Microsoft Word - Suction Machine Preventative Maintenance.docx

EQUIPMENT  Suction  Machine  Preventative  Maintenance    Preventive  Maintenance  Checklist  1. Clean  air  intake  filters.  2. Ensure  electrical  plug  and  cord  are  in  good  condition.  3. Use  a  solution  of  water,  detergent,  and  disinfectant  to  sterilize  jars,  tubing,  and  other  components  that  come  into  contact  with  patient  fluids.  4. Change  bacteria  filter  if  wet  or  discolored.  Make  sure  there  is  a  sufficient  supply  of  bacterial  filters  5. Check  collection  bottle/jar  for  cracks,  chips,  and  other  damage.  6. Check  that  float  valve  moves  freely.  7. Insure  anti-­‐static  tubing  is  used.  8. Clean  brushes  on  motors  as  necessary.  9. Insure  vacuum  works  over  full  range  of  suction  pressures  if  there  is  a  control/knob.  10. Verify  that  overflow  valve  (float  valve)  works  properly  when  container  is  filled  with  water.  11. Grounding  resistance  between  chassis  and  ground  pin  should  not  exceed  0.5  ohms.  12. Maximum  chassis  leakage  current  with  ground  wire  disconnected  should  not  exceed  300  microamps.  13. Check  for  unusual  noises  or  vibration  in  motor/pump.  14. Check  for  evidence  of  fluid  spills.  Clean  any  spills  as  necessary.  15. Measure  and  record  vacuum.    




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