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Operations and Maintenance for Major Equipment Types

Equipment lies at the heart of all operations and maintenance (O&M) activities. This equipment varies greatly across the Federal sector in age, size, type, model, condition, etc.

No single resource covers all equipment in use by Federal agencies, and listing major equipment types is beyond the scope of this website. Instead, the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) outlines major equipment types within chapter 9 of the Federal Energy Management Programs's (FEMP) O&M Best Practices Guide.

The FEMP O&M Best Practices Guide focuses on:

  • Boilers
  • Steam traps
  • Chillers
  • Cooling towers
  • Energy management and building automation systems
  • Air handling systems
  • Fans
  • Pumps
  • Motors
  • Air compressors
  • Lighting.

The guide provides the following information for each equipment type:

  • General equipment descriptions and operating principles
  • Key maintenance components
  • Important safety issues
  • Cost and energy efficiency issues
  • Water related efficiency issues
  • Recommended maintenance checklists.

For more information about equipment options, see FEMP's Covered Product Categories.

The full FEMP O&M Best Practices Guide is also available.