At Triangle Pump Components, we take pride not only in manufacturing the highest quality pumps for a diverse range of industries, but also in being the go-to resource for all of your pump questions. To help you begin troubleshooting an issue, here are some of the common questions customers ask us about getting to the root cause.
If a pump has low head pressure, a lot of times it’s because it isn’t running a valve that matches the head pressure, which will cause a lot of problems. If the valve is undersized it might not be capable of allowing a high enough flow rate. If the valve is oversized the system will be very sensitive. A “small” change for the oversized valve would create a relatively large change for the system.
Common cases of low NPIPA include:
The main drivers of pump overloads include:
Stuffing box leakage primarily stems from the wrong size packaging or worn out parts including:
The three leading causes of stud failure are:
Common causes of noisy valves include:
Common causes of inlet or discharge line vibration include:
Noisy operation can include both liquid and mechanical knocking, though the latter is much rarer on new installations. Causes of excessive noise include:
In addition to normal wear over time, packing failure is caused by:
In addition to normal wear over time, valve failure is caused by:
Common causes of plunger failure include:
Cavitation often results from:
Leaks at the cylinder head or valve cover are caused by:
Oil leaks from the crankcase are caused by:
The power end can overheat as a result of: