BASIN AND FRAMES: Drain the tower basins and all exposed piping. Leave the cold water basin drain open. Water may be left in wooden cold water basin if tower is located in a non freezing area.
During shutdown, clean the tower and make any necessary repairs. Apply protective coating as required to all metal parts. Particular attention should be given to mechanical equipment supports, drive shaft and drive shaft guards. Inspect visually for wood deterioration and test members for soft pots.
Protect wooden tower against fire. If tower is wetted for fire protection, wet it down continuously; alternate wetting and drying is destructive to wood.
MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT: Refer to motor manufacturer’s recommendations for lubrication and maintenance instructions. If shutdown period is longer than seasonal, contact your melfrank sales office or representative for additional informational.