DXP Pacific Industrial Pumps

3 Ways to Repair Pump Corrosion Damage

Corrosion and erosion are unavoidable in many pump applications. Even the most protected operating environments can bring external factors that corrode parts, develop rust, or cause natural erosion to welds and key connection points. Corrosion can also happen from the inside when dealing with harsh process materials. This wear and tear can ultimately lead to […]

Avoid Pump Clogs with Anti-Ragging Technology

Ragging and clogging are common problems in wastewater management. Sludge, debris, and non-flushable items can gather and form into rag balls, which can clog pipes, pumps, and filter screens. This causes numerous problems. Water flow can be greatly restricted or stopped altogether in critical lift stations. System performance can suffer, and equipment can experience significant […]

What Is Water Hammer and How Can It Be Prevented?

Many pump issues can be damaging to your pump system. Corrosion, cavitation, and pressure loss are some of the most common problems pump operators look to avoid. One issue that isn’t talked about as much in our industry is water hammer. It can be a very serious concern. If water hammer occurs and isn’t addressed […]

Minimize Downtime with a Better Maintenance Plan

Downtime is the worst enemy of any pump operator. It means lost production time and money. It happens when pump components fail or when some other system problem causes a shutdown. Cavitation, overheating, loss of flow pressure, and other performance issues generally can be traced to a mechanical malfunction. In some cases, the entire pump […]

Minimize Wear When Pumping Slurries

Many industries require pumping slurries and wastewater. It is common practice in mining and mineral production. Slurries are also used in industrial applications. It is an efficient method to move solids that have been macerated or pulverized by introducing water. Unfortunately, the multiple-media materials in slurries can cause excess wear and tear on standard pumps. […]

Peristaltic vs. Centrifugal Pumps: Differences to Understand

All pumps fall into one of two primary categories: centrifugal pumps and positive displacement (PD) pumps. Then there are a variety of different pump types within each category. Centrifugal pumps are generally more common, while positive displacement pumps are often more specialized for specific fluid, slurry, and solids pumping applications. One of the most interesting […]

Reduce Shaft Seal Leakage with These 6 Steps

Shaft seal leakage can be a serious problem with pump equipment. Hazardous material could leak into the environment, or outside contaminants could compromise your process fluid. A leaking shaft seal can also lead to poor equipment performance and additional pump damage if left ignored.  It is important to address any detected leaks immediately to avoid […]

Use Data to Dial in Your Pump Maintenance

Pump operators are extending the lives of their equipment and lowering costs using predictive maintenance techniques. Also known as data-driven pump maintenance, the approach uses computer monitoring to gather data about pumps in a system and bases maintenance schedules around the gathered data. Rather than relying on assumptions, operators using predictive maintenance can schedule work […]

5 Ways to Minimize Pump Downtime

Every pump system will require some downtime for general maintenance, replacing parts and making repairs. It’s inevitable you will have to shut the equipment down from time to time. The key is to minimize how much downtime is required. This will increase uptime with a more efficient and productive pump system. So, how do you […]

How to Identify Sources of Pump Failure

It takes a very experienced pump operator to effectively troubleshoot and identify potential sources of pump system failures. It’s not an easy task. However, there are some consistent steps to help decipher the problem and address it with necessary maintenance or repairs.  Recognition of Pump Failure The first questions to ask are when and how […]

Sanitary Pump Maintenance: The Steps You Need to Take

There are numerous applications that require sanitary pumps to meet specific hygienic standards. They are commonly used in industries such as food and beverage, chemical processing, dairy, pharmaceuticals, brewing, and distilling. Each application may call for specific hygienic pump specifications. A well-maintained sanitary pump should provide reliable performance for many years. Maintenance can be minimal […]

6 Ways to Keep Your Pump Motor Healthy

All pumps operate using some sort of motor drive system. There are actually many different ways to produce pumping power, depending on the type of pump and the operating environment. The most common are fuel-driven or electric motors. All pump motors require monitoring and maintenance to perform their best and last longer. Let’s review some […]