Article | June 5, 2024

Pump Performance Checklist

Pump Performance Checklist

Maintaining your pump is essential for cutting costs and boosting profits. Efficient pumps consume less fuel, reduce part replacement costs, and minimize operation time. Pumps operating below peak efficiency due to issues like suction line air leaks, corroded discharge lines, or clogged impellers use excessive energy and endure undue stress, leading to premature failure.

Inefficiency indicators include decreased discharge flow, slower re-priming, excessive noise, frequent clogging, and overheating. Regular checks and maintenance can identify and resolve these issues. Inspecting and maintaining the suction line, impeller, wear plates, seals, bearings, and motor are crucial for optimal performance. Additionally, ensuring air release devices and discharge lines are in good condition prevents friction loss and reduced flow.

Using a comprehensive checklist, such as checking for air leaks, inspecting hose linings, and ensuring proper seal and impeller clearance, helps maintain pump efficiency. Regular maintenance not only enhances pump performance but also significantly impacts profitability, making it a vital investment for any operation.

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