Pumps’ life cycles

It is important to frequently monitor the operation of pumping systems; however, the initial manufacturing of a pump, as well as its installation, are as important, explains South African pumps industry body the South African Pump Manufacturers’ Association (Sapma).

The association points out that one of the key factors in obtaining a reliable pumps installation is the foundation. A properly and well-installed machine can provide years of free-trouble operation, whereas an insufficient job can create costly maintenance and lead to unnecessary repairs. Sapma, federated to the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa, provides training courses in pumps that are designed to benefit the industry and increase the standard of pumps manufactured in South Africa.

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