Pump Baseplate Installation And Grouting
Methods used by the author to level and epoxy grout pump baseplates. The methods used are not the only way pumps can be installed, but if followed, will ensure a 100 percent void free grout job. Execution of the leveling and grouting uses known techniques, but with a new twist, and are designed to shorten the pump installation and alignment time by application of a “one pour” grout procedure. The reasons for the use of epoxy grout in place of cheaper cementitious grout will be covered along with special baseplate preparations. Pump baseplate installation and grouting techniques covered are applicable to any turbomachinery baseplate, bed rail, or skid installation.
Monroe, Perry C. (1988). Pump Baseplate Installation And Grouting. Turbomachinery Laboratories, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from