When selecting a submersible pump for your plant, you want the pump that is going to best handle the liquids and waste you deal with on a daily basis. But, choosing the right pump is step one. You need to make sure that you’re maximizing pump performance to the optimal level. Not only will this ensure you prolong the life of your submersible pump, it will minimize downtime and save maintenance and repair costs.
In general, it’s best to factor in the concepts below during the selection process. A high-quality manufacturer or distributor will help you capture the information they need to make the right recommendation and to install it to perform optimally. But, even if you’re looking to improve an already installed pump, these tips apply.
Municipal wastewater applications are notorious for the difficult—sometimes bizarre—solids that make it into the flow system. These applications pose several difficulties including the presence of non-biodegradable solid waste. You’re open to the public, so you’re never sure what you’re going to encounter, from underwear to Barbie dolls! Diapers and other plastic-reinforced cloth are an especially tough non-biodegradable solid.
Don’t wait until solids build up and clog your pump. Instead, avoid downtime by using these five ways to prevent submersible pump failure:1. Use a Shredder Pump to Cut Tough Solids
Submersible solids-handling pumps are each designed for a specific function. Using the correct pump for your given application helps to prevent pump failure, unnecessary maintenance, and downtime.
Municipal wastewater solids can be very hard to break down, so submersible wastewater pumps need to be more robust.
When you install a new submersible pump, you expect consistent operation that will last for several years. But, chances are, the submersible pump will be performing in rugged conditions that can eventually take a toll on a pump. Proper preventive maintenance can help prolong the service life of your submersible pump, allowing smooth operation at optimal levels.
Upon installation of your new submersible pump, your technician will test it and provide a start-up report. The report compares the data sheet specifications to your actual operational performance at the time of pump startup. If you experience performance changes with your pump over time, you can refer back to the start-up report and compare the current measured performance data with the original performance data.
Routine preventive maintenance inspections can help address possible issues before they become major or even catastrophic problems.