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What Is Predictive Pump Monitoring?

Predictive pump monitoring

Predictive pump monitoring is part of predictive maintenance planning. It is a technology-based approach to pump system monitoring and equipment management. It uses the latest technological resources to help operators monitor their equipment and vital components. Key performance data can be collected using advanced sensors. Then it can be cataloged and analyzed in real-time using […]

The Importance of Pump Shaft Alignment

Shaft alignment is one of the most critical steps in the pump installation process. It is also something that must be inspected and tested regularly as part of a proper pump system maintenance plan. Many factors can affect pump shaft alignment. The slightest misalignment can cause significant problems during operation. These issues include poor equipment […]

5 Steps for Troubleshooting Centrifugal Pump Problems

Problems with a centrifugal pump can be frustrating. Issues can cause equipment damage or lead to costly downtime for unplanned repairs. One of the best ways to avoid these complications is to have a consistent preventative maintenance plan. However, unexpected problems can always happen without much warning. You must be ready to troubleshoot and resolve […]

3 Types of Pump Maintenance: Which is Best?

When it comes to maintaining your pump equipment and keeping your system dialed in for optimized performance, you have to make choices. How you approach your maintenance needs can make a significant difference. A proper plan can extend the life span of the equipment, reduce the risk of failures and extended downtime, and improve various […]

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 […]