Inspecting flooded pumps and mainlines
Any machinery that has been damaged by floodwater should be carefully inspected, cleaned and dried out before it is used.
Always seek advice from a licensed electrician before using machinery that has been submerged.
In these videos, Pat Daley from Daley Water Services describes how to inspect a:
- flooded electric turbine pump
- flooded diesel pump
- flood-affected centrifugal creek pump
- flood-damaged underground mainline.
Electric turbine pumps
Pat explains the steps you should take to inspect the electric motor, discharge head, packing gland, pre-lube tank, electrical components and pump discharge end.
Pat explains the steps you should take to inspect the fuel system, the radiator and cooling system, the air intake and exhaust fan, the electrical system, and the pump alignment and discharge.
Centrifugal creek pump
Pat explains the steps you should take to inspect the telescopic slide shaft, seals and packing gland, as well as the pump's water source.
Floods can erode the dirt around a mainline. After you have inspected all machinery that has been submerged in floodwater, you should inspect all mainlines as well.
- Last reviewed: 21 Sep 2022
- Last updated: 21 Sep 2022