Basic Mechanical Maintenance Procedures at Water and Wastewater Plants

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This is the first volume in a series of practical "operator-oriented" books written to help ensure the proper operation and maintenance of water and wastewater plants. The guides concentrate on how to perform the actual work required to keep a plant running smoothly. They are not detailed, reference-filled treatment studies.

Basic Mechanical Maintenance Procedures at Water and Wastewater Plants is written in a straightforward manner using everyday language. It will show you how to keep systems running smoothly, troubleshoot and solve problems, reduce equipment failure, practice safety, and save money. Each chapter is written in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format, with extra pages and room for notes so you can customize the book to meet your specific needs. The book includes information on the following:

Equipment lockout procedures
Shafts and couplings
Mechanical power transmission
Centrifugal pumps
Reciprocating pumps
Rotary pumps
Pipeline maintenance
Maintenance schedules

This book is a "must have" for all water and wastewater operations and maintenance personnel.

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Table of Contents

Preface. INTRODUCTION. CLEANING. LUBRICATION. EQUIPMENT INSPECTION. PARTS REPLACEMENT. MAINTENANCE TRAINING. Manufacturer's Training. In-House Training. On-the-Job Training (OJT). Outside Training. Maintenance References. EQUIPMENT LOCKOUT PROCEDURES. EQUIPMENT LOCKOUT. REMOVING LOCKOUT. LUBRICATION. BACKGROUND. LUBRICATION REQUIREMENTS. LUBRICATION PROCEDURES. Motor Bearing Lubrication. Pump Bearing Lubrication. BEARINGS. BACKGROUND. BEARING TERMINOLOGY. PLAIN BEARINGS. Plain Bearing Lubrication. Plain Bearing Failure. ANTIFRICTION BEARINGS. Ball Bearings. Roller Bearings. BEARING INSPECTION. BEARING FAILURE. Bearing Fatigue. Contamination. Lubrication Failure. Exotic Causes of Failure. BEARING REPLACEMENT. SHAFTS AND COUPLINGS. SHAFTS. Shaft Maintenance. MISALIGNMENT. COUPLINGS. Rigid Couplings. Flexible Couplings. COUPLING REPLACEMENT AND ALIGNMENT. Coupling Disassembly. Measurement for Misalignment. Coupling Repositioning. Coupling Reassembly. INTERMEDIATE SHAFTS. Shaft Spacers. Floating Shafts. Rigid Shafts. Flexible Drive Shafts. MECHANICAL POWER TRANSMISSION. BELT DRIVES. Sheaves. V-Belts. Drive Belt Maintenance. Replacing Drive Belts. CHAIN DRIVES. Chain Slack Adjustment. Chain Alignment. Chain Lubrication. Chain Inspection. CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS. BACKGROUND. PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION. PUMP COMPONENTS. Casing. Impellers. Wear Rings. Stuffing Box and Mechanical Seals. RECIPROCATING PUMPS. BACKGROUND. PISTON OR PLUNGER PUMPS. Shear Pin Adjustment and Replacement. Packing Adjustment and Replacement. Check Valve Gaskets. Lubrication. DIAPHRAGM METERING PUMPS. Priming the Pump Head. Repriming the Compression Head. Piping. Valve Maintenance. Lubrication. ROTARY PUMPS. BACKGROUND. SCREW PUMPS. Screw Pump Priming. Screw Pump Lubrication. Screw Pump Packing. Screw Pump Disassembly. Timing Gear Replacement. Screw Pump Reassembly. EXTERNAL GEAR PUMPS. External Gear Pump Disassembly. Component Inspection. Reassembly. ROTARY LOBE PUMPS. VALVES. BACKGROUND. GATE VALVES. GLOBE VALVES. GATE AND GLOBE VALVE MAINTENANCE. BALL VALVES. Rebuilding Ball Valves. GENERAL VALVE MAINTENANCE. PIPELINE MAINTENANCE. BACKGROUND. SCUM LINES. SLUDGE LINES. UNPLUGGING PIPELINES. Applied Pressure. Cutting Tools. LAST RESORT CLEANING. MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES. PURPOSE. MAINTENANCE CODE. SPECIFIC EQUIPMENT. Centrifugal Pumps. Reciprocating Pumps. Rotary Pumps. Belt Drives. Chain Drives. Couplings. Shear Pins. Valves. ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS. GLOSSARY. BIBLIOGRAPHY.

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