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.
We are often asked by our customers how to wire a TEFC (totally enclosed fan cooled motor) on a March Pump. These motors are one of the common motors used in industrial environments, and require training to maintain the equipment properly. We recommend to our clients that they refer to the March Motor Wiring Diagram. This is a highly organized and thoroughly detailed resource that can guide you through the wiring process. Here is our recommendation for the best use of the diagram: Read More about How to Read the Motor Wiring Diagram from March Pump »
There are multiple ways to select an industrial pump and multiple styles of centrifugal pumps to choose from. The primary selection tool is called a pump curve. Being able to read and understand a pump curve is frankly an essential skill if you’re someone who needs to select a pump for a specific application and you want to ensure that that your pump enjoys a long service life operating at maximal efficiency. Read More about How to Read a Pump Performance Curve »
Owing to their well-earned reputations for consistent performance, sealless magnetic drive pumps are increasingly being employed in chemical process applications. Given their characteristics, magnetic drive pumps have made steady inroads into industries traditionally served by conventional mechanical seal pumps. Both the Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries are increasingly using plastic-lined sealless magnetic drive pumps to pump highly toxic and corrosive substances. And whether it’s a centrifugal pump or a self-priming pump, generally speaking a chemical pump that’s suitable for pumping corrosive liquids is subject to strict standards when in terms of safety, atmospheric leaks and of course, service life. These high requirements are the reasons for the trend towards sealless in particularly, magnetic drive pumps.
March Manufacturing is proud to have come out with a new front housing for the 809, 809-HS, 815, and Beer Pump Families. It is a stainless steel inline housing. It is 304 stainless steel. The inlet is half inch male pipe thread and the outlet is half inch male pipe thread. A pump with this housing can handle a maximum internal pressure of 150PSI. The maximum temperature is 250F (121C), but should an application arise where the temperature will exceed this number, it is possible to modify the pump to handle a greater temperature. The 304 Stainless Steel material is FDA compliant. The stainless steel front housing is preferred over a plastic housing because it significantly reduces the chance of cross threading (damaging the threads) when connecting the pump to stainless steel pipe. Read More about March Pump’s New Stainless Steel Front Housing »
So what exactly are sealless pumps? What are the specific feature and performance characteristics that substantively differentiate a sealless mag drive pump from a good old fashioned mechanical seal pump? For those of you who don’t already know the answers to those two questions, we’ve decided to devote this latest March blog post to explaining the ins and outs of a mag drive pumps advanced fluid handling technology as it were.
There are times when two dimensional drawings are not enough, and March Manufacturing understands that. Accordingly, March Manufacturing has finished drawing two of its centrifugal magnetic drive pumps in 3D. These pumps are the LC-3CP-MD and the 320-CP-MD. These 3D drawings are available in DWG, IPT, and STEP Format. March will continue to draw more of its models in 3D in time, but if you have a specific model you are interested in getting a 3D drawing of, please email Otto Zimmermann at email@example.com
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