Impeller Designs

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I recently received an e-mail asking to explain what the terms “open” or “closed” referred to when discussing impellers in a slurry pump. So here it is. Although there are numerous styles/designs offered by pump manufacturers, most slurry pump offerings boil down to a variation of one of two basic designs, with a third design, slightly less common, that is … Read More

Checking The Condition Of A Submersible Pump Motor

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Whether it be a submersible pump you already own or a used pump you are looking to buy, it is important to know the condition of the electric motor. A few quick checks can save you a bunch of time and or money. The most common problem in a submersible pump motor is water ingress. Whether it be entry though … Read More

Industrial pump valve

To Check or not to Check?

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I often receive questions as to whether a check valve in a pumping system is a good or a bad thing.  Auto closing check valves are often an integral part of a successful pumping system; however, they can also be the root of many system failures. The question then becomes “when is it appropriate to incorporate check valves in a … Read More

Slurry Pumps: The Ultimate Preventive Maintenance Guide

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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 … Read More

What is the Number One Cause of Pump Motor Failure and How Can it be Prevented?

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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 is often asked one important question: How … Read More

How Do You Solve Vibration Issues in a Slurry Pump?

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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 … Read More

How To Prime Your Industrial Slurry Pump?

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Let’s get into priming your industrial 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 … Read More

What Are The Best Delayed Coker Maze Pit / Clearwater Pumps?

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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 … Read More