If you work in the far North, you are no stranger to tough, remote conditions – and neither is your equipment. However, harsh winters can be especially hard on slurry systems, particularly if you have not properly winterized your pumps.
With so much moisture present during operation, slurry pumps become notably vulnerable to damage in cold weather. Frozen water in your pump system can lead to crippling issues ranging from improper functioning and premature parts failure all the way to more costly damage caused by freeze-and-thaw issues or thermal shock.
The good news is – with a little preparation and careful operation – your system can be winterized without trouble. Here are five steps to help you maintain your system in extreme cold conditions:
These tips should help you keep your slurry system in working order through the winter and beyond. For those seeking to upgrade their system or purchase new pumps for their line, it is also important to keep in mind that pumps and slurry systems can be designed with harsh environments – and severe temperature fluctuations – in mind.
For more tips on the care and operation of GIW slurry pumps, visit www.KSB.com.