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FACILITIES INSTRUCTIONS, STANDARDS AND
TECHNIQUES (FIST) MANUALS



Reclamation maintains a series of manuals entitled Facilities Instructions, Standards, & Techniques (FIST) which pertain to the operation and maintenance of hydroelectric equipment. Reclamation no longer sells publications, however, most of Reclamation's significant scientific, technical, and engineering works are available from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). Information regarding availability and pricing may be obtained by contacting NTIS at the following address:
United States Department of Commerce
National Technical Information Service
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22161
(703) 487-4650 or
(800) 553-6847
Internet: http://www.ntis.gov/

A current listing of the FIST manuals is below. The documents require Adobe's Acrobat Reader to view. If you do not have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, it is available at Adobe's site: http://www.adobe.com.

Click here for retired FIST manuals.

Click here for FIST manuals under development.

Volume 1 - Operations
  1-1

Hazardous Energy Control Program, January 2012

  1-2 Conduct of Power Operations, July 2012
Volume 2 - Mechanical Maintenance
 
2-1 Alignment of Vertical Shaft Hydro Units, Revised Fall 2000
2-2 Field Balancing Large Rotating Machinery, January 1983, Reprinted August 1989, Reprinted June 1994
2-3 Mechanical Governors for Hydroelectric Units, July 2002
2-4 Lubrication of Powerplant Equipment, July 2004
2-5 Turbine Repair, August, 1989
2-6 Not used
2-7 Mechanical Overhaul Procedures for Hydroelectric Units, July 1994
2-8 Inspection of Steel Penstocks and Pressure Conduits, September 1996
2-9 Inspection of Unfired Pressure Vessels, August 2001
2-10 Maintenance, Inspection, and Testing of Electric and Hydraulic Elevators, October 2004
Volume 3 - Electrical Maintenance
 
3-1 Testing Solid Insulation of Electrical Equipment, December 1991
3-2 Testing and Maintenance of High Voltage Bushings, November 1991
3-3 Electrical Connections for Power Circuits, November 1991
3-4 Keeping Motor Windings Dry, November 1991
3-5 Not used
3-6 Storage Batteries Maintenance and Principles, December 1997
3-7 Painting of Transformers and Circuit Breakers, November 1991
3-8

Field Test Procedure for Protective Relays, May 2011

  FIST 3-8 Memo
3-9 Methods for Coordinating System Protective Equipment, December 1991
3-10 Watt-Hour Meter Maintenance and Testing, January 1992
 
Miscellaneous Electrical Volumes I, May 1991
 
3-11 Generator Thrust Bearing Insulation and Oil Film Resistance
3-12 Correcting the Ratio and Phase Angle Characteristics of Bushing Current Transformers
3-13 Not used
3-14 Commutator and Collector Ring Performance
3-15 Not used
Maintenance of Power Circuit Breakers & Power Circuit Breaker Problems,
     January 1992
 
3-16 Maintenance of Power Circuit Breakers
3-17 Power Circuit Breaker Problems
Miscellaneous Electrical Volumes II, June 1991
  3-18 Replacing Glaze Burned Insulators
3-19 Correction for Faulty Operation of Mercury Switches
3-20 General Guide for Checkout of New Electrical Facilities
3-21 Not used
3-22 Not used
3-23 Not used
3-24 Not used
3-25 Doble Testing of Coupling Capacitors
3-26 Failures of Pedestal-Type (Pin and Cap) Insulators
3-27 Not used
3-28 Installation of Connectors on PMG Wiring
  3-29 Energized Facility Maintenance, May 1990
  3-30 Transformer Maintenance, October 2000
  3-31 Transformer Diagnostics, June 2003
  3-32 Transformer Fire Protection, January 2005
  3-33 Industrial Control Systems Including Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems Operations and Maintenance, January 2012
Volume 4 - General Maintenance
 
4-1A Maintenance Scheduling for Mechanical Equipment, Revised January 2009
4-1B Maintenance Scheduling for Electrical Equipment, January 2012
4-2 Power O&M Codes for ADP, December 1989
 
Miscellaneous General Maintenance Volumes I
  4-3 Economic Analysis of Maintenance Problems
4-4 Test Equipment Available for Loan from the Denver Office
4-5 Corrosion and Cathodic Protection
Miscellaneous General Maintenance Volumes II, August 1992
  4-6 Wood Pole Maintenance
4-7 Not used
4-8 Not used
4-9 Not used
4-10 Not used
4-11 Not used
4-12 Not used
 
4-13 Thermal Analysis - November 2011
Volume 5 - Safety
 
5-1 Personal Protective Grounding for Electric Power Facilities and Power Lines, July 2005
5-2 Firefighting and Fire Prevention, February 1992
            Miscellaneous Safety Volumes, February 1992
 
5-3 Not used
5-4 Chlorine Gas System Safety Program
5-5 Handling Failed Capacitor Cells
5-6 Inspection and Maintenance of PCB-Containing Equipment
5-7 PCB Transformer Protection and Marking Requirements
5-8 Not used
5-9 Not used
 
5-10 Voltage Hazard Associated with Use of Circuit Breakers Having Grading Capacitors
5-11 Not used
  5-12 CO2 Systems - Operations and Maintenance, May 2005
5-13 Fault Protection for Portable and Vehicle-mounted Generators and Welders,
December 1997
5-14 Arc Flash Hazard Program, May 2011
Volume 6 - Facility Management
  6-1

Management of Power Facilities, March 2003

  6-2 Conduct of Power Maintenance , March 2006
  6-3 Unexpected Event Reporting, August 2011
  6-4 Not used
  6-5 Power Review of Operations and Maintenance Program, February 2013


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