Power Source Safety Guidelines In Using High Pressure Water Jetters

New York, New York (PressExposure) July 15, 2009 -- Gorlitz high pressure water jetters use different kinds of power sources. Each machine type is designed in order to cope with each technician’s need and the availability of their power source. Thus each machine type can have different safety and maintenance procedures. Special safety guidelines by power source are included in the “HIGH PRESSURE WATER JETTERS OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS” include machines which have electric, gasoline and propane conversion types. It is important to keep in mind that though each machine is created by the same manufacturer, each type has different designs and used in different instances and thus they also have different kinds of needs. You can view each type of the high pressure water jetters as special equipment that also needs special care.

Some high pressure water jetters use electricity as a power source and so users of these kinds of machines must first properly read the machine’s required operational voltage. Most Gorlitz product operate on 110 volt, 60 HZ phase current unless it is written that this is not so. If another setting is written then the user must find electrical ports than complies with said requirement. When connecting the machine to an electrical power source, the user must always secure the plug to the socket.

Each Gorlitz machines are equipped with a three prong plug and it is in the manual that it also be inserted into 3 prong type socket to ensure safety and stability of plug to the socket. It is favorable to use a minimum 12” gauge wire with three prong type heavy duty extension chord in good condition. For safety and protection and also prolonged good wire quality, user must not pull on extension chord when user wishes to disconnect the machine from the receptacle. The 25 foot long power supply chord has been installed with a built in ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) to ensure protection against electrical shock hazard, it is important that the user check GFCI regularly for ensured continued protection.

High pressured water jetters that use gasoline as a power source are extremely dangerous because of the nature of the power source. Gasoline is extremely flammable and in certain times explosive. The user is advised to watch out for flames or sparks near the machine and to also check the machine itself. Never refuel while the engine is hot. Gas vapor and also spilled gas may ignite putting the user and everything around him in danger. When refueling your machine, it is advised that you do so in an environment that is well ventilated and with engine stopped.

After refueling make sure to replace the gas cap securely and if there is any fuel spilled, use a clean piece of cloth to wipe up spilled fuel. Also, when using this type of machine, do not turn it on in a confined or closed area. Remember that exhaust fumes are poisonous and may lead to nausea, unconsciousness and also death. It is also important to be aware parts of the machine can become extremely hot. So it is advised not to touch the machine during and immediately after use. Also be careful of the position of the machine. Fuel may leak through the cap vent hole when the machine is not properly positioned. After use, user must store machine in an area where flames and sparks may get near the machine.

All machines, regardless of power source must continuously be maintained by the user for continued quality and safety.

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Press Release Submitted On: July 15, 2009 at 1:08 am
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