3 Inspection Tips
For Submersible Pumps
When you install a submersible pump, you hope that it will last for several years without heavy maintenance costs. However, factors such as rugged operational conditions can take a toll. Preventative maintenance will help extend the life of a submersible pump, while contributing to smooth operation at optimal levels and less costly repairs. Here's three key inspection tips to help you extend the life of your submersible pump:
1. Monitoring through alarms
One of the most important things to monitor on a submersible pump is the mechanical seal chamber. We advise installing a seal failure sensor in the control circuit. This works with the seal minder probe to detect the amount of moisture in the mechanical seal chamber and sound an alarm if too much moisture enters the chamber. With this early warning system, you can schedule timely inspection and maintenance of the pump. If the alarm goes off, a sample of the oil in the seal chamber should be taken to determine the amount of water in the seal chamber. If the fluid is discoloured or has an elevated level of contaminants, the mechanical seal should be replaced.
2. Pressure and flow checks
3. Visual inspection
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