Slurry Pumping Handbook – AUPage 2
Issued: Feb 2000
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
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All standard safety precautions for such equipment should be followedbefore and during installation, operation and maintenance.
(motors, belt drives, couplings, gear reducers, variablespeed drives, etc.) standard safety precautions should be followed and appropriate instructionmanuals consulted before and during installation, operation,
All guards for rotating parts must be correctly fitted before operating the pump including guards removed temporarily for gland inspection and adjustment.
DRIVER ROTATION MUST BE CHECKED
before belts or couplings are connected.Personnel injury and damage could result from operating the pump in the wrong direction.
DO NOT OPERATE THE PUMP AT LOW OR ZERO FLOW CONDITIONS FORPROLONGED PERIODS, OR UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES THAT COULDCAUSE THE PUMPING LIQUID TO VAPORISE.
Personnel injury and equipmentdamage could result from the pressure created.
DO NOT APPLY HEAT TO IMPELLER BOSS OR NOSE
in an effort to loosen theimpeller thread prior to impeller removal. Personnel injury and equipment damage couldresult from the impeller shattering or exploding when the heat is applied.
DO NOT FEED VERY HOT OR VERY COLD LIQUID
into a pump which is at ambienttemperature. Thermal shock may cause the pump casing to crack.
FOR THE SAFETY OF OPERATING PERSONNEL
, please note that the informationsupplied in this Manual only applies to the fitting of genuine Warman parts and Warmanrecommended bearings to Warman pumps.
LIFTING PUMP COMPONENTS
Tapped Holes (for Eye Bolts) and Lugs (for Shackles) on Warman Parts are for liftingIndividual Parts Only.
Lifting devices of adequate capacity must be used in conjunction with these assembly andmaintenance instructions wherever they are required to be used.
Sound, safe workshop practices should be applied during all assembly and maintenancework.
Personnel should never work under suspended loads.
FULLY ISOLATE THE PUMP
before any maintenance, inspection or troubleshootinginvolving work on sections which are potentially pressurised (eg casing, gland, connectedpipework) or involving work on the mechanical drive system (eg shaft, bearing assembly,coupling):-
Power to the electric motor must be isolated and tagged out.
It must be proven that the intake and discharge openings are totally isolated from all potentiallypressurised connections and that they are and can only be exposed to atmospheric pressure.