RP700: Design and Maintenance of Lube Systems (2014 Edition)

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The PEI Pneumatic and Hydraulic System Installation Committee developed a new publication entitled Recommended Practices for the Design and Installation and Servicing of Centralized Fluid-Distribution Systems at Vehicle Maintenance Facilities, PEI/RP700.

The document provides a concise summary of the design considerations and general guidelines for the proper installation of safe, reliable and functional centralized fluid-distribution systems for various types of vehicle-related fluids. The publication was developed from published and unpublished sources provided by equipment manufacturers and experienced installers. The publication provides recommended practices to facility designers and installers that:

  • Promotes construction of systems that operate safely and reliably,
  • Promotes trouble-free performance of fluid distribution equipment,
  • Provides ample flow rates at various flow volumes.  

The recommended practices apply to stationary, centralized fluid distribution systems for vehicle-related fluids such as lubrication oil, gear oil, transmission fluid, hydraulic fluid, grease, antifreeze and windshield washer fluid. The equipment covered includes supply containers (tanks, drums, pails, etc.), piping and tubing, pumps, compressors, hoses, reels, nozzles and other equipment typically used to construct these systems. The publication is not intended for mobile (e.g., truck-mounted) fluid distribution systems for vehicular fluids, nor does it apply to distribution systems used in food service or food preparation operations.

Single-copy price for RP700 is $40 for PEI members; $95 for nonmembers.