Friday, May 2, 2008

Pump and Well Corrosion and Importance of Routine Maintenance

The above photo was taken of a pump that had been in a city well for about 12 years. The pump was actually running up until the week prior to failure. The city was very lucky this pump did not break in half in the well and leave part of the pump wedged in the well. This type of problem is unfortunately routine, but can be prevented by a maintenance program. Depending on use and environment when a pump is first installed in a well a set of parameters needs to be set up, monitored, and reviewed on a regular basis.

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