Maintenance And Operating Safety Instructions

Daily Maintenance And Operating Safety Instructions

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS SPECIFICALLY FOR THE 4” DIESEL DRIVEN ROAD TOW AND STATIC VERSION SPP PUMPS

BEFORE STARTING THIS PUMP – PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THESE INSTRUCTIONS, IT’S FOR YOUR SAFETY!

OPERATOR MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS

It is the responsibility of the hirer to ensure that the pump and all accessories hired are looked after and maintained.
Failure to do this could incur additional charges at the end of the hire.

You are required to do daily check on the equipment as detailed below.

SECTION 1

REQUIRED DAILY CHECKS:

All the checks below must be done before you start the engine – Please, do not do this whilst the engine is running!

1. COALESCER OIL

Remove the coalescer oil dipstick. (small yellow cap)
Check the coalescer oil level.
Top up with the specified oil as required.
You can use 10W-30 or 15W-40 type oil or Similar approved.

In the event there is no dip stick – please look on the right hand side of the “COALESCER” housing for the sight glass. (this is quite low down)
Make sure the sight glass is full/cover with oil.
You may need a torch to see this level.

2. FUEL LEVELS

Check the fuel level gauge next to the fuel cap.
Add diesel fuel as required.
We recommend daily refuelling.
Where possible – if the unit is being moved around the site – let the diesel settle before starting the pump. There may be residue or sediment that could potentially block the inline filters.

There are a few 4” pumps in our fleet that do not have fuel level gauges – please open the fuel cap and look inside to see fuel level.

You may only use White Deisel in these pumps !
Please do not mix or use Biodiesel fuels.

3. MECHANICAL SEAL OIL

Check the level of the Mechanical Seal Lubricant in the Oil Container as per the first picture (1) below.
If its below the minimum mark, top up with recommended oil – this can be a mineral industrial gear oil (Trojan 150) or similar type.

On the newer models of pumps – there is a small sight glass on the side to indicate mechanical oil levels – this is the second picture (2) below – this is topped up by removing the silver cap and filling till the sight glass is covered.

Please inform our engineer if this level was low.

4. ENGINE OIL LEVEL

Remove the Engine oil Dipstick,
Check the engine oil level,
Top up with the specified engine oil to required level.
Recommended to use 15W-40 Type oil or similar approved.
Please ensure dip stick is clean before replacing it in the dip stick tube.

5. FUEL FILTER / WATER SEPARATOR

Where fitted, please check the water separator sight glass for water, this water can be drained off at the bottom of the container using the screw beneath the filter housing.

These filters can be checked to see if there is any sediment from the fuel tank.
The pump will function normally if there is sediment, however – this will be looked at when an engineer does his onsite maintenance service every 500 hours.

Please look for any signs of fuel leakage from the fuel line/hoses.

Check for any signs of excessive vibration and noises.

6. RADIATOR / COOLANT LEVELS

Check level of coolant or water in the engine radiator / expansion bottle.
Top up if required with water / anti freeze.

Please do not open the radiator cap when the engine has been running – this water will be extremely hot.

7. BATTERY

Check the condition of the battery connections, ensure termination lugs are tight.

On long term hires – if there is any corrosion, please remove terminals and clean, and refit.

8. FREEZING/COLD TEMPERATURES

If the pump is manually turned off at the end of each shift –

Please drain the pump volute with the drain valve. (situated at the lowest point on volute)

This will prevent water freezing inside the volute, this frozen water will damage / crack the pump casing as it freezes and expands.
Should this happen – You may be liable for the damage of this pump.

Please remember to close this valve once the volute has been drained.

SECTION 2

OPERATING SAFETY INFORMATION

If you notice anything out of the ordinary – please could you inform the hire desk, we will get an engineer to call you and discuss the issues before they become breakdowns.

1. BEFORE TOWING

ENSURE THE HANDBRAKE IS RELEASED & WORKS

  1. Ensure the Jockey wheel is fully retracted in the up position and tight.
  2. Ensure the Brake away cable is attached to the towing vehicle.
  3. Check all wheel nuts are in place and tight on the wheels.
  4. Ensure you have a functioning light board that is securely attached to the pump and connected to the vehicle.
  5. Make sure your number plate is visible and secured to the pump or light board.
  6. Please ensure your tow hitch is compatible and adheres to regulations

2. IF LIFTING IS REQUIRED

  1. Ensure the lifting Eye/Post has not been damaged or bent during transportation.
  2. Always use the central lifting point provided.
  3. Do not Under sling this pump.
  4. Do not use a fork Lift to lift this pump – There is a Fuel Tank below the pump and could rupture.
  5. Do not lift the pump whilst the hoses are attached.
  6. Please follow your lift procedure according to your approved lift plan.

3. BEFORE STARTING

  1. Please read these instructions. This is for your safety.
  2. This pump has exposed moving, rotating parts and HOT surfaces.
  3. DO NOT OPERATE THIS PUMP WITH THE DOORS IN THE OPEN POSITION.
  4. Do not use lay flat hose on the suction side of the pump.
  5. Allow adequate ventilation around the pump.
  6. Be aware of items near the exhaust. – hot exhaust fumes will cause damage.
  7. Do not insert anything into the inlet of the pump.
    ensure you complete the daily service checks.
  8. Only operate this pump with the canopy doors in the closed position.
  9. Ensure the Handbrake is engaged when the pump is being used and ensure the wheels are chocked.
  10. This pump will Automatically Prime and fill the suction hose with liquid.
  11. Ensure the suction and discharge hoses are connected and it is safe to start the pump.

4. STARTING THE PUMP

Ensure all the above daily maintenance checks have been completed and you have read the Safety Instructions.

Before you start – Check the strainer is not blocked and it is submerged below the water, ensure the hoses are all attached and it is safe to start the pump.

There are one or two different variations of starting – the most common is detailed below.

  1. Turn the starting key to the “COIL HEATER” position for 5 – 6 seconds.
  2. Once the coils have heated up – turn the key one click down to crank the engine.
  3. Once the engine has fired and is running – turn the key to the “1” position. The engine will now run.

5. WHILST THE PUMP IS RUNNING

  1. Look for any signs of leakage on the suction and discharge pipe work.
  2. Make sure there is no excessive vibration.
  3. Listen for any large objects being sucked up into the pump volute.
  4. Do not open the canopy doors whilst pump is in running.
  5. Do not refuel whilst the pump is running.
  6. Do not insert anything into the suction port whilst pump is running.
  7. Make sure the strainer is always free from Debris or Blockages and below the water level.
  8. Avoid pumping Large solids and Stringy material.

 

In the event of an EMERGENCY – we have an EMERGENCY STOP button located on the control surface.

Please do not use this button to stop the pump during regular use. Use the ignition key to stop the pump.

If this button is used- please remember to twist and return the button out to its original position  – if you fail to do this – the pump will not start.

6. STOPPING THE PUMP

  1. Turn the Ignition Key to the 0 (OFF) position
  2. In Cold weather, – do not forget to Drain the volute to avoid Freezing the pump internally
  3. Secure and Lock Canopy doors when not in use.
  4. When stationery, ensure handbrake is on.
  5. Secure the site and ensure that the equipment cannot be tampered with.

SECTION 3

PUMP SPECIFICATION DATA SHEET & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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