TITLE

Total System Approach Key to Pump Reliability

AUTHOR(S)
Evans, Alan
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
WaterWorld;May2007, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p90
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the total system approach to pump operation and maintenance. This approach is based on taking a life cycle cost mentality and focusing on the pumping system as an asset. It considers several areas that contribute to a pump reliability and energy efficiency. Steps that can be taken to improve the pump's reliability and reduce overall life cycle costs are offered.
ACCESSION #
25061882

 

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