TUESDAY TIP: Good Piping Support

Good piping support is important to proper pump operation. The pump flanges should not be supporting the strain of the pipe. The weight of water is over eight pounds per gallon (about 3.8 kilograms for the same volume). Many systems have thousands of gallons of liquid in them when operating, weighing literally tons!

The strain on the pump can be immense, if the pipe is not properly supported—it can set up strange resonances in the system and torque on the pump shaft.

You’ll operate better, with less maintenance and repair, if you properly support your pipes!

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