Learn about additional issues that should be considered when installing a centrifugal pump supplied from a trailer.

The following additional issues should be considered when installing a centrifugal pump that is supplied from a trailer:
  • Minimize the length of the flex lines, as the trailer's flexible transfer hose adds even further to the overall piping length connected to the suction fitting. The longer the piping length, the greater the chance for heat leak and cavitation problems.
  • Make sure the trailer transfer hose is supported in the middle of its length to prevent the hose weight from applying unnecessary stress on the suction fitting.
  • Use a "witch's hat" strainer in the suction line. Be sure that the open surface area of the strainer is 1.5 times the diameter of the suction piping. A differential pressure gauge should be used across the suction strainer.


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