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.

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Diesel pump

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.

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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.

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Underground mainlines

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.

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