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Alright. From my experience an asset (e.g. pump) can last from very short to many years. Factors that influence the life expectancy of said pump are: fit for purpose pump design, right pump materials, pumped medium properties, flow conditions (avoid cavitation!), operating point, seal type and barrier fluid, and last not least correct installation (allignment, solid foundation). Of equal importance are the ongoing inspections and checks that all instruments are calibrated correctly.

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On 7/20/2018 at 1:18 PM, Eric Keetman said:

Alright. From my experience an asset (e.g. pump) can last from very short to many years. Factors that influence the life expectancy of said pump are: fit for purpose pump design, right pump materials, pumped medium properties, flow conditions (avoid cavitation!), operating point, seal type and barrier fluid, and last not least correct installation (allignment, solid foundation). Of equal importance are the ongoing inspections and checks that all instruments are calibrated correctly.

I agree with Eric, in general, a good design/project, procurement, installation, maintenance and asset operation practices can reduce the level of corrective maintenance that is needed, and increase the asset reliability and availability, as well as the overall life expectancy, ultimately delivering additional value at lower cost.

 

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Check the OEM pump curve, ,  adjust RPM / impeller diameter to attain BEP - PEP ( Best Efficiency Point / Peak Efficiency Point ) Peak of curve, , 

reducing pipe diameter is a 'worst case option', ,  expect higher current and damage to pump, , ,

otherwise, putting lipstick on a pig, ,  well, its still a pig, , ,

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10 minutes ago, Thixo said:

Check the OEM pump curve, ,  adjust RPM / impeller diameter to attain PEP of curve, , 

reducing pipe diameter is a 'worst case option', ,  expect higher current and damage to pump, , ,

otherwise, putting lipstick on a pig, ,  well, its still a pig, , ,

Thanks for the information

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