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Predictive and Preventive Maintenance December 17, 2013

Self-priming centrifugal pumps: What you need to know

Most maintenance and operations personnel who work with centrifugal pumps have been warned repeatedly that starting a pump dry can scorch and permanently damage the seals or packing, and that pumping won’t begin if the suction liquid is below the pump’s suction lift. Then they encounter a “self-priming” pump and begin to question all those warnings.

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