March 2016

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Reliability: Avoid pump shaft failures

We welcome and thrive on questions from reliability engineers and try to answer some as best we can.

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

We welcome and thrive on questions from reliability engineers and try to answer some as best we can. Inquiries do not only inform us of the state of knowledge and the issues confronting industry; our answers often require research, and our selections are appreciated by other readers. We were asked to provide some direction relating to a reader’s research on potential causes of catastrophic pump shaft and impeller failure. “In the course of my work as a pump and vibration specialist,” the reader said, “I have encountered a number of such failures. One root cause of these failures that has been suggested is a failed check valve, which allows the pump to freewheel in reverse due to backflow. H

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