Tools tackles used in power plant maintenance

Tools & Tackles are the main resources for power plant maintenance..Thsese are classified into Hand tools,machine tools, lifting tools & measuring tools.

Power plant maintenance tools & tackles

Powerplants of capacity 10 MW to 100 MW need following tools for routine preventive, predictive & breakdown maintenance works.
A. Hand Tools:
  • Spanners (Ring, flat, box, tubular and Allen types)
  • Files (Rectangle, square, triangular, round, half round)
  • Chisels 6", 12"
  • Screw spanner 6", 12"
  • Pipe wrench 12", 24"
  • Plumb
  • Hammer and mallets
  • Pliers (Nose and circlip pliers)
  • Shim cutter
  • Torque wrench
  • Pipe bender
  • Hole and letter punches
  • Screw drivers
  • Line testers
  • Bench vice
B. Machine Tools:
  • Single phase Hand drill machine
  • Hand angle grinding machine (AG-4, AG-5 and AG-7)
  • Pipe cutting machine (Chop saw machine)
  • Air blower
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Hot gun
  • Bearing heaters
C. Lifting/Pulling Tools:
  • Chain blocks (1T, 2T, 3T, 5T and 10T)
  • Dee shackles (1T to 10T)
  • Eye bolts (0.5T to 10T)
  • Polyester/Nylon Lifting belts (1T to 10T)
  • Chain puller (1T)
  • Pulley block (0.5T to 5T)
  • Hydraulic jack (25MT)
  • Screw jack (2T to 10T)
  • Coupling puller
  • Wire ropes (1/2" and 1")
  • Slings (1/2", 1", 1.5")
D. Measuring Tool (Instruments):
  • Vernier caliper ( 0–150 and 0–300 mm LC: 0.02 mm)
  • Measuring tape (3 meter and 5 meter)
  • Inside and outside micrometer screw gauges (0–25 mm and 50–200 mm LC: 0.01 mm)
  • Dial gauge (LC: 0.01 mm)
  • Inside and outside calipers
  • Ultrasonic thickness checking machine
  • Infra-red temperature gun
  • Tachometer
  • Multimeter
  • Clamp meter
  • Earth leakage tester
  • Earth resistance checker
  • Insulation resistance checker
  • Pressure gauge calibrator
  • Balance weigher
  • Sound level meters


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