Benefits of Routine Maintenance to Reduce Pump Failure
Just like almost everything you own, the pumps in your building will need periodic maintenance if you want them to work properly for a long time. While the importance of having regular maintenance performed on your car may seem straightforward and obvious, pumps tend to be hidden within walls and underneath floors, meaning that many building owners may simply forget that they exist and therefore do not remember to have them regularly maintained. Having your pumps maintained on a regular basis can end up saving you thousands of dollars in repairs and replacement should your pumps break down and stop working correctly.
There are four aspects to consider when performing maintenance on your pumps; addressing each aspect will have beneficial effects on the life and performance of pumps on your property.
- Pro-Active Prevention Maintenance: Pro-active prevention pump maintenance entails maintenance that not only inspects the main components of your pump system but also utilizes advanced installation and repair techniques that can help prevent future problems from occurring. However, prevention maintenance on this level is typically very time-consuming and requires that anyone working on the pumps have immense and detailed knowledge about pump systems.
- Condition-Based/Predictive Maintenance: Condition-based/predictive maintenance means that maintenance is only performed when certain equipment has worn down to a predetermined level, requiring their repair or replacement. Certain pump components, such as those that excessively vibrate or those that operate at extreme temperatures, are often most commonly subjected to this type of maintenance.
- Time-Based/Preventive Maintenance: Time-based/preventative maintenance refers to pump maintenance that occurs in periodic, predetermined intervals. Usually pump components that do not have to work continuously require this type of maintenance to keep functioning effectively.
- Breakdown/Run-to-Failure Maintenance: Breakdown/run-to-failure maintenance is likely the type of maintenance that comes to people’s minds when they think about pump maintenance. A great deal of homeowners neglect to perform maintenance on their pump systems, only calling pump or plumbing professionals once their pumping system breaks down or completely fails. Waiting to fix a pump system until it has broken down can actually end up costing more money in the long run than periodically maintaining your pumping system.
The purpose of pump maintenance is to make sure that pumps:
- Are running as efficient as possible
- Reduces down time
- Reduces equipment costs by extending the life of the equipment
- Ensures that your pumps are not being neglected
Often, it is hard to accurately determine the source of pump failure. It is necessary to test the whole pump system before repairing or replacing failing parts. Picture it this way: unless you find the direct source of your pumping woes, the problems you are facing will continue.
We offer customized Planned Maintenance Programs in Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties to suit your specific needs.
For more information visit: http://www.pumpman.com/planned-maintenance.htm
Sewage Pump Systems
PumpMan is the company to call for Repair and or maintenance of pump systems, for 35 years they have been serving Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino areas. When it comes to sewage pumps, storm water pumps, booster pumps, AC pumps, irrigation pumps, water feature pumps, commercial pool pumps and others we are the one’s to call.
Let’s talk about Sewage pumps today!
Sewage pumps are used when you are unable to make gravity grade from plumbing fixtures to the city sewer main. The pump system usually consists of one or two submersible pumps that are located in a sump or vault, usually below ground. The sewage flows into the sump until it reaches a certain level; at that point a float switch activates the pumps to lift the sewage up to the gravity main sewer.
There are usually four float switches, the lower float is the off float, the next float up is the lead float, this float will bring on one pump and then alternate to the second pump every other time so they get equal run time and equal wear, you never want a pump to sit idle for long periods as it can corrode and lock up another words fail. This is why it is important to have a control panel that has the capability of alternating from the number one pump to the number two pump. In the case one of the pumps fail, the water level may rise up to the third float switch which will try to run both pumps, this is called the lag float switch.
The forth float up is the alarm float so in the case that both pumps fail the alarm will ring and warn of a potential flood situation. If the Sewer Ejector Pump System fails then it can result in very heavy damages by flooding the wastewater and sewage in your basements and crawlspaces. Flushing items such as mop fibers, diapers, feminine napkins, paper towels, papers, and other non-biodegradable materials will greatly affect the process of pumping. This may cause leaks, clogging and other sewage troubles.
Many homes that are below curb level have pump systems and most all commercial buildings that have subterranean parking or basements have sewage pump systems and or storm water pump systems. It is very important to have a Planned Maintenance Program to insure that the pump systems work when needed; most systems are forgotten about until they totally fail causing even more expense and frustration. PumpMan services over 1000 pumps in the Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino areas. PumpMan provides Planned Maintenance Programs to bring peace of mind that your pump system will perform when it is needed. PumpMan is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We are always there for our residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers.
History of Memorial Day
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women’s groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, “Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping” by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication “To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead” (Source: Duke University’s Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920). While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day. It is more likely that it had many separate beginnings; each of those towns and every planned or spontaneous gathering of people to honor the war dead in the 1860′s tapped into the general human need to honor our dead, each contributed honorably to the growing movement that culminated in Gen Logan giving his official proclamation in 1868. It is not important who was the very first, what is important is that Memorial Day was established. Memorial Day is not about division. It is about reconciliation; it is about coming together to honor those who gave their all.
Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May (passed by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971 to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays), though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19 in Texas, April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10 in South Carolina; and June 3 (Jefferson Davis’ birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee.
Many people observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3 pm local time. Another tradition is to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff from dawn until noon local time. Volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries.
For many Americans, the central event is attending one of the thousands of parades held on Memorial Day in large and small cities all over the country. Most of these feature marching bands and an overall military theme with the National Guard and other servicemen participating along with veterans and military vehicles from various wars.
One of the longest-standing traditions is the running of the Indianapolis 500, an auto race which has been held in conjunction with Memorial Day since 1911. It runs on the Sunday preceding the Memorial Day holiday. The Coca-Cola 600 stock car race has been held later the same day since 1961. The Memorial Tournament golf event has been held on or close to the Memorial Day weekend since 1976.
Because Memorial Day is generally associated with the start of the summer season, it is common tradition to inaugurate the outdoor cooking season on Memorial Day with a barbecue.
AMT Submersible Shredder Pump
1 – 5760- 1HP / 115V 60Hz Single Phase/ FLA13.5 / 33′ Max Head / 1″ Dia. Max Solids / 2″ Discharge / 18′ cord with plug.
1 – 5763 – 2HP / 230V 60Hz Single Phase/ FLA 12 / 43′ Max Head / 1.1″ Dia. Max Solids / 3″ Discharge / 32′ cord
2 – 5766 – 3HP / 230V 60Hz Single Phase/ FLA 8.5 / 59′ Max Head / 1.1″ Dia. Max Solids / 4″ Discharge / 32′ cord
2 – 5767 – 5HP / 230V 60Hz Single Phase/ FLA 14 / 88′ Max Head / 1.2″ Dia Max Solids / 4″ Discharge / 32′ cord
These pumps are new overstock.
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Ask For Bruce ext. 216
AMT Shredder Pump
Here is a list of some of the pumps we repair. For More info call us at 877-PumpMan
Air-Operated Double Diaphragm Pumps
Allis Chalmers Pumps
ANSIMAG Non-metallic Pumps
Axial Flow Pumps
Byron Jackson® Pumps
Canned Motor Pumps
Centrifugal Pumps with Cutting Devices
Channel Impeller Pumps/ Torque Flow Pumps
Chemical Process Pumps
Close-Coupled Pumps (In-line Pumps)
DC Powered Pumps
Diaphragm Piston Pumps
Double Acting Diaphragm Pumps
Double Diaphragm Pumps
Double Suction/Axially Split Pumps
Durco® Process Pumps
Elliott Steam Turbines
Engine Driven Pumps
Fairbanks Morse Pumps
Finish Thompson Pumps
Fluid Transfer Pumps
Glandless Canned Pumps
High pressure Diaphragm Pumps
IDP Ingersoll Dresser Pumps
Ingersoll Rand® Pumps
Irrigation and Drainage Pumps
Johnson Jet Pumps
Liquid handling industrial Pumps
Milton Roy Pumps
Multiflow Centrifugal Pumps
Multistage Centrifugal Pumps
Multistage Submersible Pumps
Peerless Pioneer Pumps
Piston Pumps and Plunger Pumps
Positive Displacement Pumps
Progressing Cavity Pumps
Pump Parts & Accessories
Radial Flow Centrifugal Pumps
Rotary Vane Vacuum Pumps
Self Priming Pumps
Self-priming Centrifugal Pumps
Sewage Water Pumps
Side channel Pumps
Single Stage Submersible Pumps
Standard Self-Priming Pumps
Steam Turbine Pumps
Two Stage Pumps
Vaughan Chopper Pumps
Vertical Turbine Pumps
Warman Wastewater Pumps
Water Treatment Pumps
Worthington Simpson® Pumps
2011 ICWA Vendors Fair
Thank you to everyone who attended the ICWA Vendors Fair at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana California. We would also to congratulate Mike from General Pump who when the raffle for the NASCAR Side by Side Ride Along. Mike had an exciting 2nd lap, coming out of turn two the number “3″ car he was riding had blow out going 174 MPH. According to Mike “The blow out and the spins weren’t that bad, but after the smoke cleared I saw all the other cars on the track coming at us, that was kinda scary.”
And very special THANK YOU to the Inland Counties Water Association for hosting such a fantastic event! We look forward to seeing you through the year and at the 2012 ICWA Vendors Fair.
Mike from General Pump
Winner of the PumpMan /PumpSource USA NASCAR ride along
PumpSource USA joins with ABBA Parts for Southern California – Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties Distribution
PumpSource USA is pleased to announce its new relationship with ABBA Parts. PumpSource USA provides a full line of pumps, motors, parts, controls and accessories.
The addition of ABBA Parts to our line up will now all us to provide high quality replacement parts & assemblies to fit all major brands of centrifugal pumps used in municipal water & wastewater applications.
ABBA manufactures replacement parts, retrofit rotating assemblies and complete replacement pumps for virtually all Fairbanks Morse and Allis Chalmers municipal pump installations. ABBA also manufactures replacement parts and assemblies to fit most other popular brands used in municipal water and wastewater applications. We can supply individual replacement parts, complete replacement pumps and drop-in rotating assemblies, including conversions to dry-pit submersible.
Below are the pump makes ABBA make parts for:
Below are a list of components that ABBA manufactures.
||And All Accessory Components,
Rotating Assemblies &
Complete Replacement Pumps
For more information on ABBA Genuine Quality Parts contact PumpSource USA at:
Baldor and WEG Motors announce price increase.
Today we were informed by two of our electric pump motor companies that they would be increasing the cost of their motors.
As of May 15, 2011 Baldor will be implementing an average of 6.6% price increase on all motor products, a 3% increase on
all drive and motor control products. Cost increases are due to raw material costs and transportation.
As of June 1, 2011 WEG Motors will be increasing the price on all motors and generator products by 6.7%. Cost increases
are due to cost of raw materials and energy prices effecting the cost to produce and transport electric motor products.
Both companies are working diligently to to keep costs down, their goal as well as ours, is to provide you highest quality
product for the best value.
Fraction Conversion Chart – Fractional Inches to Decimal Equivalents
Just in case you ever need it!
Considering speed, efficiency and safety on a jobsite, look at grooved piping systems.
For those HVAC systems using alternative joining methods there exists the opportunity to save time and potentially increase profits by using
grooved mechanical systems whenever possible.