As soon as an item is drawn from standby stock, a replacement is
Supply of Material. Watch stock levels closely and order essential
materials far enough in advance to ensure continuous service. It is recommended that
supervisors be familiar with normal and alternate sources of supply and the time each
source usually needs to make delivery. Supervisors generally will follow up orders and
help supply personnel find alternate supply sources if delivery is delayed. Supplies will
be obtained according to normal supply procedures.
Removing Equipment from Service
Short Period. Take precautions to prevent damage to equipment
removed from service for a short time. Factors to be considered and precautions to be
taken depend on the type of equipment and outside conditions. If the outage is likely to
last more than a week, test operate the equipment once a week during that time.
Protracted Period. Special precautions are necessary for equipment that
is to be out of service for long periods. Failure to retire or adequately protect
equipment may cause serious damage during idleness or on resumption of operation.
When it is known that the outage will be protracted, dismantle the equipment, if
practical, and protect it against corrosion and other damage with suitable greases, oils,
and rust-preventative compounds or coverings.
Operating under Winter Conditions. Protecting operating and standby
equipment against damage is especially important in cold climates. Make sure
lubricants are changed to winter grades. Drain equipment that is temporarily out of use
or on standby service, or provide proper antifreeze coolant to prevent units (such as
the housings of pumps, radiators, piping and similar items) from freezing or bursting.
Additional information on operating equipment under winter conditions
can be found in par. 2.1.4.
Electrical Equipment. The following maintenance instructions are
general. Perform maintenance of individual pieces of equipment according to the
recommendations of the manufacturer. Operating procedures and ambient conditions,
such as dirt and vibration, may dictate maintenance schedules different from those
General. Major electrical equipment is best maintained by qualified,
experienced electricians and in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.