By Kurtis DeShaw, PE

Do you have a pump station with a pump due for replacement? Several factors go into this decision when it’s time to replace your pump and what you will replace it with. There are some common triggers for pump replacement and some items to watch out for when selecting your new pump. While there are many factors to consider with an upgrade, some common reasons for upgrading pumps we hear most frequently are:

  • Increasing operations and maintenance costs.
  • The pump performance has diminished.
  • The pumping requirements on the pressure zone have changed over time.
  • The pump has exceeded its life cycle.
  • The pump has excess vibration or is leaking.