Misapplication of pumps is one of the more frequent field issues I witness. The issues are normally the result of a lack of knowledge and understanding of the physical limits of the machine. ...
I often witness end users operating pumps to the left side of the curve, away from the best efficiency point (BEP) and near shutoff. This is not the ideal area because of issues with shaft deflection,...
During the last 20 years, the common understanding that new industrial pumps require some basic checks and adjustments prior to installation and startup has been supplanted by a new notion that pumps...
Most experts agree that the majority of centrifugal pump problems occur on the suction side of the pump. Based solely on my experience, I would state the percentage is at least 80 percent, and in the...
Understanding this complex topic can help end users avoid common pitfalls.
This column is about the most common mistakes pump end users make daily. It is also about how to avoid these mistakes and how to fix them. I learned these lessons the hard way. When I entered...