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Maximizing the Service Life of your Pumping System

By superadmin on July 17, 2019 in Blog

A pumping system is an investment, and naturally you expect to enjoy many years of reliable service with a minimum of downtime. When you opt for a Truflo pumping system, this is exactly what we deliver. From experience we can tell you that the vast majority of pump failures are due to human error – usually selecting the wrong pump.
This is a critical error, as it means you will need to throw more money at maintaining an inefficient system which is likely to break down again sooner or later. Whether you find yourself second-guessing your choice of pumping system OR are looking to make the right decision the first time around, Truflo are here to help. In this blog post, we will highlight the best ways to maximise pump service life and get the most out of your investment

Consequences of Incorrect Pump Selection
Commercial pumping systems require careful design and installation, as every application will be different. Whilst it is true that all pumps are designed to carry liquids from place to place, you must take care to select one which both fits your budget and is appropriate for the type of liquid you have on site. Select the wrong one, and you may experience the following:
• Leaks – some liquids contain abrasive materials which will reduce service life and may cause serious leaks. Not only is this a safety risk, it is also a hassle as your system will be out of action when you need it most.
• Maintenance Issues – maintaining a pumping system is not difficult, but if you select the wrong one it can feel like throwing money down the drain as you will be fixing issues only for them to reappear a few months down the track. It is not uncommon to experience premature valve and impeller failures as a result of selecting the wrong type of pump. Selecting the right pump for the application will reduce maintenance requirements and be much more cost effective to run.
• Poor Efficiency – the typical sign of an inappropriate pump is one that pumps liquid at a much slower rate than would normally be expected, this leads to higher energy costs and slower workflows.

How do I Maximise Service Life of my Pump?
Put simply, it all comes down to smart pump design and specification. As a leading supplier of commercial pumping systems, you are in safe hands when you partner with Truflo. We take great care to ensure you get a pump which is:
• Specified According to Your Needs – we take the time to learn everything we can about your application, including the type of liquid (e.g. water, slurry, corrosive/abrasive substances) you will be pumping. We then ensure that the pump you choose is made from a material designed to withstand this scenario, drastically reducing your risk of failure and leaks.
• Careful Evaluation of Best Efficiency Point (BEP)– we want our customers to have great experiences with our products, which is why we reduce your risk of cavitation whilst maximizing pump efficiency through calculation of the BEP.
• Built to Endure – are you planning on pumping many different types of materials and hoping to use the same pumping system? Don’t bet on it, as major environmental changes can cause serious damage if the pump isn’t up to the task. Instead, you should fill us in on your current and future goals, and we’ll try to find a solution that will meet your needs long term without breaking the bank.

Truflo – Your Partners in Pumping Success
Investing in a quality pumping system will help to maximise site efficiency, but it’s important to make the right choice if you want to avoid unnecessary downtime and expensive repairs. Truflo are your partners in pumping success, and we’ll match you up with the right pump for the job.
Please contact us today with any questions you may have, we look forward to assisting you.