To prevent them from damages and disrepair, the industrial Kerr pumps should be well maintained regardless of the sector they are used in. These pumps are not cheap, therefore leaving them to the mercy of the natural elements is an absolute waste of money.
Most of the Kerr pumps can last for a considerably long time. But since they are subject to constant use it is not surprising to see damages occur. It is therefore very necessary to get repairs done and you have to expect it to get several repairs done during its life course. Good news is, you can now protect you investment through regular maintenance schedule.
Kerr pump maintenance involves several procedures, many of which are simple but very important which needs to be conducted before using and after using. Depending on how regular or how much they are used, a full service maintenance will sometimes need to be done. A full maintenance service may sometimes need to be done depending on the regularity or the period the pumps are used for. Depending on how long or how regular the pumps are used, a full maintenance service will sometimes be required.
Inspection, replacement and repairs can be done only by a licensed servicing company because there is no room for any error. This work should be left entirely to experts since the pumps are sometimes used in areas where even an improperly functioning pump may pose a risk.
Calibration. One of the things on the to-do list is a periodic calibration which will ensure the correct flow rate in accordance to the specifications. Failure to which you will not only affect your work, but can also lead to accidents. Keeping a track of all the changes in the performance of the pump helps to ensure the proper functioning of the pump.
Check the fluid levels as well as fuel system. The Kerr pumps that are engine driven can change as the temperature changes. Therefore, they are not likely to function during the cold days since the fuels viscosity will change. This also applies to the high temperature. Therefore, before powering up the pump, necessary adjustments needs to be made. Checkout the fuel gauge and connections for cracks, breaks and leaks.
Check the fittings. The fittings include bolts, nuts, mounting feet as well as relevant hardware without which a pump system can malfunction or even cause accidents. You should also inspect the Belts, fans, wiring and battery cables. Make sure you have the correct attire before attempting to do any repairs. Most servicing companies have personnel armed with the best work-gear, and therefore, inspections can be done without any trouble.
Check the discharge and suction hoses. Since all waste is removed through the hoses, checking them out after a long time of use is important. Some hoses needs to be inspected after every 250 hours of usage while others require a frequent maintenance.