Surface Machinery and Methods for Oil-Well Pumping

PRIME MOVERS AND POWER PLANT MACHINERY. 33
Labor:
Yearly cleaning and overhauling, 9 men days at $7.30, average-_-- $65. 70
Repairing and overhauling clutch (yearly), 2 men days at $7.30- .. 14. 60
Overhauling water pump, magneto and lubrication, cleaning and ad-
justing, 2-men.days at $7.30----------------------------------- 14. 60
Reboring, 5-year interval, 4-men days at $9, first machine at $36 .. 7. 20
102. 10
Lubricating Oil:
96 gallons Zerolene per year at $0.40--------------------------- 38. 40
60 gallons Red. Eng. per year at $0.24----------------------------14. 40
52. 80
Figure 5 is a form of report used by the foreman of the gas en-
gine repair crew of one of the Mid-Continent oil companies. He
fills it out after repairs are made at each of the gas engines used for
pumping oil wells. The gas engines are inspected at regular in-
tervals as well as when a breakdown gives trouble. The reports,
filed in the office, are a reliable record of the operation of each
engine as well as of the relative merits of different methods of
water circulation, ignition, and lubrication.
ENGINE-----. COMPANY NO.-- DATE ------------DISTRICT...___-_
LEASE----------------WELL----------------SEC__
KIND OF UNIT-.....
COUNTERBALANCE_
GASOMETER AND REGULATOR-__ .--__ . GAS LEAKS_____
WATER CIRCULATION----------------------------
ENGINE HOUSE------------- --------- OUNDATIONS__
ALIGNMENT:
FLY WHEEL -.. -
CRANKSHAFT AND CLUTCH--...
KNOCKS :
PISTON------------------------------ CROSSHEAD_
CRANKSHAFT----------------------------------------------------------
CLUTCH . ..--
BEARINGS :
CLUTCH BEARING AND STAND--_
INNER BEARING-------------------------------------
OUTER BEARING _
LUBRICATION :
OIL CUPS-------------------------- HARD-OIL CUPS----- ------
LIJBRICATORS, SIZE AND KIND------------------------------------------
IGNITION :
MAGNETO----- ----------- -----
WICO ---------------------------------------------------------------------
HOT TUBE
CARBURETION :
AIR REGULATOR
GOVERNOR: MECHANISM ----------------------------------------------
VALVE GEAR-- ---------
GAS LEAKS ------- --------_----_-------
WASTED OIL- - - - - - -- - ------------------------
REMARKS-----------------------------------------------------------------
FIcaURE .-Form of report of foreman of gas engine repair crew.

George, H. C. Surface Machinery and Methods for Oil-Well Pumping. Washington D.C.. UNT Digital Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12407/. Accessed October 23, 2014.