The industrial Kerr pumps, regardless of the sector they are used in, needs to be well maintained to prevent them from disrepair. It is a waste of money to simply leave these pumps to the mercy of the natural elements since they cost a large amount of money.
A lot of the pumps are made to last for longer periods. But since they are subject to constant use it is not surprising to see damages occur. 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 are able to protect your investment by a 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. This work should be left entirely to experts since the pumps are sometimes used in areas where even an improperly functioning pump may pose a risk.
Calibration. A periodic calibration ensuring the flow rate is as per the specification is one of the things that should be on your maintenance to do list. Without this, your work can be adversely affected or even lead to accidents. Keeping track of every change in the pumps performance also helps in ensuring the pump works properly.
Check the fluid levels as well as fuel system. The Kerr pumps that are engine driven can change as the temperature changes. Therefore, they are not likely to function during the cold days since the fuels viscosity will change. This also applies to the high temperature. Therefore the required adjustments should be made before powering the pump. Checkout the fuel gauge and connections for cracks, breaks and leaks.
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. Several pump servicing companies have personnel who are well equipped with proper work- gear to do the work without accidents.
Check out discharge and suction hoses. Since most waste material is removed through the hoses ensure you check them after a long time of use. Some hoses needs to be inspected after every 250 hours of usage while others require a frequent maintenance.