Sudden pump failures can disrupt your business and delay project delivery. The hidden cost of breakdowns, owing to business loss, may exceed the preventive maintenance costs of the pumps. Pumps often face delivery failure, priming failure, excessive vibrations, reduced capacity, overload, and loss of displaced liquid. In this blog, we talk about factors affecting the pump life and ways to overcome their challenges.
- The type of liquid being pumped: Your quest to prolong your pump life starts with determining the liquid pumped in it. Factors like temperature, viscosity, suspended particles, acidity, etc., of the liquid, are crucial in determining the pump’s ability to withstand exposure.
- Material of the pump body: After testing the nature of the liquid, which maintains constant contact with the body of your pump, consider the material of your pump body. Can the pump material withstand contact with a specific type of liquid?
- Role of the pump: What’s the usage of your pump? Anticipating the usage of your pump can help in choosing the right one. Pumps play a critical role in some industries, and it is, thus, unwise to use an average pump. Similarly, find out if your business operations require a standardized pump operation or additional features that are available only in specially designed pumps.
- Always ensure pump inlet: You must never allow your pump to starve, which is the leading cause of pump seizures. To determine the inlet pressure, you must regularly take the Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH) reading and ensure the NPSH available (NPSHA) exceeds the NPSH value of your pump.
- Pump location: The immediate location and surroundings of the pump operation are crucial. Pumps operated outside need special care with regard to temperature and environment. You may need to protect the pump using special shelters or protection closets if there are apprehensions.
- Flow rate and pressure: The flow rate and pressure of the displaced liquid is an important consideration. It determines the size, length, and material of the inlet and outlet pipes. Their capacity must match the pressure requirements of the pump’s functions.
An understanding of these aspects affects the depreciation of your pumps and prolonging their valuable life.
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