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What is pump maintenance?


What is pump maintenance?

Pumps are the cogs in the wheel that keep your facility functioning efficiently, whether they are used for manufacturing processes, HVAC, or water treatment. To keep pumps running properly, a regular maintenance schedule should be implemented and followed.

How do you maintain a water pump?

How Should Water Pumps Be Serviced & Maintained

  1. Check the physical condition of the system to ensure it is secure and undamaged.
  2. Specifically examine the condition of the pump including its impeller, seals, bearings, valves and volute.
  3. Assess the condition of pipework for wear or damage.
  4. Ensure sump and floats are clean.

What does a pump technician do?

What Does a Pump Mechanic Do? A pump mechanic works with the pumps on mechanical equipment like wastewater lift stations, paper making machinery, and water pumps. Pump mechanics inspect, repair, and perform routine maintenance on pumps, which includes inspecting the motor, valve and other parts of the machine.

How often do water pumps need to be serviced?

60,000-100,000 miles
Facts and figures: a working water pump only needs to be replaced after 60,000-100,000 miles, so if you have your car for less than 10 years, you may never have to worry about it.

What is the first thing to do in dismantling a pump?

These are the steps to follow:

  1. Disconnect the electrical wires entering the electric motor cover.
  2. Disconnect the circuit pump.
  3. Remove the screws (1)
  4. Uncouple the pump unit (2) and o-ring (13)
  5. Unscrew the caps (3), making sure you secure the impeller using a soft belt, so as not to damage the paddles.

What are signs of water pump failure?

Five Signs Your Water Pump Is Failing

  • Overheating. A dead or dying water pump cannot circulate coolant through your vehicle’s engine and, as such, the engine will overheat.
  • Coolant Leaks. Coolant leaks from the water pump are common and a clear sign that it’s time to replace the pump.
  • Corroded Water Pump.
  • Whining Noises.

How do you know when you need a new water pump?

Five Signs You Need a New Water Pump

  1. Leaking Coolant. A coolant leak coming from the front and center is probably coming from the water pump.
  2. Rust and Corrosion. Age doesn’t work in the water pump’s favor, either, when it comes to rust and corrosion.
  3. Whining Noises.
  4. Overheating Engine.
  5. Radiator Steam.

Where can I go for pump maintenance training?

Pump maintenance training often takes place in an online setting. Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) provides all the advantages of a live classroom experience through a face-to-face audio and video environment, featuring 100% interaction with an instructor from the comfort of your home or workplace.

Where can I get Real Time pump training?

Experience Flowserve training hands-on at one of our regional Flowserve training centers. Interact with our instructors and equipment from various manufacturers in our lab space. Online classroom instruction is delivered in real time at your facility, without the expense of traveling.

Where do I go to learn pump formula?

With a wide range of training options available, you determine how you want training delivered via one of our regional training centers, locally or at your facility, online, or through a blended learning approach. Experience Flowserve training hands-on at one of our regional Flowserve training centers.

Is there any online training for heat pumps?

Heat Pumps is available in online maintenance training and course manual formats. TPC Training is authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 CEUs for this program. Looking for Live training on HVAC? TPC Training is authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 CEUs for Heat Pumps online training.