INSTALLATION & OPERATIONAL MANUAL
GRM SERIES GAS FRYERS
IMPORTANT FOR YOUR SAFETY
THIS MANUAL HAS BEEN PREPARED FOR PERSONNEL QUALIFIED TO INSTALL GAS EQUIPMENT, WHO SHOULD PERFORM THE INITIAL FIELD START-UP AND ADJUSTMENTS OF THE EQUIPMENT COVERED BY THIS MANUAL.
POST IN A PROMINENT LOCATION THE INSTRUCTIONS TO BE FOLLOWED IN THE EVENT THE SMELL OF GAS IS DETECTED. THIS INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE LOCAL GAS SUPPLIER.
IN THE EVENT A GAS ODOR IS DETECTED, SHUT DOWN UNITS AT THE MAIN SHUTOFF VALVE AND CONTACT THE LOCAL GAS COMPANY OR GAS SUPPLIER FOR SERVICE.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS OR LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE.
Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause property damage, injury or death.
Read the installation, operating and maintenance instructions thoroughly before installing or servicing this equipment.
Vulcan Fryers are produced with quality workmanship and material. Proper installation, usage and maintenance will result in years of satisfactory performance.
Before installing the fryer, thoroughly read this manual and carefully follow all instructions.
This manual is applicable to model listed on the cover page. Procedures in this manual will apply to all models unless specified. Pictures and illustrations can be of any model unless the picture or illustration needs to be model specific.
Customers may order parts directly from their local authorized service center. If not known, call Vulcan Customer Service at 800-814-7028.
To speed up your order, provide the model number, serial number, gas type, part needed, item part number (if known) and quantity needed.
|MODEL||# of Heat Tubes Each Fry Tank||BTU / Hour Each Fry Tank||Width Inch (cm) Total System||Shortening lbs. (kg) Each Fry Tank|
|1GR35M||3||90,000||15.5″ (39)||35-40 (16-18)|
|1GR45M||4||120,000||15.5″ (39)||45-50 (21-23)|
|1GR65M||5||150,000||21.0″ (53)||65-70 (29-32)|
|1GR85M||5||150,000||21.0″ (53)||85-90 (39-41)|
This fryer was inspected before leaving the factory. The carrier assumes full responsibility for the safe delivery upon acceptance of the shipment. Check for possible shipping damage immediately after receipt.
If the fryer is found to be damaged, complete the following steps:
- Carrier must be notified within 5 business days of receipt.
- Carrier’s local terminal must be notified immediately upon discovery (note time, date, and who was spoken to), and follow up and confirm with written or electronic communication.
- All original packing materials must be kept for inspection purposes.
- The fryer cannot have been moved, installed, or modified.
- Notify Vulcan Customer Service immediately at 800-814-2028.
Check that the following have been included:
- Crumb Rack
- Basket Hanger
- Twin Fry Baskets (2)
- Tank Brush
- Adjustable Casters (4) two locking, two non-locking for freestanding fryers.
- Drain Pipe Extension for freestanding fryers only.
- Twin Fry Basket (2) per fry tank.
- Cleanout Rod
- Crumb Scoop
- Manual and Warranty – Retain for future reference.
Do not use the door or its handle to lift the fryer.
Before installing the fryer, verify that the type of gas (natural or propane) agrees with the specifications on the fryer data plate, which is located on the inside of the door panel. Make sure the fryer is configured for the proper elevation.
Record your fryer model, device, and serial numbers for future reference in the space provided below. This information can be found on the fryer data plate.
Fryer Model No:
- Minimum clearance from combustible construction: 6” (15 cm) from the sides of the fryer
6” (15 cm) from the back of the fryer
The fryer may be installed on combustible floors
- Minimum clearance from noncombustible construction:
0” from the sides of the fryer
0” from the back of the fryer
- Between the fryer and any open-top flame units: 16” (41 cm)
- Allow space for servicing and operation.
- Install fryer in an area with sufficient air supply for gas combustion at fryer burners.
- Do not obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air.
- Provide adequate clearance for air openings into the combustion chamber.
- Do not permit fans to blow directly onto fryer.
- Avoid wall-type fans, which create cross-currents within a room. Avoid open windows next to sides or back.
CODES AND STANDARDS
The fryer must be installed in accordance with:
In the United States:
- State and local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with:
- National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI-Z223.1/NFPA #54 (latest edition). Copies may be obtained from The American Gas Association Accredited Standards Committee Z223, @ 400 N. Capital St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 or the Secretary Standards Council, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park Quincy, MA 02169-7471.
- NFPA Standard #96 Vapor Removal from Cooking Equipment, latest edition, available from the National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA.
- National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA-70 (latest edition). Copies may be obtained from The National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA. 02169-7471.
- In the commonwealth of Massachusetts all gas appliances vented through a ventilation hood or exhaust system with a damper or with a power means of exhaust shall comply with 248 CMR.
- Local codes
- CAN/CSA-B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code (latest edition),available from the Canadian Standards Association, 155 Queen Street, Suite 1300, Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1P 6L1.
- CSA C22.1 Canadian Electric Code (latest edition), available from the Canadian Standards Association, 155 Queen Street, Suite 1300, Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1P 6L1.
The fryer must be restrained to prevent tipping and the splashing of hot liquid. The means of restraint may be the manner of installation, such as connection to a battery of appliances, installing the fryer in an alcove, or by separate means such as adequate ties.
Make the flue connection as follows:
- Comply with Vapor Removal from Cooking Equipment, ANSI-NFPA Standard #96 (latest edition), available from the National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269.
- Locate the fryer under a hood with adequate connection to an exhaust duct. The hood must extend 6” (15 cm) beyond fryer on both sides.
- Clearance above the fryer should be adequate for combustion byproducts to be removed efficiently.
- An 18” (46 cm) minimum clearance should be maintained between the flue vent and the filters of the hood venting system.
- Never make flue connections directly to the fryer.
- Do not obstruct the flow of the gases from the appliance. Proper air balance should be maintained in the room.
- Ensure that your ventilation system does not cause a down draft at the fryer’s flue opening. Down draft will not allow the fryer to exhaust properly and will cause overheating which may cause permanent damage. Damage caused by down draft will not be covered under equipment warranty. Never allow anything to obstruct the flue or ventilation exiting from the fryer flue. Do not put anything on top of flue area.
All gas supply connections and any pipe joint compound must be resistant to the action of propane gases.
The gas inlet is located on the lower rear of the fryer. Codes require that a gas shutoff valve be installed in the gas line ahead of the fryer.
The gas supply line must be at least the equivalent of ½” (12.7 mm) iron pipe. If using the optional quick-disconnect flex hose, ¾” (19 mm) iron pipe.
Make sure the pipes are clean and free of obstructions, dirt, and piping compound. A battery requires one or two connections of appropriate size for the gas requirement.
Prior to lighting, check all joints in the gas supply line for leaks. Use soap and water solution. Do not use an open flame.
After piping has been checked for leaks, fully purge gas pipes to remove air.
GAS PRESSURES (ALL MODELS):
The gas pressure should be set at 4” W.C. (Water Column) (0.8 kPa) for natural gas and 10”
W.C. (2.75 kPa) for propane gas. If incoming pressure exceeds ½ PSI (3.45 kPa), an additional pressure regulator must be installed.
TESTING THE GAS SUPPLY PIPING SYSTEM:
When test pressures exceed ½ PSI (3.45 kPa), the fryer and its individual shutoff valve must be disconnected from the gas supply piping system.
When test pressures are ½ PSI (3.45 kPa) or less, the fryer must be isolated from the gas supply piping system by closing its individual shutoff valve.
Fryers with Casters:
Separate instructions for installing casters are included with the casters:
- The installation shall be made with a connector that complies with the Standard for Connectors for Movable Gas Appliances, ANSI Z21.69, CAN/CGA-6.16, and a quick-disconnect device that complies with the Standard for Quick-Disconnect Devices for Use with Gas Fuel, ANSI z21.41 CSA 6.9 or Quick-Disconnect Devices for Use with Gas Fuel,
- When installing a quick disconnect you must also install a means for limiting the movement of the fryer. This device will prevent the gas line or quick disconnect from being strained. The restraining device should be attached to the cutout on the back panel. See illustration for location.
- The fryer must be installed with a connector (not supplied by Vulcan) complying with the above codes.
- The fryer must be installed with restraining means to guard against transmission of strain to the connector. See illustration.
- The fryer must be installed with the casters provided.
- If the restraint is ever to be disconnected, first turn the gas supply off. If disconnection of the restraint is necessary, to reconnect this restraint after the fryer has been returned to its originally installed position.
LEVELING THE FRYER
Check the level of the fryer by placing a level on top of the fryer after gas connections have been made.
Ensure that the fryer is level front-to-back and side-to-side in the final installed position. Lock the wheels after unit is level.
Hot oil and parts can cause burns. Use care when operating, cleaning and servicing the fryer.
Spilling hot frying compound can cause severe burns. Do not move fryer without draining all frying compound from the tank.
Fryer is not to be used during a power outage
If the shortening becomes overheated, a high-temperature shutoff device will turn the gas valve off and extinguish the pilot.
If the fryer shuts down due to overheating, DO NOT relight the pilot until the shortening temperature is below 300 F (149 C).
If an overheating situation persists, contact your local Vulcan-Hart authorized service office.
BEFORE FIRST USE
New units are wiped down at the factory to remove any visible signs of dirt, oil, grease, etc. remaining from the manufacturing process.
Before any food preparation, thoroughly wash the protective oil from all surface parts and the tank interior with hot soapy water to remove any film residue and dust or debris.
Do not use chlorine or sulfate/sulfide cleaners.
- Wash any accessories shipped with unit.
- Rinse fryer and accessories thoroughly and drain the fryer.
- Wipe tank completely dry with a soft, clean cloth.
FILLING TANK WITH SHORTENING
Solid shortening must NOT be used with GRM fryers. Melting solid shortening will damage the tank and void your warranty.
- Close the drain valve.
- Fill the fryer tank with liquid shortening.
- Shortening level should be between the min and max lines in the fryer tank.
- Shortening will expand when heated. Do not fill the fryer tank past the MAX line.
- Add fresh shortening as needed to maintain oil level.
- Open the door.
- Make sure that thermostat is set to OFF. The thermostat is located behind the door.
- Push the gas control valve knob and turn to OFF (see figure below, view A). Wait 5 minutes for unburned gas to vent.
- Push and turn gas control valve knob to the “L” in PILOT (see figure below, view B).
- While still holding the knob in, light the pilot with a lit flame. Continue to depress the knob until pilot remains lit when knob is released. If the pilot does not remain lit, repeat step 3 through 5.
- Depress and turn gas control knob to ON (See figure below, view C).
- If gas supply is interrupted, repeat steps 2 through 6.
TURNING ON THE FRYER
- Set the temperature knob to desired temperature.
- After the set temperature has been reached, the thermostat shuts off the gas flow to burners.
- The pilot remains lit. The burners will cycle on and off, maintaining the set temperature.
TURNING OFF THE FRYER
- Turn the thermostat OFF.
- To keep the pilot lit, turn the gas valve to “L” in Pilot.
- To shut off all gas to the system, including the pilot, turn the gas valve knob to the OFF position.
- Turn the thermostat knob to OFF.
- Push in the pilot knob and turn to OFF.
- Thoroughly drain the fryer. Refer to DRAINING THE FRYER.
- Clean the fryer according to CLEANING.
- Turn off the main gas shutoff valve.
BASIC FRYING INSTRUCTION
- Set the desired temperature and allow shortening to heat up to that temperature.
- Fry items that are the same size to ensure equal doneness.
- Drain or wipe dry raw or wet foods to minimize splatter when lowering into hot shortening.
- Add fresh shortening as needed.
Fry Basket Guidelines
- Do not overfill baskets. (See table for recommended basket capacities below) Carefully lower basket into oil.
- When frying doughnuts and fritters, turn product only once during frying.
- When cooking French fries or onion rings, shake the basket several times.
- Batter-covered foods should be dropped carefully, one by one, into shortening or basket. If you use the basket, first dip the basket into the shortening to reduce batter-build up on basket surfaces.
- When frying is completed, remove basket or product. Hang basket on rear hanger.
Fry Basket Capacity:
1GR35M: Recommended pounds per basket are 1.5 lbs. (0.7 kg). 1GR45M: Recommended pounds per basket are 2.5 lbs. (1.1 kg). 1GR65M: Recommended pounds per basket are 3.0 lbs. (1.4 kg). 1GR85M: Recommended pounds per basket are 3.5 lbs. (1.6 kg).
EXTENDING SHORTENING LIFE
Shortening life can be extended by the following guidelines:
- Do not salt foods over the fryer.
- Use good-quality shortening.
- Filter shortening daily (at a minimum).
- Replace shortening if it becomes poorly flavored.
- Keep equipment and surrounding clean. Use tank covers when not in use. (accessory).
- Set thermostat correctly.
- Remove excess moisture and particles from food products before placing on fryer.
- Use a fitted tank cover (accessory) to keep oil covered from light and oxygen
DRAINING THE OIL
Hot oil and hot parts can cause burns. Use care when operating, cleaning, and servicing the fryer.
- Turn the thermostat knob to the OFF position. .
- Insert the drain extension into the drain valve. Tighten only hand tight.
- Direct the drain extension into the mobile filtering device that you want to use.
- Slowly open the drain valve to allow oil to flow from the fry tank to the filter pan. Then open the drain valve all the way.
- When fry tank is empty use the tank brush to remove any additional debris.
- Close the drain valve.
- Fill tank with new shortening. Fill to a minimum of the MIN level but no higher than halfway between MIN and MAX. Oil will expand as it is heated.
- After the fry tank is filled with new oil, turn the thermostat knob to the desired set temperature. The burners will come on and will heat the oil.
Hot oil and hot parts can cause burns. Use care when operating, cleaning, and servicing the fryer.
Clean your fryer regularly with the tank brush along with a damp cloth, and polish with a soft dry cloth. If regular cleaning is neglected, grease will be burned on and discolorations may form.
Fingerprints are sometimes a problem on highly polished surfaces of stainless steel. They can be minimized by applying a cleaner that will leave a thin oily or waxy film.
- Clean all exterior surfaces of your fryer at least once daily.
- Use a damp cloth with warm water and a mild soap or detergent. Do not use chlorine or sulfate/sulfide cleaners.
- Rinse thoroughly, and then polish with a soft dry cloth.
- Keep the fryer exterior clean and free of accumulated grease to prevent stubborn stains from forming. If regular cleaning is neglected, grease will be burned on and discolorations may form.
- Remove discolorations by washing with any detergent or soap and water.
- Use a self-soaping, non-metallic scouring pad for particularly stubborn discolorations.
- Always rub with the grain of the stainless steel.
- Do not use a metallic scoring pad or harsh cleaners.
BOIL OUT PROCEDURE
Weekly or as required:
- Drain the tank as described under DRAINING THE TANK.
- Once the shortening has been drained, flush out scraps and sediment using the provided tank brush.
- Close the drain valve and fill tank water. Use a low foaming cleaner/degreaser to clean the fry tank. Follow the instructions on the side of the package. Do not use chlorine or sulfate/sulfide cleaners.
- Solution level must be between the MIN and MAX levels on the fryer tank.
- Set the temperature knob to 200°F or for the recommended solution being used. Allow solution to simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Drain the cleaning solution from the tank.
- Close the drain valve and refill the tank with water. Add 1 cup (1/4 L) of vinegar to neutralize alkaline left by the cleaner. Solution level must be between the MIN and MAX level on the fryer tank.
- Bring the solution to a simmer only, turn the thermostat off. Allow to stand for a few minutes.
- Drain the tank according to DRAINING THE TANK. Rinse thoroughly with clear, hot water. All traces of cleaner must be removed. Dry the tank thoroughly.
- Close the drain valve and add shortening. Follow the FILLING TANK WITH SHORTENING procedure in this manual. The fryer is now ready for use.
Hot oil and hot parts can cause burns. Use care when operating, cleaning, and servicing the fryer.
Spilling hot fryer compound can cause severe burns. Do not move fryer without draining all frying compound from the tank.
FLUE VENT INSPECTION
When the fryer is cool, inspect annually. Check the flue and clear any obstructions.
Service in the US and Canada
Check www.vulcanequipment.com for the closest service office.
|No Heat:||Thermostat dial not turned on.|
Pilot not lit.
Gas supply not turned on.
Wire connections loose (call service)
Wires connections need cleaning (call service) Thermopile (call service)
|Insufficient or too much heat:||Thermostat dial not set to desired temperature. High limit tripped (call service)|
Temperature probe (call service)
|Tank will not drain:||Shortening too cold.|
Drain pipe clogged with debris.
LIMITED ORIGINAL COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT WARRANTY FOR THE GRM SERIES GAS FRYERS
Vulcan warrants the GRM Gas Fryer to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 1 year from the date of original installation.
This Warranty is subject to the following conditions and limitations:
- This warranty is limited to product(s) sold by Vulcan to the original user in the continental United States and Canada.
- Original installation must occur within 18 months of date of manufacture, and proof of the installation must be provided to Superior / Vulcan.
- The liability of Vulcan is limited to the repair or replacement of any part found to be defective.
- Vulcan will bear normal labor charges incurred in the repair or replacement of a warranted piece of equipment within 50 miles (80 kilometers) of an authorized service agency. Time and travel charges in excess of 50 miles (80 kilometers) will be the responsibility of the person or firm requesting the service.
- This warranty does not apply to any product(s) which have not been installed in accordance with the directions published in the appropriate installation and operation manuals. Vulcan will bear no responsibility or liability for any product(s) which have been mishandled , abused, misapplied, misused, subject to harsh chemical action, (chlorinated or sulfate products), or poor water quality, field modified by unauthorized personnel, damaged by flood, fire, or other acts of nature, or which have altered or missing serial numbers.
- Vulcan does not recommend or authorize the use of any product(s) in a non-commercial application, including but not limited to residential use. The use or installation of product(s) in non-commercial applications renders all warranties, expressed or implied, including the warranties of MERCHANTABILITY and FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, null and void, including any responsibility for damage, cost and legal actions resulting from the use or installation of product(s) in any non-commercial setting.
- Adjustments such as calibrations, leveling, tightening of fasteners or utility connections normally associated with original installation are the responsibility of the installer and not that of Superior / Vulcan.
- Exception to the 1 year warranty period is as listed: Fry Tanks: If tank is found to be leaking within the first two years of operation from date of installation and verified by an authorized service agency, the fry tank will be replaced at no charge including labor, travel, freight, and mileage. Fry tanks found to be leaking that are over 2 years and under 5 years, 25% of the current selling fry tank price, plus labor, freight and mileage will be the responsibility of the person or firm requesting the service. Fry tanks found to be leaking that are over 5 years and under 8 years, 50% of the current selling fry tank price, plus labor, freight and mileage will be the responsibility of the person or firm requesting the service. Fry tanks found to be leaking that are over 8 years and under 10 years, 75% of the current selling fry tank price, plus labor, freight and mileage will be the responsibility of the person or firm requesting the service. After 10 years – no fry tank part warranty will be provided.
- Original purchased replacement parts manufactured by Vulcan will be warranted for 90 days from the parts invoice date. This warranty is for parts cost only, and does not include freight or labor charges. Exceptions are stainless steel fry tanks which will be warranted as stated in item 8.
- This states the exclusive remedy against Vulcan relating to the product(s), whether in contract or in tort or under any other legal theory, and whether arising out of warranties, representations, instructions, installations or defects from any cause. Vulcan shall not be liable, under any legal theory, for loss of use, revenue or profit, or for substituted use or performance, or for incidental, indirect, or special or consequential damages or for any other loss of cost of similar type.
- THIS WARRANTY AND THE LIABILTIES SET FORTH HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OF THEIR LIABILITES AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND CONSTITUTES THE ONLY WARRANTY OF VULCAN WITH RESPOECT TO THE PRODUCT(S).