A Guide to Slurry Pump’s Preventive Maintenance
Are your slurry pumps in top condition? I visit customer sites weekly and see all sides of pump maintenance. So that I could continue to provide information on preventive maintenance tips for slurry pumps, I decided to create a blog. This is a list of the most common mistakes I see on an ongoing basis.
HOW TO MAINTAIN SLURRY PUMPS PERFECTLY?
STEP 1: CHECK THE BELT
Check the tension of your slurry pumps if they are belt-driven. Too tight belts can cause damage to the motor bearing of the light series. Once that bearing fails, the thrust bearing in the pump will fail. Too loose belts can cause slippage and poor performance, which can lead to damage to the sheaves. You need to also check if any part of the pump needs repair. If there is any then you can check for replacement pumps parts and service through https://www.schurcoslurry.com/parts-service/.
STEP 2: CHECK THE OIL
Check your oil lubrication pump regularly to ensure that no water or products are present in the oil. The life expectancy of any pump will be increased if the seal is in good condition. Water is bad because it can cause bearing or motor failure. Natural leakage can cause oil to become milky.
Your pump may already have key features that help detect water in the oil. The moisture sensor is one such feature. It will trip if there is too much water in the oil. The presence of water in oil is an indicator that the sealing has been compromised.
STEP 3: CHECK YOUR IMPELLER CLEARANCE
You can achieve the best performance by checking your impeller clearance every now and again. For proper clearance, refer to your manual. Check for wear in the impeller or other wetted parts when checking clearance. Wearing wet parts can increase clearance, causing performance loss. Wear can result from the abrasiveness or running the pump off its designed curve.