To prevent them from damages and disrepair, the industrial Kerr pumps should be well maintained regardless of the sector they are used in. These pumps are not cheap, therefore leaving them to the mercy of the natural elements is an absolute waste of money.
Most of the Kerr pumps can last for a considerably long time. And since they are used regularly and constantly, it will not be a surprise to come across some damage. Therefore, it is very important to have repairs and you should expect it to have a number of repairs during its life course. Good news is, you can now protect you investment through regular maintenance schedule.
Pump maintenance entails various procedures, most of which are very simple yet very important and should be conducted before and after usage. Depending on how regular or how much they are used, a full service maintenance will sometimes need to be done. A full maintenance service may sometimes need to be done depending on the regularity or the period the pumps are used for. Depending on how long or how regular the pumps are used, a full maintenance service will sometimes be required.
Inspection, replacement and repairs can be done only by a licensed servicing company because there is no room for any error. Since these pumps are used in places where even an improperly functioning pump can pose a risk, it is very important that this work is done by experts.
Calibration. One of the things on the to-do list is a periodic calibration which will ensure the correct flow rate in accordance to the specifications. Failure to which you will not only affect your work, but can also lead to accidents. Maintaining a track of the changes in the pumps performance ensures proper functioning of the pump.
Check the fluid levels as well as fuel system. As the temperature changes, so does the Kerr pumps driven by engines. The pump is not likely to work in the cold days since the fluid viscosity changes. This also applies to the high temperature. Therefore the required adjustments should be made before powering the pump. Check for cracks, breaks and leaks in the fuel gauge and connections.
Check the fittings. Fittings are things such as bolts, nuts, mounting feet and other hardware without which the pump system will malfunction or cause accidents. Things like Belts, fans, wiring and battery cables also need inspection. Ensure you are properly garbed and dressed before performing any repair tasks. A lot of servicing companies have experts who are armed with proper tools and attire to do inspection without accidents.
Check the discharge and suction hoses. Since most waste material is removed through the hoses ensure you check them after a long time of use. While some hoses needs inspection after 250 hours of use, other only require frequent maintenance.