Identifying pump faults

Posted On Posted on 15th March, 2018 by Dura Pump

How often should a pump fail? This is a question we are commonly asked, and is a simple one to answer…

If a pump fails within a 12-month period, we would consider this serious.

If a pump fails within 2-3 years, we would still deem this unacceptable.

Pumps are built to last and normally fail due to inaccurate specification and installation. If you are experiencing issues regularly and needing to replace or repair a pump, we recommend a full pump troubleshooting and fault-finding investigation to ensure you get to the root cause of the failure. This will save you splashing out on regular costly repairs.

The chances are, the fault is something easy to correct, you just need to know where to look and what to look for… and that’s where our specialist pump consultants come in. By considering the combination of symptoms in each individual case, they can identify the underling cause.

More often than not, it is not the pump that is at fault but what is being pumped and also how this is being pumped. For example, in one of our projects for a busy food manufacturer the submersible pump was not able to process the large volume of waste that was being produced and failed time and time again. They needed this problem resolved fast as their production line was being impacted by major disruptions and downtime. One of our specialist pump consultants carried out an analysis on the failing system and quickly identified the issue, for which we were able to provide a long-term solution. This system now continues to run without failure with trouble and faults removed.

Basic system analyses are carried out free of charge by our pump consultants, so what are you waiting for? Reach out today and we can get you on your way to a trouble-free pump system!

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