Installing MoSi Elements
Step 1: Elements are fragile. Handle with care.
Step 2: Support the hot end of the element with the foam that came with the elements to minimize stress.
Step 3: Begin by passing the element leads through the passage brick. Slide the lower gasket on, then the element cooler assembly and then the upper gasket. (Figure 32.1)
Step 4: Slide the ceramic element clamp onto the element leads and snug the fastener with your fingers. Do not tighten it yet.
Step 5: Loosen the element strap fasteners so that they are in the wide open position. Slide each element strap onto the leads by twisting and pushing the strap down the element leads (you will need two straps per lead) with the nut facing the cooling tube inlet. The top of the second strap on each lead should flush with the top of the element.
Step 6: After all four straps are installed on each element, lightly tighten the fasteners but not so much that the strap cannot rotate on the element lead. Orient the element straps so that they point in the approximate direction as they will when installed into the furnace. Next, curl the straps as seen to the right. This will help the elements slide into the crown without striking any other objects on the way in.
Step 7: Once all components are installed on the element leads, you can tighten the ceramic element clamp in place to set the distance as specified by dimension “A” in Figure 32.3.