How much training has your on-site team had about keeping one of the most vital pieces of equipment up and running in your industrial plant?
If your on-site team doesn't know how to fix any potential issues, you may suffer an extra strain on costs by having to shut down for any amount of time. Pumps will only run safely and efficiently if they are properly operated and maintained in order to avoid prolonged downtime. In this guide, we show you everything that your on-site team should know about handling your pumping system.
No amount of maintenance can make up for bad operation. The first step in ensuring that your pumps operate properly is to make sure that they are properly sized for the job. If a pump is too small, it will not be able to move the required amount of fluid. If a pump is too large, it will waste energy.
To determine the correct pump size, you need to know the following information:
1. The volume of fluid that needs to be moved
2. The distance that the fluid needs to be moved
3. The head (pressure) that is required to move the fluid
Once you have this information, you can determine the correct pump size. If you would like help in choosing the right pump, you can get in contact with us here.
In addition to proper operation, pumps also need to be regularly maintained. This includes inspecting the pump for leaks, wear, and damage. The pump's bearings and seals should also be lubricated according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
Pumps should also be flushed regularly to remove any debris that may have accumulated. This is especially important for pumps that are used to move dirty fluids or food product.
To give you a rundown of everything you should inspect, here is a checklist of the basic pump maintenance tasks that your on-site team needs to perform on a regular basis:
1. Inspect the pump for leaks, wear, and damage.
2. Check the oil level and condition in the pump's bearings.
3. Lubricate the pump's bearings according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
3. Inspect the pump's seals for leaks.
4. Flush the pump with clean fluid.
5. Keep a log of pump maintenance activities. This will help you to track the condition of your pumps and identify any potential problems early on.
6. Have a backup pump on hand in case of a breakdown. This will help to keep your business running smoothly even if one of your pumps fails.
Train your on-site team on how to operate and maintain pumps. This will help to ensure that they are able to spot problems and take corrective action quickly.
Whilst there may be professional help out there, having an onsite team trained in pump maintenance and repair will ensure you are back up to speed as fast as possible, as well as being on hand for any unexpected emergencies. This will help to prevent costly breakdowns and keep your business running smoothly.
If you would like professional help from a maintenance team with over 40 years experience with pumps, contact Hydromarque today and we'll look to fix your pump as soon as possible to get you back up and running with little downtime.
Proper pump operation and maintenance is essential for extending the life of your pump and keeping your pumps running smoothly and efficiently.
If you are looking for more information on pump operation and maintenance, or if you would like to train your on-site team on how to properly operate and maintain pumps, we encourage you to check out our pump maintenance training course.
You’ve invested in a new high-quality system, so it’s only right that you receive top-quality pump training and support. We can do this either at your site or at our own premises where we can offer more in terms of demonstrations on our pump rig and in our workshop.
Our courses cover all of the basics of pump operation and maintenance, and are designed to help you and your team keep your pumps running smoothly and efficiently. You can learn more about our pump maintenance training course by visiting our website or by contacting us today.