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WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

FLOWSERVE in collaboration with our authorized South African agent, LIQUID MOVERS welcome you to join the Pump Challenger Day developed by Flowserve Educational Service scheduled for 5 March 2019 in Johannesburg. This course will begin at 09:00 and conclude at 16:30 – DOWNLOAD YOUR COURSE AGENDA HERE: Pump Challenger Day

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand pump curves and generate a pump curve from data collected at the pump.
  • Be able to identify various pump types and components
  • Select the right pumps for your specific application.
  • Determine problems associated with pump operation and identify possible solutions.
  • Recognize Affinity Laws and how to apply them correctly.
  • Gain insight on hydraulic loads.
  • Have overall knowledge on centrifugal pumps: The components, construction and operation

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is intended for individuals in the following fields/job titles:

  • Plant Managers
  • Plant Foremen
  • Application Engineers
  • Plant Engineers
  • Rotating Equipment Engineers
  • Reliability Specialists

Other experienced personnel requiring knowledge of the design and operation of centrifugal pumps will find this course helpful.

Pre-requisites: It recommended that participants have a technician background, bachelor’s or associate’s degree and somehow pumping application background; Pump and mechanical seal pre basics knowledge will help but will not be pre-requisites.

THIS COMPLIMENTARY COURSE INCLUDES:

  • The Flowserve Educational Service instructor training of one day. 
  • Training material & resources.
  • Lunch and refreshments during training.
  • Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

 

RESERVE YOUR SEAT – COMPLETE & RETURN FORM: Pump Challenger Day

For more info contact: Therisha Maharaj on +27 11 708 0600 or email: marketing@liquidmovers.co.za

 

Pump Maintenance in 7 Easy Steps

When things are running smoothly it’s easy to overlook common maintenance chores and rationalize that it’s not worth the time to regularly inspect and replace parts. But nothing could be farther from the truth.

The reality is that most facilities have several pumps performing a variety of functions that are integral to the successful operation of the plant.If a pump malfunctions it can be the cause of an entire plant shut down.

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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.

  1. DETERMINE MAINTENANCE FREQUENCY
    Consult the original manufacturer’s guidelines. Consider the timing to schedule your maintenance. Will lines or pumps have to be disabled? Select a time when the system is down and use common sense when deciding the time and frequency.
  2. OBSERVATION IS KEY
    Get to know your system and make a point to observe your pump while it is still running. Make note of leaks, unusual sounds or vibrations and unusual odors.
  3. SAFETY FIRST
    Make sure machines are properly shut-down before performing your maintenance and/or systems check. Proper isolation is important not only for electrical systems, but for hydraulic systems as well.
  4. MECHANICAL INSPECTION
  • Check that mounting points are secure
  • Inspect the mechanical seal and packing
  • Inspect the pump flanges for leaks
  • Inspect the couplings
  • Inspect and clean filter

5. LUBRICATION
Lubricate the motor and pump bearing per manufacturer’s guidelines. Be sure not to over lubricate. More bearing damage occurs as a result of over greasing than under greasing. If the bearing has a vent cap, remove the cap and run the pump for 30 minutes before reinstalling cap. This will allow excess grease to work its way out of the bearing.

a water pump
6. ELECTRICAL/MOTOR INSPECTION
  1. Check that all terminations are tight
  2. Inspect motor vents and windings for dust/dirt build-up and clean according to manufacturer’s guidelines
  3. Inspect starter/contractor for arcing, overheating, etc.
  4. Use a megohmmeter on the windings to check for insulation failure

7.  REPLACE DAMAGED SEALS AND HOSES
If any hoses, seals, or O-rings show wear or damage, replace immediately. Using a temporary rubber assembly lubricant will ensure a tight fit and prevent leaks or slips.

Liquid Movers aims to minimize your downtime by offering an off-site maintenance and repair facility. Our highly qualified technicians are equipped to repair and upgrade all your industrial equipment efficiently and reliably which improves your overall performance.

Book your pump repair or service today:

E: Hein@liquidmovers.co.za

T: +27 11 708 0600

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