By John Amundsen, District Manager, The Gorman-Rupp Company
Pumps and pumping systems are like unsung heroes of modern society – quickly and quietly transporting vital water supplies, chemicals and waste to and from locations, which rely upon their consistent, reliable operation. In fact, pumps and pumping systems are one of those entities that aren't typically noticed until a problem has arisen or downtime has occurred. This is especially true within the water and wastewater category, where the disruption of pumping operations has the ability to cause a variety of issues, from the inconvenient to the catastrophic. In many cases, however, by simply choosing the correct pump for the application, issues can be prevented.