Startup Checklist for Vertical Turbine Well Pumps
Disinfect according to par. 126.96.36.199.
Valve and piping
Check for proper operation. Check for leaks. Set
valves so water pumped at startup does not feed into
distribution system until bacteriological quality has
been tested and clearance received.
Pre-lubricate bearings on water-lubricated, line-shaft
pumps with settings of more than 50 feet.
Make sure that all electrical connections are correct
and that terminals are tight.
to the manufacturer's instructions.
Start pump. Check immediately for evidence of
malfunction or excessive heat or vibration. Check
operating power input.
Check for malfunction or excessive heat or vibration.
Check rotation direction of motor. Check water or oil
Observe how quickly motor comes up to operating
speed; check final operation speed.
Check for excessive heat or vibration.