Centrifugal process pumps (or ANSI pumps) are unique in that they rely on rotors to move fluid from one location to the next. If you have one of these pumps for work operations and want it to work up to its full potential consistently, be sure to perform these maintenance steps.
Have an Experienced Technician Break Down the Pump For Thorough Inspections
You'll need to inspect a centrifugal process pump on a specific interval because then you can make sure key components are in good shape, such as the rotors, bearings, impeller, and casing. A lot of these components will be inside a housing system and because of this, it's a good idea to hire an experienced technician to take this pump apart.
Then you can see exactly what condition these pivotal parts are in and make a note of their condition before having the expert put the pump back together. Getting professional assistance like this will ensure the pump doesn't get damaged when it's broken down and built back up.
Use Software to Monitor Performance
It's good practice to review the performance of a centrifugal process pump on a regular basis because if parameters are off, you'll know before long and then be able to make the proper adjustments before this pump suffers a major breakdown. You just need to use software to better manage performance metrics.
You can store relevant performance details in this software over a period of time, such as temperatures the pump reaches and noise levels it produces when running. Then you can access this data later to see if there are any parameters that warrant a closer inspection and possible adjustment.
Make Part Upgrades When Necessary
After having a centrifugal process pump for a certain number of years, performance may start to dip in several categories. If this is happening because of part degradation and wear, then you should consider completing part upgrades sooner rather than later to restore performance and potentially make it better than before.
These upgrades — as long as they're executed at the right times and by professionals — can help the same centrifugal process pump run well for a long time. You just need to stay on top of part inspections to see which components warrant these upgrades.
If you want to keep your work site's centrifugal process pump performing great for a long time, you need to get the right maintenance plans together and execute them as best you can consistently.
To learn more about ANSI pumps, contact a pump manufacturer in your area.