Safety should always be your first concern when running a pump in your facility. Follow these Guidelines to ensure your pump is running properly and avoid extra costs on repairs and replacements.
Avoid Overheating. When a centrifugal pump overheats, it not only can damage internal components but also could cause severe burns and injuries to anyone servicing the pump. It’s important to ensure pumps do not overheat; to avoid the problem, always leave the suction and discharge line open during operations.
Check for Air Leaks and Suction Line Blockage. When worn out, suction line fittings and pipe plugs begin to have air leaks, which can cause the pump to lose its static lift. Make sure the suction line is airtight by regularly checking for air leaks using a vacuum gauge. In terms of Suction line, partial blocking, which may lead to a blockage of the suction flow, can occur when the rubber lining in a suction hose pulls away from its fabric. This blockage of flow may cause the centrifugal pump to develop a high vacuum and a low discharge pressure.