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Operation and Maintenance Instructions
MAINTENANCE
CHECKLIST
PROCEDURE
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
1.
Clean pan strainer – monthly or as needed
2.
Clean and flush pan** – quarterly or as needed
3.
Check bleed-off valve to make sure it is
operative – monthly
4.
Check operating level in pan and adjust float
valve if necessary – monthly
5.
Check water distribution system and spray
pattern – monthly
6.
Check drift eliminators – quarterly
7.
Check the fan blades for cracks, missing
balancing weights, and vibrations – quarterly
8.
Check sheaves and bushings for
corrosion. Scrape and coat with ZRC - annually
9.
Lubricate fan shaft bearings* – every 1000
hours of operation or every three months
10. Check belt tension and adjust – monthly
11. Sliding motor base – Inspect and grease –
annually or as needed
12. Check fan screens, inlet louvers and fans.
Remove any dirt or debris – monthly
13. Inspect and clean protective finish – annually
- Galvanized: scrape and coat with ZRC
- Stainless: clean and polish with a
stainless steel cleaner.
14. Check water quality for biological contamination.
Clean unit as needed and contact a water
treatment company for recommended water
treatment program** – regularly
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:
1. Gear Reducer – Check oil level with unit
stopped – 24 hours after start-up & monthly
2.
Gear Reducer/Piping – Do visual inspection
for oil leaks, auditory inspection for unusual
noises and vibrations – monthly
3. Gear Reducer - Replace oil – semi-annually
4.
Oil Pump – Do visual inspection for leaks and
proper wiring – monthly
5.
Gear Reducer/Coupling – Check alignment of
the system – 24 hours after start-up & monthly
6.
Coupling/Shaft – Inspect flex elements and
hardware for tightness, proper torque &
crack/deterioration – monthly
* See maintenance manual for start-up instructions and lubrication recommendations.
** Cooling Towers must be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent the growth of bacteria including Legionella Pneumophila.
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Operation and Maintenance Instructions
MAINTENANCE
CHECKLIST
PROCEDURE
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
1.
Clean pan strainer – monthly or as needed
2.
Clean and flush pan** – quarterly or as needed
3.
Check bleed-off valve to make sure it is
operative – monthly
4.
Check operating level in pan and adjust float
valve if necessary – monthly
5.
Check water distribution system and spray
pattern – monthly
6.
Check drift eliminators – quarterly
7.
Check the fan blades for cracks, missing
balancing weights, and vibrations – quarterly
8.
Check sheaves and bushings for
corrosion. Scrape and coat with ZRC - annually
9.
Lubricate fan shaft bearings* – every 1000
hours of operation or every three months
10. Check belt tension and adjust – monthly
11. Sliding motor base – Inspect and grease –
annually or as needed
12. Check fan screens, inlet louvers and fans.
Remove any dirt or debris – monthly
13. Inspect and clean protective finish – annually
- Galvanized: scrape and coat with ZRC
- Stainless: clean and polish with a
stainless steel cleaner.
14. Check water quality for biological contamination.
Clean unit as needed and contact a water
treatment company for recommended water
treatment program** – regularly
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:
1. Gear Reducer – Check oil level with unit
stopped – 24 hours after start-up & monthly
2.
Gear Reducer/Piping – Do visual inspection
for oil leaks, auditory inspection for unusual
noises and vibrations – monthly
3. Gear Reducer - Replace oil – semi-annually
4.
Oil Pump – Do visual inspection for leaks and
proper wiring – monthly
5.
Gear Reducer/Coupling – Check alignment of
the system – 24 hours after start-up & monthly
6.
Coupling/Shaft – Inspect flex elements and
hardware for tightness, proper torque &
crack/deterioration – monthly
* See maintenance manual for start-up instructions and lubrication recommendations.
** Cooling Towers must be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent the growth of bacteria including Legionella Pneumophila.
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Operation and Maintenance Instructions
MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST
(continued)
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
7.
Heater Controller – Inspect controller and
clean probe ends – quarterly
8.
Heater – Inspect junction box for loose wiring
and moisture – one month after start-up and
semi-annually
9.
Heater – Inspect elements for scale
build-up – quarterly
10. Electronic Water Level Controller – Inspect
junction box for loose wiring and moisture –
semi-annually
11. Electronic Water Level Controller – Clean
probe ends of scale build-up – quarterly
12. Electronic Water Level Controller –Clean
inside the standpipe – annually
13. Solenoid Make-up Valve – Inspect and clean
valve of debris – as needed
14. Vibration Switch (mechanical) – Inspect
enclosure for loose wiring and moisture –
one month after start-up and monthly
15. Vibration Switch – Adjust the sensitivity –
during start-up and annually
16. Sump Sweeper Piping – Inspect and clean
piping of debris – semi-annually
17. Water Level Indicator – Inspect and clean –
annually
DURING IDLE PERIODS:
1.
Two or More Days: Energize motor space heaters
– or run motors for 10 minutes twice daily
2.
Few Weeks: Run gear reducer for 5 minutes
– weekly
3.
Several Weeks: Completely fill gear reducer
with oil. Drain to normal level prior to running.
4.
One Month or longer: Rotate motor shaft/fan
10 turns – bi-weekly
5.
One Month or longer: Megger test motor
windings – semi-annually
Seasonal Shut-Down Checklist
When the system is to be shut down for an extended period of time, the following services should be performed.
1.
The evaporative cooling unit cold water basin should be drained.
2.
The cold water basin should be flushed and cleaned with the suction strainer screens in place.
3.
The suction strainer screens should be cleaned and re-installed.
4.
The cold water basin drain should be left open.
5.
The fan shaft bearings and motor base adjusting screws should be lubricated. This should also be performed if the unit is
going to sit idle prior to start up.
6.
The water make up valve needs to be closed. All water make-up, overflow and drain piping needs to be drained, if not
heat traced and insulated.
7.
The finish of the unit should be inspected. Clean and refinish as required.
8.
The fan bearings and motor bearings need to be turned at least once a month by hand. This can be accomplished by
making sure the unit#s disconnect is locked and tagged out, and grasping the fan assembly, rotating it several turns.
9.
Energize motor space heaters.
See Fan & Pump Manufacturer Maintenance and long term storage instructions for more detailed instructions.
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