Pumps - June 15, 2018
What is the Number One Cause of Pump Motor Failure and How Can it be Prevented?
According to our electrical team, heat is the number one cause of motor failure. It simply kills them. Temperatures near or above the insulation rating of your motor will cause your motor’s insulation to deteriorate faster, ultimately resulting in premature motor failure. Defining the starting limit for your pump’s electric motors Our team ...
Pumps - May 18, 2018
How Do You Solve Vibration Issues in a Slurry Pump?
Vibration issues with your slurry pump might be obvious: your slurry pump shakes like a wet dog, or subtle: you keep losing bearings or seals prematurely and don’t understand why. In either case vibration can cause a number of problems with your pump that can lead to costly repairs, downtime and shorter mean times between failure. How to Confirm a Slurry Pump ...
Pumps - March 19, 2018
Slurry Pumps: The Ultimate Preventive Maintenance Guide
Are your slurry pumps in good condition?
I travel to customer sites on a weekly basis and I see a full range of good and bad when it comes to pump maintenance. I decided to write a blog on the most common preventive maintenance tips concerning the Hevvy/Toyo line of pumps so it’s available even when I’m not. This list is based off the most common errors that I see on a consistent basis. How ...
Pumps - May 12, 2017
Priming the Pump
Did the POTUS really coin this phrase and what does it mean?
Today the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, put the pump industry into the mainstream by claiming to have coined the phrase “priming the pump”. In doing so he highlighted one of the basic principles of pumping and I thought this was great opportunity for us to talk about pump priming, its origins, its principles and why it’s so ...
Pumps - January 20, 2017
What Are The Best Delayed Coker Maze Pit / Clearwater Pumps?
Gain In-Depth Knowledge About Our Pumps & Industry
The pumping of water packed with coke fines produced by the jet cutting process in a Delayed Coker Unit (DCU) is an aggressive application. Pumps commonly fail or have reduced operating lives for a variety of reasons including: heavy fines loading, challenging suction conditions, high temperatures, and deep set sumps all combine to create a harsh environment that constantly takes pumps ...