Submersible pump are widely used in a variety of applications, from residential to industrial. They are efficient and reliable but can suffer from shaft and bearing locking, which can result in costly repairs or even replacement. In this article, we will explore several ways to prevent submersible pump shaft and bearing from locking.
Submersible pumps should be monitored for vibration and temperature regularly. Abnormal vibration indicates a misaligned or damaged shaft or bearing. High temperatures can indicate overheating, which can lead to premature wear and tear. Monitoring the temperature and vibration regularly can help prevent submersible pump failure and prolong the life of the pump.
The pump’s storage can also affect its performance and longevity. When not in use, submersible pumps should be stored in a clean, dry environment to prevent corrosion and damage. The pump should be cleaned and lubricated before storage. The shaft should be covered to prevent dirt and debris from getting into the pump.
Preventing submersible pump shaft and bearing from locking requires proper maintenance, installation, avoiding dry running, using high-quality parts, monitoring vibration and temperature, and proper storage. By following these guidelines, submersible pumps can operate efficiently and reliably for years, saving users time and money.