An ETP installation must be outfitted with the appropriate O&M protocol. The creation of an inventory of maintenance needs is the first stage in the O & M preparation process. This inventory is often contained in the Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Manual that the contractor who designed and constructed the installation created for it. After finishing the job, he gives the principal for whom he built the installation the handbook.
The O & M Manual would outline the necessary maintenance in the sections listed below:
- Equipment Maintenance: This part contains record-keeping forms as needed and schedules outlining the various equipment’s periodic maintenance requirements. There is also a list of equipment suppliers, telephones, and service providers included. This section also includes the manufacturer’s O&M requirements. This portion of the O&M Manual has to be carefully read by the operation and maintenance contractor and the ETP maintenance crew.
- Storeroom and Spare Components Inventory: It contains a list of essential replacement parts, some of which may have protracted delivery dates. Contact information for nearby manufacturers or dealers of the various pieces of installation equipment is useful when looking for advice or suggestions. The location of the spares’ storage is also specified in this section.
- The manufacturer’s O&M documentation: Cut-sheets and other manufacturer information are also included in the O & M handbook. To guarantee appropriate planning and execution of O & M operations, ETP employees and the O & M Contractor should become familiar with all of these papers.
In the absence of these documents, equivalent ones should be created based on research into the plant, previous experience, the process, the equipment, and communications with manufacturers and suppliers.
Role of plant operator:
In order to guide the effluent and settled sludge to different units for / after treatment, plant operator(s) operate and maintain screens, grit removal devices, aerators, valves, pumps, etc. in shifts.
They ought to be able to see issues and serve as the Plant manager’s ears and eyes. Additionally, they must help the electrical and mechanical maintenance technician(s) with the activities associated with preventative and breakdown maintenance.
The ETP is operated by a team. In order to ensure intended performance, it necessitates adequate team selection, training need assessment, on-the-job moulding, issue forecasting, training, laboratory and statistical analysis, and troubleshooting. All of these needs should be covered by the O & M employee profile.
It is necessary to locate backup workshop facilities since it is impractical to set up a repair/maintenance shop on the site to perform extensive overhauls and repairs to mechanical and electrical equipment. A good ETP operating contractor may have his or her own central resources set up in practical locations to assist in carrying out such heavy repairs and maintenance, or he may have an agreement to move such resources, whether his or her own or from a trade, to the site with matching capability to establish temporarily for task completion. If the ETP operation is to be outsourced, this should be considered.
Regulations for Safety Operation
Hazard Identification in ETP Operators of effluent treatment plants are subjected to unpleasant odours and noise from machinery while working both indoors and outdoors. Physical labour and working in dirty environments are common in operators’ jobs. Additionally, because plants are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, operators rotate through three shifts of eight hours each, including weekends and holidays. Operators might have to put in extra hours.
Additionally, the reagents utilised in the waste water processing as well as the chemicals created during the waste water treatment expose ETP personnel to a number of dangerous chemical agents. Acute poisoning and chemical accidents might result from these chemical substances. Considerations for occupational safety and health (OSH) are increasingly important in today’s business operations. To reduce OSH risks in the operation of ETP, it is required to identify hazards and develop preventative and corrective actions.
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