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General Safety Precautions
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M.Ahamd (Engr.T& OM )

General Safety Precautions

2011

SAFETY WARNINGS
Specific to pumping equipment, significant risks bear reinforcement above and beyond normal safety precautions. A pump is a pressure vessel with rotating parts that can be hazardous. Any pressure vessel can explode, rupture, or discharge its contents if sufficiently over pressurized causing death, personal injury, property damage, and/or damage to the environment. All necessary measures must be taken to ensure over pressurization does not occur. Operation of any pumping system with a blocked suction and discharge must be avoided in all cases. Operation, even for a brief period under these conditions, can cause superheating of enclosed pumpage and result in a violent explosion. All necessary measures must be taken by the end user to ensure this condition is avoided. The pump may handle hazardous and/or toxic fluids. Care must be taken to identify the contents of the pump and eliminate the possibility of exposure, particularly if hazardous and/or toxic. Potential hazards include, but are not limited to, high temperature, flammable, acidic, caustic, explosive, and other risks. Pumping equipment Instruction, Operation, and Maintenance manuals clearly identify accepted methods for disassembling pumping units. These methods must be adhered to. Specifically, applying heat to impellers and/or impeller retaining devices to aid in their removal is strictly forbidden. Trapped liquid can rapidly expand and result in a violent explosion and injury.

Aqeel Khan GTE-619

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General Safety Precautions

2011

General Precautions
NEVER APPLY HEAT TO REMOVE IMPELLER. The use of heat may cause an explosion due to trapped fluid, resulting in severe physical injury and property damage. NEVER use heat to disassemble pump due to risk of explosion from trapped liquid. NEVER operate pump without coupling guard correctly installed. NEVER run pump below...

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