The “Reliability of Pumping Equipment” guide from the Hydraulic Institute, Parsippany, N.J., provides information on topics such as expected reliability levels, monitoring approaches and methods of improvement. Information is also included on how to identify satisfactory operation for different pump types, classes of service and importance. Maintenance and reliability professionals looking to benchmark and improve reliability and cost of ownership will benefit from the information contained in this guide.
The guide provides an overview of initial equipment selection relative to the product life expectation as well as installation recommendations that will improve system reliability. It also classifies methods of quantifying reliability using computer maintenance management systems and identifies how to improve the reliability of bad-actor systems. It identifies how to achieve optimal life of pumping equipment when it is correctly designed, sized, and selected for a given application and operated and maintained as specified. It also categorizes solutions for analyzing, improving, and replacing existing equipment as well as defining the importance of lifecycle cost analysis for new equipment.