Extending operating life and optimising pump performance are among the important benefits behind the introduction of a ‘Health Check Package’, a new initiative from solids pumping and mixing specialists P&M Pumps. The company is offering pre-scheduled site visits incorporating the health check package for existing Vaughan chopper pump users in the UK.

Pump operators will acknowledge the importance of conducting routine maintenance but in reality some pumps are operating 24/7 for several years without any checking or maintenance. The attached pictures illustrate a before (above left) and after (below left) example. The first picture shows a pump which was extracted and checked having being operated for approximately five years with operators commenting that it’s performance was ‘becoming unacceptable’. The second picture shows a similar pump, having been correctly maintained over the same period.

The P&M Pumps Health Check Package is designed to help operators achieve ongoing optimum pumping performance with the emphasis on a pro-active, preventative policy, as opposed to a reactive approach.