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.
Competing in the world of food and beverage manufacturing has evolved as new regulations, like the Food Safety and Modernization Act, entered the arena. The focus shifted from responding to contamination to preventing it. Sanitary design factors into every part of the process and on every surface of the operation, beyond food contact areas. Businesses are looking for smarter ways to comply with regulations and improve maintenance strategies. To ensure business success, process efficiency has taken center stage.
Low tolerance for contaminants has increased the use of wet cleaning techniques, including high-pressure, high-temperature wash, and the addition of acid and/or alkaline cleaning solutions. Cleaning to a microbial level, to reduce contamination hazards, now often includes ceilings, walls, and floors as well as equipment areas.
With a new eye on efficiency in every aspect of compliance, every piece of equipment, including submersible pumps, has to withstand more sanitation processes.