cleaning and servicing antifriction bearings may be delegated to the operator. General
guidance for routine maintenance of electrical equipment is provided in par. 11.4 and in
Gasoline and Diesel Engines. Gasoline and diesel engines are
commonly used for emergency, standby, and portable pumping units. The operator is
usually responsible for performing operating checks. Table 21 lists items to check
before, during, and after starting gasoline and diesel engines. Use this checklist as a
general guide only. Obtain specific details from the manufacturer's manual for each
unit, and perform any additional services specified in the manual.
In addition to the checks listed in Table 21, perform the following tasks:
Unit Readiness Checks. Operate all emergency and standby units
at full load for the time specified by the equipment manufacturer. One hour each week
is often recommended to ensure unit readiness.
Routine Maintenance. Operators are generally responsible for
operating checks and routine maintenance.