Editor’s note
The following abstract describes a publication that is only available as a downloadable PDF.

CoverDeveloped by Montana State University Extension and the University of Wyoming
Adapted with permission

This guide is one in the Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives (E3A): Anaerobic Digester Applications for the Farm or Ranch series. Operation of an anaerobic digester requires more maintenance than other manure management practices. This guide provides a list of the
common maintenance activities and the frequency at which they need to been performed.


  • Fitting leak checks
  • General engine inspection
  • Iron packing replacement
  • Pipe leak checks
  • Preventive engine maintenance
  • Pump clearing
  • Sludge removal
  • Valve leak checks


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