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March, 2021 | In this issue...
Keeping the elements at bay!

Moving liquids with high concentrations of sand, or other abrasive particles, can be very wearing, especially on your pumps.
If you need to handle corrosive or abrasive media, let us know, as we may well have the answer that suits your purse and your purpose.

Seize the day and get in touch!
Grill Phil!

Phil, in your last article you said we waste 50% of the electricity used to run pumps. Is that really true? YES!
Obviously, it may not be exactly 50%, and this is an average figure arrived at by collecting data from many sources. Some pump installations are far worse than 50% and some better.

The problem starts at the design stage of a new system.

In calculating the size of a new pump an estimate is made about the losses in the system through pipe friction etc.

To ensure that the pump is not undersized an allowance will be made. Say 10%.
Whoever selects the pump will quite likely also over estimate.

Then there is the question of whether or not the correct style of pump is selected for the application.

If the pump is run at a fixed speed there is little chance of matching the unit to the demand.

If it is belt driven (some still are!) then there’s another 2-5% loss from new.

It is quite feasible that even a brand-new pump is over-rated by 30% and consequently running at a very inefficient point.

Add in wear and poor or little maintenance over time and you can easily see how much wasted energy there is.

There is a quick example below to give you an idea of what this waste is costing you.
Example. Take a 10kw pump. Run it for 10years at 10hrs per day.

And let’s say 1 kilowatt hour costs 10 (pence, cents, use your own rate)
10kw x 10hrs x 365 days x 10 years x 0.1 (pound, dollar) = 36,500 (£ or $).

Plus, all maintenance. If 50% of this is waste what is happening across all of your pumps?

IF your pumps are, old, wrongly applied (wrong pump for the job), inefficient (most are), worn (old ones are), incorrectly controlled (fixed speed against a varying load?), too big (most are), not matched to your system (most are not) the figures above just get worse and worse.

Quite literally your unloved pumps are costing the earth.

If you want to do your bit for our planet and your electric bill, let me know.

#planetearth #efficientpumps #electricitycosts #isolutions
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Constructive feedback also allows me to address individual instances where you may have been disappointed with our service which, of course, I want to resolve. 

As well as following up on individual pieces of feedback, equally important to me are your suggestions for where to focus our efforts.

I am always delighted when an individual or team does well, so do please keep letting me know if someone in my team has truly made a difference to your day.

It’s really easy to send me your feedback and comments. Just click on the link below…

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Thank you!
Any old iron?
Do you need to replace an old pump?
Are you worried that you won’t be able to find a pump suitable to replace your obsolete model?
Never fear as we have an extensive archive dating back to the 1960’s that allows us to identify many outdated units and offer like-for-like new ones.
Contact us today and give us a go!
Spare parts are really boring...

Asked to write about spare parts I wondered whether there was ever a subject more boring!
However, when your factory shuts, your ship stops sailing, your office is freezing cold (or boiling hot in the summer) for want of pump spare parts they become a lot more interesting.
Therefore, if you need some spares, or want a spare seal or bearing on the shelf, just-in-case, do let us know before it gets critical.
If it becomes an emergency and you do suffer a breakdown, we have all kinds of options regarding supplying spares, repairing a unit for you, or even getting on site to fit a new pump for you.
Get your pumps health checked today!

Unlock the potential of your pump(s) and get them health-checked today!

When leaks occur, this generally means a failure of a component which could lead to the entire system failing, resulting in a costly repair…

Things that leak:

•     Mechanical seals
•     Valve Stems
•     Pipe joints
•     Perished flexible joints
•     Case gaskets
•     Corroded pumps or pipes

In short, anywhere a liquid can escape it will!

Any kind of leak from your system will only get worse until you get it fixed!

Leaks are costly in terms of loss of product, allowing ingress of contaminants and possible escape of dangerous or corrosive fluids.

Leaks can occur from the outset even during construction or initial manufacture or assembly of fluid systems.

Book your health check today.

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