SOP – Engineering – Checklist – Air Compressor Laundry and Sewage Treatment Plant

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Standard Operating Procedure for Air Compressor For Laundry and Sewage Treatment Plant

An air compressor is a vital part of any laundry and sewage treatment plant. It helps power the equipment that cleans and processes the wastewater and laundry. To ensure that the air compressor is functioning properly, it is important to have a standard operating procedure (SOP) in place.

An engineering checklist is also necessary to ensure that all components of the air compressor are working as they should. This checklist should cover all aspects of the compressor, including the motor, belts, and hoses. Regular maintenance of the air compressor is also imperative to prevent any breakdowns or malfunctions.

In addition, a checklist for the laundry and sewage treatment plant should be in place to ensure that the plant is operating efficiently and effectively. This checklist should cover all areas of the plant, including the wastewater treatment process, the laundry machines, and any other components that are critical to the plant’s operation.

Overall, having an SOP and checklists in place for the air compressor and laundry and sewage treatment plant ensures that the plant is operating at its best. It helps to prevent breakdowns, ensures that all components are working correctly, and helps to maintain the overall efficiency of the plant.

Air Compressor Maintenance Checklist and Procedure:

Required Tools:

  • Plier.
  • Screw Driver.
  • Clamp meter.
  • Line Tester.
  • Megger.
  • Crimping tool.
  • Grease gun.
  • Oil cane.
  • Air Blower.
  • Brush.
  • Spanner Set.

Consumable Parts:

  • PVC Tape.
  • Old clothes.
  • Carbon removing compound.
  • WD-40.
  • Oil & Grease.

Air Compressor For Laundry Maintenance Activity:

1) Electrical control:

  • The motor should be of 7.5 BHP.
  • Contactors – Burnt contact, loose electrical connection and operation to be checked.
  • Overload relay – Operation of the relay, setting and loose electrical connections.
  • Loose electrical connection – to be checked.
  • MCCB – Loose & burnt electrical connection and rating of MCCB to be checked.
  • Proper Thimbling – burnt connections and thimbles to be checked.
  • Terminal Plate – burnt and broken plate to checked.

b) Bearing:

Check the oiling, greasing and change if it is noisy.

c) Check Internal Resistance Value.

d) Air Compressor:

  • Filter Cleaning – Any sand/dust to be cleaned.
  • Air pressure setting in pressure gauge to be done

e) Other Items to Check:

  • Check and verify if the full load is at 11 Amp.
  • Overload Setting should be at 13Amp.
  • Over Load Relay range should be between 9-15 Amp.
  • Contractor Rating should be between ML-1 and 16 Amp.
  • Control Fuse Rating should be at 4 Amp.
  • MCCB rating should be 40 Amp.

Air Compressor For Sewage Treatment Plant Maintenance Activity:

a) Electrical control:

  • The motor should be of 3 Hp.
  • Contactors – Burnt contact, loose electrical connection and operation to be checked.
  • Over Load relay – Operation of the relay, setting and loose electrical connections.
  • Lose electrical connection – to be checked.
  • MCB – Loose & burnt electrical connection and rating of MCB to be checked.

b) Bearing:

Check the oiling, greasing and change if it is noisy.

c) Check Internal Resistance Value.

d) Air Compressor:

  • Filter Cleaning – Any sand/dust to be cleaned.
  • Air pressure setting in pressure gauge to be done

e) Other Items to Check:

  • Check and verify if the full load is at 5 Amp.
  • Over Load Setting should be at 6 Amp.
  • The load Relay range should be between 4.5-7.5 Amp.
  • Contractor Rating should be between ML-0 and 12 Amp.
  • Control Fuse Rating should be at 4 Amp.
  • MCCB rating should be 32 Amp.

Remarks by the Technician:

Date:

Signature:

Training Questions:

  1. Why is an air compressor important for a laundry and sewage treatment plant?
  2. What are the essential tools required for air compressor maintenance, and what consumable parts might be needed?
  3. Explain the significance of checking the motor during air compressor maintenance for both laundry and sewage treatment plants.
  4. What components should be inspected during the electrical control check for air compressor maintenance in a laundry?
  5. Describe the purpose of checking the bearing during air compressor maintenance for a sewage treatment plant.
  6. What does the internal resistance value signify during air compressor maintenance, and why is it checked?
  7. What activities are involved in the air compressor maintenance for laundry, specifically regarding the filter and air pressure setting?
  8. In the air compressor maintenance for sewage treatment plants, what is the recommended full load and overload setting?
  9. Explain the significance of checking the control fuse rating during air compressor maintenance.
  10. Why is it important to verify the MCCB rating during air compressor maintenance for both laundry and sewage treatment plants?
  11. What actions should be taken if loose electrical connections or burnt contacts are found during air compressor maintenance?
  12. Why is proper thimbling essential, and how is it checked during air compressor maintenance?
  13. Describe the importance of checking the contractor rating during air compressor maintenance.
  14. In the context of air compressor maintenance for a sewage treatment plant, why is the filter cleaning activity crucial?
  15. Explain the role of the technician’s remarks and signature in the SOP.

These questions aim to assess the reader’s understanding of the SOP for Air Compressor Maintenance, emphasizing specific activities, components, and their significance in maintaining optimal functioning.

SOP Number: Hotel Engineering SOP  – 08
Department: Engineering and Maintenance
Date Issued: 17–Feb-2018
Time to Train: 30 Minutes
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