Dry running can lead to dangerously unstable pressure, flow, or overheating which may cause the pump to seize or break. A new technology can help avoid these disastrous consequences - reducing downtime and operating costs while improving performance.
Pump cavitation and dry run related failures cost companies millions of dollars annually, including replacement costs for damaged equipment and lost sales due to poor performance. With an improving economy and anticipated fuel production increase, sales of fluid-handling pumps are forecast to rise 5.5% annually to $84 billion in 2018. Given this proliferation, the historical pattern suggests that costs associated with repairs or replacements also will increase dramatically.