Many people are not really aware how to install or what to do when sanitary pump arrives on the site. As a matter of fact, in order to get best out of any sanitary pump, you need to know few things about piping practices, so that you can maximize the pump service life and get better return of your investment.

Following are few things that must be kept in mind when you install sanitary pump and handle different sanitary replacements parts.

  • Piping in Straight lengths

You must get 4 to 6 tubes similar to the diameter of inlet tubing in the sanitary pump. Moreover, they must be joined continuously in straight lengths, so that laminar flow is obtained within the inlet.

If the piping’s are not in straight length then it can result in choppy and turbulent flow of fluid. This may increase the air entrapment in the product and also there is a risk of pump cavitation, which can really influence the efficiency of the pump.

  • Necessary support to piping

When the pipe line is full with liquid then it carries a great amount of weight. For example, a pipe with diameter of 3” with 10 feet length carries the liquid then the total amount of water that it will carry is 4 gallon. The weight along with water can be 33 pounds, which is significant.

Therefore it is necessary that the length of piping throughout must be provided with necessary supports. Otherwise this high weight level may cause misalignment of the motor and the shafts attached to pump. If there is deflection in the shaft then there can be failure of pump and even the seal can get damaged.

  • Slope

Keeping proper slope in the piping is also necessary so that during the cleaning process the fluids inside the pipe line can be drained out. This also prevents creation of any air pocket.

  • Strainers and traps

These can not only help in keeping the product well protected but it also helps in protecting the pump too. Strainer and traps can prevent damage of pump due to foreign matters.

  • Pressure gauges

There must be gauges provided in both inlet and discharge side, so it can help the trouble shooters to identify any problems in the pumps.

  • Valves

Valves are used for the safety of the system and the pipeline can be emptied in case of emergency.