How to Tell It’s Time for a Pump Tune-Up

Cole-Parmer® Analog Control Metering PumpCole-Parmer® Analog Control Metering Pump

When do you know it’s time for a pump tune-up? Do you hear a suspicious noise coming from your pump? Perhaps its performance is fading and you’re not quite sure what it causing it. If you notice any of the following, it may be time for pump maintenance:

  • Very little to no flow passing through
  • Abnormal fluctuation in pressure/flow rates within the system
  • Motor/pump head makes excessive noise
  • Motor/pump head is hotter than normal
  • Motor intermittently kicks out on overload
  • Abnormal wear with evidence of powder, dust, or shavings
  • Leaking fluid Rather than waiting for issues to develop, engage in predictive maintenance. Schedule time to take your pump offline and have it rebuilt based on the average time it should last under your specified operating conditions.

Regular pump maintenance will keep it performing optimally and prevent unplanned shutdowns. Typically, it will save you money by extending the service life of the equipment you already own. Also, maintenance documentation can help you meet ISO and quality guidelines.

Rather than waiting for issues to develop, engage in predictive maintenance. Schedule time to take your pump off line and have it rebuilt based on the average time it should last under your specified operating conditions.

Questions about pump maintenance? CAll our product support specialists at 1-800-323-4340.

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