also displays the total amount of fluid that has passed through each flow
meter in the hydrator and the hydration tank discharge flow meter communication status.
To open this screen select the Hydration Tank Flow Meter button displayed on the
ECAMS main screen.

Figure 9 Hydration Tank Discharge Flow Meter
The Suction Flow Meter screen displays the following output fields and control buttons:
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ECAMS Screen Descriptions
Hydration Tank Flow Meter

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Volume Flow flow rate through the hydration tank
discharge line.
Total 1 total amount of fluid that has been pumped to
the hydration tank.
Total 2 total amount of fluid that has left the hydrator
tank.
Total 3 total amount of fluid that has entered the
Calmixer and retention tubes.

The Reset Totals button sets Total 1 field to zero (0).

Reset All Flow Meter Totals button sets Totals 1, 2 &
3 fields to zero (0).

The Back button displays the last opened screen.


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ECAMS Screen Descriptions
Calmixer Flow Meter

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2.3.7 Calmixer Flow Meter
The Calmixer Flow Meter screen displays the gel fluid properties measured by the
Calmixer flow meter and calculated by the ECAMS program before the fluid enters the
Calmixer.
This screen also displays the total amount of fluid that has passed through each flow
meter in the hydrator and the Calmixer flow meter communication status.
To open this screen select the Calmixer Flow Meter button displayed on the
ECAMS main screen.

Figure 10 Calmixer Flow Meter Screen
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Calmixer Flow Meter

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The Calmixer Flow Meter screen displays the following output fields and control buttons:


Total 1 total amount of fluid that has been pumped to
the hydration tank.
Total 2 total amount of fluid that has left the hydration
tank.
Total 3 total amount of fluid that has entered the
retention tubes.

The Reset Totals button sets Total 1 field to zero (0).

Reset All Flow Meter Totals button sets the Totals 1,
2 & 3 fields to zero (0).

The Back button displays the previously opened screen.

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ECAMS Screen Descriptions
Pump Pressure Setpoints

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2.3.8 Pump Pressure Setpoints
The Pump Pressure Setpoints screen displays centrifugal pump auto and manual
operating setpoints.
To open this screen select the Pump Pressure Setpoints button displayed on the
ECAMS main screen.

Figure 11 Pump Pressure Setpoints Screen
The Pump Pressure screen displays the following centrifugal operating setpoints:
Suction Pump draws clean mix water from either the driver side or suction side
manifold.
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Calmixer Suc Pump This is an auxiliary clean mix water pump that can draw water
from an external source. For example: a water tank.
Note: On the drawing P&ID Hydration unit with Calmixer (part #33962) included in
the Enerflow parts and service manual, this pump is labeled Aux Suction Pump
Cal Mixer Boost Pump This pump maintains a differential pressure across the shear
plates.
Note: On the drawing P&ID Hydration unit with Calmixer (part #33962) included in
the Enerflow parts and service manual, this pump is labeled Press Mix Pump.

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2.3.9 Alarms Screen

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2.3.9 Alarms Screen
The Alarms screen displays a history of the most recent alarm events. This screen also
provides the operator with the option to acknowledge alarm codes. Each alarm code is
displayed in order of the time and date of the event.
To open this screen select the Alarms button displayed on the main menu screen.

Figure 12 Alarms Screen
The Alarms screen displays the following alarm codes and navigation buttons:

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Alarm Colour Codes
The Alarm screen displays the following alarm colour codes:
Flashing red indicates an unacknowledged alarm.
Steady blue indicates an alarm that has been selected for acknowledgment.
Steady white indicates an alarm that has been acknowledged.
The flashing alternate red and white box at the bottom of the screen displays the most
recent unacknowledged alarm.

Alarms Screen Button
The Alarms screen displays the following buttons:

The Acknowledge button located on the right bottom
corner of the screen allows the operator to acknowledge
active alarm codes.

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Hydrator Calibration Screens

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2.4 Hydrator Calibration Screens
ECAMS provides the following Hydrator valve and transmitter calibration screens:
Hydrator calibration menu screen.
Process pressure calibration screen.
Hydraulic pressure calibration screen.
Temp/Fuel calibration screen.
Tank inlet valve calibration screen.
Hydrator/Data van rate calibration screen.
Calmixer flow rate calibration screen.
WITS screen.


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Hydrator Calibration Menu Screen

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2.4.1 Hydrator Calibration Menu Screen
The Hydrator Calibration Menu screen displays navigation buttons to pump, valve and
process transmitter operating setpoints.
To open this screen select the Calibration button displayed on the top menu bar of each
ECAMS screen.

Figure 13 Hydrator Calibration Menu Screen
The Hydrator Calibration Menu screen displays the following navigation buttons:
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Hydrator Calibration Menu Screen

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The Process Pressure Calibrations button displays
valve hydraulic actuator pressure setpoints.

The Hydraulic Pressure Calibration button displays
centrifugal pump hydraulic pressures and system air
pressure setpoints.

The Temp/Fuel Calibration button displays Calmixer
(shear plate) and hydraulic oil temperature setpoints and
fuel level and Cleanout Blower setpoints.

The Tank Inlet Valve Calibration button displays
hydration tank inlet valve controls.

The Hydrator/Data van Rate Cal button displays the
option to select one (1) of three (3) flow meter outputs for
the ECAMS Slip% calculation and input fields for
configuring flow meter transmitters for output to a Data
van.

The Calmixer Flow Rate Calibrations buttons displays
the option to change the following Calmixer operating
setpoints.

The WITTS button displays fields for assigning Enerflow
WITS ID numbers to Hydrator transmitter output values
that are stored in Flash memory.


The Baffle Open and Baffle Close buttons control a 12
butterfly valve that increases or decreases the flow through
the mixing tank.
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Hydrator Calibration Menu Screen

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The Back button displays the previously opened screen.

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Hydrator Calibration Screens
Process Pressure Calibration Screen

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2.4.1.1 Process Pressure Calibration Screen
The Process Pressure Calibration screen displays valve hydraulic actuator pressure
setpoints.
To open this screen select the Process Pressure button displayed on the Calibration
screen.

Figure 14 Process Pressure calibration Screen

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Hydrator Calibration Screens
Hydraulic Pressure Screen

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2.4.1.2 Hydraulic Pressure Screen
The Hydraulic Pressure screen displays centrifugal pump hydraulic pressures and system
air pressure setpoints.
To open this screen select the Hydraulic Pressure button displayed on the Calibration
screen.

Figure 15 Hydraulic Pressure Screen

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Hydrator Calibration Screens
Temperature and Fuel Calibration Screen

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2.4.1.3 Temperature and Fuel Calibration Screen
The Temperature and Fuel Calibration screen displays Calmixer (shear plate) and
hydraulic oil temperature setpoints and fuel level and Cleanout Blower setpoints.
To open this screen select the Temp/Fuel Calibration button displayed on the
Calibration screen.

Figure 16 Temp/Fuel Calibration Screen
The Temperature and Fuel Calibration screen displays the following control and
navigation buttons;
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Temperature and Fuel Calibration Screen

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The Fan On/Off toggle button overrides the hydraulic
tank cooling fan setpoints.

The Back button displays the previously opened screen.

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Hydrator Calibration Screens
Tank Inlet Valve Calibration Screen

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2.4.1.4 Tank Inlet Valve Calibration Screen
The Tank Inlet Valve Calibration screen displays following Hydration tank valve control
options:
run a hydration tank control valve calibration
fully open or fully close the hydration tank control valve
Override ECAMS control and set the control valve in full manual mode.
To open this screen select the Tank Inlet Valve Calibration button displayed on the
Calibration screen.

Figure 17 Tank Inlet Valve Calibration Screen
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Hydrator Calibration Screens
Tank Inlet Valve Calibration Screen

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The Tank Inlet Valve Calibration screen displays the following control and navigation
buttons:

The Tank 1 Inlet Calibrate button enables an auto
calibration of the hydration tank inlet valve hydraulic
actuator using the factory set values displayed on this
screen.

The Open and Close buttons displayed on the right side
of the screen fully open or fully close the hydration tank
inlet valve when the valve is in manual mode (set on the
main control panel).


The Full Manual Mode Enable button sets the
hydration tank level control valve in manual mode without
feedback control.
When pressed this button will display Full Manual Mode
Active and Open and Close buttons.

The Back button displays the previously opened screen.

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2.4.1.5 Slip Calculation and Data van Output Configuration Screen

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2.4.1.5 Slip Calculation and Data van Output Configuration Screen
The Slip Calculation and Data van Output Configuration screen provides the option to
select one (1) of three (3) flow meter outputs for the ECAMS Slip% calculation.
This screen also displays input fields for configuring flow meter transmitters for output to
a Data van.
To open this screen select the Hydrator/Data van Rate Cal button displayed on the
Calibration screen.

Figure 18 Hydrator Data van Rate Calibration Screen
The Hydrator/Data van Input Calibration screen displays the following selection buttons
and input configuration fields:
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2.4.1.5 Slip Calculation and Data van Output Configuration Screen

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The Use This For Slip button provides the option
to select the mix tank suction or discharge line flow
meter or Data van flow meter flow rate to calculate
the %Slip for the hydration tubes.


Hydrator and Data van flow meter frequency and
flow rate input fields. These are the operating values
supplied by the flow meter manufacturer.
Slip%

The Slip% Current is a value for the gel flow rate
in the hydration tubes that is calculated from the
actual mix tub suction or discharge line flow meter.


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2.4.1.6
Hydrator Calibration Screens
Calmixer Flow Rate Calibration Screen

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2.4.1.6 Calmixer Flow Rate Calibration Screen
The Calmixer Flow Rate Calibration screen provides the option to change the following
Calmixer settings:
Shear plate flow rate.
Retention loop setpoints.
Cold or warm water auto flow control through the shear plates.
Calmixer slip %.
To open this screen select the Calmixer Flow Rate Calibrations button displayed on
the Calibration screen.

Figure 19 Calmixer Flow Rate Calibrations Screen
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Hydrator Calibration Screens
Calmixer Flow Rate Calibration Screen

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The Calmixer Flow Rate Calibration screen displays the following control and navigation
buttons:


The Shear Plate Warm Water button enables
auto control of the differential pressure and flow
rate through the shear plates (Calmixer 1 -4) when
warm water is used.

The Apply Calmixer Rates button is pressed
after new Calmixer flow rates have been entered.
This will save the new values to the PLC. At this
point ECAMS will use the new values to control
the gel in water mixing through the shear plates.


The Change Parameter / Parameter Locked
toggle button allows the operator to change or lock
the retention Loop Volume values.
Note: the Parameter Locked toggle button
position is a safety feature that prevents the
operator from accidentally changing a retention
loop volume during hydrator operation.
Calmixer 1
Calmixer 2
Calmixer 3
Calmixer 4
The Calmixer 1 Calmixer 4 are the shear plate
flow rates setpoints that are maintained by the
Calmixer Boost pump when the Calmixer is in auto
mode.
Note: These setpoints need to be changed each
time the shear plates are replaced with different
types of plates to satisfy job mixing requirements.
1
st
Loop Volume
2
nd
Loop Volume
3
rd
Loop Volume
4
th
Loop Volume
Retention tube volumes.
Note: There are four (4) loops. The total retention
tube volume can be changed by closing the
appropriate valve to suit the gel mixing time
requirement. When this occurs the volumes
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displayed on this screen must be updated.
Calmixer Slip% The Calmixer Slip% input field displays the
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2.4.1.7 WITS / Flash Log Output Setup Screen

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2.4.1.7 WITS / Flash Log Output Setup Screen
The WITS / Flash Log Output Setup screen displays fields for assigning Enerflow WITS
ID numbers to Hydrator transmitter output values that will be stored in Flash memory.
To open this screen select the WITS button displayed on the Calibration menu screen.

Figure 20 Wits/ Flash Log Output Setup Screen
The WITS / Flash Log Output Setup screen displays the following control buttons and
navigation links:
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2.4.1.7 WITS / Flash Log Output Setup Screen

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The Enable Unit Conversions button scales each
Current Value with its Unit Factor and Unit Offset.
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3 Hydrator Operating Procedures
This section includes detailed descriptions for the following Hydrator operating
procedures:
Pre-start-up equipment check list.
How to power-up the Hydrator.
How to acknowledge and alarm code.
How to calibrate the centrifugal pumps.
Centrifugal pump setup for auto operation.
How to calibrate the Siemens touch screens.
How to reset the deck engine rig savers.


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Pre-Startup Equipment Check List

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3.1 Pre-Startup Equipment Check List
Before Starting up the Hydrator perform the following equipment checks:
Note: We do not give detailed instructions on how to start up the Hydrator for safety
and legal reasons. But there are some general instructions that do not require any
specific instructions.
Deck Engines
Check that the deck engine rig saver is in the open position.
Note: The rig saver leaver is in the open position when it is parallel to the rig saver
body.
Check the deck engine oil levels. Also check the visual indicators on engine oil filters.
Check the deck engine coolant level using the sight glass located on the engine
radiator or by removing the cap on the overflow tank.
Check the deck engine air filter by looking at the visual indicators mounted just below
the filter.
Check the fuel level by simply opening the fuel tank cap.

Hydraulics Components
Check the following hydraulic components:
Check the hydraulic oil level and temperature by viewing the sight glass mounted on
the front of the hydraulic oil tank.
Check the centrifugal hydraulic oil filter flow visual indicators.
Control Valves
Ensure that all process control valves are in the closed position.

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3.2 How to Power-up the Hydrator
The Hydrator power-up procedure includes deck engine ignition, turning on the main and
instrument power, and confirming engine communication.
To Power-up the Hydrator:
1. Turn the 24 Volt battery disconnect switch to the On position. The battery box is
located above the passengers side rear tractor wheel.
Note: The 24 Volt battery provides DC power to the deck engine starter, transmitters,
engine display screens mounted in the control cab, and control cab for the limited
length of time before deck engine startup.
2. Turn the control panel Main Power switch to the On position.
3. Turn the Instrument Power switch to the On position.
4. Check the engine display screen on the cab control panel for the following
information:
Engine communication if there is communication the engine screen will display
RPM and coolant temperature readings.
Note: The engine screen will display a default temperature of 32

F when there is no
engine communication.
Engine coolant temperature should be above (0

C, 32

F).
Note: If the engine coolant is not at the minimum operating temperature, turn the
Webasto control switch located on the battery box to the On position. The switch
will illuminate green when the Webasto power is on.
5. Walk around the Hydrator to ensure that well site personnel are not in the operating
area.
6. Turn and hold the HPU Engine switch in the Start position until the engine is
running on its own power.

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Note 1: Do not hold the Engine switch in the Start position for more than 10
seconds.
Note 2: If the engine does not run after two starts, check the fuel level. Then use the
engine priming pump to build up enough fuel pressure for ignition. The minimum
fuel pressure is reached when the operator can no longer move the plunger.
7. Open the Engine Information screens for both deck engines and check the transmitter
values to ensure that they are operating correctly.
8. Turn the Siemens touch screen power switch to the On position then open the
ECAMS HPU Status screen to ensure that the centrifugal suction pump has
hydraulic pressure.
WARNING: DO NOT START THE CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS WITHOUT
MIX WATER. THE PUMPS HAVE MECHANICAL SEALS THAT WILL SEIZE
IF RUN WITHOUT FLUID LUBRICATION.
Note: The hydraulic drive pump oil pressures should be approximately 320-350 psi and
the auxiliary hydraulic oil pressure should be between 1500 and 1850 psi. Check with
Marius.
9. Press the Alarm button located on the ECAMS screen top menu bar to open the
Alarms screen and check for system faults.

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3.3 How to Acknowledge an Alarm Code
To acknowledge an alarm code:
1. Open the Alarms screen by selecting the Alarms button displayed on the main menu
screen.

Figure 21 Alarm Screen
2. Select the active alarm code by touching the flashing red alarm code. The red alarm
code will change to steady blue with white text.
3. Select the Acknowledge button located on the bottom right corner of the screen. The
alarm code colour will change to white.
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Note: An Alarm code will not disappear after it is acknowledged. To clear an alarm
code, the alarm condition must first be rectified and then the alarm code acknowledged
by the operator.

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Hydrator Operating Procedures
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3.4 How to Calibrate the Siemens Touch Screen
The following procedure describes how to calibrate the control panel Siemens touch
screen:
1. Cycle power to the touch screen or press Control Panel button located on the main
menu screen.
2. Press the Control Panel button on the main menu screen.
3. Double press the OP button.
4. Open the Touch tab and select Recalibrate. The screen will display a prompt that
will take you through each step in the screen calibration.


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How to Reset the Rig Saver

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3.5 How to Reset the Rig Saver
The Hydrator has a rig saver installed on the deck engine air intake line. The rig saver is a
combustion air shut off valve that is designed to close when an Emergency Shut Down is
enabled using the red ESD button on the control panel.

Figure 22 Hydrator Deck Engine Rig Saver
To reset the deck engine rig savers:
First pull the red Emergency Shut Down button to its fully extended position. Then
physically locate the rig saver and rotate the control lever 180

to the open position.



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Appendix A The Units Button

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Appendix A The Units Button
The Units button is displayed on the top menu bar of every ECAMS screen. It provides
the operator with the option to display the input and output field values in metric or U.S.
units.
Table 1 Metric and US Units
Measurement Metric U.S.
Pressure MPa PSI
Flow Rate M3/min BBL/min
Engine Speed RPM RPM
Temperature C F
Fuel Rate L/H GPH
Fuel Total L Gal
Power kW hp

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Appendix B Centrifugal Pump Troubleshooting
Table 2 is a trouble shooting guide for problems that may occur during centrifugal pump
operation:
Table 2 Centrifugal Pump Troubleshooting Guide
Problem Solution
The pump will not spin or is very
erratic in manual mode.
Switch to automatic mode and look at the pump
outputs. If the speed is smoother, the dial is likely to
blame. If it does not increase or decrease steadily as
you move the dial then the dial needs to be replaced.
If the dial works but there is no output then check
for alarms caused by a malfunctioning PLC.
The pump spins on its own when
the Pump Output is 0.0
Disconnect power to the Strokers at the pump(s). If
the pump continues to spin, the pump Strokers will
need to be changed by a qualified mechanic.
Check for a failed suction pump RPM transmitter.


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Appendix C Hydration Unit Control Panel


Figure 23 Hydration Unit Control Panel
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