Why should I maintain my pump system?

All pump systems consist of mechanical devices which require maintenance periodically. The frequency of maintenance depends on the demands and loads of a system, and how critical its application. Regular maintenance to a pump system is critical for longevity and
reliability.

Problem:
1. A sewage pump system
Sewage pump system failures can be caused by increasing amounts of blockages within the pumps and valves, which trigger unreliability (meaning the pump could fail without any prior warning) and result in sewage flooding. The call-outs are often expensive and require tankering.

2. Cold water booster sets
An unmaintained system will result in inconsistent water pressure and ultimately cause failure of your water supply. Typically on a cold
water system, it will be the non-return valve or pressure vessel which fails, causing damage to the pipework and creating an erratic water pressure. A block of flats with no water soon becomes an emergency.

All pumps require periodic inspection to ensure that issues are discovered before they become critical, and we recommend servicing equipment every 12 months or in line with the manufacturers’ minimum recommendations. There is a danger of wasting a huge amount of power if pumps are running incorrectly.

 


 

 

Solution:
A well-maintained pump system is far less likely to give you unexpected issues. It will give you peace of mind even when the system is under maximum load, and will still remain stable, rather than fail at the most inconvenient time. When we service a system, we assess it and find out how it can be made more reliable.

1. A sewage pump system
We remove and clean the existing pump, and check the bearing, impeller and its general state. We also ensure the non-return and gate valves are pumping correctly, and the pipework and guard rails aren’t compromised in any way. Our engineers carry out full electrical and level control system checks, as well as ensuring the safety and security of the installation. There may be water ingress in the system, but we can detect this at an early stage and recommend a replacement pump or repair the existing pump before it fails.

2. Cold water booster sets
Maintenance of a cold water booster set will ensure the reliability of the pumps, and a more consistent water pressure throughout. Our engineers check pressure vessel(s), pumps for failure of mechanical seals, motor bearings and all isolation and non-return valves to make sure that you have a fresh, clean water supply delivered consistently.

Regular maintenance acts as a type of insurance against failure.
A broken three-inch pipe could mean that water comes out of it at almost 1,000litres/minute. Similarly, a broken non-return valve could result in water freely circulating around the system, and large amounts of wasted power. It also has the potential of heating up the water, causing serious issues like legionella.

It’s important that all pumps are inspected regularly and that particular attention is given to motors, bearings and mechanical seals.

 

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Mission
Our mission is: To create flow the way you need it

Vision
We are driven by our vision, where we see: A world where pump reliability is paramount.

We see ourselves: Satisfying the pump user through effective and efficient fluid management

 

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