1<br />Preflight Equipment Checklist:<br /><ul><li>Save Time
Save Money
Serve Customers</li></ul>Andrew Greess<br />NPMA Pest World<br />Washington DC<br />October 2008<br />www.qspray.com<br />
2<br />Preflight Checklist:<br />A few minutes spent checking pest control equipment at the start of the day, at your offi...
3<br />Preflight Checklist (PFC) Principles:<br /><ul><li>Pest Control Equipment will need service
Train technicians to find & REPORT problems
Fix little problems before they become big problems
Have problems where they can be best addressed
Have problems where they have the least impact</li></ul>www.qspray.com<br />©  copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
4<br />Preflight Checklist is NOT:<br /><ul><li> Substitute for Preventative Maintenance  *
 Training every technician to become a mechanic
Creating Emergency Repair kits *
 Substitute for good equipment design *
 Guarantee of ZERO problems
 Vehicle-related</li></ul>www.qspray.com<br />©  copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
5<br />Preflight Checklist CAVEATS:<br /><ul><li> Assess technician skills & strengths first
 Follow label directions
No spills
 Use PPE
 THINK!</li></ul>www.qspray.com<br />©  copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
6<br />Preflight Checklist Savings:<br /><ul><li>  Time</li></ul>Time wasted trying to solve problem in the field <br />Dr...
7<br />Preflight Checklist Savings:<br /><ul><li>   Money</li></ul>Large vs. small repair cost<br />Gas to repair location...
8<br />Preflight Checklist Savings:<br /><ul><li>Customers</li></ul>Impact of spill at customer’s or busy location<br />Im...
9<br />Developing Your Preflight Checklist<br /><ul><li> Example provided
Logical approach
 Customize for your:	Company</li></ul>Equipment<br />Technicians<br />Operating Philosophy, etc.<br />www.qspray.com<br />...
10<br />PFC: Hand Sprayers<br /><ul><li> Risks
 Leaks
 Holds pressure & sprays properly
 Security
 Inspection Points
Visual
 Filter
 Spray Pattern</li></ul>www.qspray.com<br />©  copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
11<br />PFC: Manual Sprayers<br />Visual inspection?<br />www.qspray.com<br />©  copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<...
12<br />PFC: Manual Sprayers<br />Don’t ignore warning signs.<br />www.qspray.com<br />©  copyright 2008 Quality Equipment...
13<br />PFC: Manual Sprayers<br />Anticipate Problems<br />1<br />3<br />2<br />www.qspray.com<br />©  copyright 2008 Qual...
14<br />PFC: Manual Sprayers<br />Prevent Problems<br />1<br />3<br />2<br />www.qspray.com<br />©  copyright 2008 Quality...
15<br />PFC: Tanks<br /><ul><li> Risks
 Leaks
 Debris
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Have problems with your pest control & weed control spray equipment? Reduce downtime and lost productivity from with your spray rigs.

A few minutes spent checking your spray equipment will help you find small problems before they become big problems and find problems where they are easy to fix.

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  • Spray Equipment - Pre-Flight Check list

    1. 1. 1<br />Preflight Equipment Checklist:<br /><ul><li>Save Time
    2. 2. Save Money
    3. 3. Serve Customers</li></ul>Andrew Greess<br />NPMA Pest World<br />Washington DC<br />October 2008<br />www.qspray.com<br />
    4. 4. 2<br />Preflight Checklist:<br />A few minutes spent checking pest control equipment at the start of the day, at your office, will save time, money and customers.<br />Example: the case of the missing pump!<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    5. 5. 3<br />Preflight Checklist (PFC) Principles:<br /><ul><li>Pest Control Equipment will need service
    6. 6. Train technicians to find & REPORT problems
    7. 7. Fix little problems before they become big problems
    8. 8. Have problems where they can be best addressed
    9. 9. Have problems where they have the least impact</li></ul>www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    10. 10. 4<br />Preflight Checklist is NOT:<br /><ul><li> Substitute for Preventative Maintenance *
    11. 11. Training every technician to become a mechanic
    12. 12. Creating Emergency Repair kits *
    13. 13. Substitute for good equipment design *
    14. 14. Guarantee of ZERO problems
    15. 15. Vehicle-related</li></ul>www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    16. 16. 5<br />Preflight Checklist CAVEATS:<br /><ul><li> Assess technician skills & strengths first
    17. 17. Follow label directions
    18. 18. No spills
    19. 19. Use PPE
    20. 20. THINK!</li></ul>www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    21. 21. 6<br />Preflight Checklist Savings:<br /><ul><li> Time</li></ul>Time wasted trying to solve problem in the field <br />Driving to repair location<br />Waiting for repair<br />Time spent calling customer to reschedule<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    22. 22. 7<br />Preflight Checklist Savings:<br /><ul><li> Money</li></ul>Large vs. small repair cost<br />Gas to repair location<br />Payroll cost of downtime, commute time<br />OT to makeup downtime<br />Possible lost revenue from missed jobs<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    23. 23. 8<br />Preflight Checklist Savings:<br /><ul><li>Customers</li></ul>Impact of spill at customer’s or busy location<br />Image of non-functioning equipment<br />Impact of missed appointments<br />Weak economy – don’t give customer reason to cancel<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    24. 24. 9<br />Developing Your Preflight Checklist<br /><ul><li> Example provided
    25. 25. Logical approach
    26. 26. Customize for your: Company</li></ul>Equipment<br />Technicians<br />Operating Philosophy, etc.<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    27. 27. 10<br />PFC: Hand Sprayers<br /><ul><li> Risks
    28. 28. Leaks
    29. 29. Holds pressure & sprays properly
    30. 30. Security
    31. 31. Inspection Points
    32. 32. Visual
    33. 33. Filter
    34. 34. Spray Pattern</li></ul>www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    35. 35. 11<br />PFC: Manual Sprayers<br />Visual inspection?<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    36. 36. 12<br />PFC: Manual Sprayers<br />Don’t ignore warning signs.<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    37. 37. 13<br />PFC: Manual Sprayers<br />Anticipate Problems<br />1<br />3<br />2<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    38. 38. 14<br />PFC: Manual Sprayers<br />Prevent Problems<br />1<br />3<br />2<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    39. 39. 15<br />PFC: Tanks<br /><ul><li> Risks
    40. 40. Leaks
    41. 41. Debris
    42. 42. Security
    43. 43. Inspection Points
    44. 44. Lid
    45. 45. Fittings
    46. 46. Bands</li></ul>www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    47. 47. 16<br />Photo ball valve<br />PFC: Tanks<br />Check fittings for leaks<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    48. 48. 17<br />PFC: Tanks<br />Visual Inspection<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    49. 49. 18<br />PFC: Tanks<br />Is tank secure?<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    50. 50. 19<br />PFC: Tanks<br />Why worry about tank security?<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    51. 51. 20<br />PFC: Line Strainer/Filter<br /><ul><li> Risks
    52. 52. Leaks
    53. 53. Debris
    54. 54. Air Leak
    55. 55. Inspection Points
    56. 56. Strainer
    57. 57. Filter
    58. 58. O-ring</li></ul>www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    59. 59. 21<br />fittings for l<br />PFC: Line Strainer<br />Check for leaks<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    60. 60. 22<br />PFC: Line Strainer<br />Clean your filter!<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    61. 61. 23<br />fittings for l<br />PFC: Line Strainer<br />Tech: “I’m not getting any pressure”<br />Ron White: “You can’t fix stupid”<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    62. 62. 24<br />PFC: Engine<br /><ul><li> Risks
    63. 63. Moving parts
    64. 64. Missing parts/fluids
    65. 65. Abnormal Wear
    66. 66. Inspection Points
    67. 67. Belts/pulleys
    68. 68. Gas Cap
    69. 69. Fluids</li></ul>www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    70. 70. 25<br />fittings for l<br />PFC: Engine<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    71. 71. 26<br />PFC: Pump<br /><ul><li> Risks
    72. 72. Leaks
    73. 73. Stains
    74. 74. Abnormal conditions
    75. 75. Inspection Points
    76. 76. Base
    77. 77. Seals
    78. 78. Fittings</li></ul>www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    79. 79. 27<br />fittings for l<br />PFC: Pump – Know Your Equipment<br />Roller Pumps<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    80. 80. 28<br />fittings for l<br />PFC: Pump – Know Your Equipment<br />Diaphragm Pumps<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    81. 81. 29<br />PFC: Supply Hoses<br /><ul><li> Risks
    82. 82. Leaks
    83. 83. Damage
    84. 84. Kinks
    85. 85. Inspection Points
    86. 86. Hoses
    87. 87. Fittings
    88. 88. Clamps</li></ul>www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    89. 89. 30<br />fittings for l<br />PFC: Supply Hoses can be KINKY!<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    90. 90. 31<br />fittings for l<br />PFC: Supply Hoses – Look For Risks<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    91. 91. 32<br />fittings for l<br />PFC: Supply Hoses – Look For Damage<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    92. 92. 33<br />PFC: Hose Reel & Spray Hose<br /><ul><li> Risks
    93. 93. Leaks
    94. 94. Damage
    95. 95. Kinks
    96. 96. Inspection Points
    97. 97. Hose & Fittings
    98. 98. Reel Lock
    99. 99. Swivel</li></ul>www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    100. 100. 34<br />fittings for l<br />PFC: Hose Reel & Spray Hose<br />Missing Reel Lock<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    101. 101. 35<br />fittings for l<br />PFC: Hose Reel & Spray Hose<br />Inspect reel swivel for leaks<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    102. 102. 36<br />fittings for l<br />PFC: Hose Reel & Spray Hose<br />www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    103. 103. 37<br />PFC: Pressure Test<br /><ul><li> Start Up the System
    104. 104. Look
    105. 105. Listen
    106. 106. Anticipate Problems
    107. 107. Report Problems</li></ul>www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    108. 108. 38<br />PFC: Spray Test<br /><ul><li> Spray back into tank
    109. 109. Look
    110. 110. Listen
    111. 111. Anticipate Problems
    112. 112. Report Problems</li></ul>www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment <br />
    113. 113. 39<br />Preflight Checklist Summary<br /><ul><li> A few minutes will save time & money
    114. 114. Customize the PFC for your Company
    115. 115. Train technicians to find & REPORT problems
    116. 116. Fix small, cheap problems
    117. 117. Use learnings to improve equipment design</li></ul>www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    118. 118. 40<br />More Info on Spray Equipment<br /><ul><li>www.Qspray.com
    119. 119. www.SprayEquipmentBlog.com
    120. 120. email: Info@qspray.com
    121. 121. Twitter: AndrewGreess
    122. 122. Call 800.675.7485
    123. 123. Please call us when you need new equipment or parts</li></ul>www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
    124. 124. 41<br />Equipment Experts<br /><ul><li> Spray Equipment Consulting
    125. 125. Custom Sprayer Design
    126. 126. Parts & Repair Kits
    127. 127. www.qspray.com or (800) 675.7485</li></ul>www.qspray.com<br />© copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />

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