How to Specify a Pump

Specifying a pump for an industrial application, such as wastewater treatment, oil refining, or steel manufacturing, is a tricky task – and a critical one.

Incorrect sizing can cause pumps to overheat, the motor to trip, or flat-out fail. Diagnosing the problem and purchasing and installing a correctly sized replacement is a costly endeavor. Specifying the correct pump from the start of a project is critical to ensure operations run smoothly, worker safety is maximized, timelines are adhered to, maintenance hours are kept low and expensive down time, both at the outset and in the future, is minimized. See the Hydraulic Institute’s Guide to Life Cycle Costs for pumping systems.

Slurry pumps, in particular, work in extremely harsh environments. They are often hazardous to replace. So choosing the right pump can be more than a profit issue; it can be a safety issue.

We know pumps like the backs of our hands. In addition to being the makers of the GPM-Eliminator™ – the world’s toughest slurry pump – we also represent fine manufacturers like Sundyne, Flowserve, Tsurumi and Vogelsang, and offer unmatched service and repair.

Click here to see our expert advice on the most  important factors in specifying a pump and the most  common (and expensive) errors to avoid.