Checking pump clearances could save Nebraska farmers a fortune
November 25, 2008
Some research done by the University of Nebraska suggests that 85% of Nebraska farmers who irrigate are wasting energy
through inefficiency and poor pump maintenance. Pump efficiency depends heavily upon the maintenance of a good impeller-to-wearplate clearance -- which, as it happens, is one of the key ease-of-use advantages to the Gorman-Rupp Super T Series and Ultra V Series pumps
. While these pumps aren't often found in irrigation service since they're intended as solids-handling pumps (we offer other pumps
for clean-water service), the same principles of efficiency that apply to irrigation apply to municipal and industrial service, too. And the external shimless adjustment of the Super T and Ultra V pumps is extremely easy to perform -- it can be done in a matter of about three minutes, and without any heavy lifting required. The operator doesn't even have to open the pump. Want to know more? Please feel free to contact us
with your questions.
last revised November 2008