Professional vacuum pumps service allows you to maintain their efficiency and technical parameters, and also extends their service life and minimizes energy consumption. Basic service activities are usually described in the technical and operational documentation. Among the service activities, we distinguish daily and periodic ones.
Daily and periodic service activities
The operating condition of the pumps, oil level and color, noise level, etc. should be checked daily. Due to the high frequency of the above activities, they should be performed by the user.
Periodic service activities include, among others, cleaning or possibly replacing filters and separators, cleaning heat exchangers and fans, or lubricating bearings of pumps and motors. In the case of sealed / oil-lubricated vacuum pumps and dry pumps equipped with an oil chamber with a synchronization gear, periodic service activities also include oil change. On the other hand, in the case of oil-free vacuum pumps with graphite vanes, their height should be checked periodically. When the height of the blades approaches the minimum, they must be replaced.
Diagnostic methods of vacuum pumps
Among the diagnostic methods of vacuum pumps, we most often distinguish various types of measurements. The most popular of them are vibration measurements of shafts, bearings and other rotating elements, and noise level measurements. And also pressure and / or flow rate or power consumption and flow.
Devices and instruments for pump diagnostics
To perform the above-mentioned measurements, we use devices such as flow, pressure, vibration, power consumption and noise level meters. Signs of a possible pump problem may be lack of flow and/or pressure, excessive noise, leaks or leaks in the equipment or system. One of the most common problems diagnosed in pumps in industrial plants is damage to pump components as a result of cavitation or dry running.
Professional vacuum pumps service
Regular and professional vacuum pumps service performed by an authorized representative using original spare parts and oil allows you to avoid or minimize the risk of the above events. The cost of such a service together with the purchase of consumables is low compared to the cost of removing component failures. Users who wait too long to carry out the service must take into account even the possibility of damaging the device and the need to buy a new pump.