How often does your submersible pump wear out and need to be replaced? Are chronic pump failures taking up too much of your maintenance team’s time? Corrosive materials in the water you are pumping can cause these issues and more. Corrosive fluids are common in many wastewater applications, including chemical plants, food/beverage production, metal plating operations, paper processing, etc. If you’re experiencing more downtime or higher maintenance/repair costs, a stainless steel submersible pump may cure these common headaches.
Many substances dissolved in common wastewater fluids can be highly corrosive when pumps are exposed to them for extended periods. The higher the concentration of these substances in a liquid, the worse the corrosion will be. Some common examples include salt, sodium hydroxide (better known as lye or caustic soda), phosphoric and nitric acids, sodium hypochlorite (bleach), chlorine, peracetic acid, and hundreds of others.
If you are replacing a chronically failing pump or selecting a pump for a new application, a crucial tool in helping you choose and size a submersible pump is the submersible pump system curve. Developing a curve for your desired performance helps you determine if a pump will be right for your application. In this post, we’ll show you how to create a pump system curve.
When it comes to commercial buildings, many owners need solids handling submersible pumps because of the materials that find their way into the system. But some buildings may have completely different pumps needs due to the way they heat the building or supply hot water. Buildings that receive steam through a regional steam plant or that use boilers require high temperature pumps to handle these hot liquids.Steam Distribution Systems
Many older cities have central steam distribution networks that pipe steam to commercial buildings. The piping comes in through the basement or utility room and branches out to heat exchangers to run hot water or the heating system. Hot water that condenses off of the steam system collects in an expansion or flash tank.