Signs It Is Time To Replace Your Liquid Ring Pump
Posted in Uncategorised, on October 13, 2022 By Admin
Among the various vacuum pumps available in the market, liquid ring pumps are one of the most efficient and versatile. Featuring an offset rotor within a cylindrical housing, it uses fluid to create a vacuum in the center, in which inlet gas is drawn in, compressed, and sent out through the outlet. As effective as they are, these pumps require maintenance, or else they will be put out of commission. In this blog, 4 telltale signs of a malfunctioning liquid ring pump will be examined.
4 indicators of a faulty liquid ring pump.
Most vacuum pumps create a lot of noise. However, if the noise levels have increased drastically, then it could be due to underlying causes such as accumulation of debris, loose bearings, or failure of the entire system. In the case of the latter, it’s prudent to get a replacement.
Excess vacuum or sub-optimal vacuum are also telltale signs of a pump about to break down. However, it could also be due to less serious reasons such as malfunctioning inlet lines or vacuum seals. In either case, a fluctuation in the vacuum warrants a thorough inspection.
Although more horsepower generally has positive connotations, in this context, it can have negative ramifications. Check if the motor itself is too powerful for the system, and if that’s the case, then it should be promptly replaced.
Due to its movement, a liquid ring pump will naturally produce certain noise and vibration. However, this is on a consistent basis, as long as the pump is in operation. In case the vibrations are too erratic, then it might point out the impending failure of the entire system. It’s best to get it inspected and replaced before it’s too late.
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