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3 Important Maintenance Steps for High Pressure Pumps

by Sherri Robinson

High-pressure pumps are used for a lot of important purposes in many different sectors. If you rely on one for your operations, it's important to maintain it properly to avoid expensive and frequent repairs. If you need a high-pressure pump for your worksite, you should adhere to the following maintenance steps. 

Check Connections Regularly

Some of the more important components on your high-pressure pump to check regularly are the connections. You need to inspect them from top to bottom to make sure they're tight and free of any structural damage.

If during your inspection, you notice problems with these connections, have them looked at by a professional. Failing to do so will result in poor performance for your high-pressure pumps. You could even create safety hazards on your worksite. Get in the habit of checking these connections on a monthly basis.

Clean Inlet Filters

For your high-pressure pump to work great for as long as possible, the inlet filter needs to be clean. It's responsible for preventing things like debris and dirt from getting into your pump's system and wearing down parts prematurely.

Cleaning these inlet filters shouldn't prove to be too difficult, either. All you need to do is take the filter out of its housing unit and give it a pat-down. Or, you can spray it gently with water. However, if the filter isn't reusable, then you'll simply have to throw it away and find a suitable replacement. 

Have Pump Inspected Annually

Even if nothing seems wrong with the high-pressure pump, it's still a good idea to have it inspected annually. Then, if there was a major problem you might have overlooked, it will be spotted by the inspector and you can take care of it right then and there before more expensive complications arise.

Just make sure you hire an inspector that is highly knowledgeable with the type of high-pressure pump set up on your work site. They'll then be better at assessing integral components and performance. Once they're done with their inspection, they'll leave you with a concise report that lets you know about the pump's exact condition.

If your worksite relies on a high-pressure pump, then it's up to you to keep it in great condition. This doesn't have to be as difficult as it seems. You just need to know what components to pay attention to and get help from professionals at the appropriate intervals.