7 nameplate and safety labels, 8 specific machine performance – Flowserve MENBLOC User Manual
MENBLOC USER INSTRUCTIONS ENGLISH 71576296 - 02/13
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18.104.22.168 Preventing sparks
To prevent a potential hazard from mechanical
contact, the coupling guard must be non-sparking.
To avoid the potential hazard from random induced
current generating a spark the ground contact on the
baseplate must be used.
Avoid electrostatic charge: do not rub non-
metallic surfaces with a dry cloth, ensure cloth is
Where applicable the coupling must be selected to
comply with 94/9/EC and correct alignment must be
Additional requirements for metallic pumps on
When metallic components are fitted on a non-
metallic baseplate they must be individually earthed
22.214.171.124 Preventing leakage
The pump must only be used to handle liquids
for which it has been approved to have the correct
Avoid entrapment of liquid in the pump and associated
piping due to closing of suction and discharge valves,
which could cause dangerous excessive pressures to
occur if there is heat input to the liquid. This can occur
if the pump is stationary or running.
Bursting of liquid containing parts due to freezing
must be avoided by draining or protecting the pump
and ancillary systems.
Where there is the potential hazard of a loss of a
seal barrier fluid or external flush, the fluid must be
If leakage of liquid to atmosphere can result in a
hazard, the installation of a liquid detection device is
126.96.36.199 Maintenance to avoid the hazard
CORRECT MAINTENANCE IS REQUIRED
TO AVOID POTENTIAL HAZARDS WHICH GIVE A
RISK OF EXPLOSION
The responsibility for compliance with
maintenance instructions is with the plant
To avoid potential explosion hazards during
maintenance, the tools, cleaning and painting
materials used must not give rise to sparking or
adversely affect the ambient conditions.
Where there is a risk from such tools or materials;
maintenance must be conducted in a safe area.
It is recommended that a maintenance plan and
schedule is adopted. (See section 6, Maintenance.)
1.7 Nameplate and safety labels
For details of nameplate, see the Declaration of
Conformity, or separate documentation included with
these User Instructions.
1.7.2 Safety labels
Oil lubricated units only:
1.8 Specific machine performance
For performance parameters see section 1.5, Duty
conditions. When the contract requirement specifies
these to be incorporated into User Instructions these
are included here. Where performance data has
been supplied separately to the purchaser these
should be obtained and retained with these User
Instructions if required.