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Water Pump Maintenance Checklist

June 19, 2015

In order for water pumps to run properly they need regular maintenance. Developing a water pump maintenance checklist will not only reduce your expenditure but it will ensure optimum performance. Here are a few tips that can keep your pump running smoothly and lower your expenses for repairs or loss in revenue due to efficiency problems.

Daily Maintenance

There are a few things you should have on your daily maintenance checklist to ensure top performance. First off, always double check to make sure that the speed of the water pump matches the output in horsepower. As well, check for leaks, breakage or deterioration. Daily maintenance can prevent damage and reduce overall costs drastically.

Monthly Maintenance

Your monthly maintenance checklist should be comprised of a few procedures to safeguard against damage or unnecessary expenses. Your monthly checklist should include checking and repairing seals, lubricating bearings according to specifications, confirm that the water pump is mounted securely on the base and adjust the motor couplings for proficient output or transfer.

Annual Maintenance

If you are knowledgeable about water pumps, generally you can perform the daily and monthly maintenance yourself. However, annual maintenance should always be done by a qualified professional for variety of reasons. A technician is trained in the field and has the experience, expertise and proficiency. On an annual basis a technician should inspect the water pump to fine-tune, replace or repair the bearings, drive belt or any other malfunctioning part. In addition, a technician needs to perform a vibration and temperature inspection to make sure that the motor is running in top condition.

Increasing Efficiency

It is important that your pump receive consistent maintenance to prevent unnecessary damage and overhead. Additionally, you can increase the water pumps efficiency by a number of different methods like sustaining the output with a small booster pump, downsizing bigger pumps that are not needed and changing the speed of the pump so it is more proficient.

Special Gear for Water Pumps

Water pumps are always in motion. To detect any unusual changes in the waters movement pattern a vibration analyzer can be used to make sure the pump is running correctly. Fluid pumps also have sound patterns. Since the patterns cannot be heard by the human ear an ultrasound analyzer is used to locate any issue within the pump or pipes.

Signs your Pump is Running Inefficiently

Sometimes there are signs that your water pump is not running efficiently as it should be. You may need to schedule a technician for maintenance or replace your current water pump. Signs that your pump is not working properly include decreased water flow, excessive noise, overheats and it clogs often. If you suspect any problems with your pump it is best to call a technician as soon as possible. Otherwise the small condition can escalate into a big problem. It is always best to maintain your pump for maximum efficiency.

Parker Pumps

29B Ormond Rd., East Geelong VIC 3219

Phone: (03) 5229 7443

Email: sales@parkerpumps.com.au

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