Sump Cleaner Training

Tasks to complete

Sump Cleaner Training in the form of steps, help get task done right the first time by:

  • Detailing job tasks to help standardize products and/or processes.
  • Setting reference points for the person doing the work to follow.

SOPs are living documents that may need modifications over time. A good system of SOPs will have a mechanism for making these modifications. This will ensure your SOPs are as relevant today as they were when you first wrote them.


Please review our sample SOPs that you can modify to meet your business needs.


Sump Cleaner Tank Sizes

Sump Cleaner Line


Air Powered

  1. Close off the air flow using the air supply valve on the sump cleaner.
  2. Put the Selector Valve in Suction position.
  3. Verify the pressure gauge is working and at 0.
    1. If the pressure gauge is not working, STOP and contact your supervisor
    2. If the pressure gauge is not at 0, STOP and contact your supervisor
    3. Go to step [1].
  4. Remove the hose from the suction port using the quick disconnect coupler.
  5. Place the hose on the dispensing port using the quick connect coupler.
  6. Put the cap on the suction port and secure using the quick connect coupler.
  7. Put the Selector Valve in Discharge position.
  8. The sump cleaner is ready for dispensing.

  1. Close off the air flow using the air supply valve on the sump cleaner.
  2. Put the Selector Valve in the Suction position.
  3. Verify the pressure gauge is working and at 0.
    1. If the pressure gauge is not working, STOP and contact your supervisor
    2. If the pressure gauge is not at 0, STOP and contact your supervisor
    3. Go to step [1].
  4. Remove the cap from the suction port using the quick disconnect coupler.
  5. Put the Dispenser Valve in the closed position.
  6. Remove the hose from the dispensing port using the quick disconnect coupler.
  7. Place the hose on the suction port and secure using the quick connect coupler.
  8. The sump cleaner is ready for cleaning a sump.

Single Phase Electric Powered

  1. Turn off power to unit.
  2. Allow the motor to stop.
  3. Verify the pressure gauge is working and at 0.
    1. If the pressure gauge is not working, STOP and contact your supervisor
    2. If the pressure gauge is not at 0, STOP and contact your supervisor
    3. Go to step [1].
  4. Connect the Pump-To-Tank hose to the Pump-To-Tank Discharge Port.
  5. Remove the sump cleaner hose from the Suction Port using the quick disconnect coupler.
  6. Place the sump cleaner hose on the Dispensing Port using the quick connect coupler.
  7. Put the cap on the Suction Port and secure using the quick connect coupler.
  8. The sump cleaner is ready for dispensing.

  1. Turn off power to unit.
  2. Allow the motor to stop.
  3. Verify the pressure gauge is working and at 0.
    1. If the pressure gauge is not working, STOP and contact your supervisor
    2. If the pressure gauge is not at 0, STOP and contact your supervisor
    3. Go to step [1].
  4. Connect the Pump-To-Tank hose to the Pump-To-Tank Suction Connection.
  5. Turn off the Dispensing Port Valve.
  6. Remove the cap on the Suction Port using the quick disconnect coupler.
  7. Remove the sump cleaner hose from the Dispensing Port Valve using the quick disconnect coupler.
  8. Attach the sump cleaner hose to the Suction Port using the quick connect coupler.
  9. The sump cleaner is ready for cleaning a sump.

General Use of Sump Cleaners

  1. Gain full access to the metalworking fluid sump tank.
    1. Put the Sump Shark in suction mode using quick connect couplers.
    2. Turn on the Sump Shark.
    3. Attach one of the quick connect suction tools.
    4. Push the Sump Shark suction tool into the sludge.
    5. Pull the suction tool out of sludge, but keep the tool in the fluid, so it can get a gulp of metalworking fluid.
      1. If metalworking fluid is NOT too low then go to step [d].
      2. If the sump clean is completed, go to step [2].
    6. If the metalworking fluid is too low to continue cleaning the sump then:
      1. Turn off the Sump Shark.
      2. Put the Sump Shark in dispense mode using quick connect couplers.
      3. Dispense the filtered metalworking fluid back into the sump and wash down the sidewalls, nooks & crannies.
      4. Turn off the Sump Shark and go to step [a].
    7. Reinstall the metalworking fluid sump tank.
    8. Refill with the sump tank with metalworking fluid.

  1. Find one or more access points to the metalworking fluid sump tank.
    1. Put the Sump Shark in suction mode using quick connect couplers.
    2. Turn on the Sump Shark.
    3. Attach one of the quick connect suction tools.
    4. Push the suction tool through the access point and into the sludge.
    5. Push the suction tool into the sludge.
    6. Pull the suction tool out of sludge, but keep in the fluid, so it can get a gulp of metalworking fluid.
      1. If metalworking fluid is NOT too low' then go to step [e].
      2. If you have removed enough sludge in the access point area, go to step [2].
    7. If the metalworking fluid is too low to continue then:
      1. Turn off the Sump Shark.
      2. Put the Sump Shark in dispense mode using quick connect couplers.
      3. Dispense the filtered metalworking fluid back into the sump and wash down any sludge you see in the sump.
      4. Turn off the Sump Shark and go to step [a].
  2. Refill with the sump tank with metalworking fluid.