Protect Your Investment: How To Safeguard Your New ANSI Pump

Posted on: 18 May 2022

If you've invested in a new ANSI pump, you want to take steps to protect your investment. One way to do that is to provide proper maintenance for your pump. In addition to the scheduled maintenance your service technician will provide, there are also steps that you'll need to take. The following steps include routine inspections that you can conduct for yourself. Read the instructions provided below. Following these steps will help to extend the life of your new pump. 

Watch Lubricant Levels

ANSI pumps work best when they're properly lubricated. Without proper lubrication, the bearings can overheat, which can lead to a catastrophic malfunction. That's why it's important for you to monitor the lubricant levels. To ensure proper lubrication, monitor the levels on a regular basis. When the levels get low, replace the lubricant as quickly as possible. 

Clean Pump Housing

Your ANSI pump will perform more efficiently when it's clean. This is especially true where pump housing is concerned. Dirt, oil, and debris can build up on the pump housing. When that happens, your ANSI can malfunction, which can lead to costly downtime. One way to reduce the downtime and to extend the life of your new pump is by cleaning the pump housing on a regular basis. Pay close attention to the bearings, and the motor. 

Check for Leaks

When it comes to safeguarding your new pump, you want to watch for signs of leaks, especially around the gaskets and seals. Leaks can cause serious problems for your pump, especially where essential fluids are concerned. To protect the integrity of your new pump, you should repair leaks as quickly as possible. 

Monitor Vibrations

Now that you have a new ANSI pump, you want to monitor for vibrations. In most cases, your new pump shouldn't vibrate, especially under normal operations. Excessive vibration can cause the bearings to come loose in the housing. If that happens, your pump can experience a catastrophic breakdown. If you notice that your pump is vibrating excessively, call for repairs right away. 

Listen for Sounds

If you want to extend the life of your new pump, be sure to listen for unusual sounds. You might not know this, but changes in sounds can indicate problems with your new pump. This is especially true where grinding sounds are concerned. If your new pump develops grinding sounds, you need to schedule an inspection as soon as possible.