Centrifugal pumps are at the heart of many essential processes that keep the world in motion during these difficult times. Water sanitation, medical supply production and food manufacturing are just a few of the systems that rely on continuous pump operation.
Keeping these critical infrastructures running reliably is key, but doing so has become more challenging due to the COVID-19 crisis. Pump operators are facing notable challenges.
In light of these challenges, it is more important than ever to take steps that will ensure optimal centrifugal pump performance. To keep your centrifugal pumps operating for maximum reliability, use the following three tips.
1. Review Pump Parameters
Review each pump and ensure that the unit’s operating parameters fall within the recommended specifications for that model. This information can be found in the manual supplied with the product. If you do not have a copy, refer to the serial number label on the pump to determine the model and download the manual. Information about Finish Thompson pumps can be found on our resource page.
As you complete your pump review, consider five key factors.
2. Review Pump Operation
For optimal performance and minimal repairs, take steps to ensure each pump is operating as designed. Critical areas of inspection include:
3. Review Pump Maintenance
Optimal performance requires regular pump maintenance. With limited resources, scheduled maintenance may be difficult. However, pump operators should try to adhere as closely as possible to the recommended maintenance schedule found in the pump manual. Finish Thompson centrifugal pump manuals are available for reference and download on our resource page.
Our goal is to provide the answers and resources you need to keep your operations running smoothly, even during the toughest times. If you have questions about the operation, maintenance or repair of any Finish Thompson product, please contact us for a prompt response.