Stainless steel has long been a durable, reliable building material for magnetic drive pumps. Our pumps feature special “316” stainless steel, a type of steel with superior corrosion resistance. If you are exploring options for your next pump, stainless steel-made pumps could be your best option.
Polypropylene, or PP, is a thermoplastic polymer that pump manufacturers use on a variety of products. The polymer is known for its unique combination of lightweight construction, high strength against deformation and high chemical resistance. The material is also a cost-friendly alternative to metallic elements. If you are in the market for a new magnetic drive pump, here are the main reasons why you should consider installing polypropylene-made mag drive pumps. Read More about Advantages of Choosing a Polypropylene Pump »
When looking for magnetic drive pumps, your needs will vary. Certain materials are better for certain industries, and price point is always a consideration. In the last few months, we’ve given you the background on the variety of materials we use in our magnetic drive pump production: Polypropylene, Ryton, Kynar, and Stainless Steel 316. But how do these materials stack up against each other? Read More about Steels vs. Plastics: Which Mag Pump Is Right For You? »
A bushing in the impeller of a magnetic drive pump may suffer damage over time. This damage is likely the result of three possible problems.
The first is the pump was run dry, causing the bushing to overheat and expand. We have written about the risks involved in dry running a pump. Read More about How to Replace Bushings & Bearings for Mag Drive Pumps »
Affinity laws in mag drive operation are used to “express the relationship between variables involved in pump or fan performance such as head, flow rate,” etc. These laws help mag drive pump operators to more closely predict the head discharge when delivered at different speeds or from different sized impellers. Read More about How to Use Affinity Laws in Mag Drive Pump Operations »
One of the keys to consistent pump performance is discovering when your pump is operating at peak efficiency.
The best way to determine this is by identifying your pump’s BEP, or Best Efficiency Point. The BEP is a measure that shows where the pump is performing most effectively and is least likely to fail. A pump should operate at or near the best efficiency point. This should be provided by your pump manufacturer (our efficiency curves are listed on our website). Read More about How to Locate the Best Efficiency Point »
When selecting the appropriate motor for your industrial needs, it is of utmost important that the motor you choose suits the environment and working conditions of your facility. The motor you select must protect your assets and staff from explosion or intrusion into the body. It must also be able to perform its duties consistently and efficiently, while still fitting within your budget. Read More about How to Locate a Pump Motor IP Rating & Explosion Proof Rating »
A pump manual is essential reading for any industrial pump system operator. However, these manuals are thorough and complicated, so let us show you how to interpret the information listed and use it to optimize your industrial pump’s performance. We will be using our 8 Series Centrifugal Magnetic Drive Pumps as an example. Read More about How To Read a Pump Manual »
Valves on a pump control the flow of liquid through a pump. These help to regulate pressure within a pump and prevent against possible breakage. Any pump should have two valves attached; one at the inlet, or suction, and the other at the outlet, or discharge area. Read More about Where to Put a Valve on the Pump »
Priming industrial pumps is essential to using your pump for its intended applications and to maintain the equipment. Priming is the process of removing air from the pump and suction line to permit atmospheric pressure and flooding pressure to cause liquid to flow into the pump. Without priming, pumps will cease to function and break down.