P05 - Centrifugal Pump Operation, Maintenance, and Reliability
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Top Voted for Discussion in 2017: MI Inspections of pumps - (casing thickness) UT, on-line, shops; Methods for preventing reverse rotation, detecting reverse rotation; Hot alignment is there benefits, what temperature; Predictive maintenance how is info recorded, also condition based how it is working; What oil are we using for lubrication bearing housings (oil type, replacement frequencies); Motor greasing and use of UT; Pump swapping program - Frequency; Pump monitoring how are we doing this and how do we want to do this, wireless, Craft training precision maintenance : Additional Possible Discussion Topics: Pump maintenance practices pull all pump vs just back pullout assy.; Vertical Canned Pumps (VS6 Pumps); Parallel pumping practices, pump switchover; Practices for Mothballed Pumps; Repair Specs, use, in house repair specs; Lube oil storage and usage; Mechanical seals and bearings issues; Best practices for pump maintenance; Back pullout vs. pulling entire pump: Open bearing housings vs sealed wet sump; Seal plan which was not expected wrong for the application; Preventive/predictive technologies; Off design operation; Mean time between failure (MTBF), other KPIs how do we measure, and how do we use the metrics; How to create pump reliability in an unreliable plant, etc. . .
Kumar, Arun; Donley, Richard; Whaley, Katie; DePaolis, David; Stevenson, Calvin; Pairmore, Paul; Gottlieb, Adam; Putnam, Thomas ([201). P05 - Centrifugal Pump Operation, Maintenance, and Reliability. Turbomachinery Laboratory; Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station; Texas A & M University. Libraries. Available electronically from