In the pumping world, where there are so many pumps to work with and take care of, like dewatering pumps and clear water pumps etc, you need to know the do’s and don’ts of various pumps that you are using. Therefore, in this blog, we tell you all about the few important do’s and don’ts of a different set of pumps. Are you ready? Let’s jump right in:
Do’s and Don’ts of Electric Driven Pumps
- Ensure proper control devices are in place before starting the pump.
- Keep installation & operation manual for Pump, Motor & Control panel handy.
- Make sure that all electrical connections are properly secured, strictly avoid lose connections as it may be risky.
- Ensure that all piping connections are properly secured so as to avoid the leakages in piping system.
- Once supply is given to the pump, confirm that its direction of rotation is correct.
- Do not allow any inexperienced personnel to operate the equipment unless they are being supervised
- Never bypass the safety & health precautions as suggested in supplier installation & operation manual.
- Don’t continue run the pump if you find abnormal sound / vibration in system.
- Don’t continue to run the pump if you observe that pump is drawing abnormal power
- Do not permit the cable to be accessible by unauthorized or untrained personnel.
Do’s and Don’ts Rotary Pumps
- Remember to keep the suction lift to a minimum and support all piping as well as hoses as required.
- Carefully fill the pumps as well as the tanks with water, before starting or even connecting the unit.
- Drain the tanks, pump, as well as all the hoses & piping during freezing weather or during the extended periods of non-usage. Make sure to rotate the pump end while draining in order to remove the maximum amount of water.
- Don’t ever try to lift the pump with suction or discharge hoses still being attached to it.
- Don’t try running the engine at a faster or slower pace than the given recommended operating speed range.
- Do not start or even stop the pump with the transmission in an engaged state or at a high speed.
Do’s and Don’ts Multi Stage Pumps
- Always remember to allow the pump to cool down, before disconnecting any hoses or before draining the given pump.
- Be careful to avoid air traps in the suction as well as the discharge lines. Make sure that the suction line is designed with a slight slope.
- It’s always better to follow the maintenance schedule, as it is specified in the given manual.
- Do not perform any service or any kind of repairs, while the pump end or the engine is running or is still hot.
- Don’t try to operate the unit while the discharge line is obstructed or a discharge valve is closed.
- Don’t disconnect or by-pass any gauges or safety shutdown switches.
Knowing the do’s and don’ts of pumping and following them properly goes a long way. It makes sure that your relationship with pumps like dewatering pumps and clear water pumps etc, is a healthy one. If these do’s and don’ts were valuable to you, and if you want to know more about such tips on pumping, then contact Darling Pumps now. Visit us at https://www.darlingpumps.in or call us at +91 99819 92833.